Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Loren 'Renn' Cannon Named Special Agent in Charge of the Portland Division

LOREN 'RENN' CANNON NAMED SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE OF THE PORTLAND DIVISION


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 3:38 PM
FBI Director James B. Comey has named Loren "Renn" Cannon as the special agent in charge of the Portland Division. Mr. Cannon most recently served as the section chief of the Leadership Development Program in the Human Resources Branch at FBI Headquarters.

Mr. Cannon entered on duty with the FBI in 1998 and began his career in the San Francisco Division, San Jose Resident Agency, where he investigated violent crime, drug trafficking organizations, and international terrorism. Mr. Cannon also served as the San Francisco SWAT senior team leader.

Throughout his career, Mr. Cannon has held leadership positions in the San Francisco Joint Terrorism Task Force, as the deputy on-scene commander in Afghanistan, and as the assistant legal attaché in Sydney, Australia.

Mr. Cannon will assume this new role in late January.
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Live Fire Training Exercise

LIVE FIRE TRAINING EXERCISE


News Release from Medford Fire-Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 3:32 PM
Downloadable file: MFR_Press_Release.docx
Thursday, December 1, Medford Fire-Rescue will be conducting a LIVE FIRE training exercise. This will only occur if the ventilation index is high enough to allow free burning and wind cooperation. From 11:00 am to 11:30 am, the Press and Media are invited to attend this event. Your point of contact (during this time period only) is Battalion Chief Tom McGowan who will be on site to provide a briefing of the structural firefighting training exercises.

The purpose of this exercise is to provide realistic training for our recruit firefighters under live fire conditions. We will be practicing fire attack, scene size-up and water supply. These exercises allow recruit firefighters to hone their skill level, and prepare them for a real fire emergency. This training will be performed in a controlled manner and closely managed by experienced fire officers. We have performed modifications to the structure to help ensure the protection of the firefighters and others in the area.

During the exercise we will constantly monitor the wind conditions and the affect this exercise may have on the residents in the area. The fire department will be on location through the evening and will continue to monitor the site.

Medford Fire-Rescue would also like to take this opportunity to thank Pacific Retirement Services for the use of these homes for training and education purposes for the last two years. This partnership has provided over 2,000 hours of training and educational opportunities for the firefighters and first responders in the Southern Oregon.
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District Attorney Review Concerning the May 30, 2016 Officer Involved Shooting

DISTRICT ATTORNEY REVIEW CONCERNING THE MAY 30, 2016 OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 3:21 PM
Downloadable file: OIS_053016-001_Update_2.pdf
The Washington County District Attorney released the decision letter concerning the May 30, 2016 incident involving Robert Wickizer in Tualatin.

The review is attached on the following pages.
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Stabbing Victim Succumbs to Injuries -- Suspect Indicted for Murder (Photo)

STABBING VICTIM SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES -- SUSPECT INDICTED FOR MURDER (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 3:00 PM
Downloadable file: Charles_Anthony_Longjaw_50.jpg
Downloadable file: Mark_Whelan_43.jpg
On November 29, 2016, 50-year-old Charles Anthony Longjaw was indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury on a charge of Murder. He will be arraigned on Thursday December 1, 2016.

This investigation started on Sunday November 20, 2016, at 6:02 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Oak Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located the victim, 43-year-old Mark Sandoval Whelan, suffering from stab wounds. Whelan was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries requiring multiple surgeries. On November 26, Whelan succumbed to those injuries.

Officers canvassing the area found a blood trail leading to the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Pine Street. Limited information that night indicated that two males ran from the area, one described as a Hispanic or Native American male in his 30s.

Assault Detail detectives were able to identify Longjaw as the suspect and he was subsequently arrested on November 21, booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree. Longjaw was additionally held on a parole violation.

Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

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Vancouver firefighters seek donations for annual winter coat drive

VANCOUVER FIREFIGHTERS SEEK DONATIONS FOR ANNUAL WINTER COAT DRIVE


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 2:19 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver Fire Department and Vancouver Firefighters Union will kick off their annual winter coat drive on Dec. 1. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 16.

Firefighters are partnering with the 45th Columbia River Scouts, America's Self Storage and The Source Climbing Gym to collect and distribute the donated coats to local children through several charitable organizations.

"We are specifically seeking donations of warm, winter coats in youth and teen sizes, but all sizes are appreciated," said Vancouver Firefighter Ben Burtle, who is coordinating the drive.

In addition to winter coats, Vancouver firefighters are requesting donations of new, unopened personal hygiene products, such as shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations Dec. 1-16:

Vancouver Fire Station 2
400 E. 37th St. (corner of Main Street)

America's Self Storage
108 NW 139th St.
360-989-2179

The Source Climbing Gym
1118 Main St.

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Vancouver Police unveil student-painted mural

VANCOUVER POLICE UNVEIL STUDENT-PAINTED MURAL


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 2:16 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- On December 2, 2016, the Vancouver Police Department will host an unveiling ceremony for a student-painted mural that is being permanently displayed at the Vancouver Police West Precinct.

Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Police West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd.)

The mural project involved students from Ft. Vancouver High School, including Teo Huerta Jaramillo (current senior) and Manuel Avalos (Ft. Vancouver graduate), in coordination with muralist Rodofo Serna.

This event is open to the public.


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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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Police Bureau Releasing Arrest Reports from November 21 Protest (Photo)

POLICE BUREAU RELEASING ARREST REPORTS FROM NOVEMBER 21 PROTEST (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 1:49 PM
Downloadable file: 16-374346.jpg
The Portland Police Bureau is releasing all police reports associated with the November 21, 2016 arrests of three people: 23-year-old Greg McKelvey, 23-year-old Micah Rhodes and 24-year-old Kathryn Stevens. These reports are being released due to the public and media interest in these arrests.

The reports are available for download at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/docs/16374346.pdf

Late yesterday, the Bureau was made aware via social media of a seven-second piece of video showing a Portland Police Bureau officer attempting to use a mandibular angle pressure point on Stevens as she was being arrested. This action is documented in officers' reports (pages 4 and 33 of documents).

The Bureau is also aware of a longer section (1:30:51) of KPTV Fox 12 video that shows much of the protest activities leading to the arrests (https://youtu.be/AxH7by4Adaw). Specifically, at approximately 52:30, there is a different angle of the arrests of McKelvey and Stevens, providing greater context to the seven-second video.

As with all arrests and uses of force by police, officers write reports documenting the sequence of events and justifications for any use of force. Those reports are subject to an administrative review to determine if the force was within policy. If the actions of an officer are found to be in violation of policy, the officer may be subject to discipline. An overview of the discipline guide can be reviewed at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/482707

"I take any allegations of improper force and misconduct seriously," said Chief Mike Marshman. "I demand that all officers' conduct is within the law, policy and consistent with the values of the community and the Portland Police Bureau."

If you witnessed actions by a police officer that you feel rise to the level of misconduct, you are encouraged to file a report with the Office of Independent Police Review at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/ipr/52031

We asked that you provide as much information as possible, including any photos, videos or documents.

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UPDATE: Fatal Traffic Crash on Swan Island - Major Crash Team Investigating

UPDATE: FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH ON SWAN ISLAND - MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 11:58 AM
North Basin Avenue was reopened to regular traffic at approximately 10:00 a.m. after investigators cleared the crash scene.

The driver killed has tentatively been identified as a 47-year-old male. His name will be released after his family has been notified.

The driver of the other vehicle that left the area was contacted and interviewed by police. The driver was not actually involved in the crash and was cooperative with investigators.

The truck driver involved in the crash was a 49-year-old male. The driver did not exhibit any signs of impairment and was cooperative with investigators.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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On Wednesday November 30, 2016, at 5:27 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pin-in traffic crash on North Basin Avenue, North of Emerson Street, on Swan Island.

Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene. One driver was deceased and the other driver was not injured.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to conduct an investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that two cars were being driven northbound on Basin at a high rate of speed, in the southbound lanes of traffic. A semi-truck was being driven southbound on Basin when one of the drivers of the speeding cars veered to avoid a collision while the other did not and collided with the semi-truck. The driver who avoided the collision did not stop and left the area.

The driver of the car involved in the crash died at the scene while the semi-truck driver was not injured.

Based on an initial investigation, road speed and wet road conditions appear to be factors.

North Basin Avenue, North of Emerson Street, will be closed for several hours. Officers at the scene are working to keep truck traffic moving but delays should be anticipated by drivers.

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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Mall theft leads to pursuit, crash, two arrests. (Photo)

MALL THEFT LEADS TO PURSUIT, CRASH, TWO ARRESTS. (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 11:53 AM
Downloadable file: Green, Chaniq
Downloadable file: Jackson, Nina
Downloadable file: Crash Scene 2
Downloadable file: Crash Scene 1
Mall clothing theft leads to pursuit, crash, two arrests

Please reference CCSO Case #16-32720

At approximately 3:05 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the area of Clackamas Town Center (12000 SE 82nd Ave., in unincorporated Happy Valley) on a report of a theft from the Forever 21 store.

Two women -- later identified as Nina Jackson, 19, of Vancouver, and Chaniq Green, 20, of Vancouver -- had allegedly filled two bags full of clothing and then fled the store without paying.

A suspect vehicle description was provided by dispatchers to deputies as they responded to the call.

One of the responding deputies spotted the suspect vehicle driving northbound on SE Bob Schumacher. The deputy activated lights and attempted to pull over the vehicle. The suspect vehicle accelerated away from the deputy, fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed.

The deputy pursued, losing sight of the vehicle. He soon located the suspect vehicle -- flipped on its top in a driveway at 11030 SE 92nd Ct.

Ms. Jackson and Ms. Green had fled the crashed vehicle on foot, and were stopped and arrested while attempting to scale a fence of a nearby property.

Ms. Jackson and Ms. Green were transported to a local hospital for evaluation and then transported to Clackamas County Jail. Both Ms. Jackson and Ms. Green sustained minor injuries due to the crash.

Ms. Green (the suspect vehicle's driver) was charged with:
- Theft II
- Hit and Run -- Injury
- Attempt to Elude Peace Officer X2
- Reckless Driving
Chaniq Green's complete booking info is here: https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/inmates/inmate.jsp?id=2016032720 Her bail was set at $52,500.

Ms. Jackson was charged with:
- Theft II
- Interfering with a Peace Officer

The alleged stolen property was recovered in the vehicle and returned to Forever 21.

Crash-scene and booking photos are attached.

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News-release archive:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/newsarchive.html
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Sheriff's Response to 2014 Tragic Death in the Washington County Jail

SHERIFF'S RESPONSE TO 2014 TRAGIC DEATH IN THE WASHINGTON COUNTY JAIL


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 11:41 AM
November 30, 2016 - In April of 2014, Madaline Pitkin passed away while under medical care at the Washington County Jail. In response to this incident, the Sheriff stated, "On behalf of everyone at the Washington County Sheriff's Office, I express my deepest sympathies and condolences to Ms. Pitkin's family and friends. Madaline Pitkin's death was a tragedy, and we remain committed to taking decisive steps to make sure that we have the highest level of health care available."

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office concluded Ms. Pitkin died from "complications of chronic intravenous drug abuse" and the circumstances of her death appear to indicate her medical care, provided by the contracted health care provider Corizon, was inadequate. In the seven days Ms. Pitkin was in the jail, deputies repeatedly expressed concern about her condition to Corizon staff. On April 23, 2014, the deputy supervising the unit where Ms. Pitkin was housed was concerned about Ms. Pitkin, and made calls to Corizon staff requesting she be seen. Ms. Pitkin was transferred to the jail's medical observation unit shortly thereafter. The following day, April 24, Ms. Pitkin collapsed and jail staff did their very best to revive her.

During the normal administrative review of medical records in the days following Ms. Pitkin's death, the Sheriff was shocked and dismayed to learn of Corizon's apparent lack of response to her written requests for medical help. Accordingly, the Sheriff asked the District Attorney to assign the County's Major Crimes Team to conduct a criminal investigation of Ms. Pitkin's death. The investigation did not find criminal wrongdoing, but it did document several very troubling issues with the care Ms. Pitkin received.

Further disappointing is the fact that in the two years from Ms. Pitkin's death, Corizon remains unwilling to resolve this claim without forcing Ms. Pitkin's family to file a federal lawsuit and relive their daughter's tragic death. Corizon took a similar approach in dealing with the death of an Oregon inmate at another jail, Kelly Conrad Green, who died under their care in 2013. Corizon settled the Green case last year shortly before trial by paying Green's family seven million dollars. As a result of these facts, and because Corizon refuses to comply with contract provisions which require they indemnify the County for Corizon's negligent performance, Washington County will likely join plaintiff in filing claims against Corizon related to this incident.

In 2015, Washington County began contracting with a new medical provider for the jail. The new provider -- NaphCare -- has demonstrated a clear commitment to significantly improve services for inmates. NaphCare's own initiative has resulted in health professionals having better access to inmates which provides more effective and efficient medical care. Sheriff Garrett said, "I could not be more pleased with their performance to date. Strong partnerships with professionals from the County Health Department and NaphCare will help ensure a more comprehensive and compassionate approach to inmate care."
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Gresham Police Watch for DUII Drivers and Enforce Safety Belt Laws

GRESHAM POLICE WATCH FOR DUII DRIVERS AND ENFORCE SAFETY BELT LAWS


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 10:30 AM
GRESHAM, Ore. -- The Gresham Police Department has been awarded a 2017 "DUII Enforcement for High Visibility Enforcements" grant from Oregon Impact and a "Safety Belt Enforcement" grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation. Officers will conduct specific safety enforcement missions now through September 2017. Along with other local agencies, these missions are aimed at keeping drivers and pedestrians safe throughout Oregon.

DUII Enforcement Grant

High visibility enforcement, increasing the number of officers on the streets who aggressively seek drunk drivers, is designed to deter people from driving after they have been drinking. Officers will be looking for drunk drivers during this holiday season, specifically between Dec. 15, 2016 and Jan. 1, 2017.

Ways to prevent impaired driving:
?,? Stop alcohol service long before the event is over
?,? Prepare for guests to stay the night, or assist with calling for cab service
?,? Choose a responsible designated driver
?,? Serve plenty of food to help lessen the effects of alcohol
?,? Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages
?,? Report impaired drivers by calling 911

Safety Belt Enforcement Grant

Oregon law requires children under one year of age, or weighing less than 20 pounds, to be restrained in a rear-facing child safety seat. It also requires children weighing under 40 pounds be restrained in a child safety seat. Children over 40 pounds must be in either a child safety seat or booster seat, until they are eight years old or four-feet-nine-inches tall and the adult safety belt system fits them correctly.

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports, on average, safety belts reduce the chance of being killed in a collision by 55 percent. In regards to infants under one-year-old, the proper use of child safety restraints can reduce their chances of fatal injuries by 71 percent.

In order to ensure child safety seats are being used correctly, refer to the manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle owner's manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station. You can find more information about fitting stations at the following websites: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources.


Oregon law also states any person under 18-years-old is not allowed to ride in the open bed of a pickup truck, with very few exceptions. See ORS 811.205, Carrying Minor on External Part of Vehicle, for details.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US97 northbound open at Cooley Road (mp134) following crash involving vehicle and pedestrian.

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Vancouver Police and Nautilus Inc. combine holiday shopping event (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE AND NAUTILUS INC. COMBINE HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 8:41 AM
Downloadable file: Gibson_McNicholas_Chavers.jpg
Vancouver, Wash. -- On Saturday, December 3, 2016, the Vancouver Police Officer's Guild (VPOG) and Nautilus Inc. will be hosting a huge shopping event for kids. This will be the first year combining the Nautilus Holiday Helper event with Shop With A Cop. This combined event will allow over 80 kids the opportunity to shop with Vancouver Police officers and Nautilus staff!

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time: 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Location: Target (16200 NE Mill Plain Blvd.)

This will be the 24th anniversary of Shop With A Cop and the 13th year for Nautilus Holiday Helpers.

"I am so thrilled that the Vancouver Police Officer's Guild and Nautilus are able to combine their events this year to create one giant shopping event. I want to acknowledge the generosity of the VPOG members and Nautilus to host these holiday shopping events each year and appreciate the opportunity for our staff to help spread a little holiday joy to kids in need", says Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain.

"Through the Nautilus Cares program, we strive to be a strong partner in the communities in which we live and work," said Wayne Bolio, SVP Law & Human Resources at Nautilus, Inc. "This is our 13th year partnering with the Vancouver Police Department for Holiday Helper, one of the most anticipated event of the year for our employees and their families."

Each year the Vancouver Police Officers Guild and Nautilus work with multiple social service agencies in the community that serve families in need to identify and select the children to participate in these shopping events (all children have already been pre-selected by the social service agencies and this event is not open to the general public).

Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend and will have access to the store at 5:30a.m., with the kids arriving at approximately 5:45a.m.

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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 - 11/29/2016

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 11/29/2016


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 7:55 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 11/29/2016

ESTACADA:

No new crimes were reported yesterday in Estacada. Woo hoo!

SANDY:

18 2016-2031

On 11/29/2016 at 1221 hrs., police received a phone report regarding an assault that occurred in April in the 38000 block of Sandy Heights Street. The caller claimed that a man she had been caring for in his home had poisoned her and her friend, and they were still sick from it. An investigation showed that the man did not appear to have intentionally
harmed anyone, and no charges are being filed.

18 2016-2032

On 11/29/2016 at 1418 hrs., the police responded to a two vehicle non-injury traffic crash
on Pioneer Blvd near Beers Avenue. A report is pending.

18 2016-2033

On 121/29/2016 at about 2051 hrs., police received a report of credit card fraud. A report is pending (CAD).
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: (revised milepost) US97 northbound closed at Cooley Road (mp134) due to crash involving vehicle and pedestrian. Southbound A/fast lane closed too. ODOT on scene. Extensive closure anticipated. Motorists urged to find alternative travel routes.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US97 northbound closed at Cooley Road (mp136) due to crash involving vehicle and pedestrian. Southbound A/fast lane closed too. ODOT on scene. Extensive closure anticipated. Motorists urged to find alternative travel routes.

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Fatal Traffic Crash on Swan Island - Major Crash Team Investigating

FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH ON SWAN ISLAND - MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 6:36 AM
On Wednesday November 30, 2016, at 5:27 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pin-in traffic crash on North Basin Avenue, North of Emerson Street, on Swan Island.

Officers, firefighters and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene. One driver was deceased and the other driver was not injured.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to conduct an investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that two cars were being driven northbound on Basin at a high rate of speed, in the southbound lanes of traffic. A semi-truck was being driven southbound on Basin when one of the drivers of the speeding cars veered to avoid a collision while the other did not and collided with the semi-truck. The driver who avoided the collision did not stop and left the area.

The driver of the car involved in the crash died at the scene while the semi-truck driver was not injured.

Based on an initial investigation, road speed and wet road conditions appear to be factors.

North Basin Avenue, North of Emerson Street, will be closed for several hours. Officers at the scene are working to keep truck traffic moving but delays should be anticipated by drivers.

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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Man who nearly died of heroin overdose thanks Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy who saved him; video available

MAN WHO NEARLY DIED OF HEROIN OVERDOSE THANKS CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE DEPUTY WHO SAVED HIM; VIDEO AVAILABLE


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2016 6:30 AM
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B-ROLL VIDEO for news outlets -- featuring sound-bite interviews and more (.m4v format):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/npqifpw8szyyynj/NarcanSaveBRoll-CCSO.m4v?dl=0
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A Clackamas County man who nearly died of a heroin overdose is speaking out from jail about the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Patrol deputy who saved his life.

Sheriff's Office Deputies Karen Moss and Steve Martin were out on patrol on Tuesday, Oct. 25 when they arrived at a home on River Road in Milwaukie and found Kaleb Johnson-Hawney lying on the floor of the garage, unresponsive.

He had overdosed on heroin.

"I injected it and felt fine for about five minutes, but then I started walking around and then next thing I know the cops and everyone was around," said Johnson-Hawney. "When I woke up my chest hurt really bad -- obviously from my heart going out and starting again."

Deputy Moss administered two doses of a drug called Narcan to Johnson-Hawney. Within minutes, he began breathing again.

Narcan quickly blocks the effects of opioids on the brain -- allowing a person suffering breathing problems due to an overdose to be revived. A person close to death is suddenly awake and breathing again.

"Deputy Karen Moss, thank you -- I could have died," said Johnson-Hawney.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies began carrying Narcan kits earlier this year. Since then, Clackamas County deputies have saved three people overdosing on heroin. Deputy Moss says she is just thankful to have been there that day.

"In this job, we might save lives every day and never know it, you get a drunk driver off the road, drugs out of someone's pocket -- but to know you saved a life is amazing," said Deputy Moss.

Johnson-Hawney said he has been using heroin since he was 13 years old. Now 22, he hopes to finally get help for his addiction, and has this message for others who may be struggling with substance abuse.

"You should stop before it's too late -- you never know what can happen," said Johnson-Hawney.

Johnson-Hawney remains housed at the Clackamas County Jail on unrelated charges.

"He's a heroin user, and he's scared for when he gets out -- that if he has nowhere to go, he will relapse again," said Deputy Martin. "I just hope he seeks the help he needs."

"I just hope it is his rock bottom, and he stops digging and gets some help," said Deputy Moss.

Currently, 26 deputies carry Narcan kits in their patrol cars. All of the deputies have gone through special training to administer the life-saving medication.

BACKGROUND: To read an earlier (Aug. 3, 2016) press release on the Sheriff's Office's deployment of Narcan, click here:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/pressreleases/2016-08-03-CCSOPR-NarcanSuccess.html

VIDEO SOUND-BITES AVAILABLE

B-roll and soundbites from Deputy Moss, Deputy Martin, and Kaleb Johnson-Hawney -- are available to news outlets. You can download the video files (.m4v format) from this Dropbox link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/npqifpw8szyyynj/NarcanSaveBRoll-CCSO.m4v?dl=0

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Two Reported Structure Fires Give Lebanon Firefighters A Busy Morning (Photo)

TWO REPORTED STRUCTURE FIRES GIVE LEBANON FIREFIGHTERS A BUSY MORNING (PHOTO)


News Release from Lebanon Fire District
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 2:07 PM
Downloadable file: Taco Bell Staff members evacuated to the parking lot prior to fire department arrival.
Downloadable file: Engine 31 arrives at the Brookdale Cottage fire scene.
Downloadable file: Firefighters ladder the structure to inspect the roof-mounted HVAC system.
Downloadable file: Lieutenant Mark Fitzwater prepares to access the roof of the Lebanon Taco Bell.
Two structure fires that were dispatched within 43 minutes of each other could have given the Lebanon Fire District a real test. Fortunately, both calls were determined to be "Smoke In The Building" calls rather than actual fires and were quickly handled by LFD crews.

LFD first received a call for a commercial structure fire at the Lebanon Taco Bell at Main and Airport at 10:55 am on Tuesday morning. Firefighters arrived at 10:57 a.m. to find all customers and employees evacuated after what was described as smoke filling the structure through the HVAC duct work. Firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to examine the HVAC unit from both inside the structure and on the roof and did not find any active fire. An engine, a truck, a Battalion Chief, two medic units and a Division Chief responded and cleared the scene at 11:21 am.

Nineteen minutes later at 11:40 am firefighters were called to the Brookdale Assisted Living Community in the 100 block of S. 5th Street for a house fire in one of the independent living cottages on site. Firefighters were on scene at 11:42 am and found smoke coming from the open front door of a cottage. A quick investigation revealed that a frozen burrito had been severely overcooked in a microwave and ignited, destroying the microwave but only causing light smoke damage to the rest of the structure.

The Lebanon Fire District points out two important takeaways from these fires. First, in the event of smoke or a fire in a commercial building, evacuate the building immediately and call 911. Do not attempt to re-enter the structure for any reason. Second, when doing any kind of cooking you are advised to remain in the area in which you are cooking and to have a listed fire extinguisher ready in case of accidental fire. For more information on free commercial fire and life safety inspections or home fire safety contact the Lebanon Fire District at 541-451-1901 or visit our website at www.lebanonfire.org.

***For short HD video clips of both fire scenes, visit the LFD YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTxDBuPbD3DPAybCkCgEvg
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Nine People in Rickreall, OR

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING NINE PEOPLE IN RICKREALL, OR


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 12:55 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at approximately 11:00 a.m. in the 600 block of S. Pacific Highway West in Rickreall, OR. The fire affected multiple families, including three adults, six children and 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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Semi Truck Lost Load of Sheet Metal Causing Traffic Delays on Tualatin-Sherwood Road

SEMI TRUCK LOST LOAD OF SHEET METAL CAUSING TRAFFIC DELAYS ON TUALATIN-SHERWOOD ROAD


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 11:59 AM
Update: All travel lanes open again.

A semi-truck lost its load of sheet metal in the roadway on SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road at SW 89th, near the Dutch Bros. One of the center lanes of travel as well as the left turn lane into Dutch Bros. is currently blocked for the next 1-2 hours until crews can get the sheet metal lifted back onto the truck. Police ask that drivers please use alternate routes.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Family in Marion County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING ONE FAMILY IN MARION COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 11:57 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on November 29, 2016, at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the 8000 block of Shaff Road SE in Turner, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including two adults and 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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Two Suspects Charged and One Suspect at Large - Two Bull Elk Shot And Left To Waste - Union County (Photo)

TWO SUSPECTS CHARGED AND ONE SUSPECT AT LARGE - TWO BULL ELK SHOT AND LEFT TO WASTE - UNION COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 11:27 AM
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Update:

On November 16, 2016, Oregon State Police asked for the public's help to locate individuals involved in the incident involving the unlawful killing and waste of two bull elk in Union County.

As a result of the overwhelming support from the community, Nathan Crouch, age 26, Dylan Crouch, age 22, and Brianna Black, age 18, all from Elgin, were identified as suspects in the incident. Dylan Crouch and Briana Black were charged with three misdemeanor charges of aiding in a game violation.

At this time, Nathan Crouch has not been located and is believed to have fled the state. He is facing misdemeanor charges which include two counts of unlawful taking of a bull elk, casting a light within 500 feet of a vehicle, hunting with the aid of a motor vehicle, hunting prohibited hours, two counts for waste of a game animal, hunting on the enclosed lands of another and hunting prohibited area-public roadway.

During the course of the investigation, information was obtained that Nathan Crouch had also unlawfully taken a large bull elk in Union County a few years prior to this incident. The antlers from the bull elk were located and seized by Troopers. Due to the statute of limitations, Nathan Crouch can only be charged with the unlawful possession of the antlers. This will be an additional charge for Nathan Crouch.

Oregon State Police is extending a special thanks to the public for their assistance in this case and is further seeking the public's assistance regarding the whereabouts of Nathan Crouch. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact OSP Senior Trooper Marcus McDowell through the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or Email at marcus.mcdowell@state.or.us). Information may be kept anonymous.

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Previously Released:

The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of two bull elk in Union County.

On November 16, 2016, OSP was notified of two dead bull elk approximately 60 yards off of Yarrington Road, which is located northeast of Elgin in Union County. An OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper responded and found both bull elk had been shot and left to waste. Investigation revealed the elk were most likely shot in the late evening hours of November 15 or early morning hours of November 16, 2016. Evidence was collected at the scene.

A reward of up to $500.00 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher (TIP) program.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Senior Trooper Marcus McDowell through the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or email at marcus.mcdowell@state.or.us. Information may be kept anonymous.
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Want to work at the Clackamas County Jail? Learn more at 'Corrections Career Event' set for Dec. 10 (Photo)

WANT TO WORK AT THE CLACKAMAS COUNTY JAIL? LEARN MORE AT 'CORRECTIONS CAREER EVENT' SET FOR DEC. 10 (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 10:38 AM
Downloadable file: JailCareerFlyer-DRAFT2.pdf
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Interested in working at our Jail? The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is hosting a "Corrections Career Event" on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Avenue, Clackamas, OR 97015).

Discover what it takes to get hired at our Jail during this presentation and Q&A session:

- What's involved in a Jail career
- Collateral duties
- Our generous benefits package *
- How the Jail hiring process works
- Speak with Jail professionals
- Schedule NTN testing
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* BENEFITS HIGHLIGHTS:

- Health insurance: High-quality health-care plans,
- 3 medical plan options, 2 dental plan options
- Retirement: Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
- Life insurance, survivors' benefits, disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Paid vacation and holidays, bereavement leave, monthly longevity bonuses, incentive pay for education, community service, DPSST Certification and firearms qualification, Deferred Compensation, Retiree Medical Trust Fund, long-term care insurance.
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QUESTIONS? Contact Elisa Crebs at 503-785-5021 or ecrebs@clackamas.us

We're hiring now! Click on "Careers" at www.clackamas.us/sheriff

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Semi Truck Lost Load of Sheet Metal Causing Traffic Delays on Tualatin-Sherwood Road

SEMI TRUCK LOST LOAD OF SHEET METAL CAUSING TRAFFIC DELAYS ON TUALATIN-SHERWOOD ROAD


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 9:51 AM
A semi-truck lost its load of sheet metal in the roadway on SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road at SW 89th, near the Dutch Bros. One of the center lanes of travel as well as the left turn lane into Dutch Bros. is currently blocked for the next 1-2 hours until crews can get the sheet metal lifted back onto the truck. Police ask that drivers please use alternate routes.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 11/28/2016

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 11/28/2016


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 8:04 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 11/28/2016

ESTACADA:

1C 2016-CAD

On 11/28/2016 at about 0714 hrs., police took a theft report from tghe 1000 block of N Broadway Street. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2016-2029

On 11/28/2016 at about 1934 hrs., police responded to a burglary at a residence on the 400 block of SW Elm Road. A report was taken.

SANDY:

18 2016-CAD

On 11/28/2016 at about 1030 hrs., police took a report of criminal mischief in the 19000 block of Bornstedt Road. A report is pending (CAD)

18 2016-2025

On 11/28/2016 at 1504 hrs., an RN at Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital called police to report they had a patient in their care who had shot himself in the leg. The incident occurred in the 37000 block of Dubarko Road. The investigation determined the shooting was accidental.

18 2016-2028

On 11/28/2016 at 1816 hrs., police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Highway 26 at Ruben Lane. The vehicle caught fire and was put out by the officer. A report is pending.
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UPDATE - SERT/CNT responding to assist East Precinct

UPDATE - SERT/CNT RESPONDING TO ASSIST EAST PRECINCT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 7:08 AM
###UPDATE###

The suspect in this incident has been identified as James Eric Gallaway, a 26-year-old male white. He has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Interfering with a Police Officer, Criminal Trespass II, Felon in Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Escape II.

The call began when an East Precinct Sergeant stopped a motorcycle for driving recklessly. During the course of the contact an officer discovered that the license plates on the motorcycle were stolen. Gallaway, the rider of the motorcycle, fled and was pursued by the sergeant and officers. The officers caught up with Gallaway and fought to take him into custody. During the struggle the sergeant was struck in the face and the suspect ran away. As he ran the officers realized he was armed with a handgun.

A perimeter was established and the subject was contained in the area. SERT responded and took Gallaway into custody.

###UPDATE###
SERT officers have taken the subject into custody and the situation is resolved.

The investigation continues but initial reports indicated that an officer observed a suspicious motorcycle and attempted to contact the rider but was unable to as the rider quickly drove off. A sergeant was able to contact the rider a short time later. During the course of this contact the an altercation occurred. The sergeant was stuck in the face with an unknown object by the suspect, who fled. The officer and sergeant began to pursue but realized the subject was armed and began establishing a perimeter.

East officers were able to contain the subject to a small area but could not get the subject to surrender. The subject dodged in and our of yards and climbed up on at least one building.

SERT arrived and was able to contact the subject and take him into custody.

The area has been opened up to traffic but officers are still searching the area for evidence. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333. The sergeant assaulted in this incident is not seriously injured.


###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, November 29, 2016, at 12:06 a.m., an East Precinct officer attempted to contact a male white in his 20's wearing a black jacket near S.E. 83rd Av. and S.E. Tolman St. The subject fled the officer on foot heading southbound on Tolman. The officer began to pursue and observed that the suspect was armed with a handgun.

Officers established a perimeter and requested the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation (CNU) to assist with locating the subject. While awaiting SERT officers observed a subject on a roof near S.E. 82nd Av. and S.E. Bybee St. A K9 unit responded to the area as well to assist while officers attempted to contain the subject.

Officers believe they have the subject contained in the area. Traffic and TriMet is being impacted. The Portland Police Bureau is asking area residents to remain inside and call 911 if they observe any suspicious activity.

The incident is still unfolding.

###PPB###
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OSP Continuing Death Investigation - Klamath County

OSP CONTINUING DEATH INVESTIGATION - KLAMATH COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 6:20 AM
On November 4, 2016, the Oregon State Police Klamath Falls Area Command received a report of a human skull that had been found in a wooded area on private property, just a short distance west of the city of Klamath Falls. Multiple OSP units responded and verified the skull was indeed human. Additionally, several teeth attached to the skull had fillings, and it appeared there was a noticeable membrane on the forehead; leading investigators to believe the skull was not an ancient artifact.

After finding the skull, investigators learned that on August 28, 2014, a black 2015 Dodge Challenger, belonging to a missing person, Brett T FARMER, was found abandoned in the area. Klamath County Sheriff's Deputies responded at that time, and learned Farmer had been reported to have been missing since August 23, 2014.

It was reported when FARMER was last seen he was carrying a Ruger.22 caliber pistol and a particular type of knife.

On November 6, 2016, Klamath and Jackson County Search and Rescue teams were activated to search the area where the skull and vehicle were located, in hopes of finding more remains. OSP Detectives and the OSP Crime lab were assigned to identify and investigate possible pieces of evidence searchers found. Searchers found the location where the subject most likely died; an area containing multiple human remains and clothing. Additionally, a Ruger .22 caliber pistol, knife, and two Dodge vehicle key fobs were located near the remains.

At the time of this press release, investigators are still awaiting the official autopsy results positively identifying the deceased, as well as the manner and cause of death.

No further information at this time.
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Red Cross Responds to Single Family Home Fire in Beaverton Affecting Four People

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SINGLE FAMILY HOME FIRE IN BEAVERTON AFFECTING FOUR PEOPLE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 3:46 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on November 29, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m. in the 13,0000 block of SW Berthold Street in Beaverton, OR. The fire affected four people, including one adult, three children and a 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. The Red Cross provides 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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Family of Four Displaced by Cooking Fire in Beaverton (Photo)

FAMILY OF FOUR DISPLACED BY COOKING FIRE IN BEAVERTON (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 2:58 AM
Downloadable file: Cooking Fire - Berthold
A residential fire in the 13000 block of Berthold Street in Beaverton displaced a family of four early this morning.

Shortly after midnight, a resident called 911 to report that their home was on fire. TVF&R firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke throughout the house with flames in the kitchen area. The family of four safely evacuated their home and crews quickly extinguished the fire.

One adult and three children were displaced as a result of the fire, and the American Red Cross is assisting them with temporary housing and other essential needs.

TVF&R fire investigators have confirmed that the fire originated in the kitchen and was the result of a cooking fire.

Cooking fires are the leading cause of residential fires. To reduce your risk, we recommend the following safe cooking tips:

* Keep a close eye on what you're cooking.
* Never leave food unattended on the stovetop.
* Heat cooking oil slowly and never leave it unattended. Turn down the heat if it begins to smoke.
* Keep combustibles away from the stove, and keep your cooking area clean, including the exhaust fan, oven and stovetop.
* Keep a large lid close at hand in case of a pan fire.
* If the fire is still in the pan or oven and has not spread to nearby counters or cabinets, you may be able to extinguish it yourself.
* If you experience a cooking fire, and the fire is large or appears to be growing, do not attempt to extinguish it. Leave the house quickly and call 911 from a cellphone or neighbor's house.

To extinguish a pan or oven fire:

* Put a lid on it. The easiest way to extinguish a small pan fire is with a pan lid. Turn off the burner and carefully slide a pan lid over the pan from the side. The lid will smother the fire. Do not move the pan until the fire is completely extinguished and the pan is cool. If you do not have a pan lid, you may also use a baking sheet or pizza pan.
* Use a fire extinguisher only if the fire is small and has not spread outside the pan. The discharge of a portable fire extinguisher lasts between eight and 10 seconds.
* Shut the door on oven or microwave fires and turn off the heat.

Never transfer a burning pan from the stovetop to the sink or out the back door. The fire may grow in size and burn you or spread to countertops. Also, never pour water on a grease fire. The flames will "splash," causing the fire to spread and likely result in burns to your body.

For more fire safety tips, visit www.tvfr.com.
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UPDATE - SERT/CNT responding to assist East Precinct

UPDATE - SERT/CNT RESPONDING TO ASSIST EAST PRECINCT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 2:45 AM
###UPDATE###

SERT officers have taken the subject into custody and the situation is resolved.

The investigation continues but initial reports indicated that an officer observed a suspicious motorcycle and attempted to contact the rider but was unable to as the rider quickly drove off. A sergeant was able to contact the rider a short time later. During the course of this contact the an altercation occurred. The sergeant was stuck in the face with an unknown object by the suspect, who fled. The officer and sergeant began to pursue but realized the subject was armed and began establishing a perimeter.

East officers were able to contain the subject to a small area but could not get the subject to surrender. The subject dodged in and our of yards and climbed up on at least one building.

SERT arrived and was able to contact the subject and take him into custody.

The area has been opened up to traffic but officers are still searching the area for evidence. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333. The sergeant assaulted in this incident is not seriously injured.


###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, November 29, 2016, at 12:06 a.m., an East Precinct officer attempted to contact a male white in his 20's wearing a black jacket near S.E. 83rd Av. and S.E. Tolman St. The subject fled the officer on foot heading southbound on Tolman. The officer began to pursue and observed that the suspect was armed with a handgun.

Officers established a perimeter and requested the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation (CNU) to assist with locating the subject. While awaiting SERT officers observed a subject on a roof near S.E. 82nd Av. and S.E. Bybee St. A K9 unit responded to the area as well to assist while officers attempted to contain the subject.

Officers believe they have the subject contained in the area. Traffic and TriMet is being impacted. The Portland Police Bureau is asking area residents to remain inside and call 911 if they observe any suspicious activity.

The incident is still unfolding.

###PPB###
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Adult

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING ONE ADULT


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 1:59 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on November 28, 2016, at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the 700 block of Carlson Road in Reedsport, Oregon. The fire affected 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, 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. The Red Cross provides 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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Central Officer investigate shooting in S.E. Portland - no victim located

CENTRAL OFFICER INVESTIGATE SHOOTING IN S.E. PORTLAND - NO VICTIM LOCATED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 1:36 AM
Yesterday, November 28, 2016, at 10:19 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 1700 block of S.E. Tacoma St. on a report of shots being fired. Officers responded to the area and calls reported hearing approximately 15 gunshots.

An additional caller reported seeing two black males running from the area. One was armed with a handgun. Officers arrived and located a crime scene with evidence of a shooting, including a vehicle struck by gunfire.

Officers established a crime scene and began an investigation. During the course of the investigation they request the assistance of the Gang Enforcement Team (GET). GET responded to the incident to assist with the investigation. At this point it is not known if this incident is related to other recent shootings.

At 12:55 a.m. officers had finished the initial investigation and re-opened the crime scene. The investigation is ongoing.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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SERT/CNT responding to assist East Precinct

SERT/CNT RESPONDING TO ASSIST EAST PRECINCT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2016 1:20 AM
Today, November 29, 2016, at 12:06 a.m., an East Precinct officer attempted to contact a male white in his 20's wearing a black jacket near S.E. 83rd Av. and S.E. Tolman St. The subject fled the officer on foot heading southbound on Tolman. The officer began to pursue and observed that the suspect was armed with a handgun.

Officers established a perimeter and requested the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation (CNU) to assist with locating the subject. While awaiting SERT officers observed a subject on a roof near S.E. 82nd Av. and S.E. Bybee St. A K9 unit responded to the area as well to assist while officers attempted to contain the subject.

Officers believe they have the subject contained in the area. Traffic and TriMet is being impacted. The Portland Police Bureau is asking area residents to remain inside and call 911 if they observe any suspicious activity.

The incident is still unfolding.

###PPB###
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Vancouver Police investigate officer impersonation case

VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATE OFFICER IMPERSONATION CASE


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2016 5:15 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- On November 27, 2016, at approximately 11:56 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a call involving a male suspect who impersonated a police officer and attempted to kidnap a female. The female victim had arranged an in-person meeting with a male she met on social media at a location in Vancouver. The female, and a male companion who drove her, arrived to the area of Maxon Road/SE 19th Street in Vancouver and saw a vehicle with flashing lights approach them from behind. They stopped, believing it was a police officer, and a male wearing what looked like a police uniform approached the victims' vehicle, pulled the female out of the vehicle, handcuffed her and put her inside his vehicle. The victim immediately realized the male was not a police officer and she fled from the area on foot, as did her male companion. The suspect fled the scene in his vehicle. Neither victim suffered serious injuries.

The suspect is a white male, 30's, 5"8, medium build with no facial hair.

Anyone with information that may assist with this investigation is asked to call the Vancouver Police Tip Line at (360) 487-7399.








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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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Local Firefighters Come Together for the Community - HOSTING FREE CANDY CANE DAY BREAKFAST

LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS COME TOGETHER FOR THE COMMUNITY - HOSTING FREE CANDY CANE DAY BREAKFAST


News Release from Sublimity Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2016 4:45 PM
Sublimity Volunteer Firefighters will be hosting a free Candy Cane Day Breakfast on Sunday, December 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Sublimity Fire Station. Volunteers will be serving an all you can eat biscuits and gravy breakfast, and Santa will be arriving in the Life Flight helicopter (pending weather and any emergency calls) in the park across from the fire station. Santa is scheduled to land at approximately 9:30 a.m. and will be handing out candy canes and visiting during the breakfast. Prologue Pastries is providing the biscuits at a discounted rate and donating the labor to bake them.
Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to donate three cans of non-perishable food or to make a monetary donation toward holiday food baskets. All food and money collected will go to local families in need this holiday season. This is the fourth year for the breakfast and this event will take the place of firefighters going through Sublimity to gather food and distribute candy canes. Firefighters will still be collecting food at the station and any donations are greatly appreciated. Suggested items: stuffing mix, boxed mashed potatoes, mini marshmallows and canned items (yams/sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, corn, fruit cocktail and peaches).
For more information about the Candy Cane Day Breakfast, contact Sublimity Fire District at 503-769-3282.
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Juvenile Arrested for Armed Robbery

JUVENILE ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2016 4:38 PM
Downloadable file: 16-3323
On Sunday, November 27, 2016, at approximately 9:00pm Tualatin Police responded to a report of a robbery at knife-point that occurred on the walking path between Cabela's and the Heron's Landing Apartments, located at 18540 SW Boones Ferry Road, in Tualatin.

When officers arrived they learned that a female victim was walking along the path towards the Heron's Landing Apartment complex when a Hispanic male, 16 years of age, of Tualatin, approached her with a knife and demanded her bags. The male realized he was seen by witnesses and ran away from the scene without the bags. The victim sustained minor scratches to her back during the incident.

Washington County Sheriff's K9 and deputies, as well as officers from Tigard Police Department assisted Tualatin Police in a search for the suspect. He was seen running nearby by officers and taken into custody without incident. The victim positively identified the suspect. He was lodged at Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center where he was charged with attempted first degree robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, and aggravated assault.

Nothing further at this time.
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UPDATE -- CORRECTED VICTIM AGE: Suspect in Milwaukie murder arrested by WSP following Washington crash (Photo)

UPDATE -- CORRECTED VICTIM AGE: SUSPECT IN MILWAUKIE MURDER ARRESTED BY WSP FOLLOWING WASHINGTON CRASH (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2016 3:44 PM
Downloadable file: 16-32525-CrimeScene.jpeg
[UPDATE: Age of Melissa Elaine Vargas corrected below. She was 53, not 51.]

Please reference CCSO Case # 16-32525

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on November 27, 2016, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported shooting at a residence at 13614 SE River Rd., outside of Milwaukie in unincorporated Clackamas County.

When deputies arrived, they found a deceased female -- identified as Melissa Elaine Vargas, 53, of Gaston -- with a gunshot wound to the back of the neck.

Deputies were able to speak with Debra S. Kusch-Siegberg, 61, of Milwaukie, who lived at the residence. She told them that her ex-husband -- Gregory R. Siegberg, 62, of Milwaukie, who also lived at the residence -- came downstairs and shot Ms. Vargas one time. He then reportedly shot multiple times at his ex-wife as she ran from the residence to a neighbor's house, where she called 911.

Mr. Siegberg fled the scene in his vehicle -- a 2015 Subaru -- before deputies arrived.

Sheriff's Office detectives, Oregon State Police Crime Lab and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team responded to process the crime scene and conduct interviews.

A short time later, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Sheriff's Office investigators were notified by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) that Mr. Siegberg was in custody as a result of a traffic crash. WSP troopers had responded to a report of a car overturned on I-5 near Ridgefield, WA. They arrested Siegberg on a DUII charge and he was transported to a local hospital, where he was evaluated and then booked into Clark County Jail; he then reportedly told Washington troopers about the Milwaukie homicide.

Sheriff's Office detectives responded to Washington State -- where, with the help of the Washington State Patrol, they were able to confirm Mr. Siegberg's identity and interview him.

The deceased, Ms. Vargas, was an acquaintance of Mr. Siegberg and Ms. Kusch-Siegberg, but was not a relative.

Ms. Vargas' family has been notified of her death, and the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has completed its autopsy.

Mr. Siegberg is currently in custody in Clark County Jail in Washington ( https://www.clark.wa.gov/sheriff/jail-roster ) on a temporary warrant for the murder of Ms. Vargas and the attempted aggravated murder of Ms. Kusch-Siegberg. Mr. Siegberg will make his first court appearance in Washington this afternoon (Monday, Nov. 28).

ADDITIONAL INFO SOUGHT

Anyone with information on Gregory R. Siegberg and/or the homicide investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line. Tips can be sent by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp -- please reference CCSO Case # 16-32525.

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OMSI HOSTS SESAME STREET'S ELMO FOR PUBLIC MEET-AND-GREET: "Walkaround Elmo" To Open Planetarium's Newest Show, "One World, One Sky"

OMSI HOSTS SESAME STREET'S ELMO FOR PUBLIC MEET-AND-GREET: "WALKAROUND ELMO" TO OPEN PLANETARIUM'S NEWEST SHOW, "ONE WORLD, ONE SKY"


News Release from OMSI
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2016 3:35 PM
Portland, Ore. (November 28, 2016) -- On December 1, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will host the beloved Sesame StreetTM character, walkaround Elmo, to celebrate the opening of the museum's newest planetarium show, One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure.
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One World, One Sky follows Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, on a fanciful trip from Sesame Street to the Moon. On their journey of discovery, the friends learn all about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and, of course, the Moon--and how very different it is from Earth.
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For the show's premiere, guests are welcome to come meet "walkaround Elmo" and discover the wonders of the night sky with fun, hands-on space science activities. Appearances from walkaround Elmo will be at 9:45-10:15 a.m., 10:45-11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., and 12:45-1:15 p.m. in the auditorium.
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The walkaround Elmo meet-and-greet event and space activities are free; planetarium tickets not included.
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One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure was created as part of a global partnership between the Adler Planetarium (Chicago); Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street; the Beijing Planetarium; and the Liberty Science Center (Jersey City, NJ). It features a planetarium show and educational outreach materials for children ages 4 - 6 and their families, teachers, and caregivers.
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Sesame Workshop developed the planetarium show with major funding by the PNC Foundation and other partners. The show provides children with an age-appropriate introduction to astronomy while forging cross-cultural connections. Its local premier and screening were made possible by a charitable donation from PNC Real Estate's community affairs committee secured from the PNC Foundation.
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The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (www.pnc.com), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a bilingual $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.
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One World, One Sky is now showing at 12:30 p.m. every day in OMSI's Kendall Planetarium.
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More information and tickets are available at omsi.edu.
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Sesame Street(R) and associated characters, trademarks, and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. (C)2016 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.
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About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI operates the largest museum-based outdoor science education program in the country and provides traveling and community outreach programs that bring science learning opportunities to schools and community organizations in every county in Oregon and throughout the region. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.
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Suspect in Milwaukie murder arrested by WSP following Washington crash (Photo)

SUSPECT IN MILWAUKIE MURDER ARRESTED BY WSP FOLLOWING WASHINGTON CRASH (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2016 2:19 PM
Downloadable file: 16-32525-CrimeScene.jpeg
Please reference CCSO Case # 16-32525

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on November 27, 2016, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported shooting at a residence at 13614 SE River Rd., outside of Milwaukie in unincorporated Clackamas County.

When deputies arrived, they found a deceased female -- identified as Melissa Elaine Vargas, 51, of Gaston -- with a gunshot wound to the back of the neck.

Deputies were able to speak with Debra S. Kusch-Siegberg, 61, of Milwaukie, who lived at the residence. She told them that her ex-husband -- Gregory R. Siegberg, 62, of Milwaukie, who also lived at the residence -- came downstairs and shot Ms. Vargas one time. He then reportedly shot multiple times at his ex-wife as she ran from the residence to a neighbor's house, where she called 911.

Mr. Siegberg fled the scene in his vehicle -- a 2015 Subaru -- before deputies arrived.

Sheriff's Office detectives, Oregon State Police Crime Lab and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team responded to process the crime scene and conduct interviews.

A short time later, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Sheriff's Office investigators were notified by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) that Mr. Siegberg was in custody as a result of a traffic crash. WSP troopers had responded to a report of a car overturned on I-5 near Ridgefield, WA. They arrested Siegberg on a DUII charge and he was transported to a local hospital, where he was evaluated and then booked into Clark County Jail; he then reportedly told Washington troopers about the Milwaukie homicide.

Sheriff's Office detectives responded to Washington State -- where, with the help of the Washington State Patrol, they were able to confirm Mr. Siegberg's identity and interview him.

The deceased, Ms. Vargas, was an acquaintance of Mr. Siegberg and Ms. Kusch-Siegberg, but was not a relative.

Ms. Vargas' family has been notified of her death, and the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has completed its autopsy.

Mr. Siegberg is currently in custody in Clark County Jail in Washington ( https://www.clark.wa.gov/sheriff/jail-roster ) on a temporary warrant for the murder of Ms. Vargas and the attempted aggravated murder of Ms. Kusch-Siegberg. Mr. Siegberg will make his first court appearance in Washington this afternoon (Monday, Nov. 28).

ADDITIONAL INFO SOUGHT

Anyone with information on Gregory R. Siegberg and/or the homicide investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line. Tips can be sent by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp -- please reference CCSO Case # 16-32525.

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Oregon State Parks annual parking permits on sale in December

OREGON STATE PARKS ANNUAL PARKING PERMITS ON SALE IN DECEMBER


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2016 2:00 PM
Give the gift of the great outdoors this holiday season with an annual Oregon State Parks day-use parking permit. From Dec. 1-31, visitors and holiday shoppers can buy them for only $25--that's $5 off the regular price of $30. Purchasing these passes is easy--buy them online at https://store.oregonstateparks.org, along with branded holiday gift gear, such as portable coolers, water bottles and baseball caps.

Parking costs $5 a day at 26 Oregon State Parks unless you have a 12- or 24-month parking permit or a same-day camping receipt. The 24-month pass is $50. The permits are transferable from vehicle to vehicle.

"Our December sale is the only time we discount the annual parking permit," said Lisa Sumption, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) Director. "These make a great gift. Your family and friends will thank you for a year of unlimited playing, hiking and picnicking."

The Oregon Coast Passport is also discounted $5 in December. The passport is a multi-agency product, valid at Oregon State Parks, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service sites along the Oregon coast. The coastal passports are on sale for $30--regularly $35--in December.

The OPRD parking permits and Oregon Coast Passport can be purchased at major Oregon State Parks offices, some state park friends' group stores and local businesses throughout the state. For a complete list of vendors, visit http://oregonstateparks.org.

First time members of the nonprofit Oregon State Parks Foundation (http://www.oregonstateparksfoundation.org/membership/) receive a free 12-month permit at the $45 membership level or above.

Visitors are the single largest source of funding for Oregon's state parks. Revenue from RV registrations and the Oregon Lottery, dedicated by voters in 1998 and 2010, make up the rest.
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