Monday, October 31, 2016

59-Year-Old Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Following Conviction for 2013 Sexual Assault (Photo)

59-YEAR-OLD MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOLLOWING CONVICTION FOR 2013 SEXUAL ASSAULT (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 4:00 PM
Downloadable file: Kevin_Levi_Scott_59.jpg
On Friday October 28, 2016, 59-year-old Kevin Levi Scott was sentenced to life without parole after his September 2016 conviction on charges of Rape in the First Degree and Sodomy in the First Degree.

The convictions come as a result of a 2013 investigation in which Scott sexually assaulted a 51-year-old woman in a Southeast Portland motel room. Scott manipulated, drugged and sexually assaulted the homeless victim who was suffering from an addiction to alcohol and was looking for a warm place to sleep for the night.

Scott was a career criminal with numerous convictions, including two separate sexual assault cases in the late-1970s.

The Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit worked collaboratively with the Central Precinct, Forensic Evidence Division, the Oregon State Police Crime Lab, Victim Advocates, Multnomah County Parole and Probation, and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office on this investigation, resulting in the conviction and life sentence.

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Project UNICA (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength, GirStrength and BoyStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Halloween Open House with Firefighters (Photo)

HALLOWEEN OPEN HOUSE WITH FIREFIGHTERS (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 3:50 PM
Downloadable file: Station 18
Clackamas Fire District #1 is doing its part to provide a safe, enjoyable Halloween experience for area children in the communities of Eagle Creek and Boring. On Monday,October 31, on Halloween night, the Clackamas Fire District Volunteers will open up Station 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to give trick-or-treaters an up-close look inside a fire station. The open house is fully funded and sponsored by the Volunteer Firefighter Association. The Volunteers have sponsored the Halloween Open House for over 10 years to support area children who live further out in the county, making it difficult and unsafe for trick-or-treaters. While at the open house, children and adults can tour the station and fire engines, talk with volunteer firefighters, and have a delicious dinner: hotdogs and chili along with candy. Thank you to the Volunteer Firefighter Association for your support and we hope to see you there in your best costume!
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Public Health Advisory Board Incentives and Funding Subcommittee meets November 8 in Portland

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD INCENTIVES AND FUNDING SUBCOMMITTEE MEETS NOVEMBER 8 IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 2:30 PM
October 31, 2016

What: The regular public meeting of the Incentives and Funding Subcommittee of the Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB)

Agenda: Debrief October 20 PHAB meeting discussion and implications for the funding formula; make recommendation on data sources for funding formula indicators; come to agreement on a funding formula model to recommend to PHAB at the Nov 17 meeting

When: Tuesday, November 8, 1-3 p.m. A five-minute public comment period is scheduled at 2:55 p.m.; comments may be limited to two minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1C, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. The public also can join by webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4260065876750387201, or by listen-only conference call at 1-877-873-8017, access code 767068#.

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. The Incentives and Funding Subcommittee develops recommendations for consideration by the Public Health Advisory Board.

Program contact: Sara Beaudrault, 971-673-0432, sara.beaudrault@state.or.us

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 7 People in Banks, Oregon

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING 7 PEOPLE IN BANKS, OREGON


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 2:28 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on October 31, 2016 at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the 40000 block of NW Hayward Ave in Banks, Oregon. The fire affected 7 people, including 4 adults and 3 children. 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***Linn Deputies Respond to Shooting Report

***UPDATE***LINN DEPUTIES RESPOND TO SHOOTING REPORT


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 2:24 PM
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley gives the following update to the previous press release:

Linn County Sheriff's Office investigators learned Zack Davis, 27-years-old, went hunting this morning with his three kids, (ages 2, 4, 6) and father, Bob Davis, 54-years-old, in the Quartzville road area above Green Peter Dam. All are from Sweet Home. Zack saw what he believed to be a deer and exited the pick-up. While walking back to his pick-up, there was an accidental discharge from Zack's 30-30 rifle. The bullet entered the pick-up through the driver's door. The round struck two of the children in the legs while seated in the back seat of the 2005 Dodge pick-up.

The two-year-old male was struck in the right leg above the ankle and this caused a leg fracture. He was transported to Lebanon Community Hospital by ambulance and then by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. His condition is unknown at the time of this release, but the injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

The four-year-old female was struck in the left shin. She was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. She had surgery to remove a metal fragment from her leg and is in stable condition.

The six-year-old child and Bob Davis were not injured. The Sweet Home Fire Department assisted with the incident. This investigation is on-going. Anyone with information please contact Detective Mike Harmon at 541-967-3950.
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UPDATED - PP&R Athletic Fields remain open for play to permitted activities only (Photo)

UPDATED - PP&R ATHLETIC FIELDS REMAIN OPEN FOR PLAY TO PERMITTED ACTIVITIES ONLY (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Parks & Recreation
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 1:58 PM
Downloadable file: Photos are courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR
Downloadable file: Unplayable_field_at_Glenhaven_Park_October_2016.JPG
Downloadable file: Rose_City_Park_soccer_goal_conditions.JPG
(Portland, OR) --

CAUTION URGED, SURVEY FIELDS BEFORE PLAYING

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) announces that city-owned athletic fields and ball fields will remain open for use as of Monday, October 31, 2016; but for permitted play only. Drop-in use will not be allowed due to unsafe conditions that could impact user safety and field integrity. Gabriel Park's Field #2 is still unplayable for all visitors at this time, due to continued standing water. PP&R has consulted with youth soccer leagues and other major stakeholders in making the determination that fields can remain open for use only by people who have secured permits, which are for games scheduled on weekends only for the foreseeable future. The bureau will reevaluate field conditions periodically.

Please note: the bureau stresses that permit holders and players must make the determination if their fields are safe to use. Playing sports on fields with standing water or excessive mud can be unsafe.

Due to the continued effects of recent heavy rains, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) grass playing fields were closed on several recent occasions this Fall, including from Wednesday, October 26 through Friday, October 28, 2016. Sustained rains and wet conditions across the city left many PP&R athletic fields with standing water, mud, slippery turf, and other poor conditions that may impact athletes' safety. Conditions have also hampered the ability for PP&R maintenance crews to care for the fields. Although recent precipitation levels are not as heavy as they were earlier in the month, the relatively low temperatures and lack of sun kept fields from being able to dry out.

This modified closure impacts the bureau's grass fields and events which PP&R had permitted at Portland Public Schools facilities. The closures do and have NOT impacted synthetic turf fields, which are designed for all-weather play.

The forecast is starting to appear more typical in the coming weeks, and the Fall sports season is coming to a close. Portland Parks & Recreation turf experts stressed the importance of preserving the grass, noting that damage inflicted now will be much harder to repair later on when more users are expected to use the fields.

People who secured field permits for games that could not be played will receive credit, determined during PP&R's end-of-the-season assessment. Portland Parks & Recreation makes safety its top priority, though we understand some athletes were disappointed by the bureau's need to close the fields on various dates.

Meteorologists note that Portland has received almost 8 inches of rain this month (7.85" at PDX) - the third highest amount ever recorded for Portland in the month of October. The average rainfall for October in the Rose City is just three inches.

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Public comment period extended for proposal to close a 300-foot section of beach to motor vehicles in Lincoln City

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED FOR PROPOSAL TO CLOSE A 300-FOOT SECTION OF BEACH TO MOTOR VEHICLES IN LINCOLN CITY


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 12:30 PM
Lincoln City, OR -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is extending the public comment period through Nov. 30, 2016 on a proposed rule change that would close a 300-foot section of beach to motor vehicles in Lincoln City near N. 35th Court.

OPRD held two public hearings in October and accepted comments through the month. Due to the low volume of comments received and concerns from some members of the public that they did not have enough notice of the comment period, OPRD decided to extend the comment period another month. All comments received in October, either through e-mail or at a public hearing, will be considered and do not need to be submitted again. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission will consider all comments received by Nov. 30 when they meet in February 2017.

Beaches in Lincoln County are closed to motor vehicles except for two 300-foot sections in Lincoln City that have been left open for parking. In the fall of 2015, OPRD received a petition to close one of those sections. This proposed rule change would close the beach to motor vehicles at N. 35th Court.

Comments on this rulemaking can be made in writing until 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 and should be mailed to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Attn.: Richard Walkoski, 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301 or e-mailed to OPRD.publiccomment@oregon.gov.
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Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council meets in Salem

OREGON HISTORIC TRAILS ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETS IN SALEM


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 11:55 AM
The Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council will meet at the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street, NE in Salem at 1:00 p.m. November 14.

This meeting is free and open to the public. OHTAC will be discussing the historic preservation plan of Oregon.

In 1998, the Governor established OHTAC to oversee and provide advice on Oregon's16 historic trails. The Council is made up of nine governor-appointed volunteer-citizens working together to advise the Governor and to locate, preserve and encourage the use of these historic trails by Oregonians and visitors to our state. The Council meets three times a year to explore at least one of the 16 designated historic trails. Guided by local residents and/or public agency experts, the Council members evaluate and record trail conditions and discuss opportunities for the marking, interpretation and protection of the trails. For information visit the OTHAC webpage or contact Loren Irving, 541-480-4167.

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Linn Deputies Respond to Shooting Report

LINN DEPUTIES RESPOND TO SHOOTING REPORT


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 11:10 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 8:04 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a cell phone call from a male hunter. The male told dispatchers he was hunting in the area of Green Peter Dam near the M & M Mainline, east of Sweet Home, when he accidentally discharged his firearm inside the vehicle hitting multiple juvenile victims. The victims were transported by private vehicle to Hwy 20 and Quartzville Road, where they met Sweet Home Fire Department Medics. The victims were transported by ambulance to area hospitals. One juvenile was then transferred by air ambulance to a Portland area hospital with a serious leg injury.

Deputies are currently investigating the incident. We will release further information as it becomes available.
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PHOTO ADDED: Water rescue called off (Photo)

PHOTO ADDED: WATER RESCUE CALLED OFF (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 11:06 AM
Downloadable file: 2016-10-30-WaterRecoveryOpMilwaukie.jpeg
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, 2016, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine and Dive Rescue units and Clackamas Fire District #1 marine-rescue units responded to the Milwaukie boat ramp on the Willamette River on a report of a capsized rowboat with one male in the water.

Upon arrival, it was determined that one person was missing and was last seen in the water.

An extensive search was completed; after approximately 45 minutes, the search was changed from a rescue to a recovery.

Due to extremely hazardous conditions, the search was called off at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 30 for the safety of divers.

The missing person has been identified as Jorge Luis Echavarria-Ortega, a 43-year-old male from Portland.

Nothing further at this time.
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Water rescue has been called off.

WATER RESCUE HAS BEEN CALLED OFF.


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 10:18 AM
On October 30, 2016, at approximately 8:15am Clackamas County Sheriff's Office marine and dive rescue units along with Clackamas Fire marine rescue, responded to the Milwaukie boat ramp to the Willamette River on a report of a capsized rowboat with one male in the water. Upon arrival, it was determined that one person was missing and was last seen in the water. An extensive search was completed and approximately 45 minutes the search was changed from a rescue to a recovery. Due to extremely hazardous conditions, the search was called off at approximately 11:30am for the safety of divers.
The missing person has been identified as Echavarria-Ortega, Jorge Luis, a 43 year old male from Portland.
Nothing further at this time.
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UPDATE #3: Fatal Crash on St. Johns Bridge - Bridge Closure Anticipated to Last Several Hours (Photo)

UPDATE #3: FATAL CRASH ON ST. JOHNS BRIDGE - BRIDGE CLOSURE ANTICIPATED TO LAST SEVERAL HOURS (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 10:05 AM
Downloadable file: Joel_Aaron_Schrantz_42.jpg
The family of Mitchell York is requesting complete privacy at this time and does not want to give any media interviews.

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The bicycle rider killed on Saturday has been identified as 55-year-old Mitchell Todd York of Northeast Portland. Investigators learned that York was a dedicated bicycle rider, logging more than 500 miles a week.

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The driver involved in today's fatal crash on the St. Johns Bridge was arrested after a crash investigation by Traffic Division officers.

42-year-old Joel Aaron Schrantz of North Portland was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Criminally Negligent Homicide. He'll be arraigned on Monday.

The bicycle rider has been tentatively identified as a man in his 50s. Family has not yet been notified so the deceased's name is being withheld at this time.

Investigators learned that Schrantz was driving his 1995 Toyota 4Runner northbound and was stopped at a red light on Northwest Bridge Avenue at the entrance to the St. Johns Bridge. When the light turned green, Schrantz accelerated into the curve and lost control of the vehicle as it began to fishtail as he turned onto the bridge. Schrantz failed to maintain control of his vehicle as it slid into the westbound lanes of the bridge, where he collided with the bicycle rider who was riding westbound across the bridge. The rider was knocked from his bicycle and came to rest underneath the front of an unrelated vehicle being driven westbound.

Investigators examined Schrantz' vehicle and noted that the rear tires were bald and had no traction. Investigators learned that Schrantz was aware of the bad condition of his tires and other vehicle equipment issues making the 4Runner unsafe to drive.

Schrantz' driver's license is suspended and he'll face additional traffic charges once the investigation is complete. He was not impaired by drugs or alcohol.

The St. Johns Bridge was reopened to traffic at approximately 3:45 p.m.

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On Saturday October 29, 2016, at 11:25 a.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the West end of the St. Johns Bridge on the report of a crash involving a bicycle rider and a driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult bicycle rider critically injured. Medical efforts were not successful and he died at the scene.

The involved driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

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

The St. Johns Bridge will be closed for several hours due to the crash investigation.

This is the 35th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2016.

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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Driver Arrested After Leading Police on Early Morning Traffic Pursuit (Photo)

DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER LEADING POLICE ON EARLY MORNING TRAFFIC PURSUIT (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 9:51 AM
Downloadable file: Jonathon_Delano_Swenson_31.jpg
On Monday October 31, 2016, at 4:48 a.m., East Precinct officers attempted to stop a driver traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Southeast Stark Street near 92nd Avenue. The driver swerved around the officer then turned southbound on I-205 with the officer in pursuit.

The suspect exited the freeway at Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard and continued to elude officers until spike strips were deployed in front of the pursuit, flattening two tires on the suspect's vehicle. At Highway 224 and Southeast Johnson Road, officers successfully use a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT maneuver) to spin the vehicle and end the pursuit.

Three occupants in the vehicle were initially detained. Two passengers were released at the scene and the driver was arrested.

The driver, 31-year-old Jonathan Delano Swenson, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle and Reckless Driving. Swenson is also being held on a parole violation.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Milwaukie Police Department assisted with the pursuit and arrest.

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Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Highland Drive, near Crescent Valley Drive, near Corvallis (Photo)

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH ON HIGHLAND DRIVE, NEAR CRESCENT VALLEY DRIVE, NEAR CORVALLIS (PHOTO)


News Release from Benton Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 9:45 AM
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Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a single vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash involving a sedan, about a mile north of Corvallis. The crash resulted in the death of a 22 year old Corvallis man and injuries to a 23 year old Albany man.
At about 2:22 am, on Sunday, October 30, 2016, Rigoberto Ruiz, age 22, from Corvallis, Oregon, was driving north on NW Highland Drive, north of Crescent Valley Drive, in a 1997 Mercedes C28 Sedan. He attempted to negotiate a curve near Crescent Valley High School at an extremely high rate of speed. The sedan collided with a chain-link fence for the football field and then collided head-on with a large utility pole. The vehicle came to rest in the west side ditch and the vehicle was nearly severed in half from the collision. Rigoberto Ruiz was pronounced deceased and later extricated from the vehicle. The passenger, Ismael Ramirez-Martinez, age 23, from Albany, Oregon, self-extricated from the vehicle before first responders arrived. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by an ambulance from the Corvallis Fire Department with injuries.
The Benton County Multi-Agency Traffic Collision Investigation Team responded to the scene. Alcohol and speed were factors in the crash. Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash and the public is asked to contact Detective Sergeant David Peterson at 541-766-6820 if they have any information about the crash. The roadway was closed for about three hours. Consumer's Power, Inc. responded to the scene to check the power pole. Benton County Public Works responded and placed signs and cones to close the roadway.
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Vancouver Police Department re-launches online reporting system

VANCOUVER POLICE DEPARTMENT RE-LAUNCHES ONLINE REPORTING SYSTEM


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 8:44 AM
Vancouver, Wash. --On October 31, 2016, the Vancouver Police Department re-launched the online crime reporting system. The system is accessible through the Vancouver Police Department website at www.vanpolice.org.

Citizens can report the following crimes online:
* Graffiti or Tagging (damage less than $750.00)
* Harassing Phone Call
* Identity Theft or Fraud
* Lost Property
* Malicious Mischief (damage less than $750.00)
* Theft (amount of theft less than $750.00)
* Vehicle Prowl
* Vehicle Prowl -- Motor Home

Only crimes that occurred in the city of Vancouver may be reported using the online system.

The online reporting system can only accept the above-listed crimes. If an online report is attempted for a crime that is not listed, the report will be rejected, which will delay the reporting process. To report crimes that are not listed, citizens should call either 9-1-1 or 3-1-1 (the Clark County non-emergency number), depending on the level of emergency. For all crimes in progress, or any violent crimes, citizens should always call 911.

Reports submitted using the online reporting system are entered into the same electronic report system as police reports that are generated by Vancouver Police Department personnel and are reviewed by staff prior to final approval.

The Vancouver Police Department is excited to re-launch this tool which provides greater access to police services through the use of technology.

As always, citizens may also make telephone reports by calling the Vancouver Police Department at (360) 487-7355, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (excluding holidays).

For more information on crime reporting visit us at: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/crime-reporting.


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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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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/27/2016-10/30/2016

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 10/27/2016-10/30/2016


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 8:02 AM
ESTACADA:

1C 2016-1832

On 10/28/2016 at about 1210 hrs., police responded to a theft report from the 200 block of NW Zobrist Street. The reporting party has video of the suspect and the investigation is ongoing.

1C 2016-1834

On 10/28/2016 at 1401 hrs., police took a phone report regarding a stolen firearm from a vehicle parked near in the 100 block of NE Ginseng Drive.

1C 2016-1836

On 10/28/2016 at about 1716 hrs., officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of NW Cary Street. It was determined that no crimes had been committed and a report was taken.

1C 2016-1840

On 10/28/16 at 2244 hrs., police responded to a burglary at a residence located in the 300 block of NW Zobrist Street. A report was taken.

1C 2016-1848

On 10/30/2016 at about 1441 hrs., police received a report about a theft that occurred the night before outside of a residence on the 300 block of NW Standish Street. A report was taken.

SANDY:

18 2016-1827

On 10/27/2016 at about 1048 hrs., police responded to a report of a disturbance in Sandy River Park. Subjects were contacted and a report is pending (CAD).

18 2016-1828

On 10/27/2016 at about 1415 hrs., police responded to a garbage can fire in Meinig Park. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2016-1830

On 10/27/2016 at about 2316 hrs., police took a juvenile runaway report from the 17000 block of Gerilynn Court. A report is pending.

18 2016-1831

On 10/28/2016 at around 0912 hrs., I was dispatched to a report of a criminal mischief that occurred in the 17000 block of Meinig Avenue. A report was taken.

18 2016-1835

On 10/28/2016 at about 1554 hrs., police took a report of criminal mischief that had occurred in the 18000 block of Meinig Avenue. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2016-1837

On 10/28/2016 at about 1715 hrs., the owner of a business in the 38700 block of Pioneer Boulevard reported the theft of $100 in cash from the business.

18 2016-1838

On 10/28/2016 at about 1918 hrs., police responded to the 38000 block of Highway 26 on a report of an intoxicated individual. Upon arrival, officers contacted a 64 year old female; it was determined that she was unable to adequately care for herself in her intoxicated state. She was transported to the Hooper Detox Center in Portland.

18 2016-1842

On 10/29/2016, at around 0234 hours, police responded to a report of a loud party in the 18000 block of Tupper Road. It was determined there were underage people drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. Citations were issued to adults and the juveniles were referred to the Clackamas County Juvenile Court.

18 2016-1843

On 10/29/2016 at about 1301 hrs., police took a phone report regarding a hit & run that had occurred near the intersection of University Avenue and Pioneer Boulevard. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2016-1844

On 10/29/2016 at 2235 hrs., police responded to a burglary alarm in the 41700 block of SE Highway 26. Police found a broken window ($600 in damage). Under investigation.

18 2016-1845

On 10/30/2016 at about 0053 hrs., Brandon J. Kishpaugh (31, of Estacada) was stopped on Dubarko Road near Little Page Avenue and was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. He was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $7,500 bail.

18 2016-1846

On 10/30/2016 at 0155 hrs., police made a traffic stop near the intersection of Bluff Road and Kelso Road. Braden A. Nielsen (23, of Sandy) was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Nielsen's BAC was 0.13.

18 2016-1847

On 10/30/2016 at about 0357 hrs., police took a phone report regarding a commercial burglary in the 39000 block of Proctor Avenue. A report is pending (CAD).
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Six Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission in Late October

SIX MEN ARRESTED IN UNDERCOVER SEX TRAFFICKING MISSION IN LATE OCTOBER


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2016 8:00 AM
During the week of October 24-28, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted an undercover mission to address online sex trafficking.
 
Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. Six men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by a Portland hotel as part of this effort.
 
For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit does not sharing the specific website, application, or ad text publicly.
 
The six men who responded to the ad and came to the hotel were arrested with the misdemeanor crime of Commercial Sexual Solicitation (Oregon Revised Statute 167.008).
 
The following is a list of the men arrested:
 
49-year-old Timothy Lyle Ringering of Camas, WA
44-year-old Michael Musumeci of Portland, OR
46-year-old Joshua Liber of Portland, OR
34-year-old Kuldip Sandhu of Yuba City, CA
22-year-old Antonio Fernandez-Cruz of Vancouver, WA
50-year-old Kevin Michael Fode of Lake Oswego, OR
 
If you know or think that someone may be involved in trafficking or is being exploited, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline: http://www.missingkids.org/CyberTiipline
 
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Deputies are asking the Public's Help to locate Missing Woman (Photo)

DEPUTIES ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC'S HELP TO LOCATE MISSING WOMAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2016 10:04 PM
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A 25-year-old woman has gone missing after attending class at Portland State University. Emily Hooper's family reported her missing to deputies two days ago and she has still not returned home.

On Friday, October 28, 2016, Sheriff's deputies took a report of a missing 25-year-old Aloha woman. The family of Emily Hooper became concerned that she had not returned home from a Thursday (10-27-16) night class at Portland State University.

Emily's family had been in contact with her via text after she left for her class, but lost contact with her when she didn't return home Thursday night. They thought Emily had gone to her boyfriend's house and were not concerned about her whereabouts until he contacted them on Friday night looking for her. Emily's boyfriend said he had not been in contact with her and he was concerned.

Emily's family contacted her employer and learned that she had not reported to work on Friday morning. They said this behavior is out of the ordinary and they are concerned for her safety.

Emily is 5'7" tall and about 135 lbs. She has short, shaggy-brown hair, light-pale skin, a large lip ring in the center of her lip, a sparkly nose ring, stretched ears from wearing gauges, a tree-branch tattoo on her forearm and a cat tattoo on her calf. She may be carrying a black backpack and a light-blue purse. She may be wearing a light colored jacket, Doc Martin boots and blue jeans.

Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in locating Emily Hooper. If you know her whereabouts or have seen Emily in the last few days, please contact the Washington County Sheriff's non-emergency number at 503-629-0111.
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Portland Robbery Suspect Fires at Tigard Police Officers in Pursuit (Photo)

PORTLAND ROBBERY SUSPECT FIRES AT TIGARD POLICE OFFICERS IN PURSUIT (PHOTO)


News Release from Tigard Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2016 7:02 PM
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***UPDATE***103016 1830hrs

The suspect named in the October 25th Portland motel robbery and related officer-involved shooting in Tigard has been charged with Attempted Aggravated Murder. Joshua David Luther,37, was lodged this afternoon in the Washington County Jail. Earlier today, Luther was released from OHSU where he had been receiving medical care for a gunshot wound. Upon his release from OHSU, Luther was taken into immediate custody by Tigard Police.


***UPDATE*** 102616 1820hrs

On Tuesday, October 25, Tigard Police lodged 28 year-old Michelle Renee Luther for her role in connection with the series of incidents which began as a reported robbery in Portland and continued as a pursuit with shots fired at police from Luther's moving vehicle as it traveled through Tigard, Lake Oswego and Tualatin. Her husband, Josh Luther, the other adult occupant in the vehicle, remains hospitalized at OHSU for injuries he sustained after eluding police on foot while armed. Josh Luther was shot by a Tigard Police officer after fleeing from the vehicle where he was a passenger.

The officer directly involved in the shooting is Andrew Pastore, a 14 year veteran with the Tigard Police Department. Officer Pastore remains on administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy.


***UPDATE***102616 1205hrs

Additional details regarding the officer-involved shooting of a Portland robbery suspect:

The female driving the suspect vehicle involved in Tuesday's reported robbery and pursuit was lodged late Monday night at the Washington County Jail is identified as 28 year-old Michelle Renee Luther out of Sunnyside Washington. (photo attached). Luther is charged with Aggravated Attempted Murder and is married to Josh Luther, the armed suspect who was shot while eluding police on foot. The suspect remains under care at OHSU with apparent non-life threatening injuries. The Washington County Major Crimes is continuing the investigation.




A 9-1-1 call at 10:26 a.m. on October 25 alerted Portland Police that an armed suspect allegedly robbed an office employee at the Aladdin Inn motel located 8905 SW Barbur Blvd. in Portland. A witness observed the robbery suspect flee in a white van and minutes later stop at a Shell gas station on Pacific Highway near 69th Ave. in Tigard. Portland Police attempted to stop the suspect vehicle as it departed from the gas station. A Tigard Police officer in the area also joined the Portland effort to pursue and stop the suspect vehicle. Both agencies continued their effort to stop the vehicle as it attempted to elude police.

The suspect vehicle led police on a maze of routes through Tigard and at multiple times, the suspect fired several rounds from a gun aimed at Tigard Police who were pursuing the vehicle. The chase ultimately traveled into Lake Oswego where the suspect allegedly continued to fire shots at police who were in pursuit. The suspect vehicle ultimately stopped along Boones Ferry Rd. near McEwan Rd in Tualatin where the suspect fled carrying weapons. While multiple officers cautiously checked the stopped vehicle, several Tigard officers followed the fleeing suspect closely behind on foot. During the attempt to elude police, the armed suspect sustained a gunshot wound from a Tigard Police officer. The suspect was treated at the scene and transported by ground to OHSU. A check on the suspect vehicle revealed several occupants including children. None of the van's occupants were injured. No police officer was injured as a result of the earlier gunfire by the suspect.

The Washington County Major Crimes is currently investigating the officer-involved shooting and related incidents. The Portland Police Bureau will be investigating the motel robbery which began the subsequent chain of events. The name of the officer involved in the shooting will be released at a later time and was placed on administrative leave. The identity of the suspect is not yet known. When available, additional information pertinent to the investigation will be released as appropriate.

True police professionalism and dedication resulted in mitigating any danger to the community through out the chain of events which unfolded today. The combined efforts of the Tigard Police, along with Portland Police, Tualatin Police, Oregon State Police, Beaverton Police, King City Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office were well coordinated and executed.
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Red Cross Responds To Residential Fire In NE Portland

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN NE PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2016 1:34 PM
On October 30, at 12:00 noon,  Red Cross disaster response volunteers  responded to a residential fire disaster that occurred in the 6900 block of NE Grand Ave. This single-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, and information about recovery 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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Entertainment Detail Officers Arrest Suspect with Stolen Handgun (Photo)

ENTERTAINMENT DETAIL OFFICERS ARREST SUSPECT WITH STOLEN HANDGUN (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2016 11:00 AM
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On Sunday October 30, 2016, at 1:27 a.m., Central Precinct Entertainment Detail officers in the area of Northwest 3rd Avenue and Burnside Street were alerted by area nightclub security about a man walking in the Entertainment District with a gun.

Officers spotted the suspect and followed he and the group as they walked through the crowded Entertainment District in the area of Northwest 3rd Avenue and Couch Street. Near the edge of the street closures on Burnside, the suspect saw officers and ran towards Southwest Ankeny Alley, where officers were able to take him into custody.

Officers seized a loaded handgun from the suspect. Officers later determined that the gun was reported stolen in Clackamas County.

Officers also noted that the suspect was wearing a GPS ankle monitor from a previous arrest.

The suspect, 20-year-old Marco Antonio Dominguez-Mendoza, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Theft in the First Degree (by receiving), Theft in the First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Dominguez-Mendoza was also held on warrants for Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Assault in the Fourth Degree (Domestic Violence).

The Central Precinct Entertainment Detail works collaboratively with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), Portland Fire & Rescue and bar and nightclub owners, staff and security to provide a safe environment at Downtown Portland venues.

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Portland Man Killed While Crossing Highway 99E In Wheelchair Near Milwaukie - Clackamas County

PORTLAND MAN KILLED WHILE CROSSING HIGHWAY 99E IN WHEELCHAIR NEAR MILWAUKIE - CLACKAMAS COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2016 10:32 AM
On October 29, 2016 at about 8:15PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle versus a pedestrian on Highway 99E MP 7 (near SE Park Ave in Milwaukie).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 56 year old man in a wheelchair began to cross Highway 99E (west to east) near Park Ave when he was struck by a southbound 1998 Chevrolet pickup. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the Chevrolet, Leon M PANTOJA, age 36, of Milwaukie, was not injured.

The area the pedestrian attempted to cross is not well lit and was not at a designated crosswalk. The pedestrian was also wearing dark clothing.

OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The name of the deceased will be released once next of kin notifications have been made.

This is an ongoing investigation.
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ECIT Officers Convince Suicidal Man to Seek Medical Care

ECIT OFFICERS CONVINCE SUICIDAL MAN TO SEEK MEDICAL CARE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2016 10:30 AM
On Saturday October 29, 2016, at 9:56 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Southeast Division Street overpass above the I-205 off-ramp to Powell Boulevard on the report of an agitated man in crisis threatening to jump from the bridge and hang himself.

An East Precinct officer, who is also a member of the Bureau's Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team, responded along with other officers and began to talk with the man. After approximately an hour and a half, the man agreed to climb off the ledge and go to a Portland hospital for treatment. Officers learned that the 28-year-old man is a veteran with some medical and addiction issues.

The Portland Police Bureau generally responds to more than 1,200 suicidal person calls a year. To help improve our response to these calls all Portland Police officers received Crisis Intervention Training. Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau has created an Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT). This is a team of volunteer officers who receive additional training in crisis resolution, negotiation, critical incident management and knowledge regarding the mental health system. These ECIT officers were integral in resolving several of the calls addressed today. The Bureau also field three teams containing both a police officer and mental health clinician from our community partner, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. These teams work with individuals who have both frequent police contact and mental health issues.

More information on these programs can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 800-273-TALK (8255).

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UPDATE #2: Fatal Crash on St. Johns Bridge - Bridge Closure Anticipated to Last Several Hours (Photo)

UPDATE #2: FATAL CRASH ON ST. JOHNS BRIDGE - BRIDGE CLOSURE ANTICIPATED TO LAST SEVERAL HOURS (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2016 9:44 AM
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The bicycle rider killed on Saturday has been identified as 55-year-old Mitchell Todd York of Northeast Portland. Investigators learned that York was a dedicated bicycle rider, logging more than 500 miles a week.

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The driver involved in today's fatal crash on the St. Johns Bridge was arrested after a crash investigation by Traffic Division officers.

42-year-old Joel Aaron Schrantz of North Portland was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Criminally Negligent Homicide. He'll be arraigned on Monday.

The bicycle rider has been tentatively identified as a man in his 50s. Family has not yet been notified so the deceased's name is being withheld at this time.

Investigators learned that Schrantz was driving his 1995 Toyota 4Runner northbound and was stopped at a red light on Northwest Bridge Avenue at the entrance to the St. Johns Bridge. When the light turned green, Schrantz accelerated into the curve and lost control of the vehicle as it began to fishtail as he turned onto the bridge. Schrantz failed to maintain control of his vehicle as it slid into the westbound lanes of the bridge, where he collided with the bicycle rider who was riding westbound across the bridge. The rider was knocked from his bicycle and came to rest underneath the front of an unrelated vehicle being driven westbound.

Investigators examined Schrantz' vehicle and noted that the rear tires were bald and had no traction. Investigators learned that Schrantz was aware of the bad condition of his tires and other vehicle equipment issues making the 4Runner unsafe to drive.

Schrantz' driver's license is suspended and he'll face additional traffic charges once the investigation is complete. He was not impaired by drugs or alcohol.

The St. Johns Bridge was reopened to traffic at approximately 3:45 p.m.

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On Saturday October 29, 2016, at 11:25 a.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the West end of the St. Johns Bridge on the report of a crash involving a bicycle rider and a driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult bicycle rider critically injured. Medical efforts were not successful and he died at the scene.

The involved driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

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

The St. Johns Bridge will be closed for several hours due to the crash investigation.

This is the 35th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2016.

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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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Red Cross Responds To Second Home Fire In Sutherlin This Evening.

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SECOND HOME FIRE IN SUTHERLIN THIS EVENING.


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2016 10:32 PM
On Saturday October 29, 2016, at approximately 8:40 PM, Red Cross disaster response volunteers  responded to a residential fire disaster in the 500 block of W. First Ave in Sutherlin. This multi-family fire affected 6 adults. This is the second home fire in Sutherlin this evening.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, and information about recovery 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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Red Cross Responds To Residential Fire In Longview

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN LONGVIEW


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2016 10:03 PM
On Saturday October 29, 2016, at approximately 7:40 PM Red Cross disaster response volunteers  responded to a residential fire  disaster in the 200 block of 25th Ave in Longview. This single family fire affected 2 adults and 4 children. 


The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, and information about recovery 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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Red Cross Responds To Residential Fire In Sutherlin

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN SUTHERLIN


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2016 6:25 PM
On Saturday, October 29, 2016, at approximately 4:30 PM, Red Cross disaster response volunteers  responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 500 block of East Everett Avenue in Sutherlin affecting one adult and pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, and information about recovery 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: Fatal Crash on St. Johns Bridge - Bridge Closure Anticipated to Last Several Hours (Photo)

UPDATE: FATAL CRASH ON ST. JOHNS BRIDGE - BRIDGE CLOSURE ANTICIPATED TO LAST SEVERAL HOURS (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2016 6:02 PM
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The driver involved in today's fatal crash on the St. Johns Bridge was arrested after a crash investigation by Traffic Division officers.

42-year-old Joel Aaron Schrantz of North Portland was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Criminally Negligent Homicide. He'll be arraigned on Monday.

The bicycle rider has been tentatively identified as a man in his 50s. Family has not yet been notified so the deceased's name is being withheld at this time.

Investigators learned that Schrantz was driving his 1995 Toyota 4Runner northbound and was stopped at a red light on Northwest Bridge Avenue at the entrance to the St. Johns Bridge. When the light turned green, Schrantz accelerated into the curve and lost control of the vehicle as it began to fishtail as he turned onto the bridge. Schrantz failed to maintain control of his vehicle as it slid into the westbound lanes of the bridge, where he collided with the bicycle rider who was riding westbound across the bridge. The rider was knocked from his bicycle and came to rest underneath the front of an unrelated vehicle being driven westbound.

Investigators examined Schrantz' vehicle and noted that the rear tires were bald and had no traction. Investigators learned that Schrantz was aware of the bad condition of his tires and other vehicle equipment issues making the 4Runner unsafe to drive.

Schrantz' driver's license is suspended and he'll face additional traffic charges once the investigation is complete. He was not impaired by drugs or alcohol.

The St. Johns Bridge was reopened to traffic at approximately 3:45 p.m.

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On Saturday October 29, 2016, at 11:25 a.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the West end of the St. Johns Bridge on the report of a crash involving a bicycle rider and a driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult bicycle rider critically injured. Medical efforts were not successful and he died at the scene.

The involved driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

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

The St. Johns Bridge will be closed for several hours due to the crash investigation.

This is the 35th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2016.

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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Fatal Crash on St. Johns Bridge - Bridge Closure Anticipated to Last Several Hours

FATAL CRASH ON ST. JOHNS BRIDGE - BRIDGE CLOSURE ANTICIPATED TO LAST SEVERAL HOURS


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2016 12:08 PM
On Saturday October 29, 2016, at 11:25 a.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the West end of the St. Johns Bridge on the report of a crash involving a bicycle rider and a driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult bicycle rider critically injured. Medical efforts were not successful and he died at the scene.

The involved driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

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

The St. Johns Bridge will be closed for several hours due to the crash investigation.

This is the 35th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2016.

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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Friday, October 28, 2016

Train vs Vehicle in Oregon City (Photo)

TRAIN VS VEHICLE IN OREGON CITY (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: October 28th, 2016 11:06 PM
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At 6:19pm Clackamas Fire District crews responded to a report of train vs. vehicle at 10th street and Singer Hill in Oregon City. An Amtrak train heading to Seattle tonight made an unexpected stop when it collided with a vehicle on the tracks. The initial report indicated the train was not derailed and there were no injuries. On arrival crews found a stopped Amtrak train into the side of a late model civic. Crews immediately notified dispatch to shut down any further traffic on the tracks. After further investigation crews discovered that the vehicle in question was being towed and became dislodged from the tow truck when it was crossing the tracks. As the tow truck driver backed his vehicle up to re-attach the civic the crossing gates began to lower. With no other options the tow truck driver played it safe and pulled his truck away from the tracks.

On further evaluation no injuries were reported to the tow truck driver or any of the Amtrak passengers. The tracks were shut down momentarily while an investigation was conducted and the car could be cleared from the tracks.

Clackamas Fire District would like to remind you to respect railway-crossing gates and look both ways before crossing.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US97 (Parkway) closed at about Revere for police activity. Please avoid the Parkway if possible. Duration anticipated to be short term.

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Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In NE Portland

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE IN NE PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 28th, 2016 8:46 PM
On Friday, October 28, 2016, at 6:00 pm Red Cross  disaster response volunteers responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 1600 block of NE 72 Ave in Portland affecting four adults.The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, and information about recovery 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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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to afternoon house fires

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO AFTERNOON HOUSE FIRES


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 28th, 2016 6:58 PM
PF&R was dispatched to a couple of residential fires this afternoon. The first one came in at 4:16 pm (1620 NE 72nd Ave.) with reports of smoke coming from the roof of the structure. Firefighters arrived to a resident trying to fight the fire from the second floor. Crews quickly put a ladder up and escorted the resident to safety, while simultaneously attacking the fire from the inside. No one was injured during the incident.

The second fire came in minutes later (3638 SE Woodstock Blvd.) at 4:24 pm. The residents exited the home when they noticed smoke coming from the dryer. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire and made sure that it didn't spread into the rest of the home. No one was injured during this incident.

NEVER FIGHT A FIRE:
If the fire is spreading beyond the spot where it started.
If you can't fight the fire with your back to an escape exit.
If the fire can block your only escape.
If you don't have adequate fire-fighting equipment.
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Lebanon Firefighters Extricate Patient after SUV Strikes Bridge Railing (Photo)

LEBANON FIREFIGHTERS EXTRICATE PATIENT AFTER SUV STRIKES BRIDGE RAILING (PHOTO)


News Release from Lebanon Fire District
Posted on FlashAlert: October 28th, 2016 5:50 PM
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Lebanon Fire District responded this afternoon to single car motor vehicle accident on S. Main Road. Upon arrival of first due engine, crews discovered a mid-sized SUV had crashed head-on into the small bridge that crosses Oak Creek. The vehicle came to rest with its wheels dangling over the side of the bridge and the bridge railing piercing through the front end of vehicle and into passenger seat of SUV. Firefighters quickly secured the vehicle and extricated the driver who was transported with minor injuries to local area hospital; no other people were in the vehicle and there were no obvious injuries to the Pt's cat or dog that were also in the SUV. Lebanon Fire District would like to thank those who stopped and helped until emergency crews arrived. The Lebanon Fire District was assisted by Linn County Sheriff's Office and the Linn County Road department. Two engine companies with 4 firefighters and one ALS medic unit with 2 firefighter/paramedic s responded along with one Battalion Chief from the Lebanon Fire District.
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Camas Police to Increase Pedestrian Safety Efforts

CAMAS POLICE TO INCREASE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY EFFORTS


News Release from Camas Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 28th, 2016 5:27 PM
With Fall conditions in full effect, Camas Police will be increasing enforcement efforts with respect to pedestrian safety. Less daylight hours and wet road conditions require that both motorists and pedestrians use extra caution.

"We know that Camas citizens are regularly out navigating our streets on foot. With children walking to school, people exercising, and foot-traffic around the downtown businesses; we believe it's important to try to create as safe an environment as possible for our citizens."

Auto versus pedestrian accidents are on the rise in the United States. Many factors may contribute to these statistics; including demographics, weather, fuel prices, the amount of motor vehicle traffic, and the amount of time people spend walking. A more recent component adding to pedestrian crashes is the growing use of cell phones, which can be a significant source of distraction for both drivers and pedestrians. According to 'The Wireless Association', the reported volume of annual wireless data usage increased 26 percent from 2013 to 2014, and the number of annual multimedia messages increased by 58 percent.

Patrol officers have been asked to pay particular attention to violations that affect pedestrian safety. Police also have some specific enforcement efforts planned for the downtown Camas area in the upcoming months.


Safety Tips:
* Pedestrians can increase their visibility at night by carrying a flashlight when walking and by wearing reflective clothing.
* Whenever possible, cross the street at a designated crosswalk or intersection.
* It is much safer to walk on a sidewalk or path, but if a sidewalk or path is not available, walk on the shoulder and face towards oncoming traffic.
* Stay alert. Don't count on motorists or pedestrians to always obey the traffic laws
* Avoid using cell phones while driving or walking.


Washington State Pedestrian Laws:
Here is a summary of some of Washington's pedestrian laws:
* Traffic signals -Pedestrians must obey traffic signals and traffic control devices unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer (RCW 46.61.050).
* Sidewalks - Drivers and bicyclists must yield to pedestrians on sidewalks and in crosswalks (RCW 46.61.261).
* Pedestrians on roadways - Pedestrians must use sidewalks when they are available. If sidewalks are not available, pedestrians must walk on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic (RCW 46.61.250).
* Bolting into traffic - No pedestrian or bicycle shall suddenly leave a curb and move into traffic so that the driver can not stop (RCW 46.61.235).
* Drivers exercise due care - Every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary (RCW 46.61.245).
* Stop for pedestrians at intersections - Vehicles shall stop at intersections to allow pedestrians and bicycles to cross the road within a marked or unmarked crosswalk (RCW 46.61.235). See Washington's Crosswalk Law for more information.
* Yield to vehicles outside intersections - Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway (RCW 46.61.240).

Statistics:
* Pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. are on the rise. The number of pedestrian fatalities increased 19 percent from 2009 to 2014, a period in which total traffic deaths decreased by about 4 percent.

* Pedestrians killed in U.S. motor vehicle crashes increased approximately 10% in 2015 (compared with 2014).

* 72% of pedestrian fatalities occurred in the dark (2015).

* In 2015, 5 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes in Clark County (1 in Camas).
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Major Crimes Team Investigates Homicide - Update

MAJOR CRIMES TEAM INVESTIGATES HOMICIDE - UPDATE


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: October 28th, 2016 4:31 PM
GRESHAM, Ore.-- The victim of last night's homicide is identified as 19-year-old Christopher Moss Jr of Gresham. The cause of death was a gunshot wound. 18-year-old Jamaine Oliver Jr of Fairview was arrested this morning. He will be booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Murder.

The East County Major Crimes Team are investigating the circumstances leading up to the homicide. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719.

No further information is available at this time.
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First of New Sculptures Coming to Downtown Beaverton (Photo)

FIRST OF NEW SCULPTURES COMING TO DOWNTOWN BEAVERTON (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: October 28th, 2016 2:46 PM
Downloadable file: Angela Ridgway's sculpture, embrace your inner light, will be installed at Broadway Plaza in downtown Beaverton on Nov. 9. (Photo/Angela Ridgway)
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton will install two new sculptures in prominent outdoor downtown spaces this fall.


Angela Ridgway's embrace your inner light will be installed at a dedication on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 4-5 p.m. The sculpture will be located at Broadway Plaza, at the corner of SW Broadway St and West St.


The sculpture was purchased from the Art on Broadway gallery located in downtown Beaverton.


Another sculpture will be installed at Lombard Plaza later this year. These sculptural installations were made possible through support from the City of Beaverton, Central Beaverton Neighborhood Association, Beaverton Downtown Association, and the Beaverton visioning program. For more information about the Beaverton Arts Program, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Arts.


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.


ABOUT THE ARTIST
Inside each of us is a light that shines
It isn't always visible to others, but it's always there.
Embrace yours and the brilliance it gives you.


Growing up in Virginia, Angela Ridgway never thought about being an artist. Her goal was logical: go to college and get a good job. But after getting a glimpse of welding in a college course, her interest in metal work sparked. That was her first hands on experience. She was mesmerized by turning metal into a red hot molten puddle. That image stayed with her through college and work in the corporate world in California and abroad. Finally, she enrolled in classes at the community college to learn both welding and metal art techniques. Her work is in many private residences throughout the U.S. and has been shown at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg, California. Most recently, her work was displayed in Portland, Beaverton, and Camas, WA. For more information, visit www.angelaridgway.com.


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Coat Drive Helps Foster Children and Their Families Keep Warm in Winter (Photo)

COAT DRIVE HELPS FOSTER CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES KEEP WARM IN WINTER (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 28th, 2016 1:27 PM
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October 28, 2016 -- The basic need for a coat has never been greater and it's never been easier to make a difference in your community. Here is your opportunity to make sure local foster children and their families don't go without such a basic necessity this winter.

Washington County is collecting new or clean-gently-used coats and jackets as part of the One
Warm Coat community service project. Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome. This year the
donation of children's coats is especially crucial. One Warm Coat is dedicated to distributing reusable coats, free of charge, directly to local children and adults. The program is an easy way for you and your family to pass along coats and jackets directly to those who need them the most.

Washington County has made donating a coat simple. Just bring your coats and jackets to one of the following locations during their regular business hours:

· Public Service Building Lobby, 155 N. First Ave., Hillsboro
(Mon-Fri 8am-5pm)
· Sheriff's Office Hillsboro Headquarters, 215 SW Adams Ave.
Hillsboro (Sun-Sat 8am-9:30pm)
· Sheriff's Office East Precinct and Washington County
Elections, 3700 SW Murray Blvd., Beaverton (Mon-Fri 8am-
5pm)
· Sheriff's Office Bethany Precinct, 4576 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite
L5, Portland (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm)
· Land Use and Transportation, 1400 SW Walnut St., Hillsboro
(Mon-Fri 8am-5pm)
· Cornelius Police Department, 1311 N. Barlow St., Cornelius
(Mon-Fri 8am-5pm)
· City of Banks, 13680 NW Main St., Banks (Mon-Fri 8am-1pm)

Coats will be collected from now until Friday, December 2, 2016. Then Washington County will take care of the rest. All donated coats will be given to Foster Closet, who will distribute them at no cost to foster children and foster families.

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that supports and encourages coat drives. It helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute the coats free to people in need. More than one million coats have been provided to those in need at no cost since its inception in 1992.
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City of Sherwood Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Cancelled

CITY OF SHERWOOD PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY CANCELLED


News Release from Sherwood Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 28th, 2016 12:23 PM
The precautionary boil water advisory is canceled as of today. The city has now completed required bacteriological testing, and the test results have indicated no presence of harmful bacteria. These tests demonstrate that the quality of your drinking water was not affected by the service interruption and that it is safe for human consumption. Therefore, the precautionary boil water advisory is canceled as of Friday October 28Th.

This message is in relation to the Precautionary Boil Water Advisory issued on Wednesday October 26Th at 9pm that had been issued in your area. Please share this information with your neighbors in case they fail to receive this notification. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding this message, please call the Public Works Department at
503.625.5722 during normal business hours. Thank you,
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CCITF, PPB drug task forces make 63-pound meth bust (Photo)

CCITF, PPB DRUG TASK FORCES MAKE 63-POUND METH BUST (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 28th, 2016 11:29 AM
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The Clackamas County Interagency Task Force (CCITF) and Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) just made one of the largest meth busts on record in Clackamas County: 63 pounds of methamphetamine, in addition to two firearms and cash.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, Members of the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force (CCITF) -- working with the Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) -- concluded a tenacious investigation into a Drug Trafficking Organization DTO operating out of three units in the River Run Apartments on Risley Avenue in Gladstone, Oregon. 

The investigation concluded with one of the largest meth seizures on record in Clackamas County: approximately 63 pounds of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $500,000. Authorities also seized $39,000 in cash and two pistols.

Arrested in the Oct. 12 bust were Raul Villanueva-Sosa and Jose Nataren-Duarte. Detailed charges:

Raul Villanueva-Sosa
- Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Meth (2 counts)
- Distribution of a Controlled Substance -- Meth (2 counts)
- Complete booking info: http://web3.clackamas.us/roster/inmates/inmate.jsp?id=2016070364
- Bail is set at $1 million.

Jose Nataren-Duarte
- Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Meth (2 counts)
- Distribution of a Controlled Substance -- Meth (2 counts)
- Complete booking info: http://web3.clackamas.us/roster/inmates/inmate.jsp?id=2016070363
- Bail is set at $1 million.

Booking photos are attached, as are photos of the seized items.

ABOUT THE CCITF

The Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) is a coordinated group effort by state, local and federal law-enforcement officials to reduce illegal drugs and related crimes -- including child endangerment -- in Clackamas County.

The United States Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) designated Clackamas County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in 2008. The CCITF is funded in part by Oregon's HIDTA program grants, which administered by ONDCP.

The CCITF's investigative focus is identified by Task Force member communities and tips from the public.

To learn more about the CCITF, including member agencies, or to send tips, click here: http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/itf/

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