Sunday, November 30, 2014

Portland Fire & Rescue responds to residential structure fire; residents and dog escape unharmed

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE; RESIDENTS AND DOG ESCAPE UNHARMED


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2014 8:24 PM
Firefighters from Northeast Portland attacked a second story house fire after receiving reports that one of the occupants remained in the home to rescue the family dogs.

Firefighters entering the home encountered no smoke or fire--they advanced hose lines upstairs in search of the fire. Crews confirmed the exit of the resident and one of the dogs but learned that another dog, a puppy, remained inside.

Concurrently, ladders were placed on the exterior of the home and crews climbed to the roof where they cut ventilation holes allowing trapped smoke to escape from the attic of the home. This process, known as vertical ventilation, limits the spread of fire and increases visibility for crews operating inside of the home.

Crews working on the second floor discovered fire between the roof and the ceiling--they too began making holes to access the fire--which was quickly brought under control.

Firefighters conducting the primary search were alerted to the missing puppy and focused efforts on the rescue. A short time later rescuers discovered the puppy alive and carried it to safety.

The fire was recalled without any injuries to firefighters, civilians, or animals.

Fire cause and damage estimates are pending investigation.

Portland Fire & Rescue understands that pets are a part of the family. Although exiting a burning home while pets remain unaccounted for can be a difficult decision--it is the only right one. Firefighters are trained and equipped to operate in smoke and fire conditions and focus on rescuing humans before anything else on a fire scene. Once all humans are confirmed safe, firefighters can shift there focus to saving animals. Often animals escape in advance of their owners or are discovered safely within an uninvolved area of the home--as was the case this evening.
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Red Cross Responds To Eugene Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO EUGENE FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2014 7:08 PM
On 11/30/2014, at 3:30PM Red Cross Diaster Action Team DAT members �responded to a residential fire in the 1300 block of 17th Ave in Eugene, Oregon�

This single-family fire affected 2 adults and 3 children. Red Cross provided lodging, food, comfort kits and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
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Civil Air Patrol squadron hosts holiday tribute to the Armed Forces (Photo)

CIVIL AIR PATROL SQUADRON HOSTS HOLIDAY TRIBUTE TO THE ARMED FORCES (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Civil Air Patrol
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2014 6:30 PM
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The Civil Air Patrol salutes the men and women of the Armed Forces. For nine Decembers now, Civil Air Patrol members nationwide have shown their appreciation to our nation's veterans by adorning memorials and veterans' graves with evergreen wreaths. As a key partner in Wreaths Across America, CAP ensures the sacrifices of our nation's soldiers are not forgotten.

This year, you can be a part of this unparalleled, nationwide tribute to veterans by attending a ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 13. It starts indoors across the road from Willamette at Lincoln Memorial Park and Funeral Home's chapel at 1:00pm with a ceremony honoring each branch of the service, plus the Merchant Marines, those who are Missing in Action and those who were Prisoners of War. Lincoln is at 11801 SE Mount Scott Boulevard, in southeast Portland atop the hill up SE 110th Drive south of Foster Road then eight more blocks on Mount Scott Boulevard.

At 2:30pm participants will gather outdoors at the Rostrum (flagpole area and ceremony bowl) in Willamette National Cemetery where they will dedicate the wreaths to be laid in Section T of the only national cemetery in the northern 2/3rds of Oregon. Willamette is at 11800 SE Mount Scott Boulevard, atop the hill on 110th Drive south of Foster Road. Winter clothing is highly recommended.

Hosted by the Columbia Composite Squadron, based at the Portland Air National Guard Base, the Oregon ceremony dates back to the first year Wreaths Across America went nationwide. The ceremony includes CAP cadets and adults who pay tribute to those buried at Willamette, those who are veterans and those who are still active in the U.S. military. People who have served in each branch of the military carry the wreaths during the indoor ceremony. History of the Armed Forces is offered to keep the commitment expressed in the Wreaths Across America motto of Remember, Honor and Teach.

All attendees can help place the wreaths on the gravesites of soldiers, sailors and airmen and airwomen.

The Civil Air Patrol's Wreaths Across America program began in 2006 as an offshoot of the Arlington National Cemetery wreath project, which was started in 1992 with the annual placement of wreaths donated by Worcester Wreath Co.

Other squadrons from northwest Oregon participate in the Wreaths Across America ceremony. Other groups including Boy Scout troops, church youth groups, the Oregon Dental Hygienists Association and many others attend and take part.

Today Civil Air Patrol has three missions: Emergency Services, Aerospace Education and Cadet Programs. CAP offers opportunities for members to serve communities, participate in leadership development training and acquire new skills that benefit personal and professional growth.

Facts about CAP:
* Contributed $155 million in man-hours in 2012 by serving the disaster relief and emergency service needs of communities, states and the U.S.
* Operates one of the largest fleets of single-engine piston aircraft in the world, with 550 currently in the fleet.
* Flies more than 100,000 hours annually.
* Maintains a fleet of more than 950 emergency service vehicles for training and mission support.

For more information about CAP, please see www.gocivilairpatrol.com.
For information about Oregon CAP, please see orwg.cap.gov.
For information about the Columbia squadron, please see columbiacomposite.com.
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Red Cross Keeps Portland Warming Shelter Open Sunday Night

RED CROSS KEEPS PORTLAND WARMING SHELTER OPEN SUNDAY NIGHT


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2014 5:46 PM
Last night the Cascades Region opened the Emergency Warming Center at Imago Dei Community in Portland Oregon. �The City of Portland Housing Bureau declared severe weather as the windchill overnight dropped to below 25 degrees. �35 responders supported the Emergency Warming Center from last night and this morning and provided overnight stays to 128 people and 4 pets.

Temperatures and windchill will continue to remain cold tonight and the Emergency Warming Center reopen.
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One-Alarm Fire Forces Hillsboro Family into Cold (Photo)

ONE-ALARM FIRE FORCES HILLSBORO FAMILY INTO COLD (PHOTO)


News Release from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2014 5:26 PM
Downloadable file: The pile of charred debris grows following a house fire in southeast Hillsboro Sunday afternoon.
Downloadable file: Hillsboro firefighters remove burned debris from the attic of a home damaged by fire Sunday afternoon.
Downloadable file: Hillsboro firefighters remove a damaged pool table from a home damaged by a one-alarm fire Sunday afternoon.
(Hillsboro, Oregon) - A one-alarm fire forced a Hillsboro man and his two children into the cold Sunday afternoon. The blaze broke out about 3:15 pm. Thirty-five year old Henry Spahn told investigators he and his two children, ages seven and eleven, were in the home when a neighbor banged on their front door telling them the garage was on fire. Spahn evacuated his two children and then returned to fight the fire with a fire extinguisher when he suffered minor injuries. He declined all medical treatment.

When firefighters from the Brookwood Fire Station #2 arrived, they found the garage fully involved in fire with heavy smoke coming from the eaves. They attacked the flames and brought them under control in 12 minutes. In all, 22 firefighters from Hillsboro Fire Department and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue fought the blaze. There were no other injuries.

The fire caused heavy damage to the garage area of the home along with some damage in the attic area. There was moderate smoke damage throughout the house. The preliminary damage estimate is 60-thousand dollars. A fire investigator is interviewing witnesses and examining the evidence at the scene to try and determine the cause.

The family had no renters' insurance. Much of their furnishings and personal effects will be salvageable. The family will be staying with neighbors.

Hillsboro Fire & Rescue reminds you that once you exit a burning home, stay outside. Additionally, renters are encouraged to have renters' insurance to cover their personal belongings, furniture, and clothing. The property owner of a rental normally carries insurance only on the structure. Renters' insurance is quite reasonable in cost and is available from most agencies.


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Red Cross Responds To Multi Family Fire In Salem

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO MULTI FAMILY FIRE IN SALEM


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2014 4:24 PM
On 11/30/2014, at 12:20 PM American Red Cross �DIsaster Action Team members responded to a severe fire in the 2800 block of Van Kleeck in Salem, Oregon

This multi-family fire affected 9 adults. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
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Red Cross Responds To Vancouver Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO VANCOUVER FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2014 1:26 PM
On 11/30/2014, at 0859 Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteer members responded to a fire in the 3000 block of Main Street in Vancouver, WA.�

This single-family fire affected 1 adult. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, comfort kit and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.

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UPDATE #2 - ARRESTS: Officers Monitoring Downtown Protests This Evening (Photo)

UPDATE #2 - ARRESTS: OFFICERS MONITORING DOWNTOWN PROTESTS THIS EVENING (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2014 10:31 AM
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10 people were arrested during last night's protest in Downtown Portland.

Seven adults were booked into the Multnomah County Jail, two adults were issued citations to appear in court, and one 17-year-old male juvenile was released to his mother and will be referred to the Juvenile Court on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (Dis. Con II) and Interfering with a Peace Officer (IPO).

Booked into jail were:

29-year-old Veronica Thompson - Dis. Con. II & IPO

18-year-old Maria Fernanda Diaz-Bonilla - Dis. Con. II & IPO

68-year-old Thomas Burton Miller - Dis. Con. II & IPO

34-year-old Hart Ryan Noecker - Dis. Con. II

42-year-old Crystal Leigh Elinski - Dis. Con. II & IPO

34-year-old Carlos Alberto Blanco - Dis. Con. II

28-year-old Akshav Patel - Dis. Con. II

Cited into court were:

44-year-old David Kif Davis - Dis. Con. II

49-year-old Robert Lee West - Dis. Con. II

Booking photos courtesy of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (http://www.mcso.us)

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Officers arrested 10 people at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Main Street at approximately 11:15 p.m., after a large group of protesters laid down in the street and refused lawful orders to clear the roadway. A larger group of people was briefly detained then released and told to leave the area.

Those arrested include nine adults and one juvenile. Several members of the media were present during this incident but no media members were arrested, as was being speculated on Twitter. Additionally, no "rubber bullets" were used as was being erroneously reported on Twitter.

One police car was damaged by protesters during this evening's actions.

Those arrested will face charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

Names and booking photos will be released on Sunday November 30, 2014.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday November 29, 2014, Portland Police officers monitored a protest in Downtown Portland outside the Justice Center. Police personnel assisted with safe arrival and departure of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who spoke at the demonstration asking for peace and non-violence, then left the area.

After the demonstration finished, some protesters took to the streets and have been marching around Downtown throughout the evening, disrupting traffic and attempting to block bridges.

On a few occasions, some protesters have thrown bottles at police officers and have been very confrontational. One protester jumped onto a police car, which seemed to incite the crowd further. Officers ordered the crowd to move but they instead approached officers, who used two "flash bangs" (no projectiles) to stun the senses, then officers performed a deliberate approach to the crowd, which turned and ran away.

There have been no arrests thus far but may be possible if the protesters continue to disrupt traffic and throw projectiles at police officers.

Anyone experiencing property damage as a result of the protesters is asked to file a report online at http://www.portlandpolice.com or by calling the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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Gunshots heard near Dave and Busters, Male with gun shot wound brought to hospital

GUNSHOTS HEARD NEAR DAVE AND BUSTERS, MALE WITH GUN SHOT WOUND BROUGHT TO HOSPITAL


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2014 2:46 AM
Just after midnight early Sunday, November 30, 2014 several calls to 911 came in reporting gunshots heard outside the Dave and Busters restaurant at the Clackamas Town Center Mall. Clackamas County Deputies arrived less than two minutes later. They did not find any disturbance inside the restaurant or outside.

Three vehicles parked in the lot were damaged by what appears to be gunfire. Several windows were broken out and some vehicle had bullet holes in them.

Around 1:00 a.m. a male was brought into a Portland hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. A female who was with him told police he had been shot outside the Dave and Busters restaurant.

The gunshot victim is a 22 year old male of Portland. His name is not being released at this time. Deputies talked with the male but he is refusing to cooperate with the investigation at this time. The male was treated and released from the hospital.

There is no suspect information at this time.

TIPS SOUGHT

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this crime.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form at http://www.co.clackamas.or.us/sheriff/tip.htm.
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-32629.
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UPDATE - ARRESTS: Officers Monitoring Downtown Protests This Evening

UPDATE - ARRESTS: OFFICERS MONITORING DOWNTOWN PROTESTS THIS EVENING


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2014 12:24 AM
Officers arrested 10 people at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Main Street at approximately 11:15 p.m., after a large group of protesters laid down in the street and refused lawful orders to clear the roadway. A larger group of people was briefly detained then released and told to leave the area.

Those arrested include nine adults and one juvenile. Several members of the media were present during this incident but no media members were arrested, as was being speculated on Twitter. Additionally, no "rubber bullets" were used as was being erroneously reported on Twitter.

One police car was damaged by protesters during this evening's actions.

Those arrested will face charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

Names and booking photos will be released on Sunday November 30, 2014.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Saturday November 29, 2014, Portland Police officers monitored a protest in Downtown Portland outside the Justice Center. Police personnel assisted with safe arrival and departure of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who spoke at the demonstration asking for peace and non-violence, then left the area.

After the demonstration finished, some protesters took to the streets and have been marching around Downtown throughout the evening, disrupting traffic and attempting to block bridges.

On a few occasions, some protesters have thrown bottles at police officers and have been very confrontational. One protester jumped onto a police car, which seemed to incite the crowd further. Officers ordered the crowd to move but they instead approached officers, who used two "flash bangs" (no projectiles) to stun the senses, then officers performed a deliberate approach to the crowd, which turned and ran away.

There have been no arrests thus far but may be possible if the protesters continue to disrupt traffic and throw projectiles at police officers.

Anyone experiencing property damage as a result of the protesters is asked to file a report online at http://www.portlandpolice.com or by calling the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Officers Monitoring Downtown Protests This Evening

OFFICERS MONITORING DOWNTOWN PROTESTS THIS EVENING


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2014 11:05 PM
On Saturday November 29, 2014, Portland Police officers monitored a protest in Downtown Portland outside the Justice Center. Police personnel assisted with safe arrival and departure of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who spoke at the demonstration asking for peace and non-violence, then left the area.

After the demonstration finished, some protesters took to the streets and have been marching around Downtown throughout the evening, disrupting traffic and attempting to block bridges.

On a few occasions, some protesters have thrown bottles at police officers and have been very confrontational. One protester jumped onto a police car, which seemed to incite the crowd further. Officers ordered the crowd to move but they instead approached officers, who used two "flash bangs" (no projectiles) to stun the senses, then officers performed a deliberate approach to the crowd, which turned and ran away.

There have been no arrests thus far but may be possible if the protesters continue to disrupt traffic and throw projectiles at police officers.

Anyone experiencing property damage as a result of the protesters is asked to file a report online at http://www.portlandpolice.com or by calling the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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--UPDATE--Sheriff's Promote Safe Driving for Thanksgiving Travelers

--UPDATE--SHERIFF'S PROMOTE SAFE DRIVING FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVELERS


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2014 8:42 PM
November 29, 2014--Deputies have made many DUII arrests and responded to several DUII crashes in the multi-county area. DUII extra patrols are still out in force. Designate a sober driver and stay safe and alive.

November 25, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a multi-county DUII enhanced patrol to enhance safety over the extended holiday travel period.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is joined by the Marion, Clackamas and Yamhill County Sheriff's Offices to provide an enhanced traffic safety experience for travelers this extended holiday weekend. Deputies will increase DUII patrols that will begin November 26, 2014 and extend through November 30, 2014.

The Sheriff's Offices would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the most dangerous holidays for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways and aggressive drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, in 2012, more than 300 people were killed in crashes on Thanksgiving weekend alone. The four day weekend invites travelers to drive from great distances often causing fatigue. The Sheriff's Office asks drivers to plan ahead with breaks and shared driving to avoid the possibility of falling asleep at the wheel.

In addition to extra patrols focused on impaired driving over the holiday weekend,
deputies will also focus on aggressive drivers. Sheriff's Deputies will be looking for drivers
that are speeding, following too closely, and distracted using mobile communication
devices.

Every Thanksgiving Holiday traveling period, Sheriff's Deputies respond to many traffic related incidents that could have been avoided. Deputies are reminding drivers to not drive impaired, slow down, avoid distractions, allow adequate following distances, ensure all travelers are properly wearing their seatbelts, and secure children in properly fitted child restraints.

Please remember to be safe and considerate while enjoying the holiday weekend.

The results from this multi-county DUII traffic safety detail will be provided in a press release on December 1, 2014.
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Sheriff's Office Arrests Man After Lewd Texts to a Minor (Photo)

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS MAN AFTER LEWD TEXTS TO A MINOR (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2014 8:27 PM
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Last night, a twenty five year old Salem man was arrested and charged with online sexual corruption of a child II and luring a minor. Ivan Hallstead is accused of texting and attempting to lure his victim for the purpose of sexual contact. Investigators are in the process of serving several search warrants related to the case and the investigation is continuing.

Mr. Hallstead is a part time, percussion instructor at North Salem High School and teaches private music lessons at Guitar World in Keizer. It is believed the relationship with his victim was formed while performing his duties as a percussion instructor. This investigation is active and detectives are working diligently to collect evidence and interview potential witnesses.

The Sheriff's Office will not be commenting any further on this investigation until more details are readily available and that time frame in not known. Any questions concerning Mr. Hallstead's employment should be directed to the Salem Keizer School Districts PIO. Anyone with information regarding Mr. Hallstead is asked to the call our tip line at 503-540-8079.
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Overnight Search for Missing Mushroom Hunter Successful

OVERNIGHT SEARCH FOR MISSING MUSHROOM HUNTER SUCCESSFUL


News Release from Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2014 5:29 PM
Downloadable file: 2014-11-29_Search_for_Missing_Mushroom_Hunter_Successful.pdf
Grants Pass, OR - On Friday night, November 28, 2014 at approx. 10:30 pm, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office was notified of an overdue mushroom hunter in the Stratton Creek Rd. area. Lynn Bishop, a 65yo male with medical conditions and lack of resources for overnight or the weather conditions, had left his North Valley area home around 9:30 Friday morning to go mushroom hunting and was expected home around 6:00pm. When he did not return home family and friends went looking for him, found where his vehicle was parked and after a searching for few hours with no success they called for assistance.

Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson responded immediately and Josephine County Search and Rescue resources were called out, including Road Searchers, Ground Searchers, ATV's, K9's, Communications, and Incident Command personnel. Also, due to the missing persons medical conditions and weather factors, a helicopter with heat sensor equipment was requested by the Sheriff's Office through the state, however they were unable to fly due to the weather conditions prior to Mr. Bishop being found, but had been constantly monitoring the weather and awaiting a break in the storm system to deploy and assist with the search.

The search was conducted approximately 1 mile up from Galice Rd. on Stratton Creek Rd. Due to the steep terrain, Incident Command decided to deploy searchers from the top of the search area to hike down into a ravine. Mr. Bishop was found at approximately 4:00 am roughly half a mile from his vehicle by Ground Searchers who were searching the estimated 200 acres where Mr. Bishop was believed to be mushroom hunting. The terrain was very rugged and weather conditions were unfavorable. Negative weather conditions resulted in heavy downpours which caused runoff and mud in the steep terrain where numerous risks of falls down steep hills and cliffs were present as well as the rain falling so hard and loud making hearing difficult when calling out for the missing subject.

When Mr. Bishop realized he had taken a wrong turn on his way back to his vehicle in the dark, he took the exact correct action and stopped, built a small fire and was waiting for either daylight or rescuers. Other contributing factors to a quick and successful search included Mr. Bishops ability to respond to sound sweeps when rescuers got close enough (calling out when searchers were calling for him), and family members knowing the exact area where he hunted and his expected time of return.

Searchers found Mr. Bishop, he was cold and wet but uninjured and was able to walk back to his vehicle with searchers. Upon arrival back at the vehicles, Mr. Bishop was evaluated by Search and Rescue Emergency Medical Responders and returned home with his family and friends.

The Josephine County Sheriff's Office as well as Search and Rescue Volunteers would like to stress the importance to individuals who are going out into the wilderness, for any reason, to give a family or friend information as to where you intend to go and an estimated time of return. The sooner we get information about a missing person, coupled with the best location to search, give us all an increased chance of a successful outcome in returning your loved ones home safe.
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Overnight Search for Missing Mushroom Hunter Successful

OVERNIGHT SEARCH FOR MISSING MUSHROOM HUNTER SUCCESSFUL


News Release from Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2014 5:26 PM
Downloadable file: 2014-11-29_Search_for_Missing_Mushroom_Hunter_Successful.pdf
Grants Pass, OR - On Friday night, November 28, 2014 at approx. 10:30 pm, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office was notified of an overdue mushroom hunter in the Stratton Creek Rd. area. Lynn Bishop, a 65yo male with medical conditions and lack of resources for overnight or the weather conditions, had left his North Valley area home around 9:30 Friday morning to go mushroom hunting and was expected home around 6:00pm. When he did not return home family and friends went looking for him, found where his vehicle was parked and after a searching for few hours with no success they called for assistance.

Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson responded immediately and Josephine County Search and Rescue resources were called out, including Road Searchers, Ground Searchers, ATV's, K9's, Communications, and Incident Command personnel. Also, due to the missing persons medical conditions and weather factors, a helicopter with heat sensor equipment was requested by the Sheriff's Office through the state, however they were unable to fly due to the weather conditions prior to Mr. Bishop being found, but had been constantly monitoring the weather and awaiting a break in the storm system to deploy and assist with the search.

The search was conducted approximately 1 mile up from Galice Rd. on Statton Creek Rd. Due to the steep terrain, Incident Command decided to deploy searchers from the top of the search area to hike down into a ravine. Mr. Bishop was found at approximately 4:00 am roughly half a mile from his vehicle by Ground Searchers who were searching the estimated 200 acres where Mr. Bishop was believed to be mushroom hunting. The terrain was very rugged and weather conditions were unfavorable. Negative weather conditions resulted in heavy downpours which caused runoff and mud in the steep terrain where numerous risks of falls down steep hills and cliffs were present as well as the rain falling so hard and loud making hearing difficult when calling out for the missing subject.

When Mr. Bishop realized he had taken a wrong turn on his way back to his vehicle in the dark, he took the exact correct action and stopped, built a small fire and was waiting for either daylight or rescuers. Other contributing factors to a quick and successful search included Mr. Bishops ability to respond to sound sweeps when rescuers got close enough (calling out when searchers were calling for him), and family members knowing the exact area where he hunted and his expected time of return.

Searchers found Mr. Bishop, he was cold and wet but uninjured and was able to walk back to his vehicle with searchers. Upon arrival back at the vehicles, Mr. Bishop was evaluated by Search and Rescue Emergency Medical Responders and returned home with his family and friends.

The Josephine County Sheriff's Office as well as Search and Rescue Volunteers would like to stress the importance to individuals who are going out into the wilderness, for any reason, to give a family or friend information as to where you intend to go and an estimated time of return. The sooner we get information about a missing person, coupled with the best location to search, give us all an increased chance of a successful outcome in returning your loved ones home safe.
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Sheriff's Office Launches New Website For Improved Community Access

SHERIFF'S OFFICE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE FOR IMPROVED COMMUNITY ACCESS


News Release from Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2014 3:58 PM
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office launched a re-vamped website earlier this week, improving online accessibility to services. The Sheriff's Office partnered with Locus Interactive, a Hood River based digital marketing agency, who developed the site and Edwin Tofslie of Hood River's Tofslie & Company, who created and designed the site.

Additionally, local photographer and Hood River Crag Rat, Richard Hallman's work is featured throughout the website and highlighted in the Search and Rescue and Marine Division sections.

"It's our hope that the new Hood River County Sheriff's Office website will make it easier for users to obtain the information they need and be able to access it readily from their mobile devices. We enjoyed working with the Sheriff's Office on the project, and are proud our contribution could make a positive impact on our local community.", said Locus Interactive Partner Amy Moody.

The new site was redesigned to ensure that the information people are looking for is readily available and easy to find. Additionally, the site vastly improves and spotlights the numerous divisions and programs the Sheriff's Office runs. Major division and program pages feature frequently asked questions to ensure people visiting the pages can get their questions answered without having to look further.

"It was time for an improvement.", said Sheriff Matt English. "In order to provide relevant, professional service, you have to have an online presence in this day and age. I'm very pleased with the results and I'm confident we've improved our service delivery with this site.

Check out the new Hood River County Sheriff's Office website at www.hoodriversheriff.com.
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Morning Car Accident Send One to Hospital (Photo)

MORNING CAR ACCIDENT SEND ONE TO HOSPITAL (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2014 2:26 PM
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Marion County Fire District #1 Firefighters responded to a morning car accident at the intersection of 71st and Joseph in Salem. Firefighter arrived to find a single women trapped in her car after coming off the road and hitting a power pole. Crews were hindered initially due to a downed power pole and lines. Firefighters used the jaws of life to rescue the female victim. It took 14 Firefighters and 6 pieces of Fire Apparatus over 30minutes to free the victim. The victim was taken by MCFD#1 Paramedics to Salem Hospital with moderate injuries. MCFD Firefighters were assisted by MCSO and PGE. MCFD wants to remind our citizens to drive slowly with wet road conditions and always stay clear of downed power lines. Accident is being investigated by MCSO.
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*** Update Names Released *** Double Fatal Crash HWY 20 MP 2 - East of Albany in Linn County (Photo)

*** UPDATE NAMES RELEASED *** DOUBLE FATAL CRASH HWY 20 MP 2 - EAST OF ALBANY IN LINN COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2014 2:04 PM
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Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday evenings double fatal motor vehicle crash on HWY 20 near milepost 2, just east of Albany.

On November 28, 2014, at approximately 6:29 P.M., OSP troopers were dispatched to a three-vehicle crash on HWY 20 near milepost 2, east of Albany in Linn County.

Preliminary investigation indicates a silver, 2013 Nissan Versa, driven by ELIZABETH M. MAYE, 45, of St, Helens OR, was eastbound on HWY 20 near milepost 2, and either stopped or began stopping to make a left-hand turn across westbound traffic. The Nissan was rear-ended by a white, 1998 Dodge pickup, driven by ISAIAH Z. KANEASTER, 18, of Scio, which was also eastbound. The Nissan then was struck head-on by a black, 2003 Honda Odyssey, which was westbound. The driver of the Nissan and her passenger, identified as AMANDA J. MAYE-STRAWN, 42, of St, Helens, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver and passenger in the Dodge truck were not injured and the driver is cooperating with investigators. Three passengers of the Honda Odyssey were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital and the driver was not injured. Troopers believe all occupants of all vehicles were wearing safety belts.

The roadway was blocked for about 3 hours during the incident. The investigation is ongoing and no citations have been issued at this time and no further details will be released until the investigation is concluded. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Hazelwood Neighborhood Stabbing Injures Three People

HAZELWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD STABBING INJURES THREE PEOPLE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2014 3:35 AM
This morning, Saturday November 29, 2014, at 2:36 a.m. East Precinct officers responded to Northeast 126th Avenue and Clackamas Street on the report of a large fight outside a residence and that one person may have been stabbed.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a 19-year-old female victim, suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound.

As officers were at the scene they learned that a second stab victim went by private vehicle to a Portland hospital. Officers learned that the second victim, a male adult, had more serious injuries and would be transferred to a different hospital. Officers learned of a third victim, also a male adult, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. The third victim refused any medical treatment.

Preliminary information indicates that the stabbings occurred during a fight at a party.

Limited suspect information is that he is a male white or Hispanic in his 20s.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Assault detectives at (503) 823-0400.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Teenage Girl Injured in Shooting in Hollywood Neighborhood (Photo)

TEENAGE GIRL INJURED IN SHOOTING IN HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2014 11:31 PM
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On Friday November 28, 2014, at 10:41 p.m., North Precinct officers were working to clear a large party of juveniles at a location in the 1800 block of Northeast 41st Avenue.

As officers were on the 41st Avenue side of the building, they heard multiple gunshots fired from the 40th Avenue side of the building. Several hundred teenagers were in the area at the time of the shooting.

Officers located a juvenile female suffering from a bullet graze to one of her hands. The victim did not require transport to a hospital and was treated at the scene by medical personnel.

Limited suspect information given to police is that a possible suspect is an African American male in his late teens or early 20s, wearing dark clothing.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting may be gang-related so the Gang Enforcement Team has responded to investigate.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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Double Fatal Crash HWY 20 MP 2 - East of Albany in Linn County (Photo)

DOUBLE FATAL CRASH HWY 20 MP 2 - EAST OF ALBANY IN LINN COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2014 10:05 PM
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Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday evenings double fatal motor vehicle crash on HWY 20 near milepost 2, just east of Albany.

On November 28, 2014, at approximately 6:29 P.M., OSP troopers were dispatched to a three-vehicle crash on HWY 20 near milepost 2, east of Albany in Linn County.

Preliminary investigation indicates a silver, 2013 Nissan Versa, driver and passenger names withheld, were eastbound on HWY 20 near milepost 2, and either stopped or were stopping to make a left-hand turn across westbound traffic. The Nissan was rear-ended by a white, 1998 Dodge pickup, driven by Isaiah Z. Kaneaster, 18, of Scio, which was also eastbound. The Nissan then was struck head-on by a black, 2003 Honda Odyssey, which was westbound. The driver and passenger in the Nissan were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver and passenger in the Dodge truck were not injured and the driver is cooperating with investigators. Three passengers of the Honda Odyssey were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital and the driver was not injured. Troopers believe all occupants of all vehicles were wearing safety belts.

Names of the two people who died during the crash are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

The roadway was blocked for about 2.5 hours during the incident. The investigation is ongoing and no citations have been issued at this time. The names and additional updates will be released when more information becomes available.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: All lanes of U.S. 20 in Albany have been reopened after a crash closed the highway earlier this evening.

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Two People Arrested for Stealing over 100 Packages (Photo)

TWO PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR STEALING OVER 100 PACKAGES (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2014 7:44 PM
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November 28, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies have been searching for the person(s) responsible for stealing delivered packages off of porches. Package thefts increase during this holiday time of year as many gifts are shipped and left on porches. Deputies got a break in this case when a citizen reported their bicycle was stolen which led to the theft suspects.

On November 26, 2014, a Washington County Deputy Sheriff took a report of a $6,000 bicycle stolen off of a vehicle rack in a parking lot at NW Murray Boulevard and NW Cornell Road. On November 27, 2014, the owner of the bicycle called the Sheriff's Office to report they saw their bicycle advertised for sale on a website called "Offer Up".

Sheriff's Deputies located Nicklas James Rocha, 27, and Kathryn Ann Carley, 39, both from Portland, in Beaverton as they were trying to sell the stolen bicycle. They were both arrested concerning the bicycle theft. Deputies found Heroin and related smoking items that were believed to belong to Ms. Carley.

After returning the bicycle and related accessories to the rightful owner, Sheriff's Deputies went to Mr. Rocha's residence and found about 100 items that were undoubtedly stolen. There were boxes of shoes, boots, car parts, clothing, jewelry, and many other assorted presents and items (photos attached). Many of the boxes had delivery labels with addresses from locations all over Washington County and were confirmed stolen. Some had the address labels torn off, while some had the labels intact. Investigators retrieved a surveillance photo of a man stealing a package off of a porch (attached).

Sheriff's Property Crimes Detectives are assisting with this case. Several of the items were returned to the owners. Deputies recovered dozens of additional items that have not been claimed or reported stolen. After taking inventory, detectives will place the unclaimed property on the Washington County Sheriff's Office website to locate the owners.

Nicklas Rocha was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He was charged with First Degree Theft and Criminal Mischief. He was held on $10,000 bail prior to release.

Kathryn Carley was lodged in the Washington County Jail. She was charged with Possession of Heroin and Criminal Conspiracy. She was held on $20,000 bail prior to release.
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Oregon State Police - Statewide

Oregon State Police - Statewide: Fatal crash HWY 20 MP 2 just east of Albany near Goldfish Farm Road. Blocking both lanes. Troopers on scene anticipate an extended closure. Use alternate route.

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Fatal Explosion in south Columbia county

FATAL EXPLOSION IN SOUTH COLUMBIA COUNTY


News Release from Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2014 2:27 PM
On 11/27/14 at around 1:07 PM, Kristi M. McKinney (43) of Scappoose, Oregon
was killed in an industrial accident. This took place near Crown Zellerbach
Road, Scappoose, Oregon.

The property in which this took place is leased from Baker Rock Company to
K&P Truck Repair.

Crews responded to a 911 call made by Paul A. Mares (56) moments after the
accident took place.

It was determined that an oxygen tank was not turned off while the pair was
working in the shop. As a repair was being made to a piece of equipment a
metal grinder was used, this created sparks that ignited the flammable gas.

At the time of the explosion Kristi M. McKinney was killed instantly.

Her work partner, Paul A. Mares, was not injured during the explosion.

First responders from Scappoose Fire located and turned off the flammable
gas bottle upon arrival.

The family of the the deceased was properly notified prior to this news
release.

Oregon OSHA is also involved with this investigation due to the nature of
the incident.

The Oregon State Police, Scappoose Police Department and Scappoose Fire all
assisted with this incident.

A tragic loss of this nature is always very difficult, but especially hard
during the holidays. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of those
involved.
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Vancouver Police officers involved in shooting (Update 2- Officer Names)

VANCOUVER POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN SHOOTING (UPDATE 2- OFFICER NAMES)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2014 11:31 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - On November 25, 2014, Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance, possible armed subject and structure fire at 11716 NE 49th Street. Officers were informed that the suspect, a 31 year old male, was believed to be armed, had brandished a weapon at a female in the parking lot, and was responsible for setting the fire. The identity of the suspect is not being release at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Five Vancouver Police Officers entered the apartment complex on foot and encountered the suspect in the parking lot armed with what appeared to be an AR-15 type of weapon. The suspect refused officer commands to put the weapon down and the officers fired at him. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. It was later determined the weapon he was in possession of was an airsoft type AR-15 replica.

The involved officers are:

Officer Brent Donaldson, 44. Officer Donaldson was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in July 2005. Officer Donaldson received the Target Zero Award of Excellence for Traffic Enforcement DUI, Night of a1000 Stars in 2012, a VPD Certificate of Recognition for outstanding efforts in DUI enforcement in 2011 and received a Certificate of Department Recognition for his efforts during a hostage incident on July 18, 2007. Officer Donaldson's current assignment is in the patrol division.

Officer Christopher Douville, 30. Officer Douville was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in April 2013. Previously he was employed as a police officer with the Spokane Police Department from August 2008-April 2013. Officer Douville's current assignment is in the patrol division.

Officer Eric McCaleb, 34. Officer McCaleb was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in December 2006. Previously he was employed by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department from January 2002-December 2005. Officer McCaleb was assigned as a School Resource Officer from September 2008-June 2014. He received the VPD Life Saving Award for being directly responsible for the saving of a human life for an incident on February 12, 2013. Officer McCaleb's current assignment is in the patrol division.

Officer Timothy Pfeifer, 34. Officer Pfeifer was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in November 2011. Previously he was a Clark County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy from January 2010-November 2011. Officer Pfeifer's current assignment is in the patrol division.

Officer Colton Price, 25. Officer Price was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in November 2012. He received a letter of appreciation from CCSO Sheriff Garry Lucas for his role in a disturbance with a weapon call on September 28, 2013. Officer Price's current assignment is in the patrol division.

The Regional Major Crimes Team is continuing the investigation into the officer involved shooting and no further information is available at this time.

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Victims and shooter identified

VICTIMS AND SHOOTER IDENTIFIED


News Release from Sherwood Police Department
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2014 11:24 AM
The Sherwood Police Department responded to a shooting on November 27th in the 17900 block of Cereghino Ln. One female, identified as Tina Flock, (43) is recovering from non-life-threatening wounds at a local hospital.
Tonya Davis, (42) died from multiple gunshot wounds and James Paul (46) died from a single self-inflicted shotgun wound. Davis and Paul rented the home together and were involved in a domestic dispute prior to the shooting.
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Missing Endangered Person

MISSING ENDANGERED PERSON


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2014 10:02 AM
*** UPDATE ***

Sandra Wright has been located and is safe.


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On 11-27-14 Sandra Wright, age 74, was last seen in east Vancouver approximately 5:30 p.m. She failed to return to a location to collect personal items. She is believed to be endangered due to medical problems and has limited mobility on foot. She was last known to be driving a 2007 Toyota Prius, white in color, Washington plate 628 YVL. Sandra Wright is described as a white female, 5'5". 81 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black pants, maroon shirt and a white colored coat. Any persons seeing Sandra or knowing her whereabouts should call 911.
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Gresham lights up the holidays with annual tree lighting event

GRESHAM LIGHTS UP THE HOLIDAYS WITH ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING EVENT


News Release from City of Gresham
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2014 9:43 AM
MEDIA ADVISORY
NOT FOR PUBLICATION

GRESHAM, Ore. - Media representatives can capture the "wow" when the City of Gresham lights its 60-foot ponderosa pine during the 23rd annual Spirit of Christmas tree lighting event on Saturday, Nov. 29. Festivities start at 5 p.m. with music and treats on the City's Arts Plaza. The tree is lit promptly at 6 p.m.

Santa Claus will climb into a fire truck at about 5:00 p.m. at the Gresham History Museum, located at 410 N. Main Ave. in historic downtown, and will be escorted by Gresham firefighters a few blocks to the Arts Plaza at approximately 5:15 p.m., when he'll be greeted by the crowd.

The Salvation Army Gresham Corps Youth Band will play holiday favorites, and elementary school students from Gresham Arthur Academy Public Charter School will sing carols. Santa will take photos with children, then take the stage to assist Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis in leading the countdown to the tree lighting.

The Spirit of Christmas also features photogenic family activities before and after the tree lighting in participating downtown businesses. For a complete schedule, see http://www.greshamoregon.gov/SpiritofChristmas

DATE: Saturday, Nov. 29
TIME: 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
PLACE: Arts Plaza, 401 N.E. Second St., Gresham
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Central Precinct Adding Holiday Patrols to Prevent Car Prowls and Bike Theft (Photo)

CENTRAL PRECINCT ADDING HOLIDAY PATROLS TO PREVENT CAR PROWLS AND BIKE THEFT (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2014 9:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct is adding holiday patrols that will run through the end of the year to help reduce car prowl and bicycle theft activity.

The holiday patrols will be concentrated in high volume retail areas of Central Precinct. We hope to provide a visible police presence and reduce the likelihood of opportunistic thieves breaking into cars, stealing bicycles or committing other acts of theft.

Car prowls are up approximately 20% in 2014 over last year and many of these thefts are preventable by taking a few small steps. Community members are reminded to never leave valuables in their car to attract thieves. This includes bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.

If you must store anything in your vehicle, keep it out of sight and secure. When possible, park in busy, well-lit areas and keep the interior of the vehicle "showroom" clean.

Also, if you are the victim of a car prowl, the Police Bureau encourages victims to file a police report online by visiting http://www.PortlandPolice.com

Additional crime prevention tips can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page regarding car prowls, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320547

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau released a video in 2009 titled "Confessions of a Car Prowler," which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/De5IHBoGz6A

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Civil War Game Day Safety Planning Message

CIVIL WAR GAME DAY SAFETY PLANNING MESSAGE


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2014 8:53 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) are expecting heavy traffic as football fans travel to Reser Stadium for this Saturday's 'Civil War' game between the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers at 5:00 P.M., in Corvallis. Troopers and transportation safety officials are prepared for the big game and are urging the drivers and fans to be also.

According to ODOT estimates, more than 15,000 additional vehicles may be expected on Interstate 5 and other roads leading to Corvallis this game day and fans and drivers should have a plan. Here are some travel tips to keep your 'Civil War' day memorable and safe:

1. Know Before You Go! 24-hour access to ODOT's up to the minute traffic alert system @ www.tripcheck.com or by calling 5-1-1. Need more help - call 800-977-ODOT (6368).
2. Plan patience into your drive - expect congestion and build in extra travel time.
3. State law prohibits the 'Use' of cell phones while driving. Avoid the hassle and put away the distractions.
4. Buckle up and if you plan to drink - plan a driver who's sober, rested and alert.
Everyone travelling on area roads is asked to report any traffic related incidents and drunk or dangerous drivers by calling 9-1-1, or OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-24DRUNK (800-243-7865).
Have a great Civil War game day!
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**Updated with fire cause, damage estimate, and photos** Detached garage fire extends to multiple townhomes in Beaverton (Photo)

**UPDATED WITH FIRE CAUSE, DAMAGE ESTIMATE, AND PHOTOS** DETACHED GARAGE FIRE EXTENDS TO MULTIPLE TOWNHOMES IN BEAVERTON (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2014 8:30 AM
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A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that the cause of the Oak Hills townhouse fire on NW Norwich Street on November 16, 2014 was related to smoking materials. Damage to the six townhomes involved in the fire is estimated at $1,000,000.

Information and safety tips on smoking and the safe disposal of smoking materials can be found at http://www.tvfr.com/index.aspx?nid=258.

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At 10:43pm, the first of multiple calls came into 9-1-1 from a neighbor reporting black smoke and flames coming from a detached garage unit near a row of townhomes. At the report of heavy smoke and active fire, the incident was upgraded to a first alarm bringing increased resources to the scene. Crews from Bethany Station 68 arrived within five minutes to find multiple detached garage units fully-involved with flame extending to a building containing multiple townhomes. The initial reported address of the townhome was 15360 NW Norwich Street in Beaverton. Townhomes from address number 15330 to 15380 were impacted.

Crews initiated an aggressive fire attack simultaneously on the garage units and the townhomes. Given the heavy fire and spread to multiple units, the fire was upgraded to a second alarm to request more firefighters and resources. The fire moved quickly into the attic space and eventually caused partial structure collapse. For the safety of the crews and personnel on scene, firefighters continued to fight the fire from a defensive position outside of the structure. Aerial ladder water systems were used to provide high volumes of water to fight the fire from above to support firefighting efforts on the ground. The detached garage units also suffered significant structural damage and partially collapsed. After the fire was knocked down, crews remained on-scene to check for hot spots and guard against rekindling of the fire. Approximately six townhomes were impacted by the fire.

More than 60 firefighters responded to the scene to fight this fire. Crews from neighboring agencies also responded including Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Metro West Ambulance, and TVF&R volunteers.

Residents reported knocking on doors to alert neighbors of the fire and that all residents had evacuated safely. Crews performed a search of the structure and confirmed that no one was inside. One cat was reported missing but was not located. The American Red Cross responded to the incident to provide victim assistance. Approximately eight residents were displaced by the fire. No injuries were reported.

A nearby water main further west along NW Norwich Street, away from the fire, was also reported to have ruptured flowing large amounts of water into the street. This water main rupture did not affect firefighting activities. The local water purveyor was contacted to mitigate and fix the rupture.

TVF&R investigators are interviewing witnesses and neighbors as well as examining material evidence to determine a cause and damage estimate.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Missing Endangered Person (Photo)

MISSING ENDANGERED PERSON (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2014 10:40 PM
Downloadable file: Sandra_Wright.jpg
On 11-27-14 Sandra Wright, age 74, was last seen in east Vancouver approximately 5:30 p.m. She failed to return to a location to collect personal items. She is believed to be endangered due to medical problems and has limited mobility on foot. She was last known to be driving a 2007 Toyota Prius, white in color, Washington plate 628 YVL. Sandra Wright is described as a white female, 5'5". 81 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black pants, maroon shirt and a white colored coat. Any persons seeing S andra or knowing her whereabouts should call 911.
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Gresham Police Increase DUII Enforcement

GRESHAM POLICE INCREASE DUII ENFORCEMENT


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2014 10:01 PM
Gresham, Ore. - In an effort that begun this month, the Gresham Police Department will be increasing the number of high visibility enforcement missions focusing on impaired drivers. The increased enforcement is designed to deter citizens from driving after they have been drinking.

Police officers will perform enhanced DUII focused patrols throughout Gresham, looking for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The goal of this campaign is to save lives by removing impaired drivers from the streets. Officers began these extra patrols this month and will continue to provide the high visibility enforcement throughout the month of December.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes - one every 51 minutes.

The increased patrols are designed to deter people from driving while impaired by implementing high-visibility enforcement and increasing the number of officers on the streets who are assertively seeking to identify and stop impaired drivers.

Ways to prevent impaired driving:

?,? Stop alcohol service long before the event is over.
?,? Prepare for guests to stay the night or assist with calling for cab service.
?,? Choose a responsible designated driver.
?,? Serve plenty of food to lessen the effects of alcohol.
?,? Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.
?,? Report impaired drivers by calling 911.

Grant funds from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact support these extra high-visibility DUII patrols.
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Deputies Capture Man after Fleeing on Stolen Motorcycle (Photo)

DEPUTIES CAPTURE MAN AFTER FLEEING ON STOLEN MOTORCYCLE (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2014 9:14 PM
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November 27, 2014 - A Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a stolen vehicle that refused to yield to him. The vehicle eventually crashed into the ditch and both men were arrested.

On November 26, 2014, at 8:12 p.m., a Washington County Deputy Sheriff saw a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle with blue glowing lights traveling on SW Murray Boulevard near SW Walker Road. When the deputy attempted to stop the motorcycle, the rider sped westbound on SW Walker Road. The deputy was using his lights and siren as he attempted to stop the motorcycle. The rider refused to stop and was actively attempting to avoid law enforcement.

The deputy followed the motorcycle down a dead end road off of SW 170th Avenue and SW Merlo Road. The rider drove into a driveway, dropped the motorcycle, and ran through the residence of a family member. The deputy learned that the motorcycle was reported stolen out of Portland. Additional deputies assisted in the apprehension of the fleeing man.

A Sheriff's K9 tracked the man to a neighboring residence. The people in that residence also knew the man. After a search of the residence, Sheriff's Deputies found Christopher Baumgarder, 37, from Beaverton, hiding in a bedroom. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Christopher Baumgarder was lodged in the Washington County Jail, charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Felony and Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude a Police Officer and for Violating his Parole. He is held on $10,000 bail.
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***UPDATE Name Released *** Fatal Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Crash - 82nd and Causey in PDX (Photo)

***UPDATE NAME RELEASED *** FATAL VEHICLE VS. PEDESTRIAN CRASH - 82ND AND CAUSEY IN PDX (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2014 3:10 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Highway 213 (82nd Avenue) and Causey Avenue involving a TriMet bus.

On November 26, 2014, at approximately 5:52 P.M., OSP troopers were dispatched to investigate a reported vehicle versus pedestrian fatal crash on 82nd Avenue at Causey Avenue. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2012, Gillig city bus, owned by Tri-County Metro Transit District (TriMet), and driven by JASON A. WILHELM, 46, had just finished servicing a stop at 82nd and Causey Avenue. As the bus prepared to proceed southbound, identified as ELIAS P. FRENCH, 60, approached the bus while pushing a bicycle and began striking the side of it.

When the bus pulled away ELIAS fell to the ground and was run over by the rear wheels. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. The bus crossed through the intersection and stopped in a safe location just south of Causey Avenue.

The roadway was blocked with a single lane detour for just over 2 hours before being reopened. The Clackamas Reconstruction And Forensics Team (CRAFT), Clackamas Fire Department, Oregon Department of Transportation, Metro Transit Police and TriMet assisted OSP at the scene.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this crash is asked to contact Trooper Bailey at 503-731-3020. No additional releases are expected until the investigation is complete.
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two people deceased after domestic dispute

TWO PEOPLE DECEASED AFTER DOMESTIC DISPUTE


News Release from Sherwood Police Department
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2014 11:21 AM
On November 27th, 2014 around 00:30 hrs, The Sherwood Police Department responded to the 17900 block of Cereghino Ln. on a reported assault with a weapon.

Initial reports indicated a female had escaped a residence after suffering a gun shot wound. The female sought help at a nearby neighbor's residence.

The Sherwood Police were able to evacuate the injured woman to a waiting ambulance. The female sustained non-life threatening injuries and is recovering at a local hospital.

Officers were advised a male and female were still inside the residence. Officers from multiple jurisdictions responded to assist with containment of the area.

Washington County's Tactical Negotiation Team responded to assist in contacting the subjects at the residence.

After a few hours of failed attempts to contact anyone inside, entrance was made into the residence where the male subject was found deceased.

An adult female was found outside the residence also deceased. Both the male and female appeared to have died from gun shot wounds.

All three individuals knew one another, the male and deceased female were living together at the home.

There is no concern for the safety of the community as a result of this incident.

Names of the individuals are not being released pending death notification of next of kin.

Washington County Major Crimes Team is leading the investigation. Based on the preliminary investigation it appears to be a murder/suicide.

It is believed this incident resulted from a domestic dispute.
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-UPDATE-Sherwood Critical Incident

-UPDATE-SHERWOOD CRITICAL INCIDENT


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2014 7:10 AM
The PIO duties have been turned over to Sherwood Police Dept. Please call Captain Hanlon at 503-925-3651.

Thank you

Bob


I will be handling all of the PIO duties for the Sherwood incident. I am enroute now. I will advise on a staging area soon.

Thank you

Bob
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Sherwood Critical Incident

SHERWOOD CRITICAL INCIDENT


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 27th, 2014 3:03 AM
I will be handling all of the PIO duties for the Sherwood incident. I am enroute now. I will advise on a staging area soon.

Thank you

Bob
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Red Cross Responds To Grants Pass Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO GRANTS PASS FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 26th, 2014 9:44 PM
On 11/26/2014, at 6:40 PM Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers responded to a fire in the 500 block of NW Butler in Grants Pass, Oregon.�

This single-family fire affected 3 adults, 3 children and 2 dogs. Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
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Sweet Home Man Dies While Trimming a Tree

SWEET HOME MAN DIES WHILE TRIMMING A TREE


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 26th, 2014 9:21 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies are investigating the death of a Sweet Home man that fell while trimming a tree.

Today at 10:21 a.m. deputies responded to R & L Excavating on Crescent Hill Road in Sweet Home, after being notified by Sweet Home Fire of a fatal tree-trimming accident.

Deputies learned the resident, Raymond Launder, 59 years old, was trimming trees with a friend, 59-year-old Richard Paulino. Paulino told deputies Launder was in a fir tree approximately 52 feet off the ground.

Launder was wearing a safety harness and had detached the harness to move to a different location in the tree. Paulino heard him yell, turned around and found Launder lying on the ground and unresponsive. The Sweet Home Fire Department responded and Launder was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paulino described Launder as an excellent tree trimmer and deputies found no malfunction with Launder's equipment.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel removed Launder's body from the scene.

The investigation is continuing.
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OSP F&W Troopers in Bend - Arrest Suspect in Trophy Mule Deer Kill (Photo)

OSP F&W TROOPERS IN BEND - ARREST SUSPECT IN TROPHY MULE DEER KILL (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: November 26th, 2014 9:00 PM
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On November 24, 2014, Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife troopers in Central Oregon received information about a trophy class, 205" mule deer, killed the day prior under suspicious circumstances in the Metolius Wildlife Management Unit. Members of the team began an investigation and as the investigation unfolded the hunter who shot the animal was contacted and ultimately provided a full confession to the illegal harvest of the buck deer. The suspect was identified as DANNY DAVIDSON, 54. Mr. Davidson was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail for the illegal take of the buck deer and hunting on the enclosed lands of another.
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***UPDATE *** Fatal Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Crash - 82nd and Causey in PDX (Photo)

***UPDATE *** FATAL VEHICLE VS. PEDESTRIAN CRASH - 82ND AND CAUSEY IN PDX (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: November 26th, 2014 8:46 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Highway 213 (82nd Avenue) and Causey Avenue involving a TriMet bus.

On November 26, 2014, at approximately 5:52 P.M., OSP troopers were dispatched to investigate a reported vehicle versus pedestrian fatal crash on 82nd Avenue at Causey Avenue. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2012, Gillig city bus, owned by Tri-County Metro Transit District (TriMet), and driven by JASON A. WILHELM, 46, had just finished servicing a stop at 82nd and Causey Avenue. As the bus prepared to proceed southbound, a 60-year-old male, name withheld pending next of kin notification, approached the bus pushing a bicycle and began striking the side of it.

When the bus pulled away the man fell to the ground and was run over by the rear wheels. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. The bus crossed through the intersection and stopped in a safe location just south of Causey Avenue. OSP have been interviewing witnesses on the bus and behind it.

The roadway was blocked with a single lane detour for just over 2 hours before being reopened. The Clackamas Reconstruction And Forensics Team (CRAFT), Clackamas Fire Department, Oregon Department of Transportation, Metro Transit Police and TriMet assisted OSP at the scene.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this crash is asked to contact Trooper Bailey at 503-731-3020. No additional releases will be made pending next of kin notification.
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*** Fatal Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Crash - 82nd and Causey in PDX ***

*** FATAL VEHICLE VS. PEDESTRIAN CRASH - 82ND AND CAUSEY IN PDX ***


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: November 26th, 2014 6:20 PM
Oregon State Police troopers are arriving on-scene of a vehicle versus pedestrian fatal crash at 82nd Avenue and Causey Avenue in Clackamas County. All southbound lanes are blocked and traffic is being diverted. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternate routes or expect delays.

Additional information will be released when it becomes available.
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CORRECTED/UPDATED w/ BOOKING PHOTOS, BACKGROUND: Gary Monaco, found guilty of manslaughter, arrested in Bend by Bend Police (Photo)

CORRECTED/UPDATED W/ BOOKING PHOTOS, BACKGROUND: GARY MONACO, FOUND GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER, ARRESTED IN BEND BY BEND POLICE (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 26th, 2014 3:37 PM
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[Updated/edited release below with correct Bend PD contact date of Tuesday 11/25, as well as link to Oregonian backgrounder on the case; new and older booking photos of Gary Monaco also attached.]

At about 7:50 p.m. On Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, officers with the Bend Police were dispatched to a call of a suspicious male attempting to break into a vehicle and possibly using drugs at 63492 Hunnell Road in Bend.

Upon their arrival, police contacted Gary Monaco -- who was found to have a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in Clackamas County Circuit Court.

On Monday, Nov. 24 Mr. Monaco had been found guilty of Manslaughter in the First Degree and DUII in Clackamas County Circuit Court for the May 14th, 2012 crash that caused the death of Laura Schaefer. However, Mr. Monaco had failed to appear for court -- so the judge had issued a warrant for his arrest.

Immediately after Mr. Monaco's disappearance, detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes unit and officers with the Damascus Police Department began to attempt to locate Mr. Monaco -- but his whereabouts were unknown until he was located by Bend Police.

In Bend, Mr. Monaco reportedly asked the Bend Police officers to remove a large amount of cash he had in his vehicle.

Mr. Monaco was determined to be too heavily impaired by his alleged consumption of drugs to be taken to jail, so he was transported to a local hospital -- where he remained until he was later transferred into the physical custody of the Deschutes County Jail.

A Deschutes County Jail booking photo is attached, as well as an older Clackamas County Jail booking photo.

It is expected that Mr. Monaco will be brought back to Clackamas County after the Thanksgiving holiday.

More background on Mr. Monaco's manslaughter conviction can be found in this Oregonian story:

'Death wobble' defense falls flat; judge finds driver guilty of manslaughter in fatal head-on crash (November 24, 2014):
http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2014/11/death_wobble_falls_flat_judge.html#incart_river

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