Monday, March 31, 2014

Gunfire Erupts at Family Disturbance (Photo)

GUNFIRE ERUPTS AT FAMILY DISTURBANCE (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 11:17 PM
Downloadable file: 2/5/2014 booking photo
March 31, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man after he barged into a family member's home allegedly to cause harm. The resident shot at the man with his handgun before the man fled.

On March 31, 2014, at 8:35 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence located at 5500 block of SW 170th Avenue in the community of Aloha. It was reported that Albert Leggett, 43, from Aloha barged into the residence to have a confrontation with Samuel Poulson, 23, who lives at the house. Samuel Poulson reportedly shot at Mr. Leggett once from his handgun after repeated commands for Mr. Leggett to leave were ignored. Albert Leggett immediately fled the residence and was not struck by the bullet.

Deputies were able to quickly secure the handgun, contain the scene, and gather information to the whereabouts of Mr. Leggett. He was located at Buddy's Sports Bar at SW 185th Avenue and SW Farmington Road. He was detained without incident.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. It was reported that Mr. Leggett is Mr. Poulson's wife's uncle. There allegedly has been a family disagreement that had been brewing over a period of time and Mr. Leggett came in the residence uninvited to confront Mr. Poulson about the issue.

Albert Leggett was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail charged with First Degree Burglary, and Second Degree Criminal Mischief. He is held on $50,000 bail.
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Family disturbance ends with man being shot at

FAMILY DISTURBANCE ENDS WITH MAN BEING SHOT AT


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 9:55 PM
Today at 8:35 p.m. Sheriff's Deputies were called to a residence in the area of SW 170th Ave and SW Farmington Rd. This was between extended family members. One shot was fired from a handgun at a person that does not live at the residence but nobody was struck. There is one person in custody and deputies are investigating the incident.

More information will be forthcoming later tonight in a press release.
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Longview Firefighters Score High Marks - Stairclimb Fundraising Champions - By the Numbers! (Photo)

LONGVIEW FIREFIGHTERS SCORE HIGH MARKS - STAIRCLIMB FUNDRAISING CHAMPIONS - BY THE NUMBERS! (PHOTO)


News Release from Longview Police & Fire
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 8:25 PM
Downloadable file: Bergquist Lasee Mann Jone
Downloadable file: Mann Bergquist Lasee Jones
Downloadable file: Mann Bergquist Lasee Jones
Downloadable file: Bergquist Lasee Mann Jone
Downloadable file: Mann Bergquist Lasee Jones
Downloadable file: Mann Bergquist Lasee Jones
On March 9, 2014 firefighters from 282 different fire departments from all across the America and 4 Countries numbering 1653 strong gathered at the Columbia Center (formerly the bank of America Tower) in downtown Seattle to participate in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. The firefighters, dressed in full personal protective clothing and equipped with a self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) would ascend 69 flights of stairs, completing a total of 1311 steps to an overall vertical climb of 788 feet - ultimately landing on the Observation Deck overlooking the City of Seattle. The motto for these industrial athletes: Climb, Conquer, and Cure; raising critical funds for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and Myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Last year this event raised a record 1.44 million dollars for blood-cancer research and patient services.
This year, for the 7th consecutive year, Longview Fire Department put together a four person team to support this endeavor. The team included Master Firefighter Eric Bergquist, Firefighter Mike Mann, Firefighter Graham Lasee, and Firefighter/ Paramedic Dan Jones. Collectively their overall team performance total-time was 55:58, ranking them #76 out of 188 teams. The fasted team clocked out at 37:35, while the last team to complete the race finished in 2:30:24.
Team Captain Eric Bergquist, who has performed in the last 7 years, clocked a very quick 15:56, placing him 105th overall. Firefighter Graham Lasee, who entered his 5th race, ran a brisk 18:34. Mike Mann, who entered his 4th year ran a 21:29; he placed 45th in his age bracket and 744 overall. Firefighter/ Paramedic Dan Jones ran a 23:53 earning him 995th .
March 31st is the last official day of collections for the fundraising efforts, and at the issuance of this Press Release the Longview Firefighter Foursome is positioned to capture the #1 per capita (average donations per member) designation, raising an impressive $13,572.00 as a team...or $3393.00 per member.
Chief Fundraiser for the team is Firefighter Mike Mann, who leaned upon personal stories involving his mother, his cousin, and his best childhood friend, all who faced life altering bouts with Leukemia and Lymphoma . Living through these close-to-the-heart scenarios inspired Mike to raise an amazing $10,690.00... putting him in the top 5 fundraisers for 2014.
The motto for the City of Longview Fire Department is Quality Service and Timely Response. The Stairclimb team epitomized this vision competing honorably with a 55:58 overall time, and raising $13,572.00, all in the name of charity. Firefighter Mike Mann says it best, "I can't wait for next year"!
* Attached photos read members left to right
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Vancouver Police Seek Assistance to Locate Missing Teen (Photo) (UPDATE 2: LOCATED)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK ASSISTANCE TO LOCATE MISSING TEEN (PHOTO) (UPDATE 2: LOCATED)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 7:32 PM
Downloadable file: V14-4644.jpg
*** UPDATE 2 ***

Lorenzo Gordon has been located by VPD. He is safe and being reunited with family.

*** UPDATE 1 ***

Contact was made with Lorenzo Gordon, no longer considered missing/endangered. Considered runaway. Still outstanding. If seen contact the Vancouver Police Department.

***


On March 31, 2014, Vancouver Police responded to the 700 block of SE 139th Avenue for the report of a missing/runaway teen, Lorenzo C. Gordon, 13, was last seen on March 30, 2014 at approximately 9:00 pm. It appears that Lorenzo left his residence sometime during the night and was discovered missing by family members this morning. He has some developmental delays and functions at a level below his age. He previously resided in the 3400 block of NE 66th Ave and may try to travel back to that location.

Lorenzo is a light-skinned black male, 5'2", 100 lbs., brown eyes, short black hair, believed to be wearing a black shirt and black shorts or pants, unknown if he was wearing shoes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lorenzo Gordon is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department or 911.
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Vancouver Police Seek Assistance to Locate Missing Teen (Photo) (UPDATE 1)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK ASSISTANCE TO LOCATE MISSING TEEN (PHOTO) (UPDATE 1)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 7:08 PM
Downloadable file: V14-4644.jpg
*** UPDATE ***

Contact was made with Lorenzo Gordon, no longer considered missing/endangered. Considered runaway. Still outstanding. If seen contact the Vancouver Police Department.

***


On March 31, 2014, Vancouver Police responded to the 700 block of SE 139th Avenue for the report of a missing/runaway teen, Lorenzo C. Gordon, 13, was last seen on March 30, 2014 at approximately 9:00 pm. It appears that Lorenzo left his residence sometime during the night and was discovered missing by family members this morning. He has some developmental delays and functions at a level below his age. He previously resided in the 3400 block of NE 66th Ave and may try to travel back to that location.

Lorenzo is a light-skinned black male, 5'2", 100 lbs., brown eyes, short black hair, believed to be wearing a black shirt and black shorts or pants, unknown if he was wearing shoes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lorenzo Gordon is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department or 911.
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Hermiston Police & OSP Asking For Public's Help to Find Missing Hermiston Man (Photo)

HERMISTON POLICE & OSP ASKING FOR PUBLIC'S HELP TO FIND MISSING HERMISTON MAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 6:18 PM
Downloadable file: PATTERSON.JPG
Hermiston Police Department and Oregon State Police are asking for the public's help to find a 59-year old Hermiston-area man reported missing under suspicious circumstances after his car was found Monday morning in a parking lot to the foot bridge on the westbound side of the Interstate 82 over the Columbia River.

On Monday morning, March 31, 2014, Hermiston Police Department was contacted by a family member of ALVIN LEE PATTERSON, age 59, from Hermiston. Hermiston police subsequently took a missing person report after his vehicle was found parked at the bottom of the path to the foot bridge on the westbound side of the Interstate 82 bridge. The car contained his personal property, identification and cellphone.

PATTERSON is described as a white male, 5'5", 160 lbs, short black hair, and was last known to be wearing a navy blue shirt and tan pants. (Oregon DMV photo is provided with this release)

Hermiston Police Department and Oregon State Police are asking to speak with anyone who saw a man matching PATTERSON's description in the parking lot or walking on the footbridge Monday morning between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., or anyone with related information regarding this missing person investigation to Hermiston Police Department Officer Robert Guerrero or OSP Trooper Jerrad Little through OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4660.

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Red Cross Opens Shelter following Plymouth, Washington Gas Explosion

RED CROSS OPENS SHELTER FOLLOWING PLYMOUTH, WASHINGTON GAS EXPLOSION


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 5:23 PM
Volunteers and staff members from the Cascades Region of the American Red Cross responded to the gas explosion in Plymouth, Wash today by opening a shelter at the Umatilla County Fairgrounds. The shelter is available for residents who have been displaced by Monday's disaster, and volunteers at the shelter are providing food, water, lodging, comfort kits and information to local residents about the disaster. For people seeking more information, please visit Thompson Hall at the Umatilla County Fairgrounds located at 515 W. Orchard Ave. in Hermiston or call 1-800-680-1455.
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Water project on Main Street unearths old infrastructure

WATER PROJECT ON MAIN STREET UNEARTHS OLD INFRASTRUCTURE


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 3:56 PM
While installing a new 8-inch water main in Main Street, contractors for the City of Vancouver today uncovered an old cistern, about 16 feet in diameter and 12 feet deep, used an estimated 75-100 years ago to collect stormwater runoff for fire suppression.

About 90 cubic yards of stabilizing material, just over a dozen loads of controlled density fill - a type of concrete - is being brought in to fill up the deep hole beneath the street. The stabilizing fix is expected to be completed quickly, so work on the water main installation can resume.

"When working underground in the oldest areas of a city, you can encounter the unexpected," said Dan Swensen, Vancouver Public Works Construction and Engineering Manager. "Over the years, we've discovered old trolley lines, wood-stave water lines and wooden telephone conduit buried deep beneath the streets, along with other abandoned infrastructure."

Work on the installation of the new 8-inch water main line in Main Street, between 12th and 15th streets, began March 24. Integrity Excavating of Battle Ground is the City's contractor and lowest responsive bidder for this project. The new, larger-diameter line will provide improved water distribution and fire flows in the area, and resolve maintenance issues and service interruptions related to the old, aging 4-inch-diameter main line, also about 100 years old.

Traffic disruptions are being minimized to the extent possible for this downtown Vancouver project. However, drivers are asked to be prepared for delays and watch for traffic changes.

The water main replacement project is anticipated to be completed by the end of April.
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UPDATED w/ CORRECT CHARGES -- 3:45 p.m. UPDATE -- VICTIM AND SUSPECT IDs -- Clackamas County Sheriff's office investigating a reported stabbing (Photo)

UPDATED W/ CORRECT CHARGES -- 3:45 P.M. UPDATE -- VICTIM AND SUSPECT IDS -- CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING A REPORTED STABBING (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 3:53 PM
Downloadable file: George Gardea
UPDATE (March 31, 2014 3 p.m.) -- VICTIM AND SUSPECT IDs

[UPDATED: The charge is Murder, not Homicide. Amended below.]

The victim in this case has been identified as Marcos Fielder, age 21, from Portland. The Clackamas County Medical Examiner has identified the cause of death as homicide from multiple sharp force injuries.

The suspect in this case is George Gardea, age 24, from Portland. He has been booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Murder, Assault in the 1st Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. This is a no-bail charge. A booking photo is attached.

The suspect and victim were not known to each other prior to today. They reportedly met at a party and at some point were involved in an altercation.

##END UPDATE##
___________________

EARLIER 3/31 6:15am:

The stabbing victim in this case is deceased. The identity will be released at a later time. Detectives have a person of interest detained for questioning. Investigators are still on scene processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses.

The incident occurred at a party with several people in attendance.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-8484.

##END UPDATE##
______________

EARLIER:

On 03-30-14 at about 11:52 pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a disturbance in the area of 9009 SE Causey Ave. The caller reported that someone had been stabbed. Responding deputies arrived and located one injured man, whose name and condition are not being released at this time.

Based on witness accounts, the suspect fled to a nearby apartment. Law enforcement professionals surrounded the apartment and tried to make contact with the suspect as he was seen exiting. The suspect did not interact with the police, and barricaded himself inside. The Clackamas County SWAT team has been called out and is currently working to resolve the situation.

Detectives are investigating this developing situation, and no additional information is available at this time.
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Vancouver Police Seek Assistance to Locate Missing Teen (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK ASSISTANCE TO LOCATE MISSING TEEN (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 3:50 PM
Downloadable file: V14-4644.jpg
On March 31, 2014, Vancouver Police responded to the 700 block of SE 139th Avenue for the report of a missing/runaway teen, Lorenzo C. Gordon, 13, was last seen on March 30, 2014 at approximately 9:00 pm. It appears that Lorenzo left his residence sometime during the night and was discovered missing by family members this morning. He has some developmental delays and functions at a level below his age. He previously resided in the 3400 block of NE 66th Ave and may try to travel back to that location.

Lorenzo is a light-skinned black male, 5'2", 100 lbs., brown eyes, short black hair, believed to be wearing a black shirt and black shorts or pants, unknown if he was wearing shoes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lorenzo Gordon is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department or 911.
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3:45 p.m. UPDATE -- VICTIM AND SUSPECT IDs -- Clackamas County Sheriff's office investigating a reported stabbing (Photo)

3:45 P.M. UPDATE -- VICTIM AND SUSPECT IDS -- CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING A REPORTED STABBING (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 3:44 PM
Downloadable file: George Gardea
UPDATE (March 31, 2014 3 p.m.) -- VICTIM AND SUSPECT IDs

The victim in this case has been identified as Marcos Fielder, age 21, from Portland. The Clackamas County Medical Examiner has identified the cause of death as homicide from multiple sharp force injuries.

The suspect in this case is George Gardea, age 24, from Portland. He has been booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Homicide, Assault in the 1st Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. This is a no-bail charge. A booking photo is attached.

The suspect and victim were not known to each other prior to today. They reportedly met at a party and at some point were involved in an altercation.

##END UPDATE##
___________________

EARLIER 3/31 6:15am:

The stabbing victim in this case is deceased. The identity will be released at a later time. Detectives have a person of interest detained for questioning. Investigators are still on scene processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses.

The incident occurred at a party with several people in attendance.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-8484.

##END UPDATE##
______________

EARLIER:

On 03-30-14 at about 11:52 pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a disturbance in the area of 9009 SE Causey Ave. The caller reported that someone had been stabbed. Responding deputies arrived and located one injured man, whose name and condition are not being released at this time.

Based on witness accounts, the suspect fled to a nearby apartment. Law enforcement professionals surrounded the apartment and tried to make contact with the suspect as he was seen exiting. The suspect did not interact with the police, and barricaded himself inside. The Clackamas County SWAT team has been called out and is currently working to resolve the situation.

Detectives are investigating this developing situation, and no additional information is available at this time.
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Update #2: Added Charge - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Banks (Photo)

UPDATE #2: ADDED CHARGE - SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 26 NEAR BANKS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 1:50 PM
Downloadable file: 033114.hwy26_mp51.1.JPG
Downloadable file: 033114.hwy26_mp51.2.JPG
(Note: ALLEN also cited for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamephetamine after a small amount was found on her personal property while being treated at hospital)

***

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Monday morning's serious injury traffic that occurred along Highway 26 near Banks. The name of the Toyota's driver is released in this update.

Preliminary information indicates on March 31, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by JOY DE'ANN ALLEN, age 35, from Beaverton, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 51 when it crossed into the eastbound lane and crashed into the left front corner of an eastbound 2007 Freightliner truck.

ALLEN and her 2-year old daughter were extricated by firefighters. ALLEN was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries. The child was transported to the same hospital by ground ambulance with minor injuries.

The truck's driver, GREGORY P. KOSTRBA, age 66, from Wilsonville, received minor injury but refused medical care at the scene.

Subsequent to the preliminary investigation, ALLEN was cited to appear in Washington County Circuit Court for:

* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (2 counts)
* Assault in the Fourth Degree (2 counts)
* No Operators License

OSP was assisted at the scene by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Banks Fire District, and ODOT. Highway 26 was closed with a detour in place for over 3 hours. Trooper Will Brindza is the lead investigator.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Update: Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Banks (Photo)

UPDATE: SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 26 NEAR BANKS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 1:46 PM
Downloadable file: 033114.hwy26_mp51.1.JPG
Downloadable file: 033114.hwy26_mp51.2.JPG
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Monday morning's serious injury traffic that occurred along Highway 26 near Banks. The name of the Toyota's driver is released in this update.

Preliminary information indicates on March 31, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by JOY DE'ANN ALLEN, age 35, from Beaverton, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 51 when it crossed into the eastbound lane and crashed into the left front corner of an eastbound 2007 Freightliner truck.

ALLEN and her 2-year old daughter were extricated by firefighters. ALLEN was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries. The child was transported to the same hospital by ground ambulance with minor injuries.

The truck's driver, GREGORY P. KOSTRBA, age 66, from Wilsonville, received minor injury but refused medical care at the scene.

Subsequent to the preliminary investigation, ALLEN was cited to appear in Washington County Circuit Court for:

* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (2 counts)
* Assault in the Fourth Degree (2 counts)
* No Operators License

OSP was assisted at the scene by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Banks Fire District, and ODOT. Highway 26 was closed with a detour in place for over 3 hours. Trooper Will Brindza is the lead investigator.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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--UPDATE--The Good Samaritan that assisted Corporal Crecelius has been identified

--UPDATE--THE GOOD SAMARITAN THAT ASSISTED CORPORAL CRECELIUS HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 1:45 PM
-UPDATE-

March 31, 2014--The Good Samaritan that assisted Corporal Crecelius has been identified.

The unknown man that assisted Corporal Crecelius pull Mark Vanvleck from the burning Jeep has been identified as Nickolas Kingston, 22, originally from Forest Grove and currently enlisted in the US Navy in Oak Harbor Washington. He has agreed to talk to the media. Please call me for his contact information.



PRESS RELEASE
Case #14-504627

Off-Duty Deputy Rescues Two People from Burning Vehicle

March 30, 2014--A vehicle crashed at a high rate of speed and burst into flames. There were three occupants, two of them were unconscious. The vehicle caught fire as an off-duty Washington County Deputy Sheriff pulled the unconscious occupants from the vehicle.

On March 29, 2014, at 8:11 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW Springhill Road, north of the intersection of SW Laurelwood Road, concerning a serious single vehicle crash. This is east of the community of Gaston.

A 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee was northbound on SW Springhill Road traveling at a high speed when it crashed. The Jeep sped through a stop sign at SW Laurelwood Road then left the roadway striking two drainage culverts and two trees before coming to rest. The jeep crashed with enough forward force to separate the engine and transmission from the body. The transmission was launched 46 feet down the roadway from the Jeep.

The Jeep landed upright and began burning as Christian Bandmann, 23, who was seated in the rear, escaped from the right rear door.

Off-duty Washington County Sheriff's Corporal Cheryl Crecelius came upon the scene moments after the Jeep crashed. Corporal Crecelius saw the driver and front passenger were unconscious as the fire began encroaching into the passenger area. She realized there was a very short window of time to rescue them before the fire took their lives. The Jeep received extensive damage and all of the doors were jammed closed except the right rear door.

Corporal Crecelius unfastened the seatbelt and pulled Jason Eaton, 25, from the front passenger seat backwards through the right rear door as the Jeep filled with smoke. She placed him on the ground a safe distance from the fire that was rapidly consuming the vehicle. He was regaining consciousness as she raced to free the unconscious driver.

Corporal Crecelius unfastened Mark Vanvleck's seatbelt as she attempted to pull him backwards out of the same rear door. The fire had consumed the entire engine compartment and flames were breaching through the floorboard area as the smoke began to get very thick in the passenger area. Mark Vanvleck's legs were pinned between the dash and seat making it impossible for Corporal Crecelius to pull him to freedom. She crawled back out of the vehicle to get assistance. There was an unidentified man in his 20's that stopped and helped by getting back into the burning vehicle with Corporal Crecelius. Together they were able to free Mr. Vanvleck, 25, from the vehicle moments before it was fully engulfed in flames. He remained unconscious until Gaston Fire Department personnel arrived and were able to revive him.

Christian Bandmann was transported to OHSU by Lifeflight. Jason Eaton and Mark Vanvleck were both transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital. All three men received non life-threatening injuries.

Mark Vanvleck was cited for DUII, Reckless Driving, and two counts of Forth Degree Assault. Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues. Due to Mr. Vanvleck being in the hospital, there is no booking photo available.

Corporal Crecelius received a minor injury to her hand and suffered minor smoke inhalation. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Sheriff's Deputies are searching for the unidentified man that assisted in saving Mr. Vanvleck from the burning wreckage.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. Forest Grove Police also responded to assist with the crash. Springhill Road was closed until after 1:00 a.m. to gather evidence and diagram the scene. Investigators believe alcohol and speed were factors in this crash. The investigation is ongoing.
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Update: Motorcyclist Facing Several Charges After Serious Injury Traffic Crash While Attempting to Elude Trooper (Photo)

UPDATE: MOTORCYCLIST FACING SEVERAL CHARGES AFTER SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE TROOPER (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 1:32 PM
Downloadable file: 033014.i84_mp76.1.JPG
Oregon State Police (OSP) cited a Yakima, Washington man following Sunday afternoon's motorcycle crash along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Rowena that occurred when the motorcyclist was attempting to elude an OSP trooper. The seriously injured man's name and other information is being released in this update.

On March 30, 2014 at approximately 3:50 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to stop a recklessly operated motorcycle eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 68 west of Mosier after initially confirming it was traveling 110 mph in a 65 speed zone approaching the trooper from behind. The motorcyclist attempted to elude eastbound at a high rate of speed and the trooper lost sight of the motorcycle east of Mosier as troopers also began to set up in The Dalles area to assist if needed.

About ten minutes later, Klickitat County, Washington 9-1-1 received a call from an unidentified man saying he was hurt in a motorcycle crash while attempting to elude police in Oregon. The man wasn't able to provide an exact location before his cellphone call was dropped and ended.

OSP and Wasco County Sheriff's Office started checking the area between The Dalles and Mosier. An OSP sergeant traveling westbound spotted the motorcycle crash scene and injured man across the freeway about 4:03 p.m. near milepost 76 west of the Rowena interchange. The sergeant stopped, ran across the freeway and requested medical respond as he started initial emergency care. The motorcycle had left the freeway coming out of a sharp left curve and collided head-on with a tree.

The motorcyclist, KENNETH S. MARAVELIAS, age 27, from Yakima, Washington, was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland with serious, non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a protective helmet. On Monday, March 31, OSP cited MARAVELIAS to appear in Wasco County Circuit Court for Felony Attempt to Elude on a Vehicle, Reckless Driving, No Valid Operator License and other traffic violations.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue and ODOT. One eastbound lane was closed during the scene investigation.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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OMSI Update: Apr.-May Exhibits, Events and Shows

OMSI UPDATE: APR.-MAY EXHIBITS, EVENTS AND SHOWS


News Release from OMSI
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 1:04 PM
OMSI EXHIBITS, EVENTS & SHOWS UPDATE
April & May 2014

OMSI HOURS
Tuesday - Sunday; 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open Mondays when Portland Public Schools are closed - specific dates listed on website: omsi.edu/hoursandprices


FEATURED EXHIBITIONS

Tony Hawk | Rad Science
In OMSI's Featured Hall
On View February 1 - May 4

What does it take to pull off a mid-air 900 on a skateboard? Which surface makes for the best ride? What does science have to do with any of it? Jump into the physics behind extreme sports this spring at Tony Hawk | Rad Science. Set in a realistic skate park scene, the exhibition's highly interactive elements introduce museum visitors to physics principles typically reserved for the classroom: gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance. It breaks down the science of tricks and turns, inspiring visitors to consider a different side of sports--how working with physics can impact technique and ultimately enhance athletic performance.

Local Supporting Sponsor of Tony Hawk | Rad Science is Mt. Hood Meadows.

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort is offering visitors a FREE Junior One Day lift pass (value $39) when they present an OMSI Youth Admission ticket. www.omsi.edu/tony-hawk for details.


NEW INFO
Dinosaurs Unearthed
In OMSI's Featured Hall
On View May 23 - September 2

Stare the mighty T. rex in the eye this summer at OMSI--and it might just blink back. Featuring animatronic dinosaurs and complete skeletons, Dinosaurs Unearthed uses the latest in fossil evidence to take a captivating look at the dinosaurs' fascinating--and feathered--history. Set amongst naturalistic indoor landscapes, fifteen animatronic models will challenge guests' understanding of how their favorite dinosaurs lived and looked during prehistoric times. Dinosaurs Unearthed is designed to appeal to guests of all ages, capturing the human fascination with dinosaurs at a time in history when paleontologists are uncovering and identifying new species at an unprecedented rate.


Tickets:
Adult $13; Free to Members
Youth (3-13)/Senior (63+) $9.50
Prices include admission to the museum.


EVENTS

Reel Science
Second Wednesday of each month
Watch and learn at the Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience.
Cost: $5 for non-members & $4 for members.

April 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Reel Science: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Featuring Virginia Butler, PhD, professor of anthropology at Portland State University

May 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Reel Science: The Princess Bride
Featuring local fencing expert

NEW INFO
April 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Particle Fever Opening Night
In The Empirical Theater
Join us for an exciting evening talking about the Higgs Boson, how it was discovered and what it tells us about the universe. Hear from local expert, Dr. Jim Brau, Philip H. Knight Professor in the Center for High Energy Physics at the University of Oregon, and watch the gripping documentary, Particle Fever.

April 27, 2:30 - 6 p.m. (Pre-tasting, 1 - 2:30 p.m.)
Eat Mobile
Tickets on sale April 2
Part food festival, part cart competition, EAT MOBILE showcases the mouth-watering cuisine from 30 of Willamette Week's favorite food carts. The event highlights the food that makes Portland's food scene so special while vendors compete for the coveted Carty Award.

NEW INFO
May 7, 6:30-9 p.m.
The Condor's Shadow: A Documentary
In The Empirical Theater
The California condor is an almost mythical sight when its 10-foot wingspan is spotted aloft, and its odyssey epitomizes man's impact on the wilderness. It's an epic tale of allowing something majestic to almost slip away, then loudly answering the mandate to recover it. The Condor's Shadow chronicles how a driven few are working against the odds to help the iconic species fly free once again.

Immediately following the movie, learn more about condor recovery efforts in a panel discussion with filmmaker Jeff McLoughlin, lead field biologist Joseph Brandt, and Oregon Zoo condor keeper Kelli Walker.


Theory Eatery

Tuesday, April 15, 6 - 8 p.m.
Cook for Life: Cooking for Kids
In partnership with OMSI, Portland Monthly presents Cook for Life, a seasonal cooking series focused on cooking for healthy solutions, presented by Regence. This month will focus on Cooking for Kids. Enjoy a small-plate, three-course meal with cooking demonstrations by Chef Abby Tse of Regence and nutritional information from the National College of Natural Medicine. Kids are welcome with an adult.
Cost: 10 and under $18; 10+ $28

Food Luminary
OMSI and Bon Appetit have partnered with local chefs to create a delectable dinner series of science and cuisine in OMSI's restaurant, Theory. Each dinner will begin with a food science demonstration by OMSI's Food Science Educator while enjoying wine and hors d'oeuvres. After a presentation by the featured chefs, the restaurant will serve a four-course meal created in collaboration with Bon Appetit Executive Chef, Ryan Morgan. The guest chefs will also be answering questions and mingling during the dinner. Food Luminary events are for guests 21+ years only.
Cost: $80 (includes dinner, beverages and gratuity)

Friday, April 18, 6 - 9 p.m.
Food Luminary Dinner: Bent Brick & Park Kitchen
Executive Chef Scott Dolich

Friday, May 9, 6 - 9 p.m.
Food Luminary Dinner: Remedy Wine Bar
Executive Chef Ingrid Chen

April 24, 6 - 9 p.m.
Blind Tasting Bingo
In partnership with Ecotrust and Edible Portland, OMSI will host Blind Tasting Bingo, a game of sensory deprivation and heightened exploration. In this quarterly program, each night will feature 10 small plates prepared by Bon Appetit Executive Chef Ryan Morgan. The players/guests--eyes covered--will try to identify what they taste on a bingo board that includes both correct and false answers. A few lucky winners will receive a prize!

NEW INFO
May 11, 8-11 a.m.
Mother's Day Breakfast
In celebration of mothers, join us for a special breakfast menu, food science activities and cooking demonstrations in Theory.




OMSI After Dark
Enjoy child-free, brain-building science fun featuring live demos, new exhibitions and old favorites! Guests can indulge in tasty snacks, sweets and beer and wine from regional food and beverage artisans. 21+ only, IDs required. OMSI.edu/afterdark

OMSI After Dark is held the last Wednesday of every month (except December due to holidays).
Cost: $13 regular admission; $6 for OMSI members; FREE for OMSI After Dark members.

Get a head start on the science fun: drink up at happy hour starting at 5 p.m. in OMSI's eatery, Theory! The event takes place before OMSI After Dark each month and features a special menu including stone hearth pizza and local beer and wine.

April 30, 6 - 10 p.m.
Pirates
Climb aboard and try your hand at sword fighting, ship building and hostage negotiation.

NEW INFO
May 28, 6 - 10 p.m.
Guilty Pleasures
Chocolate, bacon, coffee...you just can't say no. Find out why as we explore guilty pleasures and the science behind them.


OMSI Science Pub

Science Pub Portland - Hollywood Theater
Science Pub Portland-Hollywood Theater is a monthly event open ages 21+ or minor with adult. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubportland
The Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland
Cost: $5.00 suggested cover charge

April 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
Glacial Earthquakes: Using Seismic and GPS Observations to Map Changes in Glaciers and Ice Sheets
With Dr. Meredith Nettles, associate professor in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Columbia University

NEW INFO
May 5, 7 - 9 p.m.
The Mystery of Terroir in Oregon: The Relationship of Geology, Soils and Climate to Wine
With Scott Burns, Professor Emeritus of geology at Portland State University

Science Pub Portland - Mission Theater
Science Pub Portland Mission Theater is a monthly event open to anyone ages 21+ or minor with adult. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubportland.
Mission Theater & Pub, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland
Note: Due to programming changes at the Mission Theater, this series of Science Pub will relocate to the Crystal Ballroom for a 4-month trial period starting in June. The last event at the Mission Theater will be on May 20.
Cost: $5.00 suggested cover charge

April 15, 7 - 9 p.m.
Viruses from Hell: A Voyage of Discovery
With Ken Stedman, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and founding member of the Center for Life in Extreme Environments at Portland State University

NEW INFO
May 20, 7 - 9 p.m.
The Green Horizon: Can Green Infrastructure Address Runoff & Climate Change Challenges?
With Jennifer Cherrier, PhD, associate professor in the Environmental Sciences Institute at Florida A&M University

Science Pub Hillsboro
Science Pub Hillsboro is a monthly event open to ages 21+ or minor with adult. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubhillsboro.
Venetian Theatre & Bistro, 253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Cost: $5.00 suggested cover charge

April 28, 7 - 9 p.m.
Stories from the Digital Rim: How Technology is Shifting the Borders of Entertainment
With Tawny Schlieski, research scientist and media expert in Intel Lab's User Experience Research Group

NEW INFO
May 19, 7 - 9 p.m.
Wetland Ecology
With Beth Middleton, PhD, research ecologist, GS14, National Wetlands Research Center, USGS

Science Pub Corvallis
Science Pub Corvallis is a monthly event held as a partnership between OMSI, Oregon State University (OSU) oregonstate.edu and the Downtown Corvallis Association (DCA) downtowncorvallis.org.
For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubcorvallis.
Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis, OR
Plan to arrive early to choose your seating and place your food/beverage order.

April 14, 6 - 8 p.m.
Natural Gas Vehicles
With Chris Hagen, OSU-Cascades

NEW INFO
May 12, 6 - 8 p.m.
The Future of the Oceans
With Andrew Thurber, OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Science Pub Eugene
Science Pub Eugene is held on the second Thursday of the month at Cozmic Pizza and is open to anyone and everyone; no RSVP is necessary. Co-presenters of Science Pub Eugene are OMSI (omsi.edu), The Science Factory (sciencefactory.org) and the University of Oregon's College of Arts & Sciences (cas.uoregon.edu). For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubeugene.
Cozmic Pizza, 199 W 8th Ave., Eugene, OR (Inside The Strand at 8th and Charnelton)
Cost: $5.00 suggested cover charge.

April 10, 7 - 9 p.m.
Finding Our Way Through the Controversy over Genetic Engineering in Agriculture: The Good, the Bad, and the Righteous
With Steve Strauss, Director of Oregon State University's Outreach in Biotechnology program

NEW INFO
May 8, 7 - 9 p.m.
Native Pollinators of the Willamette Valley
With August Jackson, assistant site manager at Mount Pisgah Arboretum


$2 DAYS AT OMSI
Explore the museum for only $2 per person the first Sunday of every month. Support comes from local sponsor Spirit Mountain Community Fund.

April 6
May 4


THE EMPIRICAL THEATER AT OMSI
For more information, visit: omsi.edu/empirical-theater
With renovations complete, the new Empirical Theater at OMSI is now open. Named for knowledge gained through observation, the Empirical Theater emphasizes programming that engages and entertains visitors on educational, scientific and cultural topics. With a new giant screen, Dolby Atmos sound system and 3D capability, the theater will expand the tradition of offering the latest in high-quality informative and entertaining films for all ages.

Great White Shark
Unraveling the mystery of a creature that haunts our imaginations, Great White Shark explores this iconic predator's much maligned reputation as it takes viewers around the world to tell the true story of the great white's threatened role atop the oceanic food chain.

Jerusalem
Jerusalem is a thrilling immersive experience about one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to billions of people and how archaeology is revolutionizing our understanding of Jerusalem's past.


Mysteries of the Unseen World
In the National Geographic tradition of powerful natural-history images and storytelling, Mysteries of the Unseen World reveals once-invisible dimensions of nature that are filled with beauty and wonder--and hold secrets crucial to our survival.

Flight of the Butterflies 3D
A scientific adventure story about the remarkable Monarch butterfly which makes one of the longest migrations on Earth with pinpoint navigational accuracy to a secluded place it has never been. Follow the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey through the story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their remote hideaway in the mountains of Mexico.

Gravity 3D
Now Playing
Presented on the giant screen in astonishing Dolby 3D, this Oscar-nominated space thriller returns for an encore engagement. An astronaut (George Clooney) and scientist (Sandra Bullock) on a shuttle mission find themselves stranded in space when debris strikes their ship during a space walk. With no link to Earth and no hope of rescue, their fear turns to panic as they realize that the only way home may be to venture further into space.

NEW INFO
Particle Fever
Opens April 15
For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Follow six scientists involved in the start-up of the Large Hadron Collider, the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. Pushing the edge of human innovation, these scientists join colleagues from over 100 countries in the pursuit of a single goal: to recreate the conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter.


PLANETARIUM SHOWS
For more information, visit: omsi.edu/planetarium
Starting January 1, 2014

To Space and Back
Now Showing Daily at 3:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Space exploration--our greatest adventure--is having a big impact on our lives in many ways. Discoveries made through space exploration are helping us discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty. Equally as important, it is reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live. To Space and Back, narrated by James May, takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. What's happening above is coming back down to Earth! Discover how we've been changed by space exploration, and what we owe to curiosity and the spirit of discovery.

Perfect Little Planet
Now Showing Daily at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun at 4:30 p.m.
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes--a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known dwarf planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. Walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.

Starry Nights LIVE!
Now Showing Daily at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun at 4:00 p.m.
Learn about the interesting stories of the constellations and others in this live presentation in OMSI's Kendall Planetarium. It is not just stars in the night sky--planets, constellations, zodiac, shooting stars, and satellites are all there if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer. Topics will change monthly and graphics will be programmed accordingly. All shows are hosted and narrated live by OMSI planetarium staff.

MATINEE LASER SHOWS
Now Showing Daily at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tue-Sun; Sat-Sun at 11:00 a.m.
January 1 - April 30
Laser Beatles -- Rock and Roll Music, Twist and Shout, Drive My Car, All Together Now, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, With a Little Help from My Friends, Octopus's Garden, Get Back, The End

NEW INFO
Showing Daily at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tue-Sun; Sat-Sun at 11:00 a.m.
May 1 - August 31
Jazz Fantasia -- In the Mood - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi, Mac the Knife - Louis Armstrong, Sequencer - Al Di Meola


EVENING LASER SHOWS (Fridays and Saturdays only)

April
8:15 p.m.
Laser Nirvana - Songs include: Come as You Are, Sliver, Lithium, Floyd the Barber, Pennyroyal Tea, Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, Smells Like Teen Spirit,
Love Buzz, Heart Shaped Box, Plateau, and All Apologies,

9:30 p.m.
Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall - Songs include: In The Flesh?, The Thin Ice, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1), The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2), Mother, Goodbye Blue Sky, Empty Spaces, Young Lust, Hey You, Is There Anybody Out There?, Comfortably Numb, In The Flesh

NEW INFO
May
8:15 p.m.
Laser Michael Jackson Song List - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, The Way You Make Me Feel, ABC, Black Or White, Human Nature, Thriller, Man In The Mirror, Dirty Diana, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), Billie Jean


9:30 p.m.
Pink Floyd Vision Bell - Keep Talking, One Slip, Astronomy Domine, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse, Have A Cigar, Wish you Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1), The Happiest Day of Our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall ( Pt. 2), Hey You, Is There Anybody Out There?, Pigs on the Wing (Pt. 2)

OMSI CONTACT INFO
Phone: 503.797.4000 or 800.955.6674
Website: www.omsi.edu

PRICING

Museum Admission: $13.00 Adults, $9.50 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+, FREE for members
Submarine: $5.75 (Tours are for ages 3 and above)
Empirical Theater Before 6pm: $8.50 Adults, $6.50 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+, $1 off for members
Empirical Theater 6pm and After: $7 Adults, $6 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+, $1 off for members
Planetarium: $5.75 Non-Members/$4.75 Members
Matinee Laser Light Shows: $5.75 Non-Members/$4.75 Members
Evening Laser Light Shows: $7.50

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Update: Photos - Preliminary Information: Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Banks (Photo)

UPDATE: PHOTOS - PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 26 NEAR BANKS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 12:08 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Monday morning's serious injury traffic that occurred along Highway 26 near Banks. The name of the Toyota's driver will be released later today.

Preliminary information indicates on March 31, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by a 35-year old female was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 51 when, for an unconfirmed reason, it crossed into the eastbound lane and crashed into the left front corner of an eastbound 2007 Freightliner truck.

The Toyota's female driver and a small infant passenger were extricated by firefighters. The driver was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries. The child was transported to the same hospital by ground ambulance with minor injuries.

The truck's driver, GREGORY P. KOSTRBA, age 66, from Wilsonville, refused medical care at the scene.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Banks Fire District, and ODOT. Highway 26 was closed with a detour in place for over 3 hours. Trooper Will Brindza is the lead investigator.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Gregory T. Bretzing Named Special Agent in Charge of Portland Division (Photo)

GREGORY T. BRETZING NAMED SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE OF PORTLAND DIVISION (PHOTO)


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 11:39 AM
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Director James B. Comey has selected Gregory T. Bretzing to serve as special agent in charge of the FBI's Portland Division. Mr. Bretzing most recently served as an inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Bretzing began his career as an FBI special agent in 1995 and reported to the Phoenix Field Office, Sierra Vista Resident Agency, where he investigated drug, corruption and violent crime matters. He was the case agent of a large, multinational organized crime and corruption case and received the Office of National Drug Control Policy National Task Force Investigation of the Year award, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator's Award.

In September 2000, Mr. Bretzing was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division's Money Laundering Unit at FBI Headquarters. Following the Sept. 11 attacks, he was instrumental in tracing funds used by the hijackers to carry out the attack.

Mr. Bretzing was promoted in August 2002 to unit chief in the Terrorist Financing Operations Section. He was recognized for his work by the CIA and received the National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction for his contributions to the FBI's counterterrorism efforts.
In January 2004, Mr. Bretzing transferred to the Salt Lake City Field Office, where he managed the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He was promoted to assistant special agent in charge in September 2007 and led the office's Criminal Branch. In August 2009, he was assigned as the FBI on-scene commander in Afghanistan, where he served for four months.

In December 2009, Mr. Bretzing returned to Salt Lake City as the assistant special agent in charge and assumed responsibility for Salt Lake City's National Security Branch in July 2010. Mr. Bretzing was appointed as an inspector in August 2012.

He attended Brigham Young University and received a bachelor's degree in accounting.
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Preliminary Information: Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Banks

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 26 NEAR BANKS


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 11:34 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Monday morning's serious injury traffic that occurred along Highway 26 near Banks. The names of the involved occupants will be released later today.

Preliminary information indicates on March 31, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by a 35-year old female was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 51 when, for an unconfirmed reason, it crossed into the eastbound lane and crashed into the left front corner of an eastbound 2007 Freightliner truck.

The Toyota's female driver and a small infant passenger were extricated by firefighters. The driver was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries. The child was transported to the same hospital by ground ambulance with minor injuries.

The truck's driver, GREGORY P. KOSTRBA, age 66, from Wilsonville, refused medical care at the scene.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Banks Fire District, and ODOT. Highway 26 was closed with a detour in place for over 3 hours.

No photographs available for release at this time.

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Update #3: Missing Oregon State Hospital Patient Located (Photo)

UPDATE #3: MISSING OREGON STATE HOSPITAL PATIENT LOCATED (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 11:10 AM
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The Oregon State Hospital (OSH) psychiatric patient missing since March 29th is now back in custody and care of OSH staff. On Sunday afternoon, March 30, GREGORY A. PAGE, age 60, was brought to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis after local medics responded to a park on a medical call. PAGE initially provided a false name but was later suspected by one of the hospital's doctors of being the missing OSH patient. Corvallis police responded to the hospital, positively identified PAGE and notified Oregon State Police.

There is no information indicating that PAGE received help to leave custody of OSH. How he traveled from Salem to Corvallis is not known at this time. Upon conclusion, the OSP Criminal Investigations Division investigation will be reviewed with the Marion County District Attorney's Office.

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detective confirmed this morning that GREGORY A. PAGE, age 60, a psychiatric patient reported Saturday, March 29, on unauthorized departure from the Oregon State Hospital was located. For security reasons at this time, no other information is being released pending return back to the care and custody of the staff at Oregon State Hospital (OSH).

According to a Oregon Health Authority news release issued March 29, the patient, GREGORY A. PAGE, was not considered to be a danger to himself or others. The Oregon State Police was conducting an investigation to help locate him and bring him safely back to the hospital.

PAGE was first admitted to the Oregon State Hospital on October 14, 1994, and most recently on March 27, 2012, as a forensic commitment from Lane County. In 1994, PAGE was deemed Guilty Except for Insanity for attempted murder. He was sentenced for 20 years for under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board. Patients under the jurisdiction of the PSRB live in a variety of settings, from independent living in the community to the Oregon State Hospital.

PAGE is a resident of one of the group homes on the grounds of OSH that are staffed 24-7 and designed for patients who receive treatment but do not need to live within the secure perimeter of the state hospital.

He was last seen at the Denny's on Market Street in Salem at approximately 8:30 a.m. PAGE was reported missing at approximately 7:30 a.m. when nursing staff discovered he was not in his room during hourly rounds.

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Update #2: Correction & Added Info - Wrong Way Driver-Involved Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 south of Medford (Photo)

UPDATE #2: CORRECTION & ADDED INFO - WRONG WAY DRIVER-INVOLVED FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 5 SOUTH OF MEDFORD (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 10:20 AM
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Correction: The offending driver's correct age is 42, not 32 as originally listed. OSP investigation is continuing and no other information regarding it is being released at this time.

Note: The celebration of life for the victim, Karen Greenstein, is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Ashland High School. According to a news release sent Sunday by Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon, friends, family and Emergency Service workers from all agencies are invited to attend.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the early Thursday morning two-vehicle wrong way driver-involved fatal traffic crash that occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 about five miles south of Medford. Additional details and names are released in this update. OSP is seeking information from witnesses related to this fatal crash investigation.

On March 27, 2014 at approximately 3:17 a.m., OSP, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, local fire and medical personnel, and ODOT were dispatched to a reported traffic crash involving a wrong way driver in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 24. The crash involves two vehicles with one confirmed fatality.

Preliminary investigation indicates a silver 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by RICHARD WEBSTER SCOTT, age 42, from Grants Pass, was driving northbound in the right hand southbound lane of Interstate 5 when it collided head-on with a southbound 2006 Honda Civic driven by KAREN LEE GREENSTEIN, age 58, from Ashland.

SCOTT was extricated from the vehicle by firefighters and taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center with serious injuries.

GREENSTEIN was ejected from her vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators learned GREENSTEIN worked over 20 years for several Jackson County-area emergency dispatch centers and was enroute home after completing her shift at Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon.

OSP troopers and collision reconstructionist from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation. OSP is asking any witnesses who have not spoken to investigators to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 541-776-6111. Investigators are looking for witnesses to any driving prior to the fatal crash involving the silver 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan along Interstate 5, including information related to a report that prior to the crash a vehicle matching the van's description was seen sideways on the southbound off ramp at exit 21 about three miles south of the scene.

OSP is being assisted by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Medford Police Department, Jackson County District Attorney's Office, Jackson County Fire District 5 and ODOT.

Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor on part of the offending driver. Safety restraint use by both drivers is pending confirmation. OSP is investigating this crash as a criminal investigation.

The southbound lanes are still closed at this time. OSP troopers on scene anticipate southbound lanes will remained closed until around 12 noon. Traffic updates may be monitored on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

Wrong way drivers present an obvious danger to all motorists on our highways. The most recent available crash statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates wrong way drivers are involved in 1.5% of all fatal crashes nationally. Wrong way drivers usually drive in the inside lane or inside shoulder, believing they are actually on a two-lane highway. Most common types of wrong way driver-involved crashes are head-on or sideswipe crashes.

The following information and safety tips are offered related to wrong way drivers.

Who is the wrong way driver?

* Intoxicated driver
* Older drivers who easily get confused
* Intentional drivers (example - trying to avoid traffic jams / congestion caused by crashes)
* Inattentive drivers who mistake an off ramp for an on ramp

Safety Tips:

* Watch far ahead for signs of a possible wrong way driver, looking for signs similar to pending problems or developing emergency situations such as other traffic braking or swerving to avoid something, or the obvious - headlights coming in the opposite direction.
* Caution against driving long periods in the inside lane on freeways, especially on curves.

Photograph of offending driver's vehicle provided with release.

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Be A Trooper: OSP Accepting Online Applications April 15 - June 15 to Hire Recruit Troopers in Early 2015 (Photo)

BE A TROOPER: OSP ACCEPTING ONLINE APPLICATIONS APRIL 15 - JUNE 15 TO HIRE RECRUIT TROOPERS IN EARLY 2015 (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 10:06 AM
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If you are looking at a possible career as an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper, now is the time to check us out as OSP is preparing to hire recruit troopers in early 2015. Using the State of Oregon's E-Recruit electronic application system, Lateral and Entry level recruit trooper applications will be accepted starting 12:01 a.m., April 15, 2014, through 11:59 p.m., June 15, 2014.

Persons interested in applying should start the process now by going to the Oregon State Police recruiting website at www.osptrooper.com. The website helps interested applicants:

* Learn the application process and what it takes to successfully apply
* Clearly understand our qualifications
* Find out what it will take to get a jump on the required Entry Level Testing

To better serve qualified applicants, OSP is scheduling two separate Entry Level Testing sessions:

* Session #1 - Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29
* Session #2 - Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2

Both Entry Level Testing sessions will be held in Salem at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE.

Applicants are urged to prepare beforehand for the application process and Entry Level Testing. Those who believe this is the lateral or entry level opportunity they have been looking for can create an account now by building a profile following the instructions detailed on the osptrooper.com website. The complete application for employment is comprised of the E-Recruit profile, the supplemental questionnaire, and any required attachments.

The Oregon State Police is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. If you are interested in a challenging career that will provide you with a lifetime of memories, then consider applying with the Oregon State Police. Information about our agency, the different opportunities that are available, how our hiring process works, and updates to our hiring process can be found at www.osptrooper.com.

Questions about the application process can be directed to the OSP Recruitment Unit at (503) 378-4175.

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Saturday Night Crash on I-5 Injures Two - Damages Police Car and Honda Civic

SATURDAY NIGHT CRASH ON I-5 INJURES TWO - DAMAGES POLICE CAR AND HONDA CIVIC


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 9:49 AM
On Saturday March 28, 2014, at 11:44 p.m., Officer Tyrone Willard observed a vehicle traveling 71 MPH on northbound I-5 at Corbett Street. Officer Willard attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver didn't pull over to the right shoulder until she was on the approach to the Marquam Bridge.

Officer Willard was seated in his patrol car, about to exit to contact the driver when a tractor trailer, loaded with wood chips, side-swiped the patrol car then swerved into the left lane, striking a Honda Civic that was also traveling northbound. The speeding vehicle that Officer Willard stopped did not sustain any damage.

Officer Willard and the driver of the Honda were both transported to Portland hospitals for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The police car, a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria, sustained serious damage to the rear and left side of the vehicle. The Honda Civic was heavily damaged by the crash.

The driver originally stopped for speeding was issued a citation.

The truck driver, 33-year-old Richard Collins of Eugene, was given citations for Careless Driving (with a crash) and Failure to Maintain a Safe Distance from an Emergency Vehicle. The truck is owned by Walsh Trucking Company of Troutdale, Oregon.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind drivers to slow down and move over when they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road.

The Portland Police Bureau released this video in 2012 discussing 811.147 (Failure to Maintain a Safe Distance from an Emergency Vehicle): http://youtu.be/eRx8K6q0Lj0

Officer Willard is a seven-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, assigned to the Traffic Division.

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Oregon State Police: Serious Injury Crash Hwy 26 at NW Sellers Rd near Banks. Hwy blocked w/detour. Info 2 B released later. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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UPDATE - Major Crash Team Investigating a Single Vehicle Traffic Fatality in North Portland

UPDATE - MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING A SINGLE VEHICLE TRAFFIC FATALITY IN NORTH PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 9:31 AM
The man killed in Sunday's traffic fatality on North Interstate Avenue has been identified as 30-year-old Lamar Jaray Hart.

Investigators determined that Hart was driving a 2007 Ford Five Hundred sedan at a high rate of speed northbound on Interstate Avenue when he lost control and crashed into a power pole.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology reports to determine if drugs and/or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

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This morning, Sunday March 30, 2014, at 2:03 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash at North Interstate Avenue and Tillamook Street.

Officers and medical personnel responded and located the vehicle crashed into a power pole along the MAX line. The driver and lone occupant, an adult male, was deceased.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has taken custody of the deceased and will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to conduct an investigation.

Crews are working to free the vehicle from the power pole and clear up the MAX line before MAX begins service this morning.

No additional information will be available until Monday.

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Shooting Investigation in North Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood - No Known Gunshot Victims

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION IN NORTH PORTLAND'S PORTSMOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD - NO KNOWN GUNSHOT VICTIMS


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 9:00 AM
On Sunday March 30, 2014, at 10:31 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunshots heard in the area of North Trenton Street and Newark Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire. No victims were located at the scene and witnesses described hearing gunshots then seeing two cars leaving the area. It is not known if the two cars, described as an SUV and a sedan, were related to the call.

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's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

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Update #2: Missing Oregon State Hospital Patient Located (Photo)

UPDATE #2: MISSING OREGON STATE HOSPITAL PATIENT LOCATED (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 7:06 AM
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detective confirmed this morning that GREGORY A. PAGE, age 60, a psychiatric patient reported Saturday, March 29, on unauthorized departure from the Oregon State Hospital was located. For security reasons at this time, no other information is being released pending return back to the care and custody of the staff at Oregon State Hospital (OSH).

According to a Oregon Health Authority news release issued March 29, the patient, GREGORY A. PAGE, was not considered to be a danger to himself or others. The Oregon State Police was conducting an investigation to help locate him and bring him safely back to the hospital.

PAGE was first admitted to the Oregon State Hospital on October 14, 1994, and most recently on March 27, 2012, as a forensic commitment from Lane County. In 1994, PAGE was deemed Guilty Except for Insanity for attempted murder. He was sentenced for 20 years for under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board. Patients under the jurisdiction of the PSRB live in a variety of settings, from independent living in the community to the Oregon State Hospital.

PAGE is a resident of one of the group homes on the grounds of OSH that are staffed 24-7 and designed for patients who receive treatment but do not need to live within the secure perimeter of the state hospital.

He was last seen at the Denny's on Market Street in Salem at approximately 8:30 a.m. PAGE was reported missing at approximately 7:30 a.m. when nursing staff discovered he was not in his room during hourly rounds.

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Update 3/31 6am: Victim deceased- Clackamas County Sheriff's office investigating a reported stabbing

UPDATE 3/31 6AM: VICTIM DECEASED- CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING A REPORTED STABBING


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 6:21 AM
Update 3/31 6:15am:

The stabbing victim in this case is deceased. The identity will be released at a later time. Detectives have a person of interest detained for questioning. Investigators are still on scene processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses.

The incident occurred at a party with several people in attendance.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-8484.

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On 03-30-14 at about 11:52 pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a disturbance in the area of 9009 SE Causey Ave. The caller reported that someone had been stabbed. Responding deputies arrived and located one injured man, whose name and condition are not being released at this time.

Based on witness accounts, the suspect fled to a nearby apartment. Law enforcement professionals surrounded the apartment and tried to make contact with the suspect as he was seen exiting. The suspect did not interact with the police, and barricaded himself inside. The Clackamas County SWAT team has been called out and is currently working to resolve the situation.

Detectives are investigating this developing situation, and no additional information is available at this time.
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Clackamas County Sheriff's office investigating a reported stabbing

CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING A REPORTED STABBING


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 4:25 AM
On 03-30-14 at about 11:52 pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a disturbance in the area of 9009 SE Causey Ave. The caller reported that someone had been stabbed. Responding deputies arrived and located one injured man, whose name and condition are not being released at this time.

Based on witness accounts, the suspect fled to a nearby apartment. Law enforcement professionals surrounded the apartment and tried to make contact with the suspect as he was seen exiting. The suspect did not interact with the police, and barricaded himself inside. The Clackamas County SWAT team has been called out and is currently working to resolve the situation.

Detectives are investigating this developing situation, and no additional information is available at this time.
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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds To Early Morning House Fire In SE Portland

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE IN SE PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2014 3:32 AM
At 2:24am Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a residential fire at 8028 SE Taylor St. Station 19 (Mt. Tabor) arrived and soon found smoke and fire coming from a second story window. Engine 19 made their way to the second floor to extinguish the flames while additional fire crews vented the smoke and fire from the building and searched all floors for any possible victims. The only occupant was found outside the home.

The fire was brought under control at 2:52am and there were no injuries reported on this fire. A fire investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of the fire and damage estimates. Updates will be given as they become available.
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Update Information: Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash - Interstate 84 west of The Dalles

UPDATE INFORMATION: SERIOUS INJURY MOTORCYCLE CRASH - INTERSTATE 84 WEST OF THE DALLES


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2014 8:52 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon's motorcycle crash along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Rowena that occurred when the motorcyclist was attempting to elude an OSP trooper. This release is an update and the injured motorcycle operator's name will be released Monday.

On March 30, 2014 at approximately 3:50 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to stop a recklessly operated motorcycle eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 69 at Mosier. The motorcyclist attempted to elude eastbound at a high rate of speed and the trooper lost sight of the motorcycle east of Mosier.

About 20 minutes later, OSP received a report of a serious injury motorcycle crash into a tree near milepost 76 in the vicinity of the Rowena interchange. OSP, Wasco County Sheriff's Office and Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue responded and found the motorcyclist was seriously injured.

The motorcyclist was transported by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment.

One eastbound lane was closed during the scene investigation.

No other information for release at this time.

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911 Dispatcher Karen Greenstein Celebration of Life

911 DISPATCHER KAREN GREENSTEIN CELEBRATION OF LIFE


News Release from Medford Fire-Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2014 7:26 PM
On behalf of Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon (ECSO) Director Margie Moulin -

CELEBRATION OF LIFE TO BE HELD FOR KAREN GREENSTEIN
A celebration of life will be held for Karen Greenstein on Saturday, April 5th at 11 a.m. at Ashland High School. Friends, family and Emergency Service workers from all agencies are invited to attend. Uniformed personnel are encouraged to wear Class A uniforms.

Karen was the victim of a traffic accident early Thursday morning on Interstate 5. Karen was a much-loved member of the Emergency Services community, having served the citizens of Jackson County for more than 20 years as an emergency dispatcher. During her career, Karen touched countless lives. She is remembered as personable, compassionate and professional. Her confident and steady voice, and ability to remain cool under pressure carried many of our citizens and first responders through stressful situations.

Margie Moulin, Director of Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon notes that, "Karen's smile, laughter and natural ability to help others will never be forgotten. Her service to this community has helped countless people through their darkest hour, and brought calm to the most difficult situations. She will be forever imprinted on the hearts of those of us in public safety, and those whose lives she has touched throughout her career."

Karen loved her life in the community of Ashland, and volunteered for numerous local organizations including Friends of the Animal Shelter and the Ashland Film Festival. She was an avid reader, fitness buff and was an Ashland fixture, frequently seen walking her beloved dogs, Murphy and Billy Jo. She is survived by her husband Bill, her daughter Amanda and her sister Linda.
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Preliminary Information: Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash - Interstate 84 west of The Dalles

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: SERIOUS INJURY MOTORCYCLE CRASH - INTERSTATE 84 WEST OF THE DALLES


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2014 5:21 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating a Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Rowena that occurred when the motorcyclist was attempting to elude an OSP trooper. This release contains preliminary information and OSP may not update details until Monday.

Preliminary information indicates on March 30, 2014 at approximately 3:50 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to stop a recklessly operated motorcycle eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 69 at Mosier. The motorcyclist attempted to elude eastbound at a high rate of speed and the trooper lost sight of the motorcycle east of Mosier.

About 20 minutes later, OSP received a report of a serious injury motorcycle crash into a tree near milepost 76 in the vicinity of the Rowena interchange. OSP and medical responders located the motorcyclist who was seriously injured. He reportedly was to be transported by air ambulance to an undisclosed hospital.

No other information for release at this time. One eastbound lane is closed during the scene investigation. Traffic updates available on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

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