Saturday, November 30, 2013

Correction - Update with Name and Photos - Serious Injury Crash Crescent Cutoff Road in Northern Klamath County

CORRECTION - UPDATE WITH NAME AND PHOTOS - SERIOUS INJURY CRASH CRESCENT CUTOFF ROAD IN NORTHERN KLAMATH COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2013 8:08 PM
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Correction on Air Ambulance Company

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a serious injury crash that occurred on the Crescent Cutoff Road in northern Klamath County. The crash left a twelve year old female passenger with serious injuries when she was partially ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

According to Trooper Nick Hagedorn on November 29, 2013 at approximately 11:25 p.m., a 1988 Ford Bronco, operated by LINK FONDA, age 41, from Crescent Lake, was westbound on the Crescent Cutoff Road near milepost 6, when he encountered a section of black ice and lost control of the vehicle. The Ford Bronco crossed the roadway into the eastbound ditch, where it rolled onto its top.

The two passengers were identified as BRITTANY LEWIS, age 31, and LEWIS' daughter, KATRINA ALCONHER, age 12, both from Elbert, Colorado. During the crash, ALCONHER was partially ejected leaving her lower body trapped under the vehicle. FONDA and LEWIS were wearing safety restraints and were transported by ground ambulance to Saint Charles Bend with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators determined that ALCONHER was not wearing safety restraints and she was transported by Life Flight air ambulance to Saint Charles Bend with Serious Injuries.

OSP troopers from the LaPine Worksite are continuing the investigation and no enforcement action has been taken.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Chemult EMS, Crescent EMS, and Life Flight of Redmond.

Photographs courtesy of OSP.

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Deputies Search for Missing Endangered Juvenile

DEPUTIES SEARCH FOR MISSING ENDANGERED JUVENILE


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2013 7:18 PM
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November 30, 2013--Sheriff's Detectives are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 15 year-old boy. Deputies believe he may be in danger due to his level of functionality and being outdoors overnight.

On November 30, 2013, at about 3:30 P.M., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the 19900 block of SW Jaylee Street in Aloha, concerning 15 year-old Alex Chisholm. Deputies were told that Alex lives at a group home in Cornelius. He was visiting the SW Jaylee Street residence when he walked away at about 2:00 P.M. today.

The family reported that Alex functions at a 10 year-old level and has other medical issues. He has limited capacity to ride public transportation. It was reported that Alex may run if contacted. Alex has been entered into the Law Enforcement Data System which will assist any peace officer that comes into contact with him to return him home.

Washington County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, Cornelius Police Department, and TriMet are assisting in the search for Alex. He is a white male, 5'9", 150 pounds with brown hair (photo attached). He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark blue colored sweatshirt, and black shoes.

It is believed he may be attempting to make his way back to Cornelius but is unfamiliar with the way and he may be vulnerable to strangers.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Alex Chisholm, please call the Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.
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Update with Name and Photos - Serious Injury Crash Crescent Cutoff Road in Northern Klamath County

UPDATE WITH NAME AND PHOTOS - SERIOUS INJURY CRASH CRESCENT CUTOFF ROAD IN NORTHERN KLAMATH COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2013 2:13 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a serious injury crash that occurred on the Crescent Cutoff Road in northern Klamath County. The crash left a twelve year old female passenger with serious injuries when she was partially ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

According to Trooper Nick Hagedorn on November 29, 2013 at approximately 11:25 p.m., a 1988 Ford Bronco, operated by LINK FONDA, age 41, from Crescent Lake, was westbound on the Crescent Cutoff Road near milepost 6, when he encountered a section of black ice and lost control of the vehicle. The Ford Bronco crossed the roadway into the eastbound ditch, where it rolled onto its top.

The two passengers were identified as BRITTANY LEWIS, age 31, and LEWIS' daughter, KATRINA ALCONHER, age 12, both from Elbert, Colorado. During the crash, ALCONHER was partially ejected leaving her lower body trapped under the vehicle. FONDA and LEWIS were wearing safety restraints and were transported by ground ambulance to Saint Charles Bend with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators determined that ALCONHER was not wearing safety restraints and she was transported by Airlink air ambulance to Saint Charles Bend with Serious Injuries.

OSP troopers from the LaPine Worksite are continuing the investigation and no enforcement action has been taken.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Chemult EMS, Crescent EMS, and Airlink.

Photographs courtesy of OSP.

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Arrest Made in Stabbing Investigation

ARREST MADE IN STABBING INVESTIGATION


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2013 11:23 AM
On November 29, 2013 just before 9:00 p.m., Gresham Police and medics responded to a report of an assault at an apartment in the 300 block of NE Cleveland ave., Gresham. During their investigation, officers determined that 45-year-old Pedro Nuñez-Valdivia of Gresham and 40-year-old Maria Rodriguez were fighting near the 600 block of NE Cleveland ave. A witness to the fight, 29-year-old Kit Haberman of Portland, tried to stop the fight and got stabbed by Nuñez-Valdivia at that time. Rodriguez also received a minor cut during the incident.

Officers located Nuñez-Valdivia nearby and arrested him. Investigators interviewed him and charged him with two counts of Assault II, two counts of Unlawful Use of Weapon and Domestic Violence Strangulation. He was taken to the Multnomah County Detention Center and lodged. Photo is available from Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Officers would still like to speak with any witnesses that weren't contacted at the scene. The Gresham Police tip line can be reached at 503-618-2719 (local) or 888-989-3505 (out of area).
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WB lanes of I-84 now open at MP 69

WB LANES OF I-84 NOW OPEN AT MP 69


News Release from ODOT: Central Ore.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2013 9:56 AM
The westbound lanes of Interstate 84 are now open at milepost 69 between Mosier and Hood River following a crash.
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SB lanes of US 97 blocked at MP 197

SB LANES OF US 97 BLOCKED AT MP 197


News Release from ODOT: Central Ore.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2013 9:53 AM
An overturned commercial vehicle is blocking the southbound lanes of U.S. 97 at milepost 197. Motorists should expect delays and be on the lookout for icy road conditions in the area.
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Serious Injury Crash Crescent Cutoff Road in Northern Klamath County

SERIOUS INJURY CRASH CRESCENT CUTOFF ROAD IN NORTHERN KLAMATH COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2013 9:37 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a serious injury crash that occurred on the Crescent Cutoff Road in northern Klamath County. The crash left a twelve (12) year old female passenger with serious injuries when she was partially ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

According to Trooper Nick Hagedorn on November 29, 2013 at approximately 11:25 p.m., a 1988 Ford Bronco, operated by LINK FONDA, age 41, from Crescent Lake, was westbound on the Crescent Cutoff Road near milepost 6, when he encountered a section of black ice and lost control of the vehicle. The Ford Bronco crossed the roadway into the eastbound ditch, where it rolled onto its top.

The two passengers were identified as BRITTANY LEWIS, age 31, and her twelve year old daughter, both from Elbert, Colorado. During the crash, the 12 year old female was partially ejected leaving her lower body trapped under the vehicle. FONDA and LEWIS were wearing safety restraints and were transported by ground ambulance to Saint Charles Bend with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators determined that the 12 year old female passenger was not wearing safety restraints and she was transported by Airlink air ambulance to Saint Charles Bend with Serious Injuries.

OSP troopers from the LaPine Worksite are continuing the investigation and no enforcement action has been taken.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Chemult EMS, Crescent EMS, and Airlink.

No Photographs for release.

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Red Cross Responds To Canby Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO CANBY FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Oregon Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2013 9:08 AM
On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 5:40 AM DIsaster Action Team Members responded to a residential fire in the 10000 block of Macksburg Road in Canby.  This single family fire affected 3 adults and 3 dogs.  Red Cross provided help with food, lodging and information about Health and Mental Health Services.
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Oregon State Police - SAT 9:00am

Oregon State Police: Motor Vehicle Crash Highway 97 near milepost 197 involving an overturned commercial motor vehicle. Southbound lanes are blocked. No further information for release. Motorists may encounter icy road conditions in the area. Check www.tripcheck.com for traffic updates.

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ODOT: Central Ore. - SAT 9:00am

ODOT: Central Ore.: I-84 westbound at milepost 69, between Mosier and Hood River. Travel now open to 1 lane of traffic. UPDATE

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ODOT: Central Ore. - SAT 8:22am

ODOT: Central Ore.: I-84 westbound closed at milepost 69, between Mosier and Hood River due to crash involving two trucks. No detour available at this time. ODOT on scene, tow trucks enroute.

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Oregon State Police - SAT 8:17am

Oregon State Police: Motor Vehicle Crash I-84 near milepost 69 westbound involving a commercial motor vehicle and a pickup. Both westbound lanes are blocked. No further information available for release. Check traffic updates at www.tripcheck.com

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Marion County Firefighters celebrate 15 years of fund raising for special cause

MARION COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS CELEBRATE 15 YEARS OF FUND RAISING FOR SPECIAL CAUSE


News Release from Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2013 7:38 AM
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For over 15 years, Marion County Fire District #1 Professional Firefighters Local 2557 has been raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to fight neuromuscular disease with 'Fill the Boot' fundraisers.

On November 29, 2013, MCFD#1 firefighters donated time and resources to lay the foundation for another successful 'Fill the Boot' fundraiser. This year's Fill the Boot event raised $12,719.09. This year's fundraiser was held in front of Roth's IGA in northeast Salem, Oregon.

"These positive impacts increase our community's health and well-being; it allows Marion County Firefighters to connect with the communities we proudly serve. 'Fill the Boot' also involves our family members and close friends all coming together with the community for a great cause." said Firefighter / Paramedic Jerrod Schuch of MCFD1.

MDA is the world's leading nonprofit health organization sponsoring research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases. The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is the largest national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). More than 280,000 members of the IAFF in the United States and Canada are pledged to saving lives, both as firefighters and paramedics and as the strongest campaigners for the worldwide research efforts of MDA to eradicate 40 neuromuscular diseases. The contributions of the firefighters also go towards MDA's summer camps for children, professional and public health education, and other programs.

Marion County Fire District #1 Professional Firefighters Local 2557 would like to thank the following local businesses, organizations, and institutions for continued support:

* Marion County Fire District #1 Volunteer Firefighter's Association
* Roths IGA
* Chipotle
* Columbia Bank
* Chemeketa Community College Fire Science Program
* and the Muscular Dystrophy Association



Follow MCFD#1 on Facebook and Twitter

and check out our website at http://www.mcfd1.com


For additional information on this release, please contact:

Jerrod Schuch
Firefighter / Paramedic
Marion County Fire District#1
jerrods@mcfd1.com
cell: 503.409.9432
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Gresham Police Stabbing Investigation: UPDATE

GRESHAM POLICE STABBING INVESTIGATION: UPDATE


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2013 12:01 AM
Gresham, Ore. - This evening just before 9:00 p.m., Gresham Police and medics responded to a report of an assault at an apartment in the 300 block of NE Cleveland ave., Gresham. The victim is a 29-year-old white male from Portland. His condition remains unknown, but he is being treated at an area trauma hospital. The second victim is a 40-year-old Hispanic female from Gresham. Her injuries do not appear to be life threatening and she is seeking treatment at a local hospital.

During their investigation, officers learned that the suspect and the female victim are married and that the initial altercation which led to this incident was a domestic assault. The suspect is described as a 45-year-old Hispanic male, approximately 5-foot-4 inches tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds with short messy dark hair. He was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt with light colored horizontal stripes and blue jeans, and was last seen running south from the area towards E Powell blvd. The suspect's identity is not being released at this time because it is an ongoing investigation and no charges have been filed yet.

Officers are still speaking with the victims and gathering additional details in this case. More information will be released as it becomes available. Witnesses are asked to contact the Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719 (local) or 888-989-3505 (out of area).
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Gresham Police Investigating Stabbing

GRESHAM POLICE INVESTIGATING STABBING


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2013 10:47 PM
This evening just before 9:00 p.m., Gresham Police and medics responded to a report of an assault at an apartment in the 300 block of NE Cleveland ave., Gresham. Initial reports were that at least one person in the apartment had been stabbed. When police arrived, they located a victim inside of an apartment that had what appeared to be a stab wound to the abdomen. The victim, a white male adult, was quickly taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. His condition at this time is unknown.

Officers at the scene contacted a female with a minor cut to her hand. She was treated for her injuries and told police that she was involved in an altercation with another man in the 600 block of NE Cleveland ave. The victim was nearby and saw the fight happening. He tried to intervene, and in the process the suspect stabbed the victim and fled in an unknown direction on foot.

Officers at the scene are currently interviewing the female to determine if the female knows the suspect and what led up to the initial fight. They are searching the area for the suspect and are asking that any witnesses to the fight contact Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719 (local) or 888-989-3505 (out of area).
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Wilsonville Albertsons Pharmacy Robbed By Armed Suspect

WILSONVILLE ALBERTSONS PHARMACY ROBBED BY ARMED SUSPECT


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2013 9:03 PM
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On November 29th, 2013 at about 6:40 pm the pharmacy in the Albertsons located at 30299 SW Boones Ferry Road in Wilsonville was r obbed by a lone armed man.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, 30-40 years of age, about 6 feet tall, with a normal build, mustache, black motorcycle helmet, all black leather jacket. The gun is a small or medium size semiautomatic handgun.

The suspect is believed to have left on a street type motorcycle.

See the attached images.

Anyone with information is 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.

CCSO Case Number: 13-36183
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Alert delivery driver calls in barn fire

ALERT DELIVERY DRIVER CALLS IN BARN FIRE


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2013 4:06 PM
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A day of seemingly routine deliveries took an unexpected turn for one delivery driver who arrived at 18750 SW Parrett Mountain Road in Sherwood. At approximate ly 12:26pm today, the driver called into 9-1-1 reporting a barn on fire. He reported to the dispatcher that he didn't think anyone was home at the time.

Crews were dispatched and immediately responded to the scene. En route, the crew described seeing a smoke header indicating the possibility of a working fire. The fire was upgraded to a first alarm response that brought additional resources to the fire including water tenders to shuttle water for firefighting operations as nearby hydrants were unavailable.

Upon arrival, Engine 33 from Sherwood Station initiated an aggressive attack to fight the fire at the barn and control the fire from spreading to a nearby garage. Those successful efforts minimized the spread and damage to the garage and adjacent home. Crews were able to knock down the fire and remained on scene to check for hot spots and ensure the fire was extinguished. No injuries were reported.

In total, approximately 25 firefighters responded to the incident including firefighters from Newberg Fire and TVF&R volunteers.

The barn was approximately 40 feet by 100 feet in size and it was reported that among two vehicles stored inside were also chickens. It is unclear how many chickens were inside the barn at the time of the fire.

A TVF&R investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire and damage estimates.

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red Cross Resonds To Pilot Rock Fire

RED CROSS RESONDS TO PILOT ROCK FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Oregon Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2013 1:36 PM
On 11/29/2013, DIsastet Action Team Members responded to a residential fire in the 100 block of Elm St. in Pilot Rock.  This single family fire that occurred on 11-28 affected 2 adults.  Three dogs, 4 birds and 2 chickens perished in the fire.  Red Cross provided assistance with food, clothing and information on Red Cross disaster health services and disaster mental health services.
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Red Cross Responds To Salem Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SALEM FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Oregon Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2013 1:00 PM
On 11/29/2013, DIsaster Action Team members responded to a residential fire in the 800 block of 15th St SE in Salem.  This single family fire displaced 2 adults and 8 children.  Red Cross provided assistance with food, clothing, bedding and information on Red Cross disaster health services and disaster mental health services.
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PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon National Guard's Honor Guard leads Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Portland

PHOTO RELEASE: OREGON NATIONAL GUARD'S HONOR GUARD LEADS MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2013 11:38 AM
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131129-F-TK422-5000.JPG: The Oregon National Guard's Adjutant General Select Honor Guard team leads the 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, held in downtown Portland, Ore., Nov. 29. From left to right, Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers; Spc. Jamie Kisch, Sgt. Jeff Cox, Sgt. Joshua Martin, and Pfc. Shaun Martin. The annual event is one of many parades held throughout the country to commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday. Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.
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Smoke alarm alerts residents to early morning house fire

SMOKE ALARM ALERTS RESIDENTS TO EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2013 11:31 AM
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Before dawn this morning, the loud tones of the smoke alarm awoke residents of 5547 Sinclair St. in West Linn to a smoke filled garage and fire on the roof. After safely exiting the home, the homeowner called 9-1-1 at 6:44am bringing fire crews to the scene. Both residents were able to leave their home safely without injury. No other occupants or pets were reported to be in the home.

When crews arrived, they found fire on the roof and quickly initiated fire attack and knock down of the fire. The fire was upgraded to a first alarm response bringing additional resources to the scene for assistance. Crews also searched the home to ensure everyone had exited safely and confirmed that information. TVF&R crews were assisted by Clackamas Fire District #1 and TVF&R volunteers.

A TVF&R investigator determined the cause to be accidental with the origin of the fire within the fire box of the fireplace. Estimated damages are $35,000 for the home and contents. The two residents of the home indicated that they will be staying with relatives nearby.

This fire illustrates the life-saving impact of having working smoke alarms in your home. TVF&R would like to remind everyone to check their smoke alarms once per month. While our crews are ready to respond to any emergency at any time, a working smoke alarm could be your first warning of an emergency in your home. For more safety tips or to learn more please visit: www.tvfr.com.

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Three Forest Grove Businesses hit in early morning burglary spree

THREE FOREST GROVE BUSINESSES HIT IN EARLY MORNING BURGLARY SPREE


News Release from Forest Grove Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2013 10:54 AM
Police responded to the downtown business area following an alarm shortly after 630am this date. Officers found the windows smashed to three businesses; The Brass Comb, the Pac Thai restaurant and Little Monkey Deli. A canine track was completed without success. It appears the targets were cash registers at the businesses. Police are reviewing surveillance video in the ongoing investigation.
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Columbia Co. Rider Transit - FRI 9:36am

Columbia Co. Rider Transit: There is a major accident on Cornelius pass road effecting CCRider bus service. Expect delays and rerouting. No information has been provided regarding how long the delay will affect the bus schedule.

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**UPDATE: Fire Cause and Damage Estimate**

**UPDATE: FIRE CAUSE AND DAMAGE ESTIMATE**


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2013 7:17 AM
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Date: November 29, 2013
Release: Immediately

**UPDATE: FIRE CAUSE AND DAMAGE ESTIMATE**

A TVF&R investigator has released that the cause of the fire at 20560 SW Edy Road in Sherwood to be Undetermined. Damage estimates for the barn and property are approximately $40,000.

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Fully involved fire consumes barn

With a black column of smoke visible for miles, multiple calls came into 9-1-1 at 11:38am today reporting a barn on fire at 20560 SW Edy Road in Sherwood, OR. The first crew from Sherwood Station 33 arrived quickly to find a fully-involved fire. The crew was advised that no one was inside the barn but it was suspected that a cat was possibly in the barn but it could not be confirmed. The crew immediately initiated a defensive fire attack, as additional crews arrived, to knock down the fire and minimize exposures to small trees nearby. No injuries were reported and no other structures were immediately threatened by the fire.

A water shuttle operation was setup to bring water to the scene as nearby hydrants were unavailable. Supporting water tender units from TVF&R, were water tenders and firefighters from Newberg Fire and Washington County Fire District #2. Washington County Sheriff's Office provided traffic control for the safety of firefighters along Edy Rd. In total, over 40 firefighters responded to the fire.

During the firefighting effort, small "pops" could be heard that were likely small, standard-sized propane tanks in the barn. Among the damage to the barn itself, it was reported that other items were stored inside that included at least one vehicle and farm equipment.

A TVF&R investigator is still working to determine the cause of the fire and damage estimates.

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Medford Fire-Rescue Battles Second Alarm Fire

MEDFORD FIRE-RESCUE BATTLES SECOND ALARM FIRE


News Release from Medford Fire-Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2013 5:02 AM
At 23:46 hours on 11/28/13 Fire crews from Medford Fire-Rescue aided by Jackson County Fire District #3 battled a house fire at 3877 Mallard Ln. in Medford. Crews arrived within 6 minutes and faced a large fire that had begun on the outside of the home and had spread into the attic as well as threatening other adjacent structures. A Second alarm was called due to the large amount of fire and threat to adjacent homes. Crews were able to stop the spread of fire to adjacent homes although they incurred some damage. There was significant damage to the home and fire crews were able to salvage many items. All 4 occupants exited safely. No inju ries were incurred. The fires cause continues to be under investigation at this time.
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Media Advisory: Acting Public Information Officer Contact for Nov. 29 & 30

MEDIA ADVISORY: ACTING PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER CONTACT FOR NOV. 29 & 30


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2013 7:52 PM
On Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30, the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) will be Lieutenant Steve Mitchell. On those days, media inquiries for Oregon State Police may be able to reach Lieutenant Mitchell via email at Steve.Mitchell@oregonstate.edu or phone (541) 974-6764.

Lieutenant Hastings will resume PIO duties on Sunday, December 1.

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Update: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 20 south of Lebanon in Linn County (Photo)

UPDATE: NAMES RELEASED - FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 20 SOUTH OF LEBANON IN LINN COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2013 1:27 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the assistance of the Linn County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation into the cause of an early Thursday morning two-vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 20 south of Lebanon that resulted in the death of an adult female and non-life threatening injuries to an adult male. Both names are released in this update.

On November 28, 2013 at approximately 1:00 a.m., a collision occurred in the westbound lanes of Highway 20 near Waterloo Drive involving a passenger car and pickup. The 2008 GMC four-door pickup driven by ADAM R. HUMMER, age 24, from Sweet Home, was traveling westbound when it collided with the 1999 Dodge Stratus four-door that was facing east in a westbound lane. The pickup came to rest on top of the passenger car in the westbound lanes.

The driver of the passenger car, JESSICA MARIE MARTINEZ (aka: Jessica Marie Anderson), age 25, who was residing in Sweet Home but previously lived in Albany, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.

HUMMER was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital and then transferred to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. He was using safety restraints and his pickup's airbags deployed. His injuries are believed non-life threatening.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash, including determination if the victim's car was stationary or moving at the time of the collision. Trooper Don Rummer is the lead investigator.

The location of the crash has two lanes in both directions separated by a paved center median. OSP was assisted at the scene by Lebanon Fire District and ODOT. The westbound lanes were closed for 4 hours.

Prior to this year since 1970, 238 people have died on Oregon roads during the Thanksgiving holiday period. Last year two people died in 2 separate crashes.

Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation remind Oregon travelers of these important safety tips:

Getting Ready for the Trip
* Plan ahead to give yourself plenty of extra time to get to your destination.
* Stay informed about weather and road conditions, potential traffic hazards and highway closures in Oregon by visiting www.TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1
* Make sure your vehicle is ready for winter driving starting with good tires, a good battery, and a full tank of gas.
* Make sure your heater, defroster and windshield wipers are working properly; clear windows and headlights before you leave.
* Heading towards snow or ice? Practice putting your chains on before you head out! See the helpful video on YouTube - How to install tire chains: http://youbu.be/_8RVbDuyOcy
* Carry an emergency kit and chains or traction tires, especially if traveling over mountain passes.
* Snacks and bottled water also are a good idea for long trips, especially with children.
* Carry a map in case weather or road conditions force you to take a detour. Keep family members or friends aware of any significant changes in your planned route before you take the unplanned route.
* Get plenty of rest before you leave on any trip.
* Make sure everyone is using safety restraints and secure any cargo.
* Always have a designated driver for any holiday activities that include alcohol.

On the Road:
* Drive according to conditions. If it's wet, icy, snowy or foggy, slow down and increase your following distance behind other vehicles to at least a four-second distance. Keep in mind that conditions may not be perfect to drive at the posted speed.
* Use headlights even in daylight to help other drivers see you.
* Don't use cruise control in wet, icy, snowy or foggy conditions.
* In snow or ice, remember that bridges and overpasses are the first to freeze and the last to thaw; be alert!
* Be patient with all the other traffic on the highways.
* Watch out for pedestrians now that the days are shorter and darker, and remember they're often in dark clothing.
* If you get tired or drowsy, stop and rest during your trip or get a rested and sober licensed driver behind the wheel.
* There are still many construction zones on our highways, and even though work will be inactive over the holiday weekend there may be equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway. Stay alert and slow down because all work zone speed limits still apply and fines increase in these areas.
* Don't drink and drive or get into a vehicle with a driver who has been drinking.

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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 20 south of Lebanon in Linn County (Photo)

FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 20 SOUTH OF LEBANON IN LINN COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2013 7:50 AM
Downloadable file: 112813.fatal.hwy20_waterloo.jpg
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the assistance of the Linn County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation into the cause of an early Thursday morning two-vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 20 south of Lebanon that resulted in the death of an adult female and non-life threatening injuries to an adult male. Both names will be released later today.

Preliminary information indicates on November 28, 2013 at approximately 1:00 a.m., a collision occurred in the westbound lanes of Highway 20 near Waterloo Drive involving a passenger car and pickup. The 2008 GMC four-door pickup driven by a 24-year old Sweet Home man was traveling westbound when it collided with the 1999 Dodge Stratus four-door that was facing east in a westbound lane. The pickup came to rest on top of the passenger car in the westbound lanes.

The 25-year old female driver of the passenger car was pronounced deceased at the scene. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.

The pickup's driver was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital and then transferred to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. He was using safety restraints and his pickup's airbags deployed. His injuries are believed non-life threatening.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash, including determination if the victim's car was stationary or moving at the time of the collision. Trooper Don Rummer is the lead investigator.

The location of the crash has two lanes in both directions separated by a paved center median. OSP was assisted at the scene by Lebanon Fire District and ODOT. The westbound lanes were closed for 4 hours.

Prior to this year since 1970, 238 people have died on Oregon roads during the Thanksgiving holiday period. Last year two people died in 2 separate crashes.

Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation remind Oregon travelers of these important safety tips:

Getting Ready for the Trip
* Plan ahead to give yourself plenty of extra time to get to your destination.
* Stay informed about weather and road conditions, potential traffic hazards and highway closures in Oregon by visiting www.TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1
* Make sure your vehicle is ready for winter driving starting with good tires, a good battery, and a full tank of gas.
* Make sure your heater, defroster and windshield wipers are working properly; clear windows and headlights before you leave.
* Heading towards snow or ice? Practice putting your chains on before you head out! See the helpful video on YouTube - How to install tire chains: http://youbu.be/_8RVbDuyOcy
* Carry an emergency kit and chains or traction tires, especially if traveling over mountain passes.
* Snacks and bottled water also are a good idea for long trips, especially with children.
* Carry a map in case weather or road conditions force you to take a detour. Keep family members or friends aware of any significant changes in your planned route before you take the unplanned route.
* Get plenty of rest before you leave on any trip.
* Make sure everyone is using safety restraints and secure any cargo.
* Always have a designated driver for any holiday activities that include alcohol.

On the Road:
* Drive according to conditions. If it's wet, icy, snowy or foggy, slow down and increase your following distance behind other vehicles to at least a four-second distance. Keep in mind that conditions may not be perfect to drive at the posted speed.
* Use headlights even in daylight to help other drivers see you.
* Don't use cruise control in wet, icy, snowy or foggy conditions.
* In snow or ice, remember that bridges and overpasses are the first to freeze and the last to thaw; be alert!
* Be patient with all the other traffic on the highways.
* Watch out for pedestrians now that the days are shorter and darker, and remember they're often in dark clothing.
* If you get tired or drowsy, stop and rest during your trip or get a rested and sober licensed driver behind the wheel.
* There are still many construction zones on our highways, and even though work will be inactive over the holiday weekend there may be equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway. Stay alert and slow down because all work zone speed limits still apply and fines increase in these areas.
* Don't drink and drive or get into a vehicle with a driver who has been drinking.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - THU 2:10am

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: A crash has blocked US 20 (Santiam Hwy) at milepost 18.7, near Sodaville-Waterloo Drive, south of Lebanon in Linn County. Traffic is being flagged through the area. Motorists should anticipate delays and should consider an alternate route, if possible. The restriction could be a lengthy one due to a law enforcement investigation. Monitor TripCheck-dot-com for further updates.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

DNA Match Leads to the ID of a Suspect in a September Sexual Assault in the Lower Southeast Industrial Area

DNA MATCH LEADS TO THE ID OF A SUSPECT IN A SEPTEMBER SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE LOWER SOUTHEAST INDUSTRIAL AREA


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 9:30 PM
Downloadable file: James_Ezell_Clark_33.jpg
Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives have charged 33-year-old James Ezell Clark with multiple felony crimes in connection with a September 2013 sexual assault in Southeast Portland.

Clark was charged with Kidnapping in the First Degree, Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, Sex Abuse in the First Degree, Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, Strangulation, and Fail to Register as a Sex Offender (Felony).

Clark was arrested on Tuesday November 26, 2013, by the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding parole violation. Today, detectives continued their work and added the additional charges. Clark will be arraigned on Friday in Multnomah County Court.

This investigation began on September 18, 2013, at 3:16 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Main Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim, a 19-year-old female, who told police that she was sleeping in her friend's car in the area of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Oak Street. The victim told police that she woke-up with a stranger sexually assaulting her in her friend's car. It is not clear how the victim and vehicle got from Downtown to the Lower Southeast side. The suspect fled the area.

The same day, the victim received a complete sexual assault examination at a Portland hospital which was key to obtaining critical evidence in the case which was submitted to the Oregon State Police Crime Lab for analysis,

Ultimately, DNA was used to identify Clark as the suspect in this case. Clark is a Registered Sex Offender in Oregon after a 2002 conviction for Rape in the First Degree.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members that stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults are fortunately a rare occurrence.

The Portland Police Bureau works with the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Oregon (SARC) and we want you to know that you need not be alone as a survivor of a sexual assault. SARC has a 24-hour support line at (503) 640-5311.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength and GirStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Jason Christensen at (503) 823-0400.

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(Updated with photos)Portland Fire & Rescue at scene of commercial fire at 2225 N killingsworth

(UPDATED WITH PHOTOS)PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE AT SCENE OF COMMERCIAL FIRE AT 2225 N KILLINGSWORTH


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 7:47 PM
Downloadable file: image5571.jpg
Downloadable file: image3778.jpg
***photos courtesy of PF&R photographer Greg Muhr***

PF&R crews are at scene of N. Portland commercial fire. Initial reports were heavy smoke showing from a commercial business. Crews were able to identify the fire as some type of plastic product burning inside the building, possibly insulation rolls. Fire was contained to the contents rather quickly and is considered under control at this time. No injuries reported. Investigator is on-scene. Details will be updated when available.
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Suspect Injured In Polar King Burglary

SUSPECT INJURED IN POLAR KING BURGLARY


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 5:02 PM
Downloadable file: Polar_King.jpg
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 27, 2013
CONTACT PERSON: Detective John Rasmussen
Case Numbers: 13-712673


Gresham, Ore. - Gresham Police want to talk with anyone who has information about the recent burglary of the Polar King restaurant, 1030 E. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Detectives say an unidentified person broke into the restaurant via the building's ventilation system, causing approximately $1,450 in damage. The burglary happened sometime between the late night hours of Nov. 17 and early morning hours of Nov. 18.

Employees arriving for work around 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 18 noticed unique damage to the inside of the building that suggested someone broke through the building's ductwork. Officers searched the building but did not find anyone there.

The investigation confirmed the ventilation system was severely damaged and appeared as though the suspect fell through the sheet metal ductwork and onto a metal sink, bending it. A considerable amount of blood was found around the broken metal, suggesting the suspect may have been significantly cut as a result of the fall. It does not appear anything was taken from the restaurant.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719 (local) or 888-989-3505 (out of area).



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Minor Injury Traffic Crash, Downed Power Lines Closes Highway 22 east of Hebo in Tillamook County (Photos)

MINOR INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH, DOWNED POWER LINES CLOSES HIGHWAY 22 EAST OF HEBO IN TILLAMOOK COUNTY (PHOTOS)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 4:55 PM
Downloadable file: 112713.hwy22_mp2.1.JPG
Downloadable file: 112713.hwy22_mp2.2.JPG
Downloadable file: 112713.hwy22_mp2.3.JPG
Highway 22 east of Hebo was closed for a few hours Wednesday afternoon after a sport utility vehicle swerved to avoid a stopped passenger car and t hen collided with a power pole. The pole broke, causing power lines to come down onto the stopped car and resulted in the highway closure pending replacement of the damaged pole.

According to Trooper Jace Hall, on November 27, 2013 at approximately 1:53 p.m., a 1998 Ford Mustang driven by DANIEL DICKY, age 48, from Dallas, Oregon, was stopped westbound on Highway 22 near milepost 2 with left turn signal on preparing to turn left. A 2004 Honda Pilot towing a 15-foot camper trailer driven by DONALD JALACK, age 47, from Bend, was westbound approaching the back of the stopped Ford Mustang. JALACK didn't see the stopped car, braked and swerved the SUV to the right where it went into a ditch and struck a utility pole, snapping the pole in half near its base.

Utility wires fell onto the stopped car and across the highway. DICKY was not injured and after the wires were removed he drove his car from the scene without any other damage.

JALACK was not injured. His right front passenger, STEPHANIE JALACK, age 45, was transported by Tillamook Ambulance to Tillamook County General Hospital with minor injuries.

All involved persons were using safety restraints.

Tillamook People's Utility District personnel responded to the scene to replace the pole.

Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT also responded and assisted at the scene.

The investigation is continuing and no citations issued at this time.

Photographs - Oregon State Police / Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

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Linn County Law Enforcement Leaders Stance On Medical Marijuana and Dispensaries

LINN COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS STANCE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND DISPENSARIES


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 4:48 PM
Downloadable file: Linn Co LE Medical MJ Word Doc
Drug Dealers Using Medical System as a Shield

If you were to take a walk with your family past store fronts in Venice Beach, California, you would likely pass by a number of "medical" marijuana dispensaries. You would be solicited by a dispensary employee asking, "Are you feeling well today? Would you like to feel better?" These peddlers have been witnessed enticing passers-by into their establishments where they can meet with a "doctor," receive a prescription, and buy marijuana on the spot. These are nothing more than drug dealers using a medical system as a shield. That is California's reality. It should not be ours.

When the medical marijuana program was introduced in Oregon, the voters were told in 1998 that maybe 500 to 1,000 people would qualify for medical marijuana cards. There are now more than 58,000 cardholders in Oregon. "Substantial pain" is the nebulous medical condition listed on 56,572 of those marijuana card applications. The average user of smoked medical marijuana has no chronic illness and is a white male in his mid-thirties with a history of alcohol and drug abuse. It is clear that a lot of people just want to get high and are abusing Oregon's medical marijuana system to do so.

Society will pay a price for such abuse. Marijuana use during adolescence is directly linked to the onset of major mental illness, including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and psychosis. We see abusers choosing pot over family, school, friends and health every day. Abusers make poor choices that lead to unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, academic failures, and car crashes that injure or kill. All of these consequences exact a heavy toll on taxpayers. Cardholders don't need easier access to marijuana. Oregon already ranks sixth nationally for marijuana use.

Oregon voters have clearly and repeatedly told lawmakers they do not want dispensaries in their neighborhoods. In 2004, Measure 33, a dispensary measure, was rejected by 35 of Oregon's 36 counties - with Multnomah as the lone county desiring dispensaries. Unable to take no for an answer, the pro-pot coalition submitted Measure 74 to the voters in 2010. Once again, it was soundly rejected by all counties but one (Multnomah).

Following an all-too-common trend, the 2010 legislature ignored the will of the voters and passed a last-second bill allowing for dispensaries throughout all 36 Oregon counties.

As law enforcement leaders of Linn County, we see firsthand the abuse of Oregon's medical marijuana system. Salem continues to turn a blind eye to these abuses. That does not portend a positive dispensary system future. We are concerned that California's drug-dealing dispensary system will be duplicated here. We encourage government leaders and citizens throughout Linn County to proactively look for ways to reduce the impact of dispensaries upon our communities.

Doug Marteeny
Linn County District Attorney

Tim Mueller
Linn County Sheriff

Bruce Riley
Linn County Undersheriff

Mario Lattanzio
Chief of Police, Albany

Jeff Lynn
Chief of Police, Sweet Home

Frank Stevenson
Chief of Police, Lebanon
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Portland Fire & Rescue at scene of commercial fire at 2225 N killingsworth

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE AT SCENE OF COMMERCIAL FIRE AT 2225 N KILLINGSWORTH


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 4:32 PM
PF&R crews are at scene of N. Portland commercial fire. Initial reports were heavy smoke showing from a commercial business. Crews were able to identify the fire as some type of plastic product burning inside the building, possibly insulation rolls. Fire was contained to the contents rather quickly and is considered under control at this time. No injuries reported. Investigator is on-scene. Details will be updated when available.
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Suspect Injured In Polar King Burglary

SUSPECT INJURED IN POLAR KING BURGLARY


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 4:05 PM
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 27, 2013
CONTACT PERSON: Detective John Rasmussen
Case Numbers: 13-712673


Gresham, Ore. - Gresham Police want to talk with anyone who has information about the recent burglary of the Polar King restaurant, 1030 E. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Detectives say an unidentified person broke into the restaurant via the building's ventilation system, causing approximately $1,450 in damage. The burglary happened sometime between the late night hours of Nov. 17 and early morning hours of Nov. 18.

Employees arriving for work around 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 18 noticed unique damage to the inside of the building that suggested someone broke through the building's ductwork. Officers searched the building but did not find anyone there.

The investigation confirmed the ventilation system was severely damaged and appeared as though the suspect fell through the sheet metal ductwork and onto a metal sink, bending it. A considerable amount of blood was found around the broken metal, suggesting the suspect may have been significantly cut as a result of the fall. It does not appear anything was taken from the restaurant.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719 (local) or 888-989-3505 (out of area).



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Police Investigating Possible Sex Abuse by a Customer at Northwest Portland Children's Play Facility

POLICE INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE SEX ABUSE BY A CUSTOMER AT NORTHWEST PORTLAND CHILDREN'S PLAY FACILITY


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 3:33 PM
On Tuesday November 26, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a possible sex abuse that occurred at Playdate PDX, located at 1434 NW 17th Avenue.

Officers spoke with the mother of a 5-year-old girl who told police that at approximately 11:45 a.m., her daughter was playing inside the play structure and reported to her mom that a man touched her inappropriately inside the structure.

The mother told Playdate PDX employees who were familiar with the man, who is a young adult with Down Syndrome. Employees spoke with the man's caregiver and they left the facility.

It was several hours later that the victim's mother called police.

Officers have been in contact with Playdate PDX management about the incident and they are cooperating with the investigation.

The suspect has not been identified.

The victim did not require any medical attention.

Anyone with information a out this incident can send information to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

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Sergeant Injured in 2012 Shootout to Return to Patrol

SERGEANT INJURED IN 2012 SHOOTOUT TO RETURN TO PATROL


News Release from Benton Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 2:56 PM
Downloadable file: Peterson_2.jpg
Benton County Sheriff Scott Jackson is pleased to announce that Sergeant David Peterson is set to return to his first day back on patrol on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm. He will be returning to the exact same shift when on August 11, 2012, he was shot three times: once in the left shin, once in the left knee, and once in the abdomen, just below his ballistic vest, during a gun battle with a wanted fugitive. Salem Police Corporal Andrew Connolly was also shot once in the right leg and is still recovering from his injuries. Sgt. Peterson and Deputy Greg Goller returned fire and the suspect was also shot multiple times and is currently serving a 20 year prison sentence.
Sgt. Peterson nearly died from his numerous injuries and endured two major surgeries, four surgical procedures, five and a half weeks in the hospital that included two stays in the Intensive Care Unit, eight months of physical therapy, and numerous other medical procedures and hardships throughout his strenuous recovery. He began working desk work in December 2012 part time and has been working desk work full time since May 2013.
Sgt. Peterson said, "It is impossible to ever truly thank everyone involved in saving my life that night and those that helped me through this intense recovery: from Salem Officers Verhaar and Heranandez, Deputy Miller, to the doctors, nurses, and physical therapists to all of the family and friends that provided support. Today is a victory not just for me, but for all law enforcement and the sacrifices they make every day. I am ecstatic to be able to return to the people and job that I love."
This event was very traumatic for our every members of the Office and the impacts of this event rippled through the County said Sheriff Jackson. Having Deputy Peterson back on the job is a critical milestone for him, his family and for our agency. Jackson said he is proud of Deputy Peterson's recovery and is thrilled to have him back in uniform doing what we all love to do, keeping our community safe.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - WED 2:33pm

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: Due to multiple crashes in close proximity, motorists traveling northbound on I-5 near Albany should anticipate congestion and delays. All the crashes have been cleared and there is no lane blockage, but it will take time for traffic to return to normal.

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Review Final Concepts - Willamette Falls Legacy Project

REVIEW FINAL CONCEPTS - WILLAMETTE FALLS LEGACY PROJECT


News Release from City of Oregon City
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 2:33 PM
REVIEW FINAL CONCEPTS - WILLAMETTE FALLS LEGACY PROJECT
Community invited to review final concepts for the 23-acre former mill site in Oregon City

(Oregon City, Ore.)-- Oregonians are invited to review and comment on final concepts for the former Blue Heron Paper Co. in Oregon City at an Interactive Community Event on December 12 from 6-8pm. Community members will be able to see a graphic presentation of site opportunities in preparation for a land-use zone-change application in early 2014. Concepts are based on the results of a market study and more than 4,000 comments and discussions.

Attend the event to participate in a review of final concepts, interact with fellow community members, project partners, and consultants to discuss concepts as they relate the interrelated core values of public access, economic redevelopment, healthy habitats and historical and cultural interpretation. Opportunities to review in-depth demonstration plans and parking and access concepts will be provided. Excited to help make this a reality? Sign up as a Community Champion to stay engaged over the long term. All ages are welcome; light refreshments will be provided.

What: Final Concepts Review for the Willamette Falls Legacy Project
When: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6-8 p.m.

Attend an in-depth review and presentation from the designers of final site concepts based on community feedback this fall, existing conditions and the summer outreach process. Follow up in-depth opportunities to review demonstration plans and parking and access concepts and identify what inspires you and how you can become a Community Champion for the Willamette Falls Legacy Project.

Where: Ainsworth House and Gardens, 19130 Lot Whitcomb Drive, Oregon City, OR

One of the most beautiful and historic natural wonders in the country, Willamette Falls served as a Native American fishing and gathering site and the site of the nation's first long-distance transmission of electricity (from the Falls to Portland). It was mentioned by Lewis and Clark in their travel diaries in the early 1800s. In 2011, Blue Heron closed its doors in a bankruptcy, leaving an opportunity to redevelop the site.

The City of Oregon City is leading the Willamette Falls Legacy Project; other leading project partners include Clackamas County, Metro, the State of Oregon and the site's bankruptcy trustee. For more information, please visit www.rediscoverthefalls.com
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Search Warrant Served at Hood River Residence

SEARCH WARRANT SERVED AT HOOD RIVER RESIDENCE


News Release from Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 12:20 PM
HOOD RIVER ORE. - On November 27, 2013 the Hood River County Sheriff's Office along with the Oregon State Police, Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Sherman County Sheriff's Office, Gilliam County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Justice and The Dalles City Police served a search warrant at 5550 Alder Rd. in Hood River County. Gustavo Verdin, 44 years old, was taken into custody without incident. Verdin is charged with Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine, Child Neglect in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree and Reckless Endangerment. The investigation is ongoing.
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**UPDATE** Police Arrest Burglar Who Tampered With Security Cameras

**UPDATE** POLICE ARREST BURGLAR WHO TAMPERED WITH SECURITY CAMERAS


News Release from Lake Oswego Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 12:15 PM
Downloadable file: Suspect Moves Camera
Downloadable file: Suspect at Front Door
Downloadable file: Mugshot: Brandon W Kline 6/28/1981
LAKE OSWEGO - When the original release was sent out a few minutes ago, the FlashAlert system appears to have partially combined our release with o ne from the Oregon State Police relating to an arrest in Coos Bay. Apparently, some of the recipients of the release received two different photographs. The correct photograph is of the man with the red shirt and a soul patch for facial hair.

This issue is being addressed with FlashAlert and, hopefully, did not affect any other releases. Please contact Sergeant Tom Hamann for any clarification needed.

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Police Arrest Burglar Who Tampered With Security Cameras

POLICE ARREST BURGLAR WHO TAMPERED WITH SECURITY CAMERAS


News Release from Lake Oswego Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 11:33 AM
Downloadable file: Suspect Moves Camera
Downloadable file: Suspect at Front Door
Downloadable file: Mugshot: Brandon W Kline 6/28/1981
LAKE OSWEGO - On Monday, November 25, 2013, at about 9:24pm, Brandon W. Kline, born 6/28/1981, was arrested at the Fairfield Inn, 6100 Meadows Road, after burglarizing the building.

Shortly after 3pm that day, police responded to the Fairfield Inn to talk with the staff about a suspicious set of circumstances that had occurred earlier that day. Reportedly, someone had broken the locking mechanism on an exit door and then turned two of the security cameras so that they were no longer effectively recording anything. The subject was no longer on site, so the officer took a report to document the incident. The hotel fixed the door and the cameras shortly thereafter.

Just before 9pm that evening, the front desk manager called 911 to report that the suspect he had seen on the earlier security camera footage was back and another one of the cameras had been moved. Officers responded to the area and the officer who had taken the report walked up to the door that had been damaged earlier. As he did so, he looked into the building through the window in the door and he saw a subject that appeared to be the same person he had observed on the surveillance video earlier. The subject saw the officer and fled up some stairs towards the front desk area, so the other responding officers set up a perimeter and began searching the hotel.

Approximately twenty minutes later, the subject came running out of the building, carrying what appeared to be a woman's bag, through the exit door where the original officer was stationed. The subject, Brandon Kline, was then taken into custody without further incident. When he was arrested, Mr. Kline was found to be in possession of multiple different hotel key cards and burglar tools. The bag he had when he exited the building actually belonged to a hotel employee and had personal items inside.

Mr. Kline was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail for Burglary 2, Theft 2, Possession of Burglary Tools, Criminal Mischief 3 and a Probation Detainer Warrant. The investigation is continuing, and police are trying to determine if Mr. Kline could have been responsible for other similar burglaries or thefts in the area.

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Wanted Man Arrested After Vehicle Elude, Attempt to Hide in Coos Bay Area Business (Photo)

WANTED MAN ARRESTED AFTER VEHICLE ELUDE, ATTEMPT TO HIDE IN COOS BAY AREA BUSINESS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 11:33 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Coos County-area law enforcement agencies and local citizens, arrested a wanted man trying to hide in a building following an attempt to elude in a vehicle on Coos Bay area streets.

On November 26, 2013 at approximately 4:06 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to stop a Cadillac passenger car with 3 occupants for a traffic violation in a Coos Bay residential area. The driver failed to yield and then attempted to elude the trooper at a high rate of speed. The trooper backed off and attempted to keep the car in sight as it was driven recklessly. The trooper lost sight of the Cadillac as it approached Highway 101, but several citizens pointed the trooper southbound where it was last seen traveling.

At approximately 4:15 p.m., Coos Bay police and OSP found the Cadillac in a McDonald's restaurant parking lot in the 700 block of S. Broadway where the occupants abandoned it and ran away on foot. Additional police officers from Coos County Sheriff's Office, North Bend Police Department, and Coquille Tribal Police responded to the scene to assist with a search.

While officers were searching the area for the 3 occupants, a citizen notified them that a person was inside a secured Industrial Source building in the 500 block of S. Broadway. As officers arrived they saw a man trying to break out of the building and then run upstairs.

Police officers secured the exterior and then gained access inside to search for the man with the assistance of a North Bend police canine. As officers were searching, they heard noise in the upper level and then saw a section of the ceiling break open. The police canine fell through to the floor and landed at a trooper's feet. Shortly thereafter, another section of the ceiling broke open and the male suspect fell partially through when officers grabbed him and took the man into custody at about 6:30 p.m.

The male suspect was identified as RALPH J. CAGLE, age 32, from Coos Bay. CAGLE was wanted on 3 outstanding warrants for Parole Violation, Theft in the Second Degree, and Fail to Appear. In addition to the warrants, he was later lodged in the Coos County Jail also for Burglary in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. Additional charges may be pending as the investigation continues.

The other two vehicle occupants have not been identified at this time.

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Oregon Health Policy Board to meet December 3 in Portland

OREGON HEALTH POLICY BOARD TO MEET DECEMBER 3 IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 10:51 AM
November 27, 2013

Oregon Health Policy Board to meet December 3 in Portland

What: The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting December 3 in Portland. The board will receive recommendations from the task force on individual responsibility and health engagement; it will hear a presentation from Oregon Health Authority staff on Oregon's hospital community benefit reporting; and it will vote on approval of final draft recommendations to the Governor regarding the coordinated care model and the Affordable Care Act. Public testimony will be heard during the meeting, beginning at 3:15 p.m.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1-3:30 p.m.

Where: MarketSquareBuilding, ninth floor, 1515 S.W. Fifth Ave. The meeting also will be available via live Web stream, and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page.

Agenda:
* Recommendations: Individual responsibility and health engagement
* Oregon's hospitals community benefit reporting
* Final draft recommendations: Governor's request
* Public testimony

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for people requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. To request accommodations please call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.


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Local Firefighters Come Together for the Community

LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS COME TOGETHER FOR THE COMMUNITY


News Release from Sublimity Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 10:30 AM
FIRST ANNUAL FREE CANDY CANE DAY BREAKFAST

Sublimity Volunteer Firefighters will be hosting a free Candy Cane Day Breakfast on Sunday, December 8, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Sublimity Fire Station. Volunteers will be serving an all you can eat homemade biscuits and gravy breakfast, and Santa will be arriving in the REACH helicopter (pending weather and any emergency calls) in the park across from the fire station. Santa is scheduled to land at approximately 9:30 a.m. and will be handing out candy canes and visiting during the breakfast.
Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to donate three cans of non-perishable food or to make a monetary donation toward holiday food baskets. All food and money collected will go to local families in need this holiday season. This breakfast is a new event and will take the place of firefighters going through Sublimity to gather food and distribute candy canes. Firefighters will still be collecting food at the station and any donations are greatly appreciated. Suggested items: stuffing mix, boxed mashed potatoes, mini marshmallows and canned items (yams/sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, corn, fruit cocktail and peaches).
For more information about the Candy Cane Day Breakfast, contact Sublimity Fire District at 503-769-3282.

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OSP & Kennwick, WA Police Team Together To Find Missing Elderly Man in Southern Wasco County

OSP & KENNWICK, WA POLICE TEAM TOGETHER TO FIND MISSING ELDERLY MAN IN SOUTHERN WASCO COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 9:42 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) and Kennewick, Washington Police Department teamed together Tuesday night to find a missing 80-year old man who reportedly has Dementia/Alzheimer's. The man was found in his parked vehicle by an OSP trooper along Highway 197 about eight miles south of Maupin in southern Wasco County.

On November 26, 2013 at approximately 8:40 p.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch was notified by Kennewick Police Department that they were looking for the reported missing elderly man who was believed to be driving a silver 2006 Jeep Liberty with Washington license plates. Through a ping to the man's cell phone, Kennewick police said the man is believed to be south of the Columbia River in Sherman County.

OSP troopers from Madras and The Dalles checked Highway 97 between Biggs Junction and Madras but didn't locate the vehicle or missing man. At approximately 11:00 p.m., OSP Trooper Matthew Newby was checking along Highway 197 when he found the missing man and vehicle stopped near milepost 53.

Kennewick PD notified family members who drove to The Dalles where Trooper Newby transported the man to be reunited with family.

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Update: Names Released - Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 51 in Polk County

UPDATE: NAMES RELEASED - FATAL PEDESTRIAN-INVOLVED TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 51 IN POLK COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 9:09 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Tuesday evening's pedestrian-involved fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 51 south of Highway 22 in Polk County. The names of the victim and driver are provided in this update.

According to Sergeant Tim Plummer, on November 26, 2013 at approximately 6:20 p.m., SARAH LOU MULLER, age 74, was struck by a vehicle along Highway 51 south of Poplar Lane. MULLER, with aid of a walker, was attempting to cross Highway 51 when she was struck in the northbound lane by a 1996 Jeep Cherokee driven by ANGELICA HERRERA-CLARK, age 21, from Gervais. Conditions were dark and there is no overhead street lighting at the location where MULLER was struck in front of her residence driveway.

MULLER was taken by ambulance to Salem Hospital where she died after arrival.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are investigating the crash. Preliminary information indicates MULLER may have been crossing the highway in the dark while looking for a lost cell phone.

No citations have been issued.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Fire District #1, Keizer Police Department, and ODOT. The highway was closed about 3 hours during incident response and the investigation.

According to ODOT's Crash Analysis & Reporting Unit, this is the 45th pedestrian death in Oregon in 2013.

No photographs provided for this release.

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Don't Let a Cooking Fire Destroy Your Holiday

DON'T LET A COOKING FIRE DESTROY YOUR HOLIDAY


News Release from Medford Fire-Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2013 7:59 AM
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires involving cooking peak on dates that are major U.S. holidays with traditions of cooking, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Christmas Eve. Thanksgiving Day is the leading day for home cooking fires, with three times as many occurring on Thanksgiving as any other day of the year. Medford Fire-Rescue wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. To ensure a fire safe holiday, please review the following:

Cooking Fire Fact Sheets:

http://www.ci.medford.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=3059

http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Safety%20information/Safety%20tip%20sheets/cookingsafety.pdf



Turkey Fryer Fire Fact Sheets:

http://www.ci.medford.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=2647

http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Safety%20information/Safety%20tip%20sheets/TurkeyFryerSafety.pdf



Source: http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Research/NFPA%20reports/Major%20Causes/oscooking.pdf
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Serial Bank Robbery Suspects Arrested in Wood Village After Multi-Agency Investigation

SERIAL BANK ROBBERY SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN WOOD VILLAGE AFTER MULTI-AGENCY INVESTIGATION


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 26th, 2013 10:37 PM
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On Saturday November 16, Sunday November 17 and Monday November 18, 2013, multiple banks were robbed in the Portland Metro area by a male wielding a demand note.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Scappoose Police Department, and the Washington County Sheriff's Office worked together to share information and develop possible suspects.

This evening at approximately 7:00 p.m., detectives were conducting further investigation when two suspects committed a bank robbery in the presence of the investigators. The suspects attempted to escape capture but were taken into custody by Robbery detectives. The robbery was inside the Fred Meyer store, located a 22855 Northeast Park Lane in Wood Village.

29-year-old Ryan Joseph Beisley and 20-year-old Travis David Johnson were arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a US Marshals Hold. Formal Federal Bank Robbery charges are pending.

No additional information is available this evening but Federal affidavits are expected to be available on Wednesday.

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