Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Red Cross Assists Three At Home Fire In Coos County, Oregon

RED CROSS ASSISTS THREE AT HOME FIRE IN COOS COUNTY, OREGON


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 9:06 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in the 63000 block of S. Barview Road in Coos Bay, Coos County, Ore.

The fire affected two adults and one child. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

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

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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***Update #1*** Major Crime Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting - Deschutes County

***UPDATE #1*** MAJOR CRIME TEAM INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING - DESCHUTES COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 8:44 PM
Downloadable file: 2016_OIS_High_Desert_Museum.pdf
The following is a news release by the Bend Police Department on behalf of the Tri-County Major Crimes Team:

"The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon State Police and the Bend Police
Department responded to the High Desert Museum on May 31 at 3:25pm on the report
of an assault in progress. Deschutes County 911 Dispatch received information there
was an adult male holding a female by the throat threatening to kill her. Further
information from 911 Dispatch indicated the male was armed with a knife.

When this incident was occurring, there were several visitors and staff inside the
museum. Staff from the High Desert Museum assisted the numerous visitors out of the
area where the male and female were located.

Within minutes of the initial 911 call being made, an Oregon State Police Trooper
arrived on scene and entered the museum. The Trooper located the male inside the
museum. During this encounter the Trooper fired his weapon, striking the male
suspect.

The male suspect died from his injuries at the scene. The female received non-life
threatening injuries and is cooperating with investigators. The Oregon State Police
Trooper was not injured during the incident. There is no known connection between the
male and female.

Per Deschutes County Senate Bill 111 Officer Involved Shooting protocols, a multiagency
crime team was activated with the Bend Police Department as the lead
investigating agency assisting the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office. The Tri
County Major Incident Team is made up of all law enforcement agencies in Crook,
Deschutes and Jefferson Counties.

Bend Fire and Rescue, Deschutes County Behavioral Health and the Central and
Eastern Oregon Chapter of the Red Cross responded to assist with the multiple
witnesses at the museum.

This is an ongoing investigation and there will be no further releases tonight."
***End Update***

Previous Release:
On May 31, 2016 at about 3:30PM law enforcement responded to the High Desert Museum in Bend on a report of a disturbance possibly involving a weapon. Law enforcement arrived and an officer involved shooting occurred. An adult male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Tri-County Major Crime Team (law enforcement from Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties)is investigating the incident. The High Desert Museum is closed and the public is at no further danger.

This is an unfolding incident. More information will be released when it is available.
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Red Cross Assisting At Public Safety Incident In Bend, Oregon

RED CROSS ASSISTING AT PUBLIC SAFETY INCIDENT IN BEND, OREGON


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 7:55 PM
Disaster volunteers from the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to the High Desert Museum at around 5:30 p.m. May 31, 2016 to provide canteening services for 75 first responders and other personnel following a public safety incident at that location.

Additional information concerning this incident response may be available by contacting the first response agency in the affected community.
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Public Health Advisory Board to hold special meeting June 3 in Portland and by webinar

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING JUNE 3 IN PORTLAND AND BY WEBINAR


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 4:51 PM
May 26, 2016

Program contact: Cara Biddlecom, 971-673-2284; cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us

What: A special meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board

Agenda: Discussion about key findings and draft policy recommendations from the public health modernization assessment

When: Friday, June 3, 3-5 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, 97232 Room 1C. The public also may listen in by conference call line by calling 1-877-402-9753, access code 1439464. The meeting also will be available by webinar at
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6901063116292574211.

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

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.

For more information contact Cara Biddlecom at 971-673-2284 or cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us.

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Major Crime Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting - Deschutes County

MAJOR CRIME TEAM INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING - DESCHUTES COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 4:38 PM
On May 31, 2016 at about 3:30PM law enforcement responded to the High Desert Museum in Bend on a report of a disturbance possibly involving a weapon. Law enforcement arrived and an officer involved shooting occurred. An adult male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Tri-County Major Crime Team (law enforcement from Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties)is investigating the incident. The High Desert Museum is closed and the public is at no further danger.

This is an unfolding incident. More information will be released when it is available.
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Marijuana edibles become legal June 2: OHA provides information to keep children safe

MARIJUANA EDIBLES BECOME LEGAL JUNE 2: OHA PROVIDES INFORMATION TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 3:20 PM
May 31, 2016

On June 2 edible marijuana products containing up to 15 mg of THC will be available for retail sale in registered medical marijuana dispensaries across the state to adults 21 or over.

Although smoking marijuana has the added risk of harmful smoke exposure, eating or drinking marijuana still exposes you to THC, the chemical that makes you high. While you quickly feel the effects of smoked or vaped marijuana, edibles can take up to four hours to take full effect.

Marijuana can make children very sick.

-- You can help keep the children in your life safe and healthy by storing all marijuana products in a locked area that children cannot see or reach.
-- If your child eats or drinks marijuana products, call the Poison Center Hotline as soon as possible at 1-800-222-1222.
-- If symptoms seem bad, call 911 or go to the emergency room right away. Symptoms can include your child having trouble walking or sitting up, starting to be sleepy or having a hard time breathing.

THC can affect people differently. Members of the public are advised to ingest less than the 15 mg per unit limit and wait at least 90 minutes and up to four hours before eating or drinking more.

Temporary Oregon Administrative Rules go into effect June 2. The rules, under OAR 333-008-1500, are available online at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/mmj/Documents/Rulemaking/333-008-Marijuana-Early-Start-Temporary-Rule-Text.pdf.

They allow a registered medical marijuana dispensary to sell to members of the public age 21 or older one unit of a single-serving, low-dose cannabinoid edible per day. A unit of low-dose cannabinoid edible can contain more than one edible as long as the total tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the unit does not exceed 15 mg. THC is the chemical in marijuana that makes you high. Also on June 2, all edible retail marijuana products in Oregon must have a clear THC serving size indicated on them.

To learn more about the work of the Oregon Public Health Division related to marijuana, please visit healthoregon.org/marijuana.

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K9 Deputy Bus to retire (Photo)

K9 DEPUTY BUS TO RETIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Benton County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 2:52 PM
Downloadable file: Bus.tif
The Benton County Sheriff's Office announces the well deserved retirement of a deputy who has spent more than 10 years serving the community. K9 Deputy Bus is retiring on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at 2:00 pm when colleagues, friends, and his handler, Deputy Jim Weikel, will gather on the lawn on the south side of the Benton County Courthouse to celebrate his career and wish him a happy retirement. Members of the community are encouraged to attend.

Bus (pronounced Boos) joined the Benton County Sheriff's Office in December 2005 and has been partnered with Deputy Jim Weikel ever since. He was dual-certified in both Patrol and Narcotics Detection by the Oregon Police Canine Association (OPCA), which is relatively unique for a law enforcement K-9. He also served in this capacity for over ten years, which is longer than most law enforcement K9s serve. Upon retirement, Bus will continue living with Deputy Weikel.

During his tenure, Bus has helped the Sheriff's Office seize many pounds of illegal drugs and helped to make numerous arrests. Deputy Weikel recalls one notable incident in June 2008 with Newport Police had pursued two theft suspects into rural Lincoln County, near the Benton County border. The driver and passenger fled on foot into the woods. The vehicle was full of stolen property, both suspects had felony arrest warrants, and had attempted to ram police cars during the pursuit. K9 Bus tracked them into the woods, where they were eventually arrested.
The community has been extremely supportive of our K-9 program," said Sheriff Scott Jackson. "Bus was purchased through community donations and citizen donations helped purchase a Kevlar vest for him."

Community members interested in donating to the canine program may send tax-deductible contributions to The Sheriff's Foundation, 180 NW 5th Street, Corvallis, OR 97330.
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Plaid Pantry Robbed Early Sunday Morning - Suspect Arrested Later in the Afternoon (Photo)

PLAID PANTRY ROBBED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING - SUSPECT ARRESTED LATER IN THE AFTERNOON (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 2:46 PM
Downloadable file: Ian_William_Mandis_31.jpg
On Sunday May 29, 2016, 31-year-old Ian William Mandis was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Robbery in the Second Degree after being identified as the suspect in a robbery earlier in the day at a Northeast Portland Plaid Pantry store.

At 12:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry store located at 2730 Northeast Glisan Street. Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the employee who told police that the suspect (later identified as Mandis) approached the counter, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, Mandis left the store without incident. Officers searching the area did not locate Mandis or anyone matching his description. The employee told police that he believed Mandis was a regular customer in the store.

At 5:44 p.m., another employee who reviewed surveillance images called 9-1-1 to report that Mandis was walking on Northeast Glisan Street near the store, wearing the same clothing he wore during the robbery. Police arrived in the area and located the suspect at Northeast 31st Avenue and Glisan Street, where he was taken into custody without incident.

Officers seized a replica firearm from Mandis' residence during this investigation.

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TriMet Bus Stolen in Portland, Recovered in Milwaukie -- Two 15-Year-Olds Arrested

TRIMET BUS STOLEN IN PORTLAND, RECOVERED IN MILWAUKIE -- TWO 15-YEAR-OLDS ARRESTED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 1:29 PM
On Tuesday May 31, 2016, at 12:02 a.m., two 15-year-old males were arrested and a stolen TriMet bus was recovered in Milwaukie, Oregon.

15-year-old Jacob Bryan Trimm-Bryan and 15-year-old Kane Gabriel Goesz were arrested by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies who stopped the bus on Southeast McGloughlin Boulevard and Park Avenue.

The driver, Trimm-Bryan, was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH) on charges of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Interfering with Public Transportation, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run) and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree. Trimm-Bryan was also lodged on an outstanding probation violation warrant and for being a runaway.

Goesz was lodged at JDH on charge of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. Goesz was also listed as a runaway out of Deschutes County, Oregon.

Shortly before their arrest, officers assigned to the Transit Police Division responded to the report that two teens walking through the secure area at the Center Street Garage, located at 4012 Southeast 17th Avenue in Portland. As officers searched the lot of parked buses, they located an empty parking place and damage consistent with a hit and run to a parked bus.

Officers quickly learned that a bus had been driven out of the lot and turned southbound on 17th Avenue towards Milwaukie. Officers broadcast the information and it was relayed to Clackamas County law enforcement.

The Transit Police Division and TriMet are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the theft.

The Transit Police Division is a multi-agency law enforcement unit that covers all areas that TriMet serves in the Portland metro area.

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Couple Rescued Detroit Lake (Photo)

COUPLE RESCUED DETROIT LAKE (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 11:53 AM
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Yesterday around 11:30 a.m., Alan Fuson, age 60 and his wife Annette Fuson, age 53, of Aumsville launched their twelve foot aluminum boat into the Big Cliff Reservoir for a day of fishing. Shortly after launch Mr. Fuson attempted to stand up and caused th e boat to capsize, tossing the couple into the cold water.

A passerby saw the overturned boat and came to the aide of the Fuson's who were struggling to swim to shore. The passerby called 911 and emergency responders were activated, the Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol Unit arrived first to find both Mr. and Mrs. Fuson still in the water near the south shoreline on the opposite side of Hwy 22.

Unfortunately deputies were unable to launch a motorboat into the reservoir due to a lack of access for full sized water craft. Marine Patrol Deputies were able to find a kayak which was provided by a boater at the old boat ramp and row out to the Fuson's who had been able to climb onto the steep bank and out of the water.

Gates Fire District, Detroit/Idanha Fire District, Lyons Ambulance and Salem Fire Department water rescue team all responded and assisted in the rescue of both Mr. and Mrs. Fuson where they were evaluated for injuries and released at the scene. The Fuson's over turned boat was also retrieved.

Mr. Fuson was issued a citation for not wearing a life jacket which is required on all vessels. Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to remind boaters that the waterways are still cold from recent snow melt and can cause hypothermia, making it difficult to swim without a life jacket.
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Teen Seriously Injured in Auto vs Bicycle Crash (Photo)

TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AUTO VS BICYCLE CRASH (PHOTO)


News Release from Forest Grove Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 11:46 AM
Downloadable file: Bicycle
Shortly after 9:00 am this date, a 16 y/o girl from Forest Grove was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on Hwy 47 south of the intersection with Poplar Street. The girl was reportedly traveling south near the northbound shoulder of the roadway against northbound traffic on her way to school when she was hit. She was transported by Life Flight to OHSU with serious injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, 45 y/o Gregory Pliske of Gaston remained on scene and is cooperating. Hwy 47 is open however traffic is still slow through the area. The Oregon State Police is assisting in the continuing investigation.
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Catch the free fishing clinic June 11 at Spearfish Park, Washington

CATCH THE FREE FISHING CLINIC JUNE 11 AT SPEARFISH PARK, WASHINGTON


News Release from US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 11:23 AM
Release No: 16-023
For Immediate Release:
May 31, 2016

In conjunction with the State of Washington's free fishing weekend and National Get Outdoors Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to a family fishing event at Spearfish Park, near Dallesport, Washington, on June 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Visitors can learn basic fishing skills, such as properly baiting and tying a hook, identifying fish species, casting and, most importantly, how to be safe around water. Corps Park Rangers, volunteers and partners from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Klickitat Chapter of Trout Unlimited are coming together to provide these outdoor activities for children and families with beginner levels of fishing experience.

While a fishing license is not required, all other sport fishing rules apply, including size and catch limits. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own poles, bait and tackle as only a limited supply will be available. Please dress for the weather and bring bottled water (potable water is not available).

The Spearfish boat ramp will be closed on this day so anglers can use the ramp to access the water. Water access at Spearfish does not meet ADA requirements. The park is located off U.S. Highway 197 near Dallesport. From the highway, turn east on Dock Road and continue approximately one mile to the park on the left. Activities at the lake include hiking, geocaching, fishing, swimming and wildlife viewing.

For more information about Corps recreation areas and activities on the Columbia River, please contact The Dalles Lock and Dam ranger office at 541-506-7857 or visit www.nwp.usace.army.mil/recreation.
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Catch the free fishing clinic June 11 at Spearfish Park, Washington

CATCH THE FREE FISHING CLINIC JUNE 11 AT SPEARFISH PARK, WASHINGTON


News Release from US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 11:20 AM
Release No: 16-023
For Immediate Release:
May 31, 2016

In conjunction with the State of Washington's free fishing weekend and National Get Outdoors Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to a family fishing event at Spearfish Park, near Dallesport, Washington, on June 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Visitors can learn basic fishing skills, such as properly baiting and tying a hook, identifying fish species, casting and, most importantly, how to be safe around water. Corps Park Rangers, volunteers and partners from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Klickitat Chapter of Trout Unlimited are coming together to provide these outdoor activities for children and families with beginner levels of fishing experience.

While a fishing license is not required, all other sport fishing rules apply, including size and catch limits. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own poles, bait and tackle as only a limited supply will be available. Please dress for the weather and bring bottled water (potable water is not available).

The Spearfish boat ramp will be closed on this day so anglers can use the ramp to access the water. Water access at Spearfish does not meet ADA requirements. The park is located off U.S. Highway 197 near Dallesport. From the highway, turn east on Dock Road and continue approximately one mile to the park on the left. Activities at the lake include hiking, geocaching, fishing, swimming and wildlife viewing.

For more information about Corps recreation areas and activities on the Columbia River, please contact The Dalles Lock and Dam ranger office at 541-506-7857 or visit www.nwp.usace.army.mil/recreation.
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UPDATE #2 - Major Crash Team responds to fatal car crash in SW Portland

UPDATE #2 - MAJOR CRASH TEAM RESPONDS TO FATAL CAR CRASH IN SW PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 8:50 AM
###UPDATE###
The victim in this incident has been identified as Andrzej Kurkowski, a 77-year-old male.


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###UPDATE###

An arrest has been made in this incident. Investigators have arrested 61-year-old Willard E. Tow on charges of DUII, Manslaughter I, Manslaughter II and Reckless Driving. He has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Investigators believe both Mr. Tow and the victim were headed eastbound on Multnomah when Mr. Tow struck the victim from behind at a high rate of speed. It appears that both intoxication and speed played a factor in this crash. This is the 22nd fatal crash in 2016.


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Today, March 30, 2016, at 4:02 p.m., Central Precinct officers received a report of a bicycle struck by a car in the 6300 block of S.W. Multnomah Blvd. Responding officers learned that the bicyclist had suffered fatal injuries in the crash and activated the Major Crash Team.

It appears that both the bicyclist and vehicle were headed east bound on S.W. Multnomah when the crash occurred. The driver remained at the scene. Investigators believe that impairment may be a factor in this crash and are continuing the investigation.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies, or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

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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TVF&R Crews Extinguish Residential Fire on NW Metolius Ct. in Rock Creek (Photo)

TVF&R CREWS EXTINGUISH RESIDENTIAL FIRE ON NW METOLIUS CT. IN ROCK CREEK (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 8:32 AM
Downloadable file: Metolius_Ct._5-31-16.JPG
Just after 4 a.m. on May 31, 2016, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to a report of a residential fire in the 4400 block of Northwest Metolius Ct. in the Rock Creek neighborhood of unincorporated Washington County.

Firefighters from nearby fire station 64 arrived within minutes and encountered heavy fire from the garage area of the home, with fire spreading to the living area and attic of the residence. The single occupant of the home was outside when firefighters arrived, and confirmed that nobody else was inside. The occupant reported that she was awoken by the smell of smoke and popping noises in the residence, and went downstairs to discover the fire. After exiting the residence the homeowner attempted to extinguish the flames using a garden hose, but her efforts were unsuccessful.

It took firefighters about 40 minutes to control the blaze. Crews from TVFR were assisted on scene by firefighters from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue.

This early morning fire serves as a good reminder to ensure that your home has working smoke alarms on each level of your home, and outside of all sleeping areas. Fortunately this homeowner was awoken by the smell of smoke in her residence, but that is often not the case for fire victims who succumb to smoke inhalation in their sleep. TVF&R would like to remind residents that it is the smoke that kills, not the flames from fire.

A TVF&R fire investigator remains on scene at this time to determine the cause of the fire. There are no damage estimates available at this time. For more information about smoke alarm placement and fire safety visit TVFR's Website http://www.tvfr.com/index.aspx?nid=140
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GREAT Graduation Today at Holy Redeemer School (Photo)

GREAT GRADUATION TODAY AT HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 8:00 AM
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Today, Tuesday May 31, 2016, at 12:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Holy Redeemer School, located at 127 North Rosa Parks Way.

Lieutenant Frank Gorgone and Officer Tommy Stoffel will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Red Cross Assists At Two Home Fire in Southern Oregon

RED CROSS ASSISTS AT TWO HOME FIRE IN SOUTHERN OREGON


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 8:23 AM
Volunteers from the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to two home fires overnight May 30-31, 2016, affecting nearly a dozen people.

On May 30 at around 11:42 p.m., one team responded to a single-family fire in the 1400 block of West Central Avenue in Sutherlin, Douglas County, Ore., which affected two adults. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic needs, and information about recovery services.

On May 31 at around 1:00 a.m., a team responded to a multi-family fire in the 1700 block of Orchard Home Drive in Medford, Jackson County, Ore., which affected seven adults, two children, and several pets. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic needs, and information about recovery services.

Additional information concerning these disasters may be available by contacting the fire department or first responding agency in these communities.
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Motorycle Crash Kills Klamath Falls Man - Klamath County (Photo)

MOTORYCLE CRASH KILLS KLAMATH FALLS MAN - KLAMATH COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 7:45 AM
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On May 30, 2016 at about 6:15 PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Running Y Road near Highway 140.

Initial investigation revealed a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on Running Y Road approaching Highway 140 when it failed to negotiate a sharp curve. The motorcycle traveled across a grassy area before ejecting the operator into a pond.

The operator, James D DEHART, age 47, of Klamath Falls, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Speed is being considered as contributing factor in the crash. More information will be released when it becomes available.
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Fire Marshal Retirement (Photo)

FIRE MARSHAL RETIREMENT (PHOTO)


News Release from Lebanon Fire District
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 7:40 AM
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A retirement celebration for Fire Marshal Mark Wilson will be held today May 31, 2016 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Lebanon Fire District Station 31, 1050 W. Oak St., Lebanon, OR 97355. Today will be Mark's last day after nearly 32 years with LFD.

After 35 plus years in the fire service, Lebanon Division Chief / Fire Marshal Mark
Wilson will be starting a new role as a "travelling grandfather." He begins that role
June 1, 2016.

Mark began his career in the fire service in October, 1980 as a volunteer with the
North Unit Rural Fire Protection District, (now known as Jefferson County Fire
District #1), in Madras, Oregon. In 1983 he joined the Madras Fire Department as
a volunteer and soon became their Training Captain. At that time the Jefferson
County Ambulance Association was housed at the Madras Fire Department and
within his first year there he was hired by the ambulance association as their
second full time EMT.

Mark started working for the Lebanon Fire Department in November of 1984 as
an Engineer/Medic. Over the years he promoted through the ranks to his final
position as the Division Chief / Fire Marshal, which he has held since 1999. Mark
has AS degrees in both Fire Science and Fire Prevention through Chemeketa
Community College. He is still an Oregon licensed Paramedic.
Through the Office of Oregon State Fire Marshal, Fire and Life Safety
Competency Recognition Program, he is recognized as a Fire Marshal with a
Fire Plans Examiner endorsement. Through the International Code Council he
has maintained certification as a Fire Inspector II, Fire Plans Examiner and a
Building Plans Examiner.

He has served locally as well as at the state level with several committees and
organizations like the Oregon Fire Code Committee and as President of the
Oregon Fire Marshal's Association, President of the Mid-Willamette Chapter of
Oregon IAAI, Director for Oregon IAAI, President of the Rotary Club of Lebanon
and President of the Linn Benton County Fire Investigation Task Force.

With 5 daughters, a Son-in-Law, 3 Grandsons and expecting his first
Granddaughter, he believes spending time with family will keep him busy. When
he's not with the kids he'll fill any spare time with scuba diving and travelling with
his wife and two dogs.
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Crash North Of Rogue River Takes Life Of Grants Pass Man - Jackson County (Photo)

CRASH NORTH OF ROGUE RIVER TAKES LIFE OF GRANTS PASS MAN - JACKSON COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 7:20 AM
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On May 30, 2016 at about 9pm OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a vehicle versus tree on Hwy 99 near milepost 8 (1 mile north of Rogue River).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1997 Honda coupe was traveling northbound on Highway 99 at a high rate of speed when it failed to negotiate a right sweeping curve. The Honda exited the roadway and struck a large pine tree on the driver's side door. The driver, Donovan G HILBY, age 47, of Grants Pass, was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel. The passenger, Patrick G GREEN, age 35, of Grants Pass, was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

The highway was restricted to one lane for about 3 hours as the investigation was conducted. Oregon Department of Transportation, Rogue River Fire Department, Rogue River Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff's office assisted. Alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors of the crash. More information will be released as it becomes available.
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UPDATE - Major Crash Team responds to fatal car crash in SW Portland

UPDATE - MAJOR CRASH TEAM RESPONDS TO FATAL CAR CRASH IN SW PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2016 5:41 AM
###UPDATE###

An arrest has been made in this incident. Investigators have arrested 61-year-old Willard E. Tow on charges of DUII, Manslaughter I, Manslaughter II and Reckless Driving. He has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Investigators believe both Mr. Tow and the victim were headed eastbound on Multnomah when Mr. Tow struck the victim from behind at a high rate of speed. It appears that both intoxication and speed played a factor in this crash. This is the 22nd fatal crash in 2016.


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Today, March 30, 2016, at 4:02 p.m., Central Precinct officers received a report of a bicycle struck by a car in the 6300 block of S.W. Multnomah Blvd. Responding officers learned that the bicyclist had suffered fatal injuries in the crash and activated the Major Crash Team.

It appears that both the bicyclist and vehicle were headed east bound on S.W. Multnomah when the crash occurred. The driver remained at the scene. Investigators believe that impairment may be a factor in this crash and are continuing the investigation.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies, or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

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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Monday, May 30, 2016

Traffic Advisory: Expect delays, use alternate routes during rush hour on Portland Aerial Tram Tuesday, Wednesday as tram slows while awaiting electrical part replacement

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: EXPECT DELAYS, USE ALTERNATE ROUTES DURING RUSH HOUR ON PORTLAND AERIAL TRAM TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AS TRAM SLOWS WHILE AWAITING ELECTRICAL PART REPLACEMENT


News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2016 10:37 PM
(May 30, 2016) The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public to expect delays, especially during morning and evening commutes, when using the Portland Aerial Tram to access OHSU's Marquam Hill campus on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On May 31 and June 1, the tram will operate on diesel power due to an electrical issue. On diesel power, the tram can only operate at about half of normal speed. Travel time between the lower and upper terminals will be 8 minutes instead of the normal 4 minutes. Delays during morning and evening rush hour could be as long as 20 minutes.

To avoid delays at the tram, riders can transfer from TriMet, or Portland Streetcar in downtown Portland to the TriMet number 8-Jackson Park/NE 15th bus line for access to Marquam Hill.

Riders may have to wait for multiple cabins during peak times because of the slower travel speed and long lines. Operations staff will be at the lower terminal in the morning in order to communicate information about the delays.

Tram cabins will be completely full, so please expect crowded conditions.

Hours of operation will be normal, 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Normal operations are expected to resume on Thursday, after a part is received on Wednesday and installed on Wednesday night.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation
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Officers shoot man threatening others

OFFICERS SHOOT MAN THREATENING OTHERS


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2016 9:14 PM
On May 30, 2016, at 4:15PM, Officers from the Tualatin Police Department responded to the 18000 block of SW Cheyenne Way in Tualatin for a disturbance call. The caller reported that Robert Wickizer, 70, was armed with a firearm, threatening family members at the residence.

As the officers were responding, two female family members fled the residence to a neighbor's house. The neighbor allowed the women in and armed himself as Mr. Wickizer broke a window and attempted to force his way into the residence. The neighbor fired a warning shot towards the door in an attempt to scare Mr. Wickizer away from the residence.

As the officers arrived on scene, they located Mr. Wickizer outside of the neighbor's residence, armed with the gun. Mr. Wickizer continued his efforts to force his way into the neighbor's residence. Officers attempted to negotiate with the Mr. Wickizer, who continued to ignore the officer's commands. Based upon Mr. Wickizer's continued actions, officers used lethal force against him. Mr. Wickizer was pronounced deceased at the scene.

No family members or officers were injured during the incident.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating the shooting. The officers involved have been placed on routine Administrative Leave.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
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Firefighters help rescue trapped woman on Tualatin River

FIREFIGHTERS HELP RESCUE TRAPPED WOMAN ON TUALATIN RIVER


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2016 7:36 PM
Just before 6:00 this evening, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's Water Rescue Team and other members of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded to reports of a female whose foot had become entrapped under a large rock on the Tualatin River near Fields Bridge Park in West Linn. It was reported that the rock shifted as the female was sitting on top of it in the water, lodging on top of her foot. Callers to 911 indicated the victims head was above water, but she was unable to free herself from the rock.

Members from the Clackamas County Water Consortium including a Water Rescue boat from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to the scene to provide assistance. As emergency crews were arriving on scene, the victim was assisted by two bystanders who had waded across the river and freed her entrapped foot. Firefighters retrieved the female patient and the two bystanders with an inflatable rescue boat, and brought them safely back to shore.
Once safe on land, the adult female was evaluated by Firefighter/Medics from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. Additional responding agencies included Clackamas County Sherriff's Office, Clackamas Fire District and the Gladstone Fire Department.

This is the second water rescue that TVFR's water rescue team and members of the consortium have been involved in this Holiday Weekend. Today's rescue serves as a good reminder to always wear a personal flotation device (life vest) when on the water. Although the outside temperatures are warming up, spring time water conditions commonly produce high, cold water as a result of mountain runoff and rain which can render a person incapable of self-rescue.

For water safety tips, visit http://www.tvfr.com/index.aspx?nid=225
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Update: Officer Involved Shooting

UPDATE: OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2016 6:50 PM
Capt. Greg Pickering will be speaking to the media at the corner of SW Tualatin Road and SW Cheyenne Way at 7:10pm.

Tualatin Officers are currently on-scene of an officer involved shooting in the 18100 block of SW Cheyenne Way. We ask that people stay inside their homes and/or out of the area during this incident.

Media is asked to stage at 10001 SW Hermann Rd. A police spokesperson will be available to answer questions within the next 30 minutes.
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[PHOTOS] Oregon National Guard Participates in Memorial Day Events

[PHOTOS] OREGON NATIONAL GUARD PARTICIPATES IN MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2016 5:50 PM
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Downloadable file: Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, takes part in a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, May 30. The event fea tured guest speakers; Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Daniel Swain and others, a 21-gun salute and play
Downloadable file: Sen. Kurt Schrader, U.S. Representative for Oregon's 5th Congressional District, speaks to more than 300 guests during a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Sen.
Downloadable file: Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, the Adjutant General, Oregon, speaks to more than 300 guests during a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Sen. Kurt Schrader and Maj.
Downloadable file: Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, the Adjutant General, Oregon, speaks to more than 300 guests during a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Sen. Kurt Schrader and Maj.
Downloadable file: Members of the Portland Sea Cadets Color Guard march forward through more than 300 visitors to post the National and State flags, beginning a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured
Downloadable file: Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, speaks to a crowd during a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Daniel Swain and others, a 21 -gun salu
Downloadable file: Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, pledges allegiance to the U.S. flag alongside Tigard Police Department's Daniel Swain, a member of the Air Force Reserve's 304th Rescue Squadron based out of Portlan
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Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, pledges allegiance to the U.S. flag alongside Tigard Police Department's Daniel Swain, a member of the Air Force Reserve's 304th Rescue Squadron based out of Portland, Oregon, during a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Daniel Swain and others, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven Conklin Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, speaks to a crowd during a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Daniel Swain and others, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven Conklin Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Members of the Portland Sea Cadets Color Guard march forward through more than 300 visitors to post the National and State flags, beginning a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Sen. Kurt Schrader and Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, the Adjutant General, Oregon, speaks to more than 300 guests during a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Sen. Kurt Schrader and Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, the Adjutant General, Oregon, speaks to more than 300 guests during a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Sen. Kurt Schrader and Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Sen. Kurt Schrader, U.S. Representative for Oregon's 5th Congressional District, speaks to more than 300 guests during a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Sen. Kurt Schrader and Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, takes part in a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Daniel Swain and others, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven Conklin Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, listens as Daniel Swain, Tigard Police Officer and Staff Sergeant in the Air Force Reserve's 304th Rescue Squadron speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Daniel Swain and others, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven Conklin Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
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Officer Involved Shooting

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2016 5:15 PM
Tualatin Officers are currently on-scene of an officer involved shooting in the 18100 block of SW Cheyenne Way. We ask that people stay inside their homes and/or out of the area during this incident.

Media is asked to stage at 10001 SW Hermann Rd. A police spokesperson will be available to answer questions within the next 30 minutes.
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Major Crash Team responds to fatal car crash in SW Portland

MAJOR CRASH TEAM RESPONDS TO FATAL CAR CRASH IN SW PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2016 5:13 PM
Today, March 30, 2016, at 4:02 p.m., Central Precinct officers received a report of a bicycle struck by a car in the 6300 block of S.W. Multnomah Blvd. Responding officers learned that the bicyclist had suffered fatal injuries in the crash and activated the Major Crash Team.

It appears that both the bicyclist and vehicle were headed east bound on S.W. Multnomah when the crash occurred. The driver remained at the scene. Investigators believe that impairment may be a factor in this crash and are continuing the investigation.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies, or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

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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Residential Structure Fire in Battle Ground (Photo)

RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE IN BATTLE GROUND (PHOTO)


News Release from Clark Co. Fire Dist. 3
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2016 5:04 PM
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Fire Dis trict 3 was dispatched to a residential fire at 2611 NW 6th street, Battle Ground at 12:50pm today. Crews arrived to fire coming from the rear of the structure and dark smoke coming from the vents of the roof. Firefighters entered the structure and found fire in the attic and had the fire under control in 25 minutes. There was a partial collapse of the roof. No one was inside at the time of the fire and the family dog was let out and found shortly by neighbors in the community. There were three vintage cars in the garage that sustained minor damage. No injuries to the public or the firefighters. The fire is under investigation by the Clark County Fire Marshall. Clark County Fire and Rescue, Vancouver Fire, Battle Ground Police Department and American Medical Response also responded and assisted with the incident.
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***Names Released*** Motorcyclist Killed, Another Injured In Crash On Interstate 5 - Jackson County (Photo)

***NAMES RELEASED*** MOTORCYCLIST KILLED, ANOTHER INJURED IN CRASH ON INTERSTATE 5 - JACKSON COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2016 2:32 PM
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The operator of the 2008 Harley Davidson, John J SOULE III, age 39, of Gold Hill was declared deceased on scene. The operator of the 2012 Harley Davidson, Joshua J MACDONALD POSE, age 29, of Medford was taken to Providence Medical Center with serious injuries.

Another driver who had been following the motorcycles stopped at the scene. This driver, Mitchel W HENSLEY, age 33, of Gold Hill, was subsequently arrest for DUII -- Alcohol.

No further information to release at this time.

***End Release***

Previous Release:
On May 29, 2016 at about 11:00pm OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two motorcycles crashing on Interstate 5 southbound near milepost 44 (4 miles south of Rogue River).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle were southbound on Interstate 5 and left the roadway as they entered a right hand curve. One of the riders, a 29 year old male, was transported to Providence Medical Center with serious injuries. The other rider, a 39 year old male, was declared deceased on scene by emergency personnel.

OSP was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Jackson County District Attorney's Office and the Rogue River Fire District. Alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.

More Information will be released after the family of the deceased has been notified.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five People in Lebanon

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING FIVE PEOPLE IN LEBANON


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2016 2:01 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on May 30 at 12:50 pm that occurred on the 39300 block of Davis Street in Lebanon, OR.

The fire affected two adults, three children, and 5 pets.The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Vancouver Police investigate home invasion robbery

VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATE HOME INVASION ROBBERY


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2016 11:45 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 30, 2016, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a residence in the 2400 block of NE 93rd Avenue for the report of a home invasion robbery. The victims, a couple both in their 60's, reported that two unknown males entered the home while they were sleeping, tied up the male and stole medical marijuana before fleeing the residence. The male victim was able to get loose and call police. Neither victim was injured.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. The exact address and the identities of the victims are not being released.





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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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ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: U.S. 30 will remain closed in both direction at milepost 3.5 after a Monday morning crash caused a power line to fall across the road. Crews are working to make repairs and a detour has been set up on local roads. Travelers should expect delays.

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Motorcyclist Killed, Another Injured In Crash On Interstate 5 - Jackson County (Photo)

MOTORCYCLIST KILLED, ANOTHER INJURED IN CRASH ON INTERSTATE 5 - JACKSON COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2016 6:18 AM
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On May 29, 2016 at about 11:00pm OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two motorcycles crashing on Interstate 5 southbound near milepost 44 (4 miles south of Rogue River).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle were southbound on Interstate 5 and left the roadway as they entered a right hand curve. One of the riders, a 29 year old male, was transported to Providence Medical Center with serious injuries. The other rider, a 39 year old male, was declared deceased on scene by emergency personnel.

OSP was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Jackson County District Attorney's Office and the Rogue River Fire District. Alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.

More Information will be released after the family of the deceased has been notified.
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Sunday, May 29, 2016

California man charged with assault and attempted murder

CALIFORNIA MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AND ATTEMPTED MURDER


News Release from Hood River Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2016 10:18 PM
On May 27th Hood River Police Officers arrested a California man, Matthew Irwin, 41, on charges of Assault first degree and Attempted Murder. A citizen called the Police after seeing what appeared to be a severely beaten woman being loaded into the back of a white Nissan Xterra in the McDonald's parking lot on Cascade Ave. Police Officers discovered Irwin's girlfriend, Kelly White, 35, of California, in the backseat of his vehicle and was in need of medical attention. White was transported by ambulance where she is reported to be in critical condition with life threatening injuries. This is an ongoing investigation by the Hood R iver Police and Hood River County Sheriff's Office. The assault is believed to have taken place on the evening of May 26th near Wanapa St. in Cascade Locks, OR. If you have any information about this incident please contact Detective Sal Rivera at the Hood River Police Department (541)387-5257.
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RV fire fatality

RV FIRE FATALITY


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2016 7:02 PM
On 05/29/2016 CCSO deputies along with Vancouver Fire responded to a fully engulfed RV fire in front of the Meadow Wood apartments located at 6811 NE 121st Ave. Firefighters extinguished the fire and discovered the remains of an unidentified person inside. The Clark County Fire Marshall's office along with the Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit responded to investigate. At this time, it appears the death may be accidental and associated with a mechanical issue with the RV. The deceased has not been identified at this time. The investigation is on going.
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***Names Released*** Two Killed In Early Morning Crash On Highway 126 East Of Springfield - Lane County

***NAMES RELEASED*** TWO KILLED IN EARLY MORNING CRASH ON HIGHWAY 126 EAST OF SPRINGFIELD - LANE COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2016 4:38 PM
The driver of the Mazda was identified as Brett V WILDGEN, age 46, of Springfield. The driver of the Honda was identified as Kenndra J HANEY, age 21, of Springfield. The passenger of the Honda was identified as Chase T HOLDEN, age 19 of Springfield.

More information will be released when appropriate as this is an ongoing investigation.

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Previous Release:
On May 29, 2016 at about 12:40AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 26 near milepost 26 (near Leaburg).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1990 Mazda pickup was traveling eastbound on Highway 126 when it crossed the centerline and struck a westbound 2004 Honda Civic head-on. Both drivers were declared deceased on scene by emergency personnel. A male passenger in the Honda was taken to Sacred Heart Riverbend for treatment of life threatening injuries.

The highway was shut down for approximately one hour. McKenzie Fire assisted with medical transport and extrication of the occupants. The Oregon Department of Transportation also assisted. Alcohol consumption by the driver of the Mazda is being considered as the contributing factor in the crash.

More information will be released after families have been notified.
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Police Request Public's Assistance Regarding Suspicious Fire

POLICE REQUEST PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE REGARDING SUSPICIOUS FIRE


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2016 2:54 PM
Gresham, Ore.--At 4:20 a.m. emergency personnel responded to 400 NE Cleveland AVE after several reports of an apartment building that had caught on fire. Arriving police and fire units found smoke and flames billowing out of a structure located in the center of the complex.

Although no one was injured during this event, it is believed that at least 38 residents have been displaced. Investigators believe that the damage caused by this fire exceeds $500,000.00. At this time investigators do not know what started the fire but are asking for the public's help. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Gresham Police Department's tip line at 503-618-2719.
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North Officers respond to crisis call on subject who lights himself on fire

NORTH OFFICERS RESPOND TO CRISIS CALL ON SUBJECT WHO LIGHTS HIMSELF ON FIRE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2016 1:08 PM
Today, May 29, 2016 at 12:12 p.m., North Precinct officers received a call of a possible restraining order violation in the 3700 block of N.E. 114th Ave. Officers from both North and East Precinct responded to the call. When officers arrived they attempted to contact the subject.

Preliminary reports indicate that as the began to attempt to speak with him, the subject began pouring gasoline on himself. The primary officer immediately requested an Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer and the also asked for medical. An ECIT officer had arrived as cover and was immediately available. Unfortunately the subject was not responding to the officers and lit himself.

Officers were able to get a hose and extinguish the fire on the individual. The officers were also able to quickly get him medical attention. Despite these efforts, the individual has suffered life threatening injuries from the flames. He has been transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The joint Portland Fire/Police Arson investigation team is responding to assist with the investigation. The investigation into this incident is in the beginning stages.

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Red Cross Responds to Multi-Family Home Fire Affecting About 38 Adults and Children

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO MULTI-FAMILY HOME FIRE AFFECTING ABOUT 38 ADULTS AND CHILDREN


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2016 11:57 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on May 29, 2016 at 06:15 am in the 400 block of NE Cleveland Avenue in Gresham, Oregon.

This multiple-family home fire affected 21 adults, 17 children, and 1 pet. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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a third arson in Clark County

A THIRD ARSON IN CLARK COUNTY


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2016 11:28 AM
A third arson fire in Clark County this week is being investigated by the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office, Clark County Sheriff's Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The most recent fire occurred at a building owned by Daybreak Youth Services at 11910 NE 154th Street in Brush Prairie. The building was originally occupied by the Bethesda Slavic Church, but has been vacant for some time.

A fire alarm at the site was reported just after 2:00 a.m. Clark County Fire District #3 was dispatched to respond, but was canceled by the building's responsible party believing it to be a false alarm. Several minutes later, the fire district was dispatched again and arrived to find the fire alarm sounding. Investigating the cause for the fire alarm, fire crews found a room where the fire occurred.

The three fires are being investigated as if they are connected.

Clark County Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway urges continued vigilance for all businesses, but especially for places of worship. "Be alert and report anything suspicious or unusual. It may be a small detail that makes the difference in solving these cases. Also, make sure access points are secured, exterior areas are illuminated, and fire systems are in working order."

Damage for this morning's fire is estimated at $25,000 for combined fire, smoke, and water damage.

No further information is being released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes should call 911, the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office (360) 397-2186 X 3321, or the Clark County Sheriff's Office at (360) 397-6079. A reward of up to $10,000 may be available for information leading to the arrest and prosecution in these cases.
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A third arson fire in Clark County

A THIRD ARSON FIRE IN CLARK COUNTY


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2016 11:26 AM
building arson fire in Clark County this week is being investigated by the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office, Clark County Sheriff's Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The most recent fire occurred at a building owned by Daybreak Youth Services at 11910 NE 154th Street in Brush Prairie. The building was originally occupied by the Bethesda Slavic Church, but has been vacant for some time.

A fire alarm at the site was reported just after 2:00 a.m. Clark County Fire District #3 was dispatched to respond, but was canceled by the building's responsible party believing it to be a false alarm. Several minutes later, the fire district was dispatched again and arrived to find the fire alarm sounding. Investigating the cause for the fire alarm, fire crews found a room where the fire occurred.

The three fires are being investigated as if they are connected.

Clark County Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway urges continued vigilance for all businesses, but especially for places of worship. "Be alert and report anything suspicious or unusual. It may be a small detail that makes the difference in solving these cases. Also, make sure access points are secured, exterior areas are illuminated, and fire systems are in working order."

Damage for this morning's fire is estimated at $25,000 for combined fire, smoke, and water damage.

No further information is being released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes should call 911, the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office (360) 397-2186 X 3321, or the Clark County Sheriff's Office at (360) 397-6079. A reward of up to $10,000 may be available for information leading to the arrest and prosecution in these cases.
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Salem Man Arrested After Stabbing Female Multiple Times ***Update*** (Photo)

SALEM MAN ARRESTED AFTER STABBING FEMALE MULTIPLE TIMES ***UPDATE*** (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2016 10:52 AM
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Cynthia Veazey is aged 26.

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Jose Murillo, age 23, of Salem has been arrested and lodged at the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Assault I and Attempted Murder. Detectives have pieced together a set of events that left the victim Cynthia Veazey seriously injured in a rural portion of South Salem.

Detectives believe that Murillo and Veazey met on Craigslist within the last six months and formulated a friendship. Friday night Veazey called Murillo so the two could hang out and the pair went to the Buddhist Temple located at 8360 David Lane SE near Turner. After arriving at the temple Murillo and Veazey entered the temple through an unlocked door, inside the temple Detectives believe the pair were using methamphetamine.

Just after midnight Murillo began hearing voices under the tables and inside the temple. Murillo became agitated telling Veazey to help him find the people inside of the temple or he would stab her. Veazey attempted to calm Murillo and assure him there was no one inside of the temple with them. A short time later Murillo attacked Veazey stabbing her over ten times all over her body.

Murillo drug Veazey outside of the temple, where Veazey escaped and ran into a thicket of blackberry bushes and hid from Murillo. Murillo left the temple and walked out to the interstate where he was contacted by Oregon State Troopers claiming people were chasing him. Murillo was transported to Salem Hospital to treat a cut to his hand.

At around 5:30 a.m., the monks entered their temple and called the Sheriff's Office to report a break in. At 7:00 a.m., the monks called back and said they had located a female in the bushes and she was injured badly. At the hospital Detectives were able to piece the case together and arrest Murillo before he was discharged. Murillo is set to appear in court on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
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Salem Man Arrested After Stabbing Female Multiple Times (Photo)

SALEM MAN ARRESTED AFTER STABBING FEMALE MULTIPLE TIMES (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2016 10:48 AM
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Jose Murillo, age 23, of Salem has been arrested and lodged at the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Assault I and Attempted Murder. Detectives have pieced together a set of events that left the victim Cynthia Veazey seriously injured in a rural portion of South Salem.

Detectives believe that Murillo and Veazey met on Craigslist within the last six months and formulated a friendship. Friday night Veazey called Murillo so the two could hang out and the pair went to the Buddhist Temple located at 8360 David Lane SE near Turner. After arriving at the temple Murillo and Veazey entered the temple through an unlocked door, inside the temple Detectives believe the pair were using methamphetamine.

Just after midnight Murillo began hearing voices under the tables and inside the temple. Murillo became agitated telling Veazey to help him find the people inside of the temple or he would stab her. Veazey attempted to calm Murillo and assure him there was no one inside of the temple with them. A short time later Murillo attacked Veazey stabbing her over ten times all over her body.

Murillo drug Veazey outside of the temple, where Veazey escaped and ran into a thicket of blackberry bushes and hid from Murillo. Murillo left the temple and walked out to the interstate where he was contacted by Oregon State Troopers claiming people were chasing him. Murillo was transported to Salem Hospital to treat a cut to his hand.

At around 5:30 a.m., the monks entered their temple and called the Sheriff's Office to report a break in. At 7:00 a.m., the monks called back and said they had located a female in the bushes and she was injured badly. At the hospital Detectives were able to piece the case together and arrest Murillo before he was discharged. Murillo is set to appear in court on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
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Two Vehicle Crash Near Gaston Sends Seven To Hospital - Washington County (Photo)

TWO VEHICLE CRASH NEAR GASTON SENDS SEVEN TO HOSPITAL - WASHINGTON COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2016 8:23 AM
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On May 28, 2016, at about 10:30PM, OSP Troopers from the North Plains Worksite and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle injury crash on Highway 47 at Seghers Road (just north of Gaston).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Ford F-350 pickup was southbound on Highway 47 waiting to turn left onto Seghers Road when it was struck from behind by a 2009 GMC Acadia SUV. The impact sent the pickup across the northbound lane of Highway 47 and into the ditch.

The driver of the GMC, Theresa TRICARICO, age 45, of Gaston, had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported via air ambulance to OHSU with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. TRICARICO's five passengers in the vehicle all received minor injuries and were transported to OHSU via ground ambulance.

The driver of the Ford pickup, Eileen "Michelle" KORMAN, age 50, of Gaston, received minor injuries and was transported via ground ambulance to Saint Vincent Hospital in Portland.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The highway was briefly shut down for about 20-30 minutes for air ambulance to land and for medical personnel to finish extrication of TRICARICO. OSP was assisted at the scene by Forest Grove Police, Forest Grove Fire Department, Metro West Ambulance and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

More information will be released as it becomes available.
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