Saturday, October 31, 2015

red Cross Responds To Halloween Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HALLOWEEN FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2015 10:32 PM
On October 31st, 2015 at 4:30 PM Red Cross  disaster response volunteers
responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 30000 block of Oakville Rd in Albany, OR. This single family fire affected 4 adults and 1 cat. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic needs, and information about recovery services.
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Change Your Clock, But DON'T Change Your Batteries Automatically... possible "Unintended Consequences" (Photo)

CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, BUT DON'T CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES AUTOMATICALLY... POSSIBLE "UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES" (PHOTO)


News Release from Longview Police & Fire
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2015 7:47 PM
Downloadable file: Always have spare batteries on stand by
Downloadable file: Regular Smoke Alarm with 9V Battery
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For years the fire service has promoted the slogan "Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries" as part of a twice-a-year battery maintenance program for your Smoke Alarms. This slogan has been very good in promoting a behavior of attention towards your Smoke Alarms, however, it has caused "Unintentional Consequences." Many of today's Smoke Alarms are sold with batteries expected to last ten-years, and once you replace a ten-year battery with a standard 9Volt battery you have lessened the expected life span of the Smoke Alarm and start going down the path of regular twice-annual maintenance.
New generation smoke alarms are ever changing, some even interact with your Smart Phone, like the Apple's Nest Smoke Alarm. Regardless of the technology, battery type, or even if your smoke alarms are hard wired or solely battery operated, the most important part of a smoke alarm program is making sure your smoke alarms are installed in the correct locations in your home, and are maintained so they are working.
The New Fire Service Slogan for Daylight Savings Time is "Change Your Clock, Check Your Smoke Alarms". Check and make sure your Smoke Alarms are installed in the correct locations: One in every sleeping area, one outside the sleeping areas, and one on every level of the home.
Check and make sure you Smoke Alarms are ten-years old or less. Smoke Alarm sensitivity decreased over time and have a listed life expectancy of ten-years. New Smoke Alarms have born on dates, and if your Smoke Alarm does not have a date, its easily over the ten-year limit.
Check and make sure your Smoke Alarms area clean. Manufactures recommend vacuuming Smoke Alarms to remove dust, spider webs, and other debries that can affect sensitivity.
Check and make sure all Smoke Alarms are Working. This can be easily accomplished by simply pushing the test button on each of your homes alarm. If after 5 seconds of pushing the button there is no sound, the battery is dead and will require replacement.
Check and make sure you have spare batteries. There is only one thing worse than to be waked at 2:00 AM to a chirping Smoke Alarm; that's when you don't have spare batteries on standby. It's very common for people to remove the chirping smoke alarm, or its battery, only to forget about the life saving battery replacement for days, weeks, months, or even years.
Each year in the States of Oregon and Washington collectively roughly 100 people die of fires in their homes where they feel most safe and secure. Tragically, in more than half these fires Smoke Alarms failed to alert the occupants because they were either not working, because of dead or missing batteries, because they were removed from their location, or they were never installed in the correct locations in the first place.
This year do yourself and your family a favor on Daylights Savings Time, "Change Your Clock and Check* Your Smoke Alarms", because working Smoke Alarms more than double your chance of surviving a fire in your home.
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Vancouver crews responding to heavy rains, clogged stormwater drains

VANCOUVER CREWS RESPONDING TO HEAVY RAINS, CLOGGED STORMWATER DRAINS


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2015 6:38 PM
Heavy rains and leaf-clogged stormwater drains caused localized flooding on streets throughout Vancouver today, with at least two streets closed on the city's east side.

As of 5 p.m., the following streets were reported closed: Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, between about Southeast 184th and 192nd avenues; and Southeast Village Loop Drive, between Southeast McGillivray Boulevard and Fernwood Drive. In addition, standing water was causing problems on Northeast 121st Avenue, between Fourth Plain Boulevard and Northeast 49th Street; and on Northeast 164th/162nd Avenue, north of Southeast First Street.

City of Vancouver Public Works Operations crews were responding to more than 50 reports of standing water and overflowing stormwater drains late this afternoon and into the evening.

Drivers are advised to drive cautiously, be alert to standing water and possible street closures, and allow more time to stop.

Safety issues requiring urgent action should be reported to 911. For other issues involving localized flooding or standing water within the City of Vancouver, please call the City's Operations Center at 487-8177. Residents can help by standing behind the curb and using a rake to clear leaves from drains where it is safe to do so.
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Tualatin Police Dept.

Tualatin Police Dept.: Traffic Alert - The railroad arms on SW Lower Boones Ferry Road on the border of Tualatin and Lake Oswego are stuck in the down position. Due to the weather, there will up to a 2-hour delay in getting a crew on scene to fix the arms. Motorist are urged to select a different route, and stay out of the area for the next few hours.

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Livestock Truck Overturns in Lebanon (Photo)

LIVESTOCK TRUCK OVERTURNS IN LEBANON (PHOTO)


News Release from Lebanon Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2015 1:07 PM
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At 1230 today Lebanon Fire District was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident. Initial reports indicated that a semi truck had overturned at 2nd & Tangent Streets in front of the Lebanon Justice Center. Upon arrival fire crews confirmed that a livestock truck carrying an unknown number of sheep had overturned and was leaking fuel & oil. It was also determined that the driver of the truck was not injured. LFD personnel quickly went into action mitigating the hazard posed by the leaking fluids. The driver of the truck was able to begin off loading the sheep and transfer them to another trailer. Unfortunately an undetermined number of sheep were killed when the truck overturned. Tangent Street remains closed while the accident is cleared. Expect the closure to last until 4 pm this afternoon. Lebanon Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident.

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Hit and Run Crash Investigation leads to Additional DUII Arrest (Photo)

HIT AND RUN CRASH INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ADDITIONAL DUII ARREST (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2015 12:02 PM
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Downloadable file: Crash Photo
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October 31, 2015--Deputies arrested a DUII driver that struck a witness with their vehicle while the deputies were investigating a previous hit and run crash.

On October 31, 2015, at 1:23 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 18700 block of SW Vista Road, in the community of Aloha, concerning a report of a vehicle that crashed into a parked vehicle and then into the house. The driver and passengers fled the crash scene on foot prior to the Sheriff's Deputies arrival.

Deputies arrived on scene and found a 2001GMC pickup that failed to negotiate a turn in the road in the residential neighborhood. The occupants of the pickup were seen by witnesses running from the crash immediately after it occurred. The pickup had significant front damage after striking the homeowner's Ford Aerostar in the driveway. The Aerostar was pushed into the garage door as the GMC pickup crashed into the living room area. The house received extensive damage (photos attached).

Sheriff's Deputies were assisted by a Sheriff's K9 to track down the subjects but were unable to locate them. Investigators are continuing to follow up on several leads but have not been able to positively identify the driver of the GMC.

While Sheriff's Deputies were interviewing a witness to the hit and run crash, a vehicle was passing their location, left the roadway, and struck the witness causing a knee injury. The deputy contacted the driver, Marvis Lambert Jr, 32, from Hillsboro. Sheriff's Deputies believe that alcohol was a contributing factor in this crash. The witness was treated and released at the scene with minor injuries.

Marvis Lambert Jr was arrested and charged with DUII, Fourth Degree Assault and Reckless Driving. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail, held on $2,500 bail (booking photo attached).

Every year, the Washington County Sheriff's Office arrests approximately 1,000 drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers are advised to plan ahead and have a designated driver arranged before they consume any substance that can cause impairment.
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Oregon Health Authority investigating Shiga toxin E. coli cases linked to Chipotle restaurants

OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY INVESTIGATING SHIGA TOXIN E. COLI CASES LINKED TO CHIPOTLE RESTAURANTS


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2015 9:11 AM
Three cases in Oregon; 19 in Washington State

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Health officials in Oregon and Washington are investigating an outbreak among people who became ill with Shiga toxin E. coli linked to eating at Chipotle restaurants in the Portland Metro area or several counties in Washington State since October 14.

Presently there are three cases in Oregon and at least 19 in Washington. One third of cases have been hospitalized, there have been no deaths. Ages range from 11-64 years.
 
People in Clackamas and Washington counties in Oregon, and Clark, King, Skagit and Cowlitz counties in Washington have reported symptoms of infection.

Many people affected with Shiga toxin E. coli may not seek health care, so the number of people made ill by this outbreak is likely more than identified. Health officials want people who have eaten at a Chipotle between October 14 and 23, and become ill with vomiting and bloody diarrhea, to see their health care provider and mention this outbreak.

The Oregon Health Authority, Washington State Department of Health, Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with Multnomah, Clark, Washington and Clackamas Counties.

Chipotle restaurant managers told the Tri-County health officials Friday evening that they would voluntarily closed all restaurants in the four county region.

Most people infected develop watery and/or bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps within 1-10 days, with the average 3-4 days. Most illnesses resolve on their own within 7 days. Most people recover within a week but, rarely, some develop a severe type of kidney failure that can begin as the diarrhea is improving and is most common in children under five years old and the elderly.

For more information on food safety, visit the Oregon Health Authority's food safety webpage: https://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/FoodSafety/Pages/tips.aspx.
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Deputies Investigating Shooting in North East Salem. ***Update 2***

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN NORTH EAST SALEM. ***UPDATE 2***


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2015 8:25 AM
The Sheriff's Office has completed its search of the apartment and we are working with residents to determine exactly what happened. We are asking anyone with information to please call Detective Chris Bangs at 503-588-5032, you can remain anonymous.

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Detectives now believe the shooting took place inside of an apartment on Cheryl Lynn Way NE. One of the bullets penetrated the apartment floor and into a downstairs apartment where a father and his two children were inside, there were no injuries inside of the lower apartment.

The area surrounding the apartment is currently closed while Detectives apply for a warrant to search the upstairs apartment where the shooting took place. The male shot in the residence has since been treated and released from the Salem Hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg.


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Tonight at about 8:00 p.m., Deputies were called to the 4846 Cheryl Lynn Way NE in Salem with residents reporting shots being fired. Shortly after Deputies arrived an adult male showed up at the Salem Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

There is currently very little information available regarding the shooting. Once more information is obtained another release will follow.
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Friday, October 30, 2015

Deputies Investigating Shooting in North East Salem. ***Update***

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN NORTH EAST SALEM. ***UPDATE***


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 10:41 PM
Detectives now believe the shooting took place inside of an apartment on Cheryl Lynn Way NE. One of the bullets penetrated the apartment floor and into a downstairs apartment where a father and his two children were inside, there were no injuries inside of the lower apartment.

The area surrounding the apartment is currently closed while Detectives apply for a warrant to search the upstairs apartment where the shooting took place. The male shot in the residence has since been treated and released from the Salem Hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg.


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Tonight at about 8:00 p.m., Deputies were called to the 4846 Cheryl Lynn Way NE in Salem with residents reporting shots being fired. Shortly after Deputies arrived an adult male showed up at the Salem Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

There is currently very little information available regarding the shooting. Once more information is obtained another release will follow.
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Rollover Crash Hwy 20 MP 17 In Linn County

ROLLOVER CRASH HWY 20 MP 17 IN LINN COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 9:21 PM
Troopers and emergency workers on scene of a roll-over crash on highway 20 milepost 17 (between Lebanon & Sweet Home). Preliminary information indicates five vehicles involved in crash and multiple patients. More information will be released when its obtained.

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Deputies Investigating Shooting in North East Salem

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN NORTH EAST SALEM


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 8:33 PM
Tonight at about 8:00 p.m., Deputies were called to the 4846 Cheryl Lynn Way NE in Salem with residents reporting shots being fired. Shortly after Deputies arrived an adult male showed up at the Salem Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

There is currently very little information available regarding the shooting. Once more information is obtained another release will follow.
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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Saturday October 31st

ACTING PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (PIO) UNTIL SATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 5:32 PM
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau until Saturday October 31, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.

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New winter hours for community park gazebos & shelters start November 2

NEW WINTER HOURS FOR COMMUNITY PARK GAZEBOS & SHELTERS START NOVEMBER 2


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 12:54 PM
CONTACT: Julie Hannon, Director of Parks and Recreation, 360-487-8309, Julie.hannon@cityofvancouver.us

As the daylight hours decrease in the winter, operating hours for gazebos and shelters at several of Vancouver's community parks will change to be closed at night.

From November 2, 2015 to Mar. 13, 2016, gazebos and shelters at Esther Short Park, Leverich Park, Marshall Community Park, Fisher Basin Community Park, Shumway Park, LeRoy Haagen Memorial Community Park, Evergreen Park, Marine Community Park, David Douglas Community Park and Arnada Park will be closed to the public from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Signs will be posted on the structures. Longer hours will resume on Mar. 13, 2016, soon after the Daylight Savings Time change.

"The facilities at the park are best used during the daylights hours," said Julie Hannon, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department. "We want to ensure that our visitors have the safest and most enjoyable experience at our parks. As it gets darker earlier in the evening during the winter, gazebo and shelter hours at parks will change to reflect that. Come spring, these structures at our parks will be open longer."

Facilities at Esther Short Park may occasionally be open during evening hours in the winter for permitted special events and programs. For a listing of parks and hours of operation, visit the City of Vancouver's website at: www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec.
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Albany Police To Host Coffee With A Cop - November 2, 2015

ALBANY POLICE TO HOST COFFEE WITH A COP - NOVEMBER 2, 2015


News Release from Albany Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 12:39 PM
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues.

Albany, Oregon - On November 2, 2015, officers from the Albany Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. We hope to have more events like this in coffee shops around Albany. The event begins at 8:00 AM on November 2, 2015, at Red Daisy Coffee Co. located at 115 Ellsworth Street SW, Albany.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department's work in Albany's neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

"We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers. These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships."

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

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Detectives Search for Additional Victims of Contractor Fraud (Photo)

DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF CONTRACTOR FRAUD (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 12:39 PM
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October 30, 2015--Washington County Property Crime Unit Detectives are searching for additional financial fraud victims, mostly through contractor fraud, following the arrest of a Vancouver man.

Detectives believe that Howard Johnson, 51, from Vancouver (Photo Inset), has financially exploited numerous people posing as a licensed contractor and either not completing the work or doing inferior quality work.

Sheriff's Deputies investigated a complaint from a victim that hired Mr. Johnson to complete home repairs in June 2015. They reported that over the course of about a month, Mr. Johnson would continually ask for money for materials to complete the home repairs. Other than minor brush cutting, no work was ever done on their home in the community of Aloha.
Washington County Sheriff's Property Crime Unit Detectives began working on the case with only the name of the suspect. Detectives discovered that Mr. Johnson swindled about $11,000 from the victim. During this time, Mr. Johnson also took the victim's 1990 Ford pickup and their 2006 Kymco ATV with the promise to repair them. The victim gave Mr. Johnson additional money to repair the vehicles. Detectives discovered Mr. Johnson gave the truck to someone he owed money to and sold the ATV on the internet to an unknown person.

Detectives were able to locate the Ford pickup and the Kymco ATV and return them to the victim. The cash has not been recovered and is presumed expended.

Earlier this month, a Washington County Grand Jury indicted Howard Johnson and a warrant for his arrest was issued. He is charged with:
* First Degree Aggravated Theft (Victim over 65)
* Two counts of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
* Two counts of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
* Four additional counts of Felony Theft
* Performing Work Without a Contractor's License

Today, Mr. Johnson was arrested by the Clark County Sheriff' Office and lodged in their jail. He is held on $40,000 bail.

The Washington County Property Crimes Unit Detectives believe there may be additional victims of unreported crimes committed by Mr. Johnson. If you or someone you know has been a victim of Howard Johnson, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at (503) 846-2500.
The Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) advises consumers to protect yourself when selecting a contractor and provides the following best practices:

* Check with the CCB to make sure anyone you might hire is licensed. Call 503-378-4621 to verify information and ask about any complaint history.
* Never agree to buy services on the spot. Always get a few more bids from other contractors before making a decision.
* Always get a written contract that includes a detailed description of the work, materials, costs, start and end dates.
* Never pay the full amount up front and don't pay in cash. Write your check to the business name that you have contracted with to do the repair or project.
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Juvenile In Custody After Assaulting Family Member

JUVENILE IN CUSTODY AFTER ASSAULTING FAMILY MEMBER


News Release from Tigard Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 12:01 PM
A 12 year-old boy in Tigard was taken into custody on October 29, 2015 as a result of allegedly strangling his sibling after an argument between the two had escalated. The incident occurred in the Tigard home where both children reside with their parent. Neither child informed their parent of what had occurred until later that evening when the victim confided with the parent and relayed the incident details.

The incident was not reported to police until the following day when the parent brought both children involved to the school where the boy attends. The school immediately alerted the Tigard Police School Resource Officer who conducted an investigation along with another Tigard Police detective. The boy was later taken into custody on a charge of attempted murder. The child was then transported to the Donald E. Long Home in Portland where he is being held. An arraignment in Washington County Juvenile Court is pending.

*ORS 419A.255 exempts disclosure of juvenile related records and reports.
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Two People Arrested in Connection with September Shooting in Cully Neighborhood (Photo)

TWO PEOPLE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH SEPTEMBER SHOOTING IN CULLY NEIGHBORHOOD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 11:50 AM
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On Thursday October 29, 2015, Portland Police Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives arrested two people in connection with a September 2015 shooting in the Cully Neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

29-year-old Angelo Massey and his girlfriend, 18-year-old Sadie Errend, were arrested in Vancouver, Washington, with the assistance of the Vancouver Police Department's Safe Streets Task Force and Clark County SWAT. A firearm was seized during the arrest and a search warrant was served at a Vancouver residence.

Massey and Errend were booked into the Clark County Jail to await extradition to Oregon.

This investigation started on September 12, 2015, at 10:44 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 53rd Avenue and Killingsworth Street. Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victims who reported that there was an argument in a parking lot that led to the shooting. There were no injuries but an unrelated apartment was struck by a bullet.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP, followed by the tip to 274637

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Beaverton City Library Hosts Annual Teen Art Show (Photo)

BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY HOSTS ANNUAL TEEN ART SHOW (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 11:21 AM
Downloadable file: The middle school winner of the 2014 Beaverton City Library teen art show. This year's show is from Nov. 12 to 15 at 12375 SW Fifth Street. Students in grades 6 to 12 are encouraged to submit art. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
Downloadable file: The Beaverton City Library will host its annual teen art show from Nov. 12 to 15 at the main location, 12375 SW Fifth Street. Students in grades 6 to 12 are encouraged to s ubmit art. Pictured are entries from the 2014 show. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The Beaverton City Library and the Teen Library Council will host the library's thirteenth annual teen art show from Nov. 12 to 15 at 12375 SW Fifth Street.


Area teens in grades 6 to 12 are eligible to submit up to three works of art. Art should be dropped off in person at the Beaverton City Library teen desk between Nov. 7 and 9.


There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. The free reception is open to the public and features light refreshments, musical performances by local teens, and the first chance to vote for the People's Choice Award in the art show.


After the show, awards will be given in the middle school and high school divisions. The People's Choice Award will be given to one student from each division, voted on by show attendees. To encourage participation, the middle school and high school whose students submit the most works will also receive an award for the school's art department.


Each individual and school winner will receive $100 to Blick Art Materials. The four awards are sponsored by the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library and Blick.


Entry guidelines are available at the Beaverton City Library teen desk. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/Teens or call 503-350-4001.


ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The Beaverton City Library is the second-busiest library system in the state, with more than 780,000 patrons a year at its main location (12375 SW Fifth Street) and Murray Scholls branch (11200 SW Murray Scholls Place). Last year, the library received a 92 percent satisfaction rating from Beaverton residents. The library is funded in part by the Washington County Cooperative Services (WCCLS) levy. A new levy to replace the expiring one will be on the ballot in November 2015.


For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library services, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. The Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) that work communally to provide excellent countywide library service by sharing valuable resources and information with one another.


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Gang Enforcement Team Seizes Three Guns - Five People Arrested Early Thursday Morning (Photo)

GANG ENFORCEMENT TEAM SEIZES THREE GUNS - FIVE PEOPLE ARRESTED EARLY THURSDAY MORNING (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 8:00 AM
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On Thursday October 29, 2015, at 12:36 a.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers drove into the parking lot of the Safari Club, located at 3000 Southeast Powell Boulevard, and observed a group of people, including suspected gang associates, walking away from a Scion in the parking lot and into the club.

Officers looked into the vehicle from the outside and saw a handgun lying on the floorboard of the vehicle.

Officers ultimately contacted several people and made five arrests after seizing three handguns, two from inside the vehicle.

25-year-old Robert Demetrie Sabb was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft in the First Degree, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Officers seized a handgun from his backpack that was reported stolen out of Bellevue, Washington.

32-year-old Jamaal Marquise Lambert was arrested on a parole violation detainer.

26-year-old Tracy Lee Horsley was arrested on a parole violation warrant.

29-year-old Ricco Dupree Giles was arrested on a parole violation detainer.

22-year-old Mariah Emily Richards was arrested on an outstanding theft warrant.

All five people were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Friday.

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.

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Send a text message to CRIMES (474637), type in 823HELP plus your tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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CORRECTION: Major Crash Team Investigating a Hit and Run to a Pedestrian on Powell Boulevard (Photo)

CORRECTION: MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING A HIT AND RUN TO A PEDESTRIAN ON POWELL BOULEVARD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 7:54 AM
Downloadable file: Miguel_Venegas_Larry_Venegas.jpg
Larry Venegas is Miguel Venegas' uncle, not father as initially reported.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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Traffic Division officers arrested two men in connection with last night's hit and run crash on Powell Boulevard.

21-year-old Miguel Jay Venegas and his uncle, 43-year-old Larry Venegas, were arrested at a home in the 2900 block of Southeast 138th Avenue.

Due to the cooperation of eyewitnesses, officers obtained a good description of the vehicle and located it in the garage of the residence. The vehicle, a blue 1994 Chevrolet Camaro, was towed as evidence after officers served a warrant on the residence. Further investigation by officers led them to arrest Miguel and Larry Venegas.

Miguel Venegas, the driver, was arrested for Assault in the Second Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run Felony) and Reckless Driving. Additional charges may be added at a later time.

Larry Venegas, a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested for Hindering Prosecution.

Both were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday.

The victim, a 38-year-old male, was in critical condition at last check with traumatic injuries. His name is not being released at this time.

Officers learned that Miguel Venegas was driving eastbound on Powell Boulevard when he struck the victim near the side of the roadway.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday October 29, 2015, at 8:27 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run to a pedestrian on Southeast Powell Boulevard at 130th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male victim down in the roadway. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to traumatic injuries.

Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a dark-colored vehicle last seen being driven eastbound on Powell Boulevard.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Powell Boulevard is closed to all traffic from approximately 129th to 132nd Avenues.

No additional information is being released during this active investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Narcotis Seizure - Albany Police Department (Photo)

NARCOTIS SEIZURE - ALBANY POLICE DEPARTMENT (PHOTO)


News Release from Albany Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 7:46 AM
Downloadable file: Narcotics Seized
On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at about 7:30 p.m., Albany Police Street Crimes Detectives arrested 35-year-old Rekita Stidum for delivery of heroin. An ongoing Albany Police investigation had identified Stidum as a supplier of narcotics to dealers in Albany.

The arrest took place in the 400 block of NE Pine Street in Salem. The investigation then led to the seizure of dealer quantities of narcotics from Rekita Stidum's residence in the 1500 block of NE Broadway Street in Salem.

The following evidence was seized from Stidum's residence:
* Over 1 ?1/2 pounds of methamphetamine
* Over 1 ounce of crack cocaine
* Over 1 ounce of heroin
* Powder cocaine
* In excess of $3,000 U.S. currency
* A semi automatic handgun

Stidum's two children, ages 6 and 12, were at the residence when the narcotics were seized. As a result, the children were placed into DHS protective custody.

Stidum was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:
* Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Possession of Cocaine
* Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine
* Unlawful Possession of Heroin
* Unlawful Delivery of Heroin
* Child Neglect
* Endangering the Welfare of a Minor

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Hit and Run to a Pedestrian on Powell Boulevard (Photo)

UPDATE: MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING A HIT AND RUN TO A PEDESTRIAN ON POWELL BOULEVARD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 7:14 AM
Downloadable file: Miguel_Venegas_Larry_Venegas.jpg
Traffic Division officers arrested two men in connection with last night's hit and run crash on Powell Boulevard.

21-year-old Miguel Jay Venegas and his dad, 43-year-old Larry Venegas, were arrested at a home in the 2900 block of Southeast 138th Avenue.

Due to the cooperation of eyewitnesses, officers obtained a good description of the vehicle and located it in the garage of the residence. The vehicle, a blue 1994 Chevrolet Camaro, was towed as evidence after officers served a warrant on the residence. Further investigation by officers led them to arrest Miguel and Larry Venegas.

Miguel Venegas, the driver, was arrested for Assault in the Second Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run Felony) and Reckless Driving. Additional charges may be added at a later time.

Larry Venegas, a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested for Hindering Prosecution.

Both were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday.

The victim, a 38-year-old male, was in critical condition at last check with traumatic injuries. His name is not being released at this time.

Officers learned that Miguel Venegas was driving eastbound on Powell Boulevard when he struck the victim near the side of the roadway.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday October 29, 2015, at 8:27 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run to a pedestrian on Southeast Powell Boulevard at 130th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male victim down in the roadway. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to traumatic injuries.

Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a dark-colored vehicle last seen being driven eastbound on Powell Boulevard.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Powell Boulevard is closed to all traffic from approximately 129th to 132nd Avenues.

No additional information is being released during this active investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Red Cross Responds To Dougkas County Home Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO DOUGKAS COUNTY HOME FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2015 7:07 AM
On October 30, 2015 at 3:00 AM Red Cross disaster action team members responded to a residential fire that occurred  in the 14200 block of Looking Glass Road in Winston. This single family fire affected 2 adults, 3 children, and 2 pets. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic needs, information about recovery services.
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sweet Home Teen Drowns While Fishing

SWEET HOME TEEN DROWNS WHILE FISHING


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 10:27 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports a 15-year-old Sweet Home High School student, Matthew Ryan Van Brocklin, drowned today while fishing the South Santiam River in Sweet Home.

At 5:05 p.m. the Linn County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fisherman in distress, floating downstream in the South Santiam River near the Pleasant Valley Bridge. Dive Teams from the Sweet Home Fire Department and the Linn County Sheriff's Office were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Witnesses told deputies that Van Brocklin was fly fishing with a friend just upstream from the Pleasant Valley Bridge, when Van Brocklin waded out into the river and either fell in or tried to swim across. He yelled for help as soon as he went into the water, but witnesses were too far away to help.

Witnesses saw him go underwater and he did not resurface. The Sweet Home Fire Department was able to recover Van Brocklin's body a short time later within 25 feet of where he was last seen. Van Brocklin was not wearing a floatation device.

The body was taken to Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Sweet Home Fire Department and the Sweet Home Police Department.
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Major Crash Team Investigating a Hit and Run to a Pedestrian on Powell Boulevard (Photo)

MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING A HIT AND RUN TO A PEDESTRIAN ON POWELL BOULEVARD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 9:23 PM
Downloadable file: PPB_Flares.jpg
On Thursday October 29, 2015, at 8:27 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run to a pedestrian on Southeast Powell Boulevard at 130th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male victim down in the roadway. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to traumatic injuries.

Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a dark-colored vehicle last seen being driven eastbound on Powell Boulevard.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Powell Boulevard is closed to all traffic from approximately 129th to 132nd Avenues.

No additional information is being released during this active investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Damascus Man Arrested For Crimes Against Two Children- Police Believe High Probability More Victims Exist (Photo)

DAMASCUS MAN ARRESTED FOR CRIMES AGAINST TWO CHILDREN- POLICE BELIEVE HIGH PROBABILITY MORE VICTIMS EXIST (PHOTO)


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 5:43 PM
Downloadable file: Tallmadge.jpg
Gresham, Ore. - Matthew Alan Tallmadge, 35, was arrested today at his Damascus, Ore., home in the 22300 block of SE Bohna Park Rd., accused of sexually abusing two teenage girls and creating child pornography.

Gresham detectives believe Tallmadge met the 16 and 17-year-old victims as a drug dealer who supplied juveniles with methamphetamines and other illicit drugs at underage parties in Multnomah County. He then continued his unlawful contacts in Multnomah and Clackamas counties, sexually abusing select victims and supplying them with additional drugs.

As part of the abuse, Tallmadge photographed the victims in sexually explicit displays; creating child pornography. The total number of children abused by Tallmadge and whether or not he shared the pornographic images with others is still under investigation.

Anyone who was victimized by Tallmadge or has pertinent information about him is asked to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719.
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cowlitz wahkiakum narcotics task force arrest three

COWLITZ WAHKIAKUM NARCOTICS TASK FORCE ARREST THREE


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 4:12 PM
On 10-28-2015 CWNTF with the assistance of the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Battleground Police Department, Woodland Police Department and Longview Street Crimes arrested three individuals Jorge Cruz Pegueros, 43, Gustavo Allen, 20 and Porfirio Sanchez Reyes, 51 in Clark County.

Pegueros was charged with two deliveries of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamines with intent to distribute, possession of heroin and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. Allen and Sanchez Reyes were charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of heroin. Allen also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Other charges are pending.

During the service of two search warrants in Clark County agents recovered 1.3 pounds of methamphetamine, 2 rifles and two stolen jet skis. Evidence from the search warrants suggests the subjects were utilizing one of the residences listed in the search warrant to process the methamphetamine.

The investigation is continuing.
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Estacada High School Bomb Threat Suspect Arrested

ESTACADA HIGH SCHOOL BOMB THREAT SUSPECT ARRESTED


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 4:07 PM
Today at approx. 1500 hours a 17 year old suspect was taken into custody for making bomb threats against the Estacada High School on October 27th. He will be booked into the Juvenile Detention facility for the Charge of Disorderly Conduct 1st Degree.

Officers from the Estacada Police Department (Contracted through Sandy Police Dept) were able to identify the suspect and gain a confession today. The Estacada/Sandy Police Departments would like to thank the Estacada School District for their support and help on this case. It was a true joint effort. We would also like to thank the community for their support and patience during the event.

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Bubonic plague confirmed in Crook Co. teen after hunting trip

BUBONIC PLAGUE CONFIRMED IN CROOK CO. TEEN AFTER HUNTING TRIP


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 3:59 PM
October 29, 2015

Bubonic plague confirmed in Crook Co. teen after hunting trip
Public health officials say the disease remains rare in Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division and the Crook County Public Health Department is confirming a case of bubonic plague in a teenage Crook County girl.

The girl is believed to have acquired the disease from a flea bite during a hunting trip near Heppner in Morrow County that started on Oct. 16. She reportedly fell ill on Oct. 21 and was hospitalized in Bend on Oct. 24. She is recovering in the hospital's intensive care unit.

Oregon Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologists are working with health officials in Crook, Deschutes and Morrow counties to investigate the illness. No other persons are believed to have been infected.

Plague is an infectious bacterial disease that is carried by squirrels, chipmunks, and other wild rodents and their fleas. When an infected rodent becomes sick and dies, its fleas can carry the infection to other warm-blooded animals or humans through bites.

"Many people think of the plague as a disease of the past, but it's still very much present in our environment, particularly among wildlife," said Emilio DeBess, DVM, state public health veterinarian in the Public Health Division's Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Section. "Fortunately, plague remains a rare disease, but people need to take appropriate precautions with wildlife and their pets to keep it that way."

DeBess recommends people avoid any contact with wild rodents. They should never feed squirrels, chipmunks or other rodents in picnic or campground areas, and never touch sick or dead rodents. Pets also should be protected from fleas and kept away from wild animals.

Plague is rare in Oregon and is treatable with antibiotics if caught early. Only eight human cases have been diagnosed in the state since 1995, and no deaths have been reported.

Plague symptoms typically develop in one to four days after exposure and include fever, chills, headache, weakness, and a bloody or watery cough. There are three types of plague: bubonic, a lymph node infection; septicemic, a blood infection; and pneumonic, a lung infection. Bubonic plague is the most common form and is characterized by high fever, lethargy and swollen lymph nodes, most commonly in the neck and under the jaw. Infected lymph nodes may spontaneously abscess and drain.

In general, people displaying any flu-like symptoms should stay home from school or work to avoid unnecessarily exposing others to their illnesses. People should contact their health care provider if plague is suspected and a veterinarian if pets or other animals exhibit symptoms consistent with the disease. Untreated plague can be fatal for animals and people. Antibiotics to prevent or treat plague should be used only under the direction of a health care provider.

Julia Burco, DVM, of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, reminds people who find or observe sick or dead rodents to contact the agency's veterinarians at 1-866-968-2600.

Health authorities offer the following recommendations to prevent plague:
* Avoid sick or dead rodents, rabbits and squirrels, and their nests and burrows.
* Keep your pets from roaming and hunting.
* Talk to your veterinarian about using an appropriate flea control product on your pets.
* Clean up areas near the house where rodents could live, such as woodpiles, brush piles, junk and abandoned vehicles.
* Sick pets should be examined promptly by a veterinarian.
* See your doctor about any unexplained illness involving a sudden and severe fever.
* Put hay, wood, and compost piles as far as possible from your home.
* Don't leave your pet's food and water where mice can get to it.
* Veterinarians and their staff are at higher risk and should take precautions when seeing suspect animal plague cases.

For more information about plague, visit: www.cdc.gov/plague/.

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Bubonic plague confirmed in Crook Co. teen after hunting trip

BUBONIC PLAGUE CONFIRMED IN CROOK CO. TEEN AFTER HUNTING TRIP


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 3:58 PM
October 29, 2015

Bubonic plague confirmed in Crook Co. teen after hunting trip
Public health officials say the disease remains rare in Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division and the Crook County Public Health Department is confirming a case of bubonic plague in a teenage Crook County girl.

The girl is believed to have acquired the disease from a flea bite during a hunting trip near Heppner in Morrow County that started on Oct. 16. She reportedly fell ill on Oct. 21 and was hospitalized in Bend on Oct. 24. She is recovering in the hospital's intensive care unit.

Oregon Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologists are working with health officials in Crook, Deschutes and Morrow counties to investigate the illness. No other persons are believed to have been infected.

Plague is an infectious bacterial disease that is carried by squirrels, chipmunks, and other wild rodents and their fleas. When an infected rodent becomes sick and dies, its fleas can carry the infection to other warm-blooded animals or humans through bites.

"Many people think of the plague as a disease of the past, but it's still very much present in our environment, particularly among wildlife," said Emilio DeBess, DVM, state public health veterinarian in the Public Health Division's Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Section. "Fortunately, plague remains a rare disease, but people need to take appropriate precautions with wildlife and their pets to keep it that way."

DeBess recommends people avoid any contact with wild rodents. They should never feed squirrels, chipmunks or other rodents in picnic or campground areas, and never touch sick or dead rodents. Pets also should be protected from fleas and kept away from wild animals.

Plague is rare in Oregon and is treatable with antibiotics if caught early. Only eight human cases have been diagnosed in the state since 1995, and no deaths have been reported.

Plague symptoms typically develop in one to four days after exposure and include fever, chills, headache, weakness, and a bloody or watery cough. There are three types of plague: bubonic, a lymph node infection; septicemic, a blood infection; and pneumonic, a lung infection. Bubonic plague is the most common form and is characterized by high fever, lethargy and swollen lymph nodes, most commonly in the neck and under the jaw. Infected lymph nodes may spontaneously abscess and drain.

In general, people displaying any flu-like symptoms should stay home from school or work to avoid unnecessarily exposing others to their illnesses. People should contact their health care provider if plague is suspected and a veterinarian if pets or other animals exhibit symptoms consistent with the disease. Untreated plague can be fatal for animals and people. Antibiotics to prevent or treat plague should be used only under the direction of a health care provider.

Julia Burco, DVM, of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, reminds people who find or observe sick or dead rodents to contact the agency's veterinarians at 1-866-968-2600.

Health authorities offer the following recommendations to prevent plague:
* Avoid sick or dead rodents, rabbits and squirrels, and their nests and burrows.
* Keep your pets from roaming and hunting.
* Talk to your veterinarian about using an appropriate flea control product on your pets.
* Clean up areas near the house where rodents could live, such as woodpiles, brush piles, junk and abandoned vehicles.
* Sick pets should be examined promptly by a veterinarian.
* See your doctor about any unexplained illness involving a sudden and severe fever.
* Put hay, wood, and compost piles as far as possible from your home.
* Don't leave your pet's food and water where mice can get to it.
* Veterinarians and their staff are at higher risk and should take precautions when seeing suspect animal plague cases.

For more information about plague, visit: www.cdc.gov/plague/.

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Vancouver Police increase DUI enforcement on Halloween

VANCOUVER POLICE INCREASE DUI ENFORCEMENT ON HALLOWEEN


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 3:41 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - On October 31, 2015, the Vancouver Police Department will be dedicating additional officers focused on DUI enforcement on Halloween in an effort to make the roadways safer from drivers that may be drunk, drugged or high.

On October 31, 2014, Vancouver Police responded to three separate DUI crashes between 8:20 pm-1:30am. Two of those crashes resulted in the deaths of three people and caused serious injuries to two others and the third crash involved an impaired driver that crashed through police barricades while traffic officers were at the scene of one of the previous investigations.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost half (48%) of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities on Halloween night involve an impaired driver and these numbers are even higher when the holiday falls on a weekend, like it does this year.

The Vancouver Police Department reminds drivers who plan to be out on Halloween:
* Designate a sober driver or call a cab if you have been drinking. Many cab companies
offer reduced rates on holidays.
* Don't text and drive.
* Hands free cell phone use only.
* Stay alert for trick or treaters and other pedestrians.
* Drive below the posted speed limit if there are pedestrians present.

For more Halloween safety tips visit the Vancouver Police Department at: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/halloween-safety-tips-0.

This information is for members of the media only: The Vancouver Police Department will be temporarily closing one lane of traffic in the 4600 block of NE 112th Avenue at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday October 31, 2015 for a brief news conference to discuss this year's Halloween DUI emphasis in remembrance of Cadence Boyer,the 7 year old killed last Halloween at that location while trick or treating. Members of the media attending the news conference should park behind the line of police vehicles or may also park in the parking area located just south of the 4600 block on the east side of 112th Avenue. The news conference will be brief and the officers participating in the DUI emphasis will begin their patrols immediately following the news conference. In the event of very inclement weather, the alternative location for the news conference will be Fire Station 5 (3200 block of NE 112th).

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
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Governor Appoints Alex McLean and Dave Koch to Oregon Real Estate Board

GOVERNOR APPOINTS ALEX MCLEAN AND DAVE KOCH TO OREGON REAL ESTATE BOARD


News Release from State of Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 3:29 PM
Salem) Governor Kate Brown appointed Alex McLean and David J. "Dave" Koch to the Oregon Real Estate Board.

McLean is principal broker and co-founder of Commercial Realty Advisors NW. He has been an active member of the commercial real estate industry for over 32 years.

After graduating from Oregon State University in 1983, McLean began his real estate career with Norris Beggs and Simpson as a retail broker. He is member of a variety of industry organizations, including the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Retail Brokers Network. McLean is also a member the Commercial Association of Brokers and served as its president. He has represented a wide range of retailers and property owners, such as Costco, WinCo, Fred Meyer, Cabela's and CarMax.

Koch is a principal broker with RE/MAX equity group. He has held an Oregon real estate license since 1976 and has extensive experience in residential and rural real estate.

Koch earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Oregon State University and an MBA in finance from Eastern New Mexico University. He served almost nine years in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Koch is active in industry organizations, serving as president for the Clackamas County Association of Realtors, the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors, and the Oregon Association of Realtors. He was also the founding president of the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS).

The Oregon Real Estate Board consists of seven industry members and two public members. Board duties include providing advice to the Real Estate Commissioner and the Governor's office regarding real estate industry matters, reviewing proposed rulemaking, approving experience waiver requests of real estate licensing applicants, and overseeing the license examination process.

Media Contact: Mesheal Heyman
Oregon Real Estate Agency
(503) 378-4170
mesheal.l.heyman@state.or.us
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UPDATE 2: Link to Photos. Burglary Detectives Working to Identify Owners of Recovered Stolen Property (Photo)

UPDATE 2: LINK TO PHOTOS. BURGLARY DETECTIVES WORKING TO IDENTIFY OWNERS OF RECOVERED STOLEN PROPERTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 3:23 PM
Downloadable file: John_Delaney_50.jpg
Photos of the recovered items can be viewed here:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152978492285904.1073741872.65391820903&type=3

The property being shown is believed to be from residential burglaries, commercial burglaries, and possibly construction site thefts that occurred prior to September 24, 2015.

Victims are requested to view the online photos. If victims believe they have identified their property among the photos, they should note the item number and call the Burglary Detail at 503-823-0462, and leave a message including their original police report number.

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The showing will be held at the Portland Police Property Evidence Division, located at 2619 Northwest Industrial Street, Building #4.

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On September 24, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Burglary detectives arrested 50-year-old John Delaney, on three counts of Burglary in the First Degree (residential) and one count of Burglary in the Second Degree (commercial)

As part of this investigation, detectives served search warrants on two storage units and one residence. A large amount of stolen and suspected stolen property has been recovered. Property belonging to victims of residential and commercial burglaries has been identified and returned. A large amount of personal property still remains to be identified by the owners.

Burglary detectives and the Property Evidence Division have scheduled a media viewing of the recovered property today from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The media is invited to photograph the recovered property.

The Bureau will be posting photos of the recovered property for public viewing on the Portland Police Bureau Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/portlandpolice

The property being shown is believed to be from residential burglaries, commercial burglaries, and possibly construction site thefts that occurred prior to September 24, 2015.

Victims are requested to view the online photos. If victims believe they have identified their property among the photos, they should note the item number and call the Burglary Detail at 503-823-0462, and leave a message including their original police report number.

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Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Offers Free Smoke Alarms

RED CROSS HOME FIRE PREPAREDNESS CAMPAIGN OFFERS FREE SMOKE ALARMS


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 3:06 PM
In the aftermath of the home fire tragedy in northeast Portland today, which resulted in a fatality, the American Red Cross wants to alert residents of Oregon and southwest Washington that free smoke alarm and installation is available through the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

Media reports noted that the home was equipped with working smoke alarms, which did not advert this tragedy; however many homes in areas all around the state do not have working smoke alarms. Next weekend, Nov. 7, as part of the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, local Red Cross volunteers will be in Gresham (ZIP code area 97030) to install FREE alarms in any home that needs them.

People do not need to live in Gresham to get a free smoke alarm; residents throughout Oregon and SW Washington may schedule an appointment with a trained Red Cross volunteer by calling (503) 528-5783, by emailing preparedness@redcross.org or by completing an online form at www.redcross.org/cascades. Residents will receive an appointment day/time window.

Over the past year the Red Cross has visited thousands of homes in Portland, Newport, Vancouver, Bend, Lebanon, Salem, Tillamook, Roseburg, Medford, Pendleton, Eugene/Springfield and Grants Pass to install almost 2,000 alarms. In addition, volunteers talk with residents to make home evacuation plans and provide other emergency preparedness information.
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MCSO Investigating Officer Involved Shooting ***Update 3***Correction

MCSO INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING ***UPDATE 3***CORRECTION


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 1:21 PM
Please note Mr. Adams is 36 years old.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into the officer involved shooting that took place just after 5:30 p.m., yesterday on I5 south of Kuebler Blvd. Based on our current investigation we would like to provide the following facts surrounding last night's encounter.

Yesterday evening an Oregon State Trooper attempted to stop a Ford Bronco, being driven by Jasper Levi Adams, age 36 of Grants Pass, just south of Woodburn. The pursuit came to a stop off of the roadway south of Kuebler Blvd. When Troopers moved closer to arrest Mr. Adams, he leveled a loaded firearm at the Troopers.

Senior Trooper Jason Perrizo, a 13 veteran with the Oregon State Police fired one shot, killing Mr. Adams instantly. The Sheriff's Office is working alongside the District Attorney's Office and the Medical Examiner, an autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

The Sheriff's Office is conducting its investigation in line with the SB 111 protocols. Senate Bill 111 required the creation of local, comprehensive protocols to address the use of deadly physical force by Law Enforcement during the performance of their duties. Marion County has previously developed and continues to promote an effective and comprehensive approach to these extremely important circumstances.

At this point in the investigation the Sheriff's Office will not be releasing any additional information and all future releases of information will be handled by the Marion County District Attorney's Office.


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The attached video link contains images of the reopening of I5 south at Kuebler Blvd. https://youtu.be/d0xWIpvp1oc


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The Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into this evening's officer involved shooting. Detectives are wrapping up the scene and Interstate 5 will reopen within the next 30 to 45 minutes. The Sheriff's Office can confirm that the man shot this evening is deceased. Additional information will be released sometime tomorrow.

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The Sheriff's Office has been requested by the Oregon State Police to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred today on I5 south of Kuebler Blvd. The shooting currently has I5 South bound between Kuebler Blvd and Delaney Road SE closed for an extended period of time.

A detour is set rerouting south bound traffic onto Commercial Street SE and back to I5. The scene is actively evolving and as of this time the PIO has not been able to locate a viable media staging area. Video of the scene can be obtained by following the You Tube link https://youtu.be/kQgbUg18Wao

Media is asked to not park along any on ramps or shoulders of I5. A flash alter with a staging point and a PIO present will be sent out shortly.
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City seeks applicants for Building-Fire Codes Commission

CITY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR BUILDING-FIRE CODES COMMISSION


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 1:01 PM
CONTACT:
Amanda Delapena, Boards & Commissions, 360.487.8605, amanda.delapena@cityofvancouver.us

The City of Vancouver is seeking individuals to fill one (1) position on the Building-Fire Code Commission (BFCC). Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

The BFCC is a volunteer board, made up of at least five members, and makes recommendations to the Vancouver City Council regarding adoption of building and fire codes and proposed code changes. VMC 17.08.040 (B) outlines the duties of the members of the BFCC which include:

1. Conduct public meetings to carry out the duties of the commission.
2. Investigate building code, fire code, and construction related issues.
3. Recommend construction and fire prevention regulations related to Title 16 and 17.
4. Review and make recommendations to the council prior to its action on all proposed new codes and proposed changes to existing construction codes and regulations relating to building and fire.
5. Hear and resolve disputes.

One of the primary objectives of the recruitment effort is to recruit individuals whose qualifications relate well to the construction industry and the duties of BFCC. Vancouver City Council recognizes that a diverse and well-qualified commission representing different aspects of construction industry will be beneficial to the city and the community. Individuals with background in construction and/or codes, particularly in the area of fire code/fire prevention, are encouraged to apply. Having a BFCC member with expertise in the area of fire code/fire prevention will expand the knowledge base and benefit the commission.

The board is "on call" and meets as needed. City residency is not a requirement. The vacancy is for a six-year, full-term position, expiring in 2021. Preference will be given to persons with background and/or experience in engineering and architectural fields.

To learn more about City of Vancouver boards and commissions or to apply on-line visit: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/boards.asp. For applications or further information, contact Amanda Delapena in the City Manager's Office at City Hall, 415 W. 6th St., P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA, 98668.
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Wilsonville's Retherford Named President of the Oregon Economic Development Association (Photo)

WILSONVILLE'S RETHERFORD NAMED PRESIDENT OF THE OREGON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Wilsonville
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 1:01 PM
Downloadable file: Kristin Retherford
WILSONVILLE, OR -- The City of Wilsonville's Economic Development Manager Kristin Retherford is the newly-elected President for 2015-16 of the Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA), a statewide organization of economic-development professionals from city and county governments, state agencies, ports, chambers of commerce, utilities and business groups. OEDA works to provide professional development opportunities for members, or ganize inter-jurisdictional business retention and recruitment efforts, and to advocate for public policies that diversify the economy and grow new job opportunities.

Past President Sarah Garrison said, "Kristin's knowledge and expertise in the economic development arena make her an ideal person to lead the association and help OEDA grow and diversify Oregon's economy."

Wilsonville City Manager Bryan Cosgrove affirmed that, "Being named president of OEDA is not only great recognition of Kristin's collaboration skills and excellent work product, but having her in the primary leadership role at OEDA offers increased exposure and more partnership opportunities for Wilsonville as well."

Retherford explains, "I am honored and excited to be OEDA's new president and I look forward to working with all of our members throughout the state to retain existing businesses and attract new industry to Oregon."

At OEDA's Oct. 20 board meeting, in addition to electing Retherford as President, the OEDA Board also elected the following officers:
* Vice President: Jon Stark of Redmond Economic Development, Inc.
* Treasurer: Sarah Case of Lane County
* Secretary: Colleen Padilla of Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc.

OEDA's is mission is to advocate, collaborate, and educate to foster the success of its members and their communities. a statewide non-profit organization working to support economic development professionals who are on Oregon's front line in diversifying and expanding Oregon's economy. OEDA also seeks to be recognized as the primary champion for the creation of a balanced, prosperous, and robust Oregon economy. For more information about OEDA visit www.OEDA.biz. To learn more about Wilsonville's Economic Development program visit www.WilsonvilleEcDev.com.

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MCSO Investigating Officer Involved Shooting ***Update 3***

MCSO INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING ***UPDATE 3***


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 12:48 PM
The Marion County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into the officer involved shooting that took place just after 5:30 p.m., yesterday on I5 south of Kuebler Blvd. Based on our current investigation we would like to provide the following facts surrounding last night's encounter.

Yesterday evening an Oregon State Trooper attempted to stop a Ford Bronco, being driven by Jasper Levi Adams, age 31 of Grants Pass, just south of Woodburn. The pursuit came to a stop off of the roadway south of Kuebler Blvd. When Troopers moved closer to arrest Mr. Lee, he leveled a loaded firearm at the Troopers.

Senior Trooper Jason Perrizo, a 13 veteran with the Oregon State Police fired one shot, killing Mr. Adams instantly. The Sheriff's Office is working alongside the District Attorney's Office and the Medical Examiner, an autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

The Sheriff's Office is conducting its investigation in line with the SB 111 protocols. Senate Bill 111 required the creation of local, comprehensive protocols to address the use of deadly physical force by Law Enforcement during the performance of their duties. Marion County has previously developed and continues to promote an effective and comprehensive approach to these extremely important circumstances.

At this point in the investigation the Sheriff's Office will not be releasing any additional information and all future releases of information will be handled by the Marion County District Attorney's Office.


*****

The attached video link contains images of the reopening of I5 south at Kuebler Blvd. https://youtu.be/d0xWIpvp1oc


*****

The Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into this evening's officer involved shooting. Detectives are wrapping up the scene and Interstate 5 will reopen within the next 30 to 45 minutes. The Sheriff's Office can confirm that the man shot this evening is deceased. Additional information will be released sometime tomorrow.

*****

The Sheriff's Office has been requested by the Oregon State Police to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred today on I5 south of Kuebler Blvd. The shooting currently has I5 South bound between Kuebler Blvd and Delaney Road SE closed for an extended period of time.

A detour is set rerouting south bound traffic onto Commercial Street SE and back to I5. The scene is actively evolving and as of this time the PIO has not been able to locate a viable media staging area. Video of the scene can be obtained by following the You Tube link https://youtu.be/kQgbUg18Wao

Media is asked to not park along any on ramps or shoulders of I5. A flash alter with a staging point and a PIO present will be sent out shortly.
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--UPDATE--Andrew Dehart Dies from Injuries Sustained after Shooting at Police (Photo)

--UPDATE--ANDREW DEHART DIES FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED AFTER SHOOTING AT POLICE (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2015 12:00 PM
Downloadable file: Andrew Dehart
UPDATE:
October 29, 2015 - Andrew Dehart did not survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased after being transported to the hospital.

There will be no additional information released in this case prior to next week.

ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW:

Wanted Fugitive Shoots at Police during Chase

October 29, 2015 - A wanted violent fugitive shot multiple times at police as he attempted to evade capture. He received life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. There were no injuries to law enforcement during this incident.

On October 28, 2015, the U.S Marshals Office was tracking down Andrew Garrette Dehart, 36, who was wanted on a warrant for Attempted Murder, Kidnapping and First Degree Assault concerning an incident in Clark County, Washington. The Marshals were assisted by the Oregon State Police (OSP). They believed Mr. Dehart was armed and considered very dangerous.

The Marshals located Mr. Dehart at an acquaintance's residence in Seaside. As additional resources were traveling to the residence, Mr. Dehart drove away in a 2000 Ford Ranger pickup heading eastbound on Highway 26. The Marshals and OSP were at about Milepost 22 on Highway 26 when Mr. Dehart apparently saw them and increased his speed, continuing eastbound on Highway 26. At about Milepost 25 a few minutes after 10:00 p.m., Mr. Dehart began shooting from his truck at the pursuing law enforcement.

Mr. Dehart continued shooting at law enforcement as he continued eastbound on Highway 26 over the distance of about 17 miles. There was one patrol vehicle that was disabled from being struck by Mr. Dehart's bullets.

There were three law enforcement officers that were further east that received information that Mr. Dehart was fleeing and was shooting at other law enforcement. Those three officers were able to exit their vehicles on the east side of the tunnel at Milepost 41



on Highway 26. Those officers were able to fire at Mr. Dehart, which stopped the truck. Mr. Dehart was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team was activated to complete this investigation along with the Washington County Forensic Science Unit. The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team is also assisting with this complex investigation.

There will be additional information released at a later time.
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