Thursday, February 28, 2013

Deputies Arrest Tigard Man after Road Rage Crash

News Release from: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
DEPUTIES ARREST TIGARD MAN AFTER ROAD RAGE CRASH
Posted: February 28th, 2013 11:48 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1128/62120/Ryan_Thomas_Booking_Photo.jpg (ARRESTED)
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1128/62120/Car_damage_from_road_rage.JPG (Car Damage)

February 28, 2013-- Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a crash in Raleigh Hills. It was reported a car caused a crash then fled the scene. A Tigard man was located and arrested. He was charged with numerous crimes.

On February 28, 2013 at 5:41 p.m. Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a reported hit and run crash at SW Scholls Ferry Road north of SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. This is in Raleigh Hills, an area of Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District (ESPD).
Deputies received information that a vehicle was seen driving recklessly prior to crashing into another vehicle then the driver threatened the occupants with a baseball bat before fleeing the scene.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found a 2008 Chevrolet Impala had fresh damage to the right rear side and taillight. There was also a four inch dent in the left side rear door that appeared to have been recently struck with a blunt object. There were two occupants inside the car that fortunately were not injured. Witnesses were able to provide a description and a license plate number associated to a white 2000 Ford Expedition that fled the area prior to the deputies' arrival.

Deputies located the Expedition at a house at 10610 SW Walnut Street in Tigard. It was determined the vehicle was driven by Ryan Thomas, 22, who resides at the Walnut Street address. Deputies contacted Mr. Thomas who was not cooperative with the investigation. Ryan Thomas was detained until investigators could determine what occurred during the incident.

Witnesses told deputies that Mr. Thomas was driving south on SW Scholls Ferry Road when he passed the Impala using a "left turn only" lane. Witnesses said that when traffic slowed, it appeared that Mr. Thomas intentionally rammed the Impala as it was in a turn lane attempting to turn left. The Impala was passing Mr. Thomas' vehicle that was in the lane to the right, waiting for stopped traffic. Numerous witnesses told deputies that they saw Mr. Thomas exit his vehicle as he began yelling and cursing loudly while swinging a baseball bat. It appears he struck the Impala at least once with the bat.

Ryan Thomas was arrested and charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangering, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct, Hit and Run, Reckless Driving, and Criminal Mischief. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail and is held on $25,000 bail.

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UPDATE - FATALITY: Portland Police Major Crash Team Responding to Report of Child Struck by a Car in Southeast Portland

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE - FATALITY: PORTLAND POLICE MAJOR CRASH TEAM RESPONDING TO REPORT OF CHILD STRUCK BY A CAR IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND
Posted: February 28th, 2013 9:46 PM

The child struck by a car this evening died enroute to a Portland hospital.

Traffic officers learned that the child, a 4-year-old girl, was across Southeast 136th from her home visiting friends when she ran into the street to go home. A vehicle driving southbound on 136th Avenue, driven by a 69-year-old female, struck the child and immediately stopped.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Investigators believe she was traveling at or below the speed limit. The woman was not impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The names of the deceased child and the driver will be released on Friday.

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This evening, Thursday February 28, 2013, at 7:08 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a child struck by a car at Southeast 136th Avenue and Ellis Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the young child suffering from life-threatening injuries. The child has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation. The driver that struck the child has remained at the scene.

Traffic will be blocked in the area of Southeast 136th Avenue and Ellis Street as investigators process the crash scene.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

PIO is not responding at this time.

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-UPDATE- NUMBER 2 - Detectives Arrest Man in 1982 Aloha "Cold Case" Homicide

News Release from: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
-UPDATE- NUMBER 2 - DETECTIVES ARREST MAN IN 1982 ALOHA "COLD CASE" HOMICIDE
Posted: February 28th, 2013 9:34 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1128/62115/LORI_BILLINGSLEY.jpg (MURDERED)
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1128/62115/Kenneth_Hicks.jpg (ARRESTED)

Detective Mike O'Connell will be available for interviews at 9:00a.m. Friday morning March 1st at the Sheriff's Office. DA Bob Hermann will not be able to attend as he is out of town. Any questions, please call Bob Ray (I will be with him) @503-209-5613

Thank you

Bob Ray

Lori Billingsley's sister, Vickie, is willing to talk to the media. NO CALLS after 9pm please. 503-657-2752

Bob Ray


Detectives Arrest Man in 1982 Aloha "Cold Case" Homicide

February 28, 2013--Washington Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man and charged him with
the 1982 homicide of 17-year-old, Lori Billingsley.

Washington County Sheriff's Detectives arrested Kenneth Lee Hicks, 49, from Saint
Helens. He was charged with the 1982 murder of Lori Billingsley.

On October 10, 1982, Lori Billingsley's body was found in a drainage ditch on SW Miller
Hill Road south of SW Farmington Road in the community of Aloha. It was determined
that Ms. Billingsley was sexually assaulted and murdered.

Washington County Detectives tenaciously worked the case for over a year until all leads
were exhausted. Kenneth Hicks (19 at the time) was identified as a potential suspect but
there was not enough evidence to charge him with the murder. Sheriff's Detective Jim
Welch was the lead investigator assigned to the case in 1982. Detective Welch
(deceased) completed a very comprehensive investigation that would prove to be
invaluable to investigators decades later. While there was evidence collected,
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing did not yet exist.

In the early 1990's, DNA was beginning to be recognized as a valuable investigative tool
to aid in the identification and elimination of subjects connected to a crime. In 1991,
Sheriff's Detectives submitted evidence from the Billingsley homicide to the Oregon State
Police (OSP) Crime Lab for DNA analysis. No profile was identified.

In 2010, DNA technology had advanced to allow testing of small or degraded samples of
evidence that were previously unable to be tested. In 2010, Sheriff's Detectives again
submitted evidence from the Billingsley homicide to the OSP Crime Lab for DNA analysis.
A DNA profile was identified but didn't match any people currently in the DNA database.
In April of 2010, Detective Mike O'Connell retired from the Washington County Sheriff's
Office after 30 years of service. Detective O'Connell served in the Investigations Division
for 23 years before his retirement. Detective O'Connell began as a Washington County
Deputy Sheriff two years prior to the Billingsley homicide. In December 2010, Detective
O'Connell returned part time to the Sheriff's Office dedicated to solving cold cases. He
began working the Billingsley homicide, supported by the Sheriff's Violent Crimes Unit.

Detective O'Connell served a search warrant to seize Kenneth Hicks's DNA. Kenneth
Hick's DNA sample was sent to the OSP Crime Lab. The DNA profile from the Billingsley
homicide was a positive match for Kenneth Hicks's DNA profile.

On February 26, 2013 a Washington County Grand Jury indicted Kenneth Hicks with two
counts of Aggravated Murder. District Attorney Robert Hermann was assigned to the
original case in 1982 and is currently prosecuting the case on behalf of Washington
County.

On February 27, 2013, at about 4:15 a.m., Kenneth Hicks was arrested and lodged in the
Washington County Jail. He is held without bail and charged with two counts of
Aggravated Murder.

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information,
please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.

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Portland Police Major Crash Team Responding to Report of Child Struck by a Car in Southeast Portland

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE MAJOR CRASH TEAM RESPONDING TO REPORT OF CHILD STRUCK BY A CAR IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND
Posted: February 28th, 2013 7:32 PM

This evening, Thursday February 28, 2013, at 7:08 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a child struck by a car at Southeast 136th Avenue and Ellis Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the young child suffering from life-threatening injuries. The child has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation. The driver that struck the child has remained at the scene.

Traffic will be blocked in the area of Southeast 136th Avenue and Ellis Street as investigators process the crash scene.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

PIO is not responding at this time.

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-UPDATE- Detectives Arrest Man in 1982 Aloha "Cold Case" Homicide

News Release from: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
-UPDATE- DETECTIVES ARREST MAN IN 1982 ALOHA "COLD CASE" HOMICIDE
Posted: February 28th, 2013 6:07 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1128/62115/LORI_BILLINGSLEY.jpg (MURDERED)
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1128/62115/Kenneth_Hicks.jpg (ARRESTED)

Lori Billingsley's sister, Vickie, is willing to talk to the media. NO CALLS after 9pm please. 503-657-2752

Bob Ray


Detectives Arrest Man in 1982 Aloha "Cold Case" Homicide

February 28, 2013--Washington Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man and charged him with
the 1982 homicide of 17-year-old, Lori Billingsley.

Washington County Sheriff's Detectives arrested Kenneth Lee Hicks, 49, from Saint
Helens. He was charged with the 1982 murder of Lori Billingsley.

On October 10, 1982, Lori Billingsley's body was found in a drainage ditch on SW Miller
Hill Road south of SW Farmington Road in the community of Aloha. It was determined
that Ms. Billingsley was sexually assaulted and murdered.

Washington County Detectives tenaciously worked the case for over a year until all leads
were exhausted. Kenneth Hicks (19 at the time) was identified as a potential suspect but
there was not enough evidence to charge him with the murder. Sheriff's Detective Jim
Welch was the lead investigator assigned to the case in 1982. Detective Welch
(deceased) completed a very comprehensive investigation that would prove to be
invaluable to investigators decades later. While there was evidence collected,
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing did not yet exist.

In the early 1990's, DNA was beginning to be recognized as a valuable investigative tool
to aid in the identification and elimination of subjects connected to a crime. In 1991,
Sheriff's Detectives submitted evidence from the Billingsley homicide to the Oregon State
Police (OSP) Crime Lab for DNA analysis. No profile was identified.

In 2010, DNA technology had advanced to allow testing of small or degraded samples of
evidence that were previously unable to be tested. In 2010, Sheriff's Detectives again
submitted evidence from the Billingsley homicide to the OSP Crime Lab for DNA analysis.
A DNA profile was identified but didn't match any people currently in the DNA database.
In April of 2010, Detective Mike O'Connell retired from the Washington County Sheriff's
Office after 30 years of service. Detective O'Connell served in the Investigations Division
for 23 years before his retirement. Detective O'Connell began as a Washington County
Deputy Sheriff two years prior to the Billingsley homicide. In December 2010, Detective
O'Connell returned part time to the Sheriff's Office dedicated to solving cold cases. He
began working the Billingsley homicide, supported by the Sheriff's Violent Crimes Unit.

Detective O'Connell served a search warrant to seize Kenneth Hicks's DNA. Kenneth
Hick's DNA sample was sent to the OSP Crime Lab. The DNA profile from the Billingsley
homicide was a positive match for Kenneth Hicks's DNA profile.

On February 26, 2013 a Washington County Grand Jury indicted Kenneth Hicks with two
counts of Aggravated Murder. District Attorney Robert Hermann was assigned to the
original case in 1982 and is currently prosecuting the case on behalf of Washington
County.

On February 27, 2013, at about 4:15 a.m., Kenneth Hicks was arrested and lodged in the
Washington County Jail. He is held without bail and charged with two counts of
Aggravated Murder.

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information,
please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Portland Police Seeking Public's Help Locating a Missing Elderly Southeast Portland Woman with Dementia

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: PORTLAND POLICE SEEKING PUBLIC'S HELP LOCATING A MISSING ELDERLY SOUTHEAST PORTLAND WOMAN WITH DEMENTIA
Posted: February 28th, 2013 5:34 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/3056/62117/Wen_Len_Hsing.jpg

77-year-old woman Len-Hsing Wan has been found safe and is no longer considered a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating 77-year-old Len-Hsing Wan (pronounced "Len-Sing Wahn"), who left on foot from her home, in the 2600 block of Southeast Grant Street, at about 8:00 a.m. this morning, February 28, 2013, and did not return.

Len-Hsing suffers from dementia and other medical conditions, which caused her family to become concerned, and police were called after they had been unable to locate her. Portland Police officers responded immediately, at approximately 1:15 p.m. this afternoon, and have been working throughout the afternoon to attempt to locate her. No foul play is suspected.

Missing Persons detectives and Multnomah County Search & Rescue were called in, along with a State-certified K-9 tracking team, and a door-to-door canvass in the area is continuing.

Detectives have also activated the A Child Is Missing (ACIM) emergency reverse phone notification system, which broadcasts a pre-recorded message about the missing person to listed landlines within the geographic area, asking neighbors to check around their homes and businesses, for any sign of the missing person.

Len-Hsing is described as an Asian female, 77 years old, 5'2", 125 pounds, with straight, collar-length, salt & pepper gray hair, and brown eyes. She was last believed to be wearing a navy blue jacket with a collar, light-colored blue jeans, white tennis shoes with blue soles, and a black hat with a brim on it. Len-Hsing speaks little English; she speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.

Anyone with information about Len-Hsing's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with additional, non-emergency information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein, at (503) 823-0446.

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Portland Police Seeking Public's Help Locating a Missing Elderly Southeast Portland Woman with Dementia

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE SEEKING PUBLIC'S HELP LOCATING A MISSING ELDERLY SOUTHEAST PORTLAND WOMAN WITH DEMENTIA
Posted: February 28th, 2013 5:02 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/3056/62117/Wen_Len_Hsing.jpg

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating 77-year-old Len-Hsing Wan (pronounced "Len-Sing Wahn"), who left on foot from her home, in the 2600 block of Southeast Grant Street, at about 8:00 a.m. this morning, February 28, 2013, and did not return.

Len-Hsing suffers from dementia and other medical conditions, which caused her family to become concerned, and police were called after they had been unable to locate her. Portland Police officers responded immediately, at approximately 1:15 p.m. this afternoon, and have been working throughout the afternoon to attempt to locate her. No foul play is suspected.

Missing Persons detectives and Multnomah County Search & Rescue were called in, along with a State-certified K-9 tracking team, and a door-to-door canvass in the area is continuing.

Detectives have also activated the A Child Is Missing (ACIM) emergency reverse phone notification system, which broadcasts a pre-recorded message about the missing person to listed landlines within the geographic area, asking neighbors to check around their homes and businesses, for any sign of the missing person.

Len-Hsing is described as an Asian female, 77 years old, 5'2", 125 pounds, with straight, collar-length, salt & pepper gray hair, and brown eyes. She was last believed to be wearing a navy blue jacket with a collar, light-colored blue jeans, white tennis shoes with blue soles, and a black hat with a brim on it. Len-Hsing speaks little English; she speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.

Anyone with information about Len-Hsing's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with additional, non-emergency information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein, at (503) 823-0446.

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Detectives Arrest Man in 1982 Aloha "Cold Case" Homicide

News Release from: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
DETECTIVES ARREST MAN IN 1982 ALOHA "COLD CASE" HOMICIDE
Posted: February 28th, 2013 4:37 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1128/62115/LORI_BILLINGSLEY.jpg (MURDERED)
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1128/62115/Kenneth_Hicks.jpg (ARRESTED)

Detectives Arrest Man in 1982 Aloha "Cold Case" Homicide

February 28, 2013--Washington Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man and charged him with
the 1982 homicide of 17-year-old, Lori Billingsley.

Washington County Sheriff's Detectives arrested Kenneth Lee Hicks, 49, from Saint
Helens. He was charged with the 1982 murder of Lori Billingsley.

On October 10, 1982, Lori Billingsley's body was found in a drainage ditch on SW Miller
Hill Road south of SW Farmington Road in the community of Aloha. It was determined
that Ms. Billingsley was sexually assaulted and murdered.

Washington County Detectives tenaciously worked the case for over a year until all leads
were exhausted. Kenneth Hicks (19 at the time) was identified as a potential suspect but
there was not enough evidence to charge him with the murder. Sheriff's Detective Jim
Welch was the lead investigator assigned to the case in 1982. Detective Welch
(deceased) completed a very comprehensive investigation that would prove to be
invaluable to investigators decades later. While there was evidence collected,
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing did not yet exist.

In the early 1990's, DNA was beginning to be recognized as a valuable investigative tool
to aid in the identification and elimination of subjects connected to a crime. In 1991,
Sheriff's Detectives submitted evidence from the Billingsley homicide to the Oregon State
Police (OSP) Crime Lab for DNA analysis. No profile was identified.

In 2010, DNA technology had advanced to allow testing of small or degraded samples of
evidence that were previously unable to be tested. In 2010, Sheriff's Detectives again
submitted evidence from the Billingsley homicide to the OSP Crime Lab for DNA analysis.
A DNA profile was identified but didn't match any people currently in the DNA database.
In April of 2010, Detective Mike O'Connell retired from the Washington County Sheriff's
Office after 30 years of service. Detective O'Connell served in the Investigations Division
for 23 years before his retirement. Detective O'Connell began as a Washington County
Deputy Sheriff two years prior to the Billingsley homicide. In December 2010, Detective
O'Connell returned part time to the Sheriff's Office dedicated to solving cold cases. He
began working the Billingsley homicide, supported by the Sheriff's Violent Crimes Unit.

Detective O'Connell served a search warrant to seize Kenneth Hicks's DNA. Kenneth
Hick's DNA sample was sent to the OSP Crime Lab. The DNA profile from the Billingsley
homicide was a positive match for Kenneth Hicks's DNA profile.

On February 26, 2013 a Washington County Grand Jury indicted Kenneth Hicks with two
counts of Aggravated Murder. District Attorney Robert Hermann was assigned to the
original case in 1982 and is currently prosecuting the case on behalf of Washington
County.

On February 27, 2013, at about 4:15 a.m., Kenneth Hicks was arrested and lodged in the
Washington County Jail. He is held without bail and charged with two counts of
Aggravated Murder.

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information,
please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 47 north of Highway 26 (Photo)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 47 NORTH OF HIGHWAY 26 (PHOTO)
Posted: February 28th, 2013 4:18 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1002/62114/022813.hwy47mp76.jpg

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are investigating a two-vehicle serious injury traffic crash on Highway 47 about two miles north of Highway 26 near the Washington/Columbia County line. The highway is still blocked and traffic updates are available on TripCheck.com.

Preliminary information indicates on February 28, 2013 at approximately 3:00 p.m. a 2004 Subaru Outback with one occupant was southbound on Highway 47 near milepost 76 when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a northbound 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe with two occupants. After impact, the Subaru came to rest off the highway. The Chevrolet came to rest partially blocking the highway.

The Subaru's driver was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious injuries.

The Chevrolet's female driver was transported by ambulance to Tuality Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The male passenger was treated and released at the scene.

No names available for release at this time.

OSP is assisted at the scene by Vernonia Rural Fire Department, Vernonia Police Department, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Serial Burglar Identified

News Release from: Longview Police & Fire
SERIAL BURGLAR IDENTIFIED
Posted: February 28th, 2013 4:05 PM

Several commercial burglaries have been reported to the Longview Police Department during the past few months. As detectives investigated the string of burglaries some people were identified as persons of interest. One person of interest was identified as Morgan Perry Bluehorse (27 years old) who was a transient in the Longview area. In 2004 Bluehorse was convicted for 20 burglaries that had occurred in Longview.

On February 8, Bluehorse was arrested after a lengthy foot pursuit with Longview officers. Bluehorse was arrested for a Department of Corrections warrant at the time. Based on information developed during the burglar investigations and related evidence, Longview Police detectives contacted Bluehorse and interviewed him about the commercial burglaries. Bluehorse admitted to commiting multiple burglaries in Longview and the surrounding area. Bluehorse cooperated with detectives and identified 30 locations he either broke into or attempted to break into during the past several months. As a result of the investigation by the Longview Police detectives, burglary cases were cleared in Longview (19), Kelso (7), Cowlitz County (3), and Castle Rock (1). Multiple charges of Burglary 2nd degree, Theft 2nd and 3rd Degree, and Malicious Mischief 2nd and 3rd degree have been forwarded to the Cowlitz County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for Bluehorse.


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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of California Man, Seizure of 15 lbs of Marijuana - Interstate 5 in Salem (Photo)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
OSP TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO ARREST OF CALIFORNIA MAN, SEIZURE OF 15 LBS OF MARIJUANA - INTERSTATE 5 IN SALEM (PHOTO)
Posted: February 28th, 2013 3:48 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1002/62111/Gonzalez-Rivas.JPG

A Wednesday night traffic stop by Oregon State Police (OSP) along Interstate 5 in Salem led to the arrest of a California man after the trooper found approximately 15 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On February 27, 2013 at approximately 9:30 p.m. an OSP troopers stopped a 1996 Toyota Tacoma pickup displaying California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 253 for a speed violation. The driver was identified as CESAR E. GONZALEZ-RIVAS, age 36, from Willits, California.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 15 one-pound bags of marijuana concealed inside the pickup. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $35,000.

GONZALEZ-RIVAS was arrested without incident and lodged in the Marion County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. He is no longer in custody at the jail.

Photograph - Marion County Sheriff's Office

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Spring Backyard Burn Season Begins March 1st

News Release from: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue
SPRING BACKYARD BURN SEASON BEGINS MARCH 1ST
Posted: February 28th, 2013 3:14 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1797/62109/Spring_Burn_Season.pdf

Spring back yard burning opens March 1st through June 15th. Remember to call the burn Number, when you are ready to burn, at 503.992.3242 . Oregon DEQ regulates the burning based on air quality considerations and notifies the fire department daily to find out if burning is allowed or not. Fires should stay within the burn times that are recorded on the burn message.

To stay safe, keep the fires small and have an established fire break around your pile. A fire break is a cleared dirt area that is as wide as the pile is tall. This fire break should be completely around your burn pile, never burn close to homes, fences, sheds or brush. Keep tools on hand and a water hose or other water source nearby incase the fire gets to hot or out of control. You can always call 911 if the fire does get out of control and you need some help. Never leave the fire unattended. It's only legal to burn yard debris, remember not to put any garbage, furniture or other things you are trying to get rid of on the fire. Also remember for rural residents agricultural burning is for farm or nursery debris only.

There are some alternatives to burning that can make you more friendly with neighbors and decrease complaints such as curbside yard debris pick up. There are also composting solutions available either commercially or by simply making a area of your yard available for composting or spreading the leaves and grass in your garden or flower beds.

Again call 503.992.3242 if you are going to burn as the messages changes daily based on DEQ regulations.
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Central Precinct Officers Recover Multiple Stolen Bicycles - Suspect Arrested

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
CENTRAL PRECINCT OFFICERS RECOVER MULTIPLE STOLEN BICYCLES - SUSPECT ARRESTED
Posted: February 28th, 2013 3:13 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/3056/62108/Stolen_Bicycles.jpg
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/3056/62108/Steven_Sherman_27.jpg

Today, Thursday February 28, 2013, at 7:51 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to bike patrol received a call from the Biltmore Hotel, located at 310 Northwest 6th Avenue, on the report that management evicted a man and in the process of cleaning the room found that it was filled with bicycles and associated parts.

Officers identified 16 bicycles that were suspected stolen and seized all the bicycles, frames, and boxes of parts. While processing the evidence, the evicted man returned to the hotel and was arrested without incident. He has been identified as 27-year-old Steven Sherman.

Officers have been checking all of the available serial numbers for stolen as well as the stolen bicycle registry (http://www.stolenbicycleregistry.com). Officers have been able to return two bicycles to their rightful owners.

In one of these cases, the owner did not have the serial number to her bicycle but did make a police report and posted photos on the website, which assisted officers in tracking her down.

Sherman was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the First Degree, Theft in the Second Degree and Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine.

He will be arraigned on Friday.

Officers will continue to work on locating the rightful owners of the bicycles recovered.

The Portland Police Bureau encourages bicycle owners to keep track of the serial number of the bicycle in the event of a theft. Reports of lost or stolen bicycles can be filed online by visiting http://www.portlandpolice.com

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Oregon State Police - THU 3:12pm

Oregon State Police: Serious Injury Crash Hwy 47 @ 2 Miles North of Hwy 26. 2 Vehicles, Hwy Blocked. No More Info. Traffic Updates TripCheck.com.

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Public invited to March 12 informational gathering for update on MacArthur Boulevard plans

News Release from: City of Vancouver
PUBLIC INVITED TO MARCH 12 INFORMATIONAL GATHERING FOR UPDATE ON MACARTHUR BOULEVARD PLANS
Posted: February 28th, 2013 2:43 PM

Contacts:
Ryan Miles, Project Manager, Public Works, City of Vancouver, 360-487-7708 or ryan.miles@cityofvancouver.us
Brooke Porter, Outreach Coordinator, Public Works, City of Vancouver, 360-487-7116 or brooke.porter@cityofvancouver.us

If you frequently travel MacArthur Boulevard, consider stopping by an informational gathering from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 12 at Marshall Elementary School Media Center, 6400 MacArthur Blvd., for an update on the City of Vancouver's plans for microsurfacing and restriping for that corridor this summer.

MacArthur Boulevard is scheduled to get a new top coat of microsurfacing from East Mill Plain Boulevard to South Lieser Road. When that work is done, new striping will be painted on the surface. If there are any changes in how the lanes are configured, the best time to do that is while applying the new striping. In late 2012, the City of Vancouver reached out to the community seeking input and ideas as part of the review of possible configurations for MacArthur, keeping in mind funding is limited to microsurfacing and striping paint. After much public comment, the project is now ready to move forward.

The project plans include:
- From Mill Plain to Andresen, existing lane striping will be maintained with two vehicle lanes in each direction and a dedicated bicycle lane in each direction.
- From Andresen to Lieser, new striping will provide for two vehicle lanes in each direction, and the outermost vehicle lane will be a designated shared travel lane with shared lane markings and signage.
- New striping and reflectors will be added to both sides of the inner median.
- Vegetation will be trimmed along the median for construction and sight distance.
- Added educational outreach will seek to help drivers and cyclists alike learn about shared travel lanes. Information will be provided to schools to help promote corridor safety.

Public input received during the extensive outreach effort last year, as well as a review of hazards, traffic, accident history and other components, helped inform the city's decision on how to proceed in the coming striping of MacArthur Boulevard. The resulting plan aims to balance the needs of the community and eliminate bike safety issues that currently exist with stormwater drains and slopes.

The informational March 12 meeting is designed to be informal so the public can drop in at any time from 5 to 7 p.m. to speak with staff about microsurfacing and the striping plans. The public is also encouraged to learn more about the project by visiting the project webpage at www.cityofvancouver.us/MacArthur.

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Washington County 9-1-1 - THU 2:32pm

Washington County 9-1-1: This is an update to the press release issued last night on a 9-1-1 outage. (original press release below)
This afternoon we contated Frontier Communications and they advised us that sometime today the outage was resolved. We have no further information on this.
Original Release
Frontier Communications has advised us that there is a telephone outage in the 800blk of NW 10th Ave, Hillsboro. Reports indicate that there are 32 homes in the area that are without landline phone service; this is only affecting FiOS customers. The cause is unknown and they have technicians working on the issue. The estimated time of repair is 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. Residents affected by this outage that are without landline phone service should use a cellular phone to call 9-1-1, or go to the Hillsboro Fire station located at 240 S. 1st Ave. Washington County 9-1-1 has no further information on the outage. For more information on the outage, contact Frontier Communications.
At this time we are not aware of any citizen that has been affected by this outage.
I will send out an update when we are made aware of any new information. UPDATE

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Gun Task Force Arrests 2 People - Recovers a Handgun, Drugs and Money

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
GUN TASK FORCE ARRESTS 2 PEOPLE - RECOVERS A HANDGUN, DRUGS AND MONEY
Posted: February 28th, 2013 2:16 PM
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On Wednesday February 27, Portland Police officers assigned to the Gun Task Force and Gang Enforcement Team arrested two individuals in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Gun Task Force.

21-year-old Gustavo Isabel Vega was arrested on charges of Delivery and Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Heroin, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment, Menacing (Domestic Violence), and a Probation Violation on an original charge of Burglary in the First Degree.

33-year-old Kathleen Olinger was arrested for an outstanding Federal warrant for Identity Theft.

The arrests occurred in the parking lot of the Gresham Fred Meyer and search warrants were served at two locations after the arrests: 2497 Southeast Burnside Road in Gresham; and, 38679 Dubarko Road in Sandy.

Officers seized a .22 caliber handgun, approximately 3 grams of heroin and $600 in cash.

Vega and Olinger were booked into the Multnomah County Jail. The case will be presented to the U.S. Attorney's Office for possible Federal prosecution.

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WCCCA Launches a Redesigned Website

News Release from: Washington County 9-1-1
WCCCA LAUNCHES A REDESIGNED WEBSITE
Posted: February 28th, 2013 1:47 PM

This morning Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA / Washington County 9-1-1) launched its newly redesigned website, www.wccca.com. The website boasts a modern, clean design with intuitive navigation.

We have two new features on our homepage:
Active Incidents - This section displays how many active incidents our dispatchers are handling.
24 Hr Call Volume - This will display call volume statistics over a rolling 24-hour period.

We still have our live Joint CAD Incident Tracking System, which is a very popular feature of our website. This system plots most fire and medical calls in real time on a Google map for both Washington County and portions of Clackamas County.

WCCCA proudly provides all 9-1-1 service and public safety communications for police, fire, and emergency medical service within the cities of Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, King City, North Plains, Sherwood, Tigard, and Tualatin, as well as unincorporated areas of Washington County. For more information about WCCCA and its services, please visit www.wccca.com.

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WCCCA Launches a Redesigned Website

News Release from: Washington County 9-1-1
WCCCA LAUNCHES A REDESIGNED WEBSITE
Posted: February 28th, 2013 1:44 PM

This morning Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA / Washington County 9-1-1) launched its newly redesigned website, www.wcca.com. The website boasts a modern, clean design with intuitive navigation.

We have two new features on our homepage:
Active Incidents - This section displays how many active incidents our dispatchers are handling.
24 Hr Call Volume - This will display call volume statistics over a rolling 24-hour period.

We still have our live Joint CAD Incident Tracking System, which is a very popular feature of our website. This system plots most fire and medical calls in real time on a Google map for both Washington County and portions of Clackamas County.

WCCCA proudly provides all 9-1-1 service and public safety communications for police, fire, and emergency medical service within the cities of Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, King City, North Plains, Sherwood, Tigard, and Tualatin, as well as unincorporated areas of Washington County. For more information about WCCCA and its services, please visit www.wccca.com.

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Portland Police Continuing to Seek Public's Help Solving a Hit and Run to a Pedestrian

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE CONTINUING TO SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP SOLVING A HIT AND RUN TO A PEDESTRIAN
Posted: February 28th, 2013 1:09 PM
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Portland Police Bureau Traffic officers are asking for the public's help locating a vehicle possibly involved in a February 23, 2013 hit and run to a pedestrian in Southeast Portland.

Officers are seeking information about a dark-colored 2005-2007 Ford Escape SUV, which should be missing its driver's side mirror and would have minor damage along the driver's side front and side of the vehicle.

Pictures of a similar vehicle are being released to assist the public in identifying the vehicle type. Photos of the mirror recovered at the scene are also being released.

49-year-old Don Jeffrey Porter turned himself in to Portland Police on Sunday February 24, 2013, stating to police that he may be involved in the hit and run to 37-year-old pedestrian Sulema Hernandez-Rivas.

Despite having consistent damage on his vehicle, investigators have determined that the mirror left at the scene could not have come from Porter's 2013 Ford Escape, which was recovered by Portland Police from a local body shop. Police are looking into the possibility that more than one vehicle was involved in the crash.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Erik Koppang at (503) 823-2216 or CrimeTips@PortlandOregon.gov, reference Portland Police Bureau Case #13-15295.

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Firefighter Escapes Injury in Townhouse Fire Explosion

News Release from: Camas-Washougal Fire Department
FIREFIGHTER ESCAPES INJURY IN TOWNHOUSE FIRE EXPLOSION
Posted: February 28th, 2013 11:16 AM
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At 9:34 am on February 28, the Camas-Washougal Fire Department received a call for a townhouse on fire on SE Weir Street in Camas. A total of 22 personnel from CWFD and East County Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. On arrival, crews found smoke and flames showing from the second floor of a two bedroom townhouse. Crews were sent in immediately to extinguish the fire. While extinguishing the fire, a CWFD firefighter escaped injury when an unknown object fell from a window sill and exploded in flames. The firefighter was briefly engulfed in the flames until his partner turned the hose on him to extinguish the fire. Fortunately it appears the firefighter was protected by his gear and did not suffer any injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this point. The occupant described using a lighter to see under his bed as he had no flashlight available. Fire from the area of the bed was witnessed a short time later and the occupant evacuated the structure after calling 911. The initial investigation shows the fire likely started in the vicinity of the bed described by the occupant. Further investigation will be needed to confirm this possible cause. The occupant was not injured and Red Cross was notified for displacement assistance.

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UPDATE #2 - ARREST: Portland Police SERT Responding to Northeast Portland Motel on Report of Possibly Armed Man

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE #2 - ARREST: PORTLAND POLICE SERT RESPONDING TO NORTHEAST PORTLAND MOTEL ON REPORT OF POSSIBLY ARMED MAN
Posted: February 28th, 2013 8:48 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/3056/62091/James_David_Tautfest_34.jpg

On February 27, 2013, at 11:30 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct assisted the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force with locating a wanted subject, 34-year-old James David Tautfest at the Travelodge Motel, located at 3828 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

Tautfest was wanted out of Washington State for Identity Theft, Forgery, Theft and Possession of a Control Substance. The Fugitive Task Force had information Tautfest was staying at the Travelodge Avenue with his 15-year-old runaway sister.

US Marshals entered the Travelodge while Portland Police officers established a perimeter around the hotel. Tautfest barricaded himself inside the apartment with his sister and claimed to be armed.

The Portland Police Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) was activated along with the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and the hotel was evacuated.

Shortly after SERT and CNT arrived at the scene, Tautfest released his sister but refused to come out.

During the standoff Tautfest, who was high on methamphetamine, kicked a hole in the hotel wall, entered an adjacent attic, crashed through the floor and entered the weight room below. He then climbed back through the floor and crawled back into the room.

CNT made a phone call into the room and spoke to Tautfest for approximately two hours. Negotiations with Tautfest stalled so SERT deployed tear gas into the hotel room.

Tautfest eventually gave up and was taken into custody without incident. The hotel room was thoroughly searched but a firearm was never found.

Tautfest was then transported to the Multnomah County Jail and lodged on his warrants.

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At approximately 3:45 a.m. this morning, Portland Police SERT officers took the suspect into custody after deploying tear gas into his room. After gas was deployed, the 34-year-old male suspect surrendered without incident. The suspect was alone in his room at the time of his surrender.

Northeast 82nd Avenue will be opening as soon as police vehicles and equipment is cleared from the lanes of traffic.

There is still an ongoing investigation and no additional details are anticipated to be released until after 9:00 a.m.

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The Portland Police Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is responding to the Travelodge Portland Airport hotel, located at 3848 Northeast 82nd Avenue, on the report of a possibly armed man refusing to leave a motel room.

Northeast 82nd Avenue is closed to all traffic in both directions from Fremont Street to Sandy Boulevard. Police officers have evacuated neighboring motel rooms.

As this is an ongoing tactical situation, no additional information will be released at this time.

Media is advised to remain outside the safety perimeter.

PIO is not responding at this time but will provide updates when feasible.

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Update #2: Victim Identified - Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Arch Cape

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE #2: VICTIM IDENTIFIED - FATAL PEDESTRIAN-INVOLVED TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 101 NORTH OF ARCH CAPE
Posted: February 28th, 2013 6:10 AM

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 61-year old female. The victim's name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Andrew Merila, on February 27, 2013 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a 2013 Dodge Challenger driven by JEFFREY JAY SCHWIETERT, age 29, from Cannon Beach, was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 34 when a female reportedly walking along the northbound shoulder jumped into the traffic lane and was struck by the car.

The female pedestrian identified as CONNIE MARIE PETERMAN, age 61, was declared deceased at the scene. She is from Kirkland, Washington and was staying with an area relative. (Note: the age previously noted in last release was incorrect)

SCHWIETERT was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation. With the assistance of the Clatsop County Medical Examiner, the woman was identified and next of kin notified.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Cannon Beach Police Department, Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue, Medix Ambulance, and ODOT.

Highway 101 was closed about 90 minutes before one lane was open for traffic. All lanes were open about 30 minutes later.

No photographs available for release at this time.

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Update: Victim Identified - Fatal Traffic Crash - Fulton Road at Campbell Road northeast of Pendleton (Photos)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE: VICTIM IDENTIFIED - FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - FULTON ROAD AT CAMPBELL ROAD NORTHEAST OF PENDLETON (PHOTOS)
Posted: February 28th, 2013 6:01 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1002/62088/022713.fatal.fulton_campbell.2.jpg
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's two vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 44-year old woman at an intersection five miles northeast of Pendleton. The victim's name is released in this update.

According to Lieutenant Greg Sherman, on February 27, 2013 at approximately 3:15 p.m., a 1994 GMC pickup driven by STEVEN ELUMBAUGH, age 31, from Pendleton, was northbound on Campbell Road and pulled into the path of a 2000 Honda Civic traveling westbound on Fulton Road. The Honda crashed into the passenger side of the pickup and both vehicles came to rest on the west side of Campbell Road.

The Honda's driver, MARY ANN WOOD, age 44, from Pendleton, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

ELUMBAUGH was examined at the scene by medical responders and was not transported to a hospital.

Both drivers were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Pendleton Area Command office, with the assistance of the Umatilla County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.

OSP was assisted by Pendleton Police Department, Pendleton Fire Department and Ambulance Service, and ODOT.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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UPDATE: Portland Police SERT Responding to Northeast Portland Motel on Report of Possibly Armed Man

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE: PORTLAND POLICE SERT RESPONDING TO NORTHEAST PORTLAND MOTEL ON REPORT OF POSSIBLY ARMED MAN
Posted: February 28th, 2013 4:04 AM

At approximately 3:45 a.m. this morning, Portland Police SERT officers took the suspect into custody after deploying tear gas into his room. After gas was deployed, the 34-year-old male suspect surrendered without incident. The suspect was alone in his room at the time of his surrender.

Northeast 82nd Avenue will be opening as soon as police vehicles and equipment is cleared from the lanes of traffic.

There is still an ongoing investigation and no additional details are anticipated to be released until after 9:00 a.m.

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The Portland Police Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is responding to the Travelodge Portland Airport hotel, located at 3848 Northeast 82nd Avenue, on the report of a possibly armed man refusing to leave a motel room.

Northeast 82nd Avenue is closed to all traffic in both directions from Fremont Street to Sandy Boulevard. Police officers have evacuated neighboring motel rooms.

As this is an ongoing tactical situation, no additional information will be released at this time.

Media is advised to remain outside the safety perimeter.

PIO is not responding at this time but will provide updates when feasible.

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Portland Police SERT Responding to Northeast Portland Motel on Report of Possibly Armed Man

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE SERT RESPONDING TO NORTHEAST PORTLAND MOTEL ON REPORT OF POSSIBLY ARMED MAN
Posted: February 28th, 2013 12:41 AM

The Portland Police Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is responding to the Travelodge Portland Airport hotel, located at 3848 Northeast 82nd Avenue, on the report of a possibly armed man refusing to leave a motel room.

Northeast 82nd Avenue is closed to all traffic in both directions from Fremont Street to Sandy Boulevard. Police officers have evacuated neighboring motel rooms.

As this is an ongoing tactical situation, no additional information will be released at this time.

Media is advised to remain outside the safety perimeter.

PIO is not responding at this time but will provide updates when feasible.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

TVF&R to Encourage Legislators to Support Bill Requiring High School Students to Learn CPR

News Release from: Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
TVF&R TO ENCOURAGE LEGISLATORS TO SUPPORT BILL REQUIRING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO LEARN CPR
Posted: February 27th, 2013 10:03 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1214/62090/Speech_Tournament.jpg (TVF&R Fire Chief Mike Duyck facilitates hands-only CPR training to 400 people at a Valley Catholic speech tournament last weekend. )
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/1214/62090/911_Call_Cardiac_Save_MP3_96K.mp3 (Condensed 9-1-1 tape demonstrating hands-only CPR. The incident involved Raoul Meekcoms who was saved by his wife, Sandy, who performed hands-only CPR)

What: Public Hearing on Senate Bill 275
When: Thursday, February 28th, 1:00 PM
Where: Senate Education Committee, Hearing Room C (Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301)

A public hearing on SB275, a bill that will require all high school students be trained in CPR, is scheduled for the Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee on Thursday, February 28. At 1:00 pm legislators will hear from medical professionals, EMS officials, and Valley Catholic students trained in CPR. In November 2011, TVF&R and Valley Catholic Middle School implemented the first partnership in Oregon between a fire department and school to teach hands-only CPR to the community. Since that time, 150 8th grade students from Valley Catholic have taught hands-only CPR to over 2,100 community members. One of those community members was Vancouver resident, Angela Winemeuller, who had the chance to render aid to a cardiac patient in her hometown on February 24th, ONE DAY after learning hands-only CPR at a speech tournament at Valley Catholic.

Also testifying during the 1:00 pm hour will be Raoul Meekcoms, a cardiac arrest survivor, and his wife, Sandy, who performed hands-only CPR before Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue paramedics arrived to provide advanced life support care. (A compressed version of the 9-1-1 tape is included with this press release.)

Annually, over 300,000 people experience a cardiac arrest. Many die before ever reaching a hospital due to not receiving timely CPR. Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone, anywhere, and when it does, a patient's survival depends on the people around them. When provided quickly, CPR doubles the chance of survival for a cardiac patient.

"In TVF&R's service area, cardiac survival rates exceed the national average, ranging between 11% and 23% for the past several years. Fire Chief Mike Duyck states, "I attribute this, not only to our department's investment in paramedics and advanced cardiac drugs and equipment on every unit, but our community's demonstrated willingness to perform hands-only CPR during a cardiac event." Duyck added, "Passing SB275 will bring more than 45,000 trained lifesavers to our community every year."

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CCSO: Lost Snowboarder at Ski Bowl Found Safe

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
CCSO: LOST SNOWBOARDER AT SKI BOWL FOUND SAFE
Posted: February 27th, 2013 8:58 PM

On February 27, 2013 the Clackamas County Sheriff's responded to the report of a lost snowboarder from the Ski Bowl ski resort on Mt Hood. The initial call was received about 3:45 pm.

Cody Johnson, 17, of Gresham called some friends who initially contacted Timberline Lodge and then spoke with Ski Bowl's ski patrol. Ski Bowl deployed resources which included their ski patrol and a tracked vehicle known as a snowcat to look for Cody.

Cody was instructed to call 911 so his location could be obtained through gps coordinates. Search and recue coordinators from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the area. Deputies relayed the gps coordinates to the ski patrol to assist with their search.

Cody was located at approximately 7:30 pm by the ski patrol and brought back to the parking lot by snowcat. Paramedics from AMR were standing by and assessed Cody's condition. Cody was not injured and after consulting with his parents he was release.

During the search an initial investigation revealed Cody had snowboarded in an area marked "out-of-bounds" with posted signs. As people enjoy mountain recreation we would ask that they be cognizant of markers and stay in the designated areas.

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Update: Added Information - Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Arch Cape

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE: ADDED INFORMATION - FATAL PEDESTRIAN-INVOLVED TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 101 NORTH OF ARCH CAPE
Posted: February 27th, 2013 7:45 PM

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 51-year old female whose name will be released Thursday to allow family additional time for next of kin notifications. The driver's name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Andrew Merila, on February 27, 2013 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a 2013 Dodge Challenger driven by JEFFREY JAY SCHWIETERT, age 29, from Cannon Beach, was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 34 when a female reportedly walking along the northbound shoulder jumped into the traffic lane and was struck by the car.

The female pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. She is an out-of-state resident who was staying with an area relative.

SCHWIETERT was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation. With the assistance of the Clatsop County Medical Examiner, the woman has been identified and is not an area resident.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Cannon Beach Police Department, Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue, Medix Ambulance, and ODOT.

Highway 101 was closed about 90 minutes before one lane was open for traffic. All lanes were open about 30 minutes later.

No photographs available for release at this time.

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Fatal Traffic Crash - Fulton Road at Campbell Road northeast of Pendleton

News Release from: Oregon State Police
FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - FULTON ROAD AT CAMPBELL ROAD NORTHEAST OF PENDLETON
Posted: February 27th, 2013 7:39 PM

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's two vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 44-year old woman at an intersection five miles northeast of Pendleton. The victim's name and city of residence will be released Thursday morning to allow family additional time for next of kin notifications.

According to Lieutenant Greg Sherman, on February 27, 2013 at approximately 3:15 p.m., a 1994 GMC pickup driven by STEVEN ELUMBAUGH, age 31, from Pendleton, was northbound on Campbell Road and pulled into the path of a 2000 Honda Civic traveling westbound on Fulton Road. The Honda crashed into the passenger side of the pickup and both vehicles came to rest on the west side of Campbell Road.

The Honda's 44-year old female driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

ELUMBAUGH was examined at the scene by medical responders and was not transported to a hospital.

Both drivers were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Pendleton Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.

OSP was assisted by Pendleton Police Department, Pendleton Fire Department and Ambulance Service, and ODOT.

No photographs available for this release.

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Portland Police Arrest Two Men After Drug Overdose Death of Portland Woman

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE ARREST TWO MEN AFTER DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH OF PORTLAND WOMAN
Posted: February 27th, 2013 6:06 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/3056/62087/Herbert_Walter_Miller_38.jpg
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/3056/62087/Stephen_Thomas_Frias_68.jpg

Portland Police Drugs and Vice (DVD) officers arrested two men in connection with the drug overdose death of a 60-year-old North Tabor neighborhood woman.

Officers arrested 38-year-old Herbert Walter Miller and 68-year-old Stephen Thomas Frias and booked them into the Multnomah County Jail.

This investigation started on Monday February 25, 2013, at 11:06 p.m., when Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a residence in the 4500 block of East Burnside Street on the report of a possible overdose death.

Officers learned that the deceased woman, 60-year-old Karen Sue Osborne, had a drug problem and purchased pills using her cell phone.

Utilizing evidence gathered at the scene, DVD officers were able to make two arrests in connection with drug distribution.

DVD officers recovered a quantity of various prescription pills and eleven firearms from the home of Stephen Frias. Five of the firearms recovered were recently reported stolen. The circumstances surrounding the stolen firearms is an ongoing investigation and no additional details will be released.

Herbert Miller was booked on a charge of Distribution of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree.

Stephen Frias was booked on 10 different drug-related charges and five counts of Theft in the First Degree, related to the stolen firearms.

Miller and Frias may face additional charges.

The Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division investigates every drug overdose death in the City of Portland. Community members concerned about drug activity in their neighborhood should report the information on line at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=30740 or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at (503) 823-3784.

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Washington County 9-1-1 - WED 5:36pm

Washington County 9-1-1: Frontier Communications has advised us that there is a telephone outage in the 800blk of NW 10th Ave, Hillsboro. Reports indicate that there are 32 homes in the area that are without landline phone service; this is only affecting FiOS customers. The cause is unknown and they have technicians working on the issue. The estimated time of repair is 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. Residents affected by this outage that are without landline phone service should use a cellular phone to call 9-1-1, or go to the Hillsboro Fire station located at 240 S. 1st Ave. Washington County 9-1-1 has no further information on the outage. For more information on the outage, contact Frontier Communications.
At this time we are not aware of any citizen that has been affected by this outage.
I will send out an update when we are made aware of any new information.

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Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Arch Cape

News Release from: Oregon State Police
FATAL PEDESTRIAN-INVOLVED TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 101 NORTH OF ARCH CAPE
Posted: February 27th, 2013 5:02 PM

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash that resulted in the death of an adult female on Highway 101 north of Arch Cape. Names will be released later. The victim's next of kin have not been notified.

According to Sergeant Andrew Merila, on February 27, 2013 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a 2013 Dodge Challenger driven by a 29-year old male was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 34 when a female reportedly walking along the northbound shoulder jumped into the traffic lane and was struck by the car. The female pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. The car's driver was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation. With the assistance of the Clatsop County Medical Examiner, the woman has been identified and is not an area resident.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Cannon Beach Police Department, Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue, Medix Ambulance, and ODOT.

Highway 101 was closed about 90 minutes before one lane was open for traffic. All lanes were open about 30 minutes later.

No photographs available for release at this time.

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OSP Traffic Stop for 98 MPH Leads to Arrest of 2 Utah Residents After Marijuana Found in Vehicle - Interstate 84 in Baker City (Photos)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
OSP TRAFFIC STOP FOR 98 MPH LEADS TO ARREST OF 2 UTAH RESIDENTS AFTER MARIJUANA FOUND IN VEHICLE - INTERSTATE 84 IN BAKER CITY (PHOTOS)
Posted: February 27th, 2013 4:47 PM
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An Oregon State Police traffic stop Wednesday morning of a van traveling 98 mph along Interstate 84 in Baker City led the arrest of two Utah residents after the trooper found approximately one pound of marijuana concealed in the van.

On February 27, 2013 at approximately 6:56 a.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 2006 Kia Sedona van displaying Utah license plates for traveling 98 mph in a 65 mph speed zone eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 304. The van was occupied by two people identified as driver ZACHARY ORTON, age 19, and passenger ANTHONY CONLEY, age 26, both from Odgen, Utah.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately one pound of marijuana in two separate bags concealed in the rear portion of the van. OSP was assisted during the traffic stop by Baker County Sheriff's Office.

ORTON and CONLEY were taken into custody and lodged in the Baker County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. ORTON was also cited for Exceeding the Posted Speed to wit: 98 mph in a 65 mph speed area, and No Operators License.

Photographs - Baker County Sheriff's Office

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Oregon State Police - WED 4:16pm

Oregon State Police: Fatal Crash in Umatilla Co. Fulton Rd at Campbell Rd north of Pendleton, 2 Vehicles, One Victim. OSP investigating & Info to be released later.

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Parolee Arrested After Early Morning Pursuit & Crash

News Release from: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
PAROLEE ARRESTED AFTER EARLY MORNING PURSUIT & CRASH
Posted: February 27th, 2013 3:56 PM
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A wanted Parole Violator was arrested this morning following a 6-mile pursuit and crash near the City of Aurora.

At about 10:45am, Sr. Deputy David Wagner spotted a white 1995 Cadillac in the parking lot of the Broadacres Store on Butteville Road. Wagner could see a man sitting in the driver's seat. The vehicle had been identified as one involved in several car clouts in Aurora during the past few weeks.

Pete Marcellais, the MCSO Deputy assigned to Aurora, had earlier issued an alert for all deputies to watch for the vehicle. Marcellais' 2-week investigation had developed Uriah Johnathan Gibson, 23, of Aurora as the suspect in the thefts from parked vehicles. Gibson was known to drive the Cadillac and was also known to be a parolee. On Tuesday afternoon, Deputy Marcellais spotted Gibson driving in Aurora and tried to arrest him. Gibson was able to avoid arrest by speeding off in the Cadillac.

As Wagner drove by the parked car this morning, Gibson realized he'd been spotted. He immediately drove off southbound on Butteville Road. Wagner followed him with his emergency lights and siren activated. During the next few minutes, Gibson attempted to get away from Wagner, driving at speeds up to 105mph, passing some cars and forcing other cars in oncoming lanes off the road. At one point, Gibson drove off the paved road through a grass field near the Woodburn Drag Strip. He eventually made his way back to Butteville Road and continued southbound.

The pursuit ended momentarily at the intersection of Jensen Road NE and St. Louis Road NE when Gibson failed to stop for the stop sign and crashed into a jersey barrier at the "T" intersection. Smoke poured from the car's engine; Wagner wasn't sure if the car was on fire or if Gibson was injured. Wagner went to check on his condition and place him under arrest.

Gibson refused to obey verbal commands and suddenly restarted his car and drove west over Interstate 5 with the car still smoking and a couple of tires flattened. At the bottom of the overpass he crossed over into the oncoming lane and came to a stop. Due to the danger Gibson's driving posed to other drivers, Wagner used his patrol car to push the Cadillac off the road into a ditch, bringing the pursuit to an end.

Gibson was taken into custody, but claimed he was injured in the earlier crash. Medics transported him to the Salem Hospital for treatment. Woodburn Fire personnel dealt with the smoking car.

Following treatment, Gibson will be booked into the Marion County Jail and charged with Felony Elude (2 counts), Reckless Endangerment (3 counts), Hit & Run (misd), and a Parole Violation (prior conviction for domestic violence).

Deputy Marcellais plans to interview Gibson regarding the prior car clouts and the pursuit he had with Gibson on Tuesday.

He is scheduled for court on Thursday at 3:00pm.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - WED 3:13pm

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: U.S. 101 is now open to one lane of traffic following a crash that resulted in a pedestrian fatality between Cannon Beach and Arch Cape (MP 35). Alternating traffic is being flagged through. Motorists should expect minor delays. Please use caution. UPDATE

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CCSO: Witness calls 911 after watching suspect burglarize her Lake Oswego area home

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
CCSO: WITNESS CALLS 911 AFTER WATCHING SUSPECT BURGLARIZE HER LAKE OSWEGO AREA HOME
Posted: February 27th, 2013 2:52 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-02/624/62079/13-06003.JPG (suspect sketch)

On February 25, 2013 at approximately 2:30 pm, deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and police officers from the Lake Oswego Police Department responded to a residence on the 13200 block of Sw 63rd Ave in Portland, OR for the report of a burglary that had just occurred.

The witness who was identified as Juliann Peterson, age 19 of Portland, watched the incident from a nearby house.

Peterson knew the person did not belong there because she lives at the victim's residence. She watched the suspect walk up and wait at the front door of the house before he entered the home. A short while later the suspect exited the residence.

Peterson went outside and yelled at the suspect who turned to look at her and then ran away southbound from the location with items he had stolen from the residence.

Peterson called 911 at that point to report the crime.

The following day, Peterson met with a forensic artist who works for the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to complete a composite sketch of the suspect.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his mid 30's, 5'7' -5'8" tall with a stocky build. He was further described as having a round fat face with wrinkles in the cheeks and neck area. At the time of the burglary the suspect was wearing a black beanie, black coat, black pants, black gloves and was carrying a black backpack.

TIPS SOUGHT

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this crime.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-6003.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.

Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-6003.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - WED 2:00pm

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: U.S. 101 is expected to remain closed for 1 to 2 hours as law enforcement investigates a serious crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian between Cannon Beach and Arch Cape (MP 35). Motorists should avoid the area. UPDATE

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - WED 1:38pm

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: A serious crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian has closed U.S. 101 in both directions between Cannon Beach and Arch Cape (MP 35). This could be a long closure. Motorists should avoid the area and use alternative routes, or expect long delays.

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Oregon State Police - WED 1:30pm

Oregon State Police: Fatal Ped-Involved Crash Hwy 101 near Arch Cape MP 34. OSP Enroute, Poss. Blockage, No More Info. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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Embezzlement Arrest

News Release from: Longview Police & Fire
EMBEZZLEMENT ARREST
Posted: February 27th, 2013 12:41 PM

On January 28,2013, Thomas Rozwood, president of the YMCA board of directors, reported an embezzlement to the Longview Police Department. Mr. Rozwood advised the YMCA conducted a financial audit in December 2012 and several thousand dollars in discrepancies were discovered. The YMCA completed an in depth audit and initiated an internal investigation into the matter. Longview Police detectives began a criminal investigation with the information provided by Mr. Rozwood. The investigation revealed in excess of $150,000 had been stolen during the past several years. On February 26, detectives interviewed the suspect, Tomi Dupper (57 years old). Dupper was a bookkeeper for the YMCA and had been employed there for 23 years. Dupper admitted to stealing funds from the YMCA during the past several years. She indicated she did not know how much money she stole all together. Following the interview, Dupper was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on two counts of first degree t
heft.

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Beaverton's Human Rights Advisory Commission Continues Cultural Conversations

News Release from: City of Beaverton
BEAVERTON'S HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMISSION CONTINUES CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS
Posted: February 27th, 2013 11:27 AM

- Residents are invited to learn more about the Asian community in Beaverton -

Beaverton's Human Rights Commission (HRAC) is continuing its series of Cultural Conversations with members of Beaverton's Asian community on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library (12375 SW Fifth Street). The conversations are a chance for local immigrants to share their experiences with the community.

"Beaverton's Cultural Conversations present an opportunity for residents to learn first-hand about our diverse residents," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "According to the U.S. Census, the Asian population makes up 10.5 percent of our community. We can use this conversation as a chance to get to know your neighbors better and share in their experiences."

Residents Jane Yang, originally from Thailand as well as Anuradha Jairam, originally from India, will share what led them to settle in Beaverton and discuss some the challenges and successes they have encountered here.

"Our Commission is proud to continue its tradition of inviting our residents to share their culture and their stories," said Rob Solomon, HRAC chair. "Our city's rich diversity is an asset for us all. We are pleased that Ms. Yang and Ms. Jairam are joining us for what I am sure will be an informative and enlightening conversation."

The Commission's regular business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and the Cultural Conversation begins at 7:30 p.m.

HRAC's mission is to safeguard the rights of all citizens and promote mutual understanding. HRAC helps citizens and government in the city of Beaverton to embrace and celebrate diversity, eliminate bigotry and enhance a sense of community. HRAC continues to be involved in a number of programs that promote basic human rights in the community. The two largest of these are the annual Human Rights Award and Creative Expressions Contest.

For more information about HRAC, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/HRAC or call Rob Solomon at 503-644-9696.

Beaverton enjoys one of the most diverse populations among Oregon cities. Most recently, the city was awarded the 2012 Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton has been named one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest for three consecutive years, as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency'
s Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. For more information, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton.

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UPDATE #2 - ADDITIONAL SEIZURES: Portland Police Seize 35 Firearms, Recover Ounce of Heroin - Two Arrested

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE #2 - ADDITIONAL SEIZURES: PORTLAND POLICE SEIZE 35 FIREARMS, RECOVER OUNCE OF HEROIN - TWO ARRESTED
Posted: February 27th, 2013 9:51 AM
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On Tuesday February 26, 2013, Portland Police Bureau officers assigned to the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) served a search warrant on two safes that were recovered during this investigation.

Seized from inside the safes were more than $100,000 in US currency, more than one ounce of heroin, and four handguns. None of the handguns are reported stolen.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges could be filed against the two people arrested, 30-year-old Joshua Michael Buettner and 26-year-old Jehna Gowanlock.

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The arrest occurred in the 4200 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue (Lents neighborhood) but the residence where the guns were seized is in the 4500 block of Southeast 75th Avenue (Foster-Powell neighborhood).

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau will hold an evidence viewing of the 35 firearms recovered yesterday by the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team.

The viewing will be at the Property / Evidence Division, located at 2619 Northwest Industrial Way, at 1:30 p.m.

Interested media should check in at the public entrance.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday February 20, 2013, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team arrested two people on drug-related charges and recovered 35 firearms from a Lents neighborhood home in Southeast Portland.

The two people arrested were 30-year-old Joshua Michael Buettner and 26-year-old Jehna Gowanlock.

This investigation started in January 2013 when officers learned that Buettner and Gowanlock might be involved in the distribution of heroin.

Yesterday, officers contacted Buettner who was armed with a handgun in a shoulder holster and in was also in possession of an ounce of heroin.

Officers then went to Buettner's residence where they located and seized 34 additional firearms, including numerous rifles and handguns. Additional evidence seized includes ammunition and two safes.

This remains an ongoing investigation but some photos of the seized firearms are being released. They were all taken to the Property/Evidence Division. Officers will be checking serial numbers to see if any of the guns are listed as stolen property and if so, will make every effort to return them to the rightful owner.

Buettner and Gowanlock were both charged with multiple drug crimes and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. They will be arraigned today.

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Red Cross to Linn Co. house fire

News Release from: American Red Cross - Oregon Region
RED CROSS TO LINN CO. HOUSE FIRE
Posted: February 27th, 2013 9:44 AM

Disaster action team volunteers of the American Red Cross responded to a disaster in the 38700 block of Gilkey Rd. in Scio, Ore. This single-family house fire displaced 2-adults. Red Cross provided assistance with lodging, food, seasonal clothing, comfort kits, and information about disaster health services and mental health support.

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OSP Troopers Planning Enforcement Effort Friday on Highway 6 West of Banks Targeting Violations Associated With Roadway Departure Crashes

News Release from: Oregon State Police
OSP TROOPERS PLANNING ENFORCEMENT EFFORT FRIDAY ON HIGHWAY 6 WEST OF BANKS TARGETING VIOLATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ROADWAY DEPARTURE CRASHES
Posted: February 27th, 2013 9:40 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) will be conducting a high visibility enforcement effort on Highway 6 west of Banks on Friday, March 1, in one of the locations recently announced where OSP received an ODOT grant to provide overtime enforcement hours to help prevent roadway departure crashes.

According to Sergeant Luke Schwartz, on the afternoon and early evening of March 1, OSP will use overtime grant funding for enforcement on Highway 6 between milepost 30 and 45. Troopers will target violations that are factors in area crashes such as speed, fail to drive with a traffic lane, and DUII.

A "roadway departure crash" is defined as a non-intersection crash which occurs after a vehicle crosses an edge line or a centerline, or otherwise leaves the traveled portion of the roadway. Examples include crashing head-on, sideswiping another vehicle, and traveling off the highway and rolling over or colliding with a fixed object.

ODOT awarded OSP grant funds dedicated for overtime enforcement to help lower these types of crashes in specific highway locations identified as some of the worst areas in the state. ODOT identified the highway locations following a review of crash analysis data that pointed at crash types, causes, dates, day(s) of week, and time periods. The enforcement strategy is in addition to ODOT engineering work that is also helping reduce these crash types in the selected areas.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, roadway departure crashes account for 53 percent of all fatal traffic crashes. In Oregon, these types of crashes account for approximately 66 percent of all fatalities.

Information about the grant funding and targeted highways is available at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/02_14_2013_roadway_departure_crash_grant.aspx

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

UPDATE #2 - SUSPECT ID: Portland Police Investigating a Stabbing in the Lloyd District - Two Suspects in Custody

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE #2 - SUSPECT ID: PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING A STABBING IN THE LLOYD DISTRICT - TWO SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY
Posted: February 26th, 2013 8:11 PM

The suspects arrested in connection with today's stabbing are 32-year-old Paul Ray Hargrow and 25-year-old Gabrielle Unique King.

Hargrow was booked on charges of Assault in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree. King was booked on a charge of Robbery in the First Degree. Additional charges may result after a Multnomah Grand Jury hears the case.

Hargrow and King were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Wednesday.

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The victim's of this morning's stabbing are continuing to recover at Portland hospitals. 53-year-old Randal Steven Davis, who had his backpack stolen; and, 32-year-old William Lewis Hashman both suffered stab wounds during the incident.

The suspects, a 25-year-old female and a 32-year-old male, were arrested without incident at Northeast 9th Avenue and Broadway and will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Their names and charges will be released after they are booked into jail.

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This morning, Tuesday February 26, 2013, at 9:10 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the 1100 block of Northeast Broadway on the report of a stabbing. As officers were enroute to the call additional information was broadcast that there may be two victims and the suspects were last seen walking through the Safeway grocery store parking lot.

Officers arrived in the area and located both male victims, who have been transported to the hospital with serious but not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses described the suspects to police, who located both in the neighborhood and took them into custody.

Preliminary information to officers is that the first victim came out of the Dollar Tree store and found his backpack missing, but saw a woman with it nearby. The man asked why she had the backpack and demanded it be returned when her male companion stabbed the victim.

A witness then sprayed pepper spray onto the male suspect who in turn stabbed the witness.

There are no outstanding suspects or danger to the community.

Additional details will be released as they become available.

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