Saturday, April 30, 2016

American Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Home Fire in Gladstone

AMERICAN RED CROSS RESPONDS TO MULTI-FAMILY HOME FIRE IN GLADSTONE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: April 30th, 2016 9:02 PM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a multi family home fire in the 6000 block of SE Parkway Drive in Gladstone.

This multi-family home fire affected 3 adults, 1 child and 2 pets. Red Cross provided assistance in the form of temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, health and mental health services and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local fire department.

The American Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected by community disasters, helping victims anywhere and anytime. 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascades to schedule an appointment.
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Oregon National Guard participates in University of Oregon Spring Game (Photo)

OREGON NATIONAL GUARD PARTICIPATES IN UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SPRING GAME (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: April 30th, 2016 8:02 PM
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160430-Z-OT568-066: Canton Kaumatule, University of Oregon defensive lineman, talks with an Oregon National Guard Airman prior to the start of the Spring Game, April 30, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. Members of the Oregon National Guard, along with Veterans from every branch of service, participated in Veterans Appreciation Day activities during the game. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

160430-Z-OT568-072: University of Oregon football players run out of the tunnel towards the field alongside military Veterans to begin the Spring Game, April 30, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. Members of the Oregon National Guard, along with Veterans from every branch of service, participated in Veterans Appreciation Day activities during the game. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

160430-Z-OT568-137: Oregon National Guard Soldiers line up behind University of Oregon football players at the start of the Spring Game, April 30, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. Members of the Oregon National Guard, along with Veterans from every branch of service, participated in Veterans Appreciation Day activities during the game. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

160430-Z-OT568-194: Oregon National Guard Soldiers perform a flag folding ceremony in honor of missing and fallen service members during half time at the University of Oregon Spring Game, April 30, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. Members of the Oregon National Guard, along with Veterans from every branch of service, participated in Veterans Appreciation Day activities during the game. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

160430-Z-OT568-229: U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, commanding general of the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), receives a flag folded by Oregon National Guard Soldiers in a ceremony during half time at the University of Oregon Spring Game, April 30, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. Smith graduated from the University of Oregon in 1986. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

160430-Z-OT568-249: University of Oregon football players give their jerseys to members of the Oregon National Guard, along with Veterans from every branch of service, after the Spring Game, April 30, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. The players spent time getting to know the Veterans and gave them a tour of their training facilities. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
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West Linn Police Officer James Abeles named Top DUII Officer of the Year for Second Year in a Row

WEST LINN POLICE OFFICER JAMES ABELES NAMED TOP DUII OFFICER OF THE YEAR FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW


News Release from West Linn Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: April 30th, 2016 7:08 PM
In 2015 Officer Abeles was named the DUII Officer of the Year after he arrested 65 impaired drivers in 2014. On April 29, 2016 he became the first municipal police officer to receive the award two years in a row.

West Linn Officer James Abeles has been awarded the 2015 Oregon DUII Enforcement Officer of the Year for City Police Departments.

Officer Abeles, who has been with the West Linn Police Department since 2012, received the award given by the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force.

In 2015, Officer Abeles arrested 90 impaired drivers in the city of West Linn. In 2015, after completing a complex and rigorous training, Officer Abeles became a Drug Recognition Expert. Officer Abeles performed 23 drug impairment evaluations in service to the West Linn Police Department and our partner law enforcement agencies in the Portland Metropolitan Area. He has maintained a 100% accuracy rate as determined by OSP lab testing of collected blood and urine samples.

In addition to these accomplishments Officer Abeles became a certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test instructor and was instrumental in the organization and evaluation of training held at the West Linn Police Department in 2015.

"Officer Abeles accomplishments are a reflection of his character and passion for traffic safety." West Linn Chief Timeus said. "Officer Abeles is an outstanding representative of our department and this great community"
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UPDATE - Red Cross Home Fire Campaign Brings Free Smoke Alarms to Bend TODAY

UPDATE - RED CROSS HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN BRINGS FREE SMOKE ALARMS TO BEND TODAY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: April 30th, 2016 9:56 AM
***MEDIA -- if you plan to cover this story today, please contact Communications Coordinator, Gabi Rasmussen at 503-310-0122 prior to arriving on-site to determine team locations and available visuals.

If you are interested in covering the installation of a smoke alarm inside a recipient's home, please plan to be available at 1:00 p.m. today. Contact Gabi Rasmussen for specific location information.


BEND, Ore., April 30, 2016 - Today, Saturday, April 30, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., the Red Cross in Bend, Oregon, will install new, free smoke alarms in homes that need them. Trained volunteers will begin installing free smoke alarms near the Bend Red Cross office, 815 SW Bond St. in the morning and will travel throughout Bend for installation appointments during the day. To make an appointment to have smoke alarm(s) installed please call (541) 749-4144 or visit www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire. During appointments volunteers will be reviewing fire safety checklists with residents and providing information about creating a fire escape plan.

"We hope most Bend residents never experience a fire in their home, but if they do, we want to make sure they get out before it's too late," said Lisa Stroup, executive director of the Red Cross Cascades Region Central and Eastern Oregon Chapter. "Having working smoke alarms in homes can double a person's chance of surviving a home fire. It's a simple, free and potentially lifesaving step anyone can take to protect their home and family."

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades, find us on Facebook: Red Cross Cascades Region or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossCASC.
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Prescription Drug Turn-In and Shred Event Today at Southeast Precinct

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TURN-IN AND SHRED EVENT TODAY AT SOUTHEAST PRECINCT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: April 30th, 2016 7:00 AM
Today, Saturday April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will host a prescription drug turn-in and shred event at Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

This event is a partnership between the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program, the Portland Police Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division, and Wells Fargo.

Community members can come and drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal and unwanted sensitive documents for secure shredding on site.

Keeping sensitive documents and prescription meds out of the hands of people who might misuse them is an important technique for preventing fraud and drug abuse.

Acceptable items for the prescription drug turn in include: any prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not accepted: thermometers, sharps, syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or http://www.oregonmetro.gov

Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. Tax deduction forms will be provided.

A printable flyer is available for download by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/545037

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American Red Cross Responds to Single Family Home Fire in North Bend.

AMERICAN RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SINGLE FAMILY HOME FIRE IN NORTH BEND.


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: April 30th, 2016 1:45 AM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a disaster in the 2300 block of Ash St in North Bend.

This single family home fire affected 2 adults, 2 children and 1 dog. Red Cross provided assistance in the form of temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local fire department.

The American Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected by community disasters, helping victims anywhere and anytime. 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascades to schedule an appointment.
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Friday, April 29, 2016

American Red Cross Responds to Single Family Home Fire in Vernonia

AMERICAN RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SINGLE FAMILY HOME FIRE IN VERNONIA


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 10:30 PM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a disaster today in the 55000 block of Nehalem Hwy S, in Vernonia.

This single family home fire affected 1 adult. Red Cross provided assistance in the form of temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, health and mental health services and information about recovery.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local fire department.

The American Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected by community disasters, helping victims anywhere and anytime. 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascades to schedule an appointment.
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Additional Rewards Offered -- Unlawfully Killed Bighorn Ram In Gilliam County (Photo)

ADDITIONAL REWARDS OFFERED -- UNLAWFULLY KILLED BIGHORN RAM IN GILLIAM COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 5:24 PM
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The Oregon State Police continue the investigation into the third bighorn sheep ram that was unlawfully killed in early April near milepost 118 on Interstate 84, east of Rufus.

Two additional rewards have been offered, with total rewards now at $2000, for information which leads to the arrest/conviction of the person(s) responsible. The rewards are as follows:

Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) Statewide TIP reward $500 (previously offered)
OHA Clatsop County Chapter reward $500
Oregon Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (OR-FNAWS) reward $1000

The Oregon State Police is requesting any person with information on this incident to contact Senior Trooper Jubitz at 541-705-5330.
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Previous Release:
On Sunday April 10th, 2016 at approximately 6:00PM the Oregon State Police received several reports from passing motorist's about a bighorn sheep near milepost 118 on Interstate 84 (east of Rufus).

The callers reported that the sheep was in an unusual position and was possibly dead. The deceased ram was located by OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers in a rock slide near the highway. A necropsy determined the ram had shot with a firearm and left to waste. There is no indication that this incident has any connection to the killing of two rams the week before just east of this location.

The Oregon State Police is requesting any person with information on this incident to contact Senior Trooper Jubitz at 541-705-5330. A Turn-In-Poachers (TIP)reward of up to $500.00 is available for information that leads to an arrest. Call 1-800-452-7888. No further information will be released as this is an ongoing investigation.

Information on the TIP Reward Program:
The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward program is sponsored by the Oregon Hunters Association. Rewards are paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, big horn sheep, mountain goat, moose, and/or game birds.

TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

In addition, a reward may be issued for information that results in an arrest/conviction of a person who has illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident licenses and/or tags are not legally hunting and/or angling and are considered poachers.

Increasing damage to wildlife habitat by off-road vehicles prompted the Oregon Hunters
Association (OHA) in 2009 to create the Natural Resources Reward Program that offers a $200 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone causing natural resources damage by the illegal use of motorized vehicles and is similar to its highly successful TIP program.
* $100 Game Fish
* $100 Upland Birds
* $200 Habitat
* $250 Deer, Bear, Antelope, and Cougar
* $500 Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Moose, and Mountain Goat

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)
TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)
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Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day with Mulch Madness (Photo)

VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH MULCH MADNESS (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 4:21 PM
Downloadable file: Volunteers at Barrows Meadow mulched around 900 native plants and trees in Beaverton on April 23 for Earth Day. This is the sixth year of work at this wetland restoration area. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
Downloadable file: Volunteers mulched around 1,400 native plants and trees at three water quality facilities along the Sorrento bike path in Beaverton on April 23 for Earth Day. The new native plants and trees will b eautify the area and provide additional filtering for the
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton and SOLVE held two Earth Day mulching work parties on Saturday, April 23.


Volunteers at three of Beaverton's neighborhood water quality facilities mulched around 1,400 native plants. The new native plants and trees will beautify the facilities and provide additional water filtering. Water from the facilities eventually feeds into Fanno Creek. The three facilities are located along the Sorrento bike path off SW 131st Ave.


In total, 145 volunteers from Beaverton's Neighborhood Association Committees, the Apple store at Washington Square, Elemental Technologies, Girl Scouts and Webelos, and an LDS youth group participated. The Tigard and Beaverton Orchard Supply Hardware stores each donated 50 buckets for mulching.


In addition, 57 volunteers mulched around 900 native plants and trees at Barrows Meadow. Volunteers included Brownie and Girl Scout troops and Kohl's Hillsboro. Orchard Supply Hardware and Rodda Paint donated mulching buckets. This is the sixth year of work at this wetland restoration site.


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 one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with 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 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, received 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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Beaverton's Water Supply Meets or Exceeds State and Federal Standards (Photo)

BEAVERTON'S WATER SUPPLY MEETS OR EXCEEDS STATE AND FEDERAL STANDARDS (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 3:39 PM
Downloadable file: A new report shows that Beaverton's water supply continues to meet or exceed state and federal standards. This map shows the service area for City of Beaverton and other local water providers. (Image/City of Beaverton)
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's water supply meets or exceeds state and federal standards, according to the new 2016 City of Beaverton Water Quality Report--also known as the Consumer Confidence Report--which is now available online.


This annual report, required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Oregon Health Authority, provides important information about the source and quality of local water. The report is based on monitoring data from 2015.


The city supplies water to approximately 70,000 Beaverton residents, about 74 percent of the city's population. The remaining 26 percent are supplied water by Tualatin Valley Water District, Raleigh Water District, or the West Slope Water District. A detailed map showing water service providers is available at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/WaterServiceMap.


The water quality report is available online at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CCR. For a translated version or more information, call the water quality report hotline at 503-350-4017. Contact Shelley Searle at ssearle@BeavertonOregon.gov to request a free copy by mail. Paper copies are also available at The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library main and branch locations, and the public works department.


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 one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with 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 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, received 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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Diverse History Presentations Planned by Oregon University Students

DIVERSE HISTORY PRESENTATIONS PLANNED BY OREGON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 2:12 PM
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Three Oregon university students will present research findings May 6 at the Oregon Heritage Conference in Salem. The presentations will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Hearing Room E of the Oregon State Capitol, and are free and open to the public.

The three students have been named Oregon Heritage Fellows by Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, based on the strength of both their scholastic achievement and their research topics. The fellowships encourage the thoughtful inquiry of Oregon's heritage by emerging scholars.

"The Fellows conduct original research into the diverse history of Oregon, often on topics that have drawn less attention from more-experienced historians," explains Chrissy Curran, assistant director with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. "We believe it is important that their research is presented to the public."

The Fellows, their schools and topics are:
Cassie M. Gray-Jeffries, Eastern Oregon University. "False Freedom: Japanese Americans in Eastern Oregon During the Internment Period."
Kira Lesley, Portland State University. "Making Room for Roses: Portland's 1911 Decision to Relocate the Municipal Poor Farm."
Taylor Rose, Portland State University. "Preeminently A People's Forest: Roads,
Recreation, and Wilderness in Mt. Hood National Forest, 1912--1964."

Eliza Canty-Jones, editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, will moderate the session.

The Oregon Heritage Conference May 4-7 brings together staff and volunteers from historical societies, historic landmark commissions, schools and universities, humanities groups, local and state agencies, museums, tourism and economic development organizations, federal agencies and tribal governments. To find more information and register for the conference, visit www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx
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Public invited to several Heritage Conference sessions

PUBLIC INVITED TO SEVERAL HERITAGE CONFERENCE SESSIONS


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 1:55 PM
Downloadable file: 04-29_free_sessions_at_conference.doc
The public is invited to attend several free sessions on Friday, May 6, at the Oregon Heritage Conference. The conference is taking place at the Oregon State Capitol and the free sessions will be in Hearing Room E.

The Oregon Heritage Conference brings together staff and volunteers from historical societies, historic landmark commissions, schools and universities, humanities groups, local and state agencies, museums, tourism and economic development organizations, federal agencies and tribal governments.

The three sessions are:
10 -- 11:15 a.m. "Centennial Highlights." Three historic places that have achieved 100 years are highlighted. The Historic Columbia River Highway was a feat of engineering and design; today portions are preserved for hiking and biking. Deschutes County, the youngest in the state, has long been known for its recreational opportunities and its own special culture. Eagle Creek Recreation Area in Multnomah County was the first developed campground in the US Forest Service.

1 -- 2:15 p.m. "NPS Oregon." The National Park Service is commemorating 100 years. This survey of some of Oregon's (and nearby) National Park Service sites will include history about Fort Clatsop, Crater Lake, Fort Vancouver and Oregon Caves.

2:30 -- 3:45 p.m. "Oregon's Heritage Fellows." Three Oregon university students who have been named Oregon Heritage Fellows by Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, will present on their topics. The Fellows, their schools and topics are:
Cassie M. Gray-Jeffries, Eastern Oregon University. "False Freedom: Japanese Americans in Eastern Oregon During the Internment Period."
Kira Lesley, Portland State University. "Making Room for Roses: Portland's 1911 Decision to Relocate the Municipal Poor Farm."
Taylor Rose, Portland State University. "Preeminently A People's Forest: Roads,
Recreation, and Wilderness in Mt. Hood National Forest, 1912--1964."

The conference is organized by Oregon Heritage. It is hosted by the Oregon State Capitol with support of the Oregon State Capitol Foundation. For more information about the conference, visit www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx
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Campus Safety Training Event for Students

CAMPUS SAFETY TRAINING EVENT FOR STUDENTS


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 1:55 PM
Downloadable file: Campus Safety Flier
The Washington County Sheriff's Office invites you to attend this informative public safety training geared towards college students. Sheriff's Depuies lead a powerful discussion on personal safety strategies. Students, educators and community members are all encouraged to attend.
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Oregon Health Policy Board to meet May 3 at OHSU in Portland

OREGON HEALTH POLICY BOARD TO MEET MAY 3 AT OHSU IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 1:54 PM
April 29, 2016

Contact: Jeff Scroggin, 541-999-6983 (meeting information or accommodations)

*Includes presentation on Oregon's waiver renewal with CMS and public input opportunity*

The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting May 3 in Portland. The meeting will be held at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing. The board will hear an update on Oregon's 1115 waiver with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Public testimony regarding the waiver is encouraged and will be heard during the meeting, beginning at 10:45 a.m.

*When*: Tuesday, May 3, 8:30-11:45 a.m.

*Where*: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3033 SW Bond Ave., third floor, Room 4. The meeting also will be available via live web stream. A link to the live-stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-OHPB-Meetings.aspx. Members of the public also can call in to listen by dialing 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

*Agenda*: Director's report; behavioral health town halls update; Workforce Committee Liaison update; Oregon's 1115 Waiver discussion; public input opportunity on Oregon's waiver renewal; OHPB priorities discussion; public testimony.

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

More information and documents about Oregon's Waiver renewal process are available on the OHPB website at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/health-reform/cms-waiver.aspx.

The draft waiver renewal application for public comment will be posted Monday, May 2.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Sheriff's Office Participates in "Click it or Ticket" Campaign

SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN "CLICK IT OR TICKET" CAMPAIGN


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 1:36 PM
From May 16, through May 29, 2016, the Washington County Sheriff's Office will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. This program is funded through a partnership with NHTSA.

According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA), nationwide 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes were not restrained. In some states, the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes. This fact gravely highlights the need for increased enforcement and awareness of seat belt use. Washington County consistently maintains over 98 percent compliance with wearing seat belts.

In 2014, nearly half of the 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes were unrestrained, according to NHTSA. During the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number increased to 57 percent of those killed. Law enforcement agencies will enforce seat belt usage day and night, with a zero-tolerance approach.
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Vancouver Police Seeks Help in Finding Missing Endangered Teen (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEKS HELP IN FINDING MISSING ENDANGERED TEEN (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 12:52 PM
Downloadable file: Gustavo_Mendoza.jpg
Edit: age of youth added.


The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the help of the public to find a missing teenage boy. Gustavo Mendoza, age 14, has been missing since the evening of 4/28/2016 after leaving his Rose Village residence without permission.

Gustavo is 5'3" tall, 180 lbs, with short, dark brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, gray pants, and white shoes. He does not wear glasses or braces.


The Vancouver Police asks that anyone with information about Gustavo's location please call 911.
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Shooting Investigation Ongoing in John Day - Grant County

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION ONGOING IN JOHN DAY - GRANT COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 12:47 PM
On behalf of the Grant County District Attorney, Jim Carpenter:

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, at approximately 10:49 p.m., 911 received a call related to individuals that were shot and wounded, at the John Day Trailer Park, in the town of John Day. Multiple agencies dispatched units to the area.

The victims were identified as Christopher WOODELL, age 32, from John Day, and Eric TOWERS, age 35, from John Day. WOODELL was transported to Saint Charles in Bend by Life Flight and is in critical condition. TOWERS was transported to John Day Hospital by ambulance where he was treated and released.

A suspect has been identified and interviewed and the investigation is ongoing.

The agencies involved in this investigation are the John Day Police Department, Oregon State Police, Grant County Sheriff's Office and Grant County District Attorney's Office.
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Vancouver Police Seeks Help in Finding Missing Endangered Teen (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEKS HELP IN FINDING MISSING ENDANGERED TEEN (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 12:15 PM
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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the help of the public to find a missing teenage boy. Gustavo Mendoza has been missing since the evening of 4/28/2016 after leaving his Rose Village residence without permission.

Gustavo is 5'3" tall, 180 lbs, with short, dark brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, gray pants, and white shoes. He does not wear glasses or braces.


The Vancouver Police asks that anyone with information about Gustavo's location please call 911.
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Hexavalent chromium averages above annual targets, air data show

HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM AVERAGES ABOVE ANNUAL TARGETS, AIR DATA SHOW


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 10:34 AM
EDITORS: Brian Boling, DEQ laboratory program manager, is available today between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to discuss air monitoring results. Contact Jennifer Flynt, DEQ Communications, to set up an interview.

April 29, 2016

DEQ inspectors also identify source of jump in selenium levels in SE Portland

Analysis of 50 days of air monitoring data found hexavalent chromium concentrations in the air in southeast Portland averaged above annual health-based targets. State investigators are visiting sites of potential sources to pinpoint the cause.

Though all metals are staying below Oregon 24-hour screening levels, which means there are no immediate health concerns, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Health Authority officials say the persistently elevated 50-day average for hexavalent chromium in southeast Portland demands continued scrutiny.

The target concentration for hexavalent chromium is 0.08 nanograms per cubic meter of air (ng/m3) when compared to an annual average, but the 50-day average has ranged between 0.086 nanograms and 0.28 nanograms across the four monitoring locations surrounding Bullseye Glass. During this period, Bullseye did not use chromium in glass production.

DEQ visits sites to find chromium source
Air results released today do not indicate the need for special precautions by neighbors, but they have prompted action on the part of state agencies to identify the sources.

DEQ has reviewed information on several other potential sources in the area, including a cement supplier, the nearby rail yard, and a metal finishing business to the south. Investigators have reviewed the types of emissions that could be expected from these facilities, analyzed meteorological (wind) data to narrow potential sources and visited at least one potential source.

Bullseye has not used any form of chromium in its glass-making furnaces since February, DEQ officials say. During a recent site visit to Bullseye, a DEQ inspector reviewed the company's list of ingredients used in a batch for glass production and chromium was not on it.

"There are other possible sources of chromium in the neighborhood where DEQ is monitoring," said Brian Boling, DEQ laboratory program manager. DEQ will continue to evaluate these other possible sources as part of its ongoing investigation.

The 50-day average for arsenic also has stayed above targeted concentrations in both southeast and north Portland. The health-based air quality goal for that metal is 0.2 ng/m3, but 50-day averages have been between 0.6 nanograms and 1 nanogram across the five monitors from which data are available. Arsenic averages are within what is seen in urban background concentrations.

Investigators find source of selenium increase
Investigators say Bullseye is the source of a jump in levels of selenium seen during a recent week in southeast Portland. Boling said DEQ staff visited the company last week after reviewing the air monitoring data and found it increased use of the metal starting April 6. Records show it used little to no selenium between Feb. 1 and April 5.

"While no samples have been above the short-term health screen levels, it was important to find out what caused the increase," Boling said. "Bullseye increased the level of selenium used and this is reflected in the air monitoring results released today."

Selenium is not believed to cause or increase risk of cancer, but at very high concentrations (200,000 nanograms per cubic meter of air), inhaled selenium can cause respiratory irritation, bronchitis, difficulty breathing and stomach pain.

David Farrer, Ph.D., toxicologist with the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division, said selenium levels are higher than what has been observed so far--just above 460 nanograms, compared to 271 nanograms, the previous high from October 2015. Still, he emphasized selenium levels remain below 24-hour screening levels and do not pose an urgent or immediate health threat.

A north Portland air monitoring site does not show an increase in selenium, nor the 50-day hexavalent chromium average exceeding target concentrations. The 50-day average for arsenic was above the target concentration. Uroboros Glass, located in north Portland, has not used arsenic for many years.

Weekly air monitoring data from southeast and north Portland are reported each week by the interagency group that includes DEQ and OHA, and published at SaferAir.Oregon.gov. For information about the Cleaner Air Oregon initiative to align industrial air toxics regulations with human health, visit CleanerAir.Oregon.gov.

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Body Found South of Salem ***Update 2***

BODY FOUND SOUTH OF SALEM ***UPDATE 2***


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 9:30 AM
Deputies have identified the man found last night near Croisan Creek as Loyd White, age 62, of Salem. Mr. White was reported missing on April 22nd to the Salem Police Department. Mr. White suffered from numerous health conditions and was known to wander from home after becoming disoriented.

Mr. White's death is tragic and our hearts go out to his family. Symptoms like Mr. White's affect many Marion County residents and their families often struggle with how to keep their loved ones safe, if you are a Marion County resident there are options.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is a member of Project Lifesaver. You can purchase a small radio transmitter that is worn like a watch or bracelet and if your loved one is lost, our Search and Rescue Teams can track and find them quickly. The Sheriff's Office provides the maintenance for the transmitter so there is little to no work for the family. If you are interested in Project Lifesaver, check it out at; http://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Operations/programs/Pages/PLI.aspx



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Deputies, Detectives and the Medical Examiner are continuing their investigation into the body found near Croisan Creek. Detectives have identified the male and do not suspect foul play. We are working to notify the family but do not anticipate any further releases this evening.

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Tonight at 6:00 p.m., Deputies were called to the 4200 block of Croisan Creek Road South near Salem, after the body of an adult male was found under a bridge near the creek. Deputies are on scene and waiting for the Medical Examiner to examine the scene and determine just how the man died.

We are very early in our investigation and very few details are available. This release will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.
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Two Establishments Sell Alcohol to Minors in Undercover Sting

TWO ESTABLISHMENTS SELL ALCOHOL TO MINORS IN UNDERCOVER STING


News Release from Forest Grove Police
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 9:19 AM
On 4/28/16, Forest Grove Police in a joint operation with the Hillsboro Police Department and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission conducted undercover minor decoy missions at several local stores, bars and restaurants. Two businesses sold to minor decoys. They were: Momokawa Sake One and My Place Tavern.

The following establishments were in compliance and refused alcohol purchases: Phil's 1500 Subs, Hello Market, Bites Restaurant, Super Mercado La Montana, Players Pub, Mini Mart, 7-11,
Forest Theater, The Great NW Grill, FG Tobacco, Tyson's Pub N' Grub, Smoke 4 Less, Half Moon Sports Bar and Grampy's Deli.

This mission was part of an on-going collaborative effort to enforce laws related to the unlawful furnishing of alcohol to minors and to discourage underage drinking. More multi-agency operations are planned.

For information on employee training programs and other questions related to OLCC laws and regulation, please visit www.oregon.gov/OLCC.
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Prescription Drug Turn-In and Shred Event on Saturday April 30 at Southeast Precinct

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TURN-IN AND SHRED EVENT ON SATURDAY APRIL 30 AT SOUTHEAST PRECINCT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 8:00 AM
On Saturday April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will host a prescription drug turn-in and shred event at Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

This event is a partnership between the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program, the Portland Police Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division, and Wells Fargo.

Community members can come and drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal and unwanted sensitive documents for secure shredding on site.

Keeping sensitive documents and prescription meds out of the hands of people who might misuse them is an important technique for preventing fraud and drug abuse.

Acceptable items for the prescription drug turn in include: any prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not accepted: thermometers, sharps, syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or http://www.oregonmetro.gov

Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. Tax deduction forms will be provided.

A printable flyer is available for download by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/545037

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Update: Wanted Felon Identified as Person Who Shot Officer (Photo)

UPDATE: WANTED FELON IDENTIFIED AS PERSON WHO SHOT OFFICER (PHOTO)


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 7:09 AM
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Gresham, Ore.-- As detectives continue to reconstruct last night's shooting, wanted Portland resident David Allen Charlton remains in custody at a hospital with at least one non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Fairview's Officer Scott Shropshire, who was struck by one of Charlton's bullets during the exchange of gunfire, was treated at a local hospital and has since been released.

Detectives say evidence from the shooting, supported by witness' statements, point to Charlton be the driver and sole occupant of the GMC Envoy that crashed into an apartment complex's fence. Charlton, 40, was seen grabbing bags from the car before running from the crash scene.

Officer Shropshire and Gresham Officer Michael Brooder were working a partner car nearby and quickly located Charlton, in the 18900 block of NE Couch Ln. Officers Brooder and Shropshire, both voted earlier this year as Officer of the Year for their respective departments, attempted to contact Charlton as he continued east on NE Couch. They were immediately joined by Gresham Officer John Heer.

Within seconds of radioing that they were contacting Charlton, shots were fired and Officer Brooder updated that Officer Shropshire was hit. Brooder has been an officer with Gresham for more than seven and a half years and Heer for more than two years. Shropshire has been employed as an officer with Fairview for nearly three years.

Charlton was wanted for a federal parole violation warrant, stemming from a 1999 bank robbery that he served 13 years in prison for. Currently facing two counts of Aggravated Attempt Murder, Charlton will likely face additional charges related to unlawful weapon possession and use.

Detectives assigned to Multnomah County's Major Crimes Team would like to talk with anyone who has information about this shooting and can be reached by calling the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719.

No more information is available at this time.

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9 Year Old Boy Struck By Vehicle

9 YEAR OLD BOY STRUCK BY VEHICLE


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2016 12:16 AM
On April 28, 2016 at 6:44 p.m. Gresham Police responded to a report of a bicyclist stuck on Burnside Road just east of Cleveland Avenue. Police arrived on scene and found that a nine year old Gresham boy was struck while trying to cross Burnside. He was not at an intersection or within a crosswalk. The boy was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Anyone that witnessed the crash is asked to call the Gresham Police at 503-618-2719.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

American Red Cross responds to a multi-family dwelling fire in Portland

AMERICAN RED CROSS RESPONDS TO A MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING FIRE IN PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 10:04 PM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a multi-family dwelling fire in the 100 block of 162 Ave in Portland, Oregon.

This fire affected 5 adult and 6 children. Red Cross provided assistance in the form of temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate disaster related basic needs, information about recovery services and disaster health and/or disaster mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local fire department.

The American Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected by community disasters, helping victims anywhere and anytime. 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascades to schedule an appointment.
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American Red Cross responds to a multi-family dwelling fire in Aurora

AMERICAN RED CROSS RESPONDS TO A MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING FIRE IN AURORA


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 10:02 PM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a multi-family dwelling fire that occurred in the 14000 block of Cessna Street NE in Aurora.

This fire affected 2 adults and 1 child. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate disaster related basic needs, information about recovery services and disaster health and/or disaster mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local fire department.

The American Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected by community disasters, helping victims anywhere and anytime. 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascades to schedule an appointment.
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American Red Cross responds to a multi-family dwelling fire in Portland

AMERICAN RED CROSS RESPONDS TO A MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING FIRE IN PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 9:53 PM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a multi-family dwelling fire in the 100 block of 162 Ave in Portland, Oregon.

This fire affected 5 adult and 6 children. Red Cross provided assistance in the form of temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic disaster related needs, information about recovery services and disaster health and/or disaster mental health services.

The American Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected by community disasters, helping victims anywhere and anytime. 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascades to schedule an appointment.
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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Known Injuries

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S CULLY NEIGHBORHOOD - NO KNOWN INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 9:38 PM
On Thursday April 28, 2016, at 9:09 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the area of Northeast 60th Avenue, between Simpson and Killingsworth Streets.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and several witnesses who described hearing multiple gunshots then a vehicle speeding out of the area.

No gunshot victims have been located at the scene.

Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting and at this point have not determined any motive.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Body Found South of Salem ***Update***

BODY FOUND SOUTH OF SALEM ***UPDATE***


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 8:39 PM
Deputies, Detectives and the Medical Examiner are continuing their investigation into the body found near Croisan Creek. Detectives have identified the male and do not suspect foul play. We are working to notify the family but do not anticipate any further releases this evening.

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Tonight at 6:00 p.m., Deputies were called to the 4200 block of Croisan Creek Road South near Salem, after the body of an adult male was found under a bridge near the creek. Deputies are on scene and waiting for the Medical Examiner to examine the scene and determine just how the man died.

We are very early in our investigation and very few details are available. This release will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.
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CORRECTION - 14 Kilos of Cocaine and $150,000 Cash Seized in Drug Investigation (Photo)

CORRECTION - 14 KILOS OF COCAINE AND $150,000 CASH SEIZED IN DRUG INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 8:04 PM
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An earlier version of this release had an incorrect headline of "13 Kilos" when the actual total is 14 Kilos. Additionally, the date of incident was Wednesday April 27, not April 28 as initially released. Finally, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) assisted with this investigation.

The Bureau regrets the omission and errors.

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On Wednesday April 27, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Southwest 170th Avenue and Merlo Road in Washington County. Officers suspected the occupants of the vehicle to be involved in the trafficking of cocaine.

During a search of the vehicle, DVD Drug Dog "Lola" located one kilogram of cocaine. DVD investigators, assisted by Westside Interagency Narcotics Team and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), served a search warrant at a Washington County residence where an additional 13 kilograms of cocaine were located as well as approximately $150,000 in cash, suspected to be drug proceeds. The cocaine and money was seized as evidence.

The estimated street value of the seized cocaine is $1,500,000.

40-year-old Rosendo Elvira-Vergara and 39-year-old Cayetano Alejandre-Alcaraz were booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of Delivery and Possession of Cocaine.

Community members wishing to provide information about drug activity in their neighborhoods or information about significant drug traffickers can file it online by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30740

Booking photos courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Narcotics, cash and Lola photos courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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Body Found South of Salem

BODY FOUND SOUTH OF SALEM


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 7:01 PM
Tonight at 6:00 p.m., Deputies were called to the 4200 block of Croisan Creek Road South near Salem, after the body of an adult male was found under a bridge near the creek. Deputies are on scene and waiting for the Medical Examiner to examine the scene and determine just how the man died.

We are very early in our investigation and very few details are available. This release will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.
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***Second Escapee Arrested*** Law Enforcement Searching For Prison Escapee In South Salem (Photo)

***SECOND ESCAPEE ARRESTED*** LAW ENFORCEMENT SEARCHING FOR PRISON ESCAPEE IN SOUTH SALEM (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 7:01 PM
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On April 28, 2016 at about 6PM, a citizen recognized MCGINNIS by his neck tattoo in a McDonalds located near Commercial Street and Kuebler Blvd and called 911. During this time, the 911 caller kept law enforcement updated as MCGINNIS exited McDonalds and entered a nearby Applebee's restaurant.

OSP and Salem Police arrived at the Applebee's prompting MCGINNIS to flee through the kitchen area. MCGINNIS exited out the rear of the restaurant where he was captured by law enforcement without incident.

Both MCGINNIS and CARNES were lodged at the Marion County Jail. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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Previous Release:
On April 28, 2016 at about 12:30PM, an OSP Detective spotted two prison escapees in south Salem. A foot pursuit ensued and the two escapees evaded law enforcement. A large perimeter was established and about 2:30PM, Justin CARNES was apprehended with the assistance of a K9 team from the Salem Police Department in the backyard of a residence near Kuebler and Sunnyside.

Law enforcement activity is still heavy in that area searching for William MCGINNIS, age 30, is a white male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and plaid shorts.

The public is asked to call 911 if MCGINNIS is spotted. More information will be released when it is available.

Please refer to this Department of Corrections Release from April 26, 2016:

Two Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) inmates walked away from separate work crews this afternoon. One walked away from a work crew near Salem's Bush Park. The other inmate was assigned to a crew working on the grounds of the Oregon State Penitentiary; he walked away from that crew. Oregon State Police are investigating.

Staff discovered inmate Justin Carnes missing from a work crew near the State Penitentiary at approximately 11:55 a.m., Tuesday, April 26. Carnes is a 30-year-old Caucasian male, 6 feet tall, 210 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Carnes was last seen wearing blue jeans with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange, and a blue t-shirt with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.

Carnes entered DOC custody on March 17, 2015, on one count of assault in the first degree and one count of delivery of heroin out of Marion County. His earliest release date is February 9, 2020.

Inmate William McGinnis was discovered missing from a work crew near Bush Park at approximately 12:05 p.m., Tuesday, April 26. McGinnis is a 30-year-old Caucasian male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. McGinnis was last seen wearing blue jeans with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange, and a blue t-shirt with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.

McGinnis entered DOC custody on November 11, 2014 on one count of burglary in the first degree out of Lincoln County. His earliest release date is April 17, 2017.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.

MCCF is an unfenced, minimum-security prison in Salem that houses approximately 290 male inmates who are within four years of release. The facility concentrates on work opportunities, most of which are in the form of work crews contracting with state agencies, local organizations, and private industries within a 60-mile radius of Salem. MCCF opened in 1929 as the Farm Annex of the Oregon State Penitentiary, housing 50 adult male offenders. The Farm Annex provided all of the milk, eggs, meat, fruit, and vegetables for the Oregon State Penitentiary and the State Hospital. The main building (as well as many of the out buildings that made up the farm) still stands today and, at 81 years old, it makes for the second oldest prison in the state.
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FBI Arrests Medford Man on Explosives Charge

FBI ARRESTS MEDFORD MAN ON EXPLOSIVES CHARGE


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 6:11 PM
At approximately noon on Thursday, April 28, 2016, FBI Agents and Medford Police Officers served a federal search warrant at an apartment on Poplar Drive in Medford. Inside, they found what appeared to be several pipe bombs. The Oregon State Police Explosives Unit responded, and members of that unit have rendered the devices safe.

There are two men who live at that apartment, and one was home at the time of the search. Agents and officers detained him for a short while until the scene could be secured, but he has been released and is not charged. FBI Agents located a second resident of the apartment at another Medford location shortly after entering the residence. This second man, 61-year-old John Martin Roos, was the subject of the search warrant. Agents made a probable cause arrest of Roos, charging him with Threatening the President of the United States and and Use of an Interstate Facility to transmit Threats. The United States Secret Service is assisting in this investigation.

Roos is currently housed in the Jackson County Jail. Roos will likely make an initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge on in the next few days.. Assistant United States Attorney Bud Fitzgerald is prosecuting this case.

All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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13 Kilos of Cocaine and $150,000 Cash Seized in Drug Investigation (Photo)

13 KILOS OF COCAINE AND $150,000 CASH SEIZED IN DRUG INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 4:28 PM
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On Wednesday April 28, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Southwest 170th Avenue and Merlo Road in Washington County. Officers suspected the occupants of the vehicle to be involved in the trafficking of cocaine.

During a search of the vehicle, DVD Drug Dog "Lola" located one kilogram of cocaine. DVD investigators, assisted by Westside Interagency Narcotics Team, served a search warrant at a Washington County residence where an additional 13 kilograms of cocaine were located as well as approximately $150,000 in cash, suspected to be drug proceeds. The cocaine and money was seized as evidence.

The estimated street value of the seized cocaine is $1,500,000.

40-year-old Rosendo Elvira-Vergara and 39-year-old Cayetano Alejandre-Alcaraz were booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of Delivery and Possession of Cocaine.

Community members wishing to provide information about drug activity in their neighborhoods or information about significant drug traffickers can file it online by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30740

Booking photos courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Narcotics, cash and Lola photos courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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UPDATE: Six People Facing Charges in Connection with 2015 Homicide of Robert Huggins (Photo)

UPDATE: SIX PEOPLE FACING CHARGES IN CONNECTION WITH 2015 HOMICIDE OF ROBERT HUGGINS (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 4:19 PM
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Detectives have spoken with members of victim's family, who expressed relief that there is some resolution in this case.

Detectives can confirm that the victim, Robert Huggins, was once affiliated with the outlaw motorcycle gang, the Gypsy Jokers, and that his death is directly linked to that affiliation. Detectives can also confirm that the five people arraigned today are in some way associated to each other through outlaw motorcycle gangs.

All of the suspects arraigned today in Multnomah County Court were denied release.

This remains an active investigation and more arrests are possible.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Jim Lawrence at 503-823-0867, james.lawrence@portlandoregon.gov ; or, Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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In the evening hours of Wednesday April 27, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives booked four people into jail in connection with the 2015 homicide of 56-year-old Robert Lee Huggins. Two other people were already in custody and are facing news charges. Huggins' body was found in on July 1, 2015, by loggers in Clark County, Washington.

56-year-old Mark Leroy Dencklau and 46-year-old Earl Devearl Fisher Jr. were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Kidnap in the First Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Kidnap in the First Degree.

34-year-old Tiler Evan Pribbernow, already in the Multnomah County Jail on unrelated charges, is being charged with Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Kidnap in the First Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Kidnap in the First Degree.

51-year-old Ronald Charles Thompson and 43-year-old Kendra Castle were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Hindering Prosecution.

32-year-old Malachi Watkins, already in custody in the State of Washington at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen for unrelated charges, will face charges of Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Kidnap in the First Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Kidnap in the First Degree.

No additional details will be released at this time to preserve the integrity of the active and ongoing investigation involving the Portland Police Bureau and the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

All of those arrested (except for Malachi Watkins) will be arraigned on Thursday in Multnomah County Court.

Booking photos courtesy of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Booking photos of Castle and Watkins were not available at the time of this release.

Victim photo courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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Oregon scores A+ for access to state government spending data

OREGON SCORES A+ FOR ACCESS TO STATE GOVERNMENT SPENDING DATA


News Release from State of Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 3:41 PM
Salem, Ore. -- Oregon state government earns top marks when it comes opening the books on government spending, according to a recent report from USPIRG and the Frontier Group. (http://uspirgedfund.org/reports/usf/following-money-2016) Oregon joins Indiana, Ohio and Michigan as the only states to earn the maximum 100 points on the report's transparency scorecard.

Commenting on the report's release earlier this month, co-author Elizabeth Ridlington noted, "States' online spending transparency efforts are paying off in better informed citizens and a more efficient government." Adding, "Our research found that top-ranked states have been making steady improvements to their transparency websites over the years, giving citizens in most states unprecedented access to information on where their tax money goes."

Online access to Oregon state government spending is available through the Oregon Transparency Website -- managed by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services. (www.Oregon.gov/transparency) Additionally, visitors to the site can search state-issued contracts, meeting notices, employee salaries, information on local government spending, among other things.
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Law Enforcement Searching For Prison Escapee In South Salem (Photo)

LAW ENFORCEMENT SEARCHING FOR PRISON ESCAPEE IN SOUTH SALEM (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 3:13 PM
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On April 28, 2016 at about 12:30PM, an OSP Detective spotted two prison escapees in south Salem. A foot pursuit ensued and the two escapees evaded law enforcement. A large perimeter was established and about 2:30PM, Justin CARNES was apprehended with the assistance of a K9 team from the Salem Police Department in the backyard of a residence near Kuebler and Sunnyside.

Law enforcement activity is still heavy in that area searching for William MCGINNIS, age 30, is a white male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and plaid shorts.

The public is asked to call 911 if MCGINNIS is spotted. More information will be released when it is available.

Please refer to this Department of Corrections Release from April 26, 2016:

Two Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) inmates walked away from separate work crews this afternoon. One walked away from a work crew near Salem's Bush Park. The other inmate was assigned to a crew working on the grounds of the Oregon State Penitentiary; he walked away from that crew. Oregon State Police are investigating.

Staff discovered inmate Justin Carnes missing from a work crew near the State Penitentiary at approximately 11:55 a.m., Tuesday, April 26. Carnes is a 30-year-old Caucasian male, 6 feet tall, 210 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Carnes was last seen wearing blue jeans with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange, and a blue t-shirt with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.

Carnes entered DOC custody on March 17, 2015, on one count of assault in the first degree and one count of delivery of heroin out of Marion County. His earliest release date is February 9, 2020.

Inmate William McGinnis was discovered missing from a work crew near Bush Park at approximately 12:05 p.m., Tuesday, April 26. McGinnis is a 30-year-old Caucasian male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. McGinnis was last seen wearing blue jeans with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange, and a blue t-shirt with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.

McGinnis entered DOC custody on November 11, 2014 on one count of burglary in the first degree out of Lincoln County. His earliest release date is April 17, 2017.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.

MCCF is an unfenced, minimum-security prison in Salem that houses approximately 290 male inmates who are within four years of release. The facility concentrates on work opportunities, most of which are in the form of work crews contracting with state agencies, local organizations, and private industries within a 60-mile radius of Salem. MCCF opened in 1929 as the Farm Annex of the Oregon State Penitentiary, housing 50 adult male offenders. The Farm Annex provided all of the milk, eggs, meat, fruit, and vegetables for the Oregon State Penitentiary and the State Hospital. The main building (as well as many of the out buildings that made up the farm) still stands today and, at 81 years old, it makes for the second oldest prison in the state.
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Registered Sex Offender Notification (Photo)

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 3:04 PM
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Marion County Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS181.507, OAR 291-28-30, which authorizes Parole and Probation to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff's Office. Additionally, this person's criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

NAME: William Albert Nosack
SID#: 5437397
DOB: 11/16/1957
CURRENT AGE: 058

RACE: White
SEX: Male
HEIGHT: 5' 11''
WEIGHT: 240lbs
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Brown

RESIDENCE: Marion County Sheriff's Office Transition Center, Salem, OR 97317

William Albert Nosack is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of : SEX ABUSE 1, SEX ABUSE 1, and INMATE IN POSSESSION OF A WEAPON

This person was granted Supervision on: 04/14/2016
Supervision expiration date is: 04/13/2019

Special restrictions include: [X] No contact with minors (male/female)
[X] Sex offender treatment
[X] Submit to polygraph
[X] No alcohol or bars
Other: Nosack's victim's have been females who are known to him as well as females who are unknown to him.
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UPDATE w/ BOOKING PHOTO: Deputies intervene in attempted open-air safecracking; safe stolen from OC Preschool (Photo)

UPDATE W/ BOOKING PHOTO: DEPUTIES INTERVENE IN ATTEMPTED OPEN-AIR SAFECRACKING; SAFE STOLEN FROM OC PRESCHOOL (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2016 3:00 PM
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Downloadable file: Booking photo: Darryl Aaron Tasco, 55, of Delaware
[UPDATE: A booking photo of Darryl Aaron Tasco is attached. Total bail is set at $22,500.]

At about 11:57 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016, Clackamas County Justice Court employees were outside their building on the east side of the Clackamas Town Center property. While they were outside, the employees observed suspicious behavior by a subject near the bike path that runs parallel to I-205.

The subject appeared to be breaking into a safe. In the open air. By the bike path.

The Justice Court employees summoned Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Middleton, who is assigned to provide security at Justice Court.

Deputy Middleton directed Patrol deputies to the area, where they discovered the subject.

Deputies apprehended the individual -- and found that the subject was, in fact, breaking into a safe.

As this incident was underway, Oregon City Police Officer Crivellone was clearing a call of a burglary from the Oregon City Preschool, located at 718 6th Street in Oregon City. Officer Crivellone heard the call over the shared radio channel used by many Clackamas County police agencies -- and quickly realized that the safe found outdoors sounded like the safe reported stolen from an overnight burglary for which he had just taken a call.

Further investigation by deputies and officers revealed that the safe along the bike path was the same that had been stolen from the school.

Arrested was Darryl Aaron Tasco, 55, of Delaware. Tasco was booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree and Theft in the Second Degree. Tasco is also being detained on a fugitive warrant.

Photos of the arrest area and a checkbook retrieved from the stolen safe are attached.

Please reference CCSO Case # 16-1416 and OCPD Case # 16-11377

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REMINDER TO MEDIA -- PAGER DISCONTINUED: We have discontinued our Public Information Unit pager. All media outlets needing to contact our PIO can now send an email to SheriffPIO@clackamas.us
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