Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Shooting Investigation Underway in Woodstock Neighborhood

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN WOODSTOCK NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 11:30 PM
On Tuesday September 30, 2014, at 11:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 6100 block of Southeast 52nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a victim suffering critical injuries.

Multiple officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, are searching the neighborhood for a suspect or suspects in the shooting. The area affected is Southeast 49th to 57th Avenues, Woodstock Boulevard to Duke Street.

This is an active investigation and no additional information is available at this time. Updates will be provided when they become available.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

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Fire Prevention Week at East County Fire & Rescue

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AT EAST COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE


News Release from East (Clark) County Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 10:11 PM
Downloadable file: FP_WEEK_FLYER_2.docx
Working Smoke Detectors Save Lives
* You should have at least 1 working smoke detector
* You should check it once a month
* Have an escape plan for your family
* East County Fire and Rescue will come install or replace your smoke detectors
In Case of Emergency Call 911
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Vancouver Police seek assistance in locating stolen commercial vehicle

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING STOLEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 5:55 PM
Downloadable file: Stolen 2012 Peterbilt
The Vancouver Police are investigating the theft of two commercial truck cabs from industrial yards along the Columbia River waterfront. One of the trucks was recovered in the area where the second was taken during the evening hours of Saturday, September 27th. The outstanding truck is a bright red, 2012 Peterbilt Model 386, with a sleeper cab and no markings on the sides. This truck is seen in the attached photo, though it currently has the top aerodynamic cover removed. This v ehicle has reportedly been seen in both Portland and Vancouver. If located, contact local police for recovery.
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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: US 26, 2 miles east of of Dayville a power line is down and across the highway blocking all lanes. Power company have been notified. Do not attempt to cross down line. Expect delays of 20 minutes to 2 hours. Use alternate routes if available. Check TripCheck.com for update conditions.

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New York Man Arrested in Portland for Human Trafficking (Photo)

NEW YORK MAN ARRESTED IN PORTLAND FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 5:03 PM
Downloadable file: Clive_Taguoa_Morrison_Jr_24.jpg
Since the beginning of August 2014, members of the Portland Police Bureau Prostitution Coordination Team have been investigating a suspected human trafficker from the state of New York.

The human trafficker identified himself as "Tay" and responded to an undercover online advertisement PCT had posted during one of their missions. "Tay" contacted our undercover officer and offered to be their pimp.

Undercover PCT officers maintained contact with "Tay" and he eventually agreed to come to Portland and meet the undercover officer believing they were a prostitute willing to work for him.

With the assistance of Homeland Security Federal Agents, "Tay" was identified as 24-year-old Clive Taguoa Morrison. Morrison purchased a plane ticket to Portland and notified the undercover officers when he would arrive.

With the assistance of Homeland Security Federal Agents, Morrison was arrested at the Portland International Airport when he got off his flight on Monday September 29, 2014 in the evening.

Morrison was transported to the Multnomah County Jail and lodged on two counts of Promoting Prostitution.

The investigation is continuing by the Prostitution Coordination Team.

The Portland Police Bureau investigates reports of human trafficking and has created an email address for people to provide tips and non-emergency information to possible human trafficking activities. Tips can be emailed to stopslavery@portlandoregon.gov

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Vancouver's Old Apple Tree celebrates 188 years (Photo)

VANCOUVER'S OLD APPLE TREE CELEBRATES 188 YEARS (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 4:01 PM
Downloadable file: A boy turns the cider press at a recent Old Apple Tree Festival
Downloadable file: 2014 photo of Vancouver's Old Apple Tree
Downloadable file: 1923 photo of Vancouver's Old Apple Tree
Vancouver, Wash. - In 1826, the United States celebrated its 50th birthday, the American Temperance Society was founded, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died, songwriter Stephen Foster was born, and the oldest living apple tree in the Pacific Northwest was just a sprout.

Come celebrate the venerable tree's 188 years of life at Vancouver's annual Old Apple Tree Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Old Apple Tree Park, 112 S.E. Columbia Way, directly east of the Interstate 5 Bridge within the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

This year, the free, family-friendly festival features live music by On a Lark, Another Shade of Bluegrass, and the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association. There will also be fruit tree pruning demonstrations, arts and crafts for kids, ask-the-arborist sessions, Fort Vancouver Land Bridge tours and on-site food vendors. To participate in the apple cider pressing, bring your own clean apples and clean containers to take home your freshly pressed cider.

You can also get a free cutting to start your own piece of history.

Each year during the festival the Urban Forestry Commission gives away approximately 200 cuttings from the Old Apple Tree. While it's challenging to successfully propagate these cuttings, it is possible. The Commission wants to know how many people are able to successfully propagate their cutting. Bring your story or a photo of your Old Apple Tree; a map will show where descendants of the Old Apple Tree live.

Planted in 1826 at Fort Vancouver of modest beginnings, the noble Old Apple Tree is considered the matriarch of Washington State's apple industry. It has withstood flood, wind, ice, snow, steady human encroachment and breakage of a major limb in 2009. Despite all these challenges, the tree survives as a tangible reminder of how trees bridge generations, providing continuity between the past and the future.

The Old Apple Tree Festival is presented by the Urban Forestry Commission in partnership with the City of Vancouver's Urban Forestry, a Public Works Department program; Clark Public Utilities; Bartlett Tree Care; and the National Park Service.

For more information about the Old Apple Tree Festival and Vancouver's efforts to enhance the community's trees and the benefits they bring to residents and businesses, please call Urban Forestry at 360-487-8308 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry

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Gresham's climate change prize goes to local nonprofit

GRESHAM'S CLIMATE CHANGE PRIZE GOES TO LOCAL NONPROFIT


News Release from City of Gresham
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 3:18 PM
GRESHAM, Ore. - Tomorrow morning Mayor Shane Bemis will bestow winnings from the 2014 Mayors' Climate Protection Awards - a national environmental innovation award from The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) - to Friends of the Children, the Portland nonprofit opening a Gresham office next year.

Mayor Bemis and the City of Gresham won the Climate Protection Award in June at the USCM annual conference. The awards program recognizes mayors and cities for innovative programs that increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Bemis was recognized for Gresham's energy management program, which aims to quickly reduce the energy use of the City's top consumers in order to reach the City Council's ambitious energy reduction goals.

In addition to the distinction of being the 2014 winner, the City has the opportunity to direct a $15,000 gift provided by Walmart to a local nonprofit whose work intersects with sustainability.

Bemis and the City of Gresham selected Friends of the Children to receive the award in recognition of the efforts the nonprofit is making to employ sustainable building practices and energy conserving technology, including solar panels, in their new location in Gresham. Friends' programming incorporates sustainably-focused teaching that includes gardening and cooking with local, healthy foods.

Friends is a Portland-based nonprofit that provides 12.5 years of professional mentoring - from kindergarten entry to high school graduation - to children facing difficult financial, family or personal challenges. Friends of the Children is expanding in East County because need for the program is growing here. Friends' staff and supporters are raising $5 million to fund the renovation project.

"Friends of the Children is making an important investment in Gresham's youth, and we're pleased that we can connect them with this award from Walmart and the U.S. Conference of Mayors," Bemis said. "The City of Gresham believes strongly in supporting children and families, and we welcome Friends of the Children to our community."

Bemis and representatives from Walmart and USCM will present the $15,000 gift to Jonathan Sewell, a Gresham resident and member of the Friends' Ambassador Board, at 11 a.m. at the nonprofit's future East County site, located at 424 N.E. 172nd Ave. in the Rockwood neighborhood of Gresham.

"Friends of the Children is honored to partner with the City of Gresham to better serve the most vulnerable children of East County," Terri Sorensen, president of Friends of the Children, said. "We make a long term investment in our children, and we are thrilled to make a long term investment in Rockwood. We are committed to weaving sustainability into our new building, from green architecture, to gardens, to healthy cooking classes. Every aspect of this project is focused on building a strong future for our kids and our community."

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Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement Hosts Fall Voters' Forum, Oct. 20 (Photo)

BEAVERTON COMMITTEE FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT HOSTS FALL VOTERS' FORUM, OCT. 20 (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 3:11 PM
Downloadable file: Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement hosts a Voters' Forum on Oct. 20. Community members are invited to come at 6:15 p.m. to ask questions, meet with candidates, and learn about the measures.
The Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement (BCCI) will host a Voters' Forum on Monday, Oct. 20 from 6:15 to 9 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St) for the Nov. 4 election. Community members are invited to come at 6:15 p.m. to meet the candidates, learn about the measures , and enjoy refreshments. The Voters' Forum begins at 7 p.m.

"The Voters' Forum connects the community with their local government," said Rhonda Coakley, chair of the BCCI. "This event gives a unique and unedited view of the candidates, something that you are not going to get from just reading the Voters' Pamphlet. Asking direct questions provides great insight to the candidates and the issues of the day."

Questions are encouraged and should be directed to all candidates for a given position. Questions may be emailed in advance to neighbormail@BeavertonOregon.gov or attendees may arrive early to fill out question cards that evening. The deadline for email submissions is Friday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.

The following candidates and measures have been invited to participate. As participants are confirmed, the city's website will be updated with the latest information.

Invited Candidates:
State Senate 17th District
Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D) (I) (Incumbent)
John Verbeek (R) (L)

State Representative 27th District
Robert D Martin (L)
Tobias Read (D) (R) (Incumbent)

State Representative 28th District
Jeff Barker (D) (R) (Incumbent)
Lars D. H. Hedbor (L)

State Representative 34th District
Ken Helm (D)
Brenden King (L) (R)

Ballot Measures:
Measure 92 State of Oregon
Requires food manufacturers, retailers to label "genetically engineered" foods as such

Measure 34-221 Washington County
Washington County vehicle registration fee for road maintenance and operations

Measure 34-226 City of Beaverton
Authorizes bonds to rebuild city hall as a public safety center

The Beaverton Voters' Forum will also be broadcast live on Tualatin Valley Community Television (TVCTV), Channel 23. BCCI selects all of the races and measures to invite to the forum. For additional information, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/VotersForum or call Miles Glowacki in the Neighborhood Program at 503-526-3706.

The BCCI is charged by the Beaverton City Council to assist the city in developing, implementing and evaluating a community involvement program that ensures that individuals have the opportunity to be involved in all phases of the city's land use planning and decision making process. The committee is composed of a representative from each of the city's 11 Neighborhood Association Committees (NACs), and eight at-large members appointed by City Council.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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City Seeks Input on Future of Frog Pond Area

CITY SEEKS INPUT ON FUTURE OF FROG POND AREA


News Release from City of Wilsonville
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 3:06 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- Throughout the month of October the City seeks public input on draft plans for the Frog Pond Area and is hosting a variety of meetings, including a public open house from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. The City will also offer the opportunity to learn about the draft plans and provide feedback through an on-line open house.

The Frog Pond Area Plan is a City-led planning initiative funded in part by a $341,000 Metro grant that has been underway since March, 2014. When complete, the concept plan will establish a vision for the larger 500-acre Frog Pond area, including the Advance Road urban reserve area.

After conducting research and consulting with various stakeholders, the project team has developed a set of three land-use and transportation alternatives that are now ready for public review and feedback. Each of the three draft plans proposes a unique approach to how the Frog Pond Area might be developed primarily as a residential area.

In order to obtain feedback on the three draft alternatives, the City invites the public to learn more about the proposed plans at one of the following upcoming events and meetings, all of which are open to the public and held at Wilsonville City Hall:

* Frog Pond Area Task Force meeting: Thursday, October 2, 6 p.m. Meeting includes a brief public comment period.
* City Council Work Session briefing by project team: Monday, October 6, 5 p.m. This meeting can be viewed on Wilsonville TV Channel 30.
* Planning Commission briefing by project team: Wednesday, October 8, 6 p.m. This meeting can be viewed on Wilsonville TV Channel 30.
* Public open house: Thursday, October 16, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. There will be a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m., with informal, drop-in question and answer opportunities the remainder of the time.
* On line open house, available from October 10 to 21 from the project web site: www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/frogpond.
* Written comments may also be submitted to Chris Neamtzu, City of Wilsonville Planning Director, via email or in hard copy until October 21.

Related materials are currently available online from the project website, www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/FrogPond.

The portion of the Frog Pond area west of Stafford Road was added by Metro to the City's urban growth boundary in 2002; the Advance Road area was added to the City's urban reserves in 2010. Both are presumed to be developed as primarily residential neighborhoods, with a future retail node, primary school, middle school and community park as anchors.

After Council adopts a final Concept Plan for the whole area in spring of 2015, a more detailed master plan for the Frog Pond UGB area will include the land use policies to be applied when land is annexed into the city. The plan will also include a financing plan for providing needed sewer, water, and stormwater infrastructure. Planning for the area will account for future investments by the West Linn-Wilsonville School District and the City for new schools and sports fields.
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City Council Adopts Tax on Marijuana Sales to Preserve Option If State Ballot Measure Passes in November

CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS TAX ON MARIJUANA SALES TO PRESERVE OPTION IF STATE BALLOT MEASURE PASSES IN NOVEMBER


News Release from City of Wilsonville
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 2:45 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- At the September 29, 2014, Wilsonville City Council meeting, the Council concluded a public hearing on Ordinance No. 748 and approved an amended version of the ordinance by a vote of 4 to 1 on second reading. The ordinance, which goes into effect on October 30, imposes a prospective tax on the sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused products in the City of Wilsonville.

The ordinance, which is similar to marijuana taxation ordinances passed recently by the cities of Ashland, Hillsboro and others, imposes a lower tax rate on medical marijuana than that imposed on recreational marijuana products. Prior to adoption, the Council amended the ordinance to increase the tax rates to be imposed from 5% to 7.5% for medical marijuana and from 10% to 12% for recreational marijuana and added a clause that allows the Council by resolution to establish a different tax rate for such products in the future.

City staff indicated that taxing marijuana may cause a reduction in the potential number of sellers in the Wilsonville area, with such sellers electing instead to operate in cities without such a tax.

With the effective date of the ordinance occurring before the vote and potential passage of a related state ballot measure that legalizes recreational marijuana products and preempts local taxation, the City Council action establishes the City's ability to impose a local tax on the sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused products.
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Gresham awarded $250,000 federal community policing grant

GRESHAM AWARDED $250,000 FEDERAL COMMUNITY POLICING GRANT


News Release from City of Gresham
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 12:20 PM
GRESHAM, Ore. - The City of Gresham was notified this week that it has been awarded a $250,000 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant through the U.S. Department of Justice. Funds from this grant will be used to hire two roving school resource officers, one focused on gang issues, and another focused on truancy.

The grant award represents a growing strategic relationship between the City of Gresham and the U.S. Department of Justice. Gresham has received two other federal COPS grants, one in 2009, and another in 2011.

"We have worked tremendously hard to build relationships with agency officials at the Department of Justice and to share with them Gresham's unique challenges with law enforcement, and opportunities to work together," said Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis. "This is a perfect example of the federal government working closely with a local agency to pursue shared goals, and the COPS program has been a tremendous success."

Gresham received the largest COPS grant award in Oregon during this wave of funding, at over twice the amount of the next closest agencies. With one of Oregon's lowest permanent property tax rates, Gresham relies heavily on state and federal partnerships to tackle critical law enforcement issues.

News of this latest round of COPS funding is well-timed, given Gresham's efforts to combat and prevent gang activity. The East Metro Gang Enforcement Team, funded through the Oregon Legislature, continues to make progress in gang enforcement, and their work has been supported by the addition of dedicated civilian gang outreach workers from the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, who are funded by the Gresham Police Department this year. In addition, Gresham held its first Gang Prevention and Enforcement Summit last May, coordinating a multi-agency approach to gang activity ahead of the summer months.

"The COPS Office is pleased to assist local law enforcement agencies throughout the country in addressing their most critical public safety issues," said COPS Program Director Ron Davis. "Funding from this year's program will allow many cities and counties to focus newly sworn personnel on issues related to violent crime, property crime and school safety."

Gresham's COPS grant was supported by U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., who all petitioned the agency to consider Gresham's request.

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Fatal Second Alarm Apartment Fire in Milwaukie -Update Victim Identified-

FATAL SECOND ALARM APARTMENT FIRE IN MILWAUKIE -UPDATE VICTIM IDENTIFIED-


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 12:05 PM
*Update*
The Clackamas County Medical Examiners Office has completed the family notification process for the fire victim in Friday's fatal fire at the Lake Crest Apartment Complex. The victim has been identified as 55 year old Sally C. McCormick-Patterson.

Please ensure that you and your family are protected with a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and inside each sleeping area.

*Update*
While the cause of the fire at the Lake Crest Apartment Complex has been determined, efforts to notify the victims family is ongoing by the Clackamas County Medical Examiners Office. The name of the victim will be released by Clackamas Fire once family notifications have been completed.

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Shortly after 12:30 am Clackamas Firefighters were dispatched to the Lake Crest Apartments in Milwaukie on several reports of a fire in the building. Firefighters arrived and reported heavy smoke from a lower level unit and quickly went to work evacuating building occupants and extinguishing the fire. Fire Crews were able to evacuate dozens of people from the building who were unaware that a fire was burning and that they were in danger. Several people who were evacuated had to be physically carried from the building by firefighters. Three people were injured and required medical attention and transport to area hospitals, one person was treated on scene and sadly, one individual died as a result of this fire.

The fire was brought under control in 32 minutes with a second alarm assignment. Fire Investigators are currently on scene and will be working to determine the fire cause and amount of damage. Names of patients transported and fire victim are not available. The Red Cross is on scene and working to provide shelter for those who were evacuated from their apartments.

While it is not known if a working smoke alarm was present in the apartment of origin, Clackamas Fire would like to remind people to install a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and outside of every sleeping area.
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Superintendent Evans Announces Reassignments Including Next OSP Public Information Officer and Area Commander Positions

SUPERINTENDENT EVANS ANNOUNCES REASSIGNMENTS INCLUDING NEXT OSP PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER AND AREA COMMANDER POSITIONS


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 11:47 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Richard Evans announced several reassignments of personnel that will be effective October 1, 2014, for the following positions:

Public Information Officer
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings, OSP Public Information Officer (PIO), is retiring effective December 1, 2014, following a 36-year OSP career. Hastings has served as the Department's PIO from 1996 - 2001 and 2004 - 2014.

The PIO position will be filled by Lieutenant Joshua Brooks who will be assigned at OSP General Headquarters in Salem. Brooks, age 35, has worked for OSP for nearly 13 years and most recently was assigned as the Area Commander at the OSP Salem office. Since joining OSP in December 2001, Brooks has worked in assignments within the Patrol, Fish & Wildlife, and Criminal Investigations divisions, and the Office of Professional Standards. His OSP office assignments included John Day, Florence, Springfield, and Salem.

(More information will be shared with media regarding the PIO transition and contact information in the near future)

Salem Area Command Office
Tim Fox is promoted to Lieutenant at the Salem Area Command office following Lieutenant Brooks' reassignment to the Public Information Officer position. Fox, age 41, has worked for OSP for 19 years and previously was the Salem office's area commander from 2009 - 2013. Since joining OSP in October 1995, he has worked Patrol Services Division assignments in Coos Bay, Salem, Oregon State University, and Albany offices. He also served as the Department's SWAT commander for 7 years, and most recently worked in the Gaming Division in Salem.

Portland Area Command Office
Andrew McCool, age 43, is promoted to Lieutenant and takes over as the Portland Area Commander following the reassignment of Lieutenant Jon Harrington to oversee OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives for the Department's northwest region. McCool is promoted to Lieutenant from his patrol sergeant position at the Portland Area Command office. Since joining OSP in August 1999 assigned at the Heppner work site, he has worked in Patrol and Criminal Investigations Division assignments at Bend, Government Camp and Portland.

Northwest Region Headquarters - Criminal Investigations Division (CID)
Lieutenant Jon Harrington is reassigned to oversee the Northwest Region Criminal Investigations Division (CID) detectives following the reassignment of Lieutenant Steve Duvall to the Capitol Mall office. Harrington, age 42, joined OSP in 2008 following a twelve year career with Lake Oswego Police Department where he worked as a patrol officer, detective, and as a member of the Regional Organized Crimes Narcotics Task Force. After lateral entry to OSP at the Portland Area Command office, he worked as a patrol trooper for 3 months before being reassigned as a Major Crimes Section detective. In October 2009, he was promoted to Sergeant and supervised OSP Major Crimes Section detectives in seven counties. In July 2014, he was promoted to lieutenant at the Portland Area Command office.

Capitol Mall Area Command Office
Lieutenant Steve Duvall is reassigned from the Northwest Region Headquarters to oversee OSP operations for the Capitol Mall office, replacing Lieutenant Terri Davie who is transferred to the Gaming Division at General Headquarters. Duvall, age 49, joined OSP in 1995 and has been assigned in Salem-area assignments in the Criminal Investigations Division and Office of Professional Standards.

McMinnville Area Command Office
Lieutenant Douglas Shugart takes over as the McMinnville Area Commander following the promotion of Eric Davenport to Captain in the Department's Office of Professional Standards. Shugart, age 43, is reassigned as the McMinnville Area Commander from his previous position in the Fish & Wildlife Division where he oversaw the division's operations for the northwest region. Shugart is returning to the McMinnville office where he started his career in 1998 as a patrol trooper. Since joining OSP, he has worked in Patrol and Fish & Wildlife division assignments at the McMinnville, Salem, and Capitol Mall offices.


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Sheriff's Office Investigating Apparent Suicide/Fire in Scappoose Area

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING APPARENT SUICIDE/FIRE IN SCAPPOOSE AREA


News Release from Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 11:38 AM
This morning at 0154 Scappoose Fire was dispatched to a structure fire
at 52245 Teakwood Drive, Scappoose.

Upon arrival law enforcement found a deceased male who investigators determined had died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Fires burning in several places in the residence had consumed the individual's personal belongings and identification. The deceased is an approximately 71-year-old male

Attempts to notify next of kin have thus far been unsuccessful. The case is being treated as a suicide at this time. We have no further information to release, pending notification of next of kin.
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National Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Day Event Results

NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY EVENT RESULTS


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 11:16 AM
On Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, Tualatin Police, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), hosted a "Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Day" at the Tualatin Police Department, 8650 SW Tualatin Rd., in Tualatin.

This was an opportunity for citizens to bring in unwanted or expired prescription medications (liquid or solid) and over-the-counter medicines and dispose of them in a way that is safer for the environment and our community. The DEA is making efforts to stop the disposal of medications by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the garbage. The purpose of this event was to decrease the chances of the drugs getting into the wrong hands or ending up in our water supply.

Tualatin Police Department collected eight boxes full of prescription and over-the-counter medications, totaling over 190 pounds. These results represent the necessity of this event and we are pleased to report such a large turn-in.

Tualatin Police want to remind citizens of the year-round convenience of the drug turn-in box installed in the lobby of the Tualatin Police Department, available Monday-Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Citizens are encouraged to be mindful of the environment and the safety of others when disposing of medications.
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City of Wood Village

City of Wood Village: As of 11:00 a.m. the Boil Water Notice has been lifted. Water test results came back with no contamination. Customers in the affected area are advised to flush the water taps for 2 minutes before use.

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$100,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest & Conviction in AK-47 Bandit Case

$100,000 REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO ARREST & CONVICTION IN AK-47 BANDIT CASE


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 10:29 AM
Downloadable file: AK-47 Wanted Poster
Note to media: The following release is being sent to you on behalf of FBI Los Angeles. More information, including a link to never-before-released surveillance video, can be found at http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014/september/help-us-catch-the-ak-47-bandit/help-us-catch-the-ak-47-bandit. Any inquiries should go to Laura Eimiller at FBI Los Angeles.

While this bank robber is not known to have hit in Oregon, he is believed responsible for robberies in Washington and California, as well as other states. His location is currently unknown, thus the national publicity push. Thanks.

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A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect who shot and wounded a Chino police officer after robbing a bank in 2012, and who has since been linked to four bank robberies and one attempt in multiple states using an assault rifle.

The FBI and law enforcement partners in multiple states and jurisdictions, to include California, Washington, Idaho and Nebraska, are announcing a nationwide publicity campaign and reward offer in an effort to identify this suspect.

Last month, the AK-47 Bandit was linked to a bank robbery that occurred on the afternoon of August 22, 2014, at a First Nebraska Bank in Nebraska City, Nebraska. During the robbery, the suspect carried a duffel bag and an assault rifle with a drum magazine similar to the weapon seen in his earlier robberies. The suspect proceeded to remove cash from victim tellers' drawers and directed employees to comply with his demands. The suspect fled the bank with the stolen cash.

Agents and detectives are conducting a joint investigation to identify and apprehend the AK-47 Bandit. Since the suspect has traveled across a wide geographic area during this crime spree, investigators believe he may continue to travel extensively to commit additional crimes in any part of the United States and are urging residents of all states to take a close look at the photographs, and to listen to an audio file that has been made available to the public.

Investigators know that the suspect is proficient with an assault weapon and will not hesitate before shooting someone in order to avoid capture. In addition, the suspect has demonstrated the ability and willingness to travel interstate to commit crimes. What investigators do not know is who the suspect is and where he will strike next. The public may wish to consider the following:
* Do you know someone with access to an AK-47 with a drum magazine?
* Do you know someone with a vehicle that meets the descriptions on the wanted flyer?
* Do you know of anyone who has access to body armor that has "Sheriff" written on the back, or who takes an interest in law enforcement gear?
* Do you know of anyone who has traveled extensively between February and November of 2012, especially in areas like California, Washington and Idaho? Or more recently, in Nebraska?
* Do you know someone who may have ties to one or more of these areas?

Investigators believe that someone likely knows this suspect, whether they are familiar with his physique; his voice (based on audio from diversionary call); his vehicle/s; or the apparel he's wearing during the robberies. A summary of each incident is listed below:

CHINO ROBBERY & ATTEMPTED MURDER OF OFFICER:
During a robbery that occurred on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at the California Bank & Trust on 5455 Riverside Drive in Chino, California, the suspect was described by witnesses as a white male, 25-40 years old, with a stocky build. Following the armed bank robbery, a police officer patrolling the area came upon the bank robbery suspect who was fleeing the bank he had just robbed with the assault rifle. The suspect fired upon the officer and seriously wounded him. During and following the robbery, the suspect wore body armor over a dark-colored collared short-sleeved shirt and blue pants, as well as a ski mask covering his face. The suspect was seen leaving the scene in a vehicle described as a dark gray Nissan Maxima with four doors and tinted windows.

Prior to the bank robbery, a threat was called into the 911 dispatch center from a payphone in the general vicinity of the bank by a male caller. Investigators believe the suspect employed a diversionary tactic in an attempt to delay officers responding to the bank robbery. Additional information and photographs can be found at http://www.chinopd.org.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ROBBERY & ATTEMPT:
The suspect is also believed to be connected to the March 12, 2012, robbery of the Bank of the West on the 1000 block of Helen Power Drive in Vacaville, California. He has also been linked to an attempted robbery three days prior on March 9, 2012, of the Tri Counties Bank on the 1700 block of Challenge Way in Sacramento, California. The suspect is believed to have used the above-described Nissan Maxima in both the Vacaville robbery and the Sacramento attempted robbery.

WASHINGTON STATE ROBBERY:
On July 6, 2012, a similar takeover-style robbery occurred at the Chase Bank on Mt. Si Boulevard in North Bend, Washington. The suspect was armed with an AK-47 style rifle equipped with a drum magazine. He had a loud, deep voice with no obvious accent, and threatened to shoot the tellers if they did not hurry. The suspect carried the cash by hand as he did not bring a bag. A dirty, reddish-orange Jeep Patriot or Liberty was parked out front of the bank as a getaway vehicle. It may have had out-of-state license plates with a prominent blue stripe across the top.

IDAHO ROBBERY:
On November 7, 2012, a robbery took place at the East Idaho Credit Union in Rexburg, Idaho. At approximately 4:30 pm, the suspect entered the bank with what may have been an assault rifle and ordered the employees and customers into the vault. After obtaining the money, the suspect fled in a dark blue sedan with tinted windows and a red and blue license plate. He was last seen headed south on South Yellowstone Highway.

NEBRASKA ROBBERY: Described earlier in this release.

Anyone with information about this incident or as to the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is urged to contact investigators at a toll free number established for this case: 1 800-CALL-FBI. This suspect is considered heavily armed and dangerous and individuals who may come into contact with him are advised to contact law enforcement immediately and refrain from taking independent action to apprehend the suspect.

Bank surveillance photographs and video of the suspect can be found at: https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/robbers-container/2014-09-17.5047873315. Information can be provided confidentially.

Billboard advertising has been donated to assist with the publicity on this case and donor companies will run digital ads in multiple states.

The reward of up to $100,000 is being offered collectively by multiple entities. It should be noted that each entity offering reward money attaches a separate set of criteria that must be met in order for reward money to be paid. The reward is broken down as follows:

FBI: Up to $50,000
City of Chino: Up to $20,000
East Idaho Credit Union, City of Rexburg, Idaho: Up to $20,000
California Bank & Trust: Up to $10,000

This case is being investigated jointly by the Chino Police Department; the Rexburg Police Department; the North Bend Police Department: the Vacaville Police Department; the Sacramento Police Department, the Nebraska City Police Department, as well as FBI offices in each of the above-mentioned jurisdictions.
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Officers Arrest Donut Thief (Photo)

OFFICERS ARREST DONUT THIEF (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 10:29 AM
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Central Precinct officers pursue stolen donut delivery truck -- Driver arrested, pastry in hand.

On Tuesday September 30, 2014, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a Central Precinct officer responded to the 1100 block of Southwest 5th Avenue on the report of a stolen delivery vehicle.

The officer contacted the victim and learned that he'd parked the van on 5th Avenue and left it unlocked with the keys inside as he made a delivery of pastries. The officer learned that the 2004 Chevy Astro Van was owned by Donut Land, located on Southwest Boones Ferry Road in Tualatin.

As the officer was taking the initial report, another Central Precinct officer spotted the stolen van traveling eastbound on Powell Boulevard near Southeast 21st Avenue. The officer got behind the van and activated his overhead lights, but the driver of the stolen donut van did not stop and the officer engaged in a traffic pursuit.

The suspect pulled the van over at Southeast 59th Avenue and Mall Street, and the officer began to give him commands to put both of his hands out the window. The suspect put his hands out the window and the officer observed a pastry fall from the suspect's hands.

Additional officers arrived and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect, 34-year-old Peter Leon Johansen, was transported to the Multnomah County Jail and booked on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Theft in the First Degree and Attempt to Elude by Vehicle.

The victim was transported to the scene to take possession of the Donut Land van. Officers noted that there were donuts all over the inside of the van, but otherwise there was no damage to the vehicle.

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Elderly Man Rescued From House Fire

ELDERLY MAN RESCUED FROM HOUSE FIRE


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: September 30th, 2014 9:54 AM
Shortly after midnight Firefighters were dispatched to the Shadowbrook Mobile Home Park on a report of a residential fire. Fire Crews arrived to find smoke from the mobile home, a car in the driveway and lights on in the residence. The first due company went into rescue mode and quickly made entry into the home to find fire on a wall and an elderly man yelling for help. Firefighters were able to simultaneously extinguish the fire, locate the victim who had become disoriented by the smoke and remove him from the building. The victim was transferred to an American Medical Response (AMR)Ambulance and transported to an area hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. The victim has since been released from the hospital.

The victim reported making a fire in his wood stove prior to going to bed and was awoken a short time later by a smoke alarm, alerting him to the fact that there was a fire. The man briefly attempted to extinguish the fire but it began to spread quickly. In this case a working smoke alarm and the quick actions of firefighters contributed to a positive outcome. This is the second incident in three days in which Clackamas Firefighters have rescued one of our community members from a residential fire.

This incident proves that working smoke alarms do save lives and provide early notification to residents. Often times it is the toxic smoke and gases that cause people to become disoriented and not able to escape their home in the event of a fire. Clackamas Fire would like to remind people to install a working smoke alarm on every level of their home and outside of all the sleeping areas.
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Oregon Red Cross Assisting After Marion County Fire

OREGON RED CROSS ASSISTING AFTER MARION COUNTY FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 11:44 PM
The Oregon Red Cross is assisting three adults displaced by a residential fire Monday, Sep. 29 in the 400 block of 16th Street SE in Salem, Marion County.

The Red Cross provided immediate emergency assistance for food, lodging, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
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Family and Three Pets Safe from House Fire (Photo)

FAMILY AND THREE PETS SAFE FROM HOUSE FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Albany Fire Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 8:30 PM
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Downloadable file: View from Fire Truck Ladder
Downloadable file: House Fire 3127 SE 26th Ave
Today at 3:50pm Albany Fire Department was called to 3127 SE 26th Ave for a house fire. The neighbors reported that they saw flames coming from an upstairs bedroom window. The two girls that wer e home at the time of the fire reported smelling smoke and while they were trying to find the source of the smoke the smoke alarms went off. They left the house with the three pets: Panther the cat, Zach the ferret and Beast the dog. No one was injured. Tangent Fire and Lebanon Fire came to cover calls in Albany. Estimated loss is 125,000 to the house and 30,000 to contents. The cause of the fire is undetermined and still under investigation. The family did not have insurance the Red Cross was called and the family was also given some assistance from the Albany Fire Fighters Community Assistance Fund (AFFCAF).
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Red Cross Assisting Five People After Albany Fire

RED CROSS ASSISTING FIVE PEOPLE AFTER ALBANY FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 7:40 PM
The Oregon Red Cross is assisting five people displaced by a residential fire Monday, Sep. 29 in the 3100 block of SE 26th in Albany, Linn County.

This single family fire affected two adults, three children, and three pets. The Red Cross provided immediate emergency assistance for food, clothing, shoes, seasonal garments, lodging, comfort kits, disaster health services, and information about disaster mental health.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: All lanes of OR 99W are open two miles south of Newberg after a gas line was punctured and repaired.

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Update #2: Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Crash - Shoreview Drive east of Cottage Grove in Lane County

UPDATE #2: FATAL PEDESTRIAN-INVOLVED CRASH - SHOREVIEW DRIVE EAST OF COTTAGE GROVE IN LANE COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 5:46 PM
The investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) into the death of a 39-year old Eugene man continues following new information developed Monday by the Lane County Medical Examiner.

On September 27, 2014 at approximately 10:40 p.m., Lane County Sheriff's Office requested OSP's help with a report of a deceased body in the 35000 block of Shoreview Drive near Dorena Lake. OSP assumed the lead in the investigation that indicates a vehicle struck a 39-year old male and didn't remain at the scene. Initially, OSP believed the death was related to a hit-and-run driver and the deceased pedestrian was identified as REUBEN JAMES ORR, age 39, from Eugene. He was wearing dark clothing when found by emergency responders.

On September 28, OSP was contacted by an adult female who said she was driving in the area during the night and thought she ran over a deer lying on the road. The woman is fully cooperating with investigators and has provided investigators access to her vehicle. Her name is not being released at this time.

On September 29, the Lane County Medical Examiner examined the body. The Medical Examiner determined the man was lying on the roadway near the centerline, and was not standing up when struck by a vehicle. Toxicology test results for any relevant evidence that may help in this investigation is pending and could take several weeks to complete.

No other information for release at this time.

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Acting PIO through tomorrow

ACTING PIO THROUGH TOMORROW


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 5:04 PM
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau this evening.

Sgt. Stewart can be reached by email, greg.stewart@portlandoregon.gov, or via the media-only pager for urgent breaking news.

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Gas leak closes Hwy 99W in Dundee - Update

GAS LEAK CLOSES HWY 99W IN DUNDEE - UPDATE


News Release from Newberg-Dundee Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 5:00 PM
Hwy 99 W in Dundee is now open but experiencing severe traffic delays. Drives are still encouraged to use alternate routes such as Hwy 240 to get around Dundee.

There still are no injuries reported. NW Natural Gas Company has repaired the line and said there was no interruption in service to their customers. It is a good reminder for folks to call 811 before they dig so that utility companies can provide locate services. There is no other danger to surrounding residences or businesses.

Please refer any questions to Captain Chris Bolek at 503-554-7710.
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Gas leak closes Hwy 99W in Dundee

GAS LEAK CLOSES HWY 99W IN DUNDEE


News Release from Newberg-Dundee Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 4:54 PM
Hwy 99 W in Dundee is closed due to a gas leak near the newly built fire station. A backhoe apparently severed a 2 inch service line. Drives are advised to use Hwy 240 to for all traffic around Dundee.

There are no injuries reported. NW Natural Gas Company has been notified along with ODOT. It is not known at this time when the Hwy will open back up. Please refer any questions to Captain Chris Bolek at 503-554-7710. The necessary evacuations have already been made, and there is no other danger to surrounding residences or businesses. The main issue at this time is the street closure while repairs are made.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: OR 99W is closed in both directions about two miles south of Newberg after a gas line was punctured. Passenger vehicles are being detoured around using local streets. However, commercial vehicles cannot use the detour and large trucks are urged to use an alternative route. The utility company is working on the line. Expect delays.

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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Per ODOT, Hwy 99W closed MP 25-26 between Newberg & Dundee due to gas leak. Detour passenger vehicles only, no CMV traffic. Updates TripCheck.com.

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Gas leak closes Hwy 99W in Dundee

GAS LEAK CLOSES HWY 99W IN DUNDEE


News Release from Newberg-Dundee Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 3:42 PM
Hwy 99 W in Dundee is closed due to a gas leak near the newly built fire station. A backhoe apparently severed a 2 inch service line. Drives are advised to use Hwy 240 to for all traffic around Dundee.

There are no injuries reported. NW Natural Gas Company has been notified along with ODOT. It is not known at this time when the Hwy will open back up. Please refer any questions to Captain Chris Bolek at 503-554-7710. The necessary evacuations have already been made, and there is no other danger to surrounding residences or businesses. The main issue at this time is the street closure while repairs are made.
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Oregon National Guard's JTAP contract expires

OREGON NATIONAL GUARD'S JTAP CONTRACT EXPIRES


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 3:09 PM
SALEM, Ore. - The fiscal year 2014 contract for the Oregon National Guard's Joint Transition Assistance Program, known as JTAP, which assists service members and veterans with civilian job placement, has expired.

The contract employed approximately 16 contractors across the state of Oregon and was developed as part of the Reintegration Program to help returning war veterans find jobs.

Federal funding was available for a new contract to continue these services for fiscal year 2015. However, no proposals to support the contract requirements were received during the solicitation process, resulting in a lapse in executing a new contract.

"Although the funding was available, we received zero quotes to fulfill this contract," said Stephen Bomar, Director of Public Affairs, Oregon Military Department. "Since the contract was not executed, the funding had to be returned to the federal government."

A new contract may be executed if funding is allocated in fiscal year 2015, which begins October 1, 2014. Meanwhile, Family Assistance Specialists with the Reintegration Program will work hand in hand with WorkSource Oregon to assist veterans and families seeking employment to continue these services.

"This is an amazing program, not just for the Oregon National Guard, but for all Oregon veterans and their families," Bomar said. "We will continue to do our best to support this requirement."

Oregon's Reintegration Program has been recognized as one of the best in the nation. The JTAP program has helped secure employment for more than 1,200 veterans over the last 12 months.

Currently, the Oregon National Guard has nearly 1,000 Guard members mobilized in support of overseas operations, with the majority serving in Afghanistan. Many of these Oregon Guard members will be seeking civilian employment upon their return to Oregon next year.

For information about the JTAP program visit: http://www.orng-vet.org/employment/employment%20How%20Do%20I%20Start.html
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40 NOW patrollers saturate Vancouver (Photo)

40 NOW PATROLLERS SATURATE VANCOUVER (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 3:03 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. - Volunteers with the Vancouver Police Department's Neighbors On Watch (NOW) program will participate in a "saturation patrol" on Sept. 30, to look for, and report, suspicious activity. While VPD NOW has conducted this type of large-scale group patrol in the past, 40 volunteers have signed up to help tomorrow - the most in the program's six year history.

"Recognizing the police cannot be everywhere, and in the spirit of community-oriented policing, our NOW volunteers receive specialized training and learn to serve as a force multiplier by being our "eyes and ears" and reporting suspicious activity," says Vancouver Police Chief James P. McElvain.

The 40 volunteers will be divided into 16 patrol teams. From 6 - 8:30 p.m., the teams will patrol on foot, bike and in vehicles across the city. One squad will also patrol in a specially equipped truck, looking for stolen vehicles. The citizen patrol teams will be supervised by Neighborhood Police Officers and the patrol routes will be directed based on areas that need special attention or increased police presence.

NOW volunteers are non-confrontational, highly visible, and do not take any law enforcement action. Each member of NOW had completed the NOW training academy and commits to a minimum of four hours of volunteer patrol time each month. NOW volunteers wear issued uniforms, place a NOW magnet on their vehicle while on patrol, and report anything out of the ordinary to police while on their patrols in the community.

VPD is accepting applications from residents who would like to join this active, engaged, public safety program. All training is free and includes CPR and AED. Citizens who apply will undergo a thorough background investigation. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and live in the city limits of Vancouver. To apply, contact Kelly Cheney at (360) 487-7467 or Kelly.Cheney@cityofvancouver.us. For more information and a printable application, visit http://tinyurl.com/m8j528k.
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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Single Vehicle Crash on SE Division at 138th (Photo)

UPDATE: MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH ON SE DIVISION AT 138TH (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 2:56 PM
Downloadable file: Major_Crash_Team.jpg
The woman injured in this crash has been identified as 24-year-old Heather Post. She remains in a Portland hospital receiving medical care.

The driver, 23-year-old Troy Lee Ducre, was treated and released.

No arrest or citations have been issued at this time.

The case remains under investigation.

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On Saturday September 27, 2014, at 6:51 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Southeast 138th Avenue and Division Street on the report of a vehicle that crashed into a telephone pole.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male driver and a 24-year-old female passenger who is suffering from traumatic injuries.

Both people have been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. The female's injuries are believed to be potentially life-threatening.

The telephone pole was damaged at the base and traffic in the area is affected.

Due to the severity of the female's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to investigate the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call (503) 823-3333.

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Officer involved in shooting identified

OFFICER INVOLVED IN SHOOTING IDENTIFIED


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 1:03 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - On September 25, 2014, Vancouver Police responded to an armed robbery at a convenience store located at 2714 NE 112th Ave. The suspect, Thomas J. Keys, was seen fleeing the area in a stolen vehicle. Vancouver Police located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. As officers attempted to stop Keys, he rammed a police vehicle with his vehicle and continued to flee the area. As Keys was fleeing, Vancouver Police Officer Jamie Haske, 34, discharged her firearm at Keys' vehicle. Keys later crashed the stolen vehicle and fled on foot. He was located and arrested the following day and is currently lodged in the Clark County Jail.

Officer Haske was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in August 2011 as an entry level officer. After completing the Washington State Police academy, Officer Haske was sworn in by the Vancouver Police Department on March 21, 2012. She is assigned to the Patrol division.

Following standard department protocol, Officer Haske is currently on paid administrative leave.

The Regional Major Crimes Team is conducting the officer involved shooting investigation.

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Hillsboro Man Arrested After Slow Speed DUII-Involved Elude - Interstate 5 / Interstate 205 (Photo)

HILLSBORO MAN ARRESTED AFTER SLOW SPEED DUII-INVOLVED ELUDE - INTERSTATE 5 / INTERSTATE 205 (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 12:27 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and West Linn Police Department, arrested a 24-year old Hillsboro man Sunday night for felony attempt to elude, DUII and other charges following several driving complaints on Interstate 5. The man's 5-year old son was found in the vehicle after spike strips were deployed and the vehicle stopped at the bottom of an exit ramp in West Linn.

On September 28, 2014 at approximately 10:27 p.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received multiple citizen driving complaints regarding a red 2001 Ford Focus northbound on Interstate 5 approaching Wilsonville. The vehicle reportedly was using multiple traffic lanes, nearly hit other vehicles, and struck construction zone barrels.

At approximately 10:40 p.m., an OSP senior trooper got in behind the Ford Focus and attempted to stop it northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 286. The driver failed to yield and continued northbound onto Interstate 205 at 50 - 60 mph as OSP was joined by Clackamas County deputies and West Linn police moving into strategic locations to assist with spike strip deployment.

At approximately 10:48 p.m., the vehicle took the northbound off-ramp at the 10th Street exit in West Linn where it ran over spike strips and stopped. Law enforcement officers took the car's driver, JESUS HERNANDEZ, age 24, from Hillsboro, into custody. When officers checked the car they found the driver's 5-year old son seated inside.

HERNANDEZ was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* DUII - Alcohol & Controlled Substances
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person

An OSP trooper drove the child to the OSP Portland Area Command office where he was released to a family member.

Photograph - Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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Fatal Second Alarm Apartment Fire in Milwaukie -Update-

FATAL SECOND ALARM APARTMENT FIRE IN MILWAUKIE -UPDATE-


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 10:26 AM
*Update*
While the cause of the fire at the Lake Crest Apartment Complex has been determined, efforts to notify the victims family is ongoing by the Clackamas County Medical Examiners Office. The name of the victim will be released by Clackamas Fire once family notifications have been completed.

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Shortly after 12:30 am Clackamas Firefighters were dispatched to the Lake Crest Apartments in Milwaukie on several reports of a fire in the building. Firefighters arrived and reported heavy smoke from a lower level unit and quickly went to work evacuating building occupants and extinguishing the fire. Fire Crews were able to evacuate dozens of people from the building who were unaware that a fire was burning and that they were in danger. Several people who were evacuated had to be physically carried from the building by firefighters. Three people were injured and required medical attention and transport to area hospitals, one person was treated on scene and sadly, one individual died as a result of this fire.

The fire was brought under control in 32 minutes with a second alarm assignment. Fire Investigators are currently on scene and will be working to determine the fire cause and amount of damage. Names of patients transported and fire victim are not available. The Red Cross is on scene and working to provide shelter for those who were evacuated from their apartments.

While it is not known if a working smoke alarm was present in the apartment of origin, Clackamas Fire would like to remind people to install a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and outside of every sleeping area.
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Update: Missing Georgia Woman Found Safe Near Crater Lake

UPDATE: MISSING GEORGIA WOMAN FOUND SAFE NEAR CRATER LAKE


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 10:21 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) has made contact with a woman and confirmed she is safe in the Crater Lake area and in need of no assistance after she was reported missing to OSP early this morning. OSP thanks the media and those on social media who helped get the word out. Contact was made this morning about 10:00 a.m. via her cellphone.

On September 29, 2014, OSP was contacted by the husband of ANDRIA C. TERRELL, age 51, a traveling nurse currently working in Eugene. According to her husband in Georgia, she was enroute Sunday to Crater Lake in a rented blue 2014 Kia Forte displaying California license 7AXZ944.

Her cellphone activity showed the last known location was Sunday, September 28, about 1:00 p.m. in Douglas County near Canyonville. Her family and friends said they had not heard from her, which is very unusual, and they weren't able to contact her cellphone.

OSP troopers and Douglas County Sheriff's Office checked area roads. An attempt to locate was sent to other Oregon law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for her and the vehicle.

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to Residential Structure Fire

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 3:47 AM
Firefighters responded this morning to a residential structure fire at 5859 SE Harney Drive.

Seeing no smoke or flames from
the exterior, crews entered the home and located the fire in a second story bedroom. Firefighters then searched the building confirming that all residents had safely evacuated. The fire was brought under control within minutes and recalled shortly thereafter.

An ambulance was called to the scene and later released as nobody was hurt by this fire.

Cause is under investigation and damage estimates are pending.
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OSP Asking For Public's Help To Find Missing Woman Headed to Crater Lake (Photo)

OSP ASKING FOR PUBLIC'S HELP TO FIND MISSING WOMAN HEADED TO CRATER LAKE (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2014 2:33 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to find a Georgia woman reported missing to OSP who was enroute to the Crater Lake area.

OSP was contacted by the husband of ANDRIA C. TERRELL, age 51, a traveling nurse currently working in Eugene. According to her husband in Georgia, she was enroute Sunday to Crater Lake in a rented blue 2014 Kia Forte displaying California license 7AXZ944.

Her cellphone activity shows the last known location was Sunday, September 28, about 1:00 p.m. in Douglas County near Canyonville. Her family and friends said they have not heard from her, which is very unusual, and they have not been able to contact her cellphone.

OSP troopers and Douglas County Sheriff's Office are checking area roads. An attempt to locate has also been sent to other Oregon law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for her and the vehicle.

TERRELL is described as a white female, 5'2", 140 lbs, with light colored hair and blue eyes.

Anyone seeing the rental vehicle or with information regarding her location is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 800-442-2068 or 541-776-6111.

Photographs of the missing woman and the type of vehicle she is driving are included with this release.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Update: Name Released - OSP Requesting Public's Help in Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Hit & Run Crash - Shoreview Drive east of Cottage Grove in Lane County

UPDATE: NAME RELEASED - OSP REQUESTING PUBLIC'S HELP IN FATAL PEDESTRIAN-INVOLVED HIT & RUN CRASH - SHOREVIEW DRIVE EAST OF COTTAGE GROVE IN LANE COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2014 2:39 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to locate the vehicle and driver involved in Saturday night's fatal hit and run pedestrian-involved crash along Shoreview Drive east of Cottage Grove in Lane County. The deceased's name is released after confirmation that next of kin were notified.

According to Sergeant Alan Gilbert, on September 27, 2014 at approximately 10:40 p.m., Lane County Sheriff's Office requested OSP's help with a report of a deceased body in the 35000 block of Shoreview Drive near Dorena Lake. OSP assumed the lead in the investigation that indicates an unknown vehicle struck a male and fled the scene, leaving the victim laying in the center of the road.

The deceased pedestrian is identified as REUBEN JAMES ORR, age 39, from Eugene.

OSP Springfield Area Command office patrol troopers and detectives are investigating the fatal hit and run crash. There are no current leads to help indicate the type of vehicle involved in this incident. Lead investigator is Trooper Mike Pelkey.

Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.

No other information to be released at this time.

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OSP Requesting Public's Help in Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Hit & Run Crash - Shoreview Drive east of Cottage Grove in Lane County

OSP REQUESTING PUBLIC'S HELP IN FATAL PEDESTRIAN-INVOLVED HIT & RUN CRASH - SHOREVIEW DRIVE EAST OF COTTAGE GROVE IN LANE COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 28th, 2014 3:19 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to locate the vehicle and driver involved in Saturday night's fatal hit and run pedestrian-involved crash along Shoreview Drive east of Cottage Grove in Lane County. The victim's name is withheld pending next of kin notifications.

According to Sergeant Alan Gilbert, on September 27, 2014 at approximately 10:40 p.m., Lane County Sheriff's Office requested OSP's help with a report of a deceased body in the 35000 block of Shoreview Drive near Dorena Lake. OSP assumed the lead in the investigation that indicates an unknown vehicle struck a 39-year old male and fled the scene, leaving the victim laying in the center of the road.

OSP Springfield Area Command office patrol troopers and detectives are investigating the fatal hit and run crash. There are no current leads to help indicate the type of vehicle involved in this incident. Lead investigator is Trooper Mike Pelkey.

Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.

No other information to be released at this time.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

American Red Cross Responds To Salem Fire

AMERICAN RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SALEM FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: September 27th, 2014 8:13 PM
On Saturday, September 27, 2014, at approximately 7:00 PM American Red Cross �DIsaster Action Team volunteers met with clients involved in a multi family fire in the 3000 block of Bluff Avenue SE in Salem, Oregon.

This multi-family fire affected 3 adults. Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, seasonal garments, blankets, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
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cause of fatal Milwaukie fire determined after investigation

CAUSE OF FATAL MILWAUKIE FIRE DETERMINED AFTER INVESTIGATION


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: September 27th, 2014 4:22 PM
assisted by mild fall temperatures, and daylight, Clackamas fire investigators concluded the cause of the early morning fatal fire was due to cigarettes. In addition to this tragic discovery, no smoke alarms were found in the debris left by the deadly fire. Investigators combed through the apartment unit shortly after the blaze was extinguished, and remained on scene for several hours to complete an in depth investigation. The identity of the single victim is not currently available, and is being held until family notifications are delivered. Future updates will be shared through this medium.
Clackamas firefighters urge citizens to take a moment to check their smoke alarm in their own house, and grieve the loss of a local member of our community from this painful event.
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Fatal Second Alarm Apartment Fire in Milwaukie

FATAL SECOND ALARM APARTMENT FIRE IN MILWAUKIE


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: September 27th, 2014 4:05 PM
Shortly after 12:30 am Clackamas Firefighters were dispatched to the Lake Crest Apartments in Milwaukie on several reports of a fire in the building. Firefighters arrived and reported heavy smoke from a lower level unit and quickly went to work evacuating building occupants and extinguishing the fire. Fire Crews were able to evacuate dozens of people from the building who were unaware that a fire was burning and that they were in danger. Several people who were evacuated had to be physically carried from the building by firefighters. Three people were injured and required medical attention and transport to area hospitals, one person was treated on scene and sadly, one individual died as a result of this fire.

The fire was brought under control in 32 minutes with a second alarm assignment. Fire Investigators are currently on scene and will be working to determine the fire cause and amount of damage. Names of patients transported and fire victim are not available. The Red Cross is on scene and working to provide shelter for those who were evacuated from their apartments.

While it is not known if a working smoke alarm was present in the apartment of origin, Clackamas Fire would like to remind people to install a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and outside of every sleeping area.
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Correction to Latest Updates: Driver Arrested Following Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 97 between Bend & Redmond (Photo)

CORRECTION TO LATEST UPDATES: DRIVER ARRESTED FOLLOWING FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 97 BETWEEN BEND & REDMOND (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 27th, 2014 3:56 PM
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Correction. The driver (FIX) is the victim's Stepfather, not father as originally listed. We apologize for the error.

Also, OSP is asking to speak with any witnesses to the driving of the involved white 1997 Chevrolet Suburban between Bend and the crash scene. Any witnesses with pertinent information is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888. Messages will be forwarded to Trooper Gary Thompson for a return call. Thank you.

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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) and Deschutes County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation into Friday evening's single vehicle rollover crash that has resulted in the death of a 7-year old girl, injuries to four other juvenile females, and the arrest of the vehicle's driver on Highway 97 between Bend and Redmond. The names of the deceased victim and other injured girls are released in this update.

On September 26, 2014, at approximately 7:17 p.m., law enforcement and emergency responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle rollover crash involving a northbound vehicle. Upon arrival, Redmond Fire & Rescue and DCSO deputies confirmed one fatality and others injured. An air ambulance and ground ambulance were dispatched to the scene to transport injured persons to area hospitals.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 1997 Chevrolet Suburban driven by WILLIAM WAYNE FIX, age 32, from Redmond, was traveling northbound in a reckless manner when FIX lost control. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a rock embankment where it rolled and came to rest on its side.

Passenger PHOENIX MARIE PRICE, age 7, from Redmond, was pronounced deceased at the scene. She is reportedly the driver's stepdaughter.

Three juvenile females, two age 14 and one age 10, were critically or seriously injured. NAOMI SPANSEL, age 14, and OLIVIA JEANES, age 10, both from Redmond, were critically injured and transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. SPANSEL was transferred to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. JEANES was later transferred to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. The seriously injured girl, VALON FIX, age 14, from Redmond, was taken to St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond.

A fourth girl, IZZABELLA ROBBINS, age 7, from Redmond, was transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond with minor injuries.

WILLIAM FIX was transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for treatment of his injuries. After he was released from the hospital, OSP took him into custody and lodged him in the Deschutes County Jail on the following charges:

* Manslaughter in the First Degree
* Assault in the Second Degree (3 counts)
* DUII - Alcohol
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (5 counts)

OSP troopers from the Bend Area Command office are leading the investigation. Safety restraint use by all occupants is pending confirmation. No other information to be released at this time.

The highway was fully closed until one lane was open for both directions about 9:00 p.m.

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FIX photograph - Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

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