Friday, February 28, 2014

Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Hwy 30 east of Astoria MP 88. Head-on injury crash blocking hwy. No more info. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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Red cross Resonds to Gresham multi family fire

RED CROSS RESONDS TO GRESHAM MULTI FAMILY FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 6:20 PM
On Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 7:00 PM a  Red Cross volunteer Disaster Action Team responded to a residential fire in the 2700 block of NE Elliot Ave in Gresham, Oregon. This multi-family fire affected 4 adults and 3 pets. Red Cross provided food, lodging, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
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Shooting Investigation on Northeast Sandy Boulevard - Suspect in Custody

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION ON NORTHEAST SANDY BOULEVARD - SUSPECT IN CUSTODY


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 5:05 PM
This afternoon, Friday February 28, 2014, at 4:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a man firing a gun at Northeast 90th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and located the suspect who was taken into custody. There are no reported injuries and officers are beginning to process the crime scene.

Sandy Boulevard is closed to traffic briefly, from 90th to 94th Avenues, as officers check for evidence.

No additional information is available at this time and updates will be provided when they become available.

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Police Bureau Implements Discipline Guide

POLICE BUREAU IMPLEMENTS DISCIPLINE GUIDE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 5:00 PM
The Portland Police Bureau has implemented a new Discipline Guide for all Bureau members, effective March 1, 2014. Nationally, many law enforcement agencies use a discipline matrix when considering the appropriate level of discipline resulting from administrative or performance investigations.

Under the direction of Chief Michael Reese, the Professional Standards Division convened a workgroup to develop a Discipline Guide. The workgroup collaboratively gathered for many months and reviewed historical PPB data, and policies of other agencies, in order to develop a guide to be used by Portland Police Bureau, RU managers, the Police Review Board, and the Chief of Police when recommending corrective action to the Commissioner-in-Charge.

Workgroup stakeholders invited to attend and participate included representatives from the Operations Branch, Services Branch executive lieutenants, Training Division, Personnel Division, Independent Police Review Division (IPR), City Attorney's Office, PPA, PPCOA, AFSCME, Professional Standards and Internal Affairs.

"As Chief of Police, it is my responsibility to ensure accountability for our individual actions and to improve employee behavior and performance," said Chief Michael Reese in a memorandum to all Bureau members. "In doing so, we reinforce our organization's values and maintain our credibility and trust with the community we serve. My goal is to apply disciplinary standards in a fair and consistent manner."

The Chief's memorandum to Bureau members and Discipline Guide can be found here at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/482707

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Deputy Impersonator Calling Citizens

DEPUTY IMPERSONATOR CALLING CITIZENS


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 4:47 PM
Sheriff's Deputies have responded to a least three complaints of an unknown person or persons representing themselves as Marion County Deputies. The person claims to be collecting unpaid traffic fines and then requests the victim to place money on a prepaid Visa card to resolve the fine.

The Sheriff's Office wants to alert the public immediately and make people aware this is not the correct procedure for the collection of fines in Marion County and the person calling is not a deputy sheriff. We are asking that if you have received one of these phone calls please call 503-588-5032.
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Meetings set in Estacada, Detroit about proposed scenic bikeway

MEETINGS SET IN ESTACADA, DETROIT ABOUT PROPOSED SCENIC BIKEWAY


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 2:53 PM
Downloadable file: 02-28__Cascading_Rivers_Bikeway_hearings.doc
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will hold public meetings in Estacada and Detroit for a proposed Cascading Scenic Rivers Bikeways.

The meetings will be held at;
* Estacada: March 18, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., at the Estacada City Hall, 475 SE Main St.
* Detroit: March 19, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., at the Detroit City Hall, 160 N Detroit Ave.

The proposed 70-mile-long Cascading Rivers Bikeway runs between Estacada and Detroit, through Ripplebrook. Information on the designation process for proposed scenic bikeways are available at www.oregonscenicbikeways.org. A draft of the bikeway plan is also available by request from Alex Phillips at alex.phillips@oregon.gov.

Public comment on the recommended bikeway will be taken at the meetings. Written public comment will be accepted both before and after the meetings until the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission acts on the proposed designation. Comments will be reviewed by the route proponents and included in the information presented to the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission before the commission votes on designation.

Comments about the proposed bikeway can be sent to Alex Phillips at alex.phillips@oregon.gov or to:
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
ATTN: Alex Phillips
725 Summer St NE, Suite C
Salem OR 97301-1266
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Registration begins for Oregon Heritage Conference

REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR OREGON HERITAGE CONFERENCE


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 2:40 PM
Downloadable file: News release
The Oregon Heritage Conference will take place April 23-25 in historic downtown Albany with the theme of "Celebrate, Recreate, Invigorate." Registration is underway.

The abundance of opportunities for linking Oregon heritage and recreation will be the hub of workshops, speakers, tours, and panels. Whether you want to revitalize an organization, engage with tourists, document and preserve historic buildings and collections, advocate for support, or create new appreciation for Oregon heritage in its many forms, you will want to attend.

An engaging keynote talk, special tours, cutting-edge research expositions, and meeting colleagues from across the state are important bonuses. The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards will take place on the evening of April 24.

The Oregon Heritage Conference will take place at several downtown locations, with registration at the Albany Regional Museum. The Albany Downtown Association, the Albany Visitors Association and the City of Albany are also assisting with the conference.

Additional conference and registration information is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx
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Newberg man arrested for menacing with a gun

NEWBERG MAN ARRESTED FOR MENACING WITH A GUN


News Release from Newberg-Dundee Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 1:53 PM
February 28, 2014


At approximately 12:40 am on February 28, 2014 officers from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department responded to the area of 112 E First Street, on a report of shots fired and a man with a gun.

Earlier in the evening officers responded to a verbal disturbance for a trespass incident that occurred at the residence located at 110 South Main Street. During that incident an officer cited a male, Lester Ball, for trespass and urinating in public after he walked onto the residential property and urinated. The address of 112 E First Street is adjacent to residential property.

An officer sitting in the area heard a single gunshot fired. Moments later the officer observed Mr. Ball running toward him reporting that the person living at the residence had pointed a gun at him and fired it.

The officer radioed for assistance and within moments observed Andrew Errand standing in the driveway of the residence. As cover officers arrived Mr. Errand was taken into custody at gunpoint and the involved weapon was recovered from a garage area.

During the subsequent investigation it was discovered that Ball and Errand were arguing about the previous trespass incident when Errand pointed the firearm at Ball. Ball thought it was a paint ball gun until Errand removed the lid of a nearby garbage can and fired the weapon into it. No injuries were reported during this incident.

Andrew Grant Errand, 21, of Newberg, was arrested and lodged at the Yamhill County Jail. His security amount is listed at $20,000 for the following charges:

Menacing
Disorderly Conduct
Recklessly endangering another person
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
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Cully Neighborhood Death Investigation now a Homicide Investigation (Photo)

CULLY NEIGHBORHOOD DEATH INVESTIGATION NOW A HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 1:45 PM
Downloadable file: Floyd_Wayne_Pulido_DMV_photo_from_2000.jpg
Today, Friday February 28, 2014, the Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy today on 63-year-old Floyd Wayne Pulido Jr. and determined that he died of homicidal violence.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is continuing into Pulido's death.

This investigation began last night, Thursday February 27, 2014, at 2:28 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the Cedar Shade Mobile Home Park, located at 7120 Northeast Killingsworth Street, on the report of an unconscious older male inside one of the residences.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the man was deceased. Based on their observations at the scene, officers have requested Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division to respond to conduct a death investigation. The cause of death was not known until after the autopsy this morning.

Anyone with information about Pulido's death is asked to contact Detective Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0696 or kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov.

This is the third homicide in the City of Portland in 2014.

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Portland Parks & Recreation Opens Newest Community Gardens; Reaching Milestone of 50 Gardens Citywide (Photo)

PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION OPENS NEWEST COMMUNITY GARDENS; REACHING MILESTONE OF 50 GARDENS CITYWIDE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Parks & Recreation
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 12:33 PM
Downloadable file: Oliver-Parklane Community Garden during construction. Photo courtesy: Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR.
(Portland, OR) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), in partnership with the Centennial School District, invite the public to the grand openings of PP&R's new Oliver-Parklane and Centennial Park Community Gardens. The number of PP&R Community Gardens across the city reaches the milestone of 50 with the addition of Oliver-Parklane and Centennial Park gardens.

The celebrations will take place on Saturday, March 1. All are welcome.

"It's significant that we reach the landmark of 50 community gardens in east Portland," notes Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "The area is now home to 40% of Portland's children. We are happy to partner with community groups to provide two new places to grow fresh, healthy food."

WHAT: Grand Opening of Portland Parks & Recreation's Centennial Park Community Garden
WHERE: Centennial Park School, 17630 SE Main St.
WHEN: Saturday, March 1, from 10am-11am.

WHAT: Grand Opening of Portland Parks & Recreation's Oliver-Parklane Community Garden with Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz
WHERE: Behind Parklane Elementary, 15811 SE Main St.
WHEN: Saturday, March 1, from 1pm-2pm.

The Portland Community Gardens program has provided gardening opportunities for the physical and social benefit of the people and neighborhoods of Portland since 1975. With the addition of Oliver-Parklane and Centennial Park, there are now 50 community gardens located throughout the city. Portland Community Gardens are developed and operated by volunteers and PP&R staff, offering a variety of activities.

The gardens are both located on Centennial School District property and mark the first partnership between Centennial School District and Portland Community Gardens. The gardens will provide an opportunity for neighborhood residents to participate in a community garden and for students to garden through school plots.

Both community gardens received financial support from Portland Parks & Recreation, the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and Friends of Portland Community Gardens.
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Car vs Farm tractors on Barlow rd (Photo)

CAR VS FARM TRACTORS ON BARLOW RD (PHOTO)


News Release from Canby Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 12:21 PM
Downloadable file: Tractor on road
Canby Fire responded on a Car vs Farm tractor accident at 9:08 on February 28th. The tractor was moving from one field to the next when it was struck from behind causing it to flip over trapping the operator He was able to free himself before firefighters arrived. Fire fighter very quickly assessed the patient and the scene. The operator of the tractor was taken by Lifeflight to a Trauma center there were no injuries to the driver of the car. Canby Fire, Molalla Fire, Clackamas Fire and Aurora Fire on responded. When ever driving in rural areas be alert to possible slow moving vehicles on the road.
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E-Cigarette Fires: A Warning to Consumers

E-CIGARETTE FIRES: A WARNING TO CONSUMERS


News Release from Medford Fire-Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 9:55 AM
Downloadable file: Media Release: E-Cigarette Fires
See the attached Media Release regarding electronic cigarette fires and warning to consumers.
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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asking For Public's Help - Investigation of December 2013 Wolf Pup Shooting in Umatilla County

OSP FISH & WILDLIFE DIVISION ASKING FOR PUBLIC'S HELP - INVESTIGATION OF DECEMBER 2013 WOLF PUP SHOOTING IN UMATILLA COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 9:39 AM
Oregon State Police is seeking information and asking to speak to anyone with information on male wolf pup that was found dead near Lincton Mountain in Umatilla County.

On December 5, 2013, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) relayed an anonymous complaint to the Oregon State Police regarding a wolf that had been shot and killed near Milton-Freewater. The dead wolf was recovered and a genetic analysis of the carcass showed the wolf had been born into the Umatilla River pack.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to call Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 800-452-7888 or email Senior Trooper Dain Gardner at JDGardne@osp.state.or.us.

No other information for release at this time.

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Troutdale Police respond to self inflicted gun shot wound Friday morning

TROUTDALE POLICE RESPOND TO SELF INFLICTED GUN SHOT WOUND FRIDAY MORNING


News Release from City of Troutdale
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 8:26 AM
On Friday 02-28-14 at about 6:20AM Troutdale Police were dispatched to a shooting in the 1400 block of SE Chapman St. Information given to them was an Iraq War veteran was suicidal and had shot himself in the foot. As Officers arrived they coordinated through the 911 dispatcher to have the wife and children leave the house. Officers contacted the subject, identified as 30 year old resident Derick Morgan, in the house and took him into custody without incident. Morgan was transported to the hospital with a gunshot would to his foot.

The Investigation revealed that Morgan has PTSD and put a gun to his head in front of his wife stating that he was going to kill himself before shooting himself in the foot.

Morgan has been placed on a Police Officer hold and will be charged with multiple crimes including Discharge of a firearm and Reckless endangering. His family was not harmed in this incident. The case will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for prosecution.
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New Tips Sought Regarding Specific Information in Murder of Grady Waxenfelter -- Sheriff's Office responds to fatal shooting of county employee (Photo)

NEW TIPS SOUGHT REGARDING SPECIFIC INFORMATION IN MURDER OF GRADY WAXENFELTER -- SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPONDS TO FATAL SHOOTING OF COUNTY EMPLOYEE (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: February 28th, 2014 7:01 AM
Downloadable file: Suspect photo 1: Dirck White
Downloadable file: Suspect photo 2: Dirck White
Downloadable file: Suspect vehicle 1
Downloadable file: Suspect veh icle 2
Downloadable file: Suspect bulletin (PDF)
Downloadable file: Suspect bulletin (JPEG format)
Downloadable file: Surveillance video of suspect
Update 2-28-14

New Tips Sought regarding the Ankeny Hill Wildlife Refuge Near Jefferson

Investigators working on this case have uncovered new evidence and are seeking the public's assistance with the following:

Detectives believe White, or someone with knowledge of White's whereabouts, may have been in the area of the Ankeny Hill Wildlife Refuge near Jefferson, Oregon(South of Salem near I-5) between Friday, February 21 and Monday February 24, 2014.

Anyone in the area during this timeframe that may have observed any person, vehicle or circumstance that might assist in solving this case is asked to provide that information using any of the methods listed below. Persons who might have been in the area during that time or who may have knowlege of the area during this time period are encouraged to call without hesitation, as bringing White to justice is a very high priority and no piece of information is considered insignificant.

Anyone with knowledge of White's whereabouts is asked to call the CCSO Tipline.

It is understandable that there will be questions about the nature of the evidence that has led to this request for information, but to preserve the integrity of this investigation that datum cannot be revealed at this time.

If you see White call 911, he is considered armed and dangerous.

White's vehicle, silver 2004 Mercedes 320 with Washington license plate ANB7070 is still outstanding.

Clackamas County Detectives and Deputy United States Marshals continue to actively seek out Dirck White to serve a valid arrest warrant for murder. There is a $7,500 reward for information leading to White's arrest.

If you would like to provide information regarding suspected criminal activity, you can call the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or you can fill out the e-mail form that can be found at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html

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. FOR EXAMPLE: A tipster could send the following tip to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad): "CCSO John Doe has information about a crime."


UPDATE (MON., FEB. 10): $7,500 REWARD FOR INFO LEADING TO DIRCK WHITE ARREST; MARSHALS JOIN MANHUNT; NEW SUSPECT FOOTAGE; NEW SUSPECT INFO -- INCLUDING WEAPONS CHARGE, WANTED FOR CHILD SEX-CRIME QUESTIONING; VICTIM FUND ESTABLISHED

NEW $7.5k REWARD FOR INFO

A $7,500 reward is in place for information leading to the arrest of homicide suspect DIRCK WHITE. Clackamas County is offering $5,000 for info, and O'Malley Brothers Trucking is offering an additional $2,500.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is now working with the U.S. Marshals in the manhunt for White, who is believed to have murdered Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter.

NEW SUSPECT FOOTAGE

Attached photo/video is from footage taken of suspect Dirck White at a local store just days before the Feb. 6 murder.

If you see Dirck White or the suspect vehicle -- a four-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070 -- call 911 immediately. Do not approach, as White is still considered armed and dangerous.

NEW SUSPECT INFO; WEAPONS CHARGE IN WA; WANTED FOR CHILD SEX-CRIME QUESTIONING

At the time of the Feb. 6 murder, White was a delivery driver for O'Malley Brothers Trucking in Estacada.

The owner and staff of O'Malley Brothers trucking have been very cooperative with investigators.

Murder victim and Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter had reportedly stopped Dirck White while White was driving a truck hauling wood for not having a license plate on the trailer.

Clackamas County detectives have been in contact with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office in Washington. Pierce County has an active warrant for White's arrest on a weapons charge. White is also a suspect and wanted for questioning for a sex crime regarding the rape of a child in Pierce County.

CCPOBF ESTABLISHES GRADY WAXENFELTER FUND FOR VICTIM'S FAMILY

A donation fund has been set up by the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation (CCOBF). CCPOBF has no overhead fees -- 100% of donations go directly to the Waxenfelter family to help cover expenses.

Donations can be made at any Clackamas County Federal Credit Union Branch or can be mailed to CCPOBF, P.O. Box 678, Clackamas, OR 97015 -- with donations made out to "CCPOBF" with "Grady Waxenfelter Fund" in the in the memo line.

More info on the CCPOBF can be found at http://ccpobf.org/

[END UPDATE]


UPDATE (FRIDAY 2/7/2014, 9:45 A.M.): SUSPECT BULLETIN RELEASED

Attached to this release in JPEG and PDF formats is a new suspect bulletin for homicide suspect DIRCK MORGAN WHITE -- 41 years old, from Edgewood, WA. It includes photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle, a 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070.

Call 911 if you see Dirck White. He is considered armed and dangerous.
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EARLIER (2/7/14, 9 a.m.)

The victim in this case has been identified as Grady Waxenfelter, a weighmaster in the Transportation Maintenance Division of Clackamas County.

Grady came to Clackamas County in 1987 as a mechanic, was promoted to senior mechanic in 1999 and served as a County weighmaster since 2005. The Sheriff's Office offers its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers.

Attached to this release are photos of the actual suspect vehicle in this case. This is a 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate of ANB7070.

Please call 911 if you see this vehicle or have information regarding the whereabouts of DIRCK MORGAN WHITE. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators are working around the clock to track down the suspect in this case.
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EARLIER:

On Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10:48 a.m., Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported shooting on Hwy. 224 near Amsigger Road outside of Barton. The shooting is considered a homicide, and suspect Dirck Morgan White -- 41, of Edgefield, WA -- is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. Tips are sought. If you see Dirck White, call 911 immediately.

At 10:48 a.m., an unknown caller contacted 911 to report a person had been fatally shot. Deputies arrived and discovered the deceased was a Clackamas County weighmaster.

At this writing, SWAT and other first responders are searching for suspect Dirck Morgan White and his vehicle -- a silver 4-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate ANB7070. Full description below.

Deputies closed Highway 224 between Bakers Ferry Rd. (on the west side) and Hwy. 224 and 211 (on the east side), and also closed Amsigger Road while CRAFT (Crime Reconstruction and Forensic Team) and CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) responded to the crime scene. Highway 224 and Amsigger Rd are now re-opened.

Complete family notifications are still underway, and we will release the victim information at a later date.

SUSPECT INFO, PHOTOS; TIPS SOUGHT

Based on evidence gathered at the scene, a suspect has been identified. Police are searching for DIRCK MORGAN WHITE -- 41 years old, from Edgewood, WA. Suspect photos are attached. He is considered armed and dangerous. White is wanted on a weapons offense out of Pierce County, Washington.

Dirck White was last seen driving a silver 4-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate ANB7070.

If you see homicide suspect Dirck White, do NOT engage him -- call 911 or contact your local law enforcement.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Traffic Crash at NE MLK and Columbia Causes Power Outage

TRAFFIC CRASH AT NE MLK AND COLUMBIA CAUSES POWER OUTAGE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 9:29 PM
This evening, Thursday February 27, 2014, at 8:35 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a semi-truck and a vehicle on Northeast Columbia Boulevard, just West of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Officers arrived and located the two vehicles and drivers at the scene. The driver of the vehicle has been transported to a Portland hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. The semi-truck driver was not injured.

The collision caused the semi-truck to crash into a power pole and knock down some power lines, resulting in an area power outage.

Preliminary information indicates that the vehicle was traveling eastbound and attempted to turn left into the McDonald's when it was struck by the westbound semi-truck.

Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors and tow trucks have been ordered.

Pacific Power & Light is responding to address the downed power pole and power lines.

Columbia Boulevard is expected to be closed for a few hours to allow for power crews to repair or replace the pole and power lines.

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UPDATE - Death Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood

UPDATE - DEATH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S CULLY NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 7:53 PM
The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on Friday February 28, 2014, to determine what killed a 63-year-old man in Northeast Portland's Cully neighborhood.

Detectives are not able to determine if this is a homicide until after the autopsy.

Updates will be provided on Friday.

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This afternoon, Thursday February 27, 2014, at 2:28 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Cedar Shade Mobile Home Park, located at 7120 Northeast Killingsworth Street, on the report of an unconscious older male inside one of the residences.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the man was deceased. Based on their observations at the scene, officers have requested Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division to respond to conduct a death investigation.

No additional information is available at this time and PIO is not responding to the scene.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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YCINT Targets Meth Dealer Next to School (Photo)

YCINT TARGETS METH DEALER NEXT TO SCHOOL (PHOTO)


News Release from Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 5:23 PM
Downloadable file: Lindsey_Morehouse.jpg
Downloadable file: Kimberley Williams
Downloadable file: Marq Williams
On Wednesday, February 26 at about 4:00 p.m. the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team (YCINT) served a narcotics related search warrant at 105-A 8th Street. This residence is located directly across the street from the Dayton High School gymnasium. The warrant was the result of an investigation into meth sales taking place from that location. Three residents were arrested and lodged at the Yamhill County Jail.

"The warrant service was carefully planned to minimize the possibility that students would be in the area" said YCINT Sergeant Chris Ray. "The service went smoothly and there was no impact to the school. We are very pleased with the fact we were able to shut this drug house down."

During the service of the warrant detectives found approximately 3 ounces of methamphetamine, over $1,000 cash, packaging material, controlled narcotic pain pills, and other evidence of delivery of drugs.

Sheriff Jack Crabtree pointed out the fact that drugs near schools always take a priority for YCINT and CRT. "As I have said before, people place themselves at the top of our priority list by dealing drugs near schools and kids. Hopefully the result of this warrant is an improvement in the quality of life in this neighborhood."

Taken into custody were residents Marq Timothy Williams, 45, Kimberley Lynne Williams, 27, and Lyndsey Marie Morehouse, 26.

Marq Williams was lodged on charges of possession and delivery of methamphetamine within 1000' (substantial quantity/commercial drug offense). His bail is currently set at $1,000,000. Kimberley Williams was lodged on a charge of possession of a substantial quantity of methamphetamine with a bail set at $500,000. Morehouse was lodged on a no bail hold for violation of probation.

Additional drug charges are expected.

YCINT was assisted in the case by the Oregon State Police, the McMinnville Police Department and the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information on this case or any similar case is encouraged to contact Sgt. Chris Ray of YCINT at 503-434-7506 or the YCINT tip line at 503-472-6565.
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Vancouver invites public input on potential changes to City charter

VANCOUVER INVITES PUBLIC INPUT ON POTENTIAL CHANGES TO CITY CHARTER


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 5:16 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver's Charter Review Committee invites the public to provide input on potential changes to the City charter at a meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 6 at City Hall (415 W. 6th St., Aspen Room).

The 15-member committee, appointed by the mayor, meets every five years and is charged with reviewing the city's charter and recommending potential changes to the City Council.

Meeting attendees are asked to limit their remarks to 3-5 minutes. Suggestions for charter changes can also be sent to the Charter Review Committee by mail to Charter Review, City Manager's Office, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668) or by email to COVCharterReview@cityofvancouver.us.

Additional information about the City's charter and the review process can be found on the City's website at www.cityofvancouver.us/charterreview.
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Update: Names Released - Minor Injury Traffic Crash into Creek - Highway 22 west of Detroit (Photo)

UPDATE: NAMES RELEASED - MINOR INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH INTO CREEK - HIGHWAY 22 WEST OF DETROIT (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 4:47 PM
Downloadable file: 022714.hwy22_mp39.jpg
Oregon State Police (OSP) and local emergency responders were on scene Thursday afternoon of a single vehicle minor injury crash along Highway 22 west of Detroit in which a passenger car traveled off the highway and into a creek. Two people were transported with minor injuries and their names are released in this update.

On February 27, 2014 at approximately 1:28 p.m., OSP, ODOT and Gates Rural Fire Protection District were dispatched to a report of a vehicle in water off Highway 22 near Big Cliff Dam. Upon arrival they found the vehicle off the highway near milepost 39 in Sardine Creek in about 3 feet of water.

According to Sergeant Mark Davie, a witness following the 2001 Toyota Avalon said it failed to negotiate a curve and drove straight off the highway, crashing through a guardrail and down the embankment into a creek. Driver KATHRYN HANSMAN SPICE, age 69, and husband/passenger BYRON SPICE, age 78, from NE Portland, were removed by firefighters and transported to Santiam Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

OSP troopers investigated and determined driver fatigue may have been a contributing factor. The driver was cited for Fail to Drive Within Lane.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: ODOT is re-opening OR140, no travel restrictions.. UPDATE

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Death Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood

DEATH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S CULLY NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 4:26 PM
This afternoon, Thursday February 27, 2014, at 2:28 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Cedar Shade Mobile Home Park, located at 7120 Northeast Killingsworth Street, on the report of an unconscious older male inside one of the residences.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the man was deceased. Based on their observations at the scene, officers have requested Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division to respond to conduct a death investigation.

No additional information is available at this time and PIO is not responding to the scene.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: ODOT is re-opening OR140, 13 miles east of Klamath Falls, to vehicles controlled by pilot cars as law enforcement activities continue on and near the highway.

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***2nd/final Update*** New Info w/ photo and video: PF&R working on house fire in SE Portland (Photo)

***2ND/FINAL UPDATE*** NEW INFO W/ PHOTO AND VIDEO: PF&R WORKING ON HOUSE FIRE IN SE PORTLAND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 3:07 PM
Downloadable file: Video of fire at SE Lambert and 82nd
Downloadable file: Fire, SE Lambert and 82nd
Downloadable file: lambert.JPG
At 10:50am Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded to a fire at 8109 SE Lambert St. A neighbor reported seeing flames and smoke from a nearby home. PF&R crews reported seeing a col umn of smoke as they were responding to the location. The first arriving fire engine and ladder truck reported seeing heavy fire and smoke from a one story home w/ a basement. Crews were sent inside to search for trapped occupants and attack the fire that was apparently heaviest in the basement and had extended to the primary floor of the home. Fire crews had some electrical hazards with low lying power lines around the home; close by tree's also presented difficulties in containing the fire from spreading to nearby homes. The only resident of the home had escaped but received some burn injuries and was transported to Emanuel Hospital Burn Center. No specifics are known about the injuries at this time. Once the fire was extinguished fire crews discovered drug making materials in the basement and requested that PF&R's Hazardous Materials Team investigate and confirm no further hazards existed. PF&R fire investigators and Portland Police Drugs & Vice investigators surveyed the scene i n the basement and determined that hash oil was being produced. Fire investigators believe that the hash oil production was directly related to the cause of the fire. Per PPB, Drugs & Vice investigators removed the marijuana remnants from the owner who had an expired medical marijuana license. Charges have not been determined by PF&R investigators. One firefighter experienced a puncture wound to his knee as he searched the building for possible victims, he was transported to the hospital and released.


While responding to the fire, one PF&R ladder truck experienced an equipment failure resulting in the loss of one front wheel. The driver of the ladder truck was able to maintain enough control of the 65,000lb truck to bring it safely to a stop without injury or damage to any occupants or other motorists. Fire Chief Erin Janssens has ordered an immediate inspection of all fire apparatus that utilize the type of front end involved in todays accident.

*One additional photo has been uploaded courtesy of PF&R photographer Dick Harris.

**End of update






A fire was reported by a neighbor at SE 82nd and Lambert. First units arrived and reported heavy fire; one resident was discovered with injuries. Due to reports of drug activity in the basement of the home, fire crews were withdrawn from the residence so that the PF&R Haz-Mat team can investigate. The fire is out, but crews are waiting for the complete Haz-Mat investigation before proceeding with fire overhaul.

Media arriving should head Westbound on SE Lambert.
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SUV Stuck on MAX Track Leads to Stuckey's Arrest for DUII

SUV STUCK ON MAX TRACK LEADS TO STUCKEY'S ARREST FOR DUII


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 3:03 PM
RELEASE DATE: Feb. 27, 2014
CONTACT PERSON: Public Information Officer
CASE NUMBER: 14-702237


Gresham, Ore. - Butch Pearl Stuckey, 44, of Portland was arrested by Gresham police officers this morning after he drove an SUV 600 feet down a MAX track before getting stuck on the track's inner rail.

Officers responded to a 911 call at 8:00 a.m. regarding a white Ford Explorer stuck on the eastbound MAX track, east of the intersection of SE Stark St. and E Burnside St. Responding officers encountered the vehicle and its driver, Mr. Stuckey. A subsequent investigation found Mr. Stuckey to be under the influence of drugs and he was placed under arrest.

Eastbound MAX service was interrupted for approximately 30 minutes. Although the vehicle had to be towed away, the track did not appear to be damaged. The SUV does not belong to Mr. Stuckey and police are still determining who the rightful owner is.

Mr. Stuckey was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center, charged with DUII - Drugs, Reckless Driving, and Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

No additional information is available.

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Oregon Health Policy Board to meet March 4 in Portland

OREGON HEALTH POLICY BOARD TO MEET MARCH 4 IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 2:46 PM
So February 27, 2014
Contact: Alissa Robbins, 503-490-6590, alissa.robbins@state.or.us (media inquiries)
Ari Ettinger, 503-602-3906, ari.a.ettinger@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodations)

Oregon Health Policy Board to meet March 4 in Portland

What: The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting March 4 in Portland. The board will introduce two new members who are filling vacant seats. The focus of the meeting will be to solidify the board's 2014 work plan, including upcoming committee work, a discussion on Oregon Insurance Division metrics, and a review of the initial quarterly measurement dashboard. The board will also hear updates regarding the Transformation Center and the 2014 legislative session. Public testimony begins at 11:15 a.m.

When: Tuesday, March 4, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Market Square Building, ninth floor, 1515 SW 5th Ave., Portland. The meeting will also be available via live Web stream at http://bit.ly/1eBpckn. A link to the live stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2014-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

Agenda:
-Overview of OHPB's 2014 work plan
-Oregon Insurance Division presentation:
--Rate review overview
--Cost, Utilization, & Quality Metrics
-Proposed Measurement Framework: Initial Quarterly Dashboard
-Transformation Center update:
--CCO Transformation Plans milestones report
--Transformation Funds
-Legislative update: summary of February session
-Public testimony

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2014-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

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

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Minor Injury Traffic Crash into Creek - Highway 22 west of Detroit (Photo)

MINOR INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH INTO CREEK - HIGHWAY 22 WEST OF DETROIT (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 2:28 PM
Downloadable file: 022714.hwy22_mp39.jpg
Oregon State Police (OSP) and local emergency responders are on scene of a single vehicle minor injury crash along Highway 22 west of Detroit in which a passenger car traveled off the highway and into a creek. Two people are being transported with minor injuries.

Preliminary information indicates on February 27, 2014 at approximately 1:28 p.m., OSP, Marion County Sheriff's Office and local fire personnel were dispatched to a report of a vehicle in water off Highway 22 near Big Cliff Dam. Upon arrival they found the vehicle off the highway near milepost 39 in Sardine Creek in about 3 feet of water. The occupants were out of the vehicle on the bank.

According to Sergeant Mark Davie, a witness following the vehicle said it failed to negotiate a curve and drove straight off the highway into the creek. Two people will be transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. No names or other information available for this release.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Portland Murder Suspect Arrested in Las Vegas by FBI Criminal Apprehension Team (Photo)

PORTLAND MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN LAS VEGAS BY FBI CRIMINAL APPREHENSION TEAM (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 1:05 PM
Downloadable file: Lonnell_George_CCDC_Booking_Photo.jpg
23-year-old Lonnell Demarcus George, wanted for the March 2013 murder of 18-year-old Edward Jewell Paden Jr., was arrested on Wednesday February 26, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

George was arrested without incident by the Las Vegas FBI Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT) at an apartment in Las Vegas. The CAT is a task force comprised of Detectives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Henderson Police Department and Special Agents from the FBI.

Paden was killed at Northeast 60th Avenue and Killingsworth Street in the afternoon of March 27, 2013. Officers responded to 9-1-1 calls about a shooting at the Valero Gas Station and located Paden deceased.

George is in the custody of the Clark County (NV) Detention Center awaiting extradition to Oregon.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank Las Vegas FBI CAT for their assistance in this case.

Anyone with additional information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457 or rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: OR140 (east of Klamath Falls) remains closed at milepost 13 due to law enforcement activity. ODOT on scene. Detour via Poe Valley Road and OR 70. UPDATE

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Joint News Release by OSP and Wilsonville Police re Stolen Motorcycle and Crash (Photo)

JOINT NEWS RELEASE BY OSP AND WILSONVILLE POLICE RE STOLEN MOTORCYCLE AND CRASH (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 12:23 PM
Downloadable file: Motorcycle Departing
Downloadable file: Motorcycle at Crash
Downloadable file: Marion County Booking Photo
Hoffman, Jared Lee
Age 28
Marion County Sheriff Booking Photo

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An adult male is in custody Wednesday after stealing a motorcycle while its owner was at a Wilsonville gas station and then later being involved in a non-injury crash while attempting to elude police officers along Highway 99E near Gervais. He is also suspected of having left another stolen vehicle near the gas station

At 1:19 p.m. deputies with the Wilsonville Police Department responded to a report of a stolen motorcycle taken from the Chevron station located at 25410 SW 95th Avenue in Wilsonville. The owner of the motorcycle had been approached by a man at the gas station who struck up a conversation about his customized 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle. They had moved to a location in front of the business where they continued to talk and the suspect asked if he could sit on the motorcycle. The suspect used this opportunity to drive off on the motorcycle toward the south on Interstate 5.

(See attached photo of the suspect's departure.)

At approximately 1:22 p.m., OSP received simultaneous reports of the motorcycle theft and a citizen's driving complaint of a reckless motorcycle southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 278. The reckless motorcycle's description matched that of the reported stolen motorcycle.

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers headed north from Salem to find the stolen motorcycle. At approximately 1:40 p.m., Woodburn police and OSP spotted the stolen motorcycle off Interstate 5 near Highway 214. The motorcycle eluded Woodburn police and was last seen south on Highway 99E.

An OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper was headed northbound on Highway 99E in Gervais with emergency lights and siren activated. At approximately 1:45 p.m., a southbound pickup pulled toward the right shoulder to yield to the oncoming emergency vehicle when the motorcycle collided into the back of the pickup. The motorcycle operator was ejected and taken into custody by OSP and Woodburn police. He was checked at the scene but no injury was found requiring transport to a hospital.

Positive ID of suspect is pending. He is being transported to the OSP Salem Area Command office for follow up before being lodged in jail. Pending charges at this time are Felony Attempt to Elude, UUMV, and Reckless Driving.

(Photo of motorcycle at scene attached)

Further investigation led deputies from the Wilsonville Police Department to locate a stolen vehicle from Washington State in the parking lot of a restaurant that is adjacent to the gas station. An investigation to determine if this vehicle was left there by the same suspect is underway.
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Oregon Air National Guard Civil Engineers mobilize (Photo)

OREGON AIR NATIONAL GUARD CIVIL ENGINEERS MOBILIZE (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 12:11 PM
Downloadable file: 140210-Z-CH590-065.JPG
PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Portland, Ore.--Approximately 30 Citizen-Airmen from the 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Oregon Air National Guard, are scheduled to mobilize in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, during a ceremony at the Rosenbaum Hangar (Building 375) located at the Portland Air National Guard Base in Portland, Ore., on March 1, at 2:00 p.m.

The unit is scheduled to deploy to the Middle East for approximately six months. The primary mission of 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron is to provide civil engineer support for the bed down of personnel and aircraft worldwide. Key capabilities include construction, repair and maintenance of airfields, facilities, and infrastructure; fire and emergency services; as well as, explosive ordnance disposal.

The unit is also called upon to support civil recovery operations after natural and man-made disasters, assess damages, fight fires, mitigate hazards, provide emergency utilities, bed down military forces and disaster victims, repair damaged facilities, control and monitor contamination, and render safe unexploded ordnance.

For the past 45 years, the men and women of the 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron have faithfully performed their mission throughout the world on all seven continents. The 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron remains ready to support its community during state emergencies.


Photo Caption:
140210-Z-CH590-065.JPG
Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron work to remove snow and ice from the Portland Air National Guard Base, in Portland, Ore., Feb. 8, 2014. The February Unit Training Assembly was cancelled, but a small group from the unit worked over the weekend to keep the base running and the alert mission operational during the winter storm that hit the Pacific Northwest region. (Photo courtesy of Lt. Col. Jason Lay, 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron).
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: OR140 (east of Klamath Falls) remains closed at milepost 13 due to law enforcement activity. ODOT on scene. No detour at this time. UPDATE

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***Update*** New Info w/ photo and video: PF&R working on house fire in SE Portland (Photo)

***UPDATE*** NEW INFO W/ PHOTO AND VIDEO: PF&R WORKING ON HOUSE FIRE IN SE PORTLAND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 11:32 AM
Downloadable file: Video of fire at SE Lambert and 82nd
Downloadable file: Fire, SE Lambert and 82nd
A fire was reported by a neighbor at SE 82nd and Lambert. First units arrived and reported heavy fire; one resident was discovered with injuries. Due to reports of drug activity in the basement of the home, fire crews were withdrawn from the residence so that the PF&R Haz-Mat team can investigate. The fire is o ut, but crews are waiting for the complete Haz-Mat investigation before proceeding with fire overhaul.

Media arriving should head Westbound on SE Lambert.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: OR140 (east) closed at milepost 13 due to law enforcement activity. ODOT on scene. No detour at this time.

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PF&R working on house fire in SE Portland

PF&R WORKING ON HOUSE FIRE IN SE PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 10:50 AM
PF&R crews enroute to house fire at 8109 SE Lambert St. First units just arrived reporting heavy fire, possibly one injury. PIO responding.
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Stolen Car Crashes on Northeast Marine Drive - Two People Detained

STOLEN CAR CRASHES ON NORTHEAST MARINE DRIVE - TWO PEOPLE DETAINED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 10:35 AM
This morning, Thursday February 27, 2014, at 9:38 a.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a rollover crash on Northeast Marine Drive at 33rd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found a green Saturn sedan rolled down an embankment and two people outside the car. Medical personnel treated both for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers learned that the Saturn was a reported stolen so both adult occupants, a male and female, have been detained as the investigation continues.

Preliminary information indicates that the Saturn was traveling eastbound on Marine Drive in the westbound lanes and two oncoming vehicles swerved to avoid a collision. The two vehicles, a large box truck and an SUV, sideswiped the Saturn, which then hit a guardrail and rolled down the embankment.

Traffic on Marine Drive is getting through on one lane but will be reopened within 30 minutes after tow trucks respond and tow the SUV and the Saturn.

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OSP Detectives Arrest Grants Pass Man on Sex Abuse Charges (Photo)

OSP DETECTIVES ARREST GRANTS PASS MAN ON SEX ABUSE CHARGES (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 9:14 AM
Downloadable file: Gebhard.jpg
Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives arrested a 64-year old Grants Pass man Monday on sex abuse allegations involving a juvenile age victim following a week-long investigation.

On February 24, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., OSP detectives arrested FRANS A. GEBHARD, age 64, at his residence. GEBHARD was lodged in the Josephine County Jail for Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (2 counts) and Attempted Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (2 counts). Initial bail was set at $50,000.

OSP detectives began the investigation February 13, 2014 into allegations that GEBHARD was sexually abusing a known 10-year old juvenile male during the last two years. There is no evidence or information at this time of other victims.

Questions regarding this case should be directed to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

Photograph Source - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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Vancouver Fatal Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

VANCOUVER FATAL HIT AND RUN SUSPECT ARRESTED


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 8:35 AM
On February 26, 2014 Vancouver Police were notified by Camas Police that they located and arrested Jessica B. Van Wechel, 30, of Camas. Van Wechel is the suspect in the fatal hit and run collision that occurred on October 28, 2013 at Mill Plain Blvd./105th Avenue. Stephen D. Dewey, 65, of Vancouver, was using a walker to cross Mill Plain Blvd. when he was struck by a vehicle that left the scene. Mr. Dewey later died of his injuries.

Vancouver Police developed probable cause for Van Wechel as the suspect in that crime and notified area law enforcement. At approximately 9:50 p.m., Camas Police conducted a traffic stop on Van Wechel and booked her into the Clark County Jail on Driving While License Suspended III and Hit and Run Injury or Fatality.

The investigation is continuing and no further information is available at this time.
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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Attn: Hwy 97 Wasco/Sherman Co - 2 Non-inj Truck Crashes north of Shaniko not blocking. Icy roads. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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Red Cross Responds To Fire In Lane County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO FIRE IN LANE COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 6:47 AM
On Thursday, February 27, 2014, at  3:41 AM Disaster Action Team volunteers responded to a dlarge fire in the 5600 hundred block of Daisy St in Springfield, OR. This multi-family fire affected 4 adults and 1 infant. Red Cross provided food, lodging, comfort kit, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.


Tom Traver
communications volunteer
Thomtra@aol.com
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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Update per ODOT - I84 open MP 216 - 265 and WB lanes MP 378 - 302 open after earlier closures. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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Red Cross Responds To Salem Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SALEM FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 1:53 AM
On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 11:23 PM the Red Cross responders responded to a residential fire in the 3900 hundred block of Ward Dr NE in Salem OR.This single-family fire affected 1 adult. Red Cross provided food, lodging, comfort kit, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.


Tom Traver
Communications Volunteer
Thomtra@aol.com
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Red Cross Responds To Vancouver Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO VANCOUVER FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2014 1:48 AM
On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at approximately 2:30 PM Disaster Action Team members responded to an apartment fire in the 5000 block of NE 82nd Avenue in Vancouver, Washington.

This multi-family affected 6 adults, 1 child, and 2 animals. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, seasonal garments, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.

Tom Traver
Communications volunteer
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Daugherty family, family of disabled kidnap victim, issues statement

DAUGHERTY FAMILY, FAMILY OF DISABLED KIDNAP VICTIM, ISSUES STATEMENT


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: February 26th, 2014 10:28 PM
Gresham, Ore -The Daugherty family issued a statement to Gresham Police that they asked be disseminated to media. The statement came from the parents of Michael Daugherty who was rescued by Gresham Police last week after being held captive in a Gresham apartment. Below is their statement:

Our family has been going through a difficult time with the recent incident involving our son Michael. We are thankful for everybody's concern. However, we ask media to please respect our privacy during this difficult time. We hope you all understand how stressful this time has been for our family. We respectfully decline to give any additional statements, nor do we wish to appear on-camera or do any interviews.

Thank you for your understanding and for allowing us this time to heal.

Signed--
The Daugherty Family


The above is the complete statement as provided to GPD. Gresham Police has no further comment on this and there are no new developments in the case.
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Update: Name Released - Arrest of Suspect After Stealing Motorcycle at Wilsonville-area Gas Pumps & Attempting to Elude Police (Photo)

UPDATE: NAME RELEASED - ARREST OF SUSPECT AFTER STEALING MOTORCYCLE AT WILSONVILLE-AREA GAS PUMPS & ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE POLICE (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: February 26th, 2014 7:47 PM
Downloadable file: Suspect_Departing_I.jpg
(The following is a joint news release from Wilsonville Police Department and Oregon State Police)

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A Washington man is in custody Wednesday after stealing a motorcycle while its owner was at a Wilsonville gas station and then later being involved in a non-injury crash while attempting to elude police officers along Highway 99E near Gervais. He is also suspected of having left another stolen vehicle near the gas station. The suspect's name is released in this update after he was positively identified and lodged in Marion County Jail.

On February 26, 2014 at approximately 1:19 p.m., deputies with the Wilsonville Police Department responded to a report of a stolen motorcycle taken from the Chevron station located at 25410 SW 95th Avenue in Wilsonville. The owner of the motorcycle was approached by a man at the gas station who struck up a conversation about his customized 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle. They moved to a location in front of the business where they continued to talk and the suspect asked if he could sit on the motorcycle. The suspect used this opportunity to drive off on the motorcycle toward the south on Interstate 5.

At approximately 1:22 p.m., OSP received simultaneous reports of the motorcycle theft from Wilsonville Police Department and a citizen's driving complaint of a reckless motorcycle southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 278. The reckless motorcycle's description matched that of the reported stolen motorcycle.

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers headed north from Salem to find the stolen motorcycle. At approximately 1:40 p.m., Woodburn police and OSP spotted the stolen motorcycle off Interstate 5 near Highway 219. The motorcycle eluded Woodburn police and was last seen south on Highway 99E.

An OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper was headed northbound on Highway 99E in Gervais with emergency lights and siren activated. At approximately 1:45 p.m., a southbound pickup pulled toward the right shoulder to yield to the oncoming emergency vehicle when the motorcycle collided into the back of the pickup. The suspect operating the stolen motorcycle was ejected and taken into custody by OSP and Woodburn police. He was checked at the scene and found to have minor injuries not requiring transport to a hospital.

The suspect was identified as JARED LEE HOFFMAN, age 28, from Lynnwood, Washington. HOFFMAN was lodged at the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Reckless Driving
* DUII - Drugs
* Felony Attempt to Elude from Police
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Heroin

Further investigation led deputies from the Wilsonville Police Department to locate a stolen vehicle from Washington State in the parking lot of a restaurant that is adjacent to the gas station. The investigation indicates it was left there by the suspect before stealing the motorcycle.

No photograph of HOFFMAN is available on the Marion County Sheriff's Office jail website at this time.

Photograph provided with this news release was obtained by Wilsonville Police Department showing the suspect leaving the gas pumps on the stolen motorcycle.

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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-84 is closed Eastbound and Westbound between Exit 216 (7 miles east of Pendleton) and Exit 265 in La Grande due to dense fog and zero visibility in the Cabbage Hill and Meacham area. Use alternate route if available. Expect extended delays and possible freeway closures moving to Baker City and Ontario areas if/when La Grande becomes plugged with stranded motorists. Check TripCheck.com for update conditions.

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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Per ODOT, I84 WB & EB Closed Due to Weather MP 216 - 265. Traffic Updates www.TripCheck.com.

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Vancouver's March 12 State of the City Address celebrates "Our Vision. Our Legacy. Our Vancouver." (Photo)

VANCOUVER'S MARCH 12 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS CELEBRATES "OUR VISION. OUR LEGACY. OUR VANCOUVER." (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: February 26th, 2014 4:54 PM
Downloadable file: 2014 State of the City Invite
Downloadable file: Mayor Tim Leavitt
Contact: Barbara Ayers, Communications Manager, (360) 487-8614
E-mail: barbara.ayers@cityofvancouver.us

On Wednesday, March 12, Vancouver Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt will return to his Alma Mater, Fort Vancouver High School, to deliver the 2014 State of the City Address, "Our Vision. Our Legacy. Our Vancouver."

This free public event will occur from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Fort Vancouver High School Auditorium, 5700 East 18th St. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

The Mayor's annual event will celebrate the achievements, growth and progress the City of Vancouver and the community have experienced over the past year and during recent years in adjusting to the new economy. Leavitt will share changes to City business operations that will have a lasting impact on the community. He will describe the City's and his own vision and focus for the future, highlighting a new chapter in history to be developed by the end of the decade.

The address will stream live online at www.cvtv.org, and live commentary from the event will also be posted on Facebook and tweeted on Twitter with the hashtag #VanSOC. It will also broadcast live on CVTV cable channel 23. The event will also replay on cable TV and be available on demand for streaming afterwards at www.cvtv.org.

The City will collect donations at the event for the Clark County Skills Center Foundation, Mayor Leavitt's designated event charity. More information about the Skills Center Foundation can be found on their website at http://ccscfoundation.com.

To reserve your seat, please RSVP to CityHallRSVP@cityofvancouver.us.
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Joint News Release by OSP and Wilsonville Police re Stolen Motorcycle and Crash (Photo)

JOINT NEWS RELEASE BY OSP AND WILSONVILLE POLICE RE STOLEN MOTORCYCLE AND CRASH (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: February 26th, 2014 3:22 PM
Downloadable file: Motorcycle Departing
Downloadable file: Motorcycle at Crash
An adult male is in custody Wednesday after stealing a motorcycle while its owner was at a Wilsonville gas station and then later being involved in a non-injury crash while attempting to elude police officers along Highway 99E near Gervais. He is also suspected of having left another stolen vehicle near the gas station

At 1:19 p.m. deputies with the Wilsonville Police Department responded to a report of a stolen motorcycle taken from the Chevron station located at 25410 SW 95th Avenue in Wilsonville. The owner of the motorcycle had been approached by a man at the gas station who struck up a conversation about his customized 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle. They had moved to a location in front of the business where they continued to talk and the suspect asked if he could sit on the motorcycle. The suspect used this opportunity to drive off on the motorcycle toward the south on Interstate 5.

(See attached photo of the suspect's departure.)

At approximately 1:22 p.m., OSP received simultaneous reports of the motorcycle theft and a citizen's driving complaint of a reckless motorcycle southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 278. The reckless motorcycle's description matched that of the reported stolen motorcycle.

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers headed north from Salem to find the stolen motorcycle. At approximately 1:40 p.m., Woodburn police and OSP spotted the stolen motorcycle off Interstate 5 near Highway 214. The motorcycle eluded Woodburn police and was last seen south on Highway 99E.

An OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper was headed northbound on Highway 99E in Gervais with emergency lights and siren activated. At approximately 1:45 p.m., a southbound pickup pulled toward the right shoulder to yield to the oncoming emergency vehicle when the motorcycle collided into the back of the pickup. The motorcycle operator was ejected and taken into custody by OSP and Woodburn police. He was checked at the scene but no injury was found requiring transport to a hospital.

Positive ID of suspect is pending. He is being transported to the OSP Salem Area Command office for follow up before being lodged in jail. Pending charges at this time are Felony Attempt to Elude, UUMV, and Reckless Driving.

(Photo of motorcycle at scene attached)

Further investigation led deputies from the Wilsonville Police Department to locate a stolen vehicle from Washington State in the parking lot of a restaurant that is adjacent to the gas station. An investigation to determine if this vehicle was left there by the same suspect is underway.
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UPDATE: Portland Police respond to shooting in Southeast Portland

UPDATE: PORTLAND POLICE RESPOND TO SHOOTING IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: February 26th, 2014 1:57 PM
The victim in this case has been identified as Jordon Perkins, a 26-year-old male. He is recovering at an area hospital.

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This evening, February 23, 2014, at 7:49 p.m. East Precinct officers responded to the area of S.E. 73rd avenue and S.E. Powell Blvd. Officers arrived and learned a 26-year-old male had been shot while inside his apartment. The victim's injuries are non-life-threatening. He was transported to an area hospital.

Early reports indicate that the victim had been inside his home when multiple rounds were fired into the apartment from the outside. There is no suspect information at this time and no one is in custody. Investigators are responding to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
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Update: Names Released, Additional Arrests Made After Feb. 25 Elude & Search in Jefferson County (Photo)

UPDATE: NAMES RELEASED, ADDITIONAL ARRESTS MADE AFTER FEB. 25 ELUDE & SEARCH IN JEFFERSON COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: February 26th, 2014 12:53 PM
Downloadable file: Eldred_Allison.jpg
Downloadable file: Eldred_Nicholas.jpg
Following the arrest of two people Tuesday related to a search after an attempt to elude in a remote area of south Jefferson County, Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team, arrested 3 more people including the third person who had avoided capture earl ier. The names of the persons arrested are released in this update as the investigation is continuing.

Updated information indicates on February 25, 2014 at approximately 10:32 a.m., an OSP sergeant attempted to stop a green 1999 Dodge Intrepid displaying Washington license plates for traveling 75 mph in a 55 mph speed zone on Highway 97 near milepost 101 south of Madras. The driver failed to yield and attempted to elude OSP, turning off Highway 97 onto SW Bear Drive where the sergeant lost sight of the vehicle.

OSP notified other law enforcement agencies as additional OSP personnel responded to the area. About an hour later, vehicle tracks were found west of SE Jasper Road near SE Imbler Lane and the confirmed stolen vehicle was located unoccupied about 12:07 p.m.

With the assistance of Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Warm Springs Police Department K-9, OSP troopers continued searching the area. At approximately 1:30 p.m., three suspects were located. One of the suspects, an adult male, fled on foot while officers took the two people into custody. At approximately 2:30 p.m., OSP and assisting officers concluded the area search without finding the third suspect at that time.

The female driver was identified as ALLISON MAYE ELDRED, age 31, from Vancouver, Washington. She was arrested as a Fugitive from Justice based upon a Washington State warrant held by Department of Corrections for Escape from Community Custody. She was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail.

The male arrested was identified as NICHOLAS S. ELDRED, age 34, from SE Portland. He was lodged in Jefferson County Jail for Conspiracy to Possess and Manufacture a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine. OSP seized approximately 50 grams of methamphetamine associated with this incident.

During the evening, OSP troopers, with the assistance of CODE team members, identified the other male who fled during the initial area search. DUSTIN JAMES NASH, age 42, from LaPine, was arrested by OSP and CODE during a traffic stop north of Terrebonne. The ongoing investigation learned NASH called and arranged to be picked up by two friends as he tried to avoid capture. NASH was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Unlawful Possession, Distribution, and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

The two people in the vehicle with NASH were arrested for Hindering Prosecution. They were identified as BENJAMIN DEAN MORGANTI, age 45, and JULIA LYNN PINCKNEY, age 42, both from LaPine.

An investigation is continuing and no other information is being released at this time. Additional charges may be pending.

Photograph Sources:
Allison Eldred - Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Nicholas Eldred - Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
No photographs available of other persons listed

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Newberg-Dundee Ranked 4th Safest Cities in Oregon

NEWBERG-DUNDEE RANKED 4TH SAFEST CITIES IN OREGON


News Release from Newberg-Dundee Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: February 26th, 2014 12:50 PM
The Newberg-Dundee Police Department is extremely pleased to announce that the combined cities of Newberg and Dundee have been ranked the 4th, safest place in Oregon by Movoto Real Estate. Movoto is an online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo California, which has been recognized for its unique approach to city-based research by major news organizations such as Forbes and CBS News.

http://www.movoto.com/or/safest-places-in-oregon/

National recognition as the 4th safest place in Oregon is an unquestionable benefit not only for our citizens, but for all facets of Newberg and Dundee such as, local businesses, prospective business, George Fox University, the Newberg School District, the Chamber of Commerce, tourism and the real estate market.

Without adequate staffing a police department cannot fully implement enforcement programs and processes which reduce crime and the fear of crime. The police department recognizes its success in making Newberg and Dundee a safe place to live, raise a family, own a business, visit or attend school is to some extent made possible because of the Newberg and Dundee City Council's commitment to Public Safety. Both City Council's as well as Mayor Andrews and Mayor Crawford have positioned police officer staffing as a top priority which is a contributing factor in making Newberg and Dundee an attractive, safe place to live.

Additionally, the police department would like to thank the Newberg-Dundee citizens, businesses, George Fox University and the school district for their support and contributions.


For comments or questions please contact the Chief Brian Casey at 503-537-1280
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