Sunday, May 31, 2015

Public's Help Sought to Locate a Wanted Domestic Assault Suspect (Photo)

PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT TO LOCATE A WANTED DOMESTIC ASSAULT SUSPECT (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 10:02 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate 32-year-old David Santiago Pompa in connection with the abduction and assault of his girlfriend. The victim is now safe and is receiving medical care for non-life-threatening injuries.

Pompa was armed with a large knife and may be driving a dark green 1997 Acura TL 4-door. He is described as a male Hispanic, 5'4" tall, 130 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes.

Pompa also goes by the names Santiago Jose Pompa and James Joseph Sebastian.

Pompa has an unrelated felony warrant and will face numerous additional charges after he's arrested.

Anyone seeing Pompa should immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Jeff Myers at 503-823-0595, jeff.myers@portlandoregon.gov.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood - No Known Victims

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S CENTENNIAL NEIGHBORHOOD - NO KNOWN VICTIMS


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 9:32 PM
On Sunday May 31, 2015, at 8:13 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a drive-by shooting in the 16400 block of Southeast Market Street.

Several officers responded to the neighborhood and spoke to witnesses who described hearing multiple gunshots and seeing several cars speed out of the area.

Officers located evidence of gunfire but have not found any gunshot victims in the area despite a great number of families and children in the neighborhood.

The Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

This is the 25th gang-related shooting investigation in the month of May.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Gang Enforcement Team is continuing to investigate several gang-related shootings citywide.

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.

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 anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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

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Smoke alarm alerts residents to morning fire (Photo)

SMOKE ALARM ALERTS RESIDENTS TO MORNING FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 8:29 PM
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Residents escaped a fast moving fire in a duplex located at 10545 S W Tranquil Way in Wilsonville today. The first call to 911 came in at 11:28am reporting flames and smoke seen in the backyard burning up the exterior of the home. A neighbor tried to assist the resident by using a garden hose but was unsuccessful. Crews from Station 52 arrived within three minutes to find a working fire that had spread into the attic space.

The incident was upgraded to a first-alarm to bring additional resources to the scene. Firefighters quickly made access into the home to fight the fire and ensure all residents were out safely. Crews confirmed that the unit directly impacted by fire was evacuated. Firefighters also confirmed that the adjacent unit was clear of residents but one small dog was rescued from the adjacent home. No injuries were reported but one cat is still missing. Three adult residents and two pets have been displaced as a result of this fire.

A TVF&R fire investigator responded to the scene and the cause of the fire is undetermined. The area of origin for the fire was outside the home in the backyard area then spread into the attic space of the home. A damage estimate is not available at this time.

TVF&R reminds everyone to have and maintain working smoke alarms in your home. Additionally, if you encounter large or quickly growing fires, do not attempt to extinguish the fire yourself. Evacuate to a safe place away from the fire and call 911 immediately. For more safety tips, please visit www.tvfr.com.

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Burning Arborvitae Ignite SE Portland Apartment Building (Photo)

BURNING ARBORVITAE IGNITE SE PORTLAND APARTMENT BUILDING (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 3:56 PM
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At 9:45am this morning, Portland Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to a report of an apartment fire at 1901 SE 122nd Ave.

A smoke column was visible to responding units, confirming the presence of a fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters quickly went to work extinguishing the fire, which had started in a row of arborvitae and extended into the vinyl siding of the building and quickly spreading up the exterior wall to the third floor. Third floor windows cracked from the heat but no fire spread into the interior of the structure.

Additional crews were assigned to check the interior for occupants and fire extension, as well as protecting fire exposure to other adjacent buildings.

While the structure fire was caused by the arborvitae, the cause of the arborvitae fire is still under investigation.

With dry weather in the forecast for the summer, Portland Fire & Rescue reminds everyone to exercise caution when there are combustible materials or plants are near a structure, and to avoid discarding smoking materials near ground cover such as barkdust, wood chips or dry foliage.
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Water Rescue of a distressed swimmer on Detroit Lake **** UPDATE #1 **** Photo of Cody attached (Photo)

WATER RESCUE OF A DISTRESSED SWIMMER ON DETROIT LAKE **** UPDATE #1 **** PHOTO OF CODY ATTACHED (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 2:40 PM
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18 year old Cody Ellingsworth has been identified as the young man involved in yesterday's incident at Detroit Lake. We are sorry to announce Cody died as a result of the drowning.
Cody was a senior at Sprague high school and was set to graduate in a couple of weeks. School officials have been notified. Please keep Cody's family in your thoughts and prayers.

The family does not wish to speak with the media at this time, please allow them this time to grieve their loss.

With the warming weather The Sheriff's Office is asking swimmers to know your swimming ability and the safest measure is always to use a life preserver when swimming in open waters.


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Today at about 3:00 PM, On duty and Off duty Marion County Sheriff's Deputies and Fire Personnel responded to a call of a distressed swimmer on Detroit Lake near Blowout road.

An 18 year old male was attempting to swim across the river with a group of friends. When the friends looked back they had lost sight of him, but quickly found him and helped pull him from the water. CPR was started immediately and he was eventually transported to an area hospital via Life Flight.

There is no further information at this time of the subjects name and or condition. Once this becomes known and the time is appropriate we will provide a more updated release. Also, no available photographs of the scene at this time.
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Two vehicle Injury Crash in North Marion County sends occupants to area hospitals *** UPDATE #1 *** (Photo)

TWO VEHICLE INJURY CRASH IN NORTH MARION COUNTY SENDS OCCUPANTS TO AREA HOSPITALS *** UPDATE #1 *** (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 2:04 PM
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Three of the four subjects involved in yesterday's crash remain in the hospital at OHSU in serious condition. Melissa Aicher, of Keizer, who caused the crash was treated and released from Salem Hospital. The investigation is still ongoing and no arrests have been made as of this time. We are working closely with the District Attorney's office and will let you know of any further information about criminal charges in the near futu re.

What we know today is that Aicher was driving home from the Woodburn drag strip with her 8 year old son. She was west on Highway 219 and failed to stop for the stop sign at French Prairie and Mahony and collided with an elderly couple, from Newberg, who were traveling north on French Prairie.

The elderly couple was taken to OHSU via Life Flight, while Aicher's 8 year old son was transported to OSHU via ambulance. I have been told today the three remain at OHSU in serious condition.

Anyone with information about this incident either at the time or leading up to is encouraged to contact Deputy Huitt, Marion County Sheriff's Office, at 503-588-5032.

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Today at about 3:30 pm two vehicles were involved in a crash at French Prairie RD NE and Mahony RD NE. Marion County Sheriff's Deputies from our CRASH Team along with Oregon State Police are investigating.

Early indicators suggest alcohol may have been a factor. The extent of injuries are not known at this time, One of the vehicle occupants were taken to a portland area hospital via LifeFlight while the other occupants were transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Due to this being an ongoing criminal investigation, no other details such as names of the involved and or vehicle information will be released at this time. We will send out an additional release once we are able to make that available.
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--UPDATE--Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol for Memorial Holiday Travel

--UPDATE--ENHANCED SHERIFF'S PATROL FOR MEMORIAL HOLIDAY TRAVEL


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 1:56 PM
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May 31, 2015--From the beginning of April until the middle of May, Sheriff's Deputies arrested over 150 impaired drivers. This enhanced patrol mission runs through June 1, 2015. The complete statistical information will be reported at that time.

May 15, 2015--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and local law enforcement agencies will be on the roads providing extra patrol to enhance safety for this Memorial Day Holiday travel period.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Holiday traveling experience. The Memorial Day Holiday travel period is one of the most dangerous holidays for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways combined with aggressive and distracted drivers.

In addition to extra patrols focused on impaired driving over the holiday travel period, deputies will also focus on aggressive drivers. Sheriff's Deputies will be looking for drivers that are speeding, following too closely and distracted drivers using mobile communication devices. Deputies will be out in force from May 18 through May 31, 2015. The results of the enhanced patrol will be provided June 1, 2015.

Every Memorial Day Holiday weekend, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies respond to numerous traffic related incidents that could have been avoided if all drivers were safe and considerate. Deputies are reminding drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, allow adequate following distances, wear their seatbelt and secure children in properly fitted child restraints.

Consistent vehicle passenger restraint use is the single most effective way to protect motor vehicle occupants from injury or death. ODOT reports that in 2013, over 50% of all fatal crashes involved an improperly restrained or unrestrained driver or passenger. Washington County has over 98 percent of consistent seatbelt use; the goal is 100% compliance.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommendation for child passenger's fact sheet is attached.

Please remember to be safe and considerate while enjoying the holiday.
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TVF&R Honors Citizens, Firefighters, and Staff at Annual Meritorious Awards Ceremony (Photo)

TVF&R HONORS CITIZENS, FIREFIGHTERS, AND STAFF AT ANNUAL MERITORIOUS AWARDS CEREMONY (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 1:39 PM
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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel, family members, and community partners gathered Saturday, May 30, for the 2015 TVF&R Meritorious Awards and Recognition Ceremony in the Edo Building at the Nike World Headquarters campus near Beaverton.

Each year, Fire Chief Michael Duyck honors citizens and Fire District employees who exemplify selflessness, stewardship, and commitment to serving their community.

During Saturday morning's celebration, Chief Duyck shared stories about harrowing rescues performed during a residential fire, a difficult extrication incident, a dangerous rescue of a citizen trapped in a trench, and other emergencies, where men and women put their own lives in peril to save others.

He also recognized community service, academic excellence, time in service, retirements, distinguished conduct, and notable endeavors by Landmark Ford in Tigard to support the District's ongoing efforts to create safer communities.

Below is a list of honorees and award descriptions.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Lieutenant Ronald Baker
For the outstanding achievement of earning a Bachelor of Science degree while working for the District.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Captain Daryl Rozendal
For the outstanding achievement of earning a Master of Science degree while working for the District.

SPECIAL UNIT CITATION
Lieutenant Robert Sutton
Lieutenant Stephen Todd Lake
Apparatus Operator Bradley Bender
Apparatus Operator David Schurter
Firefighter Casey Savage
Firefighter Justin Tishendorf
Firefighter Dan Livengood
Firefighter Todd Bradley
For their extraordinary actions that saved several lives during the Southwest 139th Avenue residential fire in Beaverton in September 2014.

SPECIAL UNIT CITATION
Battalion Chief Greg Ladrow
Captain James Smario
Captain Mike Towner
Lieutenant Nathan Schuster
Apparatus Operator Brian Classen
Apparatus Operator Geoff Goodman
Apparatus Operator Ryan Niemeyer
Firefighter Georg Adolf
Firefighter Geoff Conroy
Firefighter Michael Doty
Firefighter Daniel Hastie
Firefighter Jeff Marcus
Firefighter Marissa Martinis
Firefighter Justin Speasl
Firefighter James Straight
Trevor Liston, RN
Mike Alleyn, Medic
Dr. Ameen I. Ramzy
For their extraordinary actions and care demonstrated during a difficult extrication incident in Clackamas County in June 2014.

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT
Captain Matthew Laas
Lieutenant Gary Satterfield
Apparatus Operator Zachary Williams
For their extraordinary performance and integral role in the rescue of a citizen trapped in a trench in March 2014.

MEDAL OF VALOR
Apparatus Operator Chad Eason
Apparatus Operator Ronald Morgan
Firefighter Peter Lehmann
Firefighter Kyle Leonard
Firefighter Donovan Rodriguez
Firefighter Miles Ulven
For demonstrating a courageous and selfless technical rescue of a citizen in March 2014 under particularly dangerous circumstances.

SAFER COMMUNITIES AWARD
Landmark Ford
For supporting TVF&R's efforts in community safety and public education.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Robert Scott Brawner
For providing a quick response and lifesaving CPR while off duty in May 2014.

OREGON FIRE INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR
Milton H. Villegas
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TVF&R AWARD CRITERIA:

Academic Excellence
The Academic Excellence Award may be awarded to any member who has graduated from a four-year accredited college or university, or demonstrated academic excellence while a member of the District.

Special Unit Citation
The Special Unit Citation may be awarded to any organization, unit, or specially constituted team within the District, which has worked together toward a common goal. The Citation may be awarded for a specific performance of exceptional quality or for continued, professional performance, and dedication to duty by the organization, unit, or team, as a whole.

Distinguished Conduct
The Distinguished Service Award may be awarded to any member of the District who has acted with professionalism and efficiency when faced with a specific danger and/or adversity, and who has made a substantial contribution to EMS, the fire service, or the community in the carrying out of his or her duties properly despite this danger and/or adversity. The action for which this award is given should be considered exceptional by his or her peers.

Medal of Valor
The Medal of Valor may be awarded to a member of the District who, in the line of duty, or while off-duty, distinguishes him/herself in the performance of an act of courage involving risk of imminent serious physical injury, with knowledge of such risk, for the purpose of saving or protecting human life. Or, in the course of an extended investigation of a nature where he or she is continuously and singly exposed to grave personal hazard, willingly accepts such risk in the service of the District.
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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - No Known Victims (Photo)

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S POWELLHURST-GILBERT NEIGHBORHOOD - NO KNOWN VICTIMS (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 12:10 PM
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On Sunday May 31, 2015, at 10:50 a.m., East Precinct responded to the area of Southeast 118th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard on the report of a shootout between several subjects.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses who told police that one suspect ran away westbound on Holgate then turned northbound on 117th Avenue and that two other suspects ran southbound on 118th Avenue then westbound through Raymond Park.

Officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood for the suspects but did not locate anyone matching their descriptions.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene and none have arrived at any Portland hospitals for treatment.

Preliminary information indicates that one suspect was riding a bicycle on the North side of Holgate when he exchanged gunfire with two people on the South side of Holgate, between 118th and 119th Avenues.

The suspect that was on the bicycle is described as an African American male in his late-teens or early 20s, white t-shirt, gray sweatpants, armed with a handgun.

The other two suspects are described as African American males in their 20s, wearing all black clothing, at least one of them armed with a handgun.

The Gang Enforcement Team is responding to investigate the shooting.

The area of 117th to 121st Avenue, along Holgate and some surrounding streets is closed to all traffic as part of the crime scene.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene but is available to meet with interested media outside the Justice Center, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue, at 1:15 p.m.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or has other information is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Gang Enforcement Team is continuing to investigate several gang-related shootings citywide.

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.

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 anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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

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Grease fire produces heavy black smoke, no injuries (Photo)

GREASE FIRE PRODUCES HEAVY BLACK SMOKE, NO INJURIES (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 11:22 AM
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A grease fire produced heavy black smoke and flames prompting calls to 911 at 8:45am this morning. As the first crew from Station 34 arrived to Pacific Natural Foods at 9955 SW Potano Street in Tualatin, employees were evacuating the building. Crews found heavy smoke inside the large commercial structure and upgraded the incident to a first alarm to bring in additional resources. Firefighters had the fire knocked down quickly then thoroughly checked for any extension to the rest of the facility. Additional firefighters placed equipment to ventilate smoke from the building. No injuries were reported and no other structures were threatened. The fire was contained to a large commercial oven.

A TVF&R fire investigator determined that a grease fire originated in a commercial oven at the facility. A damage estimate is not available at this time.

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Disturbance in Downtown Portland Leads to One Arrest, Firearm Seized (Photo)

DISTURBANCE IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND LEADS TO ONE ARREST, FIREARM SEIZED (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 10:41 AM
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On Sunday May 31, 2015, at 1:02 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 3rd Avenue and Washington Street on the report of a large disturbance involving approximately 20 people in the street.

As officers were responding to the scene, they received additional information that someone was running away from the area, armed with a handgun. The witness provided a description of the man and officers located a subject matching the description at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Stark Street. A handgun was located under a vehicle near where the suspect was taken into custody.

The suspect, 23-year-old Ryan Asland Pendergraph, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. He'll be arraigned on Monday.

The Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force is handling the investigation.

Anyone with information about 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.

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 anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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

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UPDATE #2: Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - One Person Injured (Photo)

UPDATE #2: SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S CULLY NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE PERSON INJURED (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 10:27 AM
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The victim in Saturday morning's shooting has been identified as 39-year-old Tyroni Deshawn Burns of Southeast Portland. He remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

No additional suspect information has been developed through the investigation and the motive remains unclear at this point.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brian Sims at 503-823-2079, brian.sims@portlandoregon.gov.

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The victim in this morning's shooting, a 39-year-old male, remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. His name is not being released at this time.

No additional suspect information has been developed through the investigation and the motive remains unclear at this point.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brian Sims at 503-823-2079, brian.sims@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday May 30, 2015, at 12:47 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 4800 block of Northeast 72nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, an adult male, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Medical personnel transported the victim to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Multiple officers have searched the neighborhood for the suspect but have not located anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 6'1" to 6"3", skinny build, wearing dark clothing, riding a bicycle, armed with a handgun.

At this point, no motive has been established in the shooting.

Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division will be responding to continue with the investigation.

Area traffic closures should have minimal impact to the neighborhood.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency line at 503-823-3333.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Red Cross assists family after home fire in Fairview, Oregon

RED CROSS ASSISTS FAMILY AFTER HOME FIRE IN FAIRVIEW, OREGON


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2015 8:11 AM
Red Cross disaster team volunteers provided help late Saturday to three people in Fairview after a single-family home fire. The fire in the 22000 block of Halsey affected two adults and an infant. Red Cross provided food, clothing, infant supplies, bedding, mental health support and recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Red Cross assists person following Portland home fire

RED CROSS ASSISTS PERSON FOLLOWING PORTLAND HOME FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 11:01 PM
Red Cross disaster action team members provided help after a single-family home fire Saturday in Portland. One adult was affected by the fire in the 2000 block of Madison. Red Cross provided lodging, mental health services and recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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Oregon Army National Guard Engineers demobilize from Kuwait deployment (Photo)

OREGON ARMY NATIONAL GUARD ENGINEERS DEMOBILIZE FROM KUWAIT DEPLOYMENT (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 8:08 PM
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SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Army National Guard welcomed home approximately 180 Soldiers of the 234th Engineer Company, 1249th Engineer Battalion, during a demobilization ceremony, May 30, at West Salem High School in Salem, Oregon.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown; U.S. Senator Ron Wyden; U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader; Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon; along with other dignitaries, including Miss Oregon Rebecca Anderson, were in attendance at the ceremony.

The 234th Engineer Company is headquartered at Camp Rilea, in Warrenton, Oregon, and includes a platoon-sized detachment located in Prineville, Oregon.

The unit mobilized on June 8, 2014, to Fort Bliss, Texas, where they conducted training in preparation for their deployment to Kuwait.

The Soldiers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region during the deployment.

At Camp Buehring, the Soldiers installed sidewalks, repaired training facilities, and made improvements to morale, welfare and recreation facilities. At Camp Arifjan, the Soldiers constructed housing units and made improvements to security checkpoints, drainage systems, and existing infrastructure to improve security, safety and operations around camp and the Kuwaiti Naval Base. The maintenance section also repaired vehicles and support equipment needed for missions.

With the onset of Operation Inherent Resolve, the 234th Engineer Company was called upon to conduct engineering assessments and construction missions in order to expand and improve forward operating bases in Iraq and Jordan.

Near the end of their deployment, as missions in Iraq, Jordan, and Afghanistan came to an end, the entire company supported the growing housing need in Kuwait by constructing Re-locatable Buildings and Containerized Housing Units.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:
150530-Z-OT568-042: Oregon Governor Kate Brown returns a framed guidon flag representing the 234th Engineer Company, to the unit commander, Oregon Army National Guard Maj. Andrew Vidourek (right), during a demobilization ceremony in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The act of returning the guidon to the unit symbolizes the welcome home of the Soldiers following their deployment to Kuwait. The 234th Engineer Company returned the Oregon state flag given to them when the unit originally mobilized. The state flag was flown in Kuwait while the framed guidon was displayed in the governor's office, serving as a reminder of Oregonians deployed overseas. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-087: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 234th Engineer Company stand in formation as they are welcomed home during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-090: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 234th Engineer Company stand in formation as they are welcomed home during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-171: Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, welcomes home Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of the 234th Engineer Company during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-215: Oregon Governor Kate Brown welcomes home Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of the 234th Engineer Company during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-291: U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader welcomes home Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of the 234th Engineer Company during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-317: U.S. Senator Ron Wyden welcomes home Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of the 234th Engineer Company during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-392: Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Marek Dinges, of the 234th Engineer Company, holds his one-year-old son, Camden, following a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. Dinges, and approximately 180 of his fellow Soldiers were welcomed home following a nine-month deployment, where the unit performed carpentry and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
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redcross provides aid after a home fire in vancouver, wa

REDCROSS PROVIDES AID AFTER A HOME FIRE IN VANCOUVER, WA


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 7:55 PM
Red Cross disaster action team volunteers provided assistance following a home fire today in the 1900 block of West 31st Street in Vancouver, WA. The multi-family fire affected four adults, two children, two dogs and two cats. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing and disaster mental health support.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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Oregon Army National Guard Engineers demobilize from Kuwait deployment

OREGON ARMY NATIONAL GUARD ENGINEERS DEMOBILIZE FROM KUWAIT DEPLOYMENT


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 7:40 PM
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Army National Guard welcomed home approximately 180 Soldiers of the 234th Engineer Company, 1249th Engineer Battalion, during a demobilization ceremony, May 30, at West Salem High School in Salem, Oregon.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown; U.S. Senator Ron Wyden; U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader; Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon; along with other dignitaries, including Miss Oregon Rebecca Anderson, were in attendance at the ceremony.

The 234th Engineer Company is headquartered at Camp Rilea, in Warrenton, Oregon, and includes a platoon-sized detachment located in Prineville, Oregon.

The unit mobilized on June 8, 2014, to Fort Bliss, Texas, where they conducted training in preparation for their deployment to Kuwait.

The Soldiers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region during the deployment.

At Camp Buehring, the Soldiers installed sidewalks, repaired training facilities, and made improvements to morale, welfare and recreation facilities. At Camp Arifjan, the Soldiers constructed housing units and made improvements to security checkpoints, drainage systems, and existing infrastructure to improve security, safety and operations around camp and the Kuwaiti Naval Base. The maintenance section also repaired vehicles and support equipment needed for missions.

With the onset of Operation Inherent Resolve, the 234th Engineer Company was called upon to conduct engineering assessments and construction missions in order to expand and improve forward operating bases in Iraq and Jordan.

Near the end of their deployment, as missions in Iraq, Jordan, and Afghanistan came to an end, the entire company supported the growing housing need in Kuwait by constructing Re-locatable Buildings and Containerized Housing Units.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:
150530-Z-OT568-042: Oregon Governor Kate Brown returns a framed guidon flag representing the 234th Engineer Company, to the unit commander, Oregon Army National Guard Maj. Andrew Vidourek (right), during a demobilization ceremony in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The act of returning the guidon to the unit symbolizes the welcome home of the Soldiers following their deployment to Kuwait. The 234th Engineer Company returned the Oregon state flag given to them when the unit originally mobilized. The state flag was flown in Kuwait while the framed guidon was displayed in the governor's office, serving as a reminder of Oregonians deployed overseas. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)



150530-Z-OT568-087: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 234th Engineer Company stand in formation as they are welcomed home during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-090: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 234th Engineer Company stand in formation as they are welcomed home during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-171: Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, welcomes home Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of the 234th Engineer Company during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-215: Oregon Governor Kate Brown welcomes home Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of the 234th Engineer Company during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-291: U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader welcomes home Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of the 234th Engineer Company during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-317: U.S. Senator Ron Wyden welcomes home Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of the 234th Engineer Company during a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. The engineers spent approximately nine months conducting carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150530-Z-OT568-392: Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Marek Dinges, of the 234th Engineer Company, holds his one-year-old son, Camden, following a demobilization ceremony held in Salem, Oregon, May 30. Dinges, and approximately 180 of his fellow Soldiers were welcomed home following a nine-month deployment, where the unit performed carpentry and other construction missions at United States military facilities throughout Kuwait and the surrounding region. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
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Two vehicle Injury Crash in North Marion County sends occupants to area hospitals *** PHOTO *** (Photo)

TWO VEHICLE INJURY CRASH IN NORTH MARION COUNTY SENDS OCCUPANTS TO AREA HOSPITALS *** PHOTO *** (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 7:19 PM
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Today at about 3:30 pm two vehicles were involved in a crash at French Prairie RD NE and Mahony RD NE. Marion County Sheriff's Deputies from our CRASH Team along with Oregon State Police are investigating.

Early indicators suggest alcohol may have been a factor. The extent of injuries are not known at this time, One of the vehicle occupants were taken to a portland area hospital via LifeFlight while the other occupants were transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Due to this being an ongoing criminal investigation, no other details such as names of the involved and or vehicle information will be released at this time. We will send out an additional release once we are able to make that available.
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Water Rescue of a distressed swimmer on Detroit Lake

WATER RESCUE OF A DISTRESSED SWIMMER ON DETROIT LAKE


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 4:50 PM
Today at about 3:00 PM, On duty and Off duty Marion County Sheriff's Deputies and Fire Personnel responded to a call of a distressed swimmer on Detroit Lake near Blowout road.

An 18 year old male was attempting to swim across the river with a group of friends. When the friends looked back they had lost sight of him, but quickly found him and helped pull him from the water. CPR was started immediately and he was eventually transported to an area hospital via Life Flight.

There is no further information at this time of the subjects name and or condition. Once this becomes known and the time is appropriate we will provide a more updated release. Also, no available photographs of the scene at this time.
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***Update*** Rollover Crash on I-5 , South of Woodburn (Photo)

***UPDATE*** ROLLOVER CRASH ON I-5 , SOUTH OF WOODBURN (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 3:56 PM
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This morning's rollover accident in Marion County of a commercial bus is continuing.

According to Trooper Kevin Ely, on May 30, 2015 at about 07:39AM, a 2011 Freightliner Bus registered to HUT Transport was traveling southbound neat milepost 269, when the operator, Jack C HEISLER, 72, of Stayton, dropped a water bottle.

Passengers on the bus stated they observed HEISLER attempt to retrieve it off the floor when he lost control and crossed the center median, broke through the cable barrier and crossed the northbound lanes. The bus left the roadway and rolled onto it's driver side. HEISLER and both passengers were transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

At the time of the crash, Michael C GRIFFIN, 62, of Eugene was operating a 1995 Saturn Sedan northbound. When the bus crashed through the barrier, portions of it struck GRIFFIN's vehicle. He was uninjured.

At least two lanes of I-5 northbound were closed for hours while recovery efforts on the bus were attempted.

The investigation is continuing and if there were any witnesses to crash, they are urged to contact Trooper Kevin Ely of the Salem Area Command at 503-930-6145. No further information at this time.

***End Update***

Previous Release:
OSP Troopers and emergency crews are responding to the report of a rollover involving a bus on I-5 in Marion County. Location is approximately milepost 269 just south of Woodburn. Expect delays for several hours and plan alternative travel routes. Check www.tripcheck.com for road status updates. More information will be released when it is available.
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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - One Person Injured

UPDATE: SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S CULLY NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 3:31 PM
The victim in this morning's shooting, a 39-year-old male, remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. His name is not being released at this time.

No additional suspect information has been developed through the investigation and the motive remains unclear at this point.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brian Sims at 503-823-2079, brian.sims@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday May 30, 2015, at 12:47 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 4800 block of Northeast 72nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, an adult male, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Medical personnel transported the victim to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Multiple officers have searched the neighborhood for the suspect but have not located anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 6'1" to 6"3", skinny build, wearing dark clothing, riding a bicycle, armed with a handgun.

At this point, no motive has been established in the shooting.

Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division will be responding to continue with the investigation.

Area traffic closures should have minimal impact to the neighborhood.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency line at 503-823-3333.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Portland Fire & Rescue is on scene of an Apartment Fire in S.E.

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE IS ON SCENE OF AN APARTMENT FIRE IN S.E.


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 12:54 PM
PF&R was dispatched to an apartment fire (2038 S.E. Madison) @ 12:33 PM. Firefighters are still on scene fighting a fire on the second floor. The occupants of the apartment and neighboring units have been evacuated. A fire investigator is also on scene to determine a cause. The fire was recalled (declared under control) at 12:52. This press release will be updated as info is obtained.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: All northbound lanes of I-5 are now open three miles south of Woodburn (MP269)after an earlier crash. UPDATE

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to residential fire in S.E.

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN S.E.


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 10:02 AM
Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire (1927 S.E. Washington) at 8:34 AM. They arrived to smoke coming from the top floor. All occupants were out of the house. After putting the fire out, fire crews checked to make sure that it didn't spread into the void spaces in the home. No one was injured and fire investigators are on scene to determine a cause and damage assessment.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: Two lanes of northbound I-5 are now open approximately three miles south of Woodburn (MP 269), where a rollover crash occurred earlier. The right hand northbound lane and right shoulder remain closed. Travelers should anticipate congestion and plan to merge to the left as they approach the crash site. The lane closure may remain in effect until 10:30 a.m. or later.

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Rollover Crash on I-5 Blocking All Northbound Lanes South of Woodburn

ROLLOVER CRASH ON I-5 BLOCKING ALL NORTHBOUND LANES SOUTH OF WOODBURN


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 8:10 AM
OSP Troopers and emergency crews are responding to the report of a rollover involving a bus on I-5 in Marion County. Location is approximately milepost 269 just south of Woodburn. Expect delays for several hours and plan alternative travel routes. Check www.tripcheck.com for road status updates. More information will be released when it is available.
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PF&R's Arson Investigations Unit Celebrates Its 100 Year Anniversary

PF&R'S ARSON INVESTIGATIONS UNIT CELEBRATES ITS 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 8:00 AM
A 100 years ago on May 30th, Portland Fire Marshal Stevens announced the appointment of three fire officers to a new Arson Squad. The three-person team was tasked with investigating any and all fires with suspicious circumstances. The first three members of the team were A. Groce (Captain), F.W. Roberts (Captain) and E.J. Treese (Lieutenant).

The unit, now known as Arson Investigations, has been in continuous operation since then, although tools and techniques have improved. In the 1970s, the Arson Squad members became certified police officers, allowing them to make arrests. In 1992 Investigators brought the first Accelerant Detecting K9 onto the team. Since then the team has had three dogs. Lila, the unit's current dog, uses her nose to help confirm whether accelerants (flammable liquids) have been used to start fires.

The unit currently investigates approximately 1,000 fires per year. Today the unit has four field investigators who respond directly to fire scenes to determine the cause of fires. The unit also has two investigators assigned to follow up on arson crimes; this team is made up of one PF&R Investigator and one Portland Police Bureau detective. The unit currently boasts one of the best conviction rates in the country at 25%: the national average is 13%.
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Neighborhood Job Trade Fair Today at David Douglas High School

NEIGHBORHOOD JOB TRADE FAIR TODAY AT DAVID DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 6:00 AM
Today, Saturday May 30, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) is hosting a neighborhood job trade fair in the gymnasium of David Douglas High School, located at 1001 Southeast 135th Avenue.

Members of local trade unions will be on hand presenting a variety of job opportunities and information on how to become employed in a variety of trades.

The minimum requirement for potential candidates is a valid driver's license and transportation. Past personal history will not be a limiting factor in gaining employment opportunities.

This neighborhood job trade fair will present an opportunity for people to learn about various trades, what tools are necessary, what certifications are needed, and what may disqualify candidates from employment.

The goal of the job trade fair is to foster economic opportunity, create income opportunities that promote confidence, increase the availability of vocationally-competent workers for employers, and to strengthen the community capacity to contribute to neighborhood economic development.

The David Douglas School District serves one of the largest immigrant and diverse populations in Oregon. This neighborhood trade fair, being held at a convenient location, hopes to encourage participation and provide opportunities to some of Portland's newest residents.

The concept of the job trade fair was developed by East Precinct NRT officers, who will be at the event developing community relationships.

For more information about this community event, please contact Officer Ryan Mele, ryan.mele@portlandoregon.gov.

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Investigation Continuing - Officer Involved Shooting in Josephine County

INVESTIGATION CONTINUING - OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 5:12 AM
On May 29, 2015 at approximately 10:27 p.m., two Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a 911 call at an address in rural Josephine County near Wilderville on the report of a domestic disturbance.

When the Troopers arrived at the location they made contact with a male subject later identified as Robert BOX, age 55. Shortly after making contact, the Troopers reported that shots had been fired and the subject was down.

BOX was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass for emergency medical treatment but was pronounced deceased a short time after arrival.

Pursuant to Senate Bill 111 - Use of Deadly Force investigations - a multi-agency investigation coordinated by the Josephine County District Attorney is ongoing. This includes agencies from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Josephine County District Attorney's Office, the OSP Criminal Investigations Division and the OSP Forensic Services Division are assisting.

More information will be released when it is available. Any media questions should be directed to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.
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Single Fatal Crash US Hwy 101 near Rockaway (Photo)

SINGLE FATAL CRASH US HWY 101 NEAR ROCKAWAY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 3:51 AM
Downloadable file: 101.mp48.jpg
On 05-29-15 at approximately 8:47pm OSP and Tillamook County Sheriffs Deputies responded to a single vehicle, single occupant fatal crash on US 101 MP Z48.

At 8:33pm Tillamook County 911 received a driving complaint, of a possible intoxicated driver, driving a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta traveling southbound from Nehalem Bay State Park. Tillamook County and OSP-Tillamook attempted to locate the vehicle when a crash was reported with the same vehicle near milepost Z48.

The vehicle was driven by Mr. Jeffrey A. Barnwell (age 26) from West Linn. Roadway evidence indicated Mr. Barnwell's vehicle was southbound on US 101 when the vehicle left the roadway, went over the southbound embankment, and struck a tree approximately 15 feet from the ground. Mr. Barnwell was the only occupant and was pronounced deceased at the scene. OSP is leading the investigation, assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook County DA, Tillamook County Medical Examiner, Tillamook Fire,Burden's Towing and ODOT. The highway was blocked for only a short time when the vehicle was being recovered.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - One Person Injured

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S CULLY NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2015 1:33 AM
On Saturday May 30, 2015, at 12:47 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 4800 block of Northeast 72nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, an adult male, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Medical personnel transported the victim to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Multiple officers have searched the neighborhood for the suspect but have not located anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 6'1" to 6"3", skinny build, wearing dark clothing, riding a bicycle, armed with a handgun.

At this point, no motive has been established in the shooting.

Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division will be responding to continue with the investigation.

Area traffic closures should have minimal impact to the neighborhood.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency line at 503-823-3333.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing, Medically-Endangered Man in Downtown Portland

UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT TO LOCATE A MISSING, MEDICALLY-ENDANGERED MAN IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2015 11:57 PM
76-year-old Nathan Hammond has been safely located by Portland Patrol security officers in Downtown Portland and is no longer a missing person.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing, medically-endangered 76-year-old man, last seen in Downtown Portland.

Nathan Kist Hammond is described as a white male, 6' tall, 240 pounds, white hair, blue eyes, scruffy facial hair. Hammond was last seen wearing a bright blue shirt, grey sweatpants, black shoes, riding a red Rascal mobility scooter.

Hammond left the Apple Store on Southwest Yamhill Street at approximately 10:30 a.m. and did not meet up with his family as planned. Hammond is not able to walk very far and tires easily. Hammond has a medical condition that, if left unchecked, could be life-threatening.

Hammond has no cell phone, is familiar with TriMet and may only have a small amount of cash. He is not from Portland and is not familiar with the area.

Anyone seeing Hammond is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing, Medically-Endangered Man in Downtown Portland (Photo)

PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT TO LOCATE A MISSING, MEDICALLY-ENDANGERED MAN IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2015 11:50 PM
Downloadable file: Nathan_Hammond.jpg
The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a missing, medically-endangered 76-year-old man, last seen in Downtown Portland.

Nathan Kist Hammond is described as a white male, 6' tall, 240 pounds, white hair, blue eyes, scruffy facial hair. Hammond was last seen wearing a bright blue shirt, grey sweatpants, black shoes, riding a red Rascal mobility scooter.

Hammond left the Apple Store on Southwest Yamhill Street at approximately 10:30 a.m. and did not meet up with his family as planned. Hammond is not able to walk very far and tires easily. Hammond has a medical condition that, if left unchecked, could be life-threatening.

Hammond has no cell phone, is familiar with TriMet and may only have a small amount of cash. He is not from Portland and is not familiar with the area.

Anyone seeing Hammond is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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***Update*** Troopers Investigate Blocking Crash on I-84 in Lagrande (Photo)

***UPDATE*** TROOPERS INVESTIGATE BLOCKING CRASH ON I-84 IN LAGRANDE (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2015 10:33 PM
Downloadable file: 84_mp_259.jpg
On May 29, 2014, at about 7:26AM, OSP Troopers responded to the report of a rollover crash on I-84 near Milepost 259 involving a commercial motor vehicle loaded with lumber.

Preliminary information is that a 1999 Western Star Tractor pulling two flatbed trailers loaded with lumber was traveling eastbound on I-84 when it began to negotiate a sweeping left curve. The operator, Dennis MCMURRAY, age 54, of Troutdale, lost control of the vehicle which resulted on it rolling over onto it's driver side and sliding on the roadway for approximately 500 feet before coming to a stop. The load of lumber spilled across all lanes of travel.

The interstate was closed for hours in order to remove the wreckage and the lumber and to inspect a bridge support that was struck. ODOT created an eastbound detour during this time. OSP was assisted by the Union County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

No information on enforcement action is available at this time. More information will be release when it is available.

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Previous Release:
Troopers and emergency personnel are on scene of a commercial motor vehicle crash on I-84 in Langrande (Union County). All eastbound lanes of I-84 are expected to be blocked for hours. Detour is being established. Visit www.tripcheck.com for road status updates. More information will be released when it is available.
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OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper Is Selected For Distinguished Award (Photo)

OSP FISH AND WILDLIFE TROOPER IS SELECTED FOR DISTINGUISHED AWARD (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2015 10:07 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Senior Trooper Martin Maher of the Springfield Area Command office was recognized Friday, May 29, 2015, for his dedication to protecting Oregon citizens and our natural resources when he received the OSP Fish and Wildlife Division's 2014 "Trooper of the Year" award. The award presentation was made by Captain Jeff Samuels, director of the OSP Fish and Wildlife Division, along the banks of the McKenzie River in front of his supervisors, peers and family.

This is the Fish & Wildlife Division's ninth annual presentation of the award honoring a trooper who among many traits embodies excellent efforts, teamwork, mentorship, outside-the-box thinking to address issues, commitment to duty and dedication to protecting Oregon's citizens and natural resources.

Selection for this award is made after reviewing nominations submitted from the Division's field force said Captain Samuels. The nomination for Senior Trooper Martin Maher was submitted by his Sergeant Chris Ashenfelter. This is not the first year that Senior Trooper Maher has been nominated for his dedication; and as one of the troopers on his team commented to Captain Samuels during the award presentation "Martin is the one I still call for answers to my questions and for advice."

Senior Trooper Martin Maher has been a member of the OSP for almost 16 years, having spent 6 years in the Patrol Division and just shy of the last 10 years assigned to the Fish and Wildlife Division. He is well respected by his fellow teammates (which includes his brother, Senior Trooper Marshall Maher) and is a go to person for expertise in all areas of fish and wildlife enforcement. Senior Trooper Martin Maher is responsible for southern Lane County and part of northern Douglas County, but routinely assists in other areas when needed. He diligently patrols his area and works closely with landowners, constituents and local Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists. He is often relied upon by members of the Patrol and Criminal Divisions when calls for service are requested in some of the remote locations within his area of responsibility.

Known for being a very well rounded trooper and passionate about Oregon's natural resources and marine safety, Senior Trooper Martin Maher shares his knowledge and mentors both younger and more experienced members. He has helped coached Fish and Wildlife Troopers on his team and also actively participates in training new recruits and college students about fish and wildlife enforcement.

A few recent cases worked by Senior Trooper Martin Maher include:
- The investigation into the dumping of two turkey carcasses near Cottage Grove. Senior Trooper Maher located the two fresh carcasses and developed information leading him to a nearby residence. The investigation revealed the occupant had shot both turkeys a couple days prior, removed the meat and dumped the carcasses. A .22 caliber rifle and other evidence (including a smoker full of turkey jerky) were seized and the suspect was cited for Taking Turkey Closed Season.
- The investigation during first day of late archery season where two individuals were found to be trespassing on private timber property and had a three point buck deer claimed to have been harvested earlier in the morning with a bow. Upon inspection of the carcass Senior Trooper Maher located an arrow wound in the rib cage and a bullet wound in the neck. The individuals had no knowledge of how the bullet wound could have happened. Citations were issued for Criminal Trespass and Unlawful Take/Possession of Buck Deer. The three point buck deer and firearms were seized as evidence.
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***Update*** OSP On Scene Of Fatal Crash on Hwy 20 - Linn County (Photo)

***UPDATE*** OSP ON SCENE OF FATAL CRASH ON HWY 20 - LINN COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2015 9:48 PM
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OSP Troopers are continuing their investigation into this morning's double fatal traffic crash in Linn County.

According to Sergeant Nathan House, on May 29, 2015 at about 11:42AM, OSP responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on HWY 20, milepost 2.5, in Linn County (just east of Albany's city limits).

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2003 Jaguar, driven by Gary D RAMSEY JR, age 49, of Boring, OR was eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 2.5, when, for an unknown reason, it crossed into the oncoming lane colliding head-on with a 1999 Dodge Van, driven by Billy R YUTZIE, age 67, of Albany (traveling westbound).

Upon arrival of medical crews, both men were pronounced deceased. Investigation has revealed YUTZIE was not using a safety belt. Other factors are still being investigated.

OSP Albany Area Command Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Albany Fire Department, Lebanon Fire Department and ODOT. The highway was completely closed for approximately 3 hours during the investigation.

More information will be released when it becomes available.
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Oregon State Police and other emergency personnel are on scene of a fatal, blocking crash on HWY 20, just east of I-5. Both directions of travel are blocked. Use alternate routes and visit www.tripcheck.com for road status. More information will be released when it is available.
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Deputies on Scene and Investigating Shooting ***Update 1*** (Photo)

DEPUTIES ON SCENE AND INVESTIGATING SHOOTING ***UPDATE 1*** (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2015 8:12 PM
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Tonight Detectives are releasing additional information regarding the suspect in today's shooting on Surfwood Drive NE, in Salem.
The suspect is described as:

Hispanic
Male
24-28 years old
5'07"-5'08" tall
Muscular build, broad shoulders and a short neck.
His clothing is described as a solid colored white t-shirt (no logo), dark gray or dark blue Dickie type shorts, white socks, black Nike tennis shoes.
Detectives have received conflicting statements regarding the suspect's hair, the suspect may be bald or have thick, curly or wavy hair.
The suspect has tattoos, predominately on the back of his right forearm.

Attached to this release is a composite sketch of the suspect. If you have any information you are asked to call our Tip Line at 503-540-8079, you can remain anonymous. The victim remains at the Salem Hospital in critical condition, investigators do believe todays shooting is gang related.

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At 7:00 am, this morning detectives were called to a residence in the 3000 block of Surfwood Drive NE on what was reported to deputies as an adult male who had been shot. Once they arrived they found the male who was transported to the Salem Hospital with life threatening injuries.

Deputies are attempting to locate a person of interest in the shooting, he is described as a Hispanic, male, adult, 5'07" to 5'08", with tattoos on both forearms. He was dressed in a white tee shirt, white shoes and long gray shorts that hung over the knee.

During the initial investigation deputies did lockdown Scott Elementary, that lockdown has been released and deputies do believe there is no immediate danger to the public.

Detectives are asking that if you witnessed any activity this morning or have any information regarding this shooting, please call our tip line at 503-540-8079, you can remain anonymous. There is currently no additional information available regarding this investigation. The Sheriff's Office will update this release as information becomes available, that time frame is currently unknown.
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Beaverton Holds Public Hearing on New Transportation Development Charges for South Cooper Mountain Area

BEAVERTON HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON NEW TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT CHARGES FOR SOUTH COOPER MOUNTAIN AREA


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2015 4:02 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton is proposing to adopt an ordinance to establish new System Development Charges for transportation. These proposed charges will only apply to development within the South Cooper Mountain annexation area, to help fund necessary transportation infrastructure improvements.


The city will hold a public hearing on this proposal on Tuesday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way.


Any person may submit exhibits or written comments prior to the hearing. All submittals which are more than two pages long must include at least ten complete copies of the materials being submitted.


A copy of the report that addresses the proposed charges will be available for inspection at the planning counter on the fourth floor of The Beaverton Building, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Copies of any and all materials will be provided at reasonable cost.


The draft South Cooper Mountain community plan and other documents, materials, and information related to the plan are available online at www.beavertonoregon.gov/scm.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, recei ved a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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UPDATE #2: Bicycle Rider Injured in Crash at Southeast 26th and Powell Boulevard

UPDATE #2: BICYCLE RIDER INJURED IN CRASH AT SOUTHEAST 26TH AND POWELL BOULEVARD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2015 3:50 PM
Traffic Division officers have cited the driver, 25-year-old Noah Gilbertson, for Careless Driving with Serious Injury to a Vulnerable Person.

Based on the investigation, officers determined that the bicycle rider, 37-year-old Peter Anderson, had the right of way and the green light.

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Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the traffic crash that injured a bicycle rider.

37-year-old Peter Anderson is being treated at a Portland hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver, 25-year-old Noah Gilbertson, was driving eastbound on Powell, approaching 26th Avenue. Anderson was stopped on 26th, northbound, and began to cross Powell when he was struck by Gilberton's Jeep Cherokee.

Investigators have not yet determined fault and the case remains an open investigation. No citations have been issued at this time.

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On Friday May 29, 2015, at 11:12 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bicycle rider struck by a driver in a Jeep Cherokee at the intersection of Southeast 26th Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel responded and the bicycle rider was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. The involved driver and vehicle have remained at the scene.

The intersection is temporarily closed as Traffic Division officers conduct a crash investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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