Thursday, October 31, 2013

UPDATE: Homicide Investigation in Northeast Portland's Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood

UPDATE: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S BEAUMONT-WILSHIRE NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 9:09 PM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-10/3056/68843/Jose_Manuel_Alvarez-Madrigal.jpg
Homicide detectives have positively identified today's homicide victim as 32-year-old Jose Manuel Alvarez-Madrigal.

Alvarez-Madrigal was found deceased with a gunshot wound this morning in a vehicle on Northeast 38th Avenue and Shaver Street.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on Friday to determine the exact cause of death.

At this point, there is no information that suggests neighborhood residents are at any risk.

Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in this case. Information about Alvarez-Madrigal, witnesses seeing him in the area of Northeast 38th Avenue and Shaver Street, or information about the vehicle, described as a blue 2002 Hyundai Elantra 4-door, should be given to Homicide detectives.

The photo has been provided by the victim's family to assist in this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991, molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Today, Thursday October 31, 2013, at 10:02 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 3800 block of Northeast Shaver Street on the report of a person slumped in a vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the person was deceased. After a preliminary investigation, Homicide detectives were called to the scene.

At this point, detectives are in the early stages of a homicide investigation and no further details are available.

Interested media may stage at Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Shaver. The PIO will be at the scene at approximately 2:00 p.m. to brief media.

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Red Cross Responds to Fire in Cowlitz County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO FIRE IN COWLITZ COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Oregon Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 7:14 PM
Red Cross disaster action team members responded to an apartment fire affecting three units in the 1900 block of 33 Ave in Longview, Washington. The Red Cross provided lodging, comfort kits and information about disaster health and mental health services.
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When setting your clock, state fire marshal urges you to test your smoke alarms

WHEN SETTING YOUR CLOCK, STATE FIRE MARSHAL URGES YOU TO TEST YOUR SMOKE ALARMS


News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 4:12 PM
Downloadable file: Test Your Smoke Alarm
Sunday, November 3rd marks the end of Daylight Saving Time and serves as a good reminder for Oregonians to test their smoke alarms. The Office of State Fire Marshal is urging residents to test their smoke alarms before automatically changing the batteries.

"Smoke alarm technology has advanced and many now come with features such as long-life batteries," said State Fire Marshal Mark Wallace. "So, I encourage residents to test their alarms before changing the battery."

Ionization-only smoke alarms that are solely battery powered come equipped with a hush feature and a 10-year battery. Because of this technology, the national slogan "Change your clock, Change your battery" may not apply to Oregon residents who have these ionization smoke alarms.
Other types of alarms are also being sold with either a long-life lithium battery or a standard-life battery.

"Ensuring you have working smoke alarms in your home is the single most important step you can take to increase your family's safety from a home fire," adds Wallace. "Also, be sure to replace any smoke alarm that is 10 years old or older."

To check your alarm properly we recommend that you:
1) Push the test button to be sure the battery is working.
2) Follow the manufacturer's instructions on regularly cleaning your alarms of dust and cobwebs.
3) Inspect your alarm to determine if it is 10 years old or older. Replace any smoke alarm
10 years old or older.
4) When replacing batteries, follow the manufacturer's instructions for the correct battery to use.
5) Always retest alarms after installing new batteries.
6) Replace any alarm that fails to operate after installing a new battery.

Working smoke alarms provide a critical early warning to a fire, allowing you vital minutes to escape, increasing your chances of survival. Additional safety tips:
* Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, in each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area.
* Ensure hard-wired alarms (those wired directly into home electrical systems) have battery back-ups.
* Never disconnect or remove batteries from smoke alarms for other uses.
* Use the smoke alarm's hush feature to silence nuisance alarms.
* Make a home escape plan and practice it with family members.

For more smoke alarm and fire safety information, contact your local fire department or visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/Pages/CommEd_SA_Program.aspx#Information_for_the_Public

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Oregon Health Policy Board to hold monthly meeting Nov. 5 in Hood River

OREGON HEALTH POLICY BOARD TO HOLD MONTHLY MEETING NOV. 5 IN HOOD RIVER


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 3:33 PM
Oct. 31, 2013

What: The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting Nov. 5 at the Hood River Inn (Best Western) in Hood River. The board will hear a report from the Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization, as well as a presentation on the Health System Transformation November Quarterly Progress Report.

The board will also discuss two reports prepared in response to Governor Kitzhaber's June letter. The letter asked that the board make recommendations on coordinated care model alignment and on strategies regarding cost shifting, decreasing premiums, and increasing transparency and accountability. As part of the reports, Oregon Health Authority staff will present an initial draft of a measurement framework and dashboard.

Public testimony will be heard during the meeting, beginning at 11:45.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Where:
Hood River Inn (Best Western Plus)
Riverview room
1108 East Marina Way
Hood River

The meeting will not be available via live Web stream. Public who are unable to attend the meeting in person can use a toll-free listen-only conference line by dialing: 1- 877-336-1831; participant code: 112050.

A link to meeting materials and an audio recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2013-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

Agenda:
* Health System Transformation November Quarterly Progress Report;
* Columbia Gorge CCO presentation;
* Coordinated Care Model Alignment work group recommendations;
* Presentation on aligning strategies for transparency, cost containment and quality improvement;
* Draft metrics framework presentation;
* Board recommendations and discussion;
* Public testimony.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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OSP Detectives Arrest Former Dept of Corrections Employee on Theft Charges (Photo)

OSP DETECTIVES ARREST FORMER DEPT OF CORRECTIONS EMPLOYEE ON THEFT CHARGES (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 3:23 PM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-10/1002/68854/Sipple.JPG
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a former employee of the Oregon Department of Corrections on Thursday morning related to an investigation into the theft of funds from an inmate account.

On October 31, 2013 at approximately 10:38 a.m., OSP detectives and troopers arrested JOHN EDWARD SIPPLE, age 69, at his northeast Salem residence, following a Marion County Grand Jury indictment on six counts of Theft in the First Degree. SIPPLE, a former employee at Oregon State Correctional Institution, was lodged in the Marion County Jail.

Questions regarding this case should be directed to Marion County Deputy District Attorney Jodie Bureta at (503) 588-5158.

Questions for Oregon Department of Corrections may be directed to Liz Craig at (503) 945-0930.

Photograph - Marion County Sheriff's Office

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Recap: Oregon Air National Guard leadership changes

RECAP: OREGON AIR NATIONAL GUARD LEADERSHIP CHANGES


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 3:20 PM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-10/962/68853/131004-A-ZI023-001.JPG
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-10/962/68853/130908-Z-CH590-027.jpg
SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Air National Guard has recently undergone leadership changes.

Brigadier General Steven Gregg relinquished command of the Oregon Air National Guard to Brig. Gen. Mike Stencel during a change of command ceremony at the Anderson Readiness Center, in Salem, Ore., Sept. 8. Stencel has the overall responsibility for the organization, training and equipping of seven Oregon Air Guard units with more than 2,300 personnel within the state.

Stencel previously served in various command positions in the Oregon Air National Guard, including commander of the Civil Engineering Squadron ,142nd Mission Support Group, , 142nd Fighter Wing, and most recently as the Assistant Adjutant General (Air), Joint Force Headquarters, Oregon National Guard, in Salem, Ore.

Gregg retired after 29 years of service during a ceremony at the Anderson Readiness Center, in Salem, Ore., Oct. 4. His many assignments consisted of Flight Instructor, Flight Examiner, Functional Check Pilot, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, Flight Commander, and Operations Officer. Gregg has commanded the 123rd Fighter Squadron, 142nd Aircraft Generation Squadron, 142nd Fighter Wing as Vice Commander, and as Commander, 142nd Fighter Wing. Prior to his assignment as Commander of the Oregon Air National Guard he was the Assistant Adjutant General (Air) at Oregon Joint Force Headquarters, in Salem, Ore.

Colonel Jeffrey Silver was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., Oct. 5. Silver replaced Stencel as the Assistant Adjutant General (Air), at Joint Force Headquarters, Oregon National Guard, in Salem. More information is available in the following release: http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=962

Command Chief Master Sgt. Patrick Gauntz replaced Command Chief Master Sgt. Mark Russell as the Oregon Air National Guard State Command Chief during a change of responsibility ceremony at the Anderson Readiness Center, in Salem, Ore., Sept. 8.

Photo Captions:
130908-Z-CH590-027:
State Command Chief Master Sgt. Mark Russell (far left) and Brig. Gen. Michael Stencel (far right) watch as Brig. Gen. Steven Gregg exchanges the Oregon Air National Guard flag with Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, during the Oregon Air National Guard change of command ceremony held at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., Sept. 8. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

131004-A-ZI023-001:
Brigadier General Steven Gregg (second from left) is recognized for 29 years of service by Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson (left), Adjutant General, Oregon, alongside his wife, Linda (center), and their sons, William and Tyler (right), during his retirement ceremony at the Anderson Readiness Center, in Salem, Ore., Oct. 4. (Photo by Maj. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office)
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Former 173rd Wing commander promoted to brigadier general in the Oregon Air National Guard

FORMER 173RD WING COMMANDER PROMOTED TO BRIGADIER GENERAL IN THE OREGON AIR NATIONAL GUARD


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 3:14 PM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-10/962/68851/131005-A-ZI023-001.JPG
SALEM, Ore. - Oregon Air National Guard Col. Jeffrey M. Silver was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony held at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., Oct. 5.

Silver, who formerly served as the commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing, has been assigned as the Assistant Adjutant General (Air), at Joint Force Headquarters, Oregon National Guard, in Salem, Ore. He is responsible for establishing policy and maintaining oversight of more than 2,300 Air National Guard personnel within the state.

Silver graduated from Oregon State University in 1984 with a bachelor degree in business administration. He received his commission the same year, through the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science, and was named a distinguished graduate. He was initially assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore., as a Weapon Systems Officer in the F-4C and was selected to represent the wing in the 1988 William Tell Air-to-Air Competition.

He previously served in various command positions in the 142nd Fighter Wing, including commander of Operations Support Flight, Maintenance Squadron, Maintenance Group, Operations Group Commander, and Vice Commander.

In September 2011, he became wing commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, Ore., serving in this position until January 2013.

Silver is an Outstanding Graduate of Undergraduate Pilot Training and a Distinguished Graduate of the F-15 Replacement Training Unit. He has more than 3,600 total military flying hours and has flown combat sorties in support of Operation Southern Watch and Operation Northern Watch.


Photo Captions

131005-A-ZI023-001: Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon (left) administers the oath of office to Oregon Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Jeffrey M. Silver, during his promotion ceremony held Oct. 5 at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., as his wife Theresa holds the Bible. Silver, the former 173rd Fighter Wing commander, has served in several command positions throughout the Oregon Air National Guard. He has been assigned as the Assistant Adjutant General (Air), at Joint Force Headquarters, Oregon National Guard, in Salem, Ore. Photo by Maj. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office.
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Sheriff Looking For Community Advisory Committee Members

SHERIFF LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 3:09 PM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-10/1294/68849/MCSO.jpg
The 15-member Marion County Sheriff's Office Community Advisory Committee provides valuable input to Sheriff Jason Myers and his leadership team. Comprised of members who live and/or work within Marion County, the Committee's focus is to collaborate with the Sheriff's Office on topics such as vendor contracts, community awareness strategies and neighborhood / livability issues.

Currently, we have four vacancies on the committee. This recruitment is specifically for applicants in the more rural areas of the county to ensure we have a wide representation of the Marion County community. The term commitment is two years (2014 and 2015). Ideal candidates will represent not only their own opinions, but also be willing to facilitate the exchange of information between the Sheriff's Office and the community.

The selection process includes an application, interview and background check. If you'd like detailed information about this committee, go to our website: http://www.co.marion.or.us/SO.

The application deadline will be 11/22/2013 or until sufficient applications have been received. If you have additional questions or would like to request an application please contact Sara Zavala at Sheriff@co.marion.or.us or call 503-588-5094.

Come join our team!
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Keizer Firefighters Receive a Much Needed Donation for Equipment

KEIZER FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVE A MUCH NEEDED DONATION FOR EQUIPMENT


News Release from Keizer Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 3:06 PM
Downloadable file: Donated Firefighting Equipment for KFD
Keizer Fire District (KFD) was visited this summer by a local Keizer woman for a tour of the facility and to see how her local fire department was doing. At the end of the tour she said she wanted to make a donation to the Fire District and wrote a check, folding it in half and giving it to the firefighter, who turned it in to the front office without opening it.

Upon opening the check, Fire District administrators were overwhelmed to see the amount of donation made out to the district. Fire Chief Jeff Cowan contacted the new benefactor for more information, such as how did she prefer the donation to be accepted and spent. After careful consideration she indicated two things... First she wanted to remain anonymous and second, she wanted the funds to pay for needed equipment. The Keizer Chief expressed his sincere gratitude and promised to fulfill her wishes.

With that in mind, firefighters went to work replacing rescue equipment, two old chain saws, and purchased an electric smoke fan and a chain sharpener which the district has not had before. Some of the replaced equipment had been on the front line for as long as 20 years and badly needed modernization and replacement. The new equipment required additional training and familiarization and was put into service this week. All of the equipment was assigned to the Ladder Truck which Keizer Fire District purchased from Salem Fire Department in 2011.

It is not unusual for Keizer Fire to receive donations. KFD frequently receives donations and bequeaths in memory of community members and their families who want the money to go toward helping others. KFD received emergency rescue equipment for pets last year, donated by community members and two of their own firefighters. This donation was memorable by the amount of the donation and the immediate good use firefighters had to replace needed emergency equipment.
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Homicide Investigation in Northeast Portland's Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S BEAUMONT-WILSHIRE NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 1:03 PM
Today, Thursday October 31, 2013, at 10:02 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 3800 block of Northeast Shaver Street on the report of a person slumped in a vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the person was deceased. After a preliminary investigation, Homicide detectives were called to the scene.

At this point, detectives are in the early stages of a homicide investigation and no further details are available.

Interested media may stage at Northeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Shaver. The PIO will be at the scene at approximately 2:00 p.m. to brief media.

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UPDATED w/ ARREST, CHARGES, BOOKING INFO, AUG. 7 PHOTOS: Wilsonville Police, Sheriff's Office respond after vehicle driven by male, 19, strikes two 13-year-olds on sidewalk

UPDATED W/ ARREST, CHARGES, BOOKING INFO, AUG. 7 PHOTOS: WILSONVILLE POLICE, SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPOND AFTER VEHICLE DRIVEN BY MALE, 19, STRIKES TWO 13-YEAR-OLDS ON SIDEWALK


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 12:14 PM
Downloadable file: Booking photo: Tyler Joos
Downloadable file: VIDEO: Air-ambulance liftoff (.mov format)
Downloadable file: Aug. 1 crash-scene photo 2
Downloadable file: Aug. 7 crash-scene photo 1
The Wilsonville Police Department has concluded its investigation of the Aug. 7 accident in which a male driver, 19, allegedly struck two 13-year-old pedestrians on a Wilsonville sidewalk. Wilsonville PD has referred its findings to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office. Suspect Tyler Joos has been charged and booked into Clackamas County Jail.

Full booking info is here:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2013033388

The Wilsonville Police department concluded its in-depth investigation Tuesday, Oct. 29. "A crash of this nature requires a precise and diligent investigation, which takes time to be done correctly," said Chief James Rhodes of the Wilsonville Police department.

A forensic analysis was conducted by a lab in Florida that can detect the use of intoxicating inhalants -- which are believed to have been a factor in this case.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) assisted Wilsonville Police with reconstructing the crash. Investigators interviewed dozens of witnesses and obtained and studied surveillance footage from nearby businesses.

On October 31, 2013, the suspect driver -- Tyler Joos, 19, from Wilsonville -- turned himself into the Wilsonville Police Department and was later booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and multiple counts of Assault in the 3rd and 4th degree. Bail is set at $40,000.

A booking photo of Joos is attached, along with crash-scene images and video from the Aug. 7 incident.

The original August 7-9 releases are here ( http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/pressreleases/2013-08-07-CCSOPR-PedestriansHit.html ) and reproduced below.
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EARLIER RELEASE: Friday, Aug, 9, 2013

The investigation is continuing. A search warrant is being prepared to do a forensic examination of Tyler Joos' vehicle, which is standard in this sort of case.

Sheriff's Office investigators and members of the Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) are still working to create a re-construction of the incident. Investigators are also conducting interviews of known witnesses and are actively seeking other witnesses.

The investigation is ongoing, and no charges are pending at this writing. Further updates will be released as they become available.

TIPS SOUGHT: If you were a witness to this crash or have any other information regarding this incident, please contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip-Line -- - by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-23964.

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.
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EARLIER RELEASE: Aug. 7, 2013, 4:05 p.m.

At about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 the Wilsonville Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle that struck two teenage pedestrians near the intersection of SW Wilsonville Road near Memorial Drive in Wilsonville.

A vehicle heading westbound on Wilsonville road reportedly veered off the road, went across the sidewalk, and struck two 13-year-old females walking on the sidewalk.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Paramedics provided medical care the two injured teen girls. One patient was transported by air ambulance and one transported by ground ambulance to OHSU.

The 19-year-old driver -- Tyler Joos, from Wilsonville -- remained on-scene and is cooperating with police.

Wilsonville Police and Clackamas County Sheriff's investigators are currently working to determine what caused the vehicle to veer off the road.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) is en route to the crash scene.


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Updated w/ arrest, charges, booking photo: Wilsonville Police, Sheriff's Office respond after vehicle driven by male, 19, strikes two 13-year-olds on sidewalk

UPDATED W/ ARREST, CHARGES, BOOKING PHOTO: WILSONVILLE POLICE, SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPOND AFTER VEHICLE DRIVEN BY MALE, 19, STRIKES TWO 13-YEAR-OLDS ON SIDEWALK


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 11:35 AM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-10/624/68838/joos.jpg
The Wilsonville Police Department has concluded its investigation of the Aug. 7 accident in which a male driver, 19, allegedly struck two 13-year-old pedestrians on a Wilsonville sidewalk. Wilsonville PD has referred its findings to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office. Suspect Tyler Joos has been charged and booked into Clackamas County Jail.

The Wilsonville Police department concluded its in-depth investigation Tuesday, Oct. 29. "A crash of this nature requires a precise and diligent investigation, which takes time to be done correctly," said Chief James Rhodes of the Wilsonville Police department.

A forensic analysis was conducted by a lab in Florida that can detect the use of intoxicating inhalants -- which are believed to have been a factor in this case.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) assisted Wilsonville Police with reconstructing the crash. Investigators interviewed dozens of witnesses and obtained and studied surveillance footage from nearby businesses.

On October 31, 2013, the suspect driver -- Tyler Joos, 19, from Wilsonville -- turned himself into the Wilsonville Police Department and was later booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and multiple counts of Assault in the 3rd and 4th degree. Bail is set at $40,000.

A booking photo of Joos is attached.

The original August 7-9 releases are here (http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/pressreleases/2013-08-07-CCSOPR-PedestriansHit.html ) and reproduced below.
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EARLIER RELEASE: Friday, Aug, 9, 2013

The investigation is continuing. A search warrant is being prepared to do a forensic examination of Tyler Joos' vehicle, which is standard in this sort of case.

Sheriff's Office investigators and members of the Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) are still working to create a re-construction of the incident. Investigators are also conducting interviews of known witnesses and are actively seeking other witnesses.

The investigation is ongoing, and no charges are pending at this writing. Further updates will be released as they become available.

TIPS SOUGHT: If you were a witness to this crash or have any other information regarding this incident, please contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip-Line -- - by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-23964.

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.
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EARLIER RELEASE: Aug. 7, 2013, 4:05 p.m.

At about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 the Wilsonville Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle that struck two teenage pedestrians near the intersection of SW Wilsonville Road near Memorial Drive in Wilsonville.

A vehicle heading westbound on Wilsonville road reportedly veered off the road, went across the sidewalk, and struck two 13-year-old females walking on the sidewalk.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Paramedics provided medical care the two injured teen girls. One patient was transported by air ambulance and one transported by ground ambulance to OHSU.

The 19-year-old driver -- Tyler Joos, from Wilsonville -- remained on-scene and is cooperating with police.

Wilsonville Police and Clackamas County Sheriff's investigators are currently working to determine what caused the vehicle to veer off the road.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) is en route to the crash scene.


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Vancouver "Pranksters" Arrested for Wielding Axe at People

VANCOUVER "PRANKSTERS" ARRESTED FOR WIELDING AXE AT PEOPLE


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 10:38 AM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-10/385/68835/Axe.jpg
On October 30, 2013 Vancouver Police responded to a gas station parking lot where a couple reported that a subject in motorcycle gear (helmet/leather jacket) was attacking someone with an axe and then wielded the axe at them before running off. A similar report of two males with an axe had occurred the night before. No injuries occurred in either incident. In both cases, the suspect charged at the victims but did not make contact with them however, the unsuspecting victims believed they were about to be attacked with a real axe.

Vancouver Police were able to identify and locate the suspects who said they were 'pranking' people by pretending to attack one another with the axe and threaten nearby citizens while they videotaped the incident. The axe was located by police and was determined to be a realistic looking fake axe.

Pavel V. Krivov, 18, of Vancouver, and Petru G. Tomcac, 18, of Vancouver, were arrested for Assault II and booked into the Clark County Jail, no joke.
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With the Time Change, Don't Forget to Check Your Smoke Alarms

WITH THE TIME CHANGE, DON'T FORGET TO CHECK YOUR SMOKE ALARMS


News Release from Medford Fire-Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 10:00 AM
This Sunday November 3rd daylight savings time will end and we will be turning our clocks back one hour. The time change is a good reminder to check your smoke alarms.

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), each year in the United States about 2,500 people die in home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), two-thirds of fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms present or no working smoke alarms present. Properly placed and maintained smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a home fire by 50%. Smoke alarms are intended to alert you to danger developing in your home whether you are awake or asleep.

Smoke alarms are powered by either a battery or hardwired into your home's electrical system. Hardwired smoke alarms are usually equipped with a backup battery which allows the alarm to function if there is a power failure. If your smoke alarm is solely powered by a battery, the battery should be replaced annually unless it is equipped with a long-life battery. All batteries should be maintained and replaced in accordance with manufacturer's guidance. In addition, all smoke alarms should be tested monthly by pushing the test button.

It is recommended that smoke alarms be installed in the following locations:

* In each bedroom
* Outside the bedroom area that is close enough to be heard through closed doors
* On each level of the home.


For more information, consult your local fire department, or visit our web page at:

http://www.ci.medford.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=603


Sources:

http://www.usfa.fema.gov/campaigns/smokealarms/
http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/fire-and-safety-equipment/smoke-alarms
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After 30 years of service, MCFD1 veteran hangs up hat for the last time

AFTER 30 YEARS OF SERVICE, MCFD1 VETERAN HANGS UP HAT FOR THE LAST TIME


News Release from Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2013 7:19 AM
Downloadable file: Mooney Retirement Photo
Wednesday afternoon, Marion County Fire District No. 1 staff celebrated the career and retirement of one of their own during a reception.

Engineer/Paramedic Chuck Mooney will go off-duty at 7 a.m. Thursday for the last time, after serving the citizens of Marion County Fire District No. 1 for 30 years. Engineer Mooney began his career in 1983, serving as a volunteer firefighter for the district. In 1990, he was hired as a career firefighter, where he promoted through the ranks serving as a firefighter, firefighter/paramedic, field training officer and apparatus engineer.

Sourounded by family and friends, Engineer Mooney was recognized at the reception by Chief Officers and line staff, all commenting how he is known for his kind disposition and willingness to help anyone; anytime. While the retirement will leave huge shoes to be filled, MCFD1 congratulates Engineer/Paramedic Mooney on his retirement and honors him for his 30 years of faithful service. We wish him a long and fruitful retirement!

For additional questions/information, please contact MCFD1 Headquarters @ (503) 588-6526 or visit our website and link to our Facebook Page at www.mcfd1.com.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

UPDATE #2 - Police Talking With Suicidal Man on the Vista Bridge

UPDATE #2 - POLICE TALKING WITH SUICIDAL MAN ON THE VISTA BRIDGE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 11:06 PM
At approximately 10:45 p.m., the man on the Vista Bridge came down and has been transported to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The man on the ledge of the Vista Bridge remains on the bridge this evening after more than 5 hours of crisis negotiation by Portland Police officers.

Negotiators worked with mental health workers, spoke with the man's out-of-state family, and worked with Portland Fire & Rescue to come up with a safe plan to get the man off the bridge.

At approximately 4:00 p.m., the police response at the scene was reduced and traffic was reopened. The man has been given instructions on how to safely come off the bridge but at this time remains in one of the concrete benches, outside the protective fence but inside the railing. Officers are nearby and are periodically checking on the man who continues to refuse to come off the bridge.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Police Bureau has produced a new suicide prevention video http://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

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:

The Multnomah County Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

Lines for Life is available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary. Call (503) 963-2575.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This morning, Wednesday October 30, 2013 at 9:58 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Vista Bridge on the report of a man outside the protective fence sitting on the bridge railing.

Officers are attempting to talk with the man, a male adult.

Southwest Vista Avenue is closed to all traffic from Salmon Street to beyond the South side of the bridge.

Crisis Negotiators and a limited contingent of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) are at the scene.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Media can stage at Southwest Salmon Street but will not have a view of the bridge. PIO is at the scene.

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UPDATE - Police Talking With Suicidal Man on the Vista Bridge

UPDATE - POLICE TALKING WITH SUICIDAL MAN ON THE VISTA BRIDGE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 9:50 PM
The man on the ledge of the Vista Bridge remains on the bridge this evening after more than 5 hours of crisis negotiation by Portland Police officers.

Negotiators worked with mental health workers, spoke with the man's out-of-state family, and worked with Portland Fire & Rescue to come up with a safe plan to get the man off the bridge.

At approximately 4:00 p.m., the police response at the scene was reduced and traffic was reopened. The man has been given instructions on how to safely come off the bridge but at this time remains in one of the concrete benches, outside the protective fence but inside the railing. Officers are nearby and are periodically checking on the man who continues to refuse to come off the bridge.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Police Bureau has produced a new suicide prevention video http://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

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:

The Multnomah County Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

Lines for Life is available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary. Call (503) 963-2575.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This morning, Wednesday October 30, 2013 at 9:58 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Vista Bridge on the report of a man outside the protective fence sitting on the bridge railing.

Officers are attempting to talk with the man, a male adult.

Southwest Vista Avenue is closed to all traffic from Salmon Street to beyond the South side of the bridge.

Crisis Negotiators and a limited contingent of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) are at the scene.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Media can stage at Southwest Salmon Street but will not have a view of the bridge. PIO is at the scene.

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UPDATE - Police Talking to Suicidal Woman on the Fremont Bridge

UPDATE - POLICE TALKING TO SUICIDAL WOMAN ON THE FREMONT BRIDGE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 9:40 PM
Crisis Negotiators and Portland Firefighters worked together for nearly four hours to safely resolve the situation on top of the Fremont Bridge. At approximately 8:45 p.m., the woman climbed back over the railing and has been transported to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation.

All lanes of I-405 and Naito Parkway are now open.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Police Bureau has produced a new suicide prevention video http://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

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:

The Multnomah County Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

Lines for Life is available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary. Call (503) 963-2575.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This afternoon, Wednesday October 30, 2013, at 5:17 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on the top deck of the Fremont Bridge (southbound I-405) and that one of the occupants of a vehicle was standing over the ledge of the bridge.

Officers have arrived and are talking with the woman. Southbound I-405 traffic is significantly impacted and Northwest Naito Parkway below the Fremont Bridge is closed to all traffic. Freeway drivers are encouraged to use I-5 southbound.

Updates will be provided as the become available.

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Police Talking to Suicidal Woman on the Fremont Bridge

POLICE TALKING TO SUICIDAL WOMAN ON THE FREMONT BRIDGE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 5:35 PM
This afternoon, Wednesday October 30, 2013, at 5:17 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on the top deck of the Fremont Bridge (southbound I-405) and that one of the occupants of a vehicle was standing over the ledge of the bridge.

Officers have arrived and are talking with the woman. Southbound I-405 traffic is significantly impacted and Northwest Naito Parkway below the Fremont Bridge is closed to all traffic. Freeway drivers are encouraged to use I-5 southbound.

Updates will be provided as the become available.

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Suspect Sought in Southeast Portland Coffee Stand Robbery

SUSPECT SOUGHT IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND COFFEE STAND ROBBERY


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 5:08 PM
This afternoon, Wednesday October 30, 2013, at 4:17 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Twin Perks Espresso, located at 14565 Southeast Stark Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that a suspect armed with a handgun demanded money from the employee. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect walked away westbound on foot and may have gotten into a dark-colored vehicle.

The suspect is described as a white female in her 30s, small build, wearing a light-colored beanie, gray hoody, sunglasses and blue jeans, armed with a handgun and carrying a backpack.

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

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Race, Ethnicity, Language and Disability Data Standards Rules Advisory Committee to meet Nov. 1 in Portland

RACE, ETHNICITY, LANGUAGE AND DISABILITY DATA STANDARDS RULES ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO MEET NOV. 1 IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 5:03 PM
October 30, 2013

Race, Ethnicity, Language and Disability Data Standards Rules Advisory Committee to meet Nov. 1 in Portland

What: The Race, Ethnicity, Language and Disability Data Standards Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet November 1 in Portland. The committee will provide feedback and input to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) on the development of uniform standards based on local, statewide and national best practices, for the collection of data on race, ethnicity, preferred spoken and written languages, and disability status. The committee also will review the proposed rules' statement of fiscal impact.

When: Friday, November 1, 10 a.m.-noon.

Where: Oregon Health Authority, Lincoln Building, Ste. 775, Transformation Center Training Room, 421 SW Oak St., Portland

Toll-free conference call line: 1-877-873-8017; participant code: 441654

Video conference (v-con) sites available in:
Salem - Cherry Avenue Training Center
3414 Cherry Ave., Suite 150, Deer Springs Room

Corvallis - Department of Human Services
555 NW 5th, Room A

Hood River - DHS State Office Building
1610 9th Court

For more information on the v-con sites or other meeting questions, please contact Emily Wang at 971-673-2307 or emily.l.wang@state.or.us.

For more information on the meeting, visit the OHA Office of Equity and Inclusion website at www.oregon.gov/oha/oei/Pages/oei-committees-index.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Join TVF&R Firefighters and Providence's Dr. Miles Hassell for the Firehouse Cooking Challenge during Diabetes Awareness Month

JOIN TVF&R FIREFIGHTERS AND PROVIDENCE'S DR. MILES HASSELL FOR THE FIREHOUSE COOKING CHALLENGE DURING DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 3:52 PM
Invitation to Media

When: Friday, November 1st, at 11 am

Where: TVF&R Fire Station 51 (8935 SW Burnham Street, Tigard 97223)

What: Diabetes-friendly cooking demonstration by Station 51 firefighters and interview opportunities with TVF&R paramedics and Providence St. Vincent's Miles Hassell, M.D., diabetes expert/author.

TVF&R firefighters know firsthand that diabetes is a serious health issue; in 2012, they went on nearly 1,100 diabetes-related calls. Good food and daily exercise are the most important tools for preventing and treating type 2 diabetes and heart disease. During the month of November, firefighters invite the public to join TVF&R's Firehouse Cooking Challenge and learn how small lifestyle changes can yield big results in the fight against these diseases.

Before you say "diabetes doesn't affect me"...consider this; an estimated 35% of adults have prediabetes (elevated blood glucose levels that are higher than normal), but only 7% are aware of their condition according to Centers for Disease Control research. The good news for prediabetics is that even modest changes in diet and exercise can slash the risk of developing diabetes by 58%.

Media is invited to join Station 51 firefighters and Miles Hassell, M.D., medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center on November 1st to kick off the Firehouse Cooking Challenge. They will cook recipes from Dr. Hassell's book, Good Food Great Medicine, and offer expert advice on ways to stem the rising tide of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

During Diabetes Awareness Month, each of TVF&R's 21 fire stations will share their favorite heart-healthy and diabetes-friendly recipe. They challenge the public to make the same dish at home and discover how easy it is to prepare the delicious, well-balanced meals that firefighters make at the station.

Throughout the month of November, look for the Firehouse Cooking Challenge recipe of the day at www.tvfr.com. Each recipe uses easy-to-find ingredients, has simple cooking instructions, and reflects the personality of our stations.

For more information on whether you may be at risk for type 2 diabetes, visit www.diabetes.org to take the American Diabetes Association's fast and easy type 2 diabetes risk test and consult with your physician.
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Tualatin Announces 2013 Starry Nights and Holiday Lights Celebration

TUALATIN ANNOUNCES 2013 STARRY NIGHTS AND HOLIDAY LIGHTS CELEBRATION


News Release from City of Tualatin
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 3:51 PM
Downloadable file: SNHL Poster
The City of Tualatin invites everyone to join their friends and neighbors to kick off the holidays at the Starry Nights and Holiday Lights Celebration on Friday, December 6th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Tualatin Commons (8325 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin, OR).

Come be a part of a special night filled with thousands of twinkling lights, hundreds of song-filled voices, and the lighting of the floating holiday tree.

This free family event will include music from local youth choirs, the tree lighting, face painting, children's activities, hot cocoa by Boyd's Coffee and cake bites from Nothing Bundt Cakes. For more information on this exciting event, please visit our website at www.tualatinoregon.gov.
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Minor Injury Truck Crash - Highway 22 east of Detroit (Photos)

MINOR INJURY TRUCK CRASH - HIGHWAY 22 EAST OF DETROIT (PHOTOS)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 2:11 PM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-10/1002/68814/103013.hwy22_mp59.1.JPG
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-10/1002/68814/103013.hwy22_mp59.2.JPG
A Woodburn man received minor injuries Wednesday morning after the truck he was driving towing two trailers loaded with hay crashed off Highway 22 east of Detroit and came to rest partially in the Santiam River.

On October 30, 2013 at approximately 5:46 a.m., a truck pulling two trailers loaded with hay bales driven by MARK HESS, age 57, from Woodburn, was traveling westbound on Highway 22 near milepost 59 negotiating a curve when the hay bales on one of the trailers shifted to the left. The load shift contributed to HESS losing control as the truck and two trailers crossed the eastbound lane and off the eastbound shoulder onto large boulders. The truck came to rest partially in the river and the hay bales spilled along the riverbank and highway shoulder.

HESS was treated by medics and remained at the scene. He was cited by OSP for Leaking/Sifting Load.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT. Workers were expected at the scene to remove the spilled load and vehicles.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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** Updated with Fire Cause** TVF&R Responds to Early Morning House Fire in Aloha with Two People Injured

** UPDATED WITH FIRE CAUSE** TVF&R RESPONDS TO EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE IN ALOHA WITH TWO PEOPLE INJURED


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 2:10 PM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-10/1214/68619/214th_%281%29.jpg
10/30/13

A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that the most probable cause of this fire was smoking material that ignited lightweight combustible material in a bedroom. The fire cause is listed as accidental.

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10/23/13

At 3:15 am, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a residential fire at 2440 SW 214th Place in Aloha. As firefighters were responding to the scene, they received additional information that a victim was possibly trapped inside.

Upon arrival, firefighters from TVF&R's Aloha Station 62 encountered a significant volume of fire coming from the rear of the structure on the second floor. Under heavy fire conditions, firefighters began searching for trapped occupants as additional crews simultaneously initiated an interior attack on the fire.

A search of the home led firefighters to a woman on the second floor. They evacuated her through the front door of the residence and began administering medical care on scene. The woman was transported to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Paramedic firefighters rode with the woman to the hospital and continued medical care in the ambulance.

Two additional occupants escaped the fire on their own prior to the arrival of firefighters. An adult male also sustained life-threatening injuries from the fire. Paramedic firefighters began administering medical care at the scene and he was transported to the hospital with firefighters continuing care en route.

After an aggressive attack, the fire was knocked down within 10 minutes of firefighters arriving at the scene. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue was assisted through mutual aid in fighting this fire by Hillsboro Fire & Rescue.

A fire investigator is currently on scene working to determine the cause of this fire. It has been confirmed that working smoking alarms in this home alerted occupants to the fire. TVF&R urges citizens to have working smoke alarms in every sleeping area and on every floor of your home, as well as a family fire escape plan.
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Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 82 near Elgin in Union County (Photos)

INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 82 NEAR ELGIN IN UNION COUNTY (PHOTOS)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 12:25 PM
Downloadable file: /images/news/2013-10/1002/68809/102913.hwy82_mp21.1.JPG
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An Idaho man was injured Tuesday afternoon in a single vehicle rollover crash along Highway 82 near Elgin in northeast Oregon. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause.

According to Senior Trooper Jed Stone, on October 29, 2013 at approximately 3:40 p.m., a 2008 Pontiac driven by TOM SWIDERSKI, age 49, from Wendell, Idaho, was westbound on Highway 82 near milepost 21. For an unknown reason, the vehicle crossed the highway and traveled off the south side shoulder where it went up an embankment and struck two large rocks. The vehicle overturned onto its top from where SWIDERSKI was extricated from it by Elgin Rural Fire Protection District (ERFPD).

SWIDERSKI, who was using safety restraints, was transported by ambulance to Grande Ronde Memorial Hospital by Elgin EMS with non-life threatening injuries. A medical-related problem may have been a contributing factor in this crash.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ERFPD, Elgin EMS, Union County Sheriff's Office, and ODOT.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Correction: Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 199 south of Cave Junction

CORRECTION: SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 199 SOUTH OF CAVE JUNCTION


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 11:17 AM
(Correction: Motorcyclists were not "using safety restraints", they were wearing protective helmets)

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Two Utah men riding motorcycles on Highway 199 south of Cave Junction were injured Tuesday afternoon when they were struck from behind by a motor vehicle driven by a suspended driver. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigated the crash and cited the offending driver.

On October 29, 2013 at approximately 5:40 p.m., two motorcyclists were traveling southbound on Highway 199 near milepost 31 when they slowed to turn left off the highway. A 1993 Jeep Cherokee driven by WENDY ZABRISKIE, age 38, from Cave Junction, was following the motorcycles and she didn't notice they slowed to turn before running into the rear of both motorcycles.

The motorcycle operators were identified as JOSHUA KAUFMAN, age 39, from Park City, Utah, and ROBERT WHITE, age 32, from Kamas, Utah. KAUGMAN was seriously injured and WHITE received minor injuries. Both men were transported by AMR ambulance to Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass. They were wearing protective helmets.

ZABRISKIE was not injured. She was cited by OSP for Driving While Suspended and Following Too Close.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District and ODOT.

No photographs available for this release.

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 199 south of Cave Junction

SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 199 SOUTH OF CAVE JUNCTION


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 11:11 AM
Two Utah men riding motorcycles on Highway 199 south of Cave Junction were injured Tuesday afternoon when they were struck from behind by a motor vehicle driven by a suspended driver. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigated the crash and cited the offending driver.

On October 29, 2013 at approximately 5:40 p.m., two motorcyclists were traveling southbound on Highway 199 near milepost 31 when they slowed to turn left off the highway. A 1993 Jeep Cherokee driven by WENDY ZABRISKIE, age 38, from Cave Junction, was following the motorcycles and she didn't notice they slowed to turn before running into the rear of both motorcycles.

The motorcycle operators were identified as JOSHUA KAUFMAN, age 39, from Park City, Utah, and ROBERT WHITE, age 32, from Kamas, Utah. KAUGMAN was seriously injured and WHITE received minor injuries. Both men were transported by AMR ambulance to Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass. They were using safety restraints.

ZABRISKIE was not injured. She was cited by OSP for Driving While Suspended and Following Too Close.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District and ODOT.

No photographs available for this release.

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Police Talking With Suicidal Man on the Vista Bridge

POLICE TALKING WITH SUICIDAL MAN ON THE VISTA BRIDGE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 11:07 AM
This morning, Wednesday October 30, 2013 at 9:58 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Vista Bridge on the report of a man outside the protective fence sitting on the bridge railing.

Officers are attempting to talk with the man, a male adult.

Southwest Vista Avenue is closed to all traffic from Salmon Street to beyond the South side of the bridge.

Crisis Negotiators and a limited contingent of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) are at the scene.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Media can stage at Southwest Salmon Street but will not have a view of the bridge. PIO is at the scene.

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Applications for Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship available

APPLICATIONS FOR OREGON HERITAGE PRESERVATION SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 10:58 AM
Downloadable file: Press Release
Would you like to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the next year? The Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United States between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Eligible travel expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging and meals.

Scholarships will be offered to those actively involved in local preservation efforts and who demonstrate how attendance at a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training will help meet the preservation needs of their local community.

Scholarships are competitive and offered twice per year. The second-round deadline is December 2, 2013.

For more information, visit www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx or contact Cara Kaser at cara.kaser@state.or.us or (503) 986-0670.
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Vancouver Police Dept. - WED 10:49am

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Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - WED 10:30am

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Portland Fire & Rescue responding to Commercial Fire at SE 2nd & Main st.

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDING TO COMMERCIAL FIRE AT SE 2ND & MAIN ST.


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 10:29 AM
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PF&R crews are still investigating what the source of the smoke is that us coming from "Eastside Plating" at SE 2nd & Main st. Initial reports are that there is fire in duct work around a hopper. This fire was dispatched at 9:25. More info when available. PIO enroute.

***Update with photos***

PF&R crews have confined the fire to a hopper containing metal shavings. The PF&R Hazardous Materials Team was consulted and recommendations were to withhold the use of water due to hazardous characteristics of the aluminum metal shavings. Dry chemical extinguishers were used cool down the fire in the hopper and the Haz Mat team is responding with additional extinguishment agents. Firefighters involved in the extinguishment are going through decontamination procedures now due to the close contact with the heated aluminum shavings and gases.
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Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - WED 10:28am

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Hood River Fire & EMS - WED 10:26am

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Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - WED 10:23am

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Washington Co. Fire Dist. 2 - WED 10:21am

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Washington Co. Fire Dist. 2 - WED 10:20am

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Hood River Police Dept. - WED 10:15am

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Portland Fire & Rescue responding to Commercial Fire at SE 2nd & Main st.

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDING TO COMMERCIAL FIRE AT SE 2ND & MAIN ST.


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 9:38 AM
PF&R crews are still investigating what the source of the smoke is that us coming from "Eastside Plating" at SE 2nd & Main st. Initial reports are that there is fire in duct work around a hopper. This fire was dispatched at 9:25. More info when available. PIO enroute.
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Update: Names Released - OSP Investigating Hit & Run Resulting in Death of Two Pedestrians; Public Urged to Help Locate Vehicle & Driver - Highway 199 south of Cave Junction

UPDATE: NAMES RELEASED - OSP INVESTIGATING HIT & RUN RESULTING IN DEATH OF TWO PEDESTRIANS; PUBLIC URGED TO HELP LOCATE VEHICLE & DRIVER - HIGHWAY 199 SOUTH OF CAVE JUNCTION


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 9:31 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to locate the vehicle and driver involved in the death of two people early Wednesday morning who were reportedly struck by a vehicle on Highway 199 about two miles south of Cave Junction in Josephine County. The deceased victims' names and other details are released in this update.

On October 30, 2013 at approximately 12:15 a.m., a report was received that two people were struck by a vehicle in the 27000 block of Highway 199 near milepost 30 south of Cave Junction. When emergency responders arrived, they confirmed two males were deceased and the involved vehicle was not at the scene.

Updated information indicates a vehicle driven by JARRED QUINN HOUSTON, age 21, from Cave Junction, stopped on the shoulder of the highway due to a possible mechanical problem. While at the location, another person identified as ROBERT ROB CALVIN, age 41, from Cave Junction, was walking in the area with a female witness. CALVIN and HOUSTON became involved in a verbal dispute that turned physical. As both men began fighting in the southbound lane of travel they were struck by the suspect vehicle that left the scene southbound without stopping.

The suspect vehicle is described as light colored, possibly beige or tan, 1980's style single cab Toyota pickup with matching color canopy and front end damage.

OSP has notified law enforcement agencies in northern California and southern Oregon to be on the lookout for the unidentified suspect vehicle and driver. Anyone with information to help in this investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.

Highway 199 was closed in both directions for over 4 hours.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Services Division are involved in the ongoing investigation. OSP assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District and ODOT.

No photographs available for this release.

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Vancouver Police Investigating Hit and Run Collision (Update: ID of victim)

VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATING HIT AND RUN COLLISION (UPDATE: ID OF VICTIM)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 9:06 AM
*** UPDATE ***

The pedestrian that was hit has been identified as Stephen D. Dewey, 65, of Vancouver. Mr. Dewey remains hosptitalized.

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing this investigation and the suspect vehicle is still outstanding. Anyone with information on the vehicle involved is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department.

***

On October 28, 2013 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to 105th Ave./ Mill Plain Blvd. for the report of a hit and run involving a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. A 65-year-old male who was using a walker was crossing Mill Plain Blvd. in the crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle that left the scene. Witnesses describe the vehicle as a grey sedan, possibly an import, which would likely have right front-end damage. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating and anyone with information on this collision is asked to call the Vancouver Police Department or 911.
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Warrant Fugitive Arrested Following Assault in Cave Junction (Photo)

WARRANT FUGITIVE ARRESTED FOLLOWING ASSAULT IN CAVE JUNCTION (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 9:05 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested a wanted fugitive Tuesday following an investigation into an assault in Cave Junction. The suspect arrested originally provided a false name but was later identified through fingerprints as a fugitive wanted on warrants out of Colorado, Nevada, and US Marshals Service.

On October 29, 2013 at approximately 12:43 a.m., OSP troopers responded to a reported disturbance and assault in Cave Junction. Troopers and local emergency responders arrived at the Junction Inn motel and found a 36-year old male with stabbing cuts on his forearms received while defending himself from an assault.

Information provided by the victim and witnesses identified a male suspect in the area who troopers took into custody and transported to the Josephine County Jail. Corrections deputies positively identified the suspect through fingerprints checked in AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) as JEFFREY JORDAN MATHES, age 37. MATHES was wanted by US Marshals for drug-related crimes, and Parole Violation warrants out of Colorado and Nevada.

MATHES is being held in custody on the following charges:

* Fugitive From Justice
* Assault in the Second Degree
* Menacing
* Disorderly Conduct

Additional charges are pending.

The victim was treated for his injuries.

Photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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OSP Investigating Hit & Run Resulting in Death of Two Pedestrians; Public Urged to Help Locate Vehicle & Driver - Highway 199 south of Cave Junction

OSP INVESTIGATING HIT & RUN RESULTING IN DEATH OF TWO PEDESTRIANS; PUBLIC URGED TO HELP LOCATE VEHICLE & DRIVER - HIGHWAY 199 SOUTH OF CAVE JUNCTION


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2013 3:37 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are investigating the death of two people early Wednesday morning who were reportedly struck by a vehicle on Highway 199 about two miles south of Cave Junction in Josephine County. OSP is asking for the public's help to locate the vehicle and driver involved in this incident.

Preliminary information indicates on October 30, 2013 at approximately 12:15 a.m., a report was received that two people were struck by a vehicle on Highway 199 near milepost 30 in the 27000 block area. When emergency responders arrived, they confirmed two males were deceased and the involved vehicle was not at the scene. The names of the two victims, ages 41 and 21, are not being released at this time

The suspect vehicle is desccribed as light colored, possibly beige or tan, 1980's style single cab Toyota pickup with canopy and front end damage. It was reported to have left the scene southbound.

OSP has notified law enforcement agencies in northern California and southern Oregon to be on the lookout for the unidentified suspect vehicle and driver. Anyone with information to help in this investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.

Updates will be provided later today when appropriate for release. Highway 199 is closed in both directions. Traffic updates can be monitored on TripCheck.com.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Services Division are involved in the ongoing investigation. OSP assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District and ODOT.

No photographs available for this release.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Portland Fire & Rescue at scene of Apartment Fire at SE Powell & 40th ave.

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE AT SCENE OF APARTMENT FIRE AT SE POWELL & 40TH AVE.


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2013 10:54 PM
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***updated photos courtesy Greg Muhr, PF&R photographer***

Portland Fire & Rescue crews are just finishing up with exinguishing an apartment fire in SE Portland. The fire was dispatched at 9:42pm. When crews arrived they found smoke coming from and 8 unit apartment complex. Once the firefighters located the unit that was on fire they began a plan to get hose lines stretched to the affected side. The fire appeared to be confined to a single unit; the occupant of the apartment had some indication of smoke inhalation injury. The injured occupant was transported to the hosp for further evaluation. No other burn or smoke injuries reported to occupants, pets or firefighters. Fire investigators have been dispatched to the scene. More info will be updated when available.
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Portland Fire & Rescue at scene of Apartment Fire at SE Powell & 40th ave.

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE AT SCENE OF APARTMENT FIRE AT SE POWELL & 40TH AVE.


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2013 10:25 PM
Portland Fire & Rescue crews are just finishing up with exinguishing an apartment fire in SE Portland. The fire was dispatched at 9:42pm. When crews arrived they found smoke coming from and 8 unit apartment complex. Once the firefighters located the unit that was on fire they began a plan to get hose lines stretched to the affected side. The fire appeared to be confined to a single unit; the occupant of the apartment had some indication of smoke inhalation injury. The injured occupant was transported to the hosp for further evaluation. No other burn or smoke injuries reported to occupants, pets or firefighters. F ire investigators have been dispatched to the scene. More info will be updated when available.
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Portland Fire & Rescue at scene of Residential Fire at 7835 N Wabash Ave.

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE AT SCENE OF RESIDENTIAL FIRE AT 7835 N WABASH AVE.


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2013 8:58 PM
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***Update***
Crews have fire under control at this time and a fire investigator is collecting information from witnesses. Next crews will begin the salvage and overhaul process; this will include removing much of the extensive clutter in burned areas of the home before investigators can make entry to determine a cause.

Portland Fire & Rescue at scene of Residential Fire at 7835 N Wabash Ave. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke from a single family residence. Firefighters are having difficulty with the house fire primarily due to the extreme amount of clutter. Firefighters note early on during the fire that access to the home is very limited due to the clutter inside. More info to come when available.

**Safety Message**

Portland Fire & Rescue has made educating the public about the dangers of cluttered homes a priority. Homes with cluttered hallways and living spaces create dangerous environments for occupants and firefighters by increasing the chance of fires and making egress/escape very difficult.
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Portland Fire & Rescue at scene of Residential Fire at 7835 N Wabash Ave.

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE AT SCENE OF RESIDENTIAL FIRE AT 7835 N WABASH AVE.


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2013 7:39 PM
Portland Fire & Rescue at scene of Residential Fire at 7835 N Wabash Ave. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke from a single family residence. Firefighters are having difficulty with the house fire primarily due to the extreme amount of clutter. Firefighters note early on during the fire that access to the home is very limited due to the clutter inside. More info to come when available.
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CCSO:Armed robbery at a Clackamas clothing store

CCSO:ARMED ROBBERY AT A CLACKAMAS CLOTHING STORE


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2013 6:47 PM
On 10-29-13 at approximately 4:30 pm, deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Sublime Clothing store located at 13175 SE Sunnyside Road in Clackamas, OR.

When deputies arrived they learned a petit white female entered the store and looked around before approaching an employee at the counter. The female suspect displayed what appeared to be a gun and demanded money from the employee. The suspect placed the money into a large purse and fled the location.

A witness outside the store saw the female suspect enter a silver two-door sedan with Oregon license plates waiting nearby. The sedan was driven by a white male suspect. The two suspects fled the location in the car.

The female suspect is further described to be 30-40 years old, 5'2" tall, 100-105lbs, wearing blue jeans and a green stalking cap at the time of the robbery.

TIPS SOUGHT: Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html

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.

Reference Case #13-33180
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