Monday, September 30, 2013

Preliminary Information: Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 south of Medford

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: FATAL PEDESTRIAN-INVOLVED TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 5 SOUTH OF MEDFORD


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 10:40 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating a pedestrian-involved traffic crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 about five miles south of Medford that turned fatal after the adult male pedestrian died at an area hospital.

Preliminary information indicates on September 30, 2013 at approximately 9:14 p.m., OSP troopers and area emergency responders were dispatched to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian and commercial truck northbound Interstate 5 near milepost 24. The male pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he reportedly died about an hour later.

Information regarding the crash including names of the driver and victim will be released Tuesday. One northbound lane is reported blocked at this time and traffic updates are posted on www.TripCheck.com.

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Pipe Shop Robbed in Southeast Portland's Richmond Neighborhood

PIPE SHOP ROBBED IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S RICHMOND NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 9:33 PM
This evening, Monday September 30, 2013, at 8:17 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Poppi's Pipes, located at 3619 Southeast Division Street, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that the suspect entered the shop, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the shop. It is not known if the suspect ran away or got into a vehicle.

Officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white female in her mid-20s, 5'6" tall, thin build, blonde hair, blue eyes, wearing something covering her face, a green jacket and blue jeans, and armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Robbery Detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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PGE - MON 4:59pm

PGE: PGE crews made good progress today restoring damage from this weekend's storm, currently with approximately 3,300 customers without power. Many of the remaining outages are small and require time intensive work, so we appreciate all our customers' patience. Since Saturday, crews have restored more than 110,000 outages and repaired approximately 350 downed wires across the PGE service area. Crews will continue to work around the clock until all service has been restored. As always, PGE reminds customers to be safe and stay away from downed lines and report them at 503-464-7777 in Portland, 503-399-7717 in Salem and 1-800-544-1795 outside of the Portland area.
Further outage updates can be found at PortlandGeneral.com/Outage. UPDATE

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Portland Fire & Rescue Arson Investigation Unit announces the a conviction of SE Portland Arsonist (video footage below)

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE ARSON INVESTIGATION UNIT ANNOUNCES THE A CONVICTION OF SE PORTLAND ARSONIST (VIDEO FOOTAGE BELOW)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 1:50 PM
The PF&R Arson Investigation Unit is pleased to announce they have a conviction in the February 24, 2013 arson case in which a man is seen on a surveillance video lighting an SUV next to a home on fire. According to Arson Investigators, DNA evidence collected at the scene led them to Michael David Gunst who agreed to a plea deal with the Multnomah County District Attorney's office for a prison term of 30 months. The Arson Investigation Unit also used their canine team member(Lila) to identify the presence of fuel that was used to start the fire, this fuel was also fo und on three residences nearby the SUV. It's believed that Mr. Gunst intention was to start all 3 residences on fire. At the 1:14 mark of the video you can see Mr. Gunst walk through a yard to the front of a home, strike a lighter several times before an SUV burst into flames. Mr Gunst was convicted of one count of "Arson 1" and one count of "Attempted Arson 1" and will serve 30 months in a state prison.

Video link will direct you to yotube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KLg1LoyIHY

(fast forward to 1:14)
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UPDATE: Contractor Robbed at Gunpoint in Southeast Portland Home - Truck Missing

UPDATE: CONTRACTOR ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND HOME - TRUCK MISSING


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 12:36 PM
The vehicle taken in this morning's robbery has been recovered by police at Southeast 112th Avenue and Knapp Street. Members of KPTV/Fox 12 news were in the area and located the vehicle then called police.

The suspects in this case are still outstanding and officers do not believe they have remained in the area.

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This morning, Monday September 30, 2013, at 8:54 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at a residence in the 7800 block of Southeast 114th Avenue.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim who told police that he was at the residence to do some repairs when he was confronted by two men inside the home, one armed with a handgun.

The suspects demanded the victim's phone, wallet and keys, then left the area in his work truck after tying him up in the home. The victim was able to get free to call 9-1-1.

The truck is described as a white Ford F-150 pickup with an orange cement mixer in the back. The truck also has "Rupp Family Construction" graphics.

The suspect with the gun is described as a white male in his 40s, 5'8" tall, medium build, clean shaven, wearing all dark clothing. There is no description on the second suspect.

Anyone seeing the vehicle is asked not to approach it but to immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with non-emergency information about this incident is asked to call Robbery Detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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Public's Help Sought in Locating a Missing Portland Man with Medical and Mental Health Issues

PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT IN LOCATING A MISSING PORTLAND MAN WITH MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 12:32 PM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-09/3056/67988/Norris_Newman.jpg
Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating 73-year-old Norris Newman, who went missing on foot from his care facility, located in the 12700 block of Southeast Holgate Street, during the early morning hours on September 30, 2013.

Newman is not his own legal guardian, and suffers from various medical and mental health conditions, including mild dementia, which, if left untreated, could endanger his welfare.

This is the second time Newman has been reported missing to police this month. It has been determined that Newman was able to circumvent security measures put in place to prevent him from walking away from his secure residential facility, where he needs to be returned, as soon as possible.

Newman is described as a white male, 73 years old, 5'7", 180 pounds, with thinning gray hair and brown eyes. He wears glasses and is missing all his teeth. There is no clothing description available.

Anyone who sees Newman is asked not to approach him, but to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein, at (503) 823-0446.

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Suspect Sought in Jefferson Sexual Assault

SUSPECT SOUGHT IN JEFFERSON SEXUAL ASSAULT


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 12:31 PM
Marion County Sheriff's Detectives are searching for a man involved in a home invasion and sexual assault that took place on Elm Street in Jefferson on Friday afternoon.

The adult female victim told deputies that a man knocked on her door at about 2:30pm, asking for directions. The man suddenly forced his way into the house and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, 5'-11" with a medium build, dark colored hair that is short, but longer in the back. He appeared unshaven to the victim.

The man had a tattoo on the inside of his left wrist described as looking like HHH or III. He had another tattoo of a devil's head on his right bicep. At the time of the assault he was wearing very dirty clothing, including a black jacket, a white 'T' shirt with holes in it, and a black baseball type hat. The suspect also smoked.

A vehicle associated with the suspect is a light blue Honda, possibly an Accord.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office Tip Line: 503.540.8079. You may remain anonymous. Refer to Case # 13-17928.
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PGE - MON 12:01pm

PGE: Crews continue to work to restore power to approximately 6,400 customers - concentrated in Gresham, Canby, and rural areas of Clackamas and Multnomah Counties, although smaller outages exist throughout the service area. Since the storm began, PGE crews have restored power to more than 110,000 customers.
Conditions for crews remain difficult as they work to repair downed lines and perform other time-intensive work. PGE thanks all customers for their patience as crews work as quickly and safely as possible.
As always, we urge members of the public to treat all downed lines as if they are live, and report them to PGE.
Report outages and downed lines at 503-464-7777 in Portland, 503-399-7717 in Salem and 1-800-544-1795 outside of the Portland area. To report an outage via a web-enabled smart phone or mobile device, customers now can visit PGE's mobile website at PortlandGeneral.com. Customers can sign up for two-way texting. You can report an outage by text, and then request a status update for the outage. (Effective tomorrow - Tue Oct 1st) UPDATE

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Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Bonneville Dam (Photo)

UPDATE #2: NAMES RELEASED - FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 84 WEST OF BONNEVILLE DAM (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 11:23 AM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-09/1002/67983/092813.fatal.i84_mp40.1.jpg
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Saturday night's single vehicle fatal traffic crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 about four miles west of Cascade Locks that resulted in the death of an adult male. The names of the vehicle occupants are released in this update.

On September 28, 2013 at approximately 9:02 p.m., a 1999 GMC van with three occupants was traveling westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 40. The van's driver, AUSTIN MONROE HERD, age 31, was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with right front passenger/girlfriend NICOLE QUINTANA, age 30, when the van traveled to the left side of the traffic lanes and collided with a guardrail. HERD, who was not using safety restraints, fell out of the moving van through the driver's open door onto the ground and was critically injured. QUINTANA then stopped the van without further incident.

OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies, and ODOT personnel responded to the scene.

HERD was pronounced deceased at the scene. Closer examination of the van's driver door showed it was secured by a bungee cord stretched from the interior door handle to the steering column. The temporary repair was in place because of a door malfunction preventing it from being closed and secured.

QUINTANA and a second passenger, JESSY R. WALTERS, age 18, were transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for a medical evaluation and no injury was found on either person because of the crash. QUINTANA did have minor injuries consistent with being involved in a physical altercation before the crash.

HERD, QUINTANA, and WALTERS, a family friend, were enroute from Galveston, Texas, to Portland to move in with HERD's relative. HERD previously has lived in northeast Portland.

OSP detectives are assisting investigating troopers with the ongoing investigation.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Live and repeat coverage of 2013 Mayoral debate airs on CVTV and cvtv.org

LIVE AND REPEAT COVERAGE OF 2013 MAYORAL DEBATE AIRS ON CVTV AND CVTV.ORG


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 11:09 AM
Live, local television coverage of Vancouver's Mayoral Debate on Wednesday, October 2 will air Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) cable channel 23 and stream online at www.cvtv.org.

Mayoral candidates Timothy Leavitt and Bill Turlay will debate live on air from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. from Clark College's Gaiser Hall. The debate is hosted by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Vancouver Business Journal and the League of Women Voters.

If you can't make the debate in person, tune into CVTV channel 23 or watch live online at www.cvtv.org. CVTV will also replay the debate and offer on-demand viewing afterwards until the general election on November 5.

CVTV will also air other election programs - the October 3 Battle Ground Candidates' Forum, October 10 Vancouver City Council Forum and the October 24 Candidates' Forum will replay on Comcast channels 21 and 23.

All election coverage, including candidate interviews and a Video Voters' Guide, is available for on-demand viewing at www.cvtv.org.

CVTV will provide the only live, local election night television coverage in Clark County on Tuesday, November 5. Viewers can turn to Channel 23 for up-to-the-minute Clark County election results, analysis and commentary. Live CVTV election coverage is simulcast on Cable channel 23 and online at www.cvtv.org.

Clark/Vancouver Television is the local government, non-commercial cable access channel and is operated and funded by the City of Vancouver and Clark County, WA.

2013 CVTV general election programming - first air date, repeats/on-demand afterward
CVTV cable channel 23 and 21 www.cvtv.org

Oct. 2 Vancouver Mayoral Debate - Live on channel 23, 6 - 7 p.m.
Oct. 3 Battle Ground Candidates' Forum - First Air Date: Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m., channel 23
Oct. 10 Vancouver City Council Candidate Forum - First Air Date: Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m., channel 23
Oct. 24 Vancouver Area Candidates' Forum - Live on channel 23, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 Interviews & Video Voter's Guide - taped interviews of all City Council candidates and pro/con for each local advisory vote.
Nov 5 Live election night coverage - Live on channel 23, 8:30 p.m.

For information: CVTV office (360) 487.8703 www.cvtv.org
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Police Bureau Releases New Report and Video on Suicide

POLICE BUREAU RELEASES NEW REPORT AND VIDEO ON SUICIDE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 10:59 AM
At a news conference on Monday September 30, 2013, the Portland Police Bureau released a report from its Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) that analyzed all completed suicides over a period of 26 months.

This report can be found at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/465339

In addition, the Police Bureau has produced a new suicide prevention video http://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

Chief Michael Reese said the Police Bureau's Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team Officers respond to suicides a good percentage of the time they are called out. "Our officers have shown that when they are able to intervene, they save lives."

Chief Reese urged people to share the video and reach out to people. "If you know anyone who is depressed, ask the question. Ask them if they are contemplating suicide. It's a courageous question."

Studies show that support plays a critical role in intervening and preventing suicide. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thought or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please consider the following options

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Urgent Walk-in Clinic: 503-963-2575
Lines for Life Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888

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Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee to meet October 1 in Portland

OREGON HEALTH POLICY BOARD/EARLY LEARNING COUNCIL JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE TO MEET OCTOBER 1 IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 10:57 AM
September 30, 2013

Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee to meet October 1 in Portland

What: The Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council Joint Subcommittee will meet October 1 in Portland. The joint subcommittee will use this meeting to review recommended "straw person" proposal revisions from the Oregon Health Policy Board and Early Learning Council. This meeting will also discuss how the proposed work will be implemented in 2014 including draft charters. Public testimony will not be heard during the meeting.

When: Tuesday, October 1, 9 - 11 a.m.

Where: 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1D, Portland

Public call-in option: 1-888-251-2909 / Participant code: 539618

Agenda:
* Meeting minutes
* Joint subcommittee straw person proposal revisions
* 2014 joint subcommittee charter
* Joint ELC/OHPB Technical Advisory Committee
* Grant updates

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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Celebrate 187 Years of Living History at the Old Apple Tree Festival

CELEBRATE 187 YEARS OF LIVING HISTORY AT THE OLD APPLE TREE FESTIVAL


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 10:50 AM
Downloadable file: Old Apple Tree
Contact: Jessica Antoine, Urban Forestry Outreach Coordinator
360-487-8308 or jessica.antoine@cityofvancouver.us

Celebrate the oldest living apple tree in the Pacific Northwest -- 187 years young -- at Vancouver's annual Old Apple Tree Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Old Apple Tree Park, 112 SE Columbia Way.

Live music, food, fun for children, cider pressing and free cuttings from the Old Apple Tree await at the free community event, located directly east of the Interstate 5 Bridge within the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The family-friendly festival features live music by Green Apple Jam, On a Lark, Another Shade of Bluegrass, and the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association. There will also be fruit tree pruning demonstrations, arts and crafts for kids, ask-the-arborist sessions, Fort Vancouver tours, and on-site food vendors. To participate in the apple cider pressing, bring your own apples or purchase apples from vendors at the event. Please remember to bring clean containers so you can take home your freshly pressed cider.

Planted in 1826 at Fort Vancouver of modest beginnings, the noble Old Apple Tree is considered the matriarch of Washington State's apple industry. It has withstood flood, wind, ice, snow, steady human encroachment and breakage of a major limb in 2009. Despite all these challenges, the tree survives as a tangible reminder of how trees bridge generations, providing continuity between the past and the future. Planting trees today, leaves a legacy for future generations to enjoy.

The Old Apple Tree Festival is presented by the Urban Forestry Commission in partnership with the City of Vancouver's Urban Forestry, a Public Works Department program; Clark Public Utilities; Collier Arbor Care; and the National Park Service.

For more information about the Old Apple Tree Festival and Vancouver's efforts to enhance the community's trees and the benefits they bring to residents and businesses, please call Urban Forestry at 360-487-8308 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.
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Vancouver Police Vehicles Ready to Respond to Cardiac Arrest calls Oct. 1; Media Kickoff Event Scheduled (photos attached)

VANCOUVER POLICE VEHICLES READY TO RESPOND TO CARDIAC ARREST CALLS OCT. 1; MEDIA KICKOFF EVENT SCHEDULED (PHOTOS ATTACHED)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 10:39 AM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-09/385/67977/WJP-0023.jpg
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-09/385/67977/WJP-0019.jpg
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-09/385/67977/AEDchiefShoot4.jpg
On October 1, 2013 Vancouver Police and Vancouver Fire will coordinate their resp onse to cardiac arrest calls in the City of Vancouver by equipping 60 Vancouver Police patrol vehicles with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

The media is invited to join the Vancouver Fire and Police chiefs to learn more about this innovative partnership, see how the AEDs will be deployed in the police vehicles, and meet a Vancouver Police Officer who recently used an AED to help save the life of a cardiac arrest victim.

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Police Headquarters (605 E. Evergreen Blvd.)

"When someone's heart stops, seconds count," said Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina. "Police officers are often the closest public safety resource and can get there first."

Thanks to a grant that American Medical Response (AMR) provides through the Clark County EMS Council and from direct payments to Vancouver Fire for services rendered, 79 AED's were purchased, 60 of which will go into Vancouver Police vehicles.

"Our police officers are all trained to use CPR and defibrillators, so it makes sense to put that training to use when it is most needed," said Interim Vancouver Police Chief Chris Sutter. "Having the AEDs in patrol vehicles will allow police officers to respond if they are available."

When a cardiac arrest occurs, the nearest ambulance and fire unit will still be notified, but now an announcement will be made over the police radios notifying police officers of the emergency.

"Survival rates go up when CPR and defibrillation (shocking a heart that isn't beating correctly) occurs early on". "This is an example of using all available resources to get CPR and an AED there quickly," according to Dr. Lynn Wittwer, Medical Program Director for Clark County paramedics.

The Vancouver Fire Department's Emergency Medical Services Program is committed to a community CPR training mission and the police response is one of the first steps in that effort.

"The Vancouver Police Department is excited to partner with Vancouver Fire to deploy more of these lifesaving tools in the community," said Sutter.
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Vancouver Police Vehicles Ready to Respond to Cardiac Arrest calls Oct. 1; Media Kickoff Event Scheduled

VANCOUVER POLICE VEHICLES READY TO RESPOND TO CARDIAC ARREST CALLS OCT. 1; MEDIA KICKOFF EVENT SCHEDULED


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 10:34 AM
On October 1, 2013 Vancouver Police and Vancouver Fire will coordinate their response to cardiac arrest calls in the City of Vancouver by equipping 60 Vancouver Police patrol vehicles with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

The media is invited to join the Vancouver Fire and Police chiefs to learn more about this innovative partnership, see how the AEDs will be deployed in the police vehicles, and meet a Vancouver Police Officer who recently used an AED to help save the life of a cardiac arrest victim.

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Police Headquarters (605 E. Evergreen Blvd.)

"When someone's heart stops, seconds count," said Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina. "Police officers are often the closest public safety resource and can get there first."

Thanks to a grant that American Medical Response (AMR) provides through the Clark County EMS Council and from direct payments to Vancouver Fire for services rendered, 79 AED's were purchased, 60 of which will go into Vancouver Police vehicles.

"Our police officers are all trained to use CPR and defibrillators, so it makes sense to put that training to use when it is most needed," said Interim Vancouver Police Chief Chris Sutter. "Having the AEDs in patrol vehicles will allow police officers to respond if they are available."

When a cardiac arrest occurs, the nearest ambulance and fire unit will still be notified, but now an announcement will be made over the police radios notifying police officers of the emergency.

"Survival rates go up when CPR and defibrillation (shocking a heart that isn't beating correctly) occurs early on". "This is an example of using all available resources to get CPR and an AED there quickly," according to Dr. Lynn Wittwer, Medical Program Director for Clark County paramedics.

The Vancouver Fire Department's Emergency Medical Services Program is committed to a community CPR training mission and the police response is one of the first steps in that effort.

"The Vancouver Police Department is excited to partner with Vancouver Fire to deploy more of these lifesaving tools in the community," said Sutter.
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Page stealing bandit strikes Oak Lodge Library

PAGE STEALING BANDIT STRIKES OAK LODGE LIBRARY


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 10:30 AM
An unknown suspect is cutting random pages out of books in the Oak Lodge Library --122 books so far-- costing tax payers over $2700.

On Thursday September 26th the Oak Lodge Library called the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to report an unknown person had damaged approximately 122 library books by cutting out random pages. Over the past few weeks library employees noticed pages had been torn and/or cut from numerous books -- mainly from the mystery and science fiction collections.

Library employees conducted an internal investigation by looking at who has been checking out these books and believe the damage has been done while the books are still in the library. Only the center pages are being ripped or cut out. The current loss to the library from these damages is $2750.00 so far.

The area in which the mystery and science fiction books are is furthest from the main desk and is an area more difficult to monitor by staff.

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 #13-29517

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.

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Columbia Co. Rider Transit - MON 10:01am

Columbia Co. Rider Transit: CCRiders to PCC/Rock Creek/ Willow Creek. There is a report of a motor vehicle accident that has closed Cornelius Pass Road. Riders should expect delays in the Schedule. We have no other information available at this time.

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Contractor Robbed at Gunpoint in Southeast Portland Home - Truck Missing

CONTRACTOR ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND HOME - TRUCK MISSING


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 9:44 AM
This morning, Monday September 30, 2013, at 8:54 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at a residence in the 7800 block of Southeast 114th Avenue.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim who told police that he was at the residence to do some repairs when he was confronted by two men inside the home, one armed with a handgun.

The suspects demanded the victim's phone, wallet and keys, then left the area in his work truck after tying him up in the home. The victim was able to get free to call 9-1-1.

The truck is described as a white Ford F-150 pickup with an orange cement mixer in the back. The truck also has "Rupp Family Construction" graphics.

The suspect with the gun is described as a white male in his 40s, 5'8" tall, medium build, clean shaven, wearing all dark clothing. There is no description on the second suspect.

Anyone seeing the vehicle is asked not to approach it but to immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with non-emergency information about this incident is asked to call Robbery Detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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Salmonberry Trail Coalition to meet Oct. 11 in Banks

SALMONBERRY TRAIL COALITION TO MEET OCT. 11 IN BANKS


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 9:14 AM
Banks, OR - The Salmonberry Coalition will hold its next quarterly meeting on Friday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Banks Fire Hall (located at 300 Main Street in Banks). The meeting is open to the public. The agenda includes an update on the master planning process for the Salmonberry Corridor, an update on grant applications, and a review of potential partner projects.

The Salmonberry Corridor encompasses 86 miles of scenic coastal and forest lands along the Port of Tillamook Bay Railway. Developing the corridor represents a unique opportunity to connect eight cities from Banks to Tillamook as well as a network of existing recreational trails and facilities and educational and historical sites.

The Salmonberry Coalition is a steering committee comprised of public and private partners from Washington and Tillamook Counties. Its role is to make recommendations on how best to link the rural and urban communities along the railway, preserve current recreational opportunities for the region, and conserve natural resources.

For more information about the meeting or the Salmonberry Coalition, visit salmonberrycorridor.wordpress.com.

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Yamhill Man Accidentally Shoots Self

YAMHILL MAN ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS SELF


News Release from Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2013 8:07 AM
On September 29, 2013, at about 1:55 pm, Yamhill County Deputies were dispatched to the 21000 block of NE Fairdale Rd, Yamhill, on a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Deputies arrived and quickly learned the 52 year old Yamhill man had pulled a handgun from a gun safe and was going to show a friend. When the man attempted to remove the handgun from the leather holster, he dropped the firearm and it discharged when it struck the ground. The bullet entered the man's lower abdomen, traveling upward through his body, ultimately lodging in his neck. Responders could see the bullet protruding from beneath the skin.

The man was immediately attended to by two friends who have EMT training prior to being relieved by medics. He was transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center where he underwent surgery to treat his wounds. He is listed in good condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

The handgun is described as a Colt .45 caliber black powder pistol.

Yamhill County Sheriff Jack Crabtree said, "Because of the potential lethality of any firearm, safety precautions should be the first and foremost consideration when handling them. This incident had an extremely high potential to have had a much worse ending than it did. Treat all firearms as though they are loaded!"
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PGE - MON 5:39am

PGE: Crews remain focused on restoring power outages caused by ongoing wet and windy weather conditions. About 8,000 customers are affected as of 5:30 a.m. with small outages throughout our service area. Larger concentrations in Gresham, Damascus, and Canby. Working conditions for crews remain difficult as new outages continue to occur, and crews appreciate customers' patience while they work as quickly as safety allows to bring customers back online. As always, we urge members of the public to treat all downed lines as if they are live, and report them to PGE.
Report outages at 503-464-7777 in Portland, 503-399-7717 in Salem and 1-800-544-1795 outside of the Portland area. To report an outage via a web-enabled smart phone or mobile device, customers now can visit PGE's mobile website at PortlandGeneral.com. Customers can sign up for two-way texting. You can report an outage by text, and then request a status update for the outage.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

PGE - SUN 10:10pm

PGE: PGE crews will work through the night to repair storm-related damage and outages throughout our service area. As of 10:00 p.m. Sunday approximately 18,000 customers are without power under very fluid conditions, with concentrations in N. Portland, Gresham, Canby, Cornelius and Silverton. Many other smaller outages throughout the region will require ongoing work as crews move from location to location to restore power. Since the storm began, crews have restored power to over 90,000 customers. Most outages are caused by wind and rain-related damage, especially from falling tree limbs or trees. As always, PGE urges the public to stay away from and report downed power lines.
Report outages at 503-464-7777 in Portland, 503-399-7717 in Salem and 1-800-544-1795 outside of the Portland area. To report an outage via a web-enabled smart phone or mobile device, customers now can visit PGE's mobile website at PortlandGeneral.com. Customers can sign up for two-way texting. You can report an outage by text, and then request a status update for the outage. We appreciate customers' patience as crews work in wet and windy conditions to restore power overnight and tomorrow morning.

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Robbery at "Elmer's" restaurant in Vancouver.

ROBBERY AT "ELMER'S" RESTAURANT IN VANCOUVER.


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2013 8:18 PM
On 09-29-13 at approximately 6:35 am, Vancouver Police officers responded to a call of "Robbery" at "Elmer's" restaurant, located on E 40th St and East of Andresen Rd. Adult male suspect had confronted two employees with a handgun at the restaurant and immediately fled area after the robbery.

Noone was injured during this incident. Search of the area by arriving police units was completed with negative results. Suspect got away with an undisclosed ( at this time ) amount of cash. No further description of the suspect is available for media release at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Vancouver Police via "911."
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Missing/Presumed Drowned Fisherman on North Fork Lewis River

MISSING/PRESUMED DROWNED FISHERMAN ON NORTH FORK LEWIS RIVER


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2013 7:08 PM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-09/1172/67967/Missing_Haapa_Park.JPG
Missing: ROBERTS, Thadius (Thad) M. 32 Years of age - resident of Kelso, Washington.

Saturday afternoon, 09/28/2013 Thad Roberts and several of his companions were Salmon fishing from several kayaks on the North Forth Lewis River at Cedar Creek ramp on Etna Road. Roberts became separated from the others and was first noticed missing about dusk. Robert's companions were unable to locate him and reported him missing to 911 about 10 PM. Sheriff's deputies, Marine Patrol and Clark County Fire Rescue conducted an on the water and shoreline search for Roberts. Robert's Kayak was found floating unoccupied approximately Â3/4 of a mile downstream. The shoreline and waters were searched for any sign of Roberts until the early morning hours. Roberts was not wearing a personal flotation device, although he had one onboard. The lifejacket was recovered with the kayak.

Ground searchers and the Sheriff's marine patrol resumed searching this morning, 09/29/2013 checking the area shoreline and waterways for most of the day. No sign of Roberts was located.

At the time of his disappearance Roberts was wearing a dark wool jacket, camouflage rain pants and a brown hat. Roberts remains missing and is presumed drowned. Additional search efforts are pending.
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Convenience Store Robbery in Northeast Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood

CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S MONTAVILLA NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2013 6:14 PM
This afternoon, Sunday September 29, 2013, at 3:59 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Speedy Market, located at 7839 Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that the suspect entered the market armed with a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left the market and was last seen running westbound on Glisan Street.

Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5'7" tall, medium build, wearing a dark hoody and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Robbery Detail at (503) 823-0405.

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Single Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of Portland Man

SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH CLAIMS THE LIFE OF PORTLAND MAN


News Release from Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2013 4:43 PM
Immediate Release


Single Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of Portland Man


On September 28, 2013, at 5:35pm, Yamhill County Deputies and Newberg Fire Department personnel responded to the 16000 block of NE Ribbon Ridge Rd, rural Newberg, on a report of a single vehicle roll over crash. Information from dispatch was that a passenger of the vehicle was unconscious and not breathing. Deputies arrived on scene shortly after Newberg Medics. Medics performed CPR on the occupant, but were unable to revive the man. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The vehicle, a 1994 Jeep Wrangler, was traveling south on NE Ribbon Ridge Rd when the driver lost control and rolled the vehicle onto its right side. Heavy rains and wind were in the area at the time, but it is not known if these were contributing factors in the crash.

The deceased is identified as 41 year old Duane Eric Graf of Portland, OR.

The driver of the vehicle is identified as 53 year old Steven Todd Kuenzi, also from Portland, OR.

Alcohol is not suspected as a contributing factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with further information or questions contact Sheriff Jack Crabtree, 503-434-7506


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Mushrooms Pickers Found After Stormy Night in the Forest

MUSHROOMS PICKERS FOUND AFTER STORMY NIGHT IN THE FOREST


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2013 1:57 PM
Downloadable file: Hun Meas & Team 18
Marion & Linn County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Teams were kept very busy Saturday night, looking for two mushroom pickers who had become separated from two different groups of pickers.

Hun Meas, 31, of Salem went to an area off McCoy Road and Highway 22 with three other friends on Saturday afternoon. They intended to search the forest for mushrooms.

Meas became separated from the group around 5:00pm. The group drove around on several forest roads trying to find him, but eventually called 911 to request assistance from the Sheriff's Office. Due to the stormy weather conditions and pending darkness, deputies established a containment perimeter and continued to search for Meas along the forest roads.

At about 6:17pm, 911 dispatchers received a call of a second missing mushroom picker. She had become separated from her group about Â1/2 mile from the area where Meas and his groups were searching for mushrooms. She was identified as Deena Maria Scalia, 56, of Salem.

Neither Meas nor Scalia had overnight supplies, food or extra clothing.

Scalia's family members came to the search area to assist. At one point, they were able to make out her faint calls for help, but the wind moving through the trees made it impossible to locate her. Deputies located what appeared to be pink marking tape on several bushes. The tape is often used to mark a trial to assist in returning to the original starting point. Scalia was known to use this method of marking her hikes.

Deputies continued looking for both missing persons. Scalia was found shortly before midnight. Once she realized she was lost and not going to make it out before the morning, she took shelter under a tree and waited for rescuers. She was cold and wet, but unharmed.

Marion County's Jeep patrol mobilized 6 Jeeps that continued searching for Meas throughout the night.

Marion and Linn County Search & Rescue Teams started searching at dawn. The searchers included members of MCSO Team 18, and the MCSO Special vehicles unit. Approximately 40 searchers took part in the effort to find Meas.

At about 10:30am, Sunday, they located Meas walking along Road 510. He told deputies he realized he was lost and decided to follow the river downstream to safety, but it got too dark and the windy, wet weather made it unsafe. He took shelter under a tree. Meas refused medical assistance.

These searches are perfect examples of how easy it is for someone to become lost when distracted while picking mushrooms. Hikers and mushroom pickers are encouraged to stay together and to bring extra food, water and shelter; even if they are not planning to spend the night in the forest.

A photo of team 18 Searchers and Hun Meas is attached to this release.

Our Office greatly appreciated the assistance provided by Linn County Sheriff's Office.
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Early morning stabbing updated Sept 29 12:00

EARLY MORNING STABBING UPDATED SEPT 29 12:00


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2013 11:53 AM
Involved parties named in Homicide investigation:

During this investigation Detectives have arrested one person on multiple charges. He is currently being housed in the Clark County Jail. The male victim is currently in an Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital being treated for stab wounds. Neither of the victims lived at the location. Further information such as motive is not being released at this time.

Arrested:

Neal C Kelly a 26 year old Woodland resident. He is in custody for one county Murder in the first degree, one count of Attempted Murder in the first degree, two counts of assault int he second degree and one count of Assault in the third degree.

Attempted Murder 1 victim:
Sterling Shaver 34 year old Woodland resident remains at a local hospital.

Deceased:
Jennie Brill a 42 year old Vancouver resident was found deceased at the scene.

Deputy Eric Cramer suffered an injured hand during the apprehension of Neal Kelly and is expected to make a full recovery.

Sgt. Duncan Hoss


There will be no additional information released on this incident today to give detectives time to work their investigation. I will send out an updated Infoflash as soon as I have further details.

Sgt. Duncan Hoss. 1320 hours September 28


On September 28th just after 0400 hours deputies responded to a report of a disturbance involving a weapon at a house in the 8700 block of NE 89th ave. Arriving deputies confronted a male outside the residence. The male fled back inside the house deputies pursed the male and a prolonged fight ensued. Deputies also located two victims, one male and one female inside the residence. Both were suffering from stab wounds. The male was transported to a local hospital and his condition is unknown. The female was pronounced dead at the scene.

One deputy was injured during the altercation. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

Detectives will be on the scene for several hours trying to determine what occurred. There is no additional information at this time. As information becomes available it will be updated on info flash.
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Portland Fire & Rescue Remove Trapped Victim From Vehicle

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE REMOVE TRAPPED VICTIM FROM VEHICLE


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2013 10:16 AM
At 9:10am Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a roll-over accident on I-5 SB at the City Center exit. Station 1 (Old Town) arrived and found a car on its top with one trapped victim inside. A hose line was pulled in case the vehicle caught fire. Fire crews used hydraulic extrication equipment to remove the door and free the individual. The patient was extricated at 9:25am and was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident was brought under control at 9:30am. No other injuries were reported. More information will be given as it becomes available.
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Update: Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 westbound lanes west of Bonneville Dam

UPDATE: FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 84 WESTBOUND LANES WEST OF BONNEVILLE DAM


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2013 9:45 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Saturday night's single vehicle fatal traffic crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 about four miles west of Cascade Locks that resulted in the death of an adult male. The names of the vehicle occupants will be released after confirmation next of kin notification for the victim was completed.

Updated information following a preliminary investigation indicates on September 28, 2013 at approximately 9:02 p.m., a 1999 GMC van with three occupants was traveling westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 40. The 31-year old male driver allegedly began a physical altercation with the right front passenger/girlfriend when the van traveled to the left side of the traffic lanes and collided with a guardrail. The driver, who was not using safety restraints, fell out of the moving van through the driver's open door onto the ground and was critically injured.

The right front female passenger stopped the van without further incident.

OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies, and ODOT personnel responded to the scene. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Both passengers were taken to an area hospital for a medical evaluation and no injury was found on either person because of the crash. The female passenger did have minor injuries sustained as a result of the physical altercation with the driver before the crash.

All lanes were re-opened about five hours after the crash occurred.

No photographs available for release at this time.

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Occupant Escapes Structure Fire on Risto Road

OCCUPANT ESCAPES STRUCTURE FIRE ON RISTO ROAD


News Release from Clark Co. Fire Dist. 3
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2013 7:05 AM
Downloadable file: Captain Drew Simpson Works on Extinguishing the Fire
Fire District 3 responded to a single family residence fire this morning (9-29-13) at 04:31. The fire was located at 21713 NE Risto Road in Venersborg. The lone occupant of the structure escaped the fire after be awakened by a smoke detector. Extensive damage resulted from the fire. Fifteen fire personnel responded to the fire from Fire District 3 and Clark County Fire & Rescue. The Clark County Sheriffs Office, Clark Public Utilities, Red Cross, and American Medical Re sponse were on scene. The Clark County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause. Risto Road remains closed between NE 212 Ave and NE 227 Ave while firefighters complete the extinguishment and overhaul.
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Major Crimes Team Investigating Homicide in Gresham

MAJOR CRIMES TEAM INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE IN GRESHAM


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2013 6:19 AM
RELEASE DATE: September 29, 2013
CONTACT PERSON: Officer Ben Costigan
CASE NUMBER: 13-710589

Major Crimes Team Investigating Homicide in Gresham

Gresham, Ore. - On September 28th at 4:36 pm, Gresham Police responded to the report of a subject who appeared to be asleep or passed out in a vehicle in a parking lot on the 17300 block of NE Couch St. Officers found a subject in the vehicle that had died from an apparent gunshot wound. The subject was identified as 31 year old Jeffery Pope of Gresham.

The East County Major Crimes Team and extra patrol officers were called in to assist at the scene. No arrests have been made at this time and the East County Major Crimes Team is investigating. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Gresham Police. The Gresham Police tip line is 503.618.2719 (local) or 1.888.989.3505 (out of area).

No further information is available at this time.
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Preliminary Information: Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 westbound lanes west of Bonneville Dam

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 84 WESTBOUND LANES WEST OF BONNEVILLE DAM


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2013 9:55 PM
Emergency responders are on scene Saturday night of a reported single vehicle fatal traffic crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 about four miles west of Cascade Locks.

Preliminary information indicates on September 28, 2013 at approximately 9:10 p.m. reports were received of a single vehicle traffic crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near milepost 40. Police, medical and ODOT personnel were dispatched to the scene. Initial information indicates one vehicle is involved in the crash and the westbound lanes are blocked at this time.

No more information anticipated for release until Sunday. An update will be provided if necessary and traffic updates are being posted by ODOT at TripCheck.com. Westbound travelers should consider an alternative route using Washington State Highway 14 until the westbound lanes are open.

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Oregon State Police - SAT 9:30pm

Oregon State Police: Possible Fatal Crash I-84 WB MP 40 west of Bonneville Dam. WB Lanes blocked, police & fire enroute. Will update when info confirmed.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - SAT 8:17pm

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: Strong winds are affecting travel in the mid and south Willamette Valley and motorists are reminded to travel at reduced speeds and be ready to respond to road hazards.
OR 226 (Albany-Lyons Hwy) is blocked by a downed tree approximately five miles east of Scio (MP 15).
Downed trees are also reported along OR 99 (Goshen Divide Hwy) three miles north of Cottage Grove.
Downed vegetation is blocking one lane of OR 214, four miles south of Silver Creek Falls State Park.
A downed tree into utility lines has created a signal outage on US 20, four miles west of Albany.
Motorists are encouraged to be prepared to take an alternate route or experience delays if travel is necessary during the current storm.

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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds To Commercial Fire At Portland Art Museum

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO COMMERCIAL FIRE AT PORTLAND ART MUSEUM


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2013 6:17 PM
At 5:28pm Portland Fire & Rescue responded to report of dark smoke inside the Portland Art Museum at 1219 SW Park Ave. When fire crews arrived they assisted with evacuating people from the immediate area and began their investigation for the source of the smoke. There was light smoke inside the grand ballroom and It was discovered that an electrical box used for stage lighting was the source. Power was shut off to the electrical equipment and fire crews used carbon dioxide extinguishers on the remaining fire.

The incident was brought under control at 5:38pm. The fire did not extend beyond the electrical box. The cause is unspecified electrical failure and there is no damage estimate at this time. Further information will be given as it is made available.
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Update #2: Photo - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 near Dunes City in Lane County

UPDATE #2: PHOTO - FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 101 NEAR DUNES CITY IN LANE COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2013 4:48 PM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-09/1002/67947/092713.fatal.hwy101_mp198.jpg
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Friday night's fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 23-year old Washington woman along Highway 101 near Dunes City.

On September 27, 2013 at approximately 8:05 p.m., a Chevrolet Spark subcompact car driven by BRITTANY D. ALEXANDER, age 23, from Custer, Washington, was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 198 when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the centerline and collided with a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup pulling a box trailer. The Chevrolet's driver was using safety restraints and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The pickup's driver, GUILLERMO LUIS TRUJILLO, age 52, from Happy Valley, was not injured. An adult female passenger and two minor age children were not injured. Two other children in the pickup were transported by ambulance to Peace Harbor Hospital with minor injuries.

OSP troopers from the Florence worksite office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. There is no indication alcohol was a contributing factor. Trooper Darrell Sheets in the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Suislaw Fire & Rescue and ODOT. The highway was blocked over 2 hours.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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PGE - SAT 2:59pm

PGE: PGE has more than 17,000 customers without power across its service area due to storm-related activity - heavy winds, downed trees and downed lines. Hardest hit area is Portland with 10K without power. The rest are scattered throughout the service area. Crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power. The safety of our crews and customers is PGE's top priority. Stay away from downed lines. Report outages at 503-464-7777 in Portland, 503-399-7717 in Salem and 1-800-544-1795 outside of the Portland area. To report an outage via a web-enabled smart phone or mobile device, customers now can visit PGE's mobile website at PortlandGeneral.com. Customers also can register to report outages and request updates by text message.

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Man Arrested for Attempted Murder After Shooting at Three Males Attempting to Steal Marijuana

MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER SHOOTING AT THREE MALES ATTEMPTING TO STEAL MARIJUANA


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2013 1:58 PM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-09/3056/67951/Robert_Zachow_44.jpg
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-09/3056/67951/Eric_Presnall_21.jpg
On Saturday September 28, 2013, at 4:08 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 13200 block of Southeast Division Street on the report that a man fired a gun at someone trying to steal marijuana from an outdoor grow.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted 44-year-old Robert Zachow, the apparent victim of the attempted marijuana theft. Officers also contacted three subjects in the neighborhood who were involved in the attempted theft.

Officers learned that the three subjects, 21-year-old Eric Presnall, an 18-year-old male and a 16-year-old male, attempted to steal Zachow's marijuana plants growing in the yard. Zachow confronted them with a shotgun and fired at the three who ran away.

None of the three were hit by gunfire.

The 16 and 18-year-old were released from the scene and not charged at this time.

Presnall was arrested on an outstanding warrant and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Zachow was charged with three counts of Attempted Murder and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. He will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

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Hazelwood Neighborhood Gang Shooting Injures 15-Year-Old Male

HAZELWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD GANG SHOOTING INJURES 15-YEAR-OLD MALE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2013 1:28 PM
On Saturday September 28, 2013, at 2:15 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 13800 block of Southeast Stark Street.

As officers arrived they were flagged down and directed to a 15-year-old male suffering from a single gunshot wound inside an ground floor apartment.

Medical personnel responded and transported the victim to a Portland hospital for treatment to the non-life-threatening injury.

Officers located evidence of gunfire outside the apartment and learned that the occupants of the apartment above the victims are gang associates. The victim is not a gang associate and it does not appear that his apartment was the intended target.

The Gang Enforcement Team responded to continue the investigation.

There is no suspect information at this time.

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Early morning stabbing

EARLY MORNING STABBING


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2013 1:23 PM
There will be no additional information released on this incident today to give detectives time to work their investigation. I will send out an updated Infoflash as soon as I have further details.

Sgt. Duncan Hoss. 1320 hours September 28


On September 28th just after 0400 hours deputies responded to a report of a disturbance involving a weapon at a house in the 8700 block of NE 89th ave. Arriving deputies confronted a male outside the residence. The male fled back inside the house deputies pursed the male and a prolonged fight ensued. Deputies also located two victims, one male and one female inside the residence. Both were suffering from stab wounds. The male was transported to a local hospital and his condition is unknown. The female was pronounced dead at the scene.

One deputy was injured during the altercation. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

Detectives will be on the scene for several hours trying to determine what occurred. There is no additional information at this time. As information becomes available it will be updated on info flash.
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Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 near Dunes City in Lane County

UPDATE: NAME RELEASED - FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 101 NEAR DUNES CITY IN LANE COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2013 12:40 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Friday night's fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 23-year old Washington woman along Highway 101 near Dunes City. The victim's name is released in this update.

On September 27, 2013 at approximately 8:05 p.m., a Chevrolet Spark subcompact car driven by BRITTANY D. ALEXANDER, age 23, from Custer, Washington, was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 198 when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the centerline and collided with a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup pulling a box trailer. The Chevrolet's driver was using safety restraints and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The pickup's driver, GUILLERMO LUIS TRUJILLO, age 52, from Happy Valley, was not injured. An adult female passenger and two minor age children were not injured. Two other children in the pickup were transported by ambulance to Peace Harbor Hospital with minor injuries.

OSP troopers from the Florence worksite office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. There is no indication alcohol was a contributing factor. Trooper Darrell Sheets in the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Suislaw Fire & Rescue and ODOT. The highway was blocked over 2 hours.

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Early morning stabbing

EARLY MORNING STABBING


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2013 7:23 AM
On September 28th just after 0400 hours deputies responded to a report of a disturbance involving a weapon at a house in the 8700 block of NE 89th ave. Arriving deputies confronted a male outside the residence. The male fled back inside the house deputies pursed the male and a prolonged fight ensued. Deputies also located two victims, one male and one female inside the residence. Both were suffering from stab wounds. The male was transported to a local hospital and his condition is unknown. The female was pronounced dead at the scene.

One deputy was injured during the altercation. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

Detectives will be on the scene for several hours trying to determine what occurred. There is no additional information at this time. As information becomes available it will be updated on info flash.
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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 near Dunes City in Lane County

FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 101 NEAR DUNES CITY IN LANE COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2013 3:13 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Friday night's fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 23-year old Washington woman along Highway 101 near Dunes City. The victim's name will be released Saturday afternoon to allow next of kin more time for any necessary notifications.

On September 27, 2013 at approximately 8:05 p.m., a Chevrolet Spark subcompact car driven by the victim was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 198 when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the centerline and collided with a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup pulling a box trailer. The Chevrolet's driver was using safety restraints and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The pickup's driver, GUILLERMO LUIS TRUJILLO, age 52, from Happy Valley, was not injured. An adult female passenger and two minor age children were not injured. Two other children in the pickup were transported by ambulance to Peace Harbor Hospital with minor injuries.

OSP troopers from the Florence worksite office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. There is no indication alcohol was a contributing factor. Trooper Darrell Sheets in the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Suislaw Fire & Rescue and ODOT. The highway was blocked over 2 hours.

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Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 34 near Corvallis (Photo)

INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 34 NEAR CORVALLIS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2013 2:37 AM
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A driver was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) related to an injury traffic crash involving a passenger car and motorcycle Friday afternoon on Highway 34 near Corvallis.

On September 27, 2013 at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by CHRISTINE RUCK, age 54, from Lebanon, was esatbound on Highway 34 in the left lane. A 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit driven by LOUISA CARAN, age 53, from Corvallis, stopped on Freeman Road at a stop sign pulled into the path of the motorcycle and was struck in the left rear side, ejecting RUCK off the motorcycle.

RUCK and CARAN were both transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. RUCK was wearing a helmet and received non-life threatening injuries. CARAN was using safety restraints and she was treated and released.

CARAN was cited for Fail to Obey a Traffic Control Device.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Corvallis Police Department, Corvallis Fire Department, and ODOT. Trooper Steve Kenyon is the lead investigator. The crash scene blocked a portion of Highway 34 for about one hour.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - SAT 2:17am

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: All lanes are now open on US 101, approximately 8 miles sosuh of Florence (milepost 198), after an earlier crash.

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Police Standoff in Rose Village neighborhood of Vancouver

POLICE STANDOFF IN ROSE VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD OF VANCOUVER


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2013 12:58 AM
On 09-27-13 at approximately 7:35 pm, several Vancouver Police patrol officers responded to a radio call of "Suicidal Subject" at 2900 block of V St. Upon arrival it was determined that the possibly suicidal individual ( thirty two year old Freddie Gonzales, resident of Vancouver ) was still inside the residence with noone else there.

While at scene, Vancouver Police Department's Neighborhood Response Team ( NRT ) detectives responded as they were already investigating Freddie for his involvement in an assault case that occurred several days ago in Vancouver.

Officers established a perimiter around the target residence and attempted to make contact with Freddie. When noone answered the door after several attempts, officers / deputies of Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team responded to the scene. Officers did then establish contact with Freddie through a negotiator.

Several hours later Freddie still refused to comply with officers' instructions. SWAT operators subsequently deployed less-than-lethal munitions ( gas and rubber projectiles ). Shortly later, Freddie exited the residence and was taken into custody without much further incident.

Freddie was arrested on a felony assault charge and lodged at Clark County jail.
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Arson Suspect Arrested--Booking Photo Now Available

ARSON SUSPECT ARRESTED--BOOKING PHOTO NOW AVAILABLE


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 27th, 2013 11:34 PM
Downloadable file: Kenneth Mroczek
A booking photo for the suspect is now available.


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On 9-27-13 at about 1243 p.m. firefighters with Clackamas Fire District 1 engaged in fighting a fire at 16205 SE McKinley requested assistance from Clackamas County Sheriff deputies. The first deputies arrived at 1251 p.m. Deputies learned that the person believed to have set the fire had fled the house and was hiding next door at 16215 SE McKinley Avenue. They responded to the house and found that back door leading into the house had been kicked in. There was evidence that led the deputies to use a thermal imaging device to search the attic and a heat signature was discovered consistent with a person hiding in the attic. The suspect was uncooperative.

Clackamas County SWAT responded and eventually was able to take the suspect, now identified as Kenneth Mroczek, into custody at 3:31 p.m. Mr. Mroczek was not cooperative with police.
Mr. Kenneth Wayne Mroczek is the 47 year old son of the owner of 16205 SE McKinley. The homeowner was out of town at the time of the incident and Mr. Mroczek was supposed to be over feeding her cat. The initial investigation, including physical evidence and statements, led investigators to believe that this fire had been set intentionally.

Mroczek was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on one count of Burglary in the First Degree and one count of Arson in the First Degree. His bail is set at $300,000.

This investigation is now being conducted jointly by the Oregon State Police, Clackamas Fire Marshal, and Clackamas County Sheriff.

Investigators are interested in speaking with anyone that had contact with Mr. Mroczek in the last 24 hours or other relevant information about this case. Those with information are asked to call the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949. You can also submit tips via anonymous cell-phone text message. To submit a crime tip to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone, all you 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.

Reference CCSO Case Number: 13-29624

There is not yet a photo available of the suspect from the jail.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - FRI 10:01pm

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: A crash has closed US 101 approximately 8 miles south of Florence (milepost 198). There is no detour. Motorists should find an alternate route or expect delays.

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Oregon State Police - FRI 9:40pm

Oregon State Police: Fatal Crash Highway 101 south of Florence near MP 198. Hwy blocked, info to be released Saturday. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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Sheriff's Deputies Assist Cornelius Search for Armed Burglar

SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES ASSIST CORNELIUS SEARCH FOR ARMED BURGLAR


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 27th, 2013 7:42 PM
September 27, 2013--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies and Forest Grove Police Officers assisted the Cornelius Police Department search for a burglar that threatened a homeowner with a gun.

Today at 12:05 p.m., the Cornelius Police Department received a call from a homeowner in the 500 block of South Jasper Circle. The homeowner told police that he had just returned home to find a strange man in his house. He said the man was carrying away a rifle stolen out of the house. He told police that the thief pointed a handgun at him before fleeing through the back door and over a fence. It was reported that the thief then ran into the back door of another house located behind the victim's house on South Ivy Court.

Multiple units from Forest Grove Police Department and Sheriff's Deputies converged to the area to assist the Cornelius Police Department. It was unknown what the relationship was with the thief and the house he ran into. It was not known if the thief was still inside of the house. It was believed the suspect was still armed.

Two nearby schools, Echo Shaw Elementary and Emmaus Christian were put into Lockout during the incident for the safety of the children and staff. Deputies contacted a female at the Ivy Court house who allowed them to search for the suspect. A search team, assisted by a Sheriff's K9 and a Sheriff's Office remotely operated robot with mounted cameras, searched the house but did not locate the suspect.

It is believed the suspect is known to the female. There was evidence located to link the suspect in the burglary to the Ivy Court house. The Washington County Forensic Science Unit responded to gather additional evidence and process the scene.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 30's, scruffy beard, of average height with unknown clothing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Cornelius Police Department at 503-359-1881 or non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.
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Arson Suspect Arrested

ARSON SUSPECT ARRESTED


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 27th, 2013 7:37 PM
On 9-27-13 at about 1243 p.m. firefighters with Clackamas Fire District 1 engaged in fighting a fire at 16205 SE McKinley requested assistance from Clackamas County Sheriff deputies. The first deputies arrived at 1251 p.m. Deputies learned that the person believed to have set the fire had fled the house and was hiding next door at 16215 SE McKinley Avenue. They responded to the house and found that back door leading into the house had been kicked in. There was evidence that led the deputies to use a thermal imaging device to search the attic and a heat signature was discovered consistent with a person hiding in the attic. The suspect was uncooperativ e.

Clackamas County SWAT responded and eventually was able to take the suspect, now identified as Kenneth Mroczek, into custody at 3:31 p.m. Mr. Mroczek was not cooperative with police.
Mr. Kenneth Wayne Mroczek is the 47 year old son of the owner of 16205 SE McKinley. The homeowner was out of town at the time of the incident and Mr. Mroczek was supposed to be over feeding her cat. The initial investigation, including physical evidence and statements, led investigators to believe that this fire had been set intentionally.

Mroczek was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on one count of Burglary in the First Degree and one count of Arson in the First Degree. His bail is set at $300,000.

This investigation is now being conducted jointly by the Oregon State Police, Clackamas Fire Marshal, and Clackamas County Sheriff.

Investigators are interested in speaking with anyone that had contact with Mr. Mroczek in the last 24 hours or other relevant information about this case. Those with information are asked to call the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949. You can also submit tips via anonymous cell-phone text message. To submit a crime tip to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone, all you 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.

Reference CCSO Case Number: 13-29624

There is not yet a photo available of the suspect from the jail.
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SWAT Fire in Clackamas

SWAT FIRE IN CLACKAMAS


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: September 27th, 2013 7:02 PM
Downloadable file: hot spots
Downloadable file: roof operations
Fire crews responding to multiple reports of a neighbor's house on fire arrived to a perplexing scene. Through the dense smoke of the well involved house, a male ran past rescuers and forcibly entered another neighboring residence. With initial reports of individuals possibly inside the involved house, firefighters did aggressive maneuvers to enter the structure without a hose line to search for victims.
As firefighters searched the 1200 square foot house located at 16205 SE McKinley, the alert chief requested police back-up for the fleeing subject. Although crews extinguished the blaze in 40 minutes, the fire completely devastated the entire structure. No injuries were sustained during the incident.
Immediately following initial fire operations, Clackamas County Sherriff's Office secured a perimeter surrounding the house several hundred feet. The security zone also moved all fire apparatus and personnel away from the area for incoming SWAT operations. One lone (unoccupied) fire engine was left in front of the incident and used as a barricade for law enforcement team members.
SWAT personnel detained, and arrested the individual. Currently Oregon State Police and Clackamas Fire are collaboratively investigating the highly suspicious fire. The single story home was valued at 120,000, and is considered a complete loss.
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Learn About Law Enforcement from Deputies

LEARN ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM DEPUTIES


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 27th, 2013 5:26 PM
Downloadable file: Recruitment Flier
Downloadable file: Female Deputy Flier
Come Learn About Law Enforcement from Deputies

September 27, 2013 -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office will begin accepting applications for deputy on Saturday, October 5. We are asking for the public's help in finding the best possible applicants for entry level patrol and jail deputy positions.

With a mission to conserve the peace in all the communities of Washington County, Sheriff Pat Garrett believes some of the best deputy candidates may go undetected. He is asking citizens to look around them and encourage people who they believe would make a good deputy to apply. If you call 9-1-1 or have a neighbor dispute, what type of person do you want to respond?

The Sheriff's Office employs 240 law enforcement deputies and 138 jail deputies, along with 161 civilians. The Sheriff's Office has a goal to hire staff who represent the demographics of the communities we serve and, as an agency, we do well. However, on the enforcement side, several females hired in the late 1980's have become eligible for retirement. Four have retired in the past year.

Undersheriff Jeff Mori explains, "While the Sheriff's Office will always hire the best candidates identified through our rigorous selection process, we are also mindful of the important contributions female deputies have made in patrol. While men are commonly drawn to this line of work, we want to be sure women are also considering police work among their potential career or second career choices."

Toward that end, the Sheriff's Office is making female and male deputies available in the community on three different occasions with a very special goal. They are being asked to talk about their work, what they enjoy and find challenging, and to describe what attracted them to this profession. If you know someone who might make a great deputy, please encourage them to attend one of these events, each is from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm:

*Tuesday, October 1, Sheriff's Bethany Substation, 4744 NW Bethany Blvd, Portland

*Thursday, October 3, Ava Roasteria, 15135 SW Barrows Road, Unit 137, Beaverton

*Monday, October 7, Peets Coffee, Bridgeport Village, 7471 SW Bridgeport Rd #G, Tigard

The Sheriff's Office is also hosting a Recruitment Fair on Thursday, October 10, from 8:00 am to noon, at the Hillsboro Headquarters, 215 SW Adams Avenue.

Undersheriff Mori encourages all qualified applicants to apply online October 5-18 at www.WCSheriff-OR.com. "When deputies respond to calls, a wide variety of skills improve communications, such as experience working with the mentally ill or speaking a second language. We want a strong pool of applicants who live the Sheriff's Office core values: Do Your Best, Do the Right Thing, and Treat Other People the Way You Want to be Treated. This is our first step in hiring people who understand and relate to the citizens we serve." Also visit www.co.washington.or.us/sonews.
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