Saturday, May 31, 2014

Click-it or Ticket campaign continues

CLICK-IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN CONTINUES


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2014 7:13 PM
The Washington County Sheriff's Office will continue with the Three Flags Click-it or Ticket enforcement through June 2nd.

Deputies are reminding drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, allow adequate following distances, wear their seatbelt, and secure children in properly fitted child restraints.

Consistent vehicle passenger restraint use is the single most effective way to protect motor vehicle occupants from injury or death. ODOT reports that in 2013, 31% of all fatal crashes involved an improperly restrained or unrestrained driver or passenger. Washington County is in the high 90 percentile of consistent seatbelt use, the goal is 100% compliance.

Preliminary statistics through May 26th are:
Total Traffic Stops: 516
Total Citations: 363
Total Warnings: 232
Seatbelt Violations: 108 citations
Speeding Drivers: 101 citations
Using Mobile Communication Device: 73 citations
Driving with a Suspended License: 11

A total count after the enforcement detail will be sent at a later date. Please remember to always drive safely.
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Critical Injury Bicycle Crash - Highway 22E east of Stayton

CRITICAL INJURY BICYCLE CRASH - HIGHWAY 22E EAST OF STAYTON


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2014 6:59 PM
A 55-year old man is in critical condition Saturday after falling from his bicycle while riding on the shoulder of Highway 22E just east of Stayton. The man's name will be released Sunday.

On May 31, 2014 at approximately 3:19 p.m., the man was riding a bicycle on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 22E near milepost 16. The man reportedly ran over a piece of 2x4 wood lying on the pavement, lost control and fell off the bicycle landing on his face. He was not wearing a helmet and suffered serious injury.

Oregon State Police, Marion County Sheriff's Office and Stayton Fire District responded to the scene. The man was initially transported by ground ambulance to Santiam Hospital in Stayton. He was then taken by air ambulance to a Portland-area hospital.

No photographs or other information for release.

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Update #2: Added Driver's Name - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 99E north of Canby (Photo)

UPDATE #2: ADDED DRIVER'S NAME - SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 99E NORTH OF CANBY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2014 4:48 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday's two vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred on Highway 99E at S. Haines Road north of Canby. The name of one driver is released in this update. The name of the other driver, ALLAN D. PAGE, age 74, from Canby, who was seriously injured, is being released in this update.

Preliminary information indicates on May 30, 2014 at approximately 11:35 a.m., a 2007 Toyota Prius four-door driven by PAGE was in the left turn lane southbound on Highway 99E at the S. Haines Road intersection. The Toyota began turning left and was struck by a 2013 GMC Yukon four-door wagon traveling in the left northbound lane.

PAGE was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious injuries. The hospital confirmed he is in an Intensive Care Unit for continued treatment.

The GMC's driver, SCOTT BUSH, age 46, from Camas, Washington, was transported by ground ambulance to Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center with minor injuries. He has been treated and released.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Canby Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon City Police Department, Canby Fire District, and ODOT. The highway was blocked for over an hour and was re-opened in both directions about 12:45 p.m.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Red Cross Responds To Forest Grove Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO FOREST GROVE FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2014 3:44 PM
On 5-31-2014, at 10:30 AM Red Cross DAT team volunteers responded to a residential fire in the 46000 block of Easterday Road in Forest Grove, Oregon.

This single-family fire affected 3 adults. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought in Locating a Missing 15-Year-Old Hiker in Tryon Creek State Park

UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT IN LOCATING A MISSING 15-YEAR-OLD HIKER IN TRYON CREEK STATE PARK


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2014 2:42 PM
The missing 15-year-old was found safe after he wandered to a neighborhing home and asked the residents to call the police. He has been reunited with his family.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help in locating 15-year-old "W" Mooney. W was hiking with his family in Tryon Creek State Park when he ran off and said he'd meet them later. He has not returned and his family is concerned for his welfare as he has Asperger Syndrome.

W is not from the area and is not familiar with the park. He was last seen between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. this morning.

W is described as a white male, 5'10" tall, 120 pounds, brown hair, wearing a green shirt and black shorts.

Portland Police are being assisted by Portland Parks and Recreation Park Rangers, the Lake Oswego Police Department, and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone seeing W should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should call the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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Death Investigation in Southeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood

DEATH INVESTIGATION IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S HAZELWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2014 2:37 PM
This morning, Saturday May 31, 2014, at 11:04 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 13000 block of Southeast Lincoln Street on the report of a body found in the backyard.

Officers arrived confirmed the person was deceased. Based on the location, and that the person did not live at the residence, officers called for Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division to respond to conduct a death investigation.

At this point, it is unclear what the cause of death is and investigators have been able to determine that the deceased is an adult male.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Sunday to determine the exact cause of death and the persons identity.

Anyone with information about this investigation should call the Portland Police Homicide Detail at (503) 823-0400.

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Public's Help Sought in Locating a Missing 15-Year-Old Hiker in Tryon Creek State Park (Photo)

PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT IN LOCATING A MISSING 15-YEAR-OLD HIKER IN TRYON CREEK STATE PARK (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2014 2:07 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help in locating 15-year-old "W" Mooney. W was hiking with his family in Tryon Creek State Park when he ran off and said he'd meet them later. He has not returned and his family is concerned for his welfare as he has Asperger Syndrome.

W is not from the area and is not familiar with the park. He was last seen between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. this morning.

W is described as a white male, 5'10" tall, 120 pounds, brown hair, wearing a green shirt and black shorts.

Portland Police are being assisted by Portland Parks and Recreation Park Rangers, the Lake Oswego Police Department, and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone seeing W should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should call the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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CORRECTION: Investigation Continuing After Marijuana Found Scattered at Scene of Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 near Eugene (Photo)

CORRECTION: INVESTIGATION CONTINUING AFTER MARIJUANA FOUND SCATTERED AT SCENE OF INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 5 NEAR EUGENE (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2014 1:24 PM
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CORRECTION: MR. CHASE WAS THE DRIVER OF THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK. THE DRIVER O F THE JEEP CHEROKEE SHOULD BE LISTED AS DOMINIC ALEXANDER WINDERS, age 18, from Ford Jones, California. The Oregon State Police apologizes for this error. Please correct any news stories. Thank you.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation after finding several pounds of marijuana at the scene of Friday morning's injury traffic crash on Interstate 5 south of Eugene.

On May 30, 2014 at approximately 4:50 a.m., OSP troopers, local fire personnel and ODOT responded to a scene of an injury traffic crash involving a sport utility vehicle and commercial truck blocking the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 190. Upon arrival they found a Jeep Cherokee on its top and marijuana spilled onto the roadway and inside the overturned Jeep.

The Jeep's driver, DOMINIC WINDERS, age 18, from Fort Jones, California, was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with non-life threatening injuries. Passenger ANTHONY PITTS, age 51, from Fort Jones, California, was not transported for treatment of minor injuries.

The commercial truck driver, ROBERT CHASE, age 27, from Springfield, was not injured.

Subsequent investigation indicates the vehicle contained numerous jars of marijuana, some of which broke open inside and outside the vehicle, and nearly an ounce of hash. Estimated weight of the marijuana is over 3 pounds.

PITTS was cited to appear in Lane County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession of 4 ounces or more of Marijuana. When the investigation is completed, it will be sent to the District Attorney's office for consideration of additional charges toward both persons.

The northbound lanes were opened to one lane about 5:30 a.m. until the scene was cleared.

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Propane Heater Causes House Fire (Photo)

PROPANE HEATER CAUSES HOUSE FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2014 11:38 AM
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This morning (May 31st) at 8:15am, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a reported house fire on SW Easterday Road; this is about a mile west of the City of Forest Grove. When crews arrive d on scene at 8:22 they found light smoke coming from the basement of a 2 story house. Crews were able to quickly knock down most of the flames from an outside window as they attempted to make entry into the basement. Getting into the basement and through the house was very difficult due to clutter in the house as well as many doors being locked. Once firefighters were able to get to the room of the fire, they extinguished the remainder of the flames and hot spots.

At the time of the fire, two people were sleeping in the room as well as one additional person upstairs. They were able to make it out of the house; one person did receive minor burns to their arm, but denied treatment.

The cause of the fire was a portable outdoor propane heater that was used to heat the bedroom in the basement; it was placed too close to combustible materials which then caught fire. The fire is estimated to have caused approximately $2,000 in damage.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue wants to remind everyone that it is never a good idea to use a portable outdoor propane heater inside an enclosed structure. Propane heaters are not made to be used in structures and don't have the needed safety features to prevent fires.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue was assisted on scene by Cornelius Fire Department and Gaston Fire District.

Fire Scene Information
5 - Engines
2 - Water Tenders
2 - Chiefs
1 - Investigator
22 Total firefighters

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Investigation Continuing After Marijuana Found Scattered at Scene of Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 near Eugene (Photo)

INVESTIGATION CONTINUING AFTER MARIJUANA FOUND SCATTERED AT SCENE OF INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 5 NEAR EUGENE (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2014 8:14 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation after finding several pounds of marijuana at the scene of Friday morning's injury traffic crash on Interstate 5 south of Eugene.

On May 30, 2014 at approximately 4:50 a.m., OSP troopers, local fire personnel and ODOT responded to a scene of an injury traffic crash involving a sport utility vehicle and commercial truck blocking the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 190. Upon arrival they found a Jeep Cherokee on its top and marijuana spilled onto the roadway and inside the overturned Jeep.

The Jeep's driver, ROBERT A. CHASE, age 27, from Springfield, was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with non-life threatening injuries. Passenger ANTHONY PITTS, age 51, from Fort Jones, California, was not transported for treatment of minor injuries.

Subsequent investigation indicates the vehicle contained numerous jars of marijuana, some of which broke open inside and outside the vehicle, and nearly an ounce of hash. Estimated weight of the marijuana is over 3 pounds.

PITTS was cited to appear in Lane County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession of 4 ounces or more of Marijuana. When the investigation is completed, it will be sent to the District Attorney's office for consideration of additional charges toward both persons.

The northbound lanes were opened to one lane about 5:30 a.m. until the scene was cleared.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution returns to lockdown, visiting canceled

EASTERN OREGON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION RETURNS TO LOCKDOWN, VISITING CANCELED


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2014 12:03 AM
Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) returned to lockdown Friday night after a disturbance involving 14 inmates. Visiting is now canceled until further notice. No other details are available at this time.

EOCI was placed on lockdown May 26 following multiple inmate fights. It had transitioned from lockdown to normal operations earlier in the day on Friday, and visiting was set to resume on Saturday, May 31. An ongoing investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of both the May 26th and Friday's incident.

EOCI is a medium security prison located in Pendleton that houses approximately 1,700 men in custody. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment, mental health, and work opportunities. The buildings that make up EOCI were constructed in 1912 and 1913 and were originally used as a state mental hospital. After two years of renovation, EOCI received its first inmates in June 1985.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution returns to normal operations

EASTERN OREGON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION RETURNS TO NORMAL OPERATIONS


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 4:35 PM
Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) transitioned from lockdown to normal operations today. Visiting will return to regular operations on Saturday, May 31. The decision to return to normal operations was based on the continued appropriate behavior of the general institution population.

EOCI was placed on lockdown May 26 following multiple inmate fights. An ongoing investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the incident.

EOCI is a medium security prison located in Pendleton that houses approximately 1,700 men in custody. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment, mental health, and work opportunities. The buildings that make up EOCI were constructed in 1912 and 1913 and were originally used as a state mental hospital. After two years of renovation, EOCI received its first inmates in June 1985.

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Update: Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 99E north of Canby (Photo)

UPDATE: SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 99E NORTH OF CANBY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 4:31 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday's two vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred on Highway 99E at S. Haines Road north of Canby. The name of one driver is released in this update. The other driver's name is withheld until OSP confirms family has been notified.

Preliminary information indicates on May 30, 2014 at approximately 11:35 a.m., a 2007 Toyota Prius four-door driven by a 74-year old male was in the left turn lane southbound on Highway 99E at the S. Haines Road intersection. The Toyota began turning left and was struck by a 2013 GMC Yukon four-door wagon traveling in the left northbound lane.

The Toyota's driver was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious injuries.

The GMC's driver, SCOTT BUSH, age 46, from Camas, Washington, was transported by ground ambulance to Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center with minor injuries. He has been treated and released.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Canby Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon City Police Department, Canby Fire District, and ODOT. The highway was blocked for over an hour and was re-opened in both directions about 12:45 p.m.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution returns to normal operations

EASTERN OREGON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION RETURNS TO NORMAL OPERATIONS


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 4:20 PM
Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) transitioned from lockdown to normal operations today. Visiting will return to regular operations on Saturday, May 31. The decision to return to normal operations was based on the continued appropriate behavior of the general institution population.

EOCI was placed on lockdown May 26 following multiple inmate fights on the recreation yard. An ongoing investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the incident.

EOCI is a medium security prison located in Pendleton that houses approximately 1,700 men in custody. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment, mental health, and work opportunities. The buildings that make up EOCI were constructed in 1912 and 1913 and were originally used as a state mental hospital. After two years of renovation, EOCI received its first inmates in June 1985.

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Camas-Washougal Fire Department Announces Retirement and New Promotion

CAMAS-WASHOUGAL FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AND NEW PROMOTION


News Release from Camas-Washougal Fire Department
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 3:19 PM
Longtime Camas-Washougal Fire Department Captain Earl Scott retired on May 30, 2014 after serving nearly 23 years first with the Washougal Fire Department and then completing his tenure with the combined Camas-Washougal Fire Department. Hired on October 15, 1991, Captain Scott was heavily involved in firefighter safety programs and fire and building code enforcement. CWFD extends its gratitude to Captain Scott for his many years of dedicated service to our communities and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

Captain Scott's retirement left an immediate captain's vacancy. Earlier today, CWFD announced the immediate promotion of Firefighter/Paramedic Ben Silva to the position of Captain. Captain Silva was hired at the Camas Fire Department on February 16, 1999. Captain Silva has assisted with emergency vehicle design, mapping, and the department's safety program. CWFD would like to congratulate Captain Silva on his well-earned promotion.
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Oregon State Fair Council Executive Committee will meet in Salem June 5, 2014

OREGON STATE FAIR COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WILL MEET IN SALEM JUNE 5, 2014


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 2:58 PM
News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // May 31, 2014

Media Contact: Andrea Fogue, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department // Desk: 503-986-0576

Salem OR - The Oregon State Fair Council's Executive Committee will meet in the Floral Building at the Oregon State Fairgrounds and Exposition Center in Salem on June 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Topics for the June 5 meeting include discussion of intergovernmental agreements and the process for hiring a Chief Executive Officer.

Those needing special accommodations to attend should contact Brenda Schorr at 503-986-0788 to make arrangements at least three days in advance.

The council is charged with creating a new, sustainable business model for the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center, and Council members have the authority to execute a business strategy.

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Red Cross Responds to Aurora, Ore. House Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO AURORA, ORE. HOUSE FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 2:55 PM
Red Cross volunteers this afternoon responded to a disaster in the 200 block of Boones Ferry Rd in Aurora, OR. This single-family fire affected two adults and one pet. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
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Preliminary Information: Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 99E north of Canby (Photo)

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 99E NORTH OF CANBY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 1:10 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday's two vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred on Highway 99E at S. Haines Road north of Canby.

Preliminary information indicates on May 30, 2014 at approximately 11:35 a.m., a 2007 Toyota Prius four-door driven by an adult male was in the left turn lane southbound on Highway 99E at the S. Haines Road intersection. The Toyota began turning left and was struck by a 2013 GMC Yukon four-door wagon traveling in the left northbound lane.

The Toyota's driver was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious injuries.

The GMC's adult male driver was transported by ground ambulance to Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center with minor injuries.

Names of the involved drivers will be released later today.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Canby Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon City Police Department, Canby Fire District, and ODOT. The highway was blocked for over an hour and was re-opened in both directions about 12:45 p.m.

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Oregon State Police: Injury Crash Hwy 99E north of Canby at S. Haines Rd. Tows on scene, 2 transported, hwy to be opened soon. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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Man escapes state run facility and assaults family

MAN ESCAPES STATE RUN FACILITY AND ASSAULTS FAMILY


News Release from Newberg-Dundee Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 12:11 PM
May 30, 2014


On May 29, 2014 at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon Richard Lee Wright escaped from a state operated community group home located at 918 Charles Street in Newberg, after assaulting a female staff member.

Richard Wright then entered a neighbor's residence, a private home next door, located at 920 Charles Street, and assaulted a 7 year old boy who lives in the home. The injury and swelling to the boy's face was a result of Richard Wright punching him multiple times.

As Wright was punching the 7 year old his mother attempted to intervene and rescue the boy. Richard Wright then punched the mother causing injuries to her forehead and left side of her face as well. The mother was able to push Wright out of her home while he continued to hit her.

During this assault the 10 year old brother was able to call 911 to notify the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. Officers arrived within minutes and took Richard Wright into custody. The mother and son assaulted during this event were transported to Providence Newberg Hospital for the treatment of their injuries.

On behalf of the family and safety of the neighborhood the Newberg-Dundee Police Department has contacted representatives of the group home and requested that Richard Lee Wright be placed somewhere else immediately.


Richard Lee Wright, 32, was arrested and lodged at the Yamhill County Jail. Wright is being held on the following charges:

Trespass in the 1st degree
Reckless Endangering
Assault in the third degree
2 Counts of Assault in the fourth degree

The family has expressed they do not wish to speak to the press about this event.
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Pedestrian Safety Continues to be a Top Priority

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CONTINUES TO BE A TOP PRIORITY


News Release from Newberg-Dundee Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 12:10 PM
The Newberg-Dundee Police Department with the partnership of a grant from Oregon Impact, will conduct the third in a series of six events to be held from April through September. This campaign focuses on pedestrian and motorist violations and distracted driving. However, any witnessed violation is subject to enforcement.

The next operation is set to be held on Friday June 06, 2014 from approximately 1pm - 6pm on E. Hancock Street near Edwards Street. An alternate location on E Hancock Street or E First Street in Newberg may also be chosen.

The second of these six campaigns was held on May 22, 2014. That day a total of 14 citations and 39 warnings were issued. Some of the violations observed were for Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk, Passing a Stopped Vehicle for a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk, Driving Uninsured, Driving While Suspended, Failing to Wear Seat Belt and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Using a Mobile Communication Device.

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department would like to remind motorists and pedestrians alike to be mindful of crosswalks and traffic signals that assist in the control and safety of pedestrian traffic. Also, we remind motorists to refrain from talking on the phone or texting while driving. All of these behaviors are traffic violations and subject to enforcement. More importantly, they are high risk behaviors that can
lead to a traffic crash.

Finally, we would like to stress the importance of parents or caregivers of children and toddlers, to be particularly mindful. Toddlers especially, have a frequent tendency to not be aware of the dangers of their surroundings. Often times when walking along a sidewalk or exiting a business that is along a busy street, a toddler will dart out of arms reach of their parent and into traffic, causing serious injury or death. The importance of paying close attention to and holding on to your children when close to roadways cannot be overstated.
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Thousands of People Expected to Attend the Starlight Run and Parade on Saturday Night (Photo)

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE STARLIGHT RUN AND PARADE ON SATURDAY NIGHT (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 11:56 AM
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On Saturday May 31, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau expects tens of thousands of spectators to come into Downtown Portland in the afternoon and evening to watch the Rose Festival's Starlight Run and Parade.

The Starlight Run begins at 7:30 p.m. and the parade begins at 8:30 p.m.

Officers from all three precincts, the Traffic Division and the Transit Police Division will be all along the parade route to keep spectators safe and to respond to any calls for service.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to encourage spectators to avoid bringing bags and other equipment to the parade that isn't necessary and to avoid leaving items unattended.

Spectators seeing anything suspicious or incidents needing police service are asked to call 9-1-1 or to flag down an officer. If you see something, say something.

The Starlight Parade is expected to be a safe event for all spectators and participants.

Street closures in the Downtown core will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m. and will become significant at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Downtown traffic will be substantially impacted throughout the run and parade so drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes and parade-goers are encouraged to use mass transit. MAX trains will be running throughout the run and parade.

For more details about the Rose Festival's Starlight Parade, please visit http://www.rosefestival.org/event/starlight-parade

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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Injury Crash Hwy 99E north of Canby at S. Haines Rd. Hwy blocked, LifeFlight activated. No more info. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 20W between Sisters and Bend in Deschutes County

FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 20W BETWEEN SISTERS AND BEND IN DESCHUTES COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 10:37 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday evening's fatal traffic crash involving two vehicles along Highway 20W between Sisters and Bend. The crash resulted in the death of an adult female and non-life threatening injuries to two men.

On May 29, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a 1992 Ford Explorer driven by APRIL LOIS JEGGLIE, age 39, from Bend, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20W near Fryrear Road when it crossed the centerline and collided nearly head-on with a westbound 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup occupied by two men. After impact, the Ford Explorer continued for a brief distance and then left the highway, rolling over.

JEGGLIE, who was driving with a suspended operator's license, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The pickup's driver, CODY HERBURGER, age 27, from Sisters, was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with non-life threatening injuries. Passenger NICKALAUS NEWPORT, age 29, from Sisters, received minor injury but refused ambulance transport. He was taken to the hospital later by a family member for an examination.

OSP troopers from the Bend Area Command office and OSP collision reconstructionists are continuing the investigation. Safety restraint use is also pending confirmation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sisters - Camp Sherman Fire District, Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District, Bend Fire Department, and ODOT.

The highway was partially closed for about two hours with a detour in place.

No photographs available for release at this time.

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PGE to host party for renewable power customers

PGE TO HOST PARTY FOR RENEWABLE POWER CUSTOMERS


News Release from PGE
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 10:14 AM
Downloadable file: 100K_Event_Media_Advisory_05_30_14.docx
Morrison Bridge will be lit up green all week to celebrate PGE's 100,000 renewable customers

When: Friday, May 30, 4-7 p.m.

Where: 2 World Trade Center Plaza - corner of Southwest 1st Avenue and Salmon Street

What: More than 1,000 PGE renewable power customers have RSVP'd to celebrate their support of renewable energy and a major milestone: more than 100,000 customers have signed up for PGE renewable power. That's more than any utility in the nation.

Visuals: Music, stilt walking, entertainment, face-painting, temporary tattoos, appearance by Timbers and Thorns players. Several electric vehicles, including a bright-red Tesla roadster. Light food and beverages will be served by several businesses that purchase PGE renewable energy.

Why: By choosing renewable power from PGE, this community of more than 100,000 customers has purchased more than 5.6 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy to date, which is enough to:

* Light up the iconic "Portland, Oregon" sign for more than 145,000 years.
* Charge more than 1.3 million electric vehicles (EVs) with zero-emission electricity for one year.
* Operate 1 million organic food carts for a year.
* Run all the ski lifts on Mt. Hood for 449 years.

For more information, visit PortlandGeneral.com/100K. Follow the event: #100Krenewables

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Correction to Last Name: Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 near Meacham in Umatilla County (Photo)

CORRECTION TO LAST NAME: FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 84 NEAR MEACHAM IN UMATILLA COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 10:00 AM
Downloadable file: 052914.fatal.i84_mp238.3.jpg
Downloadable file: 052914.fatal.i84_mp238.2.jpg
Correction: The victim's last name is NASH, not Bush. We apologize for the error.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Meacham. The victim's name is released after next of kin notification was made this morning.

According to Sergeant Sterling Hall, on May 29, 2014 at approximately 1:35 p.m., a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicle driven by BARBARA MAY NASH, age 76, from Pendleton, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 238. According to a witness, the vehicle passed using the left lane and then drifted to the right onto the shoulder. It continued into the gravel off the pavement, traveling over 400 feet before going up an embankment and onto a guardrail. The vehicle came to rest on its passenger side off the eastbound lanes.

NASH was pronounced deceased at the scene. Safety restraints use information is not available.

OSP troopers from the Pendleton and La Grande offices are continung the investigation into the cause of the crash.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Umatilla Tribal Fire Department and ODOT. Union County Sheriff's Office assisted OSP with locating next of kin.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Death Investigation - Crescent Lake Area in Klamath County

DEATH INVESTIGATION - CRESCENT LAKE AREA IN KLAMATH COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 9:30 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is completing an investigation into the accidental death of a 72-year old Crescent Lake-area man Thursday evening while trying to cut down a tree on his property.

On May 29, 2014 at approximately 8:40 p.m., an OSP trooper responded to a report of a deceased male in the 12000 block of Cruickshank Drive southeast of Crescent Lake. Upon arrival about 40 minutes later, OSP was met by Chemult Rural Fire Protection District personnel who confirmed a deceased male was pinned under a tree.

Subsequent investigation indicates EUGENE FRANK ANDREWS, age 72, was attempting to cut down a tree approximately 1 foot in diameter when it fell, striking him in the head. ANDREWS had tied a rope to the tree and was putting tension on it with an ATV. He was about twenty feet away from the tree's base when it fell and struck him.

The time of death hasn't been confirmed. His wife, who found him and reported the incident, had just returned to the property from out of town. Friends and neighbors contacted by OSP said they last saw him on Wednesday about noon.

OSP Trooper Jeremiah Beckert is the lead investigator.

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Update: Name & Photos - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 near Meacham in Umatilla County (Photo)

UPDATE: NAME & PHOTOS - FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 84 NEAR MEACHAM IN UMATILLA COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 8:50 AM
Downloadable file: 052914.fatal.i84_mp238.3.jpg
Downloadable file: 052914.fatal.i84_mp238.2.jpg
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Meacham. The victim's name is released after next of kin notification was made this morning.

According to Sergeant Sterling Hall, on May 29, 2014 at approximately 1:35 p.m., a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicle driven by BARBARA MAY BUSH, age 76, from Pendleton, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 238. According to a witness, the vehicle passed using the left lane and then drifted to the right onto the shoulder. It continued into the gravel off the pavement, traveling over 400 feet before going up an embankment and onto a guardrail. The vehicle came to rest on its passenger side off the eastbound lanes.

BUSH was pronounced deceased at the scene. Safety restraints use information is not available.

OSP troopers from the Pendleton and La Grande offices are continung the investigation into the cause of the crash.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Umatilla Tribal Fire Department and ODOT. Union County Sheriff's Office assisted OSP with locating next of kin.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Red Cross Responds To Carson Washington Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO CARSON WASHINGTON FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 7:11 AM
On 5-29-2014, at 9:00 PM, the Red Cross responded to a residential fire on Foster Road in Carson, Washington.

This single-family fire affected 2 adults and 1 pet. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
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US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District

US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District: Closed. Due to a power outage at Block 300 impacting building HVAC and water supplies Block 300 is closed today. Crews are working to restore power. This only impacts Block 300 employees. All others report as normal. Future updates will be posted to the Employee Information Line. UPDATE

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US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District

US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District: Opening at 9 am. Due to a power outage at Block 300 impacting building HVAC and water supplies, employees should call the Employee Information Line for updates prior to reporting to work. Crews are working to restore power. This only impacts Block 300 employees. All others report as normal.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

POINT Team serves warrant in Dallas for Heroin and Meth (Photo)

POINT TEAM SERVES WARRANT IN DALLAS FOR HEROIN AND METH (PHOTO)


News Release from Polk Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 10:11 PM
Downloadable file: Craver
On May 29th, 2014 at about 3 pm the Polk County Inter Agency Narcotics Team (POINT) served a search warrant at 1141 SW Fairview Ave in Dallas stemming from tips the team received starting at the beginning of May of this year. The POINT team consists of one detective from the Oregon State Police, the Dallas, Independence and Monmouth Police Departments and a sergeant who supervises the team from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

The POINT team arrested 27 year old Calvin Craver, who resides at 1141 SW Fairview Ave in Dallas as part of this investigation. During the search warrant service detectives located 19.8 grams of heroin and 23.6 grams of methamphetamine. Along with the heroin and methamphetamine detectives found numerous items used for packaging and weighing of drugs and a video surveillance system on the exterior of the house. Polk County Sheriff's Office Sergeant and POINT supervisor Mark Garton stated, "Evidence also suggests that the sales of methamphetamine and heroin from this residence have been ongoing for some time which has been a continual and substantial burden to the neighborhood and residents surrounding this house". Sergeant Garton also said, "It is difficult for one agency in Polk County by itself to complete this type of investigation and have the same outcome as the POINT team did today and I am thankful for the investment that each agency provides to the team."

A 2005 Mercedes Benz was also seized that belonged to Craver.

Calvin Craver was lodged at the Polk County Jail and charged with the following crimes:

Unlawful Possession of Meth - Bail $15,000
Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine (Commercial drug offense) - Bail $40,000
Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine (substantial quantity) - Bail $25,000
Unlawful Possession of Heroin - Bail $25,000
Unlawful Delivery of Heroin (commercial drug offense) - Bail $500,000
Unlawful Manufacture of Heroin (substantial quantity) - Bail $40,000

Total Bail - $645,000
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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Fatal Crash Hwy 20W MP 9 between Bend & Sisters. 2 vehs, hwy blocked. Info expected 2 B released Friday. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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14 Year Old Arrested After Threatening to Blow Up School

14 YEAR OLD ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING TO BLOW UP SCHOOL


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 4:45 PM
Yesterday at about 2:00 p.m., the Marion County Sheriff's Office was called to the Oasis Brooks Program a local school in the 10000 block of 71st Avenue NE. Staff reported to deputies that a 14 year old student threatened to blow up the school after becoming upset with teachers.

According to the investigator, Deputy Colby Korte, "In today's climate we have to take any threat against a school seriously." The threats led deputies to contact the boy at home and after being questioned, he admitted that staff made him angry so he threatened to build a bomb and blow up the school.

The suspect's residence was searched and no bombs or bomb making materials were located. As a result of his actions and threats the student was arrested and transported to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. The suspect is facing charges of menacing, disorderly conduct and harassment.

Any specific questions regarding the Oasis Program should be directed to Brian Florip at the Willamette Education Service District at 503-385-4626.
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Preliminary Information: Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 near Meacham in Umatilla County

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 84 NEAR MEACHAM IN UMATILLA COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 4:14 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are still on scene investigating Thursday afternoon's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Meacham. The victim's name and residence information will be released after confirmation of next of kin notifications.

According to Sergeant Sterling Hall, preliminary information indicates on May 29, 2014 at approximately 1:35 p.m., a sport utility vehicle driven by an elderly adult female was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 238. According to a witness, the vehicle passed using the left lane and then drifted to the right onto the shoulder. It continued into the gravel off the pavement, traveling several hundred feet before going up an embankment and onto a guardrail. The vehicle came to rest on its passenger side off the eastbound lanes.

The female driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP troopers from the Pendleton and La Grande offices are involved in the scene investigation and determination of the cause of the crash.

OSP is assisted at the scene by Umatilla Tribal Fire Department and ODOT.

No photographs for release at this time.

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Oregon Health Policy Board to meet June 3 in Portland

OREGON HEALTH POLICY BOARD TO MEET JUNE 3 IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 3:22 PM
May 29, 2014

What: sThe board will hear an update on the Transition Project, which is responsible for managing the changes in eligibility for the next open enrollment period in November 2014. It will also hear a presentation from the Task Force on the Future of Public Health Services, as well as information on the second OHPB Health System Dashboard release. Public testimony will be heard beginning at 3:45 p.m.

When: Tuesday, June 3, 1-4 p.m.

Where: New location! OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3033 SW Bond Ave., third floor, Room 4. The meeting will also be available via live Web stream. 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:
--Transition Project update;
--Presentation: Task Force on the Future of Public Health Services;
--Second OHPB Health System Dashboard release;
--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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Volunteer Arrested for Theft of School Money (Photo)

VOLUNTEER ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF SCHOOL MONEY (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 3:04 PM
Downloadable file: Surveillance Photo
May 29, 2014, Washington County Sheriff's Detectives arrested a Banks High School volunteer for theft of school funds. The money was supposed to be used to support school programs.

On January 22, 2014, the Banks High School administration called the Sheriff's Office to report a possible theft that occurred on school property. The deputy learned that the administration was viewing surveillance video for an unrelated matter when they saw what appeared to be Cindy Schorn, 53, from Banks, stealing money.

Ms. Schorn has been a volunteer with the school district for eight years and one of her responsibilities was to collect the money for entry to basketball games. She would sit at a table in the hallway with a cash box while accepting the entry fees. It appeared that while Ms. Schorn was selling tickets to a basketball game, she took money out of the cash box and then placed the money into her pants pocket. This was observed on video on two occasions at two different basketball games by the administration.

The Banks School District fully cooperated with the investigation. The Sheriff's Deputy contacted the Washington County Property Crimes Detectives to assist with the case. Sheriff's Detectives utilized enhanced surveillance capabilities, and on a third occasion, observed Ms. Schorn take money out of the cash box and place the money in her pocket (photo attached).

On May 13, 2014, Cindy Schorn was issued a criminal citation of arrest for three counts of Third Degree Theft. She is scheduled to appear in court on June 12, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
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Media Advisory: PF&R Citizen and Firefighter Awards Ceremony this evening at 7:00pm

MEDIA ADVISORY: PF&R CITIZEN AND FIREFIGHTER AWARDS CEREMONY THIS EVENING AT 7:00PM


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 2:54 PM
Awards and special recognition will be given to a few special members of our community and Portland Firefighters for outstanding acts of heroism and exemplary job performance this evening. One of the highest honors, the "Silver Medal of Valor" will be awarded to Nick Weichal who pulled two motorist from a burning vehicle on Hwy. 26 earlier this year. "Firefighter of the Year" and "Safe Driver of the Year" will also be recognized, amongst others, by Fire Chief Erin Janssens. We welcome you to join us at 7pm this evening to appreciate these special accomplishments.
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Missing Child - Possible suspicious circumstances

MISSING CHILD - POSSIBLE SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 2:31 PM
UPDATE: Missing girl found safe! Returned to family. Thanks to all who assisted.

UPDATE Detectives have established a Tip line of 360 772-2565
DERYAVKO is pronounced "DARE-YAV-COE"
Please retweet missing person information @Clarkcosheriff and Clark County Sheriff Facebook

Clark County Sheriff's Office - Case # S14-6018
Clark County Sheriff's Deputies and detectives are investigating the disappearance of an (11) Eleven year old DERYAVKO, Kristina Alexandria
Date of Birth 10/24/2002 white female, 4'11" tall weighing 80 LBS with dark blond shoulder length hair and blue eyes. Kristina was last seen wearing a long sleeve red sweater and black slip on shoes with zebra striped bows.

Kristina's parents discovered her missing from her bedroom this morning, 05/29/2014 at their residence of 27721 NE Lewisville Hwy. She has no history of being a runaway.
Search and rescue volunteers have been summoned to the area. Anyone with information on Kristina's disappearance is asked to call 911.
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Missing Child - Possible suspicious circumstances (Photo)

MISSING CHILD - POSSIBLE SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES (PHOTO)


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 2:07 PM
Downloadable file: Kristina Deryavko
UPDATE Detectives have established a Tip line of 360 772-2565
DERYAVKO is pronounced "DARE-YAV-COE"
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Clark County Sheriff's Office - Case # S14-6018
Clark County Sheriff's Deputies and detectives are investigating the disappearance of an (11) Eleven year old DERYAVKO, Kristina Alexandria
Date of Birth 10/24/2002 white female, 4'11" tall weighing 80 LBS with dark blond shoulder length hair and blue eyes. Kristina was last seen wearing a long sleeve red sweater and black slip on shoes with zebra striped bows.

Kristina's parents discovered her missing from her bedroom this morning, 05/29/2014 at their residence of 27721 NE Lewisville Hwy. She has no history of being a runaway.
Search and rescue volunteers have been summoned to the area. Anyone with information on Kristina's disappearance is asked to call 911.
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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Fatal Crash I-84 WB west of Meacham MP 238. One vehicle off road, 1 victim. Police, fire & ODOT on scene. Info released later.

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Self Storage Fire in Clackamas (Photo) *Update*

SELF STORAGE FIRE IN CLACKAMAS (PHOTO) *UPDATE*


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 1:51 PM
Downloadable file: self storage 3
Downloadable file: self storage 2
Downloadable file: self storage 1
***Update***

The cause of the early morning fire on Sunday May 25, at the Self Storage unit in Clackamas has been ruled an arson by Fire Investigators. The fire, which caused $35,000 in damage to the structure and $10,000 in damage to contents is still open and the investigation is being led by the Oregon State Police. If anyone has any information relating to this incident they are asked to call the Clackamas Fire Prevention Office at 503.742.2660.

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Fire apparatus from multiple Clackamas stations responded to a fire located in a secure self storage business located at 11485 SE 82nd. Firefighters contained the blaze to two units in just 25 minutes. First reports came from neighbors smelling smoke at midnight, and was upgraded to a first alarm fire soon after fire personnel arrived. Due to the nature of the commercial property, Firefighters were required to force open the gated business, and use specialty saws to access the involved units. Nearly 1000 feet of hose was used to gain water from a hydrant down the street to suppress the heavily packed storage units. Investigators are currently on scene searching for a cause, and we are thankful to report that no injuries were sustained during operations.
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Missing Child - Possible suspicious circumstances (Photo)

MISSING CHILD - POSSIBLE SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES (PHOTO)


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 12:19 PM
Downloadable file: Kristina Deryavko
Clark County Sheriff's Office - Case # S14-6018
Clark County Sheriff's Deputies and detectives are investigating the disappearance of an (11) Eleven year old DERYAVKO, Kristina Alexandria
Date of Birth 10/24/2002 white female, 4'11" tall weighing 80 LBS with dark blond shoulder length hair and blue eyes. Kristina was last seen wearing a long sleeve red sweater and black slip on shoes with zebra striped bows.

Kristina's parents discovered her missing from her bedroom this morning, 05/29/2014 at their residence of 27721 NE Lewisville Hwy. She has no history of being a runaway.
Search and rescue volunteers have been summoned to the area. Anyone with information on Kristina's disappearance is asked to call 911.
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PPB Youth Services Hosts 3rd Student Police Academy

PPB YOUTH SERVICES HOSTS 3RD STUDENT POLICE ACADEMY


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 12:00 PM
The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division will sponsor its 3rd Student Police Academy on Friday, May 30, 2014, at Woodrow Wilson High School (1151 SW Vermont | Portland, OR 97219). The Academy begins at 8:00 a.m. in the school gym. Wilson's own School Resource Officer John Romero and other Youth Services Division School Resource Officers assigned to Portland Public, Parkrose and David Douglas Schools, along with Detectives and the Forensic Evidence Division from the Portland Police Bureau will be on hand to instruct classes on Traffic, Investigations and Use of Force. The media is invited to observe.

Background and Mission:
The Youth Services Division (YSD) is a group of individuals who come from various colorful backgrounds, who work together as a team to create an environment that serves youth and the overall community very well. The number one goal is to keep our children and community safe by helping to build an environment where people feel safe while also emphasizing and prioritizing the importance of education to youth. The members of PPB/YSD develop sustainable partnerships and work to use the best and most effective and collaborative strategies available to focus on youth. Their ultimate goal of the division is to work with our educational partners to create an environment where children can thrive.


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Sheriff's Office gains OAA state accreditation (Photo)

SHERIFF'S OFFICE GAINS OAA STATE ACCREDITATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 11:54 AM
Downloadable file: (l-r) OAA Executive Director Ed Boyd, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Policy Analyst Andrew Gale, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts
Downloadable file: (l-r) Clackamas County Undersheriff Matt Ellington, Lt. Lee Eby, Captain Dave O'Shaughnessy, Chief Deputy Kevin Layng, Lt. Kevin Thies, Captain Mike Alexander, Policy Analyst Andrew Gale, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts
Video of official presentation of OAA's Cert ificate of State Accreditation:
http://www.clackamas.us/bcc/business/bcc20140522.html

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office recently completed an accreditation process through the Oregon Accreditation Alliance (http://www.oracall.org/ ).

Accreditation is a process that involves voluntary, independent verification of established standards by an outside organization of professionals and peers. It's a process that confirms a high standard of professionalism in an agency. It's also relatively new to law enforcement. In 1983, the New York State Sheriffs' Association became the first law-enforcement organization in the country to develop an accreditation program for its members. It was a success -- and inspired the creation of the Oregon Accreditation Alliance (OAA) in 2000. OAA is now one of 26 state law-enforcement accrediting bodies evaluating agencies across the United States.

There are 102 OAA accreditation standards, covering the full spectrum of law-enforcement ethics and procedures. The Sheriff's Office cross-referenced its policy manual with OAA standards and establishing working groups at various rank levels to speed the process along. This led to a rewrite of CCSO's policy manual -- which was uploaded to a policy-software platform that allows employees to access and search CCSO policy from anywhere.

"The advantages of accreditation are enormous," said Sheriff Craig Roberts. "When I first took office, I made a commitment to do this. The process inspired us to take a careful look at our existing policies and procedures. This process alone was incredible for our long-term health as an agency. Beyond that, it builds public trust. It also provides other long-term advantages: Just for example, some grants require you to be accredited. We've really raised our standard with this process."

"Accreditation doesn't just prove compliance," explains CCSO Policy Analyst Andrew Gale, who helped spearhead the accreditation process. "It establishes a dynamic process of internal communication and improvement. The very process of seeking accreditation enhances the agency by prompting an internal review of its basic operations."

On Thursday, May 22, the Clackamas County Commissioners recognized the Sheriff's Office's achievement during its weekly meeting. Ed Boyd, Executive Director of OAA and a former chief of police, presented Sheriff Craig Roberts with an Official Certificate of State Accreditation and spoke about the many advantages of accreditation. You can watch video of the presentation here: http://www.clackamas.us/bcc/business/bcc20140522.html

Ed Boyd's remarks during the meeting before presenting the Sheriff with OAA's Certificate of State Accreditation:
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"Accreditation means that an agency, their operations, their management, their policies and procedures meet the best practices the industry has to offer. The accreditation process in general is a progressive and contemporary way of helping law-enforcement agencies evaluate and improve their overall performance -- and provides formal and professional recognition that an organization meets or exceeds best-practice expectations of service and quality in the profession.

"In Oregon right now, 32% of all law-enforcement agencies are currently involved in the accreditation program, and just a little over 20% of those agencies are accredited -- so you're still talking about a very select group of agencies in the state.

"It also, in my opinion, takes courage for an organization to take on the rigorous accreditation process. Any time the chief executive officer of an organization invites an outside third party into their department to review and inspect everything associated with their operations and render an opinion as to whether they meet a set of best-practice standards for that profession, that by itself shows commitment, transparency and dedication to excellence.

"The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office joined the Oregon Accreditation Alliance in 2005, and has been steadily and diligently working towards state accreditation. This is the agency's first award of accreditation. An on-site assessment for accreditation was conducted, and an original award of accreditation was conferred by the Oregon Accreditation Alliance Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.

"Although accreditation, as the Sheriff mentioned, is an agency-wide process with involvement by many, many people, special recognition needs to go to Policy Analyst Andy Gale for his outstanding effort and performance as Accreditation Manager for his agency and preparing the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office for its on-site review process."
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To learn more about the Oregon Accreditation Alliance, visit http://www.oracall.org/

If you have questions about developing an accreditation roadmap for your own law-enforcement agency, contact Sheriff's Policy Analyst Andrew Gale at agale@clackamas.us or (503) 785-5014.

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Update: Photos - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 58 east of Oakridge in Lane County (Photo)

UPDATE: PHOTOS - FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 58 EAST OF OAKRIDGE IN LANE COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 11:50 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday evening's single vehicle fatal traffic c rash that resulted in the death of a 61-year old male along Highway 58 about two miles east of Oakridge.

On May 28, 2014 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 2005 Dodge R250 pickup driven by RONNIE LEE SIEBEN, age 61, from Oakridge, was traveling eastbound on Highway 58 near milepost 38. For an unknown reason, as the pickup entered a left curve it traveled straight off the highway and went airborne over Salt Creek. The pickup landed on the opposite side of the creek, where SIEBEN was ejected out onto the ground. The pickup came to rest on its wheels in the water.

SIEBEN, who was not using safety restraints, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP troopers from Oakridge and Springfield offices are investigating. Senior Trooper Ron Martin is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Oakridge Police Department, Oakridge Fire & EMS, ODOT, and a Bend police officer traveling through the area.

The pickup remained in the creek overnight and is scheduled to be removed today.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Vancouver Police Seeking Assistance to Identify Bank Robber (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEKING ASSISTANCE TO IDENTIFY BANK ROBBER (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 10:59 AM
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Vancouver, Wash.- On April 16, 2014, a male entered a Riverview Bank branch in Vancouver, Washington, presented a demand note to the teller and robbed the bank. The suspect initially fled on foot, and may have gotten into a dark-colored pick up.

Vancouver Police Detectives are attempting to identify the suspect who is a white male, possibly in his 20's, less than 6 feet tall, with a slightly heavy build. A surveillance photo of the suspect is attached.

Anyone with information about the robbery or identity of the suspect is asked to contact Vancouver Police Detective Barbara Knoeppel at (360) 487-7436 or the Vancouver Police Tip Line at (360) 487-7399.


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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
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Marion County Pet Amnesty Day

MARION COUNTY PET AMNESTY DAY


News Release from Jefferson Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 10:38 AM
Jefferson Volunteer Fire Association and Marion County Dog Services is hosting a Pet Amnesty Day on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Jefferson Fire Station at 189 N. Main St. Jefferson, OR 97352.

There will be information, food and games; sponsored by Petco, Oregon Mobile Veterinary Services, Safehaven Humane Society, J and J Groomers, Friends of Jefferson Library and the Jefferson Volunteer Firefighter Association.

You can vaccinate and license your dog. Santiam Equine Clinic will be at this event to give low cost vaccinations to your dogs for rabies and other preventable illnesses. Receive a free Rabies vaccination* with the purchase of a secondary vaccine. Late fees will be waived.


*First 250 vaccines; then only $10.00!
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AARP Driver Safety Classroom Course

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASSROOM COURSE


News Release from Jefferson Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 10:03 AM
Jefferson Fire District is hosting a AARP Driver Safety Classroom Course. Sign up to learn new laws, get safe driving tips, possibly lowering insurance rates. This is a one-day class on Saturday June 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Jefferson Fire District training room at 189 N. Main St., Jefferson Oregon. If you are interested please call 541-327-2822 to reserve your spot. The fee for AARP members is $15.00 and $20.00 non-members.
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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 58 east of Oakridge in Lane County

FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 58 EAST OF OAKRIDGE IN LANE COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 10:00 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday evening's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 61-year old male along Highway 58 about two miles east of Oakridge.

On May 28, 2014 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 2005 Dodge R250 pickup driven by RONNIE LEE SIEBEN, age 61, from Oakridge, was traveling eastbound on Highway 58 near milepost 38. For an unknown reason, as the pickup entered a left curve it traveled straight off the highway and went airborne over Salt Creek. The pickup landed on the opposite side of the creek, where SIEBEN was ejected out onto the ground. The pickup came to rest on its wheels in the water.

SIEBEN, who was not using safety restraints, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP troopers from Oakridge and Springfield offices are investigating. Senior Trooper Ron Martin is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Oakridge Police Department, Oakridge Fire & EMS, ODOT, and a Bend police officer traveling through the area.

The pickup remained in the creek overnight and is scheduled to be removed today.

No photographs available for release at this time.

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Artists Host Reception to Connect with PPB and Community (Photo)

ARTISTS HOST RECEPTION TO CONNECT WITH PPB AND COMMUNITY (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 10:00 AM
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Community Connection: Make-Coffee-Drink-Art will be on Saturday, May 31, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rosewood Initiative, located at 16126 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97233.

Artists Maria T.D. Inocencio and Mark R. Smith will be hosting a reception, free and open to the public. Sponsored with Percent for Art funds from the Portland Police Bureau's new East Portland Training Complex, the event will feature drinks, snacks, conversation and participatory art projects including a coffee cup tower construction and completion of a wall-sized connect-the -dots drawing. Also on view will be murals from Artist-in-Residence Rochelle Kulei's workshops with neighborhood resident.

Information about PPB's new state-of-the-art training complex, as well as plans for the artwork to be installed at the site. All are welcome.


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Uncontrolled Vegetation - A Fire Hazard

UNCONTROLLED VEGETATION - A FIRE HAZARD


News Release from Medford Fire-Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2014 9:51 AM
Downloadable file: Media Release: Uncontrolled Vegetation - A Fire Hazard
With warmer weather and fire season approaching, vegetation in fields, hillsides and unmaintained lots are beginning to dry out. Unmaintained dry vegetation creates a significant fire risk during fire season. Fire can race through such vegetation endangering lives and property. The best way to minimize the fire risk is to reduce the available fuels. Please do your part to reduce the threat of wildfire this year by cutting dry vegetation prior to fire season.

The City of Medford's weeds and grass ordinance takes effect beginning June 1st. According to the City's Municipal Code section 7.430, any property with uncontrolled/unmaintained grass, weeds, brush, or any like vegetation over 10 inches tall creates a fire hazard that must be abated. The exceptions are:

* Ornamental shrubs, bushes, or other like vegetation maintained and kept in a landscaped yard or place
* Any crop grown and maintained for agricultural purposes, or grass or other like vegetation grown and maintained for pasturage upon property fenced, zoned, and otherwise lawfully used for said purpose
* Any "natural area" within a public park in the City of Medford

An offense is punishable by a fine. In addition, if the City has to abate the hazard, the property owner will be responsible for the cost of the abatement of the hazard and associated administrative fees.

For more information, visit the following:
* About the vegetation ordinance and guidelines for vegetation abatement:
http://www.ci.medford.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=2037
* To submit a vegetation complaint, contact Code Enforcement at 541-774-2016 or submit the complaint on-line at the following location:
http://www.ci.medford.or.us/Contactus.asp
* If you live in the hillside areas and want more information about making your property more wildfire resistant, call Medford Fire-Rescue at 541-774-2300 to set up a free home evaluation or visit the following webpage:
http://www.ci.medford.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=343
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Fatal Crash Hwy 58 three miles east of Oakridge. Veh off road in water. Info to be released Thurs. No blockage but emergency responders on scene.

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