Thursday, January 31, 2013

Portland Police Investigate Flash Mob Theft at Lloyd Center Macy's

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATE FLASH MOB THEFT AT LLOYD CENTER MACY'S
Posted: January 31st, 2013 9:57 PM

This evening, Thursday January 31, 2013, at 7:15 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a "flash mob" theft at the Lloyd Center Macy's.

Officers arrived and spoke with loss prevention officers (LPO's) who told police that 5-6 African American male and female teens entered the Macy's store and grabbed several pairs of jeans then ran out into the main mall. The group then exited the mall through Sears at the East end of the mall.

A silver SUV with Texas plates was seen picking up the group and was last seen headed westbound on Broadway.

LPO's estimate that 8-13 pairs of Levi's jeans were stolen, estimated to be a loss of nearly $1,000.

Surveillance images will be released when they become available.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact Detective Chris Brace at (503) 823-4104 or Chris.Brace@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Hood River Fire & EMS - THU 9:20pm

Hood River Fire & EMS: Fire crews are on scene of a mobile home fire at 18th and Cascade, behind Big Gym. Updates as they come.

UPDATE - fire is knocked down from the exterior. Crews are working on full extinguishment. No injuries reported. Home was not occupied. UPDATE

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Let the Buyer Beware; Milwaukie Police Recover Stolen Laptop that was Twice Bought and Sold on Craigslist.

News Release from: Milwaukie Police Dept.
LET THE BUYER BEWARE; MILWAUKIE POLICE RECOVER STOLEN LAPTOP THAT WAS TWICE BOUGHT AND SOLD ON CRAIGSLIST.
Posted: January 31st, 2013 9:07 PM

Let the Buyer Beware: Milwaukie Police Recover Stolen Laptop that was Twice Bought and Sold On Craigslist.

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(The original owner of the stolen property is willing to be interviewed by media. His name is: Alexander Stanisel. Address: 14107 SE Fircrest Ct., Portland, Oregon. Phone # 503-621-2848.)

(The Milwaukie Police Officer who investigated the incident and recovered the stolen computer is willing to talk with media. He is Officer Brian Smith, Milwaukie Police Department. He works swing-shift 2:00 p.m. to midnight, Thursday through Sunday. 503-786-7500 for dispatch.)

Although this incident occurred at the end of December, the suspect who last sold the stolen computer has recently been identified. The results of the investigation will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for Grand Jury consideration.

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The Milwaukie Police Department wants viewers of classified ad websites to closely examine any potential purchase for indications the item might be stolen property. Thieves know that using Craigslist or other classified ad sites is a fast and efficient way to unload stolen property.

Case in point, Chloe Simmons contacted Portland Police last month to report her laptop computer had been stolen. Chloe unfortunately didn't know the computer's serial number. However, she was able to send a message to her stolen laptop. Whoever tried to use it would receive a message indicating the computer was stolen.

Abram Underwood purchased a $400 laptop from Craigslist last month. As soon as he connected the computer to wireless Internet he received Chloe's message.

Chloe Simmons, accompanied by a Milwaukie Police Officer, met with Abram Underwood. Chloe demonstrated that she could access the laptop, and showed everyone the files on the hard-drive belonged to her. The story might have ended there - however, a police check of the laptop's serial number told an entirely different story.

As it turns out, Chloe Simmons had also purchased the laptop on Craigslist about a year ago. Unwittingly, both Chloe Simmons and Abram Underwood had each bought the same stolen computer.

The original owner of the laptop, Alexander Stanisel, reported his MacBook stolen in January of 2012. Stanisel still had the computer's original container, with the serial number affixed to the box. He had reported the theft to Portland Police, and the serial number of the stolen computer was listed in a national law enforcement database. Due to Stanisel's diligence in knowing the serial number and reporting the theft to police, his wayward computer was successfully returned.

To mitigate incidents of theft police recommend:

* DO keep a list of property serial numbers, maintain a file of purchase receipts
* DON'T leave property unattended in vehicles
* Report thefts promptly
* Scrutinize any potential purchase from a classified ad website
1. If the price is too good to be true, beware
2. If seller provides sketchy information, beware
3. If seller is in a rush to sell, beware
4. Ask for and document seller's picture I.D. If he refuses to provide it, don't make the purchase
5. Note the license plate number of the seller's vehicle

Even though an article was purchased in good-faith, if it is later determined to be stolen, the buyer loses not only the money, but the stolen property will be seized by police and returned to the valid owner. ###########

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Hood River Fire & EMS - THU 8:41pm

Hood River Fire & EMS: Fire crews are on scene of a mobile home fire at 18th and Cascade, behind Big Gym. Updates as they come.

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Yamhill County Sheriff's Office responds to Sheridan High School gun threat

News Release from: Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
YAMHILL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPONDS TO SHERIDAN HIGH SCHOOL GUN THREAT
Posted: January 31st, 2013 4:54 PM

On January 31, 2013 at around 3:10 pm, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office received a call of an adult male carrying a shotgun last seen walking towards the gymnasium of the Sheridan High School. Sheriff's Deputies, along with Oregon State Police, quickly arrived on scene and began searching the High School property for the male subject. School was not in session at the time, as it was parent-teacher conferences; however they still went into lock-down. The gymnasium, occupied by High School sports, was evacuated and parents along with school staff were moved into the cafeteria. Sheriff's Deputies searched the entire School grounds and did a walk-through of the school and did not locate the male subject.

While the search was taking place, the witness, a juvenile male, was interviewed further about the details of what they saw. They described an older male wearing a brown jacket and wearing blue jeans carrying a single shot shot-gun. During the search of the exterior of the school, Deputies did locate an older male matching that description; however he did not possess a shot-gun and had not walked through the area. They also learned that the information was about 30 minutes old when 9-1-1 received the call.

Sheriff Jack Crabtree stated, "Both the Sheridan School District staff as well as my Deputy's responded quickly and efficiently to search the area for the subject. Although school was not in session, this was an excellent time to test our critical response plan with the Sheridan School District. "

At this time the Sheriff's Office cannot confirm there was an actual threat and has searched the school and surrounding areas. Sheriff's Deputies will remain in the area until they can follow-up and corroborate the witness statement. At this time the Sheriff's Office does not believe there is any danger to local citizens. Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 503-434-6500.

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Members of the media seeking further information on this incident can contact Captain Tim Svenson, 503-474-7440 or 503-470-0031 cell.

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Male falls from 3 mile lane bridge

News Release from: McMinnville Police Dept.
MALE FALLS FROM 3 MILE LANE BRIDGE
Posted: January 31st, 2013 4:39 PM

On 1/31/13 at 2:55 pm a McMinnville Officer Ryan Fricke was dispatched to the 3 Mile Lane Bridge concerning a male who was sitting on the west side of the bridge with his feet hanging into the southbound lane of travel. Officer Fricke made initial contact with the subject, later identified as Zachary Hollenback, 17, of McMinnville. As Officer Fricke returned to his vehicle Mr. Hollenback turned towards the bridge guardrail; at this time it's unclear whether he jumped or fell over the guardrail landing 40 to 50 feet on the ground below. McMinnville EMS was dispatched to the scene and attended to Mr. Hollenback who was eventually transported by Life Flight to Emanuel Hospital in Portland with non life threatening injuries. Anyone with information concerning this incident is urged to contact Officer Ryan Fricke at 503-434-7307 or ryan.fricke@ci.mcminnville.or.us

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Cowlitz County Sheriffs Office arrests Fraud suspect.

News Release from: Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
COWLITZ COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE ARRESTS FRAUD SUSPECT.
Posted: January 31st, 2013 4:05 PM
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1-31-2013

On 1-30-2013 Cowlitz County Sheriff's Detectives arrested a suspect in the recent passing of fraudulent checks. Shane R. Tautfest 25-yoa was arrested at his Vancouver home by Detectives and were assisted by Officers of the Clark County Sheriff's Office, State Department of Corrections, and the U.S Marshals Service. Tautfest had an outstanding Cowlitz County Superior Court Warrant for Forgery stemming from a Longview Police case in November 2012. Detectives added new charges of Forgery and Identity Theft. Detectives will be referring charges to the Clark County Prosecutors Office for charges on Tautfest in regard to fraudulent ID and checks found on his person at the time of arrest.

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office received numerous tips after the release of suspect photos on 1-24-2013 and appreciate the cooperation of the public. The information led to the arrest of Tautfest and to identifying the other 2 suspects. The female suspect was contacted at Tautfest's residence and later released. The other male suspect has pending Identity Theft Charges in Clark County. It is anticipated that Felony charges will be filed on the other 2 suspects in the near future in Cowlitz County.

Sgt. Brad Thurman


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Previous release of 1-24-2013

Cases 12-16618/12-17022

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is investigating multiple cases in which County residents have had their checking accounts fraudulently accessed through computer generated checks. The checks have been passed locally since late November at the Woodland and Longview Wal-Marts, both Longview Safeways, Longview Radio Shack and the Kelso Sears. The checks have also been passed in the Vancouver and Portland areas. The Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify 3 suspects that have been captured in surveillance photos. They are described as follows:

The first suspect is male appears to have blonde or light brown hair, mid 20's, medium build, approx. 5'6" to 5'10" he is seen wearing a black hat with the lettering "DALLAS" across the front. The bill has the gold sticker attached. He is wearing a dark, oversized sweatshirt with a Nike swoosh logo. He is also wearing distinctive teal or green shoes. On another occasion he is wearing a white "Hart Huntington" hooded sweatshirt.

The second suspect is a white female, medium build with shoulder length brown hair mid 20's approx. 5'4". She is seen wearing a black sweatshirt with capital lettering "LIVE PINK" on the left sleeve and a large, heart shaped logo on the front of the sweatshirt. The suspects were associated with a red or maroon SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer.

The third suspect is male is taller [6'0" +] and husky with brown hair and facial growth mid to late 20's.[in back on the Radio shack photo]

Photos attached.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Rob Stumph at [360) 577-3092. Callers wishing anonymity should call Crime Stoppers at [360) 577-1206.

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Portland Police Seek Public's Help Locating a Stolen Pomeranian named "G-Diddy"

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP LOCATING A STOLEN POMERANIAN NAMED "G-DIDDY"
Posted: January 31st, 2013 3:48 PM
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On January 31, 2013, detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team arrested 22-year-old Jeray Jessie in connection with a residential burglary at his ex-girlfriend's house near Southwest 17th Avenue and Taylors Ferry Road.

On January 26, the victim reported that her ex-boyfriend broke into her house overnight and had stolen several items of personal property as well as her male Pomeranian dog named "G-Diddy."

Officers learned that the suspect, Jeray Jessie, had earlier arrived at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Jessie is a known gang member and was not cooperative with detectives investigating the shooting.

The victim reported to officers that one of the ground floor windows had been tampered with and appeared to be where Jessie gained entry.

Detective from the Gang Enforcement Team responded to begin an investigation, resulting in today's arrest.

Jessie was charged with Burglary in the First Degree and three counts of Theft in the First Degree.

Anyone with information on the burglary, shooting or the location of "G-Diddy" the Pomeranian should contact Detective Brad Clifton at (503) 823-2087 or Brad.Clifton@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Weekend PIO Coverage for the Marion County Sheriff's Office

News Release from: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
WEEKEND PIO COVERAGE FOR THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Posted: January 31st, 2013 3:25 PM

PIO Don Thomson is going to be out of the Office until February 5th.

Lt. Tad Larson will handle the PIO duty on Friday and Saturday (February 1st and 2nd). He can be reached at 503.932.3133 or Tlarson@co.marion.or.us .

Lt. Gerry Adcock will handle the PIO duty on Sunday and Monday (February 3rd & 4th). He can be reached at 503.932.0147 or Gadcock@co.marion.or.us

PIO Thomson will return to the Office on Tuesday morning (February 5th).

Have a safe Super Bowl Weekend !

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* UPDATE * Defendant Pleads Guilty * - Lyons Man Arrested for Aggravated Animal Abuse

News Release from: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
* UPDATE * DEFENDANT PLEADS GUILTY * - LYONS MAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ANIMAL ABUSE
Posted: January 31st, 2013 3:16 PM
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Correction: Parrish appeared on Wednesday, January 30th.

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01/31/13:

Kevin Dean Parrish appeared in court on Wednesday, January 30th. He was represented by Attorney Nancy Cook. Mr. Parrish entered a plea of guilty to one count of Aggravated Animal Abuse 1 (a class C felony) and one count of Animal Abuse 1 (a misdemeanor). The plea was accepted by Judge Aubrey Broyles.

Judge Broyles sentenced Parrish to 60-months of probation on the Aggravated Animal Abuse 1 charge and 30 days in jail on the Misdemeanor Animal Abuse 1 charge. He is due to be released from the jail on February 16th, having been credited for the time he's served in jail since his arrest.

The judge also placed restrictions on him owning or having contact with animals during his probationary period.

We have no new information on the dog's condition.

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5:20pm:

Booking photo of suspect, Kevin Parrish added to this release.

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Late this afternoon, Marion County Deputies rescued a 9-pound Chihuahua-Pincher dog that had been subjected to cruelty and abuse at the hands of his temporary caretaker.

The father of the abuser first called Deputies Derek Ramseyer and Tom Barber on Friday afternoon. They learned that on Friday , Dr. Keri Sanders, Veterinarian at the Arc Animal Care in Mill City had treated "Kudo", a 6-year old dog. "Kudo" was given care for multiple injuries and burns following an incident at the dog's home in Lyons.

Their investigation revealed that "Kudo" had been left in the care of Kevin Dean Parrish, 20, of Lyons. The dog belongs to Parrish's grandmother who was out of state. Parrish and his brother live at the house with their grandmother on North Fork Road.

Parrish admitted to deputies that he had "anger issues" and that he'd lost his temper while dealing with the dog. He said on Friday, he was preparing lunch at his grandmother's house. He had pre-heated the oven to cook some enchiladas, but momentarily stopped fixing lunch to check on the dog. As he reached into the dog's kennel, it tried to "nip" him. Parrish said he lost control, grabbed the dog and started punching it in the head with his fist. He also admitted trying to strangle the dog.

Parrish said he then remembered that he'd pre-heated the oven to 350 degrees to cook his lunch. Because he was still mad at the dog, he decided to put the dog in the oven. Parrish said he was prepared to leave him there, but he suddenly heard his brother coming into the house.

As Parrish removed the dog from the oven his brother confronted him. The brother and father then took the dog to the Veterinarian for treatment.

Deputies learned that the dog suffered from cuts and bruises to his head, his body hair was singed, and 3 of his legs badly burned from contact with the oven rack. The dog had difficulty standing because of its injuries.

Today, the 5-11, 192-pound man was arrested and booked at the Marion County Jail on one count of Aggravated Abuse 1 (a class C felony). His bail is set at $10,000 and he will appear in court on Tuesday at 3:00pm. Parrish has no prior criminal record.

"Kudo" will remain in the care of Parrish's father and will continue treatment at the Vet clinic. The father of Parrish provided a photo of "Kudo". It is attached to this release. It was taken prior to the abuse incident.

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* UPDATE * Defendant Pleads Guilty * - Lyons Man Arrested for Aggravated Animal Abuse

News Release from: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
* UPDATE * DEFENDANT PLEADS GUILTY * - LYONS MAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ANIMAL ABUSE
Posted: January 31st, 2013 3:08 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-01/1294/61038/Kudo.jpg
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01/31/13:

Kevin Dean Parrish appeared in court on Thursday, January 30th. He was represented by Attorney Nancy Cook. Mr. Parrish entered a plea of guilty to one count of Aggravated Animal Abuse 1 (a class C felony) and one count of Animal Abuse 1 (a misdemeanor). The plea was accepted by Judge Aubrey Broyles.

Judge Broyles sentenced Parrish to 60-months of probation on the Aggravated Animal Abuse 1 charge and 30 days in jail on the Misdemeanor Animal Abuse 1 charge. He is due to be released from the jail on February 16th, having been credited for the time he's served in jail since his arrest.

The judge also placed restrictions on him owning or having contact with animals during his probationary period.

We have no new information on the dog's condition.

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5:20pm:

Booking photo of suspect, Kevin Parrish added to this release.

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Late this afternoon, Marion County Deputies rescued a 9-pound Chihuahua-Pincher dog that had been subjected to cruelty and abuse at the hands of his temporary caretaker.

The father of the abuser first called Deputies Derek Ramseyer and Tom Barber on Friday afternoon. They learned that on Friday , Dr. Keri Sanders, Veterinarian at the Arc Animal Care in Mill City had treated "Kudo", a 6-year old dog. "Kudo" was given care for multiple injuries and burns following an incident at the dog's home in Lyons.

Their investigation revealed that "Kudo" had been left in the care of Kevin Dean Parrish, 20, of Lyons. The dog belongs to Parrish's grandmother who was out of state. Parrish and his brother live at the house with their grandmother on North Fork Road.

Parrish admitted to deputies that he had "anger issues" and that he'd lost his temper while dealing with the dog. He said on Friday, he was preparing lunch at his grandmother's house. He had pre-heated the oven to cook some enchiladas, but momentarily stopped fixing lunch to check on the dog. As he reached into the dog's kennel, it tried to "nip" him. Parrish said he lost control, grabbed the dog and started punching it in the head with his fist. He also admitted trying to strangle the dog.

Parrish said he then remembered that he'd pre-heated the oven to 350 degrees to cook his lunch. Because he was still mad at the dog, he decided to put the dog in the oven. Parrish said he was prepared to leave him there, but he suddenly heard his brother coming into the house.

As Parrish removed the dog from the oven his brother confronted him. The brother and father then took the dog to the Veterinarian for treatment.

Deputies learned that the dog suffered from cuts and bruises to his head, his body hair was singed, and 3 of his legs badly burned from contact with the oven rack. The dog had difficulty standing because of its injuries.

Today, the 5-11, 192-pound man was arrested and booked at the Marion County Jail on one count of Aggravated Abuse 1 (a class C felony). His bail is set at $10,000 and he will appear in court on Tuesday at 3:00pm. Parrish has no prior criminal record.

"Kudo" will remain in the care of Parrish's father and will continue treatment at the Vet clinic. The father of Parrish provided a photo of "Kudo". It is attached to this release. It was taken prior to the abuse incident.

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Seat Belt Enforcement Planned

News Release from: Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
SEAT BELT ENFORCEMENT PLANNED
Posted: January 31st, 2013 3:05 PM

practicenf Jack Crabtree of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office announced today that his office will join with other law enforcement agencies state wide February 11th through February 24th to encourage the use of safety belts and child restraints as the simplest and most effective way to prevent crash related injuries and fatalities.

Sheriff Crabtree says, "According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belt use nationwide in 2011 was estimated at 84%. This is significantly lower than the seat belt usage in Oregon. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, a statewide observation survey in June of 2012 found that 97% of Oregon's motoring public are using safety belts. This means Oregon has one of the highest seat belt use rates in our country."

"Proper use" is required by Oregon law and that means using the entire belt system, lap belt low across the hips and shoulder belt over the collarbone and crossing the center of the chest. Belts should be free of slack and lying flat with no twists or knots. The belt may not be worn under the arm for comfort as this can result in serious injury or death in a traffic crash. A child who weighs over forty pounds but is under age eight or is shorter than 4'9" tall must be properly secured with a child safety system that elevates them so that a safety belt or safety harness properly fits the person. The child safety system must meet the minimum standards and specifications established by the Department of Transportation under ORS 815.055.

The Oregon Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers of the latest national "best practice" recommendations for child passenger safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced new recommendations in 2011, which advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age two or until they reach the maximum upper height and weight limits for their seat. The policy also advises that most children should ride in a booster seat until they are 4'9" tall and are between eight and twelve years old.

The Child Safety Seat Resource Center will be conducting a Safety Clinic at the Newberg Fire Department on Saturday, February 2, 2013, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers will check for correct installation, damage, recalls and size and age appropriateness. For more information please call the Newberg Fire Department at (503) 537-1230 or visit www.newbergoregon.gov/fire/child-safety-seat-inspections or The Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 877-793-2608 or visit www.childsafetyseat.org.

Violations for not using or improperly using a safety belt, child safety seat or booster seat could cost as much as $110.00 per violation.

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Special Olympics honors Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with 'Honor Roll Award'

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
SPECIAL OLYMPICS HONORS CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WITH 'HONOR ROLL AWARD'
Posted: January 31st, 2013 2:43 PM
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On Thursday, Jan. 24, Special Olympics Oregon presented the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with a 2012 Special Olympics "Honor Roll Award."

The award honors the Sheriff's Office's fundraising efforts and participation in the 2012 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a year-round campaign in which officers support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by carrying the "Flame of Hope" Torch, attending competitions, participating in medal ceremonies, and raising funds through special events so Special Olympics athletes can participate without fees in the sports they love.

LETR began in Wichita, Kansas in 1981. Now a year-round global event, all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries participate in the LETR relay. In Oregon, more than 1,000 law enforcement personnel from federal, military, state, county and local agencies participate in the Torch Run, Special Olympics Oregon's largest grassroots fundraising and public awareness program.

Oregon Special Olympics Vice President and Torch Run Coordinator Allison Ellermeier said the Honor Roll Award is for agencies that raise at least $1,500 a year and that the Sheriff's office "blows that out of the water every year."

"Special Olympics Oregon really appreciates the law enforcement support," she said. "We were in awe with all the support and volunteers."

Last year alone, law-enforcement agencies in Oregon raised over $650,000 for Special Olympics, and nationally, law enforcement personnel raised over $42 million.

The Sheriff's Office continues to support Special Olympics. CCSO employees are currently preparing for the 2013 Polar Plunge on February 9 and the next Torch Run event on June 24.

Clackamas County Sergeant Rob Wurpes, who has organized the CCSO Polar Plunge team for the past four years, says that participating in the Polar Plunge as well as fundraising for the Special Olympics is a "very fulfilling event" and that it is nice to "do a little something for someone else."

Deputy Chad Kyser, who is the CCSO coordinator for Oregon's Special Olympics LETR as well as the Red Robin Tip-A-Cop program, has also seen the positive impact of participating in these events. "I've had a unique opportunity to get to know many of Oregon's Special Olympics athletes and they are a tremendous inspiration to me and have enhanced my own life as a result of getting to know them better" Kyser said.

Kyser went on to say that "if I can persuade an employee to come out and support a Special Olympics event just one time, it's easy to get them to return the following year because they've seen the positive impact it makes in these Special Olympics athletes' lives and how much they really appreciate our support. To me, there is no better reward."

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS OREGON

Special Olympics Oregon is a non-profit organization that serves more than 10,000 participants throughout the state. The organization offers training and competition opportunities in 14 different Olympic-style sports. Anyone interested in becoming involved with the Special Olympics can visit their website at http://www.soor.org/

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Special Olympics honors Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with 'Honor Roll Award'

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
SPECIAL OLYMPICS HONORS CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WITH 'HONOR ROLL AWARD'
Posted: January 31st, 2013 2:40 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-01/624/61353/Torch_run_photo.JPG

On Thursday, Jan. 24, Special Olympics Oregon presented the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with a 2012 Special Olympics "Honor Roll Award."

The award honors the Sheriff's Office's fundraising efforts and participation in the 2012 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a year-round campaign in which officers support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by carrying the "Flame of Hope" Torch, attending competitions, participating in medal ceremonies, and raising funds through special events so Special Olympics athletes can participate without fees in the sports they love.

LETR began in Wichita, Kansas in 1981. Now a year-round global event, all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries participate in the LETR relay. In Oregon, more than 1,000 law enforcement personnel from federal, military, state, county and local agencies participate in the Torch Run, Special Olympics Oregon's largest grassroots fundraising and public awareness program.

Oregon Special Olympics Vice President and Torch Run Coordinator Allison Ellermeier said the Honor Roll Award is for agencies that raise at least $1,500 a year and that the Sheriff's office "blows that out of the water every year."

"Special Olympics Oregon really appreciates the law enforcement support," she said. "We were in awe with all the support and volunteers."

Last year alone, law-enforcement agencies in Oregon raised over $650,000 for Special Olympics, and nationally, law enforcement personnel raised over $42 million.

The Sheriff's Office continues to support Special Olympics. CCSO employees are currently preparing for the 2013 Polar Plunge on February 9 and the next Torch Run event on June 24.

Clackamas County Sergeant Rob Wurpes, who has organized the CCSO Polar Plunge team for the past four years, says that participating in the Polar Plunge as well as fundraising for the Special Olympics is a "very fulfilling event" and that it is nice to "do a little something for someone else."

Deputy Chad Kyser, who is the CCSO coordinator for Oregon's Special Olympics LETR as well as the Red Robin Tip-A-Cop program, has also seen the positive impact of participating in these events. "I've had a unique opportunity to get to know many of Oregon's Special Olympics athletes and they are a tremendous inspiration to me and have enhanced my own life as a result of getting to know them better" Kyser said.

Kyser went on to say that "if I can persuade an employee to come out and support a Special Olympics event just one time, it's easy to get them to return the following year because they've seen the positive impact it makes in these Special Olympics athletes' lives and how much they really appreciate our support. To me, there is no better reward."

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS OREGON

Special Olympics Oregon is a non-profit organization that serves more than 10,000 participants throughout the state. The organization offers training and competition opportunities in 14 different Olympic-style sports. Anyone interested in becoming involved with the Special Olympics can visit their website at http://www.soor.org/

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Special Olympics honors Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with 'Honor Roll Award'

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
SPECIAL OLYMPICS HONORS CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WITH 'HONOR ROLL AWARD'
Posted: January 31st, 2013 2:37 PM
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On Thursday, Jan. 24, Special Olympics Oregon presented the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with a 2012 Special Olympics "Honor Roll Award."

The award honors the Sheriff's Office's fundraising efforts and participation in the 2012 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a year-round campaign in which officers support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by carrying the "Flame of Hope" Torch, attending competitions, participating in medal ceremonies, and raising funds through special events so Special Olympics athletes can participate without fees in the sports they love.

LETR began in Wichita, Kansas in 1981. Now a year-round global event, all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries participate in the LETR relay. In Oregon, more than 1,000 law enforcement personnel from federal, military, state, county and local agencies participate in the Torch Run, Special Olympics Oregon's largest grassroots fundraising and public awareness program.

Oregon Special Olympics Vice President and Torch Run Coordinator Allison Ellermeier said the Honor Roll Award is for agencies that raise at least $1,500 a year and that the Sheriff's office "blows that out of the water every year."

"Special Olympics Oregon really appreciates the law enforcement support," she said. "We were in awe with all the support and volunteers."

Last year alone, law-enforcement agencies in Oregon raised over $650,000 for Special Olympics, and nationally, law enforcement personnel raised over $42 million.

The Sheriff's Office continues to support Special Olympics. CCSO employees are currently preparing for the 2013 Polar Plunge on February 9 and the next Torch Run event on June 24.

Clackamas County Sergeant Rob Wurpes, who has organized the CCSO Polar Plunge team for the past four years, says that participating in the Polar Plunge as well as fundraising for the Special Olympics is a "very fulfilling event" and that it is nice to "do a little something for someone else."

Deputy Chad Kyser, who is the CCSO coordinator for Oregon's Special Olympics LETR as well as the Red Robin Tip-A-Cop program, has also seen the positive impact of participating in these events. "I've had a unique opportunity to get to know many of Oregon's Special Olympics athletes and they are a tremendous inspiration to me and have enhanced my own life as a result of getting to know them better" Kyser said.

Kyser went on to say that "if I can persuade an employee to come out and support a Special Olympics event just one time, it's easy to get them to return the following year because they've seen the positive impact it makes in these Special Olympics athletes' lives and how much they really appreciate our support. To me, there is no better reward."

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS OREGON

Special Olympics Oregon is a non-profit organization that serves more than 10,000 participants throughout the state. The organization offers training and competition opportunities in 14 different Olympic-style sports. Anyone interested in becoming involved with the Special Olympics can visit their website at http://www.soor.org/

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City of Lake Oswego Reaches Settlement with Maple Grove Plat Property Owners

News Release from: City of Lake Oswego
CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH MAPLE GROVE PLAT PROPERTY OWNERS
Posted: January 31st, 2013 1:39 PM

The City of Lake Oswego reached a settlement for removal of plat restrictions with the 32 remaining property owners in the Maple Grove Plat in West Linn, ending the condemnation proceeding. The settlement enables Lake Oswego to use its properties on Mapleton Drive for the upgrade of the existing drinking water treatment facilities.

The City of Lake Oswego has had a treatment plant and pipelines in the City of West Linn for 45 years. Lake Oswego and Tigard have joined together in a partnership to upgrade Lake Oswego's facilities to provide water to their communities and West Linn. Lake Oswego owns four parcels on Mapleton Drive adjacent to its existing facilities, but in a subdivision with plat restrictions. The plat conditions limit development to single family homes and fences no taller than four feet. Lifting the plat restrictions from the four city-owned parcels will allow upgrading of the city's water treatment facilities to modern safety standards, provide pedestrian connection between Mapleton Drive and Kenthorpe Way and provide additional open space for neighborhood use.

The settlement, including attorney fees, was agreed to by property owners and City representatives and is subject to Lake Oswego City Council approval as well as West Linn City Council approval of the conditional use permits for the treatment plant upgrade and new pipelines.

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DOC reports two inmate deaths

News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
DOC REPORTS TWO INMATE DEATHS
Posted: January 31st, 2013 1:13 PM

Two Oregon Department of Corrections inmates from two separate state prisons have died unexpectedly. As with all unanticipated deaths of state inmates, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division was contacted to investigate and concluded both deaths were not related to a crime.

Inmate Roy William Wyatt from Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla died at a local hospital at approximately 12:40 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26. He was 50 years old. Wyatt entered DOC custody on May 8, 2012, on one count of felony driving with a suspended/revoked license out of Multnomah County. His earliest release date was June 30, 2015.

Inmate David Karsten Sjoli died at approximately 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. He was 63 years old. Sjoli entered DOC custody on September 27, 2011, on two counts of attempted assault in the second degree out of Clatsop County. His earliest release date was December 31, 2014.

Next of kin for both inmates has been notified.

TRCI is a medium and minimum security facility in Umatilla that houses approximately 1,800 adults in custody. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment programs, pre-release and transitional services, and work opportunities.

OSP is Oregon's oldest correctional institution. It houses approximately 2,000 adults in custody and is the state's only maximum security prison.

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Police seek help in identifying Armed Robber

News Release from: Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
POLICE SEEK HELP IN IDENTIFYING ARMED ROBBER
Posted: January 31st, 2013 12:02 PM
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The Clark County Sheriff's Office and The Vancouver Police Department are investigating a string of Armed Robberies that have been occurring over the last three weeks.

The suspect enters a retail location and either displays a weapon or tells the lone clerk that he has a weapon. He demands the money from the register and whatever money is underneath the till. He then leaves on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male between 20 and thirty years old. HE is between 5 foot 8 and 6 feet tall with a slender build. He is described as either having a Goatee or being unshaven and has very blue eyes. In all of the robberies the subject has been wearing blue jeans and a hooded sweatshirt.

Currently Detectives are soliciting information on the identity of the subject. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Sgt. Duncan Hoss at 360-397-2211 X3362

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Theft of an RV

News Release from: Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
THEFT OF AN RV
Posted: January 31st, 2013 11:25 AM
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On 01/30/2013, a 2011 Allegro 30-foot motor home valued at approximately $116,000 was stolen from an RV storage facility on Hwy 99W north of Amity. The stolen motor home was bearing Oregon license plate HC27017. The unknown suspect presumably used the RV to crash through the facility's gate, and so the RV should have sustained noticeable front-end damage. Please be on the lookout for an RV with front-end damage that is similar in appearance to the one pictured here. If the vehicle is located, please contact the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office at 503-434-6500. The YCSO case number is 13-0311.

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Suspicious substance found in dog bowl at Tigard public dog park

News Release from: Tigard Police
SUSPICIOUS SUBSTANCE FOUND IN DOG BOWL AT TIGARD PUBLIC DOG PARK
Posted: January 31st, 2013 10:50 AM

On January 27, 2013 Tigard Police responded to the public dog park located at 12770 SW Ash Ave. (Ash Avenue Dog Park)on the report of a suspicious substance that had been found in a dog bowl that had been hidden behind a culvert. The substance resembled green anti-freeze. Patrons of the dog park had disposed of the substance and removed the affected bark dust. There are no suspects.

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Gas line being repaired

News Release from: Sandy Fire District
GAS LINE BEING REPAIRED
Posted: January 31st, 2013 9:09 AM
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Gas crews and havoc technician repairing gas line hit by forklift

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Fred Meyer gas leak in sandy

News Release from: Sandy Fire District
FRED MEYER GAS LEAK IN SANDY
Posted: January 31st, 2013 8:27 AM
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Sandy fire and northwest natural gas crews gather to deal with gas leak

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Sandy Fire District - THU 8:11am

Sandy Fire District: Sandy firefighters are on the scene of a natural gas leak at Fred Meyer on 362nd Ave. in Sandy. A gas line in the storage area was broken, possible by a forklift. At this time firefighters have shut off the flow of gas and Northwest Natural Gas crews are on the way. The Fred Meyer store is currently closed and completely evacuated and will remain so for some time. Sandy Police Dept. is assisting crews by securing the perimeter. The Fred Meyer gas station is still open.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Marion County Firefighters extricate occupant in head on collision

News Release from: Marion County Fire District #1
MARION COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS EXTRICATE OCCUPANT IN HEAD ON COLLISION
Posted: January 30th, 2013 10:03 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-01/1767/61339/IMAG0547.jpg (Extrication)

The driver of a car involved in a head on collision was extricated by Marion County firefighters Wednesday evening. Marion County Fire District #1 was dispatched at 6:10pm to Silverton Road and 64th Place NE to find four cars involved in an accident in the intersection. The driver of one of the cars required extrication and subsequent transport to medical facility for non-life threatening injuries. One other occupant from another vehicle was transported for minor injuries only. No other medical transports were necessary. Marion County Sheriff's Office coordinated the accident investigation and traffic control.

Marion County Fire District #1 encourages every driver to wear their seat belt and increase their awareness when driving in poor visibility conditions.

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Consultant Recommends Continuation of Fire Department Merger

News Release from: Camas Fire Dept.
CONSULTANT RECOMMENDS CONTINUATION OF FIRE DEPARTMENT MERGER
Posted: January 30th, 2013 8:42 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-01/3924/61338/photo.JPG (Paul Lewis delivers presentation)

The Camas and Washougal fire departments have been participating in a functional consolidation since July of 2011 in an effort to harness efficiencies and improve service levels to the community. As part of this process, a Regional Fire Authority (RFA) Planning Committee was formed in early 2012 consisting of elected officials from both cities. The RFA Planning Committee was charged with evaluating and comparing three options: the formation of a Regional Fire Authority, a longer term consolidation or discontinuing the merger. To assist in this effort the committee recently hired financial consultant Paul Lewis to examine whether continuation of the merger was financially viable, and if so, what form it should take. At a public presentation held on January 29 in Camas, Mr. Lewis recommended that both departments continue their present consolidation for the foreseeable future since the effort was saving the most amount of money possible while increasing levels of service. H
e further recommended that the often discussed FA option be delayed, but that it could remain as an option in the future.

The decision on the future direction of the merger will rest with the City Councils. This decision is expected soon following recommendations from the RFA planning committee. The current merger agreement with both departments is good through the end of 2013. An electronic copy of the Paul Lewis presentation is available from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department upon request and will also be available on the department's website: http://www.cityofcamas.us/index.php/firemain

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Red Cross responds to house fire in Clackamas County

News Release from: American Red Cross - Oregon Region
RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOUSE FIRE IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY
Posted: January 30th, 2013 5:24 PM

Disaster Action Team volunteers of the American Red Cross responded to a disaster in the 20300 block of SE Walgren Rd. in Damascas, OR. This single family-house fire displaced 2 adults and a pet. Red Cross provided assistance with food, clothing, comfort kits, and information about health and mental health services.

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Narcotic Search Warrant Served in Lyons

News Release from: Linn County Sheriff's Office
NARCOTIC SEARCH WARRANT SERVED IN LYONS
Posted: January 30th, 2013 4:35 PM
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Linn County Undersheriff Bruce Riley reports a drug related search warrant was served today at 147 6th Street, Lyons. The warrant, served by sheriff's deputies and members of The Linn County Regional Swat Team, was a result of a long term narcotic investigation.

Detectives seized marijuana, mushrooms, prescription medication, dealer amounts of methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging material, drug paraphernalia, stolen property, a surveillance system, and over $7,500 in cash.

As a result of the investigation, Donnie Lee Owens, 57 years of age, a resident of the address, was arrested for Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, and Theft III by receiving.

Miranda Nicole Dawn Reed, 20 years of age, a resident of the address, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Frequenting a Drug House.

Meria Lynn Rendon, 22 years of age of Lyons, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

All three were transported and lodged at the Linn County Jail.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department, DEA, and the Albany Police Department.

People Info:
Owens, Donnie Lee (DOB: 08/08/55)
Reed, Miranda Nicole Dawn (DOB: 11/03/90)
Rendon, Meria Lynn (DOB: 11/03/90)

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PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon Air National Guard showcases new Airspace Initiative with F-15 demonstration over Alkalai Lake

News Release from: Oregon Military Department
PHOTO RELEASE: OREGON AIR NATIONAL GUARD SHOWCASES NEW AIRSPACE INITIATIVE WITH F-15 DEMONSTRATION OVER ALKALAI LAKE
Posted: January 30th, 2013 4:21 PM
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130130-Z-NJ935-041:
A group of community stakeholders, including county commissioners, state Senators and Congressional staffers readies to board a CH-47 Chinook for transport to Alkali Lake, Ore. from Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Jan. 30. The group visited Alkali Lake, which is located on current F-15 training range space for an aircraft demonstration as part of the Oregon National Guard's new Airspace Initiative. The demonstration gave participants first-hand experience with flyovers at varying altitudes. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson, 173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Oregon Air National Guard)

130130-Z-NJ935-109:
Oregon Air National Guard Col. Jeremy O. Baenen, 173rd Fighter Wing Commander, briefs a gathering of state Senators, county commissioners and Congressional staffers at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Jan. 30, on the new Oregon Air National Guard Airspace Initiative, which will increase available range space for Oregon's two F-15 Fighter Wings. Baenen explained that the additional training space looks modest, but also greatly increases the fighter wings' efficiency, in turn saving taxpayer dollars and reducing the amount of time ranges are closed to commercial and general aviation. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson, 173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Oregon Air National Guard)

130130-Z-NJ935-121:
Oregon Air National Guard Col. Jeremy O. Baenen, 173rd Fighter Wing Commander, greets Oregon Senator Theodore M. Ferrioli, Sr., upon his arrival to Kingsley Field, in Klamath Falls, Ore., Jan. 30. Ferrioli was joined by other Oregon Senators, county commissioners, and Congressional staffers, who visited Kingsley Field for a briefing on the new Oregon Air National Guard Airspace Initiative, which greatly increase the fighter wings' efficiency, saving taxpayer dollars and reducing the amount of time ranges are closed to commercial and general aviation. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson, 173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Oregon Air National Guard)

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Detectives Search for Robbery Suspects

News Release from: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR ROBBERY SUSPECTS
Posted: January 30th, 2013 3:44 PM

Detectives Search for Robbery Suspects

On January 30, 2013, at about 3:43 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff's Office was called to an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry store located at 20925 SW Tualatin Valley Highway in the community of Aloha. This area is in the Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District (ESPD).

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and were told by the clerk that two men entered the store and one of them threatened him with a gun. The clerk handed over a very small amount of money and the suspects ran out of the store. The clerk was not hurt during the robbery.

Deputies obtained video from the surveillance system. The video shows a Hispanic male, about 25 years old, five foot seven inches tall, wearing a blue shirt, black pants and white shoes. There was also a black male, about 25 years old, six feet tall, wearing blue jeans, gray zip-up hooded jacket, and black shoes. Deputies investigating the robbery believe that the suspects fled in a white, older 4-door sedan, possibly a Honda.

The Washington County Violent Crimes Unit is assisting with the investigation. The store video is not available at this time.

Detectives are asking the public's help to provide any information related to this robbery. Please contact the Washington County Sheriff's Detectives at (503) 846-2500.

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Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team Investigation Leads to Arrest of Newport Man (Photo)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
LINCOLN INTERAGENCY NARCOTICS TEAM INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST OF NEWPORT MAN (PHOTO)
Posted: January 30th, 2013 1:18 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-01/1002/61326/Sterling.jpg (Joshua Sterling)

A Newport-area man was arrested Tuesday after being indicted by a Lincoln County Grand Jury on drug-related charges following an investigation by the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT).

On January 29, 2013, Newport Police Department arrested ROBERT LEE STERLING, age 29, following an indictment on January 22nd and issuance of an arrest warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine and Frequenting / Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances Are Kept or Used.

The arrest followed a LINT investigation in which detectives, with the assistance of Newport Police Department, served a search warrant January 16th at a residence in the 700 block of NW Coast Street and arrested STERLING for drug-related charges. During the service of the warrant and the subsequent search of the residence, officers located methamphetamine, packaging materials, digital scales, a firearm, and other evidence of drug use and sales. A second arrest was made during the ongoing investigation.

LINT is comprised of members from Oregon State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Newport Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department, and Lincoln County District Attorney's Office. Anyone with additional information about this case or other drug related information is encouraged to contact LINT at (541) 265-8101.

Photograph Source: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

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UPDATE - VICTIM IDENTIFIED: Portland Police Investigating a Pedestrian Fatality in Montavilla Neighborhood - NE Glisan Street Closed

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE - VICTIM IDENTIFIED: PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING A PEDESTRIAN FATALITY IN MONTAVILLA NEIGHBORHOOD - NE GLISAN STREET CLOSED
Posted: January 30th, 2013 12:57 PM

The young woman killed last night has been identified as 29-year-old Heather Jean Fitzsimmons of Southeast Portland.

The driver, 24-year-old Samantha Mansholt of Tualatin, has cooperated with investigators.

No arrests or citations have been made at this point and the investigation is continuing.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Traffic officers have completed their preliminary investigation into this evening's pedestrian fatality on Northeast Glisan Street.

Investigators learned that the pedestrian, a 29-year-old female, was crossing Northeast Glisan Street at 78th Avenue in a crosswalk at the time of the crash. The victim began crossing from the South side of the street after an eastbound car traveling in the curb lane stopped to let her cross.

A 1985 Chevy full--size Blazer, driven by a 24-year-old female, was also traveling East in the #1 lane and failed to stop for the pedestrian, striking and killing her instantly.

The driver of the Blazer remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. She showed no signs of impairment and the investigation into her vehicle speed is still ongoing.

No citations or arrests have occurred at this time and names will be released sometime on Tuesday.

Northeast Glisan Street is back open to all traffic.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This evening, Tuesday January 29, 2013, at 5:59 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 7900 block of Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived and located the pedestrian, who was deceased at the scene. The driver involved in the crash has remained at the scene.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Northeast Glisan Street will be closed in both directions from approximately 74th to 80th Avenues as investigators process the crash scene.

###PPB###

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Two Arrested Following Attempt To Elude In Stolen Car in La Grande Area (Photo)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING ATTEMPT TO ELUDE IN STOLEN CAR IN LA GRANDE AREA (PHOTO)
Posted: January 30th, 2013 12:51 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-01/1002/61324/Voyles.jpg (Natasha Voyles)

Two people were arrested Tuesday night on multiple charges after attempting to elude Oregon State Police (OSP), La Grande Police Department and Union County Sheriff's Office along Interstate 84 in a stolen vehicle.

According to Sergeant Kyle Hove, on January 29, 2013 at approximately 9:51 p.m., a La Grande police officer attempted to stop a 2000 Cadillac STS on the Interstate 84 westbound off ramp near milepost 257 west of La Grande regarding a reported stolen vehicle. The Cadillac, driven by NATASHA VOYLES, age 25 from La Grande, failed to yield and turned around traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 towards La Grande at speeds over 100 mph.

Two OSP troopers moved into position to assist La Grande police and took the lead as the vehicle continued attempting to elude OSP, La Grande Police Department and Union County Sheriff's Office. The Cadillac continued eastbound until exit 261 where OSP troopers used a tactical vehicle intervention technique. The vehicle spun around but continued without stopping and traveled into La Grande where it went through two intersections before losing control and stopping.

Two occupants fled on foot from the vehicle but were quickly taken into custody without further incident or any reported injury.

Driver VOYLES was lodged in the Union County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle
* Reckless Driving
* Reckless Endangering Another Person

She was also cited for No Operators License.

Passenger JUSTIN HENSLEY, age 25, from La Grande, was also taken to the jail but later cited and released to appear in court for Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot.

Voyles photograph - Union County Sheriff's Office

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Correction: DUI Driver Arrested After Crashing Into Bend Police Car (Photos)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
CORRECTION: DUI DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER CRASHING INTO BEND POLICE CAR (PHOTOS)
Posted: January 30th, 2013 12:20 PM
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Correction to Date & Time: Occurred January 29, 2013 approximately 11:20 p.m

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A Bend police officer was injured and a Bend-area woman arrested for DUII and other charges Tuesday night after the officer's patrol car was struck from behind during a traffic stop. The officer was treated and released at a local hospital.

On January 29, 2013 at approximately 11:20 p.m., Bend Police Officer JUSTIN LOVRIEN had concluded a traffic stop along the northbound lanes of Bend Parkway near milepost 135 and was seated in his patrol car when it was struck from behind by a 1999 Toyota Corolla driven by TINA RAE TAYLOR, age 35, from Bend.

Officer LOVRIEN, a 10-year Bend Police Department veteran, was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with minor injuries. He was treated and released.

TAYLOR was not injured and subsequent to the OSP investigation she was arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on the following charges:

* DUII
* Assault in the Third Degree
* Reckless Driving

With the Super Bowl weekend approaching, OSP, Bend Police Department, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, and Oregon Association Chiefs of Police urge drivers to plan ahead and not make critical mistakes that affect you and others on the road. Use a designated driver at all times to avoid the penalties associated with a DUII arrest and/or being involved in a DUII-related traffic crash. Tips previously sent to media this week related to Super Bowl weekend are posted on the OSP website at http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/01_28_2013_pre_super_bowl.aspx.

Photograph Sources:
Taylor - Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Crash Scene - Oregon State Police

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Correction: DUI Driver Arrested After Crashing Into Bend Police Car (Photos)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
CORRECTION: DUI DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER CRASHING INTO BEND POLICE CAR (PHOTOS)
Posted: January 30th, 2013 12:19 PM
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Correction to Date & Time: Occurred January 29, 2013 approximately 11:20 p.m

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A Bend police officer was injured and a Bend-area woman arrested for DUII and other charges early Wednesday morning after the officer's patrol car was struck from behind during a traffic stop. The officer was treated and released at a local hospital.

On January 29, 2013 at approximately 11:20 p.m., Bend Police Officer JUSTIN LOVRIEN had concluded a traffic stop along the northbound lanes of Bend Parkway near milepost 135 and was seated in his patrol car when it was struck from behind by a 1999 Toyota Corolla driven by TINA RAE TAYLOR, age 35, from Bend.

Officer LOVRIEN, a 10-year Bend Police Department veteran, was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with minor injuries. He was treated and released.

TAYLOR was not injured and subsequent to the OSP investigation she was arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on the following charges:

* DUII
* Assault in the Third Degree
* Reckless Driving

With the Super Bowl weekend approaching, OSP, Bend Police Department, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, and Oregon Association Chiefs of Police urge drivers to plan ahead and not make critical mistakes that affect you and others on the road. Use a designated driver at all times to avoid the penalties associated with a DUII arrest and/or being involved in a DUII-related traffic crash. Tips previously sent to media this week related to Super Bowl weekend are posted on the OSP website at http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/01_28_2013_pre_super_bowl.aspx.

Photograph Sources:
Taylor - Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Crash Scene - Oregon State Police

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Consultant Recommends Continuation of Fire Merger

News Release from: Camas Fire Dept.
CONSULTANT RECOMMENDS CONTINUATION OF FIRE MERGER
Posted: January 30th, 2013 12:04 PM
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The Camas and Washougal fire departments have been participating in a functional consolidation since July of 2011 in an effort to harness efficiencies and improve service levels to the community. Recently, both cities hired financial consultant Paul Lewis to examine whether continuation of the merger was financially viable, and if so, what form it should take. At a public presentation held on January 29 in Camas, Mr. Lewis recommended that both departments continue their present consolidation for the foreseeable future since the effort was saving the most amount of money possible while increasing levels of service. He further recommended that the often discussed Regional Fire Authority (RFA) option be delayed, but that it could remain as an option in the future.

The decision on the future direction of the merger will rest with the elected officials in both cities. This decision is expected soon. The current merger agreement with both departments is good through the end of 2013. An electronic copy of the Paul Lewis presentation is available from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department upon request.

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Scenic Bikeways Applications Accepted Until March 15

News Release from: Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
SCENIC BIKEWAYS APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 15
Posted: January 30th, 2013 11:25 AM
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The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will accept applications for state designation of scenic bikeways by e-mail until March 15. Scenic bikeways are the best of the best road bicycle rides in all of Oregon and are on existing roads and paths.

Applicants are also responsible for writing and implementing a bikeway plan if the route is accepted into the program. Local involvement in the process is critical to the success of the bikeway. Any person or organization interested in applying is encouraged to contact bicycle recreation coordinator Alex Phillips at 503-986-0631 or alex.phillips@state.or.us before making an application.

An application consists of a proposed route and letters of support from all road jurisdictions which the route uses and other items. The handbook and application are posted at www.oregonscenicbikeways.org

Applications will be rated on scenic values from a cyclist's perspective by the Oregon Scenic Bikeway Committee, which will recommend bikeway designations to the OPRD director. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission must give final approvals.

The scenic bikeway program is a partnership among Cycle Oregon, Travel Oregon, the Oregon Department of Transportation and OPRD. The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway was developed in 2005 by the partnership. Applications for additional bikeways have been taken twice, with approximately half of those proposed being designated. There are nine designated bikeways.

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DUI Driver Arrested After Crashing Into Bend Police Car (Photos)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
DUI DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER CRASHING INTO BEND POLICE CAR (PHOTOS)
Posted: January 30th, 2013 11:07 AM
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A Bend police officer was injured and a Bend-area woman arrested for DUII and other charges early Wednesday morning after the officer's patrol car was struck from behind during a traffic stop. The officer was treated and released at a local hospital.

On January 30, 2013 at approximately 12:26 a.m., Bend Police Officer JUSTIN LOVRIEN had concluded a traffic stop along the northbound lanes of Bend Parkway near milepost 135 and was seated in his patrol car when it was struck from behind by a 1999 Toyota Corolla driven by TINA RAE TAYLOR, age 35, from Bend.

Officer LOVRIEN, a 10-year Bend Police Department veteran, was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with minor injuries. He was treated and released.

TAYLOR was not injured and subsequent to the OSP investigation she was arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on the following charges:

* DUII
* Assault in the Third Degree
* Reckless Driving

With the Super Bowl weekend approaching, OSP, Bend Police Department, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, and Oregon Association Chiefs of Police urge drivers to plan ahead and not make critical mistakes that affect you and others on the road. Use a designated driver at all times to avoid the penalties associated with a DUII arrest and/or being involved in a DUII-related traffic crash. Tips previously sent to media this week related to Super Bowl weekend are posted on the OSP website at http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/01_28_2013_pre_super_bowl.aspx.

Photograph Sources:
Taylor - Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Crash Scene - Oregon State Police

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Vancouver Police Investigate Shooting of Prowler (UPDATE: VICTIM INFO)

News Release from: Vancouver Police Dept.
VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING OF PROWLER (UPDATE: VICTIM INFO)
Posted: January 30th, 2013 9:45 AM

***UPDATE***

The victim shot in yesterday's incident was Iosif Dumitrash, 19. The cause of death is gunshot wound and the manner of death is homicide.


***

*** UPDATE ***

Vancouver Police arrested Sean H. Doucette for Murder II related to this incident. He was booked into the Clark County Jail.

The identity of the individual that was shot by Mr. Doucette is not available pending positive identification by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.

The investigation is continuing and no additional information is avaialble.

***

On January 29, 2013 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Vancouver Police were called to the 14800 block of NE 33rd Street for the report of a prowler in the neighborhood. Minutes later another call came into dispatch reporting that the prowler had been shot. The prowler did not survive his injuries.

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Team is investigating and there is no one outstanding related to this incident.

The names of the involved parties are not being released at this time and the investigation is continuing.

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Opportunity To Apply To Be An Oregon State Police Trooper Ends Weds., January 30, at 5:00 p.m.

News Release from: Oregon State Police
OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY TO BE AN OREGON STATE POLICE TROOPER ENDS WEDS., JANUARY 30, AT 5:00 P.M.
Posted: January 30th, 2013 8:54 AM
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Your opportunity to submit an application to Oregon State Police (OSP) for several Lateral and Entry level recruit trooper positions ends Wednesday, January 30, at 5:00 p.m. Accepting applications began January 22nd to fill 40 vacant positions during the next year because many long-time troopers have retired over the last few years.

Persons interested in applying before Wednesday's 5:00 p.m. deadline should go to the Oregon State Police recruiting website at www.osptrooper.com. The website helps interested applicants learn about the application process and what it takes to successfully apply, and clearly understand our qualifications and what it will take to get a jump on the required Entry Level Testing to be held March 2 and 3. The complete application for employment is comprised of the E-Recruit profile, the supplemental questionnaire, and any required attachments.

The Oregon State Police is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. If you are interested in a challenging career that will provide you with a lifetime of memories, then consider applying with the Oregon State Police. Information about our agency, the different opportunities that are available, how our hiring process works, and updates to our hiring process can be found at www.osptrooper.com.

Questions about the application process can be directed to the OSP Recruitment Unit at (503) 378-4175.

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Sandy Fire Responds To An Early Morning Shop Fire

News Release from: Sandy Fire District
SANDY FIRE RESPONDS TO AN EARLY MORNING SHOP FIRE
Posted: January 30th, 2013 6:40 AM

At 5:52am Sandy Fire District was dispatched to 42000 SE Pagh Rd. on a report of a residential fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 24 x 24 shop fully involved. The shop is a total loss. Sandy Fire District was assisted by Boring Fire District. It is unknown at this time what caused the fire or what the total loss of property is.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

UPDATE: Portland Police Investigating a Pedestrian Fatality in Montavilla Neighborhood - NE Glisan Street Closed

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE: PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING A PEDESTRIAN FATALITY IN MONTAVILLA NEIGHBORHOOD - NE GLISAN STREET CLOSED
Posted: January 29th, 2013 10:48 PM

Traffic officers have completed their preliminary investigation into this evening's pedestrian fatality on Northeast Glisan Street.

Investigators learned that the pedestrian, a 29-year-old female, was crossing Northeast Glisan Street at 78th Avenue in a crosswalk at the time of the crash. The victim began crossing from the South side of the street after an eastbound car traveling in the curb lane stopped to let her cross.

A 1985 Chevy full--size Blazer, driven by a 24-year-old female, was also traveling East in the #1 lane and failed to stop for the pedestrian, striking and killing her instantly.

The driver of the Blazer remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. She showed no signs of impairment and the investigation into her vehicle speed is still ongoing.

No citations or arrests have occurred at this time and names will be released sometime on Tuesday.

Northeast Glisan Street is back open to all traffic.

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This evening, Tuesday January 29, 2013, at 5:59 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 7900 block of Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived and located the pedestrian, who was deceased at the scene. The driver involved in the crash has remained at the scene.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Northeast Glisan Street will be closed in both directions from approximately 74th to 80th Avenues as investigators process the crash scene.

###PPB###

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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds To Swift-Water Rescue At Johnson Creek

News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue
PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO SWIFT-WATER RESCUE AT JOHNSON CREEK
Posted: January 29th, 2013 9:58 PM
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At 5:39 pm Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a report of two people stranded on an island in Johnson Creek. The crew from Station 29 (Powellhurst) arrived six minutes later at SE 112th and Brookside Drive and requested a swift-water rescue response. It was discovered that one adult male and one adult female had not been aware of the rising water and had no way off the island.

Swift-Water Rescue Teams from Portland's Station 1 (Old Town) and Gresham Fire & Emergency Services (Station 75) arrived at 6:07 pm and formulated a rescue plan. A raft was used in conjunction with a rope system and rescue divers to reach the two victims. At 6:34 pm they were brought safely to shore.

Both victims were evaluated at the scene and were not transported to the hospital. They were also offered housing for the evening but refused.

For more information on Portland's Swift-Water and Dive Rescue Team please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/56351

Updates will be given as they become available.

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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds To Swift-Water Rescue At Johnson Creek

News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue
PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO SWIFT-WATER RESCUE AT JOHNSON CREEK
Posted: January 29th, 2013 9:44 PM
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At 5:39 pm Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a report of two people stranded on an island in Johnson Creek. The crew from Station 29 (Powellhurst) arrived six minutes later at SE 112th and Brookside Drive and requested a swift-water rescue response. It was discovered that one adult male and one adult female had not been aware of the rising water and had no way off the island.

Swift-Water Rescue Teams from Portland's Station 1 (Old Town) and Gresham Fire & Emergency Services (Station 75) arrived at 6:07 pm and formulated a rescue plan. A raft was used in conjunction with a rope system and rescue divers to reach the two victims. At 6:34 pm they were brought safely to shore.

Both victims were evaluated at the scene and were not transported to the hospital. They were also offered housing for the evening but refused.

For more information on Portland's Swift-Water and Dive Rescue Team please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/56351

Updates will be given as they become available.

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Update: Photos - Two Suspects Arrested in Ongoing Forgery Investigation in Klamath County (Photo)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE: PHOTOS - TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN ONGOING FORGERY INVESTIGATION IN KLAMATH COUNTY (PHOTO)
Posted: January 29th, 2013 8:08 PM
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Photographs of both suspects courtesy of Klamath County Sheriff's Office

***

Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested two suspects Tuesday afternoon on multiple charges related to an ongoing fraudulent check forging operation in Klamath County. The arrests are in reference to a previous OSP news release on January 15, 2013 regarding the investigation at this link:

http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/01_15_2013_kfalls_check_suspects.aspx

On January 29, 2013, Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives arrested ANNA M. RODRIGUEZ, age 46, and FREDERICK LEE VIERRIA, age 35 on the following charges:

* 14 counts of Identity Theft
* 6 counts of Theft in the First Degree
* 5 counts of Forgery in the First Degree
* 9 counts of Forgery in the Second Degree
* 5 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree
* 9 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree
* Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device
* 14 counts of Computer Crime

VIERRIA was also arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Both suspects had outstanding arrest warrants for unrelated charges.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected. Anyone with information regarding this investigation and any other persons associated is asked to call Klamath County Sheriff's Office (541-883-5130), Klamath Falls Police Department (541-883-5336), or OSP Southern Command Center dispatch (541-883-5711).

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Two Suspects Arrested in Ongoing Forgery Investigation in Klamath County (Photo)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN ONGOING FORGERY INVESTIGATION IN KLAMATH COUNTY (PHOTO)
Posted: January 29th, 2013 7:10 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-01/1002/61304/Anna_Rodriguez.JPG

Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested two suspects Tuesday afternoon on multiple charges related to an ongoing fraudulent check forging operation in Klamath County. The arrests are in reference to a previous OSP news release on January 15, 2013 regarding the investigation at this link:

http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/01_15_2013_kfalls_check_suspects.aspx

On January 29, 2013, Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives arrested ANNA M. RODRIGUEZ, age 46, and FREDERICK LEE VIERRIA, age 35 on the following charges:

* 14 counts of Identity Theft
* 6 counts of Theft in the First Degree
* 5 counts of Forgery in the First Degree
* 9 counts of Forgery in the Second Degree
* 5 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree
* 9 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree
* Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device
* 14 counts of Computer Crime

VIERRIA was also arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Both suspects had outstanding arrest warrants for unrelated charges.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected. Anyone with information regarding this investigation and any other persons associated is asked to call Klamath County Sheriff's Office (541-883-5130), Klamath Falls Police Department (541-883-5336), or OSP Southern Command Center dispatch (541-883-5711).

Previously released DMV photograph of RODRIGUEZ provided with this release.

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