Friday, October 31, 2014

Vancouver Police respond to fatality collision

VANCOUVER POLICE RESPOND TO FATALITY COLLISION


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 11:09 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - On October 31, 2014 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a vehicle into a pole at NE 136th Avenue/NE 4th Street. Upon arrival, police located two occupants of the vehicle that were deceased.

The investigation is ongoing and extreme speed appears to be a factor in this collision.

Traffic will be closed eastbound on NE 4th Street, prior to the intersection and southbound NE 136th Avenue while the investigation is continuing.

No additional information is expected to be released tonight.

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Vancouver Police investigate crash involving group of pedestrians

VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATE CRASH INVOLVING GROUP OF PEDESTRIANS


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 11:08 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - On October 31, 2014, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the area of NE 112th Avenue/NE 39th Street for the report of a vehicle that hit multiple pedestrians. The investigations indicates that the vehicle was traveling northbound on NE 112th Avenue, jumped the curb and hit two adults and two kids that were walking on the east sidewalk while trick or treating. The four victims and the suspect driver were transported for treatment of injuries. One 20 year old female and two 7 year old suffered life-threatening injuries and one 33 year old female suffered less serious injuries. The s uspect driver has non-life threatening injuries.

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the incident. Speed and impairment appear to be factors in the collision.

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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Serious Injury Crash I-5 MP 40 SB blocking both lanes & 1 NB lane. Reported 1 vehicle. No more info. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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Two Brothers Critically Injured in Traffic Collision.

TWO BROTHERS CRITICALLY INJURED IN TRAFFIC COLLISION.


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 8:44 PM
RELEASE DATE: October 31, 2014
CONTACT PERSON: Officer Ben Costigan
CASE NUMBER: 14-712147

Two Brothers Critically Injured in Traffic Collision.

Gresham, Ore - On October 31, 2014 at 3:32pm, Gresham Police responded to the report of two children struck by a vehicle near NE Division St. and NE Country Club Dr.

According to witnesses, a sedan was traveling eastbound on Division St. and began to turn northbound onto Country Club Dr. Another sedan was traveling westbound on Division St. and the two vehicles collided, causing one to veer onto the sidewalk where the two children were walking. The two boys, ages 9 and 10, were transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

The drivers of both vehicles were not injured and are fully cooperating with the investigation. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor and the investigation is on-going. No citations or charges have been issued at the time of this release.

No further information is available at this time.
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Wilsonville Hires New Long-Range Planning Manager

WILSONVILLE HIRES NEW LONG-RANGE PLANNING MANAGER


News Release from City of Wilsonville
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 5:00 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- The City of Wilsonville announced today the hiring of Miranda Bateschell as the City's new Long-Range Planning Manager.

In this position, Bateschell assumes a key role serving as the City's primary lead on long-term land use and regional planning activities including concept planning, legislative amendments to codes and plans, policy creation and implementation.

"Miranda has a very strong and relevant background to lead our long-range planning initiatives. We are excited and eager to welcome her to our team," explained Planning Director Chris Neamtzu.

In all, Bateschell has over a decade of experience as an urban planner in the Portland, Detroit and New York areas. For the past eight years she has worked for Metro, the Portland metropolitan area's regional government responsible for land-use, transportation and urban growth planning.

Currently, Bateschell serves as a Senior Land Use Planner for Metro, where she is responsible for managing complex community planning projects from concept development, policy adoption and implementation for a variety of projects focused on economic development, sustainability, redevelopment incentives and innovative planning and development practices. Bateschell also has extensive experience building collaborative partnerships with a broad range of public and private stakeholders and facilitating the work of large groups to achieve planning project outcomes. She also is skilled in preparing and presenting strategic plans, program reports, data analysis and policy recommendations for a range of audiences, including the Metro Council.

Prior to serving as the Senior Land Use Planner for Metro, Bateschell also worked for Metro both as an Associate Land Use Planner and Assistant Land Use Planner. In these roles she was responsible for a wide variety of community-based planning and development projects including establishing and managing Metro's Brownfield's Recycling Program and creation of a Community Investment Toolkit program among others.

Before moving to Oregon, Bateschell worked as a Neighborhood Planner for NorthStar Community Development Corporation in Detroit, Mich., and as a Legal Advocate/Development Assistant for the Urban Justice Center in New York City.

Bateschell is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and also a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Gonzaga University.

A resident of Portland for the past nine years, in her free time Bateschell enjoys traveling, baking, visiting Oregon craft breweries and spending time with family and friends.

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Oregon State Correctional Institution Inmates raise money for Camp Agape

OREGON STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION INMATES RAISE MONEY FOR CAMP AGAPE


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 3:11 PM
Men in custody at the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) recently raised $4,200 for Camp Agape Oregon when they hosted their annual walkathon fundraiser. The event was held on the institution yard to raise money for children of incarcerated parents to attend Camp Agape - a four-day experience for children in Lane County who have a parent in prison. The camp's main purpose is to break the cycles of incarceration.

Inmate clubs at OSCI have sponsored Camp Agape, as well as Gales Creek (a camp aimed at developing confidence in children and teens with diabetes) since their first walkathon in 2007. Since then, they have raised more than $29,800 and sent numerous children to camp.

OSCI is a medium-security men's prison in Salem that houses approximately 870 male inmates. It provides a range of correctional services and programs including education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, religious services, inmate work crews, and transition planning. OSCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a print shop and a contact center. OSCI was established by action of the 1955 Legislature and became fully operational on June 1, 1959.

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FBI Portland Presents Director's Community Leadership Award to Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura (Photo)

FBI PORTLAND PRESENTS DIRECTOR'S COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD TO CHANPONE SINLAPASAI-OKAMURA (PHOTO)


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 2:40 PM
Downloadable file: Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura and Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing
The FBI's Portland Division has named Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura as the recipient of the 2014 FBI Director's Community Leadership Award for Oregon. Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing presented the award locally to Ms. Sinlapasai-Okamura on Friday, October 31, 2014, during an event at the Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO). Ms. Sinlapasai-Okamura serves as a member of the board of direc tors for IRCO and as the co-chair for the Asian Family Center at IRCO.

Over a period of many years, Ms. Sinlapasai-Okamura has helped to create powerful partnerships between the FBI and various diverse populations in Oregon. For five years, she has led a group of multi-cultural community leaders who have helped to promote and support the FBI's Youth Leadership Academy in Portland. This program brings together high school students from throughout the region to learn about the FBI's role in the community; to develop leadership skills; to explore various career options; and to match at-risk teens with mentors.

"My elders have taught me that I may not have a choice about the hardships in my past but that I have the choice to make life better for myself and others in the future. They have taught me over and over again the importance of treating every human being with kindness, compassion, and love. One act that you do to improve the world for that one person may not seem like much at the moment, but if you can change the life of one person for the better with your kindness, you have changed the course of history," said Ms. Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura.

In addition to her other volunteer work, Ms. Sinlapasai-Okamura serves on the board of directors for the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association; serves on the Oregon Attorney General's Task Force for Crime Victims' Rights Enforcement; and is the chairperson for the Oregon Department of Justice's Immigrant Crime Victim's Enforcement subcommittee.

"The energy and passion that Ms. Sinlapasai-Okamura brings to each and every day is beyond compare," said Greg Bretzing, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "What she does goes beyond 'work'. She has a calling to serve the most vulnerable people in our community - those affected by sex trafficking, violence and the like. She exemplifies what it means to be a humble - yet effective - leader and is, without a doubt, worthy of recognition."

Originally from Laos, Ms. Sinlapasai-Okamura resettled with her family as refugees in northern California in 1980 and became the first among her relatives to pursue higher education. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a double major in English and Philosophy before earning her law degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland. Over time, Ms. Sinlapasai-Okamura has focused her work in the areas of civil rights, international law, victims' rights and racism in law. For many years, she has worked with at-risk children, survivors of domestic violence, and victims of human trafficking.

Ms. Sinlapasai-Okamura is an attorney with the law firm of Marandas & McClellan, where she specializes in helping immigrants and victims of violence.

*About the award*

Every year, each of the FBI's 56 field divisions chooses one person or organization to receive the Director's Community Leadership Award. Each recipient must have shown a commitment to crime prevention or community service. In the spring of 2015, Ms. Sinlapasai-Okamura will travel to Washington, D.C. to receive national recognition for her service from FBI Director James B. Comey.


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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-44 Double Homicide (Photo)

CRIME STOPPERS FEATURED CASE #14-44 DOUBLE HOMICIDE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 2:05 PM
Downloadable file: Crime_Stoppers.jpg
Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, are asking for the public's help to solve a double homicide that occurred in Northeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Thursday October 30, 2014, at 12:32 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Northeast 114th Avenue on the report of a possible deceased person inside the home.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and made entry into the residence where they found 65-year-old Jerry Ephrem and his wife, 65-year-old Helen Ephrem, deceased due to homicidal violence. Detectives are not releasing the cause and manner of death at this time.

There is no suspect information and no known reason why anyone would want to hurt the victims. The Portland Police Bureau is asking neighbors to be extra vigilant as this investigation develops.

Anyone with information about this investigation, including anyone in the neighborhood who saw or heard anything, should contact detectives.

Witnesses may contact the investigators directly or, to remain anonymous, they may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigators:
Detective Mark Sponhauer
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0416
mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov

Detective Chris Traynor
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0449
christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov

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MEDIA AVAILABILITY TODAY: Person under monitoring for Ebola hospitalized

MEDIA AVAILABILITY TODAY: PERSON UNDER MONITORING FOR EBOLA HOSPITALIZED


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 1:52 PM
October 31, 2014

MEDIA AVAILABILITY TODAY: Person under monitoring for Ebola hospitalized

What: Public health physicians will answer questions about an individual who has been under monitoring for Ebola virus. The individual has been isolated, and is no danger to the public.

When: TODAY, October 31, 3 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1-E, 800 NE Oregon St.

Who:

Paul Lewis, M.D.
Tri-County Health Officer

Katrina Hedberg, M.D.
State Health Officer

Details: Information about Ebola, as well as links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pages about the disease, are available at healthoregon.gov/ebola.

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Barber Street Bridge Construction Begins with a Bang

BARBER STREET BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS WITH A BANG


News Release from City of Wilsonville
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 1:39 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- The City of Wilsonville announced today that starting on or about Monday, Nov. 10, the contractor for the Barber Street road extension project begins pile-driving to install in-ground, structural supports, known as pilings, for a new bridge over Coffee Lake Creek/Seely Ditch. The pile-driving operation by contractor Cascade Bridge takes approximately 30 days and produces significant construction noise between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, with one or two Saturday workdays possible.

"To support the 410-foot-long bridge, the contractor needs to install 56 pilings that must go an average of 80 to 90 feet into the ground. If all goes well, the Contractor should be able to install two piles per day. Unfortunately, pile-driving makes a fair amount of noise that will occur over an extended period of time," explained Eric Mende, Capital Projects Engineering Manager for the City. "The City will however, have the pile-driving work shut down over the long Thanksgiving weekend," continued Mende.

The $6.3 million Barber Street road-extension and bridge project provides a long-desired east-west connection linking Villebois and Wilsonville's western residential neighborhoods with the city's larger street network, industrial employment areas, SMART Transit Center and the WES Commuter Rail Station. Construction is anticipated to take 14 months, with the new road segment opening next fall. The road will also provide bike lanes and sidewalks.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: OR140(E) open to one lane of traffic controlled by flaggers at milepost 14 following crash.

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Marion County Fire District #1 Appoints Acting Chief

MARION COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #1 APPOINTS ACTING CHIEF


News Release from Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 12:39 PM
Marion County Fire District #1 held a special board meeting today to appoint an acting/interim fire chief for the fire district. Former Chief J. Kevin Henson submitted his resignation earlier this month with an effective date of October 31st.

At their meeting, the board of directors unanimously supported the appointment of Assistant Chief Terry Riley as the acting/interim fire chief. Chief Riley has been the assistant fire chief since July 1, 2013.

Chief Riley's firefighting career began with Oregon Department of Forestry in 1989 and he has served in an officer capacity since 1991. He has served as a Battalion Chief at Applegate Fire District in Jacksonville, and as a Division Chief for Aumsville Fire District. His career with Marion County Fire District #1 began in 2008 as the Training Captain after serving at DPSST for 8 years, 2 years as the Fire Program Manager and 6 years as a Regional Fire Training Coordinator.

The Board is pleased that Chief Riley has accepted the appointment. This will provide for continuity of leadership for the fire district in the immediate future. In addition, this appointment will allow the board to have a more in-depth discussion about the path moving forward.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: OR140(E) closed at milepost 14 due to crash. ODOT on scene. No detour. Please avoid area if possible or delay travel plans.

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Shooting Incident 63rd and Andresen

SHOOTING INCIDENT 63RD AND ANDRESEN


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 11:16 AM
PDATE: 11:00 Suspect vehicle has been located and secured. Suspect John Kendall has been located-DECEASED

While attempting to locate the suspect, an officer shooting occurred near Blandford and Evergreen Hwy in the city of Vancouver. An individual was shot during the encounter. That person has been transported to an area hospital. NO Law Enforcement Officers were shot or injured during this incident. MCU detectives are on scene and conducting the investigation. No other suspects are involved.
No further information is available at this time.

Additional details will be released as the investigation proceeds.

09:10 just before 08:30 am today 911 received a report of a shooting incident on NE 63rd Street east of Andresen. An active search for the shooter is underway. SWAT has been activated. The shooting victim is at SW Peace Health Medical Center. Details are sketchy right now. PIO is available in the parking lot of Safeway 63rd and Andresen. No other details are being released at this time.
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Armed Robbery at Centennial Neighborhood Plaid Pantry - No Injuries

ARMED ROBBERY AT CENTENNIAL NEIGHBORHOOD PLAID PANTRY - NO INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 10:24 AM
On Friday October 31, 2014, at 7:39 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry, located at 16226 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 30s, 6' tall, medium build, wearing a yellow reflective jacket, black pants and armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US20 @ Ward Road now open.

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Shooting Incident 63rd and Andresen

SHOOTING INCIDENT 63RD AND ANDRESEN


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2014 9:27 AM
just before 08:30 am today 911 received a report of a shooting incident on NE 63rd Street east of Andresen. An active search for the shooter is underway. SWAT has been activated. The shooting victim is at SW Peace Health Medical Center. Details are sketchy right now. PIO is available in the parking lot of Safeway 63rd and Andresen. No other details are being released at this time.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US97 @ Cooley southbound now open.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US20 eastbound closed 1 mile west of intersection with Powell Butrte Road. ODOT responding. Motorists should avoid the area and expect congestion.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US97 southbound 1 lane closed, slow lane open at Cooley due to crash. ODOT on scene. Motorists should avoid the area and expect congestion.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US97 southbound closed at Cooley due to crash. ODOT enroute. Motorists should avoid the area and expect congestion.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

UPDATE - DOUBLE HOMICIDE: Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in East Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood

UPDATE - DOUBLE HOMICIDE: SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN EAST PORTLAND'S HAZELWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 8:47 PM
The suspicious death investigation at a home on Northeast 114th Avenue is now considered a homicide investigation.

Homicide detectives believe that both people in the home were killed by an unknown person or persons.

The victims, a married couple both 65 years old, have been long-time residents of the neighborhood.

Their names are being withheld until tomorrow as there are family members that have not yet been notified. The Police Bureau will officially release the names as soon as practicable.

On Friday, the Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct autopsies on both victims to determine the exact cause of death. At this point, detectives can say they both died of homicidal violence.

At this point in the investigation there is no suspect information and no further updates available.

Anyone with information about this investigation, including anyone in the neighborhood who saw or heard anything, should contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at (503) 823-0416, mark.sponhauer@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Thursday October 30, 2014, at 12:32 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Northeast 114th Avenue on the report of a possible deceased person inside the home.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and made entry into the residence where they found a female and a male deceased. They appear to be in their 50s or 60s.

Based on an initial examination of the home, officers called for Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division to respond to begin a death investigation.

At this early stage of the investigation, detectives are saying the deaths are suspicious-in-nature.

PIO will be at the scene by 3:30 p.m. to brief media.

No further information is available at this time.

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Lebanon Fire responds to 1st Alarm House Fire (Photo)

LEBANON FIRE RESPONDS TO 1ST ALARM HOUSE FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Lebanon Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 5:09 PM
Downloadable file: 1426_Hiatt.jpg
At 1016 hours this morning LFD was dispatched to a 1st Alarm House Fire in the 1400 block of Hiatt St.

Upon arrival flames were visible from the front of the house with smoke coming from the eaves. Division Chief John Tacy was first to respond and assumed incident command.

Firefighters arrived a short time later and began an offensive attack, making entry from the front door and side door to extinguish the flames.

Crews were on scene approximately 4 1/2 hours. Nobody was home upon LFD arrival. After investigation the cause is deemed to be undetermined, although the cause does not appear to be suspicious in nature. No injuries were reported and the home sustained very heavy damage. Home value was estimated at $85,000 with a $45,000 damage estimate.

Photo credit Paramedic student Josh Starha

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ARREST INFO UPDATED: Nine arrested following search warrant on single SE Risley Ave. address; additional tips sought (Photo)

ARREST INFO UPDATED: NINE ARRESTED FOLLOWING SEARCH WARRANT ON SINGLE SE RISLEY AVE. ADDRESS; ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 4:44 PM
Downloadable file: Subjects detained outside house during search warrant
Downloadable file: Needles on shelf, some in Mug Root Beer plastic bottle
Downloadable file: Interior of house
Downloadable file: Grafitti in house
Downloadable file: Exterior of searched house
Downloadable file: Collage of nine suspect booking photos, with names
[UPDATE: Booking info for one arrestee added to text below; photo was already in suspect collage sent earlier]

Just after 7 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, deputies served a search warrant on a house at 3915 SE Risley Ave. in unincorporated Milwaukie. The search warrant was written in the wake of numerous arrests for drug possession from this address, as well as numerous complaints from neighbors.

Deputies served the warrant and locating 18 people inside the house. Seven of the 18 inside had warrants for their arrest. Deputies found the house to be littered with drug paraphernalia and suspected stolen items. The amount of property to search was so overwhelming it took several hours to complete.

Photos of the warrant service and inside of the house are attached.

After the initial seven people were arrested on warrants and deputies searched, two more were arrested on charges that included possession of methamphetamine and heroin.

A complete list of those arrested [UPDATED 4:40 p.m.]:

ADDED: Sarah Leigh Huffmann, 35, of Milwaukie
Full booking info, with charges:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029820
Charge: PCS-METH
Bail: $15,000

Keith Conley Roye, age 22, Transient
Full booking info, with charges:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029802
Charge: FAILURE TO APPEAR THEFT II
Bail: $7,500

Felland Zachariah Heckman, age 32, of Milwaukie
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029803
Charge: PROBATION VIOLATION CONTEMPT - PUNITIVE
Bail: $30,000

Melissa Rahann Helzer, age 23, Transient
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029804
Charges: PCS-HEROIN, PCS-METH
Bail: $40,000

Christian Daniel Fitzhenry, age 20, of Milwaukie
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029805
Charges: PROBATION VIOLATION PCS-METH, PROBATION VIOLATION ASSAULT IV
Bail: No bail

Scott Lawrence Firkus, age 44, Transient
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029806
Charges: PROBATION VIOLATION DRIVING UNDER INFL OF INTOX, PROBATION VIOLATION HARASSMENT
Bail: $15,000

Richard Kenneth Mathes, age 27, of Portland
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029807
Charges: FAIL TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER (2 counts)
Bail: $10,000

Michael Robert Zank, age 23, Transient
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029808
Charges: PAROLE VIOLATION, FAILURE TO APPEAR CRIM MISCHIEF II
Bail: $7,500

Douglas Wayne Lohr, age 53, of Milwaukie
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029814
Charge: PCS-METH
Bail: $15,000

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank neighbors and the community for helping with this investigation.

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information on criminal dealings at 3915 SE Risley Ave. in unincorporated Milwaukie or with information on any of the arrested suspects is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

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Coffee Creek Correctional Facility Fall children's event

COFFEE CREEK CORRECTIONAL FACILITY FALL CHILDREN'S EVENT


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 4:31 PM
Pumpkins recently arrived at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) for the women in custody to paint with their children in an event that occurred October 25-26. Every year CCCF sponsors four events in the medium and minimum facilities to foster relationships between incarcerated mothers and their children. The quarterly events are funded through the Wilsonville Rotary and CCCF's women in custody.

The Fall Children's Event allows mothers in custody to paint pumpkins and create craft projects with their children outside of the confines of the visiting room in a fun environment. Included in the activities will be creating frames for photos that the children will be able to take home.

Allowing mothers to share activities and refreshments with their children helps family members reconnect in a loving and relaxing way. It is one of the activities that the Oregon Department of Corrections focuses on to help provide opportunities for women in custody to develop parenting skills and avoid an intergenerational cycle of criminality.

CCCF is a multi-custody prison in Wilsonville accommodating all of Oregon's female inmates (approximately 1,260). The prison has cell and dormitory housing, inmate work programs, skills training, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, a central records unit, and administrative areas. CCCF participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a contact center, computer automated design, and document scanning. In addition, CCCF houses the state's intake center, which provides intake and evaluation of all inmates committed to state custody by the courts. The intake center houses approximately 400 male inmates. CCCF's minimum facility opened in 2001, and the medium facility opened in 2002.


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Vancouver Police arrest acupuncturist

VANCOUVER POLICE ARREST ACUPUNCTURIST


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 3:43 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit conducted an investigation regarding a female that had been sexually assaulted by her acupuncturist, Kooyeoll Jung, during a regularly scheduled treatment at Dr. Jung's professional offices at 201 SE 124th Avenue in Vancouver, Washington.

The investigation led to the arrest of Kooyeoll K. Jung, DOB 3/3/1960, for two counts of Rape II, one count of Indecent Liberties and Unlawful Imprisonment. On October 30, 2014, Jung was booked into the Clark County Jail on the above-listed charges.

At this time there are no other known victims. However, anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact Vancouver Police Detective Barbara Knoeppel at (360) 487-7436 or at barbara.knoeppel@cityofvancouver.us.


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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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Nine arrested following search warrant on single SE Risley Ave. address; additional tips sought (Photo)

NINE ARRESTED FOLLOWING SEARCH WARRANT ON SINGLE SE RISLEY AVE. ADDRESS; ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 3:32 PM
Downloadable file: Subjects detained outside house during search warrant
Downloadable file: Needles on shelf, some in Mug Root Beer plastic bottle
Downloadable file: Interior of house
Downloadable file: Grafitti in house
Downloadable file: Exterior of searched house
Downloadable file: Collage of nine suspect booking photos, with names
Just after 7 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, deputies served a search warrant on a house at 3915 SE Risley Ave. in unincorporated Milwaukie. The search warrant was written in the wake of numerous arrests for drug possession from this address, as well as numerous complaints from neighbors.

Deputies served the warrant and locating 18 people inside the house. Seven of the 18 inside had warrants for their arrest. Deputies found the house to be littered with drug paraphernalia and suspected stolen items. The amount of property to search was so overwhelming it took several hours to complete.

Photos of the warrant service and inside of the house are attached.

After the initial seven people were arrested on warrants and deputies searched, two more were arrested on charges that included possession of methamphetamine and heroin.

A complete list of those arrested:

Keith Conley Roye, age 22, Transient
Full booking info, with charges:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029802
Charge: FAILURE TO APPEAR THEFT II
Bail: $7,500

Felland Zachariah Heckman, age 32, of Milwaukie
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029803
Charge: PROBATION VIOLATION CONTEMPT - PUNITIVE
Bail: $30,000

Melissa Rahann Helzer, age 23, Transient
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029804
Charges: PCS-HEROIN, PCS-METH
Bail: $40,000

Christian Daniel Fitzhenry, age 20, of Milwaukie
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029805
Charges: PROBATION VIOLATION PCS-METH, PROBATION VIOLATION ASSAULT IV
Bail: No bail

Scott Lawrence Firkus, age 44, Transient
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029806
Charges: PROBATION VIOLATION DRIVING UNDER INFL OF INTOX, PROBATION VIOLATION HARASSMENT
Bail: $15,000

Richard Kenneth Mathes, age 27, of Portland
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029807
Charges: FAIL TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER (2 counts)
Bail: $10,000

Michael Robert Zank, age 23, Transient
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029808
Charges: PAROLE VIOLATION, FAILURE TO APPEAR CRIM MISCHIEF II
Bail: $7,500

Douglas Wayne Lohr, age 53, of Milwaukie
Full booking info:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014029814
Charge: PCS-METH
Bail: $15,000

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank neighbors and the community for helping with this investigation.

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information on criminal dealings at 3915 SE Risley Ave. in unincorporated Milwaukie or with information on any of the arrested suspects is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

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Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in East Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood

SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN EAST PORTLAND'S HAZELWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 2:39 PM
On Thursday October 30, 2014, at 12:32 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Northeast 114th Avenue on the report of a possible deceased person inside the home.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and made entry into the residence where they found a female and a male deceased. They appear to be in their 50s or 60s.

Based on an initial examination of the home, officers called for Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division to respond to begin a death investigation.

At this early stage of the investigation, detectives are saying the deaths are suspicious-in-nature.

PIO will be at the scene by 3:30 p.m. to brief media.

No further information is available at this time.

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Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee to meet November 4 in Portland

OREGON HEALTH POLICY BOARD/EARLY LEARNING COUNCIL JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE TO MEET NOVEMBER 4 IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 2:38 PM
October 30, 2014

Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee to meet November 4 in Portland

What: The Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee will meet Tuesday, November 4, in Portland. The primary focus of this meeting will be to review the subcommittee's work to date and identify the next priorities; to discuss the infant mental health/social emotional development endorsement and the child and family well-being screening tool; reflect on 2014; and set the agenda for 2015. Public testimony will not be heard during the meeting.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 1- 4 p.m.

Where: 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1E, Portland

Agenda:

-- "Review and refresh" subcommittee work

-- Infant mental health: building a 0-3 policy agenda

-- Child and Family well-being screening tool

-- Reflections and 2015 agenda setting

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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Public Alert: Scammers Calling Portland Residents Claiming to be IRS

PUBLIC ALERT: SCAMMERS CALLING PORTLAND RESIDENTS CLAIMING TO BE IRS


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 2:00 PM
The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to receive reports where victims stated that someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) called them and demanded money for back taxes.

In one incident in late August, the victim received a voice mail from someone claiming to be from the "Tax Fraud Department" of the IRS. The caller claimed that the victim owed money to the IRS and if they did not pay, the County Sheriff would make an arrest. The victim did not call the number back and did not lose any money.

In another incident in early September, the victim reported a similar call from a "Federal Crimes Investigator" from the IRS, claiming that the victim owed money from back taxes and that if she did not pay, police would respond and take the victim to jail.

Although the victim was suspicious, the caller convinced her that it was a legitimate call and told the victim to go purchase MoneyPak reloadable cards, then call back and provide the numbers over the phone.

Unfortunately the victim did what the scammer requested and lost nearly $12,000.

In the most recent case in October 2014, the victim reported a similar call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent. The victim lost nearly $5,000 in the scam after the suspect stated that the victim owed back taxes and would go to jail.

Similar scams have been reported in the past year where callers claim to be with a utility or other government agency demanding money.

If you question the authenticity of a call asking for payment, hang up and contact the utility or government agency directly.

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to this scam include:

* Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.
* Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.
* Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.
* Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card.
* Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

MoneyPak/Green Dot and Vanilla Reload have online tools to allow purchasers to request a refund if the scammer has not yet cashed the card.

For more information, please visit https://www.moneypak.com/refundrequest.aspx for MoneyPak/Green Dot and https://www.vanillareload.com/index.php/refund for Vanilla Reload.

If you are a resident of Portland and fall victim to these scammers with financial loss, you are encouraged to file a report by calling the Portland Police Bureau's Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Resources are available for consumers to avoid becoming victims of scams and fraud at the Oregon Department of Justice. Information can be found online at: http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/pages/index.aspx

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Native American Heritage month celebrated at Vancouver's Water Center

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATED AT VANCOUVER'S WATER CENTER


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 1:25 PM
For more than a decade, the Water Resources Education Center has observed Native American Heritage month in November by offering free activities that celebrate and recognize the many contributions of Native Americans to the larger American cultural mosaic. The community is again invited to join in family-fun activities and learn more about this rich history from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Water Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way.

This year's theme explores the many gathering techniques and preparation of native foods. A multitude of free and creative activities are planned and include the following:
*Grinding corn and nuts with stone
*Constructing and embellishing a "journey" bag, used by the Wapanoag who hosted the first Thanksgiving
*Mixing dry ingredients for a "journey" cake that you can finish at home
*Creating seed art using the "Three Sisters" of corn, beans and squash
*"Fishing" for salmon and "digging" for roots in a hunting and gathering simulation
*Exploring where common foods come from
*Crafting and designing a recipe booklet of foods important to different tribes
*Discovering Indian place names using United States and Washington maps
*Listening to a story about salmon or root gathering

Contact:Cory Samia at 360-487-7111.
cory.samia@cityofvancouver.us

This year, the Water Resources Education Center is again partnering with Shirod Younker at the Oregon College of Art and Craft to showcase a variety of Native American art created by students enrolled in the Susana Santos "Journeys in Creativity Program." The student artwork will be on display at the Water Center throughout November and into December in the first floor Student Views gallery.

Along with the Second Saturday events and student exhibit, visitors to the Water Center can also enjoy an array of Native American contemporary art and artifacts, including a grinding stone, which will be on display through the end of the year. For directions, please visit the Water Center website at www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter.
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Oregon Health Policy Board to meet November 4 in Portland

OREGON HEALTH POLICY BOARD TO MEET NOVEMBER 4 IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 12:40 PM
October 30, 2014

Oregon Health Policy Board to meet November 4 in Portland

The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting November 4 in Portland. The meeting will be held at its new location at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing on Portland's South Waterfront. The board will discuss strengthening and monitoring primary care system infrastructure and investment. It also will receive updates from the Office of Health Information Technology and the Sustainable Health Expenditures work group. The board will hear public testimony beginning at 11:45 a.m.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3033 SW Bond Ave., 3rd 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:

-- IT Transition Project update

-- Strengthening and monitoring primary care system infrastructure and investment

-- Update: electronic health information

-- Update: Sustainable Health Expenditures work group

-- 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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Death Investigation - Clear Lake east of Mt Hood in Wasco County

DEATH INVESTIGATION - CLEAR LAKE EAST OF MT HOOD IN WASCO COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 11:54 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Wasco County Medical Examiner, are investigating the death of a 58-year old Yuma, Arizona man found deceased Wednesday evening from an apparent suicide about four miles south of Highway 26 near Clear Lake in Wasco County.

On October 9, 2014, Yuma County Sheriff's officials received a report of a missing person identified as JEFFREY A. McKEON, age 58. Unknown to OSP, McKEON indicated to family members he was traveling to the Portland area.

On October 29, 2014, at approximately 4:00 p.m., an OSP trooper working in the area of Highway 26 near Frog Lake was contacted by a passing motorist who reported a pickup parked in a remote area near Clear Lake that appeared to have a deceased male inside. The trooper responded to the location and determined the man was deceased. Subsequent investigation and consultation with the Wasco County Medical Examiner indicated the man, positively identified as McKEON, took his own life. Next of kin were notified.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please contact your local crisis help resources.

In addition to local resources in your community, a toll free line is available for Oregon Partnership Lifeline/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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Recent Thefts from vehicles

RECENT THEFTS FROM VEHICLES


News Release from Gladstone Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 10:21 AM
Gladstone Police Department has received 8 reports of thefts from motor vehicles; believed to have occurred during the overnight hours of 10/28/14- 10/29/14. All of the thefts occurred in the same neighborhood in the NW area of Gladstone.

All victim vehicles were parked either in driveways, or on the street. At least 4 of the vehicles were known to have been left unlocked, and the others "could" have been left unlocked; the victims were unsure. The suspect(s) have been taking loose items, such as GPS navigation devices, sunglasses, and other small, concealable items.

At this time, no suspect and/ or witness information is available. If anyone has information regarding theses thefts please contact the Gladstone Police Department.
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Increased Rural Patrol Coverage

INCREASED RURAL PATROL COVERAGE


News Release from Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 10:12 AM
Downloadable file: 2014-10-30__Increased_Rural_Patrol_Coverage.pdf
Grants Pass, OR - At the request of Sheriff Gilbertson, the Josephine County Board of County Commissioners had agreed in June during the 2014/2015 budget season to allocate and additional $655,000 to the Sheriff's Office in order to increase Rural Patrol Coverage for the residents of Josephine County. The goal was have patrol 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, more than doubling the amount of hours currently covered.

Beginning Monday, November 3rd, there will be patrol coverage 12 hours a day, 5 days a week. These will be two patrol teams working overlapping 8 hour shifts. On Monday, November 17th, this coverage will increase to 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This change is a temporary budget fix. Sheriff Gilbertson explained that this move is to improve "safety to the community as soon as possible". Also included in this budget change is the hiring and training of two new dispatchers. It is likely that this year's $5.7 million budget will be reduced to $1.6 budget next year which will potentially lead to more layoffs.
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IDME Webpage Leads to First Suspect Identification Within an Hour of Release (Photo)

IDME WEBPAGE LEADS TO FIRST SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION WITHIN AN HOUR OF RELEASE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 10:05 AM
Downloadable file: Suspect_Denise_Marie_Keller_49.jpg
On Wednesday October 29, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau launched a new webpage "IDME" designed to help identify unknown suspects, persons of interest or critical witnesses in a variety of unsolved cases.

Within the first hour of the page launch, the first successful identification was received by detectives.

The suspect shown in these photos http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/idme/read.cfm?id=5541 has been identified as 49-year-old Denise Marie Keller. Keller has an outstanding warrant out of Clark County, Washington.

Keller is described as 5'2" tall, 120 pounds, light brown hair, and blue eyes.

Anyone seeing Keller should immediately report it to 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information regarding her whereabouts should report it via tip submission at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/idme/read.cfm?id=5541

Keller may also turn herself in at Central Precinct, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

"IDME" features surveillance images, a brief case description and case number, investigator's name, and a way to submit information directly to the investigator.

People with information can leave their contact information but it is not required.

The page also features links to other law enforcement agencies in the Portland Metro area that have similar programs. The other agencies include the Washington County (OR) Sheriff's Office, the Clackamas County (OR) Sheriff's Office, the Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, and the Vancouver (WA) Police Department.

The page can be accessed here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/idme/index.cfm

Updates will be posted regularly and will be shared via Twitter and Facebook.

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It's that time - state fire marshal urges you to test your smoke alarms when setting your clock

IT'S THAT TIME - STATE FIRE MARSHAL URGES YOU TO TEST YOUR SMOKE ALARMS WHEN SETTING YOUR CLOCK


News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2014 9:40 AM
Sunday, November 2nd marks the end of Daylight Saving Time and serves as a good reminder for Oregonians to test their smoke alarms. The Office of State Fire Marshal is urging residents to test their smoke alarms before automatically changing the batteries.

"Smoke alarm technology has advanced and many now come with 10-year batteries and some are tamper-resistant," said State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. "So, I encourage residents to test their alarms before changing the battery."

Oregon law requires ionization-only smoke alarms that are solely battery powered to come equipped with a hush feature and a 10-year battery. Because of this technology, the national slogan "Change your clock, Change your battery" may not apply to Oregon residents who have these ionization-only smoke alarms.

Other types of alarms are also being sold with either a 10-year battery or a standard-life battery.

"Ensuring you have working smoke alarms in your home is the single most important step you can take to increase your family's safety from a home fire," adds Walker. "Also, be sure to replace any smoke alarm that is 10 years old or older."

To test your alarm properly we recommend you:
1) Push the test button to be sure the battery is working.
2) When replacing batteries, follow the manufacturer's instructions for the correct battery to use.
3) Always retest alarms after installing new batteries
4) Replace any alarm that fails to operate after installing a new battery.
5) Inspect your alarms to determine if they are 10 years old or older, and replace any smoke alarm 10 years old or older. Look for a date on the back of the alarm. If there is no date, your alarm is more than 10 years old and should be replaced.
6) Follow the manufacturer's instructions on regularly cleaning your alarms of dust and cobwebs.

Working smoke alarms provide a critical early warning to a fire, allowing you vital minutes to escape, which increase your chances of survival. Additional safety tips:
* Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, in each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area.
* Never disconnect or remove batteries from smoke alarms for other uses.
* Use the smoke alarm's hush feature to silence nuisance alarms.
* Make a home fire escape plan and practice it with family members.

For more smoke alarm and fire safety information, contact your local fire department or visit
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/Pages/CommEd_SA_Program.aspx#Information_for_the_Public

Follow the OSFM on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OregonStateFireMarshal and Twitter @OSFM.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Woman Allegedly Befriends People then Steals their Money (Photo)

WOMAN ALLEGEDLY BEFRIENDS PEOPLE THEN STEALS THEIR MONEY (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2014 5:19 PM
Downloadable file: Indicted
October 29, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Property Crime Unit Detectives are
searching for additional theft victims following the indictment of a Salem woman. There
are several victims identified in multiple jurisdictions. Detectives fear there may be
additional victims as the suspect befriends people then apparently steals from them.

Last August, Sheriff's Deputies were contacted by a woman who was claiming that
Vicheka Ly, 23, from Salem. Sheriff's Deputies investigated the complaint and the
Sheriff's Property Crimes Unit Detectives were contacted to assist with the case.

Preliminary information was that Ms. Ly had befriended the victim earlier this year then
moved in to the victim's residence. The victim began noticing suspicious behavior by Ms.
Ly who apparently was unemployed but would routinely go on shopping sprees purchasing
expensive items. Prior to calling the Sheriff's Office on August 28, 2014, the victim found
her credit card was used on an apparent shopping spree. The victim also found several
thousand dollars in cash was stolen.

Property Crime Unit Detectives began processing evidence and interviewed anyone who
may have knowledge of the case. There was surveillance video obtained that detectives
confirmed was Ms. Ly using a stolen credit. During a search warrant, detectives
discovered several credit cards in Ms. Ly's possession that belonged to other victims.
Detectives discovered there were similar cases in Hillsboro, Portland and Clackamas
County where Ms. Ly is suspected of similar criminal behavior. The Hillsboro case
reported Ms. Ly as using a stolen friend's credit card and charging over $7,500 in one day.
The details are not available on the Portland and Clackamas County cases.

On October 24, 2014, the case was presented to a Washington County Grand Jury.
Vicheka Ly was indicted and charged with 1st Degree Aggravated Theft, 1st degree Theft
and three counts of Identity Theft. There is also a Clackamas County warrant for Forgery
charges.

Vicheka Ly's location is unknown, she could be anywhere in the metropolitan area.

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case or possible additional
unreported crimes committed by Ms Ly. If you have any information, please call the
Washington County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at (503) 846-2500.
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City of Portland, Park Rangers, Reach Labor Agreement

CITY OF PORTLAND, PARK RANGERS, REACH LABOR AGREEMENT


News Release from Portland Parks & Recreation
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2014 2:53 PM
(Portland, OR) -

The City of Portland and Laborers Local 483 (LL483) have reached a tentative agreement after contract negotiations involving Portland Park Rangers. The parties entered into the recently-concluded negotiations in order to craft a mutually beneficial agreement over wages, hours and working conditions.

"Portland Park Rangers serve admirably as the goodwill ambassadors of our parks and natural areas, and I am pleased we have come to this agreement," says Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "We thank our Rangers for continuing to provide a positive presence for all visitors to Portland parks and park facilities, for doing an excellent job in offering social services to those in need, and for keeping their sharp eyes out for any potential problems."

Highlights of the new contract include:

-Both seasonal (those who work up to a maximum of 1400 hours annually) and full-time Rangers will receive a pay raise to keep them on par with competitive salaries.

-Starting Jan 1, 2015, seasonal Rangers will be eligible for health care benefits under the City of Portland's Seasonal Workers Plan.

-Seasonal Rangers who perform satisfactorily will be given priority to return to work in the upcoming year if they wish.

-Full-time Rangers gain seniority rights.

-Seasonal Rangers gain discipline and grievance rights similar to the established system used for the City's seasonal maintenance workers.

"Both the City and Rangers have an interest in and commitment to a well-trained work force and safe work environment," says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbat�. "I want to commend and thank our rangers for continuing to distinguish themselves by their work ethic, dedication, and compassion."

The agreement is expected to be formally signed on Friday, October 31, and will run through June 30, 2017.

Rangers serve multiple roles by providing information, helping solve park user conflicts, and enforcing City Code such as dog leash/scoop laws, proper use of park permits, prohibitions against camping, alcohol consumption, and other park rules.
Rangers are non-sworn (law enforcement) officials who are given the authority under City Code to enforce park rules and issue park exclusions, if necessary. All Rangers are trained to assess a given situation and use verbal persuasion and problem-solving skills to gain voluntary compliance. If warranted, they call police or other responders to address the park concern.

In 2012, PP&R expanded the Park Ranger program to provide service in the central business district/downtown area year-round during the day and early evening shifts. The Rangers maintain security in 16 downtown/central city parks and work closely with other partners such as the Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, JOIN, and other social service providers to address needs and issues that arise in downtown parks.

For non-emergency park-related problems or special situations, the public may call the Park Ranger hotline at 503-823-1637.
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Superintendent Evans Announces Appointment of Lang Hinkle as Next OSP Springfield Area Commander (Photo)

SUPERINTENDENT EVANS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF LANG HINKLE AS NEXT OSP SPRINGFIELD AREA COMMANDER (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2014 2:31 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Richard Evans Jr. announced the appointment of a new area commander at the OSP Springfield Area Command office. Effective November 1, 2014, Lang Hinkle is promoted to Lieutenant following the promotion of Robert Edwards to Captain in charge of overseeing OSP Southwest Region operations.

Lieutenant Hinkle, age 54, joined OSP in 1988 and has spent the duration of his career in the Lane County area assigned to the Patrol Services Division. Hinkle was initially assigned at the Oakridge work site office until November 1995 when he was promoted to sergeant at the Springfield office. In July 2001, he was assigned to supervise OSP operations back at the Oakridge office where he worked the next 13 years. In 2011 he was promoted to Master Sergeant, the only individual on OSP currently holding that sergeant rank, until this promotion as the Area Commander at the Springfield office.

The mission of the Oregon State Police is to develop, promote, and maintain protection of people, property, and natural resources of the State, and to enhance the safety and livability by serving and protecting its citizens and visitors through leadership, action, and coordination of Oregon's public safety resources.

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UPDATE: Daniel Scott Spillers Arrested (Photo)

UPDATE: DANIEL SCOTT SPILLERS ARRESTED (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2014 2:28 PM
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UPDATE:

Daniel "Danny" Scott Spillers was arrested last night on NW Bailey St. in Hillsboro

Clackamas County Interagency Task Force with the help of the US Marshals Service and Hillsboro Police Street Crimes tracked Spillers down to a residence. He fled out a back window an attempted to elude authorities. After a short chase a Hillsboro Police Officer took him into custody.

He was lodged at the Washington County Jail on outstanding warrants. Further charges are also pending.


On October 20th, 2014 investigators with the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force attempted to contact and arrest Daniel "Danny" Scott Spillers near the Gateway Shopping Mall located on NE 102nd Avenue in Portland.

Spillers was driving a stolen Jeep utility at the time. When investigators got out and attempted to arrest Spillers, he rammed two police vehicles and fled. None of the investigators were injured and the Jeep was recovered a short time later in Southeast Portland. However both vehicles were damaged in the incident. Investigators later learned from witnesses that inside the stolen Jeep with Spillers were a female and infant child.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Daniel Scott Spillers is encouraged to contact CCITF investigators at 503-209-0879. Investigators are also continuing their investigation of other crimes and criminal associates connected to Spillers and are seeking out persons with information about those activities and persons. Spillers currently has a felony warrant for parole violation and is wanted by Clackamas County Sheriff for additional charges related to this most recent incident.

Spillers, Daniel Scott
34 years old
6'1" tall, 180 lbs
hazel eyes, red hair

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is offering a 500 dollar reward for information leading to Mr. Spillers' arrest.
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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate a Fatal Crash in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood (Photo)

UPDATE: MAJOR CRASH TEAM RESPONDING TO INVESTIGATE A FATAL CRASH IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S CENTENNIAL NEIGHBORHOOD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2014 1:19 PM
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The driver killed this morning has been identified as 30-year-old Leo Luke Limbrunner. Investigators determined that Limbrunner was driving his 1998 Mercedes eastbound on Southeast Main Street at a high rate of speed and just past 151st Avenue, failed to follow the road to the right and crashed into Parklane City Park where he hit several trees before coming to a stop.

In the vehicle, investigators found evidence that Limbrunner was "huffing" inhalants prior to the crash. Additional drug paraphernalia was located inside the vehicle.

Anyone with additional information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division at (503) 823-2103.

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This morning, Wednesday October 29, 2014, at 5:15 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street on the report of a traffic crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a single vehicle crashed into a large tree in Parklane City Park. Medical personnel checked on the adult male driver and determined that he was deceased. A dog in the vehicle also died during the crash.

The vehicle struck several trees during the crash. Initial reports that the vehicle rolled over during the crash have not been verified as the vehicle was upright when emergency personnel arrived at the scene.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to investigate the crash.

Traffic along Southeast Main Street will be affected this morning but there are several streets in the area available as alternate routes.

Updates will be provided later today.

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Updated: ARRESTED: Cowlitz Sheriff releases photos of fraud suspects and vehicle (Photo)

UPDATED: ARRESTED: COWLITZ SHERIFF RELEASES PHOTOS OF FRAUD SUSPECTS AND VEHICLE (PHOTO)


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2014 1:17 PM
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Update 10-19-14: Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives arrested Angel L. Arola and her husband Axel Arola of Longview after they were identified by a tip that was posted on a local news facebook page called "Cowlitz County News". We do not know who posted the tip. The manager of that facebook page Rae Anderson (360) 464-7545 called detective Stumph with the information. Detective Stumph located the Arola's their house at 135 Niblett Way Longview. Mrs Arola agreed that the picture was of her, but denied involvement in the ID and fraudulent use of the credit card. Her husband denied that was him in the picture. The car in the photograph was park ed in their driveway. Both were arrested for Identity Theft 2nd degree with no bail an booked.

Rosenzweig said "We appreciate the help from Rae Anderson and the person who posted the tip on the Cowlitz County News Facebook page. The public is often the key source of important information that leads to solving many of our investigations."

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The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the man and women in the attached photos. They are associated with a copper or similar colored hatchback passenger car (actual vehicle pictured above). These individuals are suspected of committing fraud and identity theft in southwest Washington and Oregon.

Callers are encouraged to call Detective Rob Stumph at 360-577-3092. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Cowlitz Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206.
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Serious Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 35 north of Highway 26

SERIOUS INJURY COMMERCIAL TRUCK CRASH - HIGHWAY 35 NORTH OF HIGHWAY 26


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2014 12:35 PM
One person received serious injury Tuesday evening when he lost control of the commercial truck he was driving and rolled off Highway 35 near Mt. Hood Meadows north of Highway 26.

On October 28, 2014 at approximately 6:16 p.m., a Freightliner truck pulling a trailed loaded with apples driven by PARITPAL SINGH, age 41, from California, was southbound on Highway 35 near milepost 64 negotiating a right curve when it rolled onto its left side and slid off the northbound shoulder where truck and trailer came to rest.

SINGH was seriously injured and trapped inside the truck and extricated by emergency responders. A male co-driver/passenger was in the truck's sleeper berth and not injured.

Local fire personnel, AMR ambulance, Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to the scene. Trooper Matthew Newby is the lead investigator.

SINGH was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

The overturned truck and trailer were to remain overnight until a tow company could upright both and remove them from the scene. There was no report of the load being spilled.

No photographs available for this release.

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PF&R Extricates a Patient After a Traffic Accident (Photo)

PF&R EXTRICATES A PATIENT AFTER A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2014 12:20 PM
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This morning at 11:07 AM Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a traffic accident at the intersection of SW Scholls Ferry Rd./ SW Humphrey BLVD. When firefighters arrived they found a two vehicle accident, with one driver trapped in her car. The trapped driver's car was pinned between the other vehicle and a guard rail.

Firefighters extricated the driver and she was transported to Oregon Health & Sciences University Hospital. The adult female patient was entered into the trauma system. Trauma system entry indicates either serious traumatic injury or the possibility of the same.
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Train horn quiet zone established at Chelsea Avenue railroad crossing

TRAIN HORN QUIET ZONE ESTABLISHED AT CHELSEA AVENUE RAILROAD CROSSING


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2014 11:59 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver has established a "train horn quiet zone" at the Southeast Chelsea Avenue railroad crossing. This location had been the last public crossing at which routine horns were still required to blow along the entire rail route from west downtown Vancouver all the way to the southeast corner of the City limits near Southeast 164th Avenue.

The City of Vancouver has been working with residents near the Southeast Chelsea Avenue railroad crossing to help quiet routine train horns. Recently, the City installed several public improvements needed to establish a quiet zone at this crossing. The required elements include median curbing, vertical reflectorized panels and some pedestrian access measures for users of nearby Wintler Park. Cost of these required improvements was less than $10,000.

This has now allowed for the establishment of a "train horn quiet zone," and the routine sounding of train horns at the Chelsea crossing are scheduled to cease by the end of November.

It is important to note that although a train horn quiet zone exists, if a train operator perceives a hazard on or near the tracks, the train horn will be used to warn that the train is coming. Vehicles and pedestrians are strongly reminded to always look for and be alert to approaching trains. Always obey the signs of train activity indicated when crossing warning gate arms and warning bells are activated.

For many years, the City of Vancouver has worked with residents to quiet train horns. Coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and several citizen advocacy groups have helped establish train horn quiet zones at several public rail crossings from Vancouver's downtown area to the eastern City limits. To date, the City has been successful in eliminating the routine sounding of train horns at Southeast 164th Avenue, Southeast 148th Avenue, Southeast 139th Avenue, Southeast Beach Drive, West 8th Street and West Jefferson Street.

For information about train horn noise and the cooperative efforts of the City and residents in working for solutions, please visit the website at: www.cityofvancouver.us/trainhorns. For more details regarding the Southeast Chelsea Avenue railroad crossing, click on the "Central Vancouver" link.

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Deputies Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash (Photo)

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING SERIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH (PHOTO)


News Release from Benton Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2014 11:55 AM
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The Benton County Sheriff's Office is continuing it's investigation of a two vehicle motor vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 99W near Dawson Road, about three miles north of the city of Monroe. The crash resulted in serious injuries to both drivers and the arrest of one driver for multiple charges.

At about 9:25 pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to an injury motor vehicle crash on Highway 99W near Dawson Road. Deputies and medics from the Monroe Fire Department arrived. Sierra Campbell, 21, from Coos Bay, Oregon, was driving south on Highway 99W in a 2009 Pontiac G5 when she crossed the center dividing line. Her vehicle collided with a northbound 2004 Toyota Prius, driven by Donald Prickel, 69, from Corvallis, Oregon.

The Pontiac traveled off of the highway, struck a power pole, and came to rest on its side, about 30 feet off the highway. The airbags on the Pontiac were deployed. Sierra Campbell was ejected from the vehicle off the highway and was not wearing her seat belt. The Toyota came to rest just off the west side of the highway. The crash investigation resulted in the road being closed for approximately 2 hours.

Sierra Campbell was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by the REACH Medical Helicopter with serious injuries. Donald Prickle was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by the Corvallis Fire Department with injuries.

Deputies investigation into the crash resulted in Sierra Campbell being arrested for Assault III, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Alcohol), Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.

Deputies from are continuing their investigation into the crash and the Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information to please contact Deputy Aaron Gevatosky at 541-766-6858.
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