Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Major Crash Team Responding to Car and Motorcycle Crash on Portland Highway

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
MAJOR CRASH TEAM RESPONDING TO CAR AND MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON PORTLAND HIGHWAY
Posted: April 30th, 2013 11:31 PM

This evening, Tuesday April 30, 2013, at 10:11 p.m., Portland Police assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a motorcycle and car crash in the 4600 block of Northeast Portland Highway.

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue arrived and located a motorcycle rider down, suffering from traumatic injuries. The motorcycle rider, believed to be an adult male, has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The driver of the car, an adult female, remained at the crash scene and has been taken into custody by officers. Preliminary information indicates the driver may be under the influence of intoxicants.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to conduct an investigation.

Portland Highway is closed in both directions temporarily as officers process the crash scene.

No updates on this case will be provided until after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

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Portland Police Conducting a Death Investigation in Southeast Portland

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE CONDUCTING A DEATH INVESTIGATION IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND
Posted: April 30th, 2013 11:07 PM

This evening, Tuesday April 30, 2013, Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue for a person found dead in the home.

Officers arrived and located a deceased person in the residence.

Based on the preliminary investigation, Homicide Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to conduct a death investigation.

No further information is available at this time.

Updates will be provided on Wednesday after 9:00 a.m.

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Red Cross Assists At Josephine County Fire

News Release from: American Red Cross - Oregon Region
RED CROSS ASSISTS AT JOSEPHINE COUNTY FIRE
Posted: April 30th, 2013 10:30 PM

Oregon Red Cross responders are assisting a Josephine County resident displaced by a residential fire in the 100 block of San Francisco Street, Grants Pass. The Red Cross provided help with lodging, food, clothing, comfort kits, and information about Health and Mental Health services.

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Portland Police Investigating a Domestic Stabbing in Southeast Portland

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING A DOMESTIC STABBING IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND
Posted: April 30th, 2013 10:18 PM

This evening, Tuesday April 30, 2013, just after 9:45 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to a residence in the 3600 block of Southeast Gladstone Street on the report of a stabbing.

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and located the victim, an 18-year-old male, who was suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound.

Preliminary information indicates that the victim and his 12-year-old brother were involved in an altercation, resulting in the 12-year-old stabbing his brother.

The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to a non-life-threatening wound.

The 12-year-old has been detained and Assault detectives will be conducting an investigation.

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Fire destroys house in Camas

News Release from: Camas-Washougal Fire Department
FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE IN CAMAS
Posted: April 30th, 2013 5:39 PM
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At approximately 12:41 pm today, a report of a structure fire on NW Sierra Drive in Camas, WA was received. On arrival, crews found a large, newer construction single family home, fully involved in flames. A defensive attack was taken to protect surrounding structures as the fire had grown too large. Approximately 25 personnel on 9 units from Camas-Washougal FD, Vancouver FD, and East County Fire and Rescue, were at the scene.

The home is considered a total loss. The fire cause is under investigation, but the homeowner indicated to 911 that the fire started on or near the deck at the rear of the house. No occupants were injured. One CWFD firefighter was being treated at an area hospital for a minor injury.

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Burglar steals rare 1957 Fender Telecaster Guitar from Milwaukie home.

News Release from: Milwaukie Police Dept.
BURGLAR STEALS RARE 1957 FENDER TELECASTER GUITAR FROM MILWAUKIE HOME.
Posted: April 30th, 2013 5:35 PM

04-30-13

Burglar Steals Rare 1957 Fender Telecaster Guitar from Milwaukie Home.

(The victim, Leroy Finck, is willing to speak with media. His phone number is: 503-654-0346. The address is: 10101 SE 49th Avenue, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222. DO NOT RELEASE THE ADDRESS OR NUMBER TO THE PUBLIC, PLEASE.)

74-year-old Leroy Finck returned home yesterday and discovered his home had been burglarized. Someone entered the home through a bathroom window between the times of 1:00 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. Rooms were ransacked, and numerous items were stolen, including a rare, 1957 Fender Telecaster guitar Leroy enjoyed playing in his local church music group. The all-original Fender guitar is described as off-white in color with a tan neck in a tan, well-used guitar case.

Finck has a photograph of himself playing the guitar that he may be able to show media.

Leroy Finck and his wife live on SE 49th Avenue in Milwaukie. Mr. Finck is willing to speak with media, in hopes spreading word about the unusual instrument could help garner its recovery.

Anyone with information regarding the stolen guitar, or information about the burglary, please contact the Milwaukie Police Department.

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University of Oregon Architecture Studio Focuses on Beaverton Performing Arts Facility

News Release from: City of Beaverton
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON ARCHITECTURE STUDIO FOCUSES ON BEAVERTON PERFORMING ARTS FACILITY
Posted: April 30th, 2013 4:47 PM

The University of Oregon and Opsis Architecture are collaborating on a School of Architecture course that will develop proposals for Beaverton's first public performing and visual arts facility. Fourteen students enrolled in the studio, which began in early April and concludes in early June. Opsis Architecture partner James Kalvelage and associate Joe Baldwin are adjunct instructors for this course.

"This collaboration with University of Oregon architecture students will yield some incredible and creative concepts for a performing arts center," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "I'm really looking forward to reviewing their work this summer."

Students and faculty have already met with several stakeholders, including potential users, Beaverton Arts Commission staff and board members, members of the Performing Arts Center Blue Ribbon Task Force, and the city's Community and Economic Development staff.

For this course, potential sites were narrowed down to the commercial heart of Beaverton adjacent to Beaverton Creek and The Round as viable locations for a future performing and visual arts facility.

The lack of a true performing arts center in Beaverton has been examined by the Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation (BACF) over the last six years. The BACF has determined that Beaverton has no venue that meets the quality of Portland's venues. The BACF is working to address this cultural deficiency and bring a performing and visual arts center to the Beaverton community. The group is also updating past feasibility studies.

For more information about the performing arts facility project, please call Jayne Scott, program manager, at 503-526-2288 or visit Unwww.beavertonarts.org/?nid=156.

The Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC) contributes significantly to the quality of life in Beaverton by presenting artistic and cultural events that celebrate community values and help connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. The BAC presents annual events such as Last Tuesdays, the Visual Arts Showcase and Ten Tiny Dances. In addition, the BAC leads public art projects, including Beaverton's mural program. For more information about the Beaverton Arts Commission, visit www.BeavertonArts.org, call 503-526-2288 or the event information line at 503-526-2379.

In 2013, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon. Since 2007, Beaverton has been named one of the safest cities in the Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communit
ies, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Boyfriend Charged for Assaulting 6-month old Child

News Release from: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
BOYFRIEND CHARGED FOR ASSAULTING 6-MONTH OLD CHILD
Posted: April 30th, 2013 3:57 PM
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Marion County Detectives have completed their investigation into an incident that left a 6-month old child in critical condition at the Oregon Health & Sciences University Hospital in Portland.

Deputies were first alerted by the medical staff at the Santiam Hospital, in Stayton when the victim was brought to the Emergency Room for treatment on April 5th. The child, Roy Fast Jr., was unconscious when brought to the hospital by his mother's boyfriend, 30-year old Robert Andrew Pinsky.

Pinsky told doctors that the child had fallen off the couch where he was sitting. He had been watching the boy while the boy's mother, Shaanon Crouch attended a class. The incident occurred at a home shared by Crouch and Pinsky in the 600 block of 9th Street in Aumsville.

The victim was ultimately transported to OHSU - Doernbecher Children's Hospital for more intensive treatment. The victim suffered from head trauma, bone fractures and has undergone surgery. Doctors told investigators that the injuries were not consistent with falling off a couch.

On April 23rd, Pinsky was arrested by Detective Matt Wilkinson and lodged in the Marion County Jail. He is charged with one count of Assault 1. His bail is set at $150,000.

A booking photo of Pinsky is attached to this release.

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Over 1,600 lbs. of prescription drugs collected during no-questions-asked 'Take-Back Day'

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
OVER 1,600 LBS. OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS COLLECTED DURING NO-QUESTIONS-ASKED 'TAKE-BACK DAY'
Posted: April 30th, 2013 3:55 PM
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On Saturday, April 27, 2013, at two locations in Clackamas County, citizens dropped off a record number of old and unused prescription drugs for safe disposal as part of the annual "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day," hosted by the DEA and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

The two locations -- Happy Valley City Hall and the Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center -- accepted 1,645 pounds of prescription drugs from citizens, a new record for the local effort.

Flushing drugs into the water system is hazardous, so this is a safe way to keep medications out of the home and out of the water supply.

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City Reaches Settlement Agreement in 2011 Shooting Case

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
CITY REACHES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN 2011 SHOOTING CASE
Posted: April 30th, 2013 3:17 PM

The City of Portland has reached a civil settlement agreement with William Monroe in connection with a police shooting in June 2011. The settlement is pending City Council approval and is in the amount of $2.3 million.

This civil settlement is a result of a lawsuit filed against the City of Portland in connection with the shooting of William Monroe on June 30, 2011 by Officer Dane Reister.

On November 18, 2011, Officer Reister was indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury for Assault in the Third Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree. The case remains open with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

Officer Reister remains on paid administrative leave.

The Police Bureau continues to hope for Mr. Monroe's full recovery and the Bureau recognizes that this incident has been extremely difficult for everyone involved.

No additional details or comment is available.

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Portland Police Bureau Launches New Behavioral Health Unit (BHU)

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU LAUNCHES NEW BEHAVIORAL HEALTH UNIT (BHU)
Posted: April 30th, 2013 3:09 PM
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In response to the changing landscape of police work and the requirements set forth in the City's proposed agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Portland Police Bureau has created the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU). The BHU is located within Central Precinct and encompasses and oversees the four tiers of police response to individuals with mental illness or in crisis:

* The core competency crisis intervention training for all officers;
* Enhanced crisis intervention training for a group of officers who volunteer to respond to most crisis calls;
* The proactive Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU) and,
* The Service Coordination Team (SCT).

BHU is commanded by Captain Sara Westbrook, a 27-year-veteran of law enforcement (19 with the Portland Police Bureau and eight with Thurston County and Tumwater, WA); Lieutenant Cliff Bacigalupi, a 16-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau; and Sergeant Robert McCormick, an 28-year-veteran of law enforcement (18 with the Portland Police Bureau and 10 with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office).

Officer Amy Bruner-Dehnert, an 8-year-veteran, has been selected as the new Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Coordinator. Officer Bruner-Dehnert also served 20 years in the United States Army, serving in Operation Enduring Freedom (Iraq), retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Officer Bret Burton, a 9-year-veteran of law enforcement (five with the Portland Police Bureau and four with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office), was selected to the Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU) car in July 2012, and works with Averyl Growden, a licensed Mental Health Professional from Project Respond.

Officer Sean Christian, an 18-year-veteran of law enforcement (five with the Portland Police Bureau and 13 with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office), was selected to the Mobile Crisis Unit in March 2013, and works with Dinah Brooks, a licensed Mental Health Professional from Project Respond.

Officer Josh Silverman, a 3-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, was selected to the Mobile Crisis Unit in March 2013, and works with Cindy Hackett. Cindy has been working with the Police Bureau as a Mobile Crisis Unit clinician since 2010.

The Mobile Crisis Unit will continue to proactively work with individuals who have multiple contacts with police to attempt to connect them with appropriate services in advance of a mental health crisis.

Although all Portland Police Bureau officers will continue to receive crisis intervention training throughout their careers, 50 officers from a variety of patrol assignments have been selected as Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team officers. These Officers will be the first responders dispatched by 9-1-1 to calls that are determined to be related to an individual in a mental heath crisis. BHU command staff conducted internal background checks on each officer to include complaints, Employee Information Systems (EIS) review, Use of Force review, and immediate supervisor input.

Training for the new CIT officers will begin in May with two sessions and will include: indicators of mental illness; crisis communication skills; interaction with consumers and family members; and education on community resources. The training will include scenarios applying patrol tactics to persons in behavior crisis.

Also under the auspices of the BHU, is the Service Coordination Team (SCT), a program that offers treatment to the City's most frequent drug and property crime offenders to address their drug and alcohol addictions, mental health issues and criminality. This program has successfully graduated 102 former drug addicts from its treatment program, reducing recidivism among program graduates by 91%.

Officer James Crooker, an 11-year-veteran of law enforcement, has been selected to work in the unit. Officer Crooker has been a Portland Police officer for four years. Prior to that he was a police officer in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and also served in the United States Marine Corps (Staff Sergeant) for 13 years, deploying to Iraq for Operation Enduring Freedom II.

These are some of the initial changes that the Portland Police Bureau is undertaking to respond to the evolving context in which police officers find themselves. The Portland Police Bureau is committed to continuous improvement in our delivery of service to Portland's most vulnerable communities.

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ODOT: East. Ore. - TUE 3:03pm

ODOT: East. Ore.: Oregon 204 to re-open: Oregon 204 at milepost 18 west of the summit near Tollgate will re-open momentarily. It was closed for more than five hours while crews cleared several crashes. Use caution if traveling through the area. www.tripcheck.com

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Update # 3 Homicide Investigation - Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point south of Reedsport

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE # 3 HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION - WINCHESTER BAY WAYFINDING POINT SOUTH OF REEDSPORT
Posted: April 30th, 2013 2:51 PM

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is continuing to investigate the homicide of an adult female at the Winchester Wayfinding Point located along Highway 101 about three miles south of Reedsport.

Investigators have tentatively identified the female victim and are awaiting confirmation as to her identity from the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. The autopsy is scheduled for today.

Investigators have developed a suspect and are pursuing leads both in Oregon and California. The suspect was taken into custody in California last night (04-29-13) on local (California) charges only. The name of the suspect is being withheld at this time due to the on-going investigation. Two detectives from the Oregon State Police have traveled to California to interview the suspect. Detectives have also served a search warrant at a residence in the Coos Bay area.

The investigation is continuing. No other information to be released at this time.


(Previous News Release)

The Douglas County Major Crime Team is investigating the homicide of an unidentified adult female found Sunday morning in the vicinity of Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point located along Highway 101 about three miles south of Reedsport.

On April 28, 2013 at approximately 8:20 a.m., a couple who stopped at the Wayfinding Point area west of Highway 101 near milepost 217 discovered the body and contacted 9-1-1. The location provides a view of the ocean, a coastal lake and a historic lighthouse. Emergency personnel from several law enforcement agencies and Winchester Bay Rural Fire Protection District responded to the scene.

Initial investigation indicates the homicide occurred Sunday morning. Investigators are asking for the public's help in this case, including information about any suspicious person(s) or activity at Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point and the surrounding southern coast area.

Anyone with information regarding this reported crime is asked to call the Tip Line set up through the OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4600. The lead investigator is Oregon State Police Detective Brian Assmus. Tips may also be forwarded to OSP by email to crimetips2OSP@state.or.us. Tips should include specific details including the type of case and information related to the criminal investigation. Even though tips may be received anonymously, those providing tips are encouraged to give contact information for follow-up by the investigator(s), if needed.

No other information to be released at this time.

The Douglas County Major Crime Team is comprised of law enforcement personnel from Oregon State Police, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Police Department, and Douglas County District Attorney's Office.

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Series of Burglaries at Tualatin Shopping Center

News Release from: Tualatin Police Dept.
SERIES OF BURGLARIES AT TUALATIN SHOPPING CENTER
Posted: April 30th, 2013 2:42 PM
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On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at approximately 5:45am, Tualatin Police Officers responded to a reported burglary at the Martinazzi Square Shopping Center, located on SW Martinazzi Avenue and SW Warm Springs Rd., in Tualatin.

Investigators determined that entry was made into a vacant business sometime overnight. The suspects then knocked holes in the walls or removed ceiling tiles and climbed through the rafters to access the neighboring businesses.

In all, six businesses were entered and approximately $40,000 in merchandise stolen. There is no suspect information at this time.

Tualatin Police ask anyone with any information pertaining to this event to please call the tip-line at 503-691-0285.

No further information at this time.

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Fire destroys house in Camas

News Release from: Camas-Washougal Fire Department
FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE IN CAMAS
Posted: April 30th, 2013 1:59 PM
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at approximately 12:41 pm today, a report of a structure fire on NW Sierra Drive in Camas, WA was received. On arrival, crews found a large, newer construction single family home, fully involved in flames. A defensive attack was taken to protect surrounding structures as the fire had grown too large. Approximately 25 personnel on 9 units from Camas-Washougal FD, Vancouver FD, and East County Fire and Rescue, were at the scene.

The home is considered a total loss. The fire cause is under investigation, but the homeowner indicated to 911 that the fire started on the deck. No one was injured.


Nick Swinhart
Fire Chief
CWFD
360-719-0367

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Traffic Alert: Southbound MLK Closed at Market for 3-4 Hours Due to Street Car/Truck Collision

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND MLK CLOSED AT MARKET FOR 3-4 HOURS DUE TO STREET CAR/TRUCK COLLISION
Posted: April 30th, 2013 1:58 PM

This afternoon, Tuesday April 30, 2013, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a tractor-trailer and a Portland Street involved in a collision at Southeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Market Street.

Officer arrived and have blocked all southbound traffic on MLK due the crash. No injuries are reported but the crash scene will keep MLK blocked for at least 3-4 hours as the Traffic Division conducts an investigation.

Commuters should seek alternate routes.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - TUE 1:41pm

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: One lane of travel has reopened on OR 126E (McKenzie Hwy.), east of Springfield, near Cedar Flat (MP10), after an earlier log truck crash. The utility will continue to work in the area, repairing a damaged pole and lines. Traffic will be flagged through in alternating directions. Motorists should anticipate 5-15 minute delays. Future updates will be available on TripCheck.

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West Linn Police sport a new badge to celebrate city's centennial

News Release from: West Linn Police Dept.
WEST LINN POLICE SPORT A NEW BADGE TO CELEBRATE CITY'S CENTENNIAL
Posted: April 30th, 2013 1:16 PM
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As the city of West Linn prepared to kick off its centennial birthday in 2013, the officer's of the West Linn Police department decided they wanted to do something to commemorate it as well. A team of officers led by Officer Blain Mckean began a process to design a badge to mark this historic occasion.

"This is a once in a career opportunity to have a 100 year commemorative badge" said Officer Mckean. After talking with officers he knew they wanted to do something that was unique and unlike many of the centennial badges other agencies in surrounding jurisdictions have developed over the past few years. "We wanted a design that set us apart, celebrated the city, and presented a patriotic spirit."

After preparing the design and gaining the support of the officers it was presented to Chief Timeus who threw his support behind it. The only issue was department budgets made replacing the current badges for one year both impractical and fiscally irresponsible. The officers requested, and were allowed, to purchase the badges on their own so as to not burden the city economically.

"The badge is the most visible and recognizable symbol of a police department. This badge is not only symbolic of the changes ahead with our new police department building, but also a symbol of our team's ongoing commitment to our community." said Chief Terry Timeus.

The new badges, with cascading American Flags and eagle with spread wings, are unique. Each badge marks the centennial and has the officer's Department of Public Safety Standards and Training number on it. Comments from those who have noticed them on officer's uniforms have been very complimentary. Officers are authorized to wear the badge until August of 2014 when they will be retired and replaced with the original badge.

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Update # 2 Homicide Investigation - Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point south of Reedsport

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE # 2 HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION - WINCHESTER BAY WAYFINDING POINT SOUTH OF REEDSPORT
Posted: April 30th, 2013 12:00 PM

As of April 30, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. detectives with the Douglas County Major Crime Team are still currently investigating leads into the homicide that occurred over the weekend. Investigators are still attempting to identify the victim.

There is no new information to release at this time. As new information becomes available a later release will follow.

(Previous News Release)

The Douglas County Major Crime Team is investigating the homicide of an unidentified adult female found Sunday morning in the vicinity of Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point located along Highway 101 about three miles south of Reedsport.

On April 28, 2013 at approximately 8:20 a.m., a couple who stopped at the Wayfinding Point area west of Highway 101 near milepost 217 discovered the body and contacted 9-1-1. The location provides a view of the ocean, a coastal lake and a historic lighthouse. Emergency personnel from several law enforcement agencies and Winchester Bay Rural Fire Protection District responded to the scene.

Initial investigation indicates the homicide occurred Sunday morning. Investigators are asking for the public's help in this case, including information about any suspicious person(s) or activity at Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point and the surrounding southern coast area.

Anyone with information regarding this reported crime is asked to call the Tip Line set up through the OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4600. The lead investigator is Oregon State Police Detective Brian Assmus. Tips may also be forwarded to OSP by email to crimetips2OSP@state.or.us. Tips should include specific details including the type of case and information related to the criminal investigation. Even though tips may be received anonymously, those providing tips are encouraged to give contact information for follow-up by the investigator(s), if needed.

No other information to be released at this time.

The Douglas County Major Crime Team is comprised of law enforcement personnel from Oregon State Police, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Police Department, and Douglas County District Attorney's Office.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - TUE 11:52am

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: OR 126E (McKenzie Hwy.)east of Springfield, near Cedar Flat (MP 10) in Lane County will be closed intermittently during the next hour as crews work to remove logs spilled when a log truck jackknifed earlier. The highway will be closed for 15 minute intervals until the logs are removed. Motorists should anticipate delays or seek an alternate route. UPDATE

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Registration Now Open for the Tualatin TRYathlon

News Release from: City of Tualatin
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE TUALATIN TRYATHLON
Posted: April 30th, 2013 11:48 AM
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Calling all Kids! Come out and give it a "TRY"!

The Tualatin TRYathlon is coming! On June 1, 2013 at Tualatin High School, kids ages 6-15 can run, swim, and bike their way to fun and fitness. The Tualatin TRYathlon is a non-competitive, non-timed triathlon that encourages kids to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

Never participated in a triathlon before? Not to worry! The Tualatin TRYathlon distances and routes are customized to different age groups and do-able for most kids. You'll run on the Tualatin High School track, swim in the Tualatin High School pool, and bike on the Tualatin cross country path. The cost is only $10, and all kids who are pre-registered get an event t-shirt, BBQ lunch and participation ribbon.

In addition to the TRYathlon there are plenty of other activities to try! Thanks to Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel there will be low-cost bicycle helmet sales and fitting available at the event. Kids can also explore Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's Safety House, play in the bounce houses, and an obstacle course. There is no cost for admission to any of the additional activities.

Registration is available at http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/tualatin-tryathlon. Don't wait! The event is limited to the first 300 registrants and the deadline to pre-register is May 16th.

The Tualatin TRYathlon is sponsored by the City of Tualtin, the Tigard-Tualatin School District and the Tigard-Tualatin Aquatics District.

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May Day March Scheduled for Downtown Portland on Wednesday

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
MAY DAY MARCH SCHEDULED FOR DOWNTOWN PORTLAND ON WEDNESDAY
Posted: April 30th, 2013 11:45 AM

On Wednesday May 1, 2013, there is a "May Day" march scheduled to occur in Downtown Portland. The permitted event will start with a 3:00 p.m. rally at O'Bryant Square, located at Northwest 9th Avenue and Stark Street.

The march is scheduled to being at 4:00 p.m. from O'Bryant Square. The scheduled route is as follows:

Start at O'Bryant Square
North on 9th Avenue
East on Burnside Street
South on 2nd Avenue
West on Madison Street
South on 4th Avenue
West on Columbia Street
North on 9th Avenue
End at O'Bryant Square

The Portland Police Bureau has worked with event organizers to provide a safe event for participants.

Commuters normally traveling through Downtown between 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. may look to use alternate routes to avoid traffic delays.

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UPDATE: Metro Bomb Squad Responding to a Suspicious Vehicle in North Portland

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE: METRO BOMB SQUAD RESPONDING TO A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE IN NORTH PORTLAND
Posted: April 30th, 2013 11:42 AM

The Metro Bomb Squad has determined that the vehicle was safe and did not contain any suspicious material.

The area is now clear and area businesses have assumed normal operation.

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This morning, Tuesday April 30, 2013, at 10:15 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 9900 block of North Burgard Way. The vehicle is parked approximately 70' away from a commercial propane tank associated with a neighboring business.

Based on an initial observation, the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) has been called to the scene to investigate further.

Both warehouses on either side of the vehicle have been evacuated and traffic is blocked on North Burgard Way.

The investigation is continuing.

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2013 Drug Turn-In Event was a success

News Release from: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
2013 DRUG TURN-IN EVENT WAS A SUCCESS
Posted: April 30th, 2013 11:25 AM
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Residents of Polk and Marion Counties took advantage of the prescription drug turn-in event hosted on Saturday, turning in almost 1600 pounds of unused medications. The "Drug Turn In" event is an annual joint effort involving the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and law enforcement agencies from throughout the Willamette Valley.

This program addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of juvenile accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Recent studies have also shown medications improperly disposed of present a risk to the environment and can be scavenged from the garbage and abused. When drugs are flushed, they are not removed by sewage treatment facilities and septic tank systems. Drugs can enter the soil, surface water and ground water. Studies have also shown that drugs found in waterways have a serious impact on fish and other aquatic life.

Deputy Jeffrey Stutrud, of the Marion County Sheriff's Office Community Relations Unit, worked at the Roth's IGAS Market site; assisted by several of our MCSO Cadets.

He reported the following amounts collected:

The Marion County Sheriff's Office collected 286 lbs at the Roth's Market site on Lancaster Drive in Salem.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office (which included Dallas, Monmouth, Falls City, and Grande Ronde) collected 296 lbs.

The Salem Police Department collected 375 lbs.

The Keizer Police Department collected 252 lbs.

The Turner Police Department collected 167 lbs.

The Hubbard Police Department collected 37 lbs.

The unused medications that were collected came from over 720 households in Polk and Marion Counties.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - TUE 11:25am

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: One lane is now open on OR 126E (McKenzie Hwy.)east of Springfield, near Cedar Flat (MP 10) in Lane County after an earlier log truck crash. Work will continue to clear the area of logs. In addition, the utility will repair or replace a utility pole that was hit. Flaggers are allowing traffic through in alternating directions. Motorists should anticipate delays or seek an alternate route. UPDATE

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Portland man arrested for DUII after 101 mile per hour trip through West Linn

News Release from: West Linn Police Dept.
PORTLAND MAN ARRESTED FOR DUII AFTER 101 MILE PER HOUR TRIP THROUGH WEST LINN
Posted: April 30th, 2013 11:14 AM

On Monday April 29, 2013 at about 11:09 PM West Linn Police Officer Tommy Newberry was conducting speed enforcement on I-205 northbound at the Willamette Falls Viewpoint. Officer Newberry clocked a motorist at 101 mph and gave chase. While overtaking the vehicle Officer Newberry observed the car driving erratically through traffic and eventually stopped the car on I-205 near Highway 213.

Upon contacting the driver, Petr Zimin of Portland, Officer Newberry noted indications that the driver was impaired. With the assistance of West Linn Police Officer Larry Redler, a DUII investigation was conducted and Mr. Zimin was subsequently arrested for DUII and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail. A breath test revealed that Mr. Zimin's blood alcohol content was .11. The legal limit in Oregon is .08. Mr. Zimin was charged with DUII and Reckless Driving.

Officers have noticed an increase of speeds on I-205 through West Linn. In February officers investigated a crash on I-205 southbound near Highway 43 that resulted in the death of a 37 year old Tigard Resident. Speed and alcohol directly contributed to this tragic fatality.
The West Linn Police Department has been conducting enhanced DUII patrols with the assistance of a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation. So far this year, the West Linn Police Department has arrested 28 motorists for Driving Under the Influence. This is up nearly 17 percent over year to date 2012.

Please remember buzzed driving is drunk driving. Get a designated driver, host responsibly and if you see an impaired driver call 911 with the vehicle description, license plate and direction of travel. Help us bring the Heat on summer DUII's.

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Metro Bomb Squad Responding to a Suspicious Vehicle in North Portland

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
METRO BOMB SQUAD RESPONDING TO A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE IN NORTH PORTLAND
Posted: April 30th, 2013 10:49 AM

This morning, Tuesday April 30, 2013, at 10:15 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 9900 block of North Burgard Way. The vehicle is parked approximately 70' away from a commercial propane tank associated with a neighboring business.

Based on an initial observation, the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) has been called to the scene to investigate further.

Both warehouses on either side of the vehicle have been evacuated and traffic is blocked on North Burgard Way.

The investigation is continuing.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - TUE 10:42am

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: OR 126E (McKenzie Hwy.) is blocked by the crash of a log truck east of Springfield, near Cedar Flat (MP 10) in Lane County. The truck has jackknifed and lost its load. It has also hit a utility pole and utility lines are down on the highway. Motorists should anticipate delays or seek an alternate route.

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Oregon State Police - TUE 10:25am

Oregon State Police: Motor vehicle crash HWY 204 near milepost 18 in the Pendleton area. Passenger car and a tractor trailer hauling cattle involved. The highway is blocked and emergency responders are on scene. No further information for release. Check www.tripcheck.com for further updates.

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ODOT: East. Ore. - TUE 10:25am

ODOT: East. Ore.: Oregon 204 closed due to snow-related crashes
Oregon 204 at milepost 18 west of the summit near Tollgate is closed for at least the next few hours while crews clean up from several spin outs and truck crashes. Snow continues to fall and make conditions treacherous in the area. Visit www.tripcheck.com for the latest closure information.

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Beaverton's Human Rights Advisory Commission Announces Winners of 2013 Creative Expressions Contest

News Release from: City of Beaverton
BEAVERTON'S HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMISSION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2013 CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS CONTEST
Posted: April 30th, 2013 10:22 AM

Mayor Denny Doyle and the Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) will present the winners of the 2013 Human Rights Creative Expression Contest during the Beaverton City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.

"Each year I gain a deeper perspective on human and civil rights from the work students submit," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "The Commission had a hard time narrowing it down."

The winners' work will be on public display for an entire year in the Young Adult Room at the Beaverton City Library.

This year's winners include:

Elementary School:
* First place: "Cyrus the Great" (essay) by Carson Cummins from Findley Elementary School, fifth grade
* Runner-up: "Racism on a Different Level" (essay) by Gareth Cooper from Findley Elementary School, fifth grade
* Runner-up: "No Matter" (drawing) by Han Yun from Jacob Wismer Elementary School, fifth grade

Middle School:
* First place: "Human Rights" (video) by Torrie Webb from Valley Catholic School, eighth grade
* Runner-up: "A Girls Right to Education" (essay) by Abha Joshi from International School of Beaverton, eighth grade
* Runner-up: "Equal Education for All" (color drawing) by Joanna Hoang from Valley Catholic School, eighth grade

High School:
* "Veritas" (poem) by Colette Parry from Southridge High School, 11th grade

Participants were required to share their feelings, opinions, experiences, and ideas about the importance of human and civil rights in a variety of ways such as: sculpting, painting, drawing, song, poetry, performance piece, movie, photo essay and written essays.

For more information, please contact Rob Solomon at 503-644-9696.

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

In 2013, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon. Since 2007, Beaverton has been named one of the safest cities in the Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communit
ies, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Linn Deputies Arrest Lebanon Man on Theft Charges Following Search Warrant

News Release from: Linn County Sheriff's Office
LINN DEPUTIES ARREST LEBANON MAN ON THEFT CHARGES FOLLOWING SEARCH WARRANT
Posted: April 30th, 2013 9:29 AM
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Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller reports that his detectives and patrol deputies served a search warrant on Monday, April 29, at 410 Walker Rd. Lebanon where they recovered various property items stolen in recent burglaries.

On Sunday, April 28, deputies received a tip indicating stolen property was located at the Walker Road address. The property that was described to Deputies was a miniature Harley Davidson style motorcycle, a toolbox with the last name of the victim on it, and fishing gear.

Deputies responded to the residence and contacted Richard Herbert Ramsey, 42, in his front yard. Ramsey told Deputies that he owned the miniature motorcycle and that he built it himself. He also stated that he owned the fishing tackle boxes. The property was identified by the true owner as belonging to them. Ramsey refused to allow deputies onto his property to look for any other stolen items. At this point Ramsey was arrested for Theft 1 by Receiving. Deputies secured the property while detectives obtained a search warrant that was served at 9:41am yesterday morning.

Additional stolen items were located on the property as a result of the search warrant.

Ramsey is currently lodged in the Linn County Jail.

The investigation is continuing and further charges may be filed. Lebanon Police Department is also assisting in the case.

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Portland Police to Introduce Behavioral Health Unit Today at 2:00 p.m.

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE TO INTRODUCE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH UNIT TODAY AT 2:00 P.M.
Posted: April 30th, 2013 8:52 AM

Today, Tuesday April 30, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will introduce members of the newly formed Behavioral Health Unit (BHU).

The news conference will be held in the Chief's Office outer conference room at the Justice Center.

Media is invited to attend.

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Early morning burglary in Washougal unfounded.

News Release from: Washougal Police Dept.
EARLY MORNING BURGLARY IN WASHOUGAL UNFOUNDED.
Posted: April 30th, 2013 8:36 AM

After interviewing the witnesses, the burglary in the 4500 block of Addy St. was determined to be unfounded. Police are no longer looking for a suspect. The police activity in the area at the time of this incident was unrelated and not connected in any way.


The case is no longer under investigation and no additional information will be available.

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Portland Police Investigating an Attempted ATM Theft in Sunnyside Neighborhood

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING AN ATTEMPTED ATM THEFT IN SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD
Posted: April 30th, 2013 8:18 AM

This morning, Tuesday April 30, 2013, just before 7:00 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to Southeast 42nd Avenue and Belmont Street on the attempted theft of an ATM machine.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the witness who told police that a person tried to load an ATM machine into a smaller gray SUV but was unsuccessful. The suspect got into the SUV and was last seen driving away eastbound on Belmont.

The suspect is described as 6'0" tall, heavy build, wearing all black clothing.

Anyone with information about this attempted theft is asked to call Portland Police.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Construction Flagger Injured in crash on Highway 101 south of Warrenton

News Release from: Oregon State Police
CONSTRUCTION FLAGGER INJURED IN CRASH ON HIGHWAY 101 SOUTH OF WARRENTON
Posted: April 29th, 2013 10:31 PM

A construction flagger was seriously injured in a Monday morning crash on Highway 101 about five miles south of Warrenton. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Astoria Area Command are continuing the investigation.

On April 29, 2013 at 10:25 a.m. a red Suzuki Wagon driven by THOMAS CHATTERTON, age 76, from Seaside, was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 14 entering an active construction zone controlled by flaggers.

A construction flagger, TAMMY COCHEN, age 47, from Sandy, was standing near the northbound lane at the beginning of the construction zone. COCHEN had just displayed the stop sign for northbound traffic when she was sideswiped by CHATTERTON'S vehicle.

COCHEN received serious injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.

CHATTERTON was cited by (OSP) troopers for Disobeying a Traffic Control Device. CHATTERTON was wearing safety restraints.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Medix Ambulance.

There are no photographs available for this release.

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*update with Name* Death Investigation at Interstate Meat Distributors in Clackamas

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
*UPDATE WITH NAME* DEATH INVESTIGATION AT INTERSTATE MEAT DISTRIBUTORS IN CLACKAMAS
Posted: April 29th, 2013 6:50 PM

Update: The victim has been identified as Hugo Avalos Chanon, age 41 of Portland

On April 27, 2013 at approximately 11:45 pm deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to Interstate Meat Distributors at 9550 SE Last Road, Clackamas, Oregon to conduct a death investigation.

The death appears to be the result of a tragic industrial accident. Interstate Meat Distributors is a meat packaging company which contracts with DCS Sanitation Management for cleaning services. Several contract workers from DCS were on-site cleaning the facility and equipment.

It appears one of the contract employees may have fallen into a large meat grinder that was in operation. Another worker realized something was wrong and activated an emergency switch which stopped the equipment. Unfortunately the worker was already deceased. The Clackamas County Fire Department responded and confirmed the worker was dead.

At this point the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is assisting the Medical Examiner's Office with this investigation. All parties involved are cooperating with investigators. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration were notified of this incident as a standard procedure. The name of the deceased will not be released at this time. Questions regarding the deceased or this investigation will be referred to the Medical Examiner's Office.

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Portland Police Investigating Possible Suicide in Downtown Portland

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE SUICIDE IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND
Posted: April 29th, 2013 6:48 PM

This afternoon, Monday April 29, 2013, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a man who jumped from the roof of the Nines Hotel and landed on Southwest Morrison Street.

The Nines Hotel is located at 525 Southwest Morrison Street.

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue arrived and determined that the man was deceased.

Southwest Morrison Street is closed from 5th to 6th Avenues as officers conduct a death investigation.

No further information is available at this time.

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

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.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call (503) 963-2575.

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

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Prescription Drug Take back

News Release from: Gladstone Police
PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK
Posted: April 29th, 2013 6:38 PM

The Gladstone Police Department and the Gladstone Youth Collation's prescription drug take back on April 27th 2013 was a huge success. We took back 75 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs. This number is the weight of the pills themselves. There was additional 50 pounds of weight for the pill containers. We had about 55 different vehicles come through the drive thru during the 4 hour event. Thanks to everyone who helped organize this event and we look forward to next year.

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Sheriff Pat Garrett Invites Community Feedback

News Release from: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
SHERIFF PAT GARRETT INVITES COMMUNITY FEEDBACK
Posted: April 29th, 2013 6:23 PM

April 29, 2013 -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office will be assessed by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) next week. A team of inspectors will arrive on Monday, May 6, to review all aspects of Sheriff's Office operations in light of national standards considered priorities for large law enforcement agencies. The inspection will end on Thursday, May 9, and the public has several opportunities to give input to the inspection team on Sheriff's Office services.

The Sheriff's Office was initially awarded accreditation in 2004 by CALEA in an effort to improve management systems and show good stewardship. Accreditation has helped the Sheriff's Office to clarify every written directive, and to build a set of management systems that flexes and endures with constant growth and change. The Sheriff's Office is inspected every three years by a different inspection team; this is our third reaccreditation process.

The inspection process has included an extensive review of policies, training documents and reports, interviews with staff, contacts with community members, and observing operations by riding with patrol deputies, and even observing complex crime scene investigations. Another benefit of accreditation is learning more about how our services are perceived by the citizens we serve, and we want to hear from you.

Community members can help the inspection team evaluate community partnerships, staff interactions with citizens, and quality of service delivery. Toward that end, Sheriff Pat Garrett is offering citizens four ways to share information with the inspection team between now and the end of the inspection on May 9.

*Beginning today, any citizen can e-mail the inspection team using the link provided on the Sheriff's website: www.WCSheriff-OR.com. The same link is available from the Sheriff's Facebook page.

*Beginning today, letters can be addressed to the inspection team as follows:

Washington County Sheriff's Office
Attention CALEA Assessment Team
215 SW Adams Avenue, MS-32
Hillsboro, OR 97123

*On Monday, May 6, beginning at 5:30 pm, the public can attend a hearing in the Charles Cameron Memorial Auditorium, in the Public Services Building at 155 North First Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon. Those who wish to speak will be allowed the customary three minutes to comment on standards compliance.

*On Tuesday, May 7, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, you may call (503) 891-2007 and share comments by telephone. (The line will otherwise be inoperable.)

All letters and e-mails will be delivered directly to the inspection team during their visit.

Sheriff Garrett and the men and women of the Washington County Sheriff's Office thank you for your interest in the agency's reaccreditation. It is an honor for us to serve the citizens of Washington County, and always our goal to provide the reliable, competent and professional services you deserve.

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Death Investigation at Interstate Meat Distributors in Clackamas

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
DEATH INVESTIGATION AT INTERSTATE MEAT DISTRIBUTORS IN CLACKAMAS
Posted: April 29th, 2013 5:28 PM

On April 27, 2013 at approximately 11:45 pm deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to Interstate Meat Distributors at 9550 SE Last Road, Clackamas, Oregon to conduct a death investigation.

The death appears to be the result of a tragic industrial accident. Interstate Meat Distributors is a meat packaging company which contracts with DCS Sanitation Management for cleaning services. Several contract workers from DCS were on-site cleaning the facility and equipment.

It appears one of the contract employees may have fallen into a large meat grinder that was in operation. Another worker realized something was wrong and activated an emergency switch which stopped the equipment. Unfortunately the worker was already deceased. The Clackamas County Fire Department responded and confirmed the worker was dead.

At this point the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is assisting the Medical Examiner's Office with this investigation. All parties involved are cooperating with investigators. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration were notified of this incident as a standard procedure. The name of the deceased will not be released at this time. Questions regarding the deceased or this investigation will be referred to the Medical Examiner's Office.

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Linn Deputies Arrest Scio Man on Assault Charges.

News Release from: Linn County Sheriff's Office
LINN DEPUTIES ARREST SCIO MAN ON ASSAULT CHARGES.
Posted: April 29th, 2013 5:06 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-04/2993/63821/Burnard.jpg (Tyler Michael Burnard)

Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller reports on April 29 at 3:29 a.m. deputies responded to 38877 SW 2nd Place, Scio for a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival deputies contacted two men, who are neighbors of the residence, in the master bedroom where they had the suspect, Tyler Michael Burnard, 29, barricaded in the bathroom.

The incident occurred as follows: The female victim's three minor children ran to the neighbor's house for safety and described the disturbance occurring at their home. The neighbors both went to the home and attempted to restrain Burnard, who is 6' 1" and weighs 270 pounds, but were unable to do so. After a struggle the two men were successful in getting the victim away from Burnard and blocking him in the bathroom with the use of a mattress until deputies arrived.

Deputies maintained the mattress barricade until further assistance arrived. All communications with Burnard failed as he was making irrational statements. Linn County deputies were assisted by deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, officers from the Stayton Police Department, and a K9 unit from the Keizer Police Department.

The investigation at the crime scene revealed that the victim had been brutally beaten, bitten, strangled, and her head forced into a toilet.

At 5:27 a.m. Burnard was taken into custody without further incident and taken to the Stayton hospital for a medical evaluation. Burnard was then transported to the Linn County Jail and charged with Assault II Domestic, Assault IV Domestic, Assault IV, Menacing, Strangulation, and Harassment.

Burnard is currently lodged in the Linn County Jail.

The investigation is continuing.

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Applications for Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship available

News Release from: Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
APPLICATIONS FOR OREGON HERITAGE PRESERVATION SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE
Posted: April 29th, 2013 3:35 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-04/1303/63819/04-29_EWP_Oregon_Heritage_Pres_Scholarships.doc (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 first-round deadline is June 14, 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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Suspicious Object Leads to Brief Closure of I-5 Rest Area south of Eugene; Object Later Determined to Be Geocache Container (Photo)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
SUSPICIOUS OBJECT LEADS TO BRIEF CLOSURE OF I-5 REST AREA SOUTH OF EUGENE; OBJECT LATER DETERMINED TO BE GEOCACHE CONTAINER (PHOTO)
Posted: April 29th, 2013 3:16 PM
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The northbound Gettings Creek Rest Area along Interstate 5 about fourteen miles south of Eugene was closed Sunday evening while police checked a report of a suspicious object hidden in a tree. A Eugene Police Department hazardous device technician inspected the object which was determined to not be a destructive device but a Geocache container.

According to Oregon State Police Trooper Michael Berland, on April 28, 2013 at approximately 7:00 p.m., OSP responded to a reported suspicious ammo can hidden in the crook of a tree near the Gettings Creek Rest Area entrance along Interstate 5 near milepost 178. As a precaution, ODOT was notified and an Incident Response worker came to the scene and assisted OSP with closing the rest area until the object could be further inspected.

After arriving at the scene, a Eugene Police Department hazardous device technician inspected and confirmed it was not a destructive device. The ammo can was removed and the rest area opened about 8:00 p.m.

Oregon State Police Arson & Explosives Section urges anyone involved in Geocache activity to use transparent containers and clearly label the container's exterior as a Geocache. If responding hazardous device technicians have any doubts about a suspicious container, they will take all necessary safety precautions including destroying the container to render it safe.

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ODOT: Central Ore. - MON 2:56pm

ODOT: Central Ore.: US20 open to two lanes of trafficfollowing a collision. UPDATE

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ODOT: Central Ore. - MON 1:58pm

ODOT: Central Ore.: US20 open to one lane of traffic, controlled by flaggers near Tollgate, west of Sisters (appx milepost 98) following a collision involving delivery van and private vehicle. ODOT on scene. No detour at this time. UPDATE

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ODOT: Central Ore. - MON 1:44pm

ODOT: Central Ore.: OR20 blocked in both lanes near Tollgate, west of Sisters (appx milepost 98) due to collision involving delivery van and private vehicle. ODOT responding. No detour at this time.

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Governor's Proclamation Supports "Arson Awareness Week", May 5 - 11, 2013

News Release from: Oregon State Police
GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION SUPPORTS "ARSON AWARENESS WEEK", MAY 5 - 11, 2013
Posted: April 29th, 2013 1:34 PM
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Arson affects our communities, many lives, and has a significant financial impact on property values and insurance premiums. To help raise awareness and bring attention to loses associated with residential arson, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber joined fire safety advocates around the country in proclaiming May 5 - 11, 2013, as "Arson Awareness Week."

In the proclamation, Governor Kitzhaber stressed that "only through public education and awareness can we hope to reduce the number of arson incidents that threaten the lives and property of Oregon's citizens."

The U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Incident Reporting System reports:

* An estimated 16,800 intentionally set fires in residential buildings occur annually in the United States
* Each year, these fires result in an estimated 280 deaths, 775 injuries and $593 million in property loss
* Five percent of all residential building fires were intentionally set
* Seventy-six (76) percent of intentionally set fires in residential buildings occur in one- or two-family dwellings
* Forty-one (41) percent of intentionally set residential fires occurred in vacant buildings

The Oregon State Police Arson & Explosives Section has specially trained and qualified arson investigators who provide expertise in conducting complex arson investigations. In 2012, OSP Arson detectives responded to 184 arson-caused fires of which a third was in residential buildings. Of the arson investigated fires, 10 people reportedly died and OSP detectives arrested over 20 people on arson-related charges. Arson fires in Oregon equated to more than $12 million in property loss.

The Oregon State Police and the Office of State Marshal join the U.S. Fire Administration in urging people to be aware of the following measures to safe guard their homes:

* Illuminate exterior and entrances
* Trim or remove shrubbery that obstructs the view of the structure from the street
* Keep doors and windows locked or bolted
* Clean around your home, removing excess vegetation and piles of leaves
* Equip homes with smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system
* Watch out for one another in your neighborhood and report any suspicious activity

More information and tips is available on the U.S. Fire Administration's website at:
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/prevention_education/strategies/arson/index.shtm

Links:
Governor's Proclamation
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Statewide outdoor recreation plan now available online

News Release from: Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
STATEWIDE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Posted: April 29th, 2013 1:00 PM

Salem, OR - The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has posted a draft of the 2013-2017 statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan (SCORP) online. The document, entitled Ensuring Oregon's Outdoor Legacy, is available for public review and comment at http://tinyurl.com/cjeh3gu.

States are required to develop SCORPs to be eligible for matching grants from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund program. In addition to satisfying grant requirements, the plan's purpose is to guide recreation providers such as federal, state, and local units of government, as well as the private sector, in making policy and planning decisions.

The plan is also used to develop criteria for OPRD-administered grant programs and recommendations for state park system operations, administration, planning, and recreation programs.

Part of the SCORP planning process included conducting a statewide survey of Oregon residents last year to gauge their participation in outdoor recreation as well as their opinions about parks and recreation management.

OPRD will accept comments on the plan until May 31. Comments can be submitted on the website or by emailing scorp.comments@state.or.us. Written comments can be sent Attn: Terry Bergerson to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 725 Summer Street NE Suite C, Salem, OR 97301-127.

The SCORP plan is also available on CD; to request a copy, contact executive support specialist Lori Trump at 503-986-0730 or lori.trump@state.or.us.

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Update #2: Name Released - Investigation into Oregon State Police Officer-Involved Shooting in Jefferson County

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE #2: NAME RELEASED - INVESTIGATION INTO OREGON STATE POLICE OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
Posted: April 29th, 2013 12:21 PM

The investigation into Friday afternoon's officer-involved shooting of an armed man by an Oregon State Police (OSP) sergeant about 3 miles northeast of Madras in Jefferson County is continuing. The name of the man shot is released in this update.

The suspect shot is identified as ZANDE JOSHUA BARNACASCEL (also known as Joshua Samuel Waddington), age 56. BARNACASCEL, who is a convicted felon and registered sex offender, has no known permanent address and an outstanding Montana warrant for Probation Violation for Felony Burglary. He is currently listed in serious condition.

Previously released information is available on the Oregon State Police website at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/04_27_2013_osp_madras_shooting.aspx

The investigation is involving numerous agencies that are part of the Tri-County Major Crimes Team comprised of representatives from law enforcement agencies in Jefferson, Crook, and Deschutes County. No other information is anticipated for release at this time unless approved by the Jefferson County District Attorney's office.

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Sunshine Division & YWCA Partner for 1st Annual Basic Needs Resource Fair

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
SUNSHINE DIVISION & YWCA PARTNER FOR 1ST ANNUAL BASIC NEEDS RESOURCE FAIR
Posted: April 29th, 2013 11:53 AM

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division will partner with YWCA to host a free resource fair open to the public on May 1st from 10a - 2p at the downtown YWCA at 1111 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205. The fair will bring together 24 nonprofits and social service agencies offering information on a variety of resources and services to address basic needs.

The first annual basic needs resource fair, Elevate, allows low-income families and individuals access to information about resources varying from housing, food, and clothing assistance to low-cost/no-cost healthcare, education, and job placement resources.

"We see a lot clients who are visiting us for food and clothing assistance but that is just a fraction of what is going on in their lives" said Officer Phil Kent, who is assigned to the Sunshine Division. Kent says that "Generally when people come to see us they have a host of needs which are often a result of under/ unemployment or serious health issues. Our mission is only food and clothing but through partnering with other agencies, we're able to help our clients more comprehensively. Sunshine Division can't possibly offer every resource needed but we can introduce clients to other nonprofits who offer different services through events like Elevate. We appreciate the YWCA offering their building to host this important event."

"The YWCA of Greater Portland is proud to partner with Sunshine Division to host this event. We're thrilled that our community's most vulnerable citizens will be able to access so many needed resources in one place," says Leslie Bevan, Executive Director of the YWCA of Greater Portland.


About Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 90-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently used clothing to those in need.

About the YWCA of Greater Portland
* The YWCA of Greater Portland is the local affiliate of one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the United States.
* Our mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
* The YWCA of Greater Portland has been serving the Portland community for over 110 years.
* Our programs include; youth services, domestic violence services, senior services, and training for social change.
* In 2011-2012, our services reached over 11,500 individuals across the Greater Portland and surrounding areas.
* This included the provision of safety, shelter, and crisis intervention to nearly 1,500 women and children through our DV Program.

Media Contacts:
Sunshine Division: Kristi South
Development & Communication Manager
503.823.2116
kristi@sunshinedivision.org

YWCA: Sarah Keefe, Communications Coordinator
503.294.7384
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Homicide Investigation - Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point south of Reedsport

News Release from: Oregon State Police
HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION - WINCHESTER BAY WAYFINDING POINT SOUTH OF REEDSPORT
Posted: April 29th, 2013 11:43 AM

The Douglas County Major Crime Team is investigating the homicide of an unidentified adult female found Sunday morning in the vicinity of Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point located along Highway 101 about three miles south of Reedsport.

On April 28, 2013 at approximately 8:20 a.m., a couple who stopped at the Wayfinding Point area west of Highway 101 near milepost 217 discovered the body and contacted 9-1-1. The location provides a view of the ocean, a coastal lake and a historic lighthouse. Emergency personnel from several law enforcement agencies and Winchester Bay Rural Fire Protection District responded to the scene.

Initial investigation indicates the homicide occurred Sunday morning. Investigators are asking for the public's help in this case, including information about any suspicious person(s) or activity at Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point and the surrounding southern coast area.

Anyone with information regarding this reported crime is asked to call the Tip Line set up through the OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4600. The lead investigator is Oregon State Police Detective Brian Assmus. Tips may also be forwarded to OSP by email to crimetips2OSP@state.or.us. Tips should include specific details including the type of case and information related to the criminal investigation. Even though tips may be received anonymously, those providing tips are encouraged to give contact information for follow-up by the investigator(s), if needed.

No other information to be released at this time.

The Douglas County Major Crime Team is comprised of law enforcement personnel from Oregon State Police, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Police Department, and Douglas County District Attorney's Office.

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UPDATE #2 - NAME RELEASE: Portland Police Investigating a Fatal Two-Car Crash at SE 122nd and Stark Street

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE #2 - NAME RELEASE: PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING A FATAL TWO-CAR CRASH AT SE 122ND AND STARK STREET
Posted: April 29th, 2013 11:40 AM
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The woman killed in Sunday morning's crash has been identified as 28-year-old Billie Dee Andrea Pugh. The injured driver has been identified as 28-year-old Brandon Paul Pugh.

20-year-old LaShai Antoinette Williams was arrested and charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving.

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Portland Police Bureau Traffic Investigators arrested 20-year-old LaShai Antoinette Williams in connection with a fatal crash that occurred early Sunday morning in Southeast Portland.

Williams was charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Reckless Driving.

Investigators determined that Williams was driving westbound on Southeast Stark Street when she ran a red light and struck another vehicle which was eastbound on Stark, making a northbound turn (left) onto 122nd Avenue with a green light.

Two people were in the vehicle struck by Williams. The driver was a 28-year-old male and the passenger was a 28-year-old female. The female passenger died at the scene (not the driver as initially reported). The driver was transported to a Portland hospital where he was treated for traumatic but not life-threatening injuries. Their names will be released on Monday April 29.

Williams was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday April 29, 2013.

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This morning, Sunday April 28, 2013, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a two vehicle crash in the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Stark Street.

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and determined that one driver was deceased at the scene and one driver was critically injured.

A total of two people have been transported to Portland hospitals at this time with traumatic injuries.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding and will conduct an investigation into the crash. No cause is available at this time as the investigation is in it's early stages.

The intersection of 122nd and Stark will be closed for several hours as investigators process the crash scene.

No updates are expected on this case until at least 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

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Polk County Adopts New Livestock Ordinance

News Release from: Polk Co. Sheriff's Office
POLK COUNTY ADOPTS NEW LIVESTOCK ORDINANCE
Posted: April 29th, 2013 11:34 AM

Polk County Commissioners adopted a new Livestock ordinance to address the issue of "Livestock at Large". Sheriff Bob Wolfe stated, "Late last year members of the Polk County Livestock Association, along with member of the Polk County Farm Bureau worked with my office to address changing the charge of livestock at large from a misdemeanor to a violation." It only makes sense to provide for a process which allows for failure to comply with the livestock district compliance requirements to be handled as a violation instead of a misdemeanor.

Sheriff Bob Wolfe stated, "Overall, the goal is to keep livestock contained which is in the interest of the livestock owner and the livestock. We know at times animals will get out and as long as the owner is making attempts to comply with containment, we now have a better solution to gain compliance while still being able to use the criminal charge in the more serious matters".

After several months of discussions with the Sheriff's Office, Polk County Board of Commissioners, County Counsel, Polk County District Attorney's Office, and both the County Livestock Association and County Farm Bureau, there was a change to Polk County Ordinance Chapter 42. Sub Chapter 42.202 Prohibition of Livestock at Large, was added and approved by the Polk County Board of Commissioners. The sanction would be, upon conviction a fine of not more than $500 for a non-continuing violation and a fine of not more than $1000 for a continuing offense. Without this ordinance, if a person was cited for "Livestock at Large", they would be subjected to being booked and released at the Polk County Jail even before any trial. By being booked and released a "Criminal Arrest" record would be established. Under the new Ordinance, even if convicted there is no arrest record established through fingerprints for this violation.

This provides a great tool to gain compliance of individuals who are neglecting proper containment of their livestock. Typically, although not in every situation, a warning would first be issued by a deputy. A second or subsequent incident would likely be a citation for violation of the county ordinance, which could lead to a criminal charge if continued non compliance remains an issue.

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Portland Police Investigating a Non-Injury Shooting in Northeast Portland's Argay Neighborhood

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING A NON-INJURY SHOOTING IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S ARGAY NEIGHBORHOOD
Posted: April 29th, 2013 11:34 AM

This morning, Monday April 29, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the area of Northeast 128th Avenue and Fremont Street on the report of shots fired.

Officers got into the area and learned that someone in a white SUV got involved in an altercation with a group of people in another vehicle and that the driver of the SUV fired at least one shot at the other car, striking it one time.

The white SUV then pulled away from the victim vehicle and fired at least one shot towards a group on foot, striking a neighboring house.

Nobody was hit by gunfire and police are continuing to investigate the shooting. Preliminary information does not indicate any gang involvement.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about gang and/or illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau.

If you see an illegal gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

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Vancouver Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Collision (Update: ID's-correction to last name)

News Release from: Vancouver Police Dept.
VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION (UPDATE: ID'S-CORRECTION TO LAST NAME)
Posted: April 29th, 2013 10:10 AM

***UPDATE***

Vancouver Police have been notified that the passenger in the collision, Brittney K. Deter, 21, of Vancouver, did not survive her injuries. The driver in the collision, who was deceased when emergency personnel arrived, was Julie E. Deming, 32, of Vancouver.


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On April 27, 2013 at approximately 1:58 a.m., Vancouver Police were called to the area of SE McGillivray Blvd./SE Olympia Dr. for a single vehicle traffic collision. When officers arrived, they located a Ford F150 pickup wrapped around a tree and light pole. Two females were inside the truck, one was deceased and the other has life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

The Vancouver Police Traffic Unit is investigating and at this time excessive speed and possibly alcohol were factors in the collision. The identities of the two females are not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin and the ongoing investigation.

McGillivray Blvd. is closed in both directions from Olympia Dr.-140th Ave. and will remain closed while investigators are on scene.

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Vancouver Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Collision (Update: ID's)

News Release from: Vancouver Police Dept.
VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION (UPDATE: ID'S)
Posted: April 29th, 2013 9:59 AM

***UPDATE***

Vancouver Police have been notified that the passenger in the collision, Brittney K. Deter, 21, of Vancouver, did not survive her injuries. The driver in the collision, who was deceased when emergency personnel arrived, was Julie E. Demimg, 32, of Vancouver.


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On April 27, 2013 at approximately 1:58 a.m., Vancouver Police were called to the area of SE McGillivray Blvd./SE Olympia Dr. for a single vehicle traffic collision. When officers arrived, they located a Ford F150 pickup wrapped around a tree and light pole. Two females were inside the truck, one was deceased and the other has life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

The Vancouver Police Traffic Unit is investigating and at this time excessive speed and possibly alcohol were factors in the collision. The identities of the two females are not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin and the ongoing investigation.

McGillivray Blvd. is closed in both directions from Olympia Dr.-140th Ave. and will remain closed while investigators are on scene.

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