Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Burns Man Arrested Following Pursuit Near John Day - Grant County (Photo)

BURNS MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING PURSUIT NEAR JOHN DAY - GRANT COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 8:37 PM
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On June 29, 2015 around 4:00PM, OSP received an attempt to locate on a burglary suspect from Harney County. An OSP Trooper located the vehicle traveling north on HWY 395, just south of John Day a short time later.

The trooper stopped the vehicle and while approaching the vehicle on foot, the driver sped away. A short pursuit occurred and the driver suddenly stopped the vehicle near milepost 1 and fled on foot. OSP was assisted by the John Day Police Department and the Grant County Sheriff's Office in the search for the suspect.

The suspect, Charles D PLATT, age 25, of Burns, was located and arrested without incident. He was booked at the Grant County Jail for Attempt to Elude in Vehicle-Felony, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Reckless Driving and DUII.

No further information is available at the time of this release.
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Two Washington Residents Arrested Following Pursuit In Umatilla County

TWO WASHINGTON RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOLLOWING PURSUIT IN UMATILLA COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 6:42 PM
On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at approximately 12:40pm an OSP Trooper from the Pendleton Area Command observed a speeding 1989 Nissan 240Z on I-84 westbound near milepost 232 traveling 91 mph in a 65mph zone. As the trooper attempted to overtake the speeding vehicle it increased it's speed in excess of 120 miles per hour.

Upon the trooper activating their vehicle overhead lights, the speeding vehicle pulled into the westbound truck scales near milepost 228, turned around, and began to travel the wrong way on the Interstate in an attempt to elude the trooper. The trooper discontinued pursuit of the vehicle. Minutes later, the trooper located the vehicle again near the westbound Deadman's Pass Rest Area and the vehicle again began to flee traveling north on Kanine Ridge Road and into the Umatilla Tribal Reservation.

The fleeing vehicle traveled north on Kanine Ridge Road at slower speeds due to the rough terrain and eventually became disabled after about 8 miles. Both the male driver and a female passenger fled on foot into the hillside and down a ravine.

State Troopers from Pendleton, Hermiston, Lagrande, an OSP Aircraft from Baker City, as well as the Umatilla Tribal Police responded to the area and established a perimeter then began an air and ground search for the suspects. At approximately 2:02pm the male suspect identified as Jacob ROSS, age 25, of Des Moines, WA was taken into custody after he was located hiding and partially covered by brush. A short time later the female identified as Whitney JOHNS, age 22, of Tacoma, WA, was located and taken into custody.

ROSS was lodged at the Umatilla County Jail on the charges of Felony Attempt to Elude, Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment and Criminal Trespass II.

JOHNS was lodged at the Umatilla County Jail on the charge of Criminal Trespass II.
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Longview Fire Marshal Emphasizes Fire Safety

LONGVIEW FIRE MARSHAL EMPHASIZES FIRE SAFETY


News Release from Longview Police & Fire
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 6:26 PM
With the continued warm weather and the lack of any measurable precipitation, Longview Fire Marshal Jim Kambeitz warns that this Fourth of July season has a higher than normal fire danger and encourages everyone to keep fire safety in mind as they enjoy the warm weather and celebrate Independence Day.

High temperatures, low moisture content in combustible vegetation, relatively low humidity, and gusty winds all play into this year's fire danger threshold, Kambeitz stresses. "We are asking everyone to do their part in fire safety by being extra careful with all burning material, including while smoking (discarded cigarettes), when around recreational fires, and especially if and when using fireworks!"

Longview Fire is also asking its residents to consider not using personal fireworks, but to show your support by celebrating Independence Day at one of the community fireworks displays in the area, including the Go Fourth Festival at Lake Sacajawea, the largest annual festival in greater Cowlitz County. The public display at the lake starts at dusk... roughly 10:00 PM on the evening of July 4th.


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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Crash at Northeast 60th Avenue and Portland Highway (Lombard) (Photo)

UPDATE: MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING CRASH AT NORTHEAST 60TH AVENUE AND PORTLAND HIGHWAY (LOMBARD) (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 5:59 PM
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Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Monday afternoon's crash on Portland Highway.

Investigators learned that 27-year-old Vadim Savitskiy was driving a 2005 Volvo tractor-trailer eastbound on Portland Highway and ran a red light at Northeast 60th Avenue, where he collided with a 2005 Dodge Ram pick-up driven by 68-year-old Patrick Duggan Poston. Poston was driving northbound on 60th Avenue at the time of the crash.

Poston was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

Savitskiy remained at the scene, was cooperative with investigators and did not display any signs of impairment.

No citations have been issued. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday June 29, 2015, at 4:37 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to Northeast 60th Avenue and Portland Highway (Lombard) on the report of a traffic crash involving a tractor-trailer and a pick-up truck.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began to assess the scene and treat injuries. One of the drivers has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries.

Due to the size of the crash scene and the severity of injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The intersection of Northeast 60th Avenue and Portland Highway is closed in all directions and will likely remain so for several hours.

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) personnel are at the scene assisting with traffic control.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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American Red Cross Recipe for Safe Holiday Weekend Celebrations

AMERICAN RED CROSS RECIPE FOR SAFE HOLIDAY WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 5:54 PM
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Don't let record high temperatures and a holiday weekend result in tragedy or disaster. Hot weather patterns remain in effect for Oregon and Southwest Washington this week and through the 4th of July holiday weekend. Representatives from the American Red Cross will provide health and safety information, tips to stay safe in the water and a life jacket fitting demonstration.

WHEN:
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 1

WHO:
Troy Jenkins, Red Cross Health & Safety training manager
Brian Hoffmeister, Red Cross Aquatics specialist
Information sheets on responding to water emergencies, life jacket use, heat wave safety checklist, Red Cross Apps, and Red Cross health and safety class offerings will be available.

WHERE:
American Red Cross
Tillamook Room
3131 N. Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227

WHY:
High temperatures, humidity and hot, indoor environments can quickly cause heat-related emergencies. Multiple drownings in the Portland metropolitan area and Willamette Valley are a result of people flocking to rivers and lakes to cool off. Hot weather safety and water safety can help to reduce discomfort, sickness and death.

PLEASE CONTACT PAULA NEGELE if you plan to attend this brief information session.
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UPDATED w/ BOOKING PHOTO: 'Singer/songwriter/ID thief' back in jail after CCITF investigation (Photo)

UPDATED W/ BOOKING PHOTO: 'SINGER/SONGWRITER/ID THIEF' BACK IN JAIL AFTER CCITF INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 4:00 PM
Downloadable file: Mustang
Downloadable file: Money
Downloadable file: Meth
Downloadable file: Booking photo: Stephen G. Rowell
[Now updated with Stephen G. Rowell's Multnomah County b ooking photo.]

On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, investigators with the Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) served several search warrants in Multnomah and Clackamas counties related to a narcotics investigation.

The suspect in the investigation is Stephen G Rowell, 34, of Portland. Rowell was sentenced in 2009 for multiple counts of identity theft in Multnomah County. The Oregonian wrote about Rowell in 2009, here:

Singer/songwriter/ID thief gets 13 years in prison
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/04/singersongwriterid_thief_gets.html

As a result of the June 24, 2015 search warrants, investigators seized:

- Approximately 3.5 ounces of meth
- Over $55,000 in cash
- A 2007 Ford Mustang

Rowell was arrested on parole violation charges while the drug investigation continues. He is currently lodged in Multnomah County Jail. His complete Multnomah County booking info is here: http://www.mcso.us/PAID/Home/Booking/1342612

A booking photo is attached, as well as photos of the seized Mustang, money and meth.

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Public Meeting July 14 for the proposed Chetco River Scenic Waterway

PUBLIC MEETING JULY 14 FOR THE PROPOSED CHETCO RIVER SCENIC WATERWAY


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 3:55 PM
The potential designation of a portion of the Chetco River as a State Scenic Waterway is the topic of a July 14 public meeting hosted by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). The proposed section is from the Steel Bridge to Alfred A. Loeb State Park. The meeting will be from 6-7:30 p.m. at Harbor Water District Office, 98069 W. Benham Lane, Harbor.

The intent of the meeting is to learn about scenic waterways and review the nonbinding draft management plan for the Chetco. Comments will be accepted at the meeting, as well as via email and mail from July 14 through Aug. 13. Scenic waterways staff will incorporate public comments into a report for OPRD Commissioners to review. The governor will make the final decision on designation in December. If the river is designated, OPRD will host additional meetings to gather public comments before finalizing a management plan and initiating rule-making.

The State Scenic Waterways Program seeks to balance protection of natural resources, scenic value and recreation. Scenic waterway designations do not affect existing water rights.

Comments can be submitted beginning July 14 by email to scenic.waterways@oregon.gov or mailed to OPRD Scenic Waterways Program, 725 Summer St. Suite C, Salem, OR 97301.

The draft management plan, meeting materials and other information are available at http://bit.ly/scenicwaterways. For more information, contact Laurel Hillmann at (503) 986-0700 or laurel.hillmann@oregon.gov or Rocky Houston at (503) 986-0750 or rocky.houston@oregon.gov.
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UPDATED w/ BOOKING PHOTO: 'Singer/songwriter/ID thief' back in jail after CCITF investigation (Photo)

UPDATED W/ BOOKING PHOTO: 'SINGER/SONGWRITER/ID THIEF' BACK IN JAIL AFTER CCITF INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 3:45 PM
Downloadable file: Mustang
Downloadable file: Money
Downloadable file: Meth
Downloadable file: Booking photo: Stephen G. Rowell
[Now updated with Stephen G. Rowell's Multnomah County b ooking photo.]

On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, investigators with the Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) served several search warrants in Multnomah and Clackamas counties related to a narcotics investigation.

The suspect in the investigation is Stephen G Rowell, 34, of Portland. Rowell was sentenced in 2009 for multiple counts of identity theft in Multnomah County. The Oregonian wrote about Rowell in 2009, here:

Singer/songwriter/ID thief gets 13 years in prison
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/04/singersongwriterid_thief_gets.html

As a result of the June 24, 2015 search warrants, investigators seized:

- Approximately 3.5 ounces of meth
- Over $55,000 in cash
- A 2007 Ford Mustang

Rowell was arrested on parole violation charges while the drug investigation continues. He is currently lodged in Multnomah County Jail. His complete Multnomah County booking info is here: http://www.mcso.us/PAID/Home/Booking/1342612

A booking photo is attached, as well as photos of the seized Mustang, money and meth.

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Deputies Asking For Public's Help Finding Missing Salem Man (Photo)

DEPUTIES ASKING FOR PUBLIC'S HELP FINDING MISSING SALEM MAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 3:08 PM
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Deputies are asking for the public's help in finding Nicholas Stadeli, age 50, of Salem. Mr. Stadeli left his residence in the 5600 block of Silverton Road NE, after an argument with his wife on Saturday and has not been seen or heard from since. Since his disappearance Mr. Stadeli has turned off his cell phone and stopped using any electronic form of payment.

Mr. Stadeli is a white, male, adult who stands 5'10" tall and weighs 140 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He may be driving a two tone brown and white, 1991, Ford, F250 truck bearing Oregon license 219GRQ.

If you have seen Mr. Stadeli or know where Mr. Stadeli may be please, call the Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032, you can remain anonymous. The truck pictured is similar to the vehicle being driven by Stadeli.
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'Singer/songwriter/ID thief' back in jail after CCITF investigation (Photo)

'SINGER/SONGWRITER/ID THIEF' BACK IN JAIL AFTER CCITF INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 2:48 PM
Downloadable file: Mustang
Downloadable file: Money
Downloadable file: Meth
On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, investigators with the Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) served several search warrants in Multnomah and Clackamas counties related to a narcotics investigation.

The suspect in the investigation is Stephen G Rowell, 34, of Portland. Rowell was sentenced in 2009 for multiple counts of identity theft in Multnomah County. The Oregonian wrote about Rowell in 2009, here:

Singer/songwriter/ID thief gets 13 years in prison
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/04/singersongwriterid_thief_gets.html

As a result of the June 24, 2015 search warrants, investigators seized:

- Approximately 3.5 ounces of meth
- Over $55,000 in cash
- A 2007 Ford Mustang

Rowell was arrested on parole violation charges while the drug investigation continues. He is currently lodged in Multnomah County Jail. His complete Multnomah County booking info is here: http://www.mcso.us/PAID/Home/Booking/1342612

A booking photo is attached, as well as a photo of the seized Mustang.

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Ted and Cindy Mackley Retire from the Sheriff's Office (Photo)

TED AND CINDY MACKLEY RETIRE FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 2:32 PM
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June 30, 2015-Today, the Washington County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) celebrates the retirement of married couple, Lieutenant Cindy Mackley and Sergeant Ted Mackley after almost 50 combined years of honorable service to Washington County.

Throughout their careers, the Mackleys have both demonstrated integrity and an enduring commitment to the Washington County Sheriff's Office and its mission. Sheriff Pat Garrett said, "Jail work is extraordinarily difficult. Those who do it well are unsung heroes in public safety. Cindy and Ted Mackley are two of those heroes. I thank them for their terrific work and leadership over many years."

Cindy joined the WCSO in 1991. She held positions of increasing responsibility including Field Training Officer, Jail Sergeant managing jail operations and administration, as well as Sergeant in the WCSO Professional Standards Unit. She was promoted to Lieutenant in August 2004 where she worked in both jail operations and jail administration before 2007 when she assumed the responsibilities of the Patrol Administrative Lieutenant until her retirement. During her career, Cindy worked as a suicide prevention instructor and was also a representative of the Washington County Police Officer Association (WCPOA) Division Executive Board.

Ted joined WCSO in 1990. He quickly became a firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, and was part of a small team who developed essential curriculum concerning Use of Force standards. Ted also was a part of WCSO's leadership team, earning a promotion to Sergeant in 1997. During his time as a Sergeant in the jail, he was the founder and team commander of the Corrections Emergency Response Team and co-developed the Mobile Response Team.

Ted and Cindy met at the WCSO and were married in 1995. According to the happy couple, they look forward to spending time with their son, traveling, volunteering their time to various community organizations and golfing.
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City of Beaverton Seeks Donations, Volunteers for School Supply Drive

CITY OF BEAVERTON SEEKS DONATIONS, VOLUNTEERS FOR SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 1:21 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton and the Beaverton Police Department, in partnership with Love INC Beaverton, are collecting new school supplies for middle and high school students in the Beaverton School District from July 3 to Aug. 2.

"Going back to school is an exciting time," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "For some children and families, though, it can be stressful. With supplies generously donated by the community, these students won't have to worry about being prepared for the new school year."

Supplies will be accepted at the following locations:
* The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way
* Griffith Drive Building (Beaverton Police Department), 4755 SW Griffith Dr.
* Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St.
* Murray Scholls Branch Library, 11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl.

Needed items include pens, pencils, one-inch binders, erasers, rulers, and lined paper.

Volunteers are needed to help distribute supplies on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aloha High School. This year, Love INC aims to provide 1,000 middle and high school students with new backpacks and the supplies they will need for the school year. Students will get the opportunity to choose their own backpack and supplies at the event.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Love INC at 503-336-5946, or visit www.LoveIncBeaverton.org.

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 Silver 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: East Precinct Investigating Reported Stabbing in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood - One Person Deceased (Photo)

UPDATE: EAST PRECINCT INVESTIGATING REPORTED STABBING IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S MILL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE PERSON DECEASED (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 10:32 AM
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Early Tuesday morning, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives booked 58-year-old Michael Lawson into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He will be arraigned on Wednesday July 1.

Michael Lawson was involved in a dispute with his son, 22-year-old Nicholas Lawson, leading to the stabbing.

A witness and one of the first arriving police officers began CPR on Nicholas Lawson until medical personnel arrived but life-saving efforts were not successful and Nicholas Lawson died at the scene.

Michael Lawson was transported to a Portland hospital for health and heat-related treatment prior to being interviewed by detectives and being booked into jail.

Both men lived at the Seven Gables Apartments.

Anyone with additional information on this case should contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0400, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday June 29, 2015, at 3:23 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the Seven Gables Apartments, located at 1021 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located one male deceased. Witnesses provided information on a second male involved in the disturbance and that person has been taken into custody.

Preliminary information indicates that there is no risk to the public at this time.

Homicide detectives, Forensic Evidence Division criminalists and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene to begin a death investigation.

Media staging will be in the Midland Library parking lot.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is enroute to the scene, ETA 30 - 45 minutes.

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Police Arrest Man for Robbery of Deli (Photo)

POLICE ARREST MAN FOR ROBBERY OF DELI (PHOTO)


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 9:37 AM
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Gresham, Ore -Police arrested a man for Robbery after he displayed a weapon and took cash from Dotty's Deli, 2420 SE Burnside, early this morning. Thomas Aaron Mortenson is in Multnomah County Jail today on a variety of charges related to the incident.

Police were dispatched to the location at 1:31 a.m. on June 30, 2015 on a report of a man who displayed a weapon, took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot. At 1:36 a.m. a Gresham Officer checking the area spotted a man walking near the area of the robbery. Before the officer could contact the individual, the man ran from the officer. The officer noted that he had something in his waistband. Officers set up a perimeter and a police K-9 located the suspect, who was taken into custody without incident. The K-9 also located several items associated to the robbery, including the weapon used, a realistic-looking pellet gun.

There is no further information available and no video available.
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ArtSplash Art Show and Sale

ARTSPLASH ART SHOW AND SALE


News Release from City of Tualatin
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 9:07 AM
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Looking for some great art, jewelry, ceramics, music, food and fun? Come out to the City of Tualatin's 20th annual ArtSplash Art Show and Sale July 24-26, 2015 at the Tualatin Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg Street in Tualatin. Northwest artists will be showcasing their talents in watercolor, acrylics, photography, oil, jewelry, ceramics and more.

Enjoy an evening by the lake at our free Concerts on the Commons. On Friday, July 24 we will feature the R&B sounds of Curtis Salgado. The concert begins at 6:30 pm. Saturday night stop by and listen to the sounds of the New Horizons Big Band of Tualatin starting at 5:00 pm. Feel free to bring a blanket or chair to sit back and relax during the concert. Browse through the artists' booths and enjoy the many wonderful works of art for sale.

Kids of all ages can participate in the kids' art activity area on Saturday, July 24 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm on a drop-in basis. Come back that evening for Saturday night's Movies on the Commons! The feature will be Finding Nemo (PG) beginning at around 9:00pm.

Express your inner artist at Chalk It Up on Sunday, July 26 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm featuring artist, Daniel Wood. Chalk It Up gives families the opportunity to show their artistic side using chalk and chalk paint. Join the Tualatin Public Library for a fun day of chalk art. All supplies are provided.

Stop by for lunch on Sunday, July 26 for a Crawfish Festival preview! The Crawfish Crew will be at the Commons between 10:00am and 3:00pm selling crawfish lunches!

Friday, July 24 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 25 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 26 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Clark County Medical Examiner's Office MEDIA RELEASE

CLARK COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE MEDIA RELEASE


News Release from Clark County Public Information & Outreach
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 8:54 AM
The following information is in reference to a death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office

The name of the decedent: Tauiliili, Leumai Age: 29 Yrs

This individual died on 06/27/2015 in Battle Ground, WA.

The decedent was a resident of (city/state): Portland, OR.

The opinions listed on the death certificate are as follows:

Cause of death: Drowning

Manner of death: Accident

No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner's Office. Refer all other inquiries to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.


Media release issue date: Prepared 06/30/2015


Dennis J. Wickham, MD
Medical Examiner
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Delegation from Vancouver's sister city, Joyo, Japan, to visit July 2-7

DELEGATION FROM VANCOUVER'S SISTER CITY, JOYO, JAPAN, TO VISIT JULY 2-7


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 8:37 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver and the Rotary Club of Vancouver will host a delegation of 23 representatives from Vancouver's sister city, Joyo, Japan, July 2-7. Other local hosts include Clark College, SEH America and the Columbia River Economic Development Council. The cities of Vancouver and Joyo are celebrating 20 years as sister cities this year.

During their visit, the Joyo delegation will attend the Independence Day Celebration and fireworks show at Fort Vancouver, where they will be honored with a performance of Portland Taiko drumming at 6 p.m. on the main stage. They will also tour various sites inside and outside Vancouver, including Fort Vancouver, the downtown Library, the Vancouver Farmer's Market, Bethany Vineyard & Winery, Clark College, Westfield Vancouver Mall and Multnomah Falls.

As part of the Vancouver Downtown Association's First Friday Downtown art walk on July 3, art created by children from schools in both Vancouver and Joyo will be on display from 5 to 8 p.m. inside City Hall, 415 W. 6th St.

At 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 6, the public is invited to attend the Vancouver City Council's dedication of the "Joyo Fountain" at the south plaza of City Hall, honoring the 20-year sister city relationship.

The delegation includes a member of the Joyo City Council, representatives from the Joyo International Exchange Association, Rotarians, Soroptimists and community members.

The Vancouver City Council officially approved a "sister city" relationship with Joyo in 1995, after being approached with the idea by the Vancouver and Joyo Rotary clubs. Over the past 20 years, the two cities have enjoyed a variety of formal and informal social, cultural and political exchanges, such as children's art exchanges, student exchanges, six-month employee exchanges and delegation visits.

Joyo, Japan is located in the Kyoto Prefecture and was founded in 1972. It has an estimated population of 80,669 and contains the historical sites of Shibagahara Tomb and the Mito shrine. Its primary industry is the production of gold and silver thread for traditional Kimono and Obi.

For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/joyo.

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Oregon Red Cross Responders Aid Portland Resident After Fire

OREGON RED CROSS RESPONDERS AID PORTLAND RESIDENT AFTER FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2015 6:53 AM
The American Red Cross Cascades Region is assisting one adult displaced by a June 29 residential fire in the 4700 block of SE 83rd Avenue, Portland, Multnmah County.

The Red Cross provided help with lodging, food, clothing, health services and recovery information.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Deputies Investigating Shooting on Interstate 84 Following Vehicle Pursuit (Photo)

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING ON INTERSTATE 84 FOLLOWING VEHICLE PURSUIT (PHOTO)


News Release from Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 11:40 PM
Downloadable file: Investigator's on scene of I-84 shooting
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - On June 29, 2015, Hood River County Deputies were advised of a domestic violence incident that had occurred in The Dalles involving Jerome Hawk Matilton, of St. Helens. Following the incident, Matilton fled the scene in a silver Pontiac. He was believed to be headed westbound on Interstate 84 towards Portland. According to witnesses, Matiliton was purportedly armed and had made threats towards law enforcement, should they a ttempt to intervene.

Just after 7 p.m., a Trooper from the Oregon State Police spotted Matilton's vehicle on I-84 East of Hood River. When personnel from the Hood River County Sheriff's Office and Hood River Police Department arrived to assist, the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle at Exit 62. A short pursuit followed, reaching speeds of 85 MPH. The suspect vehicle yielded at Milepost 61. When pursuing units stopped behind the suspect vehicle, a gunshot was heard. After getting no response from the car, personnel approached and found Matilton, the lone vehicle occupant, suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Troopers and Deputies were able to remove Matilton from the vehicle and perform lifesaving measures until EMS personnel arrived. Matilton was transported from the scene by Hood River Fire and was ultimately flown by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, where he was listed in grave condition Monday night.

ODOT assisted at the scene, as interstate traffic was closed to a single lane while the investigation was conducted. No shots were fired by law enforcement personnel, nor were any of the responding units injured during the incident. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation, which is still ongoing. No further details are available at this time.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: I-84 completely reopened at milepost 271 following a semi fire.

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Major Crash Team Investigating Crash at Northeast 60th Avenue and Portland Highway (Lombard) (Photo)

MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING CRASH AT NORTHEAST 60TH AVENUE AND PORTLAND HIGHWAY (LOMBARD) (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 5:57 PM
Downloadable file: MCT_Stock.png
On Monday June 29, 2015, at 4:37 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to Northeast 60th Avenue and Portland Highway (Lombard) on the report of a traffic crash involving a tractor-trailer and a pick-up truck.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began to asses the scene and treat injuries. One of the drivers has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries.

Due to the size of the crash scene and the severity of injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The intersection of Northeast 60th Avenue and Portland Highway is closed in all directions and will likely remain so for several hours.

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) personnel are at the scene assisting with traffic control.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fires in Umatilla County and Coos County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRES IN UMATILLA COUNTY AND COOS COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 5:28 PM
Red Cross disaster action team volunteers covered two corners of the state today, responding to home fires in Pendleton in northeast Oregon, and in Charlston on the southern Oregon coast.

The single-family fire in Pendleton took place in the 600 block of SE 6th Street, and affected two adults and two children. Red Cross provided food and clothing.

The home fire in Charlston, in Coos County, occurred yesterday in teh 90000 block of Wayfarer Lane. Red Cross volunteers met today with the affected family which included three adults and a child. Red Cross provided clothing, shoes and lodging. Two pets were lost in this fire.

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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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: Interstate 84 update: All lanes open following semi fire near milepost 271, except for the slow lane, westbound. Heavy congestion remains.

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East Precinct Investigating Reported Stabbing in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood - One Person Deceased

EAST PRECINCT INVESTIGATING REPORTED STABBING IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S MILL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE PERSON DECEASED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 3:57 PM
On Monday June 29, 2015, at 3:23 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the Seven Gables Apartments, located at 1021 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located one male deceased. Witnesses provided information on a second male involved in the disturbance and that person has been taken into custody.

Preliminary information indicates that there is no risk to the public at this time.

Homicide detectives, Forensic Evidence Division criminalists and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene to begin a death investigation.

Media staging will be in the Midland Library parking lot.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is enroute to the scene, ETA 30 - 45 minutes.

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Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA)

Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA): A Ridgefield, Washington Phone outage may prevent you from calling 911. Around 2,300 Ridgefield Century Link customers may not have phone coverage due to a fiber cut, which means they may not be able to call 9-1-1. If you need to call 9-1-1 for an emergency, please use your wireless phones during this time or ask a neighbor who may have different phone service. Century Link is expected to be restored around 11 pm this evening. In addition, any affected customers who need emergency assistance may go to your nearest fire or police station during this time. Please do not call 9-1-1 just to test your phone but keep these lines or for actual emergencies.

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Update to Fatal Shooting Investigation on Northeast 122nd Avenue (Photo)

UPDATE TO FATAL SHOOTING INVESTIGATION ON NORTHEAST 122ND AVENUE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 3:45 PM
Downloadable file: Alan_Lee_Bellew_2014_Lane_County_Booking_Photo.jpg
Downloadable file: Replica_of_Starter_Pistol.jpg
Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday night involving two Portland Police officers.

On Sunday June 28, 2015, at 11:35 p.m., Officer Dominic Lovato, an eight-year-veteran of the Bureau, and Officer Michael Currier, a seven-year-veteran of the Bureau, were working a partner car assigned to East Precinct night shift.

The officers contacted three individuals standing at the trunk of a car on the West side of WinCo Foods, located at 1950 Northeast 122nd Avenue.

One of these individuals was later identified as 29-year-old Alan Lee Bellew.

Officers were speaking with the group for several minutes and without provocation, Bellew retrieved a handgun from the vehicle and pointed it in the direction of the officers and the two individuals associated with the vehicle.

Both officers fired their handguns at Bellew and he fell into the passenger seat.

At 11:46 p.m., officers broadcast "shots fired" at their location and multiple cover units responded to the scene (information released earlier by the Bureau that the shooting happened almost immediately after initial contact was erroneous and the Bureau regrets the error).

At 11:48 p.m., medical personnel were requested to respond to the scene.

As soon as the first cover officers arrived, officers developed a plan to safely approach Bellew and render immediate medical aid as officers awaited medical personnel to arrive at the scene.

Medical personnel arrived at 11:52 p.m., and determined that Bellew was deceased.

Bellew's two associates, an adult female and an adult male, were detained by officers and interviewed by Homicide detectives. Their identities are not being released at this time as they were released from the scene and are witnesses in the active investigation.

Neither of the officers or the two witnesses were injured in the shooting.

Homicide detectives and Forensic Evidence Division criminalists processed the shooting scene and located a handgun next to Bellew.

Initial examination showed it to be a black revolver but further examination, after it was collected as evidence, revealed that the gun is a starter pistol.

The Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy today and determined that Bellew died of gunshot wounds. Toxicology testing of Bellew's blood is expected to take several weeks.

Detectives learned that Bellew is from the Eugene/Springfield area and was currently wanted in Lane County for a Felony Failure to Appear warrant on an original charge of Heroin Possession and a Probation Violation on original charges of Resist Arrest and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

The Lane County Sheriff's Office has provided a 2014 booking photo of Bellew for release by the Portland Police Bureau.

All known witnesses to the shooting have been interviewed; however, if anyone left the scene prior to police arrival or anyone who has information important to the investigation is asked to contact Detective Michele Michaels at 503-823-0692, michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Anthony Merrill at 5030-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

Representatives from the Chief's Office, Mayor's Office, Training Division, Internal Affairs Division, East County Major Crimes Team, Office of Independent Police Review (IPR), Traumatic Incident Committee (TIC), and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office all responded to the scene, as is standard protocol in any officer-involved shooting investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau respects the value and sanctity of human life and recognizes the inherent dignity of every person. The Police Bureau understands that investing officers with the authority to use force to protect the public welfare creates a solemn obligation to guide members as they balance the important social and individual interests involved.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes that duty may require officers to use force. The Bureau also recognizes that the use of deadly physical force will emotionally, physically, and psychologically impact the officers involved, the subject of the deadly physical force, and the family and friends of both and can impact the community as well.

At the completion of the investigation, the case file will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to a Grand Jury. The involved Bureau members will remain on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard, until the completion of the Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, as part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Bureau's Review Board.

No additional information is expected to be released until the completion of Grand Jury.

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West Linn Police DUII Patrols funded by Grant

WEST LINN POLICE DUII PATROLS FUNDED BY GRANT


News Release from West Linn Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 3:39 PM
West Linn Police will be fielding additional officers over the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend as a part of a state-wide High Visibility Enforcement program. Utilizing funding made available by a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation, WLPD will be looking for impaired and distracted drivers. Utilizing grant funding, WLPD made 23 DUII arrests in May and June.

July 4th has historically been one of America's deadliest holidays for impaired driving fatalities, and this year Oregon's recreational marijuana law becomes effective July 1st. Officers have received updated training in detecting drivers under the influence of marijuana and prescription medication.

West Linn PD will continue to work to keep our streets safe this summer and will increase DUII patrols during the week of Labor Day. We are asking for your help in reporting suspected intoxicated drivers. If you see what you believe is unsafe operation of a motor vehicle, call 503-635-0238 or 911 if it appears to be an emergency.
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Menlo Drive and 2nd Avenue Closed During Summer Months for Road Improvements

MENLO DRIVE AND 2ND AVENUE CLOSED DURING SUMMER MONTHS FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 3:33 PM
Downloadable file: SW Menlo Drive and SW 2nd Avenue will be closed during the summer months while the city replaces the box culvert that connects to Erickson Creek. Culverts protect wildlife and stream health and help reduce expensive erosion or structural damage.
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton will close Menlo Drive between Farmington Road and Fairmount Drive, while 2nd Street will be closed between Farmington Road and SW Erickson Avenue for culvert improvements beginning Monday, July 6 thr ough Sept. 4, 2015. Travelers will be detoured to Erickson Avenue. The city is installing a new box culvert under Farmington Road at Erickson Creek for better water flow under the road. Culverts protect wildlife and stream health and help reduce expensive erosion or structural damage. The improvements are part of the larger Farmington Road improvements project.

The Farmington Road improvements will take approximately two years to complete and include improvements such as:

Project Phases with Tentative Dates:
* Widen south side of Farmington Road (June 2015 - November 2015)
* Menlo Drive closes July 2015 between Farmington Road and Fairmount Drive (July 2015 - Sept. 4, 2015)
* 2nd Street closes July 2015 at Farmington Road for installation of box culvert under Farmington Road at Erickson Creek (July 2015 - early Sept. 4, 2015)
* Realign SW 141st and 142nd Avenues (July 2015 - November 2015)
* South side of Farmington reopens (December 2015)
* Sewer installation on Farmington (October 2015 - February 2016)
* Widen north side of Farmington Road (February 2016 - July 2016)
* Improve Farmington Road/Murray Boulevard intersection (June 2016 - April 2017)
* Improve 142 Avenue, plus new signal (Feb. 2016 - July 2016)
* Increasing Murray Boulevard to seven lanes with the addition of right turn and left turn lanes (June 2016 - spring 2017)

Businesses along the construction route will remain open. During construction, left turn movements into driveways and side streets located between Murray Boulevard and Hocken Avenue will be prohibited during construction, there will only be right turns in to and out of the businesses. Delays on Farmington are expected. Travelers should use alternate routes such as Tualatin Valley Highway or Allen Boulevard. Access to TriMet bus stops will be available. Beaverton and Washington County thank residents and commuters for their patience during the improvements of Farmington Road, Menlo Drive and 2nd Avenue.

The estimated cost of the Farmington Road project is $24.1 million, which includes the improvements on Menlo and 2nd. Road improvements are funded through the Washington County's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP) at $21.4 million. Beaverton will fund $2.7 million for water and sanitary sewer line upgrades. K&E Excavating will be doing the construction of the improvements, which is project managed by the City of Beaverton.

For more information on bus routes, citizens can call 503-238-RIDE or visit http://trimet.org/alerts/ to view all detours and service disruptions relating the MAX and buses. TransitTracker is another option for bus users at http://triment.org/arrivals/.

For more information about the Menlo and 2nd closures, please contact Ben Shaw, project manager, at bshaw@BeavertonOregon.gov or at 503-526-2447.

For more information on the Farmington Road project, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/FarmingtonRoad. To sign up for periodic newsletters about the Farmington project, visit tinyurl.com/ohotzp5. Or contact Kim Haughn, Washington County public information officer, at 503-846-7822 or lutproj@co.washington.or.us.

For more information on other city road projects this summer please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/RoadConstruction.

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 Silver 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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Arrest in Woodland Shooting incident

ARREST IN WOODLAND SHOOTING INCIDENT


News Release from Woodland Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 3:31 PM
Downloadable file: W15-472_Press_Release.doc
See attached Word document: document body is below.

Update 6/29/2015: Mr. Nash was arrested in Woodland on June 28th around 11am. He is currently in custody.

On 06/27/15, at 1513 hours, Woodland Police were dispatched to 9553 Old Pacific Hwy south, in Woodland, for a report that a masked subject had entered the victims shop and shot his dog and then attempted to shoot him.

* On arrival, officers found the victims black lab deceased in the shop from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

* The victim, a 59 year old local Woodland resident, told law enforcement that he was awaken when he heard gun shots in his shop. When he went to investigate, the suspect, who was wearing a bandana, pointed the handgun at him and the victim believes the suspect also shot at him.

* The suspect fled the scene, believed on foot.

* Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office assisted WPD with this investigation.

* The Washington State Patrol Major Crimes Unit also assisted with the crime scene.

* Washougal Police K9 was requested, and responded, to assist with a suspect track. The K9 did not locate the suspect but did locate evidence during the track.

* A person of interest in this investigation is 63 year old Thomas Richard Nash who is known by the victim.

* Nash and the victim have had been at odds recently over residency issues.

* Nash is transient and is believed to be living in his white 1999 Ford full sized panel van, Oregon license WWV-592, in the Woodland area.

* This investigation is an active in-progress investigation. Anyone having information about Nash's whereabouts is asked to contact the Woodland Police Department at (360) 225-8981.

* Nash is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached or contacted by the public.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: Update: Westbound I-84 closure now set at milepost 304 near Baker City. Semi is a hay truck. Fire is continuing. (earlier: Interstate 84 westbound at milepost 271 (south of La Grande) is closed due to semi truck fire. Eastbound restricted to one lane. ODOT on scene, fire on scene.)

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: Interstate 84 westbound at milepost 271 (south of La Grande) is closed due to semi truck fire. Eastbound restricted to one lane. ODOT on scene, fire on scene.

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Benton County SHERIFF'S OFFICE SPONSORS DRUG TAKE-BACK Event Results (Photo)

BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SPONSORS DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENT RESULTS (PHOTO)


News Release from Benton Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 2:23 PM
Downloadable file: DSC_0510.JPG
June 29, 2015, BENTON COUNTY, OR - Benton Co

Nearly 300 pounds of expired and unwanted medications were collected Saturday by the Benton County Sheriff's Office. The goal of the event, which was held at the Benton County Fairgrounds, was to keep unused prescription drugs from being misused and to help keep them out of the water supply.

Approximately 166 vehicles came through the drop site where prescription pills and over-the-counter medications were collected. The collected medications were maintained in law enforcement custody until they were incinerated.

"We couldn't have offered this event without the support of our Sheriff's Office volunteers," said Sheriff Scott Jackson. "Our certified Reserve Deputies provided law enforcement security for the event and were supported by volunteers from our Search and Rescue Units and our Auxiliary Team."

This is the sixth year the Benton County Sheriff's Office has offered this service. Participation was down somewhat from the past two years most likely due to the record-high temperatures.

A number of national studies indicate that the intentional abuse of prescription drugs, particularly among teens, is a continuing concern. Additionally, disposing of medications by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash is discouraged because it can lead to contamination of our drinking water.
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Burn Ban in Effect in Canby Fire District.

BURN BAN IN EFFECT IN CANBY FIRE DISTRICT.


News Release from Canby Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 11:35 AM
A burning ban is being enforced in the Canby Fire District. This effects Recreational, Backyard and agricultural burning. With several wildland fires burning out of control in the northwest. We need to extremely careful with any kind of fire.

Canby Fire is urging all residents rather then doing their own fireworks this year. We would like you to attend the community fireworks display at Baker Prairie school on July 4th. With the extreme dry conditions we are experiencing this is a much safer way to enjoy the 4th of July celebration.
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Burn Ban in Effect in Canby Fire District.

BURN BAN IN EFFECT IN CANBY FIRE DISTRICT.


News Release from Canby Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 11:17 AM
A burning ban is allowed in the Canby Fire District. This effects Recreational, Backyard and agricultural burning. With several wildland fires burning out of control in the northwest. We need to extremly careful with any kind of fire.

Canby Fire is urging all residents rather then doing their own fireworks this year. We would like you to attend the community fireworks display at Baker Prairie school on July 4th. With the extreme dry conditions we are experiencing this is a much safer way to enjoy the 4th of July celebration.
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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici To Present Civil Air Patrol Billy Mitchell Award

CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI TO PRESENT CIVIL AIR PATROL BILLY MITCHELL AWARD


News Release from Oregon Civil Air Patrol
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 11:11 AM
Tualatin High School junior Ellie Parker will be presented the Civil Air Patrol's prestigious Billy Mitchell award by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici this Thursday, July 2, 10:00 - 10:30
at the Congresswoman's Beaverton office at 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 220, Beaverton. This award will recognize cadet Parkers' completion of an enlisted training program and promotion as a commissioned officer in the Civil Air Patrol with the rank of Second Lieutenant.
Cadet Parker joined the Aurora Composite Squadron of the Oregon Wing CAP in February of 2013 after determining that she wanted to enter the Air Force Academy and as a step towards her goal of obtaining a private pilot's license. Cadet Parker completed her solo flight last year and is on track obtain her license later this summer.

In addition to the Civil Air Patrol, cadet Parker is active in other areas such as the Youth Advisory Council, National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars and varsity track. Maintaining a 4.0 GPA at Tualatin High School, cadet Parker is also taking a full International Baccalaureate course load and will be formally applying to the Air Force academy.
The General Billy Mitchell Award is earned by Civil Air Patrol cadets who have successfully completed the second phase of the cadet program. It marks the end of the enlisted phase of the cadet program; cadets are promoted to Cadet Second Lieutenants upon receipt and, by extension, Cadet Officers. The award is given in honor of Maj Gen William "Billy" Mitchell, former Deputy Chief of the Army Air Service and military aviation visionary.

In order to earn this award, cadets must pass a series of leadership, aerospace and physical fitness tests and attend character development training for each achievement from Cadet Airman Basic through Cadet Chief Master Sergeant. In addition, cadets must attend a military-style encampment before this award is made, and have maintained active membership in the Civil Air Patrol for at least 18 months since joining. Only 15% of Civil Air Patrol cadets achieve the Mitchell Award.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. Performing missions for America for the past 73 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
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Salem Fire Promotes Three and Graduates Five (Photo)

SALEM FIRE PROMOTES THREE AND GRADUATES FIVE (PHOTO)


News Release from Salem Fire Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 10:53 AM
Downloadable file: Recruit Graduates
Downloadable file: Captain Tinney
Downloadable file: Captain Zaluskey
Downloadable file: DC Chitwood
The Salem Fire Department recognized five new firefighter/paramedics on their successful completion of the department's firefighter academy, along with three new promotions at a ceremony held June 26 at the fire training facility. Also recognized during the ceremony were three fire department members who had received promotions earlier this year. The celebration ceremony included department members, family, and friends of the newly promoted officers and new firefighter/paramedics.

Fire Chief Michael Niblock began the ceremony by recognizing the recent promotions of Battalion Chiefs Ty Gunesch and Kyle Amsberry along with Apparatus Operator/Engineer Brandon Hoff, who all earned promotions earlier this year.

Chief Niblock then introduced members of the department who were selected for promotions, which were the result of comprehensive promotional examinations conducted by the department earlier this year.

Robin Chitwood was promoted to the rank of deputy chief effective June 15, 2015. Deputy Chief Chitwood was hired by the Salem Fire Department in October of 1991 and has served in positions as firefighter/paramedic, EMS coordinator, apparatus operator/engineer, captain, and battalion chief. Additionally he has served on the rope rescue and confined space team, hazardous materials team, and was a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) medic. Deputy Chief Chitwood is responsible for managing the Training & EMS Division of the department, a role that he has held in an interim capacity since January of 2015.

Jeff Zaluskey was promoted to the rank of captain effective May 29, 2015 and is assigned to B-Shift. Captain Zaluskey was hired by the Salem Fire Department in March of 1998 and has served in positions as firefighter/paramedic and apparatus operator/engineer. He is a current member on the regional hazardous materials team, a position he has held since 2000 and also was a SWAT medic for 6 years. Additionally, he has served as a medic evaluator and a member of the department's accountability committee.

Jeremy Tinney was promoted to the rank of captain effective June 23, 2015 and is assigned to A-Shift. Captain Tinney was hired by the Salem Fire Department in April of 2001 and previously served as a firefighter/paramedic. He is a current member on the department's technical rescue team and has served as a medic evaluator and a member of the department's protective clothing committee.

Chief Niblock recognized five new firefighter/paramedics on their successful completion of the department's intensive 14-week firefighter academy, which included a combination of classroom, hands-on, and on-the-job training. The graduates include
Nick Bradley, Bryce Glovatsky, Justin Gregory, Lucas Rathburn, and Cody Welling. The new firefighters are now assigned to their new shift assignments to continue their year-long probationary period.

The Salem Fire Department serves a population of 188,000 residents, responding to nearly 20,000 calls to 9-1-1 each year.

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Sandy Fire District's burn ban that includes the use of fireworks, effective July 1st

SANDY FIRE DISTRICT'S BURN BAN THAT INCLUDES THE USE OF FIREWORKS, EFFECTIVE JULY 1ST


News Release from Sandy Fire District
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 10:53 AM
Starting July 1st Sandy Fire District will put into effect burn ban that includes the use of fireworks, due to the long period of extreme heat. Temperatures are expected to reach in the mid-90's with no change through the holiday, In addition to banning fireworks, the ban covers open-flame burning, which means everything from camp fires to charcoal fires. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.
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Multiple Vehicle Crash On HWY 38 Takes Life Of California Woman - Douglas County

MULTIPLE VEHICLE CRASH ON HWY 38 TAKES LIFE OF CALIFORNIA WOMAN - DOUGLAS COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 7:00 AM
On June 28, 2015 at about 3:00PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on HWY 38 near milepost 9 (east of Reedsport).

According to Sergeant Josh Young, a 2009 Nissan Cube, operated by Sarah E WRIGHT, age 35, of Palm Springs, CA, was traveling westbound on HWY 38 when it crossed the centerline. The Nissan struck an eastbound 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup towing a fifth wheel recreational vehicle and then a 2003 Honda Pilot which had been following the Dodge. The Nissan came to a rest on it's roof.

WRIGHT and her passenger, Evan T FASS, age 28, of Palm Springs, CA, were transported to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay. The operator of the Honda, Catherine M PATTERSON, age 54, of Portland, and her passenger, Freda G MCCREA, age 77, of Portland were also transported to Bay Area Hospital.

WRIGHT was pronounced deceased upon her arrival at the hospital. The level of injuries for the others transported is unknown at this time.

The operator of the DODGE pickup, Dan W AGEE, age 39, and his passengers; Joann M AGEE, age 34, and a four year old male were uninjured (all from Woodburn).

HWY 38 was closed for several hours while the investigation was conducted and wreckage removed. OSP was assisted on scene by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Lower Umpqua Hospital Ambulance and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The investigation is continuing into contributing factors. More information will be released when it is available.
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UPDATE: Fatal Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland

UPDATE: FATAL SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 3:29 AM
Homicide detectives are in the early stages of the investigation into Sunday night's shooting.

At 11:35 p.m., two officers assigned to East Precinct night shift, working a partner car, contacted an adult male suspect at a parked car on the West side of the Winco Foods building on Northeast 122nd Avenue.

During this contact, gunshots were fired and the suspect was injured. Additional officers from East and North Precincts responded to the scene to provide assistance.

Officers called for immediate medical response and began providing medical aid to the suspect, prior to medical personnel arriving at the scene. Medical personnel arrived and determined that the suspect was deceased.

A gun was recovered as part of the crime scene.

Two other adults, a male and a female, were detained at the scene and were not injured in the incident.

Representatives from the Chief's Office, Mayor's Office, Training Division, Internal Affairs Division, East County Major Crimes Team, Office of Independent Police Review (IPR), Traumatic Incident Committee (TIC), and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office all responded to the scene, as is standard protocol in any officer-involved shooting investigation.

The decision to use deadly physical force is the most important decision that a police officer will make in the course of their career. The Portland Police Bureau recognizes that officers may be required to use deadly force when their lives or the life of another is jeopardized by the actions of others.

At the completion of the investigation, the case file will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for presentation to a Grand Jury. The involved Bureau member(s) will remain on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard, until the completion of the Grand Jury.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. Additionally, as part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Bureau's Review Board.

No additional information will be released until Monday afternoon.

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Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are responding to investigate a fatal shooting at Northeast 122nd Avenue and San Rafael Street involving Portland Police officers.

No police officers were injured in the shooting. One suspect is deceased at the scene.

Interested media may stage at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Halsey Street.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene but there is not an estimated time for a media briefing.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Fatal Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland

FATAL SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 12:33 AM
Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are responding to investigate a fatal shooting at Northeast 122nd Avenue and San Rafael Street involving Portland Police officers.

No police officers were injured in the shooting. One suspect is deceased at the scene.

Interested media may stage at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Halsey Street.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene but there is not an estimated time for a media briefing.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Kidnapped Woman Is Saved By 911 Call in Northeastern Oregon

KIDNAPPED WOMAN IS SAVED BY 911 CALL IN NORTHEASTERN OREGON


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2015 11:01 PM
On June 27, 2015 at about 6:12AM, the Morrow County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a female who advised she had been kidnapped and was trapped in a car traveling on I-84.

Members from the Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Gilliam County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police responded and located the vehicle on I-84 traveling westbound near milepost 143 (east of Arlington).

Law enforcement stopped the vehicle and the driver was identified as William T COOTER II, age 42, of Greeneville, TN. The female was located inside the vehicle and identified as the person who called 911.

A roadside investigation revealed COOTER had assaulted and held his female passenger against her will. Further learned was COOTER and the victim did not know each other prior to the incident.

COOTER was arrested and was lodged at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility in The Dalles on the following charges: Kidnapping 1st Degree, Rape 1st Degree, Sex Abuse 1st Degree, Sodomy 1st Degree, Assault IV, Coercion, Menacing, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, False Information to a Police Officer, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Interfering with Making a Report.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it is available.
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Red Cross Responds To Grants Pass Residential Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO GRANTS PASS RESIDENTIAL FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2015 10:00 PM
On June 28,2015 at approximately 4:40 PM disaster volunteers responded to a residential fire in the 1700 block of Rogue River Hwy in Grants Pass, OR.

This single family fire affected 1 adult and 1 child. Red Cross provided clothing, food, comfort kits, transportation, and information about recovery services.
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Red Cross Responds To Heppner Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HEPPNER FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2015 9:55 PM
On June 28, 2015 at approximately 11:00 disaster responders met with clients affected by a residential fire in the 100 block of Pioneer Dr. in Heppner, OR.

This multi-family fire affected 7 adults and 3 pets. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, health services, and information about recovery services.
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Deputies Searching Santiam River For Missing Man **Update w/ Additional Photo** (Photo)

DEPUTIES SEARCHING SANTIAM RIVER FOR MISSING MAN **UPDATE W/ ADDITIONAL PHOTO** (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2015 9:33 PM
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Tonight at about 9:00 p.m., the Linn County Sheriff's Office Dive Rescue Team located the body of Ralph Macfawn, age 56, of Salem a short distance from where he entered the river to swim. Deputies do not know what caused Mr. Macfawn to drown, but according to witnesses Mr. Macfawn was heard calling for help, he then submerged and never resurfaced.

Tonight our thoughts are with Mr. Macfawn's family who were on scene at the time of this tragedy. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the some 30 emergency personnel, 5 boat teams and the Linn County Sheriff's Office Dive Rescue Team for their assistance in recovering Mr. Macfawn. A list of responding agencies is posted below.

Salem Fire Department
Albany Fire Department
Scio Fire Department
Jefferson Fire Department
Linn County Sheriff's Office
Benton County Sheriff's Office
Albany Police Department


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Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol Unit are currently searching the waters of the Santiam River at the Santiam River Rest Stop near the Marion and Linn County borders. Deputies were called at about 5:40 p.m., after an adult male was seen entering the water and never resurfacing.

Currently units from the Jefferson Fire Department, Salem Fire Department and the Benton County Sheriff's Office are assisting in the search. This story will be updated as details become available.
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Missing 12 year old male (Photo)

MISSING 12 YEAR OLD MALE (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2015 8:57 PM
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Ruben has been located safe in Vancouver area earlier today. Big thanks to the media outlets and all citizens who assisted with search of the child.

There is no further information available for release at this time.
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Missing 12 year old male Ruben Oscar Daniels, bi-racial (Hispanic/white), 5'1" tall, 115 lbs., dark brown hair, brown eyes. Last seen wearing a gray short sleeve t-shirt, black knee length shorts, white "AND1" high top tennis shoes with black and red on the heel area.
Last seen on 06/28/15 at 9:00 am around the 7700 block of Burton Road. Possible destinations are along Fourth Plain Blvd (from Andresen Blvd to Main St.) and downtown Vancouver to include the library.
Please call 911 if located.
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Deputies Searching Santiam River For Missing Man (Photo)

DEPUTIES SEARCHING SANTIAM RIVER FOR MISSING MAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2015 6:35 PM
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Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol Unit are currently searching the waters of the Santiam River at the Santiam River Rest Stop near the Marion and Linn County borders. Deputies were called at about 5:40 p.m., after an adult male was seen entering the water and never resurfacing.

Currently units from the Jefferson Fire Department, Salem Fire Department and the Benton County Sheriff's Office are assisting in the search. This story will be updated as details become available.
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