Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Body Found in Beggars Tick Wildlife Refuge in June Identified

BODY FOUND IN BEGGARS TICK WILDLIFE REFUGE IN JUNE IDENTIFIED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2017 2:42 PM
The Oregon State Medical Examiner has identified the remains located at Beggars Tick Wildlife Refuge in June 2017, as 43-year-old Kenneth R Wick of Portland. The cause of death has been ruled "undetermined."

Wicks was initially reported missing on November 25, 2016, to North Precinct officers.

On June 27, 2017, East Precinct officers responded to Beggars Tick Wildlife Refuge, regarding a report that a Portland Parks & Recreation employee found a body in the marsh. Based on the initial observations, the body had been in the water for quite some time.

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Red Cross Continues to Provide Shelter, Food, Other Resources for Wildfire Evacuees

RED CROSS CONTINUES TO PROVIDE SHELTER, FOOD, OTHER RESOURCES FOR WILDFIRE EVACUEES


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2017 1:08 PM
Downloadable file: Wildfire Safety Checklist
Downloadable file: News Release - Red Cross Continues to Provide Shelter, Food, Other Resources for Wildfire Evacuees
Sleeping areas, showers, food, water and other services available to wildfire evacuees at the Red Cross shelter, located in Gold Beach.

GOLD BEACH, Ore., August 23, 2017 -- The American Red Cross shelter set up for Chetco Bar Wildfire evacuees remains open in Gold Beach and continues to provide shelter and aid to people displaced from their homes.

The Red Cross shelter is located at Riley Elementary School, 94350 6th St, Gold Beach, OR 97444. Individuals and families in need of shelter assistance may simply show up at the shelter for help. People facing evacuations and in need of shelter assistance may call (888) 680-1455.

The following services are available at the shelter to people displaced by the Chetco Bar Wildfire:
* Shelter (sleeping area, cots, blankets)
* Food (hot meals and snacks)
* Water and coffee
* Shower facility
* Informational updates from the Fire Management Team (typically daily resident briefings)
* Other assistance (dependant on individual or community needs)
* Information on pet shelter assistance
* Information on livestock relocation


For information on the Chetco Bar wildfire:
* Residents in Curry County who have a landline will receive emergency notifications via that number.

* Residents in need of fire information may call the Chetco Bar Fire Information Line at: 541-247-3680 or 541-316-5816 or 541-414-4489.

* Residents facing evacuations should make arrangements to move property and livestock. Caged animals and livestock can relocate to the Curry County Fairgrounds (event center at the beach). For more info on livestock relocation to the fairgrounds, call 541-425-1821.

HOW TO HELP:
If people are interested in helping Chetco Bar Wildfire evacuees the best way to assist Red Cross efforts is to make a financial donation at www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. A financial donation allows the Red Cross to mobilize quickly to aid people affected by disasters as well as to purchase supplies to address specific shelter resident needs.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.
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Woman charged with initiating false report after telling deputies about nonexistent missing boy along MAX line; Photo attached (Photo)

WOMAN CHARGED WITH INITIATING FALSE REPORT AFTER TELLING DEPUTIES ABOUT NONEXISTENT MISSING BOY ALONG MAX LINE; PHOTO ATTACHED (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2017 12:51 PM
Downloadable file: Roberts booking photo
At about 5:31 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the area of the Park Avenue Transit Center along the MAX Orange Line on a report of a missing child.

The call was quickly dispatched to Transit Police because the incident had allegedly occurred along the MAX line.

Just 16 seconds later, deputies were informed that dispatch was in contact with TriMet and attempting to stop the train.

Deputies and officers with the Transit Police arrived on scene and immediately began an investigation.

Authorities made contact with the reporting female, identified as Treaunna S. V. Roberts, who told deputies that her 4 year old son "Anthony" was missing.

Ms. Roberts went on to give deputies a detailed description of the boy: 4 years old, African-American, wearing a blue shirt, white shorts, and Jordan sneakers, hair in cornrows.

Clackamas County Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel and Sheriff's Office detectives were contacted and responded to the scene. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office immediately made public notifications through social media platforms asking for the public's help in locating "Anthony," and other officers from various jurisdictions joined the search.

Once on scene, Sheriff's Office detectives contacted Ms. Roberts and began questioning her. Detectives soon found Ms. Roberts's story inconsistent and they began to question her truthfulness.

Detectives then located surveillance video that also raised questions about Ms. Roberts's story. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Ms. Roberts confessed to detectives that she had fabricated the entire story -- that she did not have a child, nor was she aware of any missing child.

Treaunna S. V. Roberts was then taken into custody and transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where she was booked on one charge of Initiating a False Report. Bail was set at $1,500.

Her complete booking info is here:
https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/?pk=2017022431#inmates

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UPDATE: One Suspect Arrested After Homicide Investigation in Portland's Goose Hollow Neighborhood (Photo)

UPDATE: ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IN PORTLAND'S GOOSE HOLLOW NEIGHBORHOOD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2017 12:49 PM
Downloadable file: Paris J McConville
The deceased person located in the 700 block of Southwest Saint Claire Avenue on Tuesday August 22, 2017 has been identified as 35-year-old Ryan D Thompson of Portland.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has determined Thompson died of homicidal violence.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate this case. Anyone with information should contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov

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On Tuesday August 22, 2017, at 3:11 p.m., a person, later identified as Paris McConville, entered the front lobby of Central Precinct, located at 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue, to report a deceased person.

Central Precinct officers and detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail contacted McConville. McConville directed investigators to an apartment in the 700 block of Southwest Saint Clair Avenue.

Officers arrived and located a deceased man inside an apartment. Detectives initiated a suspicious death investigation.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with the investigation.

At this time body has been released to the Oregon State Medical Examiner for an autopsy. The autopsy will be conducted today.

During the preliminary investigation, detectives determined this was a homicide investigation. 34-year-old Paris McConville was taken into custody and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on one count of Murder. McConville will be arraigned this afternoon.


The identification of the victim is pending notification of his family.


Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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OPRD will hold public meeting Sept. 19 in Prineville for proposed Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway

OPRD WILL HOLD PUBLIC MEETING SEPT. 19 IN PRINEVILLE FOR PROPOSED CROOKED RIVER CANYON SCENIC BIKEWAY


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2017 10:11 AM
Prineville OR -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public meeting for a proposed Oregon Scenic Bikeway from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Room 1868, 152 NW 4th Street in Prineville.

The 37-mile Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway takes visitors from the community of Prineville, across the farm and ranch fields of the Crooked River Valley, then through the deeply carved and dramatic Crooked River Canyon. Riders pass by pastures of grazing cows and llama, then under dramatic basalt cliffs and pillars, while following the route of the Wild and Scenic Crooked River. Riders travel out and back, cycling in one direction and then returning the same way.

The meeting will consist of a presentation on the Oregon Scenic Bikeway Program, information on the proposed Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway and then questions from attendees.

Public comments on the proposed bikeway will be taken at the meeting and written comments will be accepted before and after the meeting until the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission acts on the proposed designation. Those comments will be presented to the commission before the vote.

The State Scenic Bikeway Program designates the best-of-the-best road bike riding in Oregon. The program includes 16 designated bikeways listed at http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=thingstodo.dsp_scenicBikeways.

Send comments about the proposed bikeway to Alex Phillips at alex.phillips@oregon.gov or to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept., ATTN: Alexandra Phillips, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301-1266.
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Milli Fire Update

MILLI FIRE UPDATE


News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal
Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2017 10:06 AM
August 23, 2017 Morning Update

Crossroads subdivision, Edgington Road, Remuda Road, Peterson Burn Road, Wild Wing and Three Creeks Road residences returning to Level 2 (Be Set) Evacuation Notice, allowing residents to return to their homes.

With changes in evacuation status the American Red Cross shelter at the Sisters Middle School will provide lunch and dinner to clients today and then is scheduled to close this evening. The Red Cross will operate an Emergency Aid Station on Thursday at the Middle School location where the public is welcome to drop in between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for breakfast, lunch, snacks, to escape fire smoke, and to access current fire information.

Burnout activity was initiated overnight on the north side of the fire from the containment line along Forest Road 1018 and up to OR242. This work is being conducted as an offensive strategy to reduce the fuel load and build a line of defense between the fire and structures to the east should the fire make a run from the northwest. Burnout activity will continue today as conditions allow in the areas near 1018, as well as north of OR242. Mechanical vegetative removal work will continue in order to further prep these areas for future burnouts.

The northwest, west and southwest sides of the fire remain active. The fire grew near Black Crater Lake, but was moving slowly. On the southwest side, the fire came across Forest Road 1026 burning into old Pole Creek Fire burned area. The western side is in the wilderness and is expected to slowly move towards the lava fields where it will naturally stop. Control lines on the northeastern and southeastern sides of the fire were further reinforced with wider lines and cooling off hot spots around the fire perimeter.

Structural task forces managed by the Oregon State Fire Marshal Office Green Team were out yesterday at the Black Butte Ranch and Tollgate communities to evaluate homes and assist homeowners with making their property better prepared. Those crews have been and will continue to patrol the area and support fire operations. No structures have been destroyed in this fire.

A public meeting is planned for Thursday, August 24, 6 p.m. at the Sisters High School, 1700 McKinney Butte Rd, Sisters, Oregon. Information regarding status of the fire, closures, and evacuations will be provided.
Evacuations:
Level 2 - The subdivisions of Crossroads, Edgington/Remuda, Wildwing, Peterson Burn Road Area, and along both sides of Three Creeks Lake Road (Forest Road 16) about one mile south of Sisters from the junction of the Brooks Scanlon logging road.
Level 1- The subdivision of Tollgate, all areas between OR 242 and HWY 20 and west of Cold Springs Cutoff (FS1018), which includes Black Butte Ranch.

Road Closures:
OR242 east of Cascade Crest to the junction of Forest Road 15. For further information see www.tripcheck.com

Links:
Forest Closures: There is an area closure in place in the Deschutes National Forest, due to fire activity. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/deschutes/alerts-notices
Smoke monitoring information is available at: oregonsmoke.blogspot.com
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Chetco Bar Fire Update

CHETCO BAR FIRE UPDATE


News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal
Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2017 10:03 AM
August 23, 2017-- 9:30 p.m.

Chetco Bar Fire Information: (541) 247-3680
Additional Lines: (541) 414-4489, (541) 316-5816, & 541-469-1177

The Chetco Bar Fire is now operating with a unified command structure that includes Oregon State Fire Marshall, U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry and Coos Forest Protection Association.

The Chetco Bar Fire is operating with a unified command structure that includes Oregon State Fire Marshal, U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry and Coos Forest Protection Association. This team continues working with the Curry County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Operations Center. This unified team recognizes that every home and acre across the landscape has value to the community and are working to protect these values.

The fire growth was minimal yesterday. The same is expected today because of favorable weather. The fire is still about 5.2 miles northeast of Brookings. The public is asked to avoid the fire affected area and watch for fire crews and heavy equipment enroute to and from the fire line.

Actions: Firefighters made progress yesterday and overnight, building direct and contingency indirect line on the south and southwestern flank of the fire including establishing dozer line and working around structures to improve defensible space. Today, fire crews will continue to take advantage of the cooler air and higher relative humidity (RH) to improve and extend containment lines and continue to work around structures.

Weather: Yesterday's weather patterns of cooler air and higher relative humidity (RHs) is expected through Thursday, along with the light to moderate afternoon and evening sea breezes. Areas of fog and low clouds this morning will clear back to the coast this afternoon. One more night of excellent humidity recovery is expected tonight, with a deep marine layer ahead of an approaching weak cold front. Cool high pressure will build into the Pacific Northwest behind this front, presenting another round of gusty north to northeast winds Thursday night into Friday. Onshore flow is expected to return Sunday or Monday, returning to the region's typical weather.

Smoke and haze will continue to be visible along Gold Beach and Brookings-Harbor as there's little air movement. That is expected to change as soon as the coastal winds pick up in the afternoon. Rogue River valley and Gold Beach will see unhealthy levels throughout the day. Highway 101 will have limited visibility as smoke infiltrates along the coast. For more info about air quality, please visit the Oregon Smoke Blog: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

Evacuations:
For current information on areas under an evacuation please visit our interactive map at http://arcg.is/1zXWzD. Yesterday, portions of the evacuation area was reduced to a Level 2, allowing residents in the fire affected area from Cape Ferrello Road and Carpenterville Road north to Pistol River and east and west off Carpenterville Road to return to their homes. Residents returning to their homes in Level 2 evacuation areas can obtain re-entry forms at established check points with verifiable proof of residency. Re-entry forms are no longer available at Ray's Market. The Red Cross is continuing to staff an emergency evacuation shelter at Riley Creek Elementary in Gold Beach 94350 6th St. Gold Beach, OR. (541)-600-6068. There is no shelter in Brookings.

Community Meeting: A community meeting is being planned at Gold Beach this evening. The time and location will be announced later today.


Fire at a Glance:
Size: 99, 944 acres (approx.)
Cause: Lightning
Containment: 0%
Total personnel: 1078

Social Media Resources:
Interactive Map: http://arcg.is/1zXWzD
Reverse 911: http://tinyurl.com/CurryReverse911
Facebook: /https://www.facebook.com/R6RRSNF/
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/
Twitter: @RRSNF #ChetcoBarFire
E-mail: chetcobarfireinfo@gmail.com
Air Quality Report: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
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Pedestrian Safety Operation - August 30, 2017

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY OPERATION - AUGUST 30, 2017


News Release from Oregon City Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2017 9:47 AM
The Oregon City Police Department will be conducting its third Pedestrian Safety Operation on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. This operation will be held on Washington St. at 12th St. in Oregon City from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

The primary focus of this operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. The Oregon City Police Department hopes to raise awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right away laws, using a decoy pedestrian. Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone.

As a reminder, motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or are crossing the roadway, ORS 811.028. A pedestrian is crossing the roadway in a crosswalk when any part or extension of the pedestrian, including but not limited to any part of the pedestrian's body, wheelchair, cane, crutch or bicycle, moves onto the roadway in a crosswalk with the intent to proceed.

The members of the Oregon City Police Department are dedicated to enhancing the safety of both citizens and guests of the city. Funding for the pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact.

http://oregonimpact.org/

http://oregonimpact.org/_upload/20161201/73/Oregon.pdf
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One Suspect Arrested After Homicide Investigation in Portland's Goose Hollow Neighborhood (Photo)

ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IN PORTLAND'S GOOSE HOLLOW NEIGHBORHOOD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2017 9:27 AM
Downloadable file: Paris J McConville
On Tuesday August 22, 2017, at 3:11 p.m., a person, later identified as Paris McConville, entered the front lobby of Central Precinct, located at 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue, to report a deceased person.

Central Precinct officers and detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail contacted McConville. McConville directed investigators to an apartment in the 700 block of Southwest Saint Clair Avenue.

Officers arrived and located a deceased man inside an apartment. Detectives initiated a suspicious death investigation.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with the investigation.

At this time body has been released to the Oregon State Medical Examiner for an autopsy. The autopsy will be conducted today.

During the preliminary investigation, detectives determined this was a homicide investigation. 34-year-old Paris McConville was taken into custody and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on one count of Murder. McConville will be arraigned this afternoon.


The identification of the victim is pending notification of his family.


Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department accepting comments on overnight camping rate proposed change

OREGON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT ACCEPTING COMMENTS ON OVERNIGHT CAMPING RATE PROPOSED CHANGE


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2017 9:00 AM
Salem OR -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is proposing amendments to agency rules related to overnight camping rates for state parks. A $2 per site increase in the base rate for overnight rental fees on select types of campsites was approved by the Oregon Legislature as part of the 2017-19 OPRD budget. The deadline for public comment on the amendments is extended to Sept. 15, 2017.

The proposed rule will increase the base rate for yurts, cabins, full hook up, partial hook up, hiker-biker, equestrian and group sites. Tent site rates will not increase, which maintains a lower cost option for park visitors. The proposed rule is aligned with the views expressed in park surveys that show visitors prefer smaller rate increases on a more frequent basis than a large fee increase in the future. Day-use parking pass prices will not increase.

The full text of the amendment to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0020 and 736-015-0040 is available online at http://bit.ly/OregonStateParkRulemaking. Comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM on September 15, 2017, and can be made: online at http://bit.ly/OregonStateParkRulemaking ; in writing to: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, attn.: Katie Gauthier, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301; or through e-mail to OPRD.publiccomment@oregon.gov. After reviewing public comments, agency staff plan to present a final recommended rule for consideration by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission at its September 20 business meeting. If approved by the Commission, new rates would be effective on new reservations made after Oct. 1, 2018.
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Volunteers needed for national trail counts Sept. 12-17

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NATIONAL TRAIL COUNTS SEPT. 12-17


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2017 8:50 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver and its partners are seeking volunteers to help count local trail users this September as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.

This year's trail counts will occur from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12-14 and from 9-11 a.m. on Sept. 16 and 17. A variety of two-hour volunteer shifts are available at many different locations. Plus, four new locations have been added this year!

To volunteer, please sign up for one of the two following training sessions and RSVP for a trail counting location online at http://bit.ly/1zcDzX8:

* 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St.
* 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, Clark County Public Works Operations Center, 4700 N.E. 78th St.

Information gathered during the counts will be used to track trends in trail usage, determine the need for infrastructure improvements and gauge the effectiveness of outreach and education about trails. Links to information from previous years' trail counts are available at www.cityofvancouver.us/2017trailcount.

"We need volunteer counters more than ever, and encourage community members to come out to assist or simply get outside and walk, bike or roller blade at your favorite locations on these days and be counted," said Vancouver Parks and Recreation Director Julie Hannon.

Counting Locations

* 157th Avenue at Mill Plain Boulevard
* 45th Street at Main Street
* Burnt Bridge Creek Trail at the Northeast Devine Road trailhead
* Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach
* Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail at NE Palmer
* Columbia River Renaissance Trail
* Columbia Street at 6th Street
* E Fourth Plain Blvd at Burnt Bridge Creek
* Fourth Plain Boulevard at Grand Avenue
* Frenchman's Bar and Vancouver Lake Trail at the Blurock Landing trailhead
* I-5 bridge pathway
* Lacamas Trail at the Northeast Goodwin Road trailhead
* Lower River Road Trail at Farwest Steel
* McGillivray Boulevard at Village Loop
* McLoughlin Boulevard at Ft. Vancouver Way
* Padden Parkway Trail at Northeast 94th Avenue
* Salmon Creek Greenway Trail at the Vancouver Girls Softball Association trailhead
* Whipple Creek Regional Park at NW 179th and NW 21st Ave

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/22/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 08/22/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2017 8:24 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/22/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-1416

On 08/22/2017 at 0958 hrs., police took a phone report of a trespass that occurred on 08/20/2017 in the 1400 block of NE Rockwell Drive. The case is under investigation.

1C 2017-CAD

On 08/22/2017 at about 1157 hrs., police responded to the 34000 block of SE Coupland Road to assist with a patient who appeared to have an accidental self inflicted gun shot wound. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1417

On 08/22/2017 at about 1555 hrs., an officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of NW Industrial Way and NW Tulip Road. Police arrested Luke L. Lorton (47, of Boring), for misdemeanor driving while suspended. He was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $1500 bail, and his vehicle was impounded.

1C 2017-1418

On 08/22/2017 at about 1832 hrs., officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 800 block of North Broadway Street. While enroute, they received additional
reports of an older man screaming and cursing at passersby near Rivermill Elementary school. Steven R. Dix Sr. (68, of Estacada), was arrested for Disorderly Conduct II and was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $1500 bail.

1C 2017-1419

On 08/22/2017 at 1931 hrs., police responded to assist with a medical issue in the 900 block of SW Lake Shore Drive. A report was taken.

SANDY:

No new crimes were reported in Sandy yesterday. Woo hoo!
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

UPDATE: Portland Police Respond to Man with a Gun at PCC Cascade Campus - Arrest (Photo)

UPDATE: PORTLAND POLICE RESPOND TO MAN WITH A GUN AT PCC CASCADE CAMPUS - ARREST (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 4:51 PM
Downloadable file: Nathaniel M Irving
The suspect arrested earlier today in connection with a report of a man running with a gun and later entering a man's home in North Portland has been identified 39-year-old Nathaniel M. Irving. Irving was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft in the First Degree, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Building, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

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On Tuesday August 22, 2017, at 11:03 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Portland Community College (PCC) Cascade Campus library, located at 720 N Jessup St, on the report of a man armed with a gun.

As officers responded to the area, they learned a man had entered the PCC library and stated he needed help. After the man had requested help, an employee had requested PCC security officers respond to assist the man. When PCC security officers responded to the library, the man ran from the location and a handgun was seen in is hand.PCC security officers continued to observe the man as he ran from the library, waving a gun.

When Portland Police officers arrived in the area, they followed the route the man had taken, and located a firearm. The firearm was seized as evidence.

Officers continued to search the area for the suspect. When officers arrived in the 6100 Block of North Kerby Avenue, a homeowner informed officers a man had entered his house without permission. Based on the information provided by the homeowner, officers believed the same suspect who had fled from the PCC Campus was currently in the homeowner's residence.

Officers devised a plan to safely contact the suspect. A team of officers, comprised of a K9 team, Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team officers, entered the home, located, and arrested the suspect who had barricaded himself in an upstairs bedroom.

The suspect will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail later today. Once the suspect is lodged in the jail his name and charges will be released.

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Portland Police Respond to Disturbance on MAX Train

PORTLAND POLICE RESPOND TO DISTURBANCE ON MAX TRAIN


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 4:39 PM
On Tuesday August 22, 2017, at 1:09 p.m., Central Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the report of a disturbance with a person stabbed on a TriMet MAX train that had arrived at the Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest Davis Street Transit Station.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a man and woman were riding a westbound TriMet MAX train from Gresham to Portland. As the MAX train traveled from the Rose Quarter Transit Center to the Northwest 1st Ave and Northwest Davis St Transit Station, a male subject approached and confronted the couple. The subject accused the man of talking about him and demanded to be told what the two were saying about the subject. The subject then began to punch the man. The man who was being assaulted retrieved a knife and stabbed the subject once. The man was able to move away from the subject and the train arrived shortly thereafter at the Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest Davis Street Transit Station.

Once at the Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest Davis Street Transit Station, Portland Police arrived and contacted both men. The subject with a stab wound was provided medical aid and transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The man who was assaulted was detained.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau Forensic Evidence Division responded to the location and assisted with the investigation.

The man who was assaulted was interviewed by detectives. Based on information learned in the investigation, detectives believe the man who was assaulted, acted in self-defense when he stabbed the subject.

The TriMet Transit Station at Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest Davis Street was closed during the investigation, but has been re-opened.

At this time no one has been charged with a crime.

The investigation is on-going. At the conclusion of the case, information will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's office for review.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0889 or Christopher.Traynor@porltandoregon.gov

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Vehicle crash and fire NE 167th Ave. (Photo)

VEHICLE CRASH AND FIRE NE 167TH AVE. (PHOTO)


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 4:38 PM
Downloadable file: Vehicle crash
At 1340 Hrs today, 08/22/2017 Fire Rescue and CCSO were dispatched to a single vehicle crash at the 21100 BLK of NE 167th Ave. The vehicle driver and sole occupant, William R. Catron, age 24 of Battle Ground was southbound on NE 167th Ave when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a Clark Public Utilities pole, shearing the pole off resulting in electrical lines sparking a fire. Fire District 3 extinguished the flames. Catron was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. Canton was cited for driving with a suspended driver's license. Excessive speed is suspected as a causing factor in the crash.
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Crews Respond to Vehicle Accident with Fire in Battle Ground (Photo)

CREWS RESPOND TO VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH FIRE IN BATTLE GROUND (PHOTO)


News Release from Clark Co. Fire Dist. 3
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 4:34 PM
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Fire District 3 responded to a single vehicle accident into a power pole at 21100
NE 167 Ave Battle Ground on August 22, 2017, at 13:43. Two engines, one tender, and command staff with a total of nine personnel responded to the incident. Crews arrived to find one injured civilian, power lines down, with a vehicle fire and one-half acre grass fire. Clark Public Utilities de-energized the lines so that Fire District 3 personnel could extinguish the vehicle and grass fire. The injured victim was transported to Peacehealth Medical Center by American Medical Response. The Clark County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
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Oregon State Penitentiary reports inmate death (Photo)

OREGON STATE PENITENTIARY REPORTS INMATE DEATH (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 3:53 PM
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An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly Monday afternoon of apparent natural causes at a local area hospital. He had been housed at Oregon State Penitentiary. As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.

Leroy Earp, 77, was transported off-site for medical care on August 15, 2017. He was non-responsive to medical interventions and was pronounced deceased at 2:19 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Earp entered DOC custody on July 15, 1982 on one count of aggravated murder out of Clackamas County. His was serving a life sentence.

Attempts to locate next of kin have not been successful. The department asks that anyone familiar with the deceased contact one of the numbers listed above. No other details are available at this time.

OSP is Oregon's only maximum-security prison, located in Salem, and houses over 2,000 male inmates. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including death row, disciplinary segregation, behavioral health, intermediate care housing, and an infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care. OSP participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including the furniture factory, laundry, metal shop, and contact center. It provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, work-based education, inmate work crews, and pre-release services. OSP was established in 1866 and, until 1959, was Oregon's only prison.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: All lanes of US 101 are now open north of Lincoln City at milepost 112, NE East Devils Lake Road. Traffic remains heavy in the area and travelers should expect delays as the backup clears. UPDATE

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Portland Police Respond to Man with a Gun at PCC Cascade Campus

PORTLAND POLICE RESPOND TO MAN WITH A GUN AT PCC CASCADE CAMPUS


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 3:13 PM
On Tuesday August 22, 2017, at 11:03 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Portland Community College (PCC) Cascade Campus library, located at 720 N Jessup St, on the report of a man armed with a gun.

As officers responded to the area, they learned a man had entered the PCC library and stated he needed help. After the man had requested help, an employee had requested PCC security officers respond to assist the man. When PCC security officers responded to the library, the man ran from the location and a handgun was seen in is hand.PCC security officers continued to observe the man as he ran from the library, waving a gun.

When Portland Police officers arrived in the area, they followed the route the man had taken, and located a firearm. The firearm was seized as evidence.

Officers continued to search the area for the suspect. When officers arrived in the 6100 Block of North Kerby Avenue, a homeowner informed officers a man had entered his house without permission. Based on the information provided by the homeowner, officers believed the same suspect who had fled from the PCC Campus was currently in the homeowner's residence.

Officers devised a plan to safely contact the suspect. A team of officers, comprised of a K9 team, Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team officers, entered the home, located, and arrested the suspect who had barricaded himself in an upstairs bedroom.

The suspect will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail later today. Once the suspect is lodged in the jail his name and charges will be released.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: Two lanes of US 101 are now open and traffic is moving in both directions north of Lincoln City at milepost 112, NE East Devils Lake Road. An earlier serious crash had a lane closed for the past few hours. Traffic remains heavy in the area and travelers should expect delays. UPDATE

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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-84 WESTBOUND is now open at Exit 265 in La Grande. The route was closed earlier due to a hay truck that lost it's load west of La Grande. For update conditions check Tripcheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368.

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City of Vancouver earns clean audit report from Washington State Auditor's Office

CITY OF VANCOUVER EARNS CLEAN AUDIT REPORT FROM WASHINGTON STATE AUDITOR'S OFFICE


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 2:37 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver has received a favorable audit opinion from the Washington State Auditor's Office for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016. Annual audits are conducted by the Auditor's Office to determine whether cities comply with applicable laws and regulations and their own policies and procedures.

"In order to consistently attain clean audits, it takes a culture of accountability and a commitment to doing things right," said City Manager Eric Holmes. "I am proud and grateful for staff across the City who embody and reinforce that culture throughout the year, not just at audit time."

This year's audit included separate and independent audits in the areas of financial statements, federal grant awards, and accountability for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016:

* The financial audit reviewed the entire financial picture of the City and all financial reporting.
* The federal grant audit was conducted on the City's HOME Investment Partnerships Program use of federal funds to support programs for low and very-low income families and individuals.
* The accountability audit, which ensures specific departments and areas of the City organization are meeting compliance laws, included the Vancouver Police Department, billing cycles, the building permits process, open public meetings and the first audit of the Transportation Benefit District (TBD), demonstrating a strong commitment to accountable, transparent use of dollars dedicated to taking care of and improving the City's street system.

The news was welcomed by Lloyd Tyler, the City's Chief Financial Officer, "The clean audit report is a reflection of the City of Vancouver's dedication to excellence in financial reporting and commitment to good stewardship of taxpayer funds."

A copy of the audit report may be found at http://portal.sao.wa.gov/ReportSearch/Home/ViewReportFile?isFinding=false&arn=1019604. To learn more about the TBD and the City's street funding strategy, please visit the TBD webpage at www.cityofvancouver.us/tbd. More information about the City of Vancouver can be found at www.cityofvancouver.us.

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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: i-84 is closed WESTBOUND at Exit 265 in La Grande due to hay truck that lost it's load west of La Grande. Expect route to be open in one to two hours. Check Tripcheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 3 People in Portland

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING 3 PEOPLE IN PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 1:34 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single-family home fire disaster on August 22, 2017, at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of N Fiske Avenue in Portland, OR. The fire affected three adults and their pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, 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 in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. 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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Oregon State Parks lifts statewide campfire ban in parks: now allowed in designated campgrounds, but local restrictions remain

OREGON STATE PARKS LIFTS STATEWIDE CAMPFIRE BAN IN PARKS: NOW ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED CAMPGROUNDS, BUT LOCAL RESTRICTIONS REMAIN


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 1:09 PM
News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // Aug. 22, 2017

Media Contact:
Chris Havel, Director's Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Cell: 503-931-2590

Oregon State Parks lifts statewide campfire ban in parks: now allowed in designated campgrounds, but local restrictions remain

Salem OR -- A statewide ban on open fires in state park campgrounds has been lifted effective August 22, 2017. However, local and regional fire restrictions are still in effect in many state parks, and restrictions from other authorities often apply to state parks as well. Visitors planning a trip to a state park or the ocean shore during the rest of the fire season should check http://oregonstateparks.org and public fire restrictions at http://bit.ly/oregonfirerestrictions for updates before traveling.

The now-expired statewide state park restriction affected all open flames--campfires, candles, charcoal briquettes, tiki-style torches--at every park. Even if a state park allows campfires and other open flames, every park patron should exercise extraordinary care with fire:

+ Campfires are allowed in designated fire rings only. All fires must be attended, and fully extinguished afterward.

+ Keep water and a shovel, or a fire extinguisher, within reach of any campfire at all times.

+ Watch children and pets during and after a campfire. Metal fire rings retain heat long after the fire is out.

+ In state parks, smoking is allowed in designated campsites only, and butts must be fully extinguished and put in the trash.

+ Fires on the Oregon ocean shore must be made of natural materials only (no pallets or other assembled wood), kept 3'x3' or smaller, and placed more than 25' away and downwind from driftwood and grass. A full set of beach fire rules is online at http://bit.ly/oregonbeachfirerules.

+ Remember fireworks are prohibited year-round in Oregon state parks and on beaches.

Information is posted at oregonstateparks.org, and available through the state parks information line at 800-551-6949, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m. The Oregon Department of Forestry Public Restrictions Map at http://bit.ly/oregonfirerestrictions has local restrictions and bans available by location. Other recreational fire safety tips are online at http://keeporegongreen.org/.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: The southbound lane of US 101 is closed north of Lincoln City at milepost 112, NE East Devils Lake Road due to a crash. The northbound lane is open, but traffic is heavy and backed up through town. Travelers are advised to avoid the area and delay travel if possible. UPDATE

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: US 101 is closed north of Lincoln City at milepost 112, NE East Devils Lake Road, due to a crash. Travelers are advised to avoid the area and delay travel. There is no alternate route.

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Firefighter Training Exercise at Former Blue Heron Paper Mill

FIREFIGHTER TRAINING EXERCISE AT FORMER BLUE HERON PAPER MILL


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 11:28 AM
Clackamas Fire District #1 will be conducting a large-scale commercial fire training exercise with neighboring Fire Departments at the property of the former Blue Heron paper mill, 427 Main St., Oregon City. The training exercise will occur over a two week period on the following days: August 29-31 and September 5-7, starting at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of this exercise is to provide training for firefighters under realistic conditions to ensure that firefighters are performing at their best when a real emergency occurs.

The training exercise will use smoke barrels to simulate the smoke that is present during a real structure fire. Firefighters from Clackamas Fire District #1, Canby Fire District #62, Estacada Rural Fire District #69, Gladstone Fire, Lake Oswego Fire, Portland Fire and Rescue, and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, will practice their skills in commercial roof ventilation, large-area interior building searches in low visibility, hose deployments into multiple stories and long distances, and setting up for defensive fire operations. The Fire District has been preparing crews over the last few months by practicing all of these skills.

The final drills are called, "Down and Dirty," which are scenario based, with several fire apparatus, and are designed to test firefighter's ability to work together in coordination with other area fire departments. The Clackamas Fire Training Division will evaluate firefighters for skill proficiency and to address any identified challenges that may present themselves when dealing with large-scale, complex commercial occupancies.

The public can expect to see anywhere between five to ten fire apparatus in and around the drill site and may notice light smoke coming from the Blue Heron paper mill during the training exercise. The Fire District asks residents to please keep their windows closed during that time to prevent smoke from entering into homes and businesses.

Members of the media are welcome to attend during the training exercise, and are asked to contact Public Information Officer Steve Hoffeditz to coordinate a designated staging area.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this training exercise, please contact Public Information Officer Steve Hoffeditz at 503.742.2693.
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Celebrate 100 years of Roses at the World-famous Int'l Rose Test Garden centennial THIS SATURDAY (Photo)

CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF ROSES AT THE WORLD-FAMOUS INT'L ROSE TEST GARDEN CENTENNIAL THIS SATURDAY (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Parks & Recreation
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 11:16 AM
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Free, family event on Saturday, August 26, 2017


(Portland, OR) --

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)'s iconic International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park is celebrating its centennial this year (1917-2017). PP&R welcomes everyone to the International Rose Test Garden Centennial Celebration held all day Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 11am through the special Concert in the Park by Pilón d'Azucar at 6:30pm.

100 years ago, Portland received official notice the American Rose Society had selected the city as the location for the national test garden, in part to help preserve European roses threatened by World War I. Now, a century later, the renowned site is the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the United States. Around 700,000 visitors come to the world-famous rose garden each year.

WHAT: International Rose Test Garden (IRTG) Centennial Celebration 100yearsofroses.com
WHEN: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 11am-8:30pm
WHERE: Int'l Rose Test Garden, 400 SW Kingston Dr. in Washington Park

Celebration highlights include
* The 11am event kickoff with free cupcakes (while they last)
* The Pilón D'Azucar Concert in the Park performance at 6:30pm (Cuban salsa, timba, Afro-Cuban jazz) at the fabulous outdoor Rose Garden Amphitheater
* Live music and performances at five stations among the roses all day, in partnership with Young Audiences Arts for Learning
* Art by 60 Portland Public Schools students celebrating the Garden's contributions to Portland's
* Crafts for adults and kids such as easels set up to paint your own rose portraits, face painting, temporary rose tattoos, and more
* Rose Garden tours
* Salt & Straw will debut its special Centennial Rose ice cream, plus,
* Enjoy rose ice tea samples, food vendors, and other family fun all day.

"Portland is known as the City of Roses, and the International Rose Test Garden is a showcase of spectacular beauty," notes Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "This event will celebrate 100 years of stewardship, volunteerism, Portland's passion for roses. We are proud be the steward of this iconic destination, and look forward to the next 100 years."

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler proclaimed August, 2017, as "International Rose Test Garden Centennial Month. The formal proclamation is attached.

About Salt & Straw's special Rose City Centennial ice cream
You'll enjoy the Portland creamery's new raspberry rose sherbet with a green matcha ice cream "stem" swirled in! This flavor was specially developed for the International Rose Test Garden Centennial.
In honor of Portland's iconic International Rose Test Garden turning 100 this year, Salt & Straw set out to reimagine a whole rose--stem and all--as an ultra-delicious ice cream tribute to the floral destination that helped Portland earn the title of the City of Roses. They swirl bright red raspberry rose sherbet with streaks of grassy-green Mizuba matcha ice cream, like a rose folded into scoop form. Imagine biting into a frozen rose, sweet and floral, with the lingering flavor of matcha blooming in your mouth! Rose City Centennial ice cream will be available at Salt & Straw scoop shops starting September 1, 2017.

Take public transit to Washington Park (including FREE limited passes)
On the day of the event (Saturday, Aug 26), we'll help you get there! Park at the SmartPark garage on SW 10th and Morrison Street. Right outside, we'll have a Centennial tent, where you can pick up one of 1,500 FREE round-trip TriMet tickets to get to the big celebration. Ride TriMet MAX trains to the Oregon Zoo station, and catch the Free Explore Washington Park shuttle to the Int'l Rose Test Garden. Shuttle runs until 9pm. This helps you avoid parking hassles at the limited space in the park.


Even more accessible to all
The IRTG recently benefited from a Parks Replacement Bond project to improve accessibility from the nearby parking areas into and near the site. The project removed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility barriers from the main Garden promenade and improved the connection to the parking lot, allowing all visitors to enjoy one of the top free attractions in Oregon. A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this project will be held at 6pm at the garden, during the Centennial Celebration!

"Entering the next century with greater accessibility for all is an equitable and appropriate way to celebrate one of the Rose City's signature attractions," says PP&R Director Mike Abbaté. "We give many thanks to the many partners and volunteers who have given countless hours to develop and maintain the gardens since its beginnings in 1917. Our hope for the Centennial Year and for the Celebration is that all of our citizens and visitors reignite their love for the garden - or to visit for the first time - to celebrate a signature attraction which helps define the Rose City."


Thanks to our partners!
The IRTG Centennial Celebration is made possible by PP&R and partners, including the Friends of the International Rose Test Garden, Portland Public Schools, Young Audiences Arts for Learning of Oregon and SW Washington, and the Oregon Society of Artists.


About the International Rose Test Garden
The primary purpose of the IRTG is to serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties (hence the word "test" in the garden's formal name!) However, the garden's original creation served two significant historic purposes -- a sanctuary for roses during World War I that European hybridists feared might be wiped out in the bombings, as well as a crown to Portland's campaign in the early 1900s to secure the reputation as the City of Roses. Over the last 100 years, millions of visitors from every corner of the globe have contributed their own stories to the garden's history, and 2017 will be a year to celebrate it all. More history about the Int'l Rose Test Garden is available here.

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Hundreds of Kids to Shop with a Cop Tomorrow (Photo)

HUNDREDS OF KIDS TO SHOP WITH A COP TOMORROW (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 11:11 AM
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275 Kids "SHOP WITH A COP" and Receive New Back-to-School Clothes
Thanks to Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer, and Camp Rosenbaum


The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division's Izzy's Kids Program will partner with Fred Meyer and Camp Rosembaum to fund the annual "Shop with a Cop" event at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 7 a.m.

This year marks the 15-year anniversary of Shop with a Cop, where Portland Police officers, Multnomah County sheriffs, and up to 275 kids spend a morning together shopping for back to school clothing. Participating kids are identified by the Boys and Girls Club of Portland, St. Andrew Nativity School and Healthy First Initiative, IRCO, Youth and Family Services Division for Multnomah County and the Ahiska Turkish Community Center, and are selected based on their financial need and outstanding volunteer efforts in the community.

The Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer, and Camp Rosenbaum, have partnered to fund the program and have generously donated $36,000 for Wednesday's event. In addition to the cash donation, Fred Meyer provides a significant discount off clothing purchased at the event and a backpack with school supplies and toiletries for each child.

"Shop with a Cop and the Izzy's Kids program is a great opportunity for the Portland Police Bureau and Sunshine Division to show the community the positive aspects of community policing. This organization and these officers care about giving these kids a positive experience and the tools they need to feel good and perform well in school." said Sunshine Division's Bureau Liaison, Officer Matt Tobey.

The Sunshine Division funds the Shop with a Cop event through its Izzy's Kids program. Izzy's Kids, which began in 1981 in honor of longtime board member Isabel Hoyt, provides funds so that Portland police officers can take children in need shopping for new school clothes. The Izzy's Kids program operates year-round and will pair an additional 300 kids with an officer, for a unique, one-on-one shopping experience throughout the remainder of the school year.

Members of the media are invited to attend.

Media Contact for the Sunshine Division: Executive Director, Kyle Camberg
Direct: 503.577.6852 or kyle@sunshinedivision.org


To donate to the Sunshine Division Izzy's Kids Fund, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/donate/

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923 Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. An independent charity in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, Sunshine Division operates year round, and serves Portland's most vulnerable populations: families with children, seniors, the disabled, and veterans as they face economic challenges to meet basic needs. In addition to the over 13,000 households served directly through their doors each year, Sunshine Division donates food to over 20+ food-relief charities in five surrounding counties. The Sunshine Division distributes new and gently-used clothing through their Threadz clothing store and new clothing through the Izzy's Kids program, which pairs police officers with low-income students for a school clothes shopping trip.



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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Reshipping Scams

FBI TECH TUESDAY: BUILDING A DIGITAL DEFENSE AGAINST RESHIPPING SCAMS


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 10:00 AM
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Welcome to the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment. This week, building a digital defense against cyber shoplifters.

What is a cyber shoplifter? This scam -- also called a "reshipping" scam -- involves fraudsters who use stolen credit cards to buy items -- usually expensive items -- online. Instead of having the items shipped to the billing address, the fraudster sends them to what's called a "re-shipper". At the "re-shipper" location, the items are repackaged and usually sent overseas. There they can often be sold at a high price on the black market.

The victim business is typically unaware that anything is wrong until the credit card company dings the business for the fraudulent charge in an attempt to re-coup the money. At that point, the business has lost both the merchandise and the money it thought it had earned.

It's important to note that not everyone using a different billing and shipping address should be considered suspicious. After all, how many times have you bought a present for someone and had it shipped to them directly? And, you should also know that there are above board re-shipper businesses out there. The criminal groups have just figured out how to hijack this legitimate industry and turn it around for illegal profits.

So if you are running a business with an on-line ordering platform, how do you protect your bottom line? Here are some red flags to watch for:

* Transactions that involve different billing and shipping addresses or overseas shipping addresses
* Orders that include a large number of items
* Requests for expedited shipping

How do you protect your business?

* Have a system in place to monitor every transaction for suspicious activity.
* Pay particular attention to those orders with different billing and shipping addresses. A simple online search may give you the answer as to whether you are sending a package to a re-shipping warehouse.
* Put daily limits on how much a buyer can purchase

If you have been victimized by this scam or any other online scam, report your suspicious contacts to the FBI. You can file an online report at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI office.
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Chetco Bar Fire Update 22 August 2017

CHETCO BAR FIRE UPDATE 22 AUGUST 2017


News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 9:47 AM
Community Meeting:
There is no community meeting scheduled at this time.

Evacuations:
Curry County Sheriff's Office, in consultation with the Chetco Bar Incident Management Teams, are working to get displaced residents back into their homes as soon as possible. Evacuation orders remain in effect at this time. For current information on boundaries please visit our interactive map.

The Red Cross is staffing an emergency evacuation shelter at Riley Creek Elementary in Gold Beach 94350 6th St. Gold Beach, OR. (541)-600-6068. There is no shelter in Brookings.

Current Situation: Yesterday's weather patterns will continue throughout today and tonight with cooler temps, fog and low lying clouds. Slightly higher relative humidity's overnight (60-70%) and lighter winds slowed the fire's growth compared to previous days. We are seeing full humidity recoveries as high in elevation as 1500'. These conditions caused minimal fire perimeter growth overnight. The fire is still approximately 2.5 miles northeast of Brookings.

Brookings and Harbor area will have some low-lying smoke as a result of the fire. Air quality will improve slightly but "sensitive groups" should limit exposure to the outdoors. For more information about air quality, please visit the Oregon Smoke Blog: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

Actions: Fire crews used favorable weather conditions to their advantage to continue building direct and contingency indirect line on the south and southwestern flank of the fire, in the area between the Chetco River and Carpenterville. Structural protection resources are continuing to assess and work around structures to make them more defensible.

Donations: The citizens of this great community have shown amazing support and gratitude. Many have been bringing donations of food and other items to our base camp. Unfortunately, our efforts are concentrated on fire suppression, and we are not able to use resources to manage distribution of donations to our crews. Donations can be taken to help those in need, who have been displaced by the fire to Brookings Harbor Food Bank at 539-A-Hemlock St in Brookings. 541-469-5808.


Fire at a Glance:
Size: 98,000 acres (approx.)
Cause: Lightning
Containment: 0%
Total personnel: 788

Social Media Resources:
Twitter: @RRSNF #ChetcoBarFire
Facebook: /https://www.facebook.com/R6RRSNF/
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/
E-mail: chetcobarfireinfo@gmail.com
Air Quality Report: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
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Milli Fire Update 22 August 2017

MILLI FIRE UPDATE 22 AUGUST 2017


News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 9:32 AM
August 22, 2017 Morning Update

Fire Information number changed to 541-719-8135 effective 8AM today.

The fire remained active yesterday as it burned in the Three Sisters Wilderness south of OR242. The western edge of the fire was active on the north side of Black Crater and continued backing downslope on both flanks in the areas of Lava Lake Camp and North Matthieu Lake. Aircraft were used to monitor the fire in the Wilderness as crews continued indirect suppression actions. Firefighters made good progress in the east and southeast portions of the fire and that area is now in patrol status. Many resources from the east side were moved to support the suppression efforts on the northwest portion of the fire. Level 1 evacuation was issued for all areas between Hwy 242 and Hwy 20 and west of Cold Springs Cutoff (FS1018), which includes Black Butte Ranch.

The main concern is the active western edge of the fire. Fire managers are doing advance planning and closely looking at the potential for fire growth originating from the active western flank of the fire. It is recognized that this fire, pushed by the prevailing wind pattern, has the potential of moving north out of the Wilderness and then east toward populated areas. Fire crews are actively engaging in operations to contain the fire in this area thereby allowing residents to return to their homes.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, in consultation with its partners on the Millli Fire, are continually evaluating the need for possible changes to evacuation notices. Every effort is being made to return residents to their homes but this cannot be done until the safety of the public can be assured.

Fire behavior is expected to increase today as temperature rise and humidity lowers. Aircraft are available to assist firefighters to slow the fire's growth.

Structural task forces from the Oregon State Fire Marshal Green team are patrolling neighborhoods in the Level 3 evacuation area and assessing the Black Butte Ranch and Tollgate communities. Those crews will continue to patrol in the evacuated area and support fire operations. No structures have been destroyed in this fire.

Evacuations:
Level 3 - The subdivisions of Crossroads, Edgington/Remunda, Wildwing, Peterson Burn Road Area, and along both sides of Three Creeks Lake Road (Forest Road 16) about one mile south of Sisters from the junction of the Brooks Scanlon logging road.
Level 1- The subdivision of Tollgate, all areas between Hwy 242 and Hwy 20 and west of Cold Springs Cutoff (FS1018), which includes Black Butte Ranch.

Road Closures:
OR242 east of Cascade Crest to the junction of Forest Road 15. For further information see www.tripcheck.com

Links:
Forest Closures: There is an area closure in place in the Deschutes National Forest, due to fire activity. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/deschutes/alerts-notices
Smoke monitoring information is available at: oregonsmoke.blogspot.com
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/21/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 08/21/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 8:25 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/21/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-1411

On 08/21/2017 at about 1444 hrs., police responded to a non-injury hit & run collision in the 200 block of S Broadway Street. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1412

At 1533 hrs. on 08/21/2017, a person in the 700 block of N Broadway Street alleged that they were the victim of a restraining order violation. Officers responded and took a report, forwarding the matter to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office for a charging decision.

1C 2017-1413

On 08/21/2017 at about 1700 hrs., police responded to a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of SW Wade Street and Highway 224. Minor injuries were noted to the drivers of the two involved vehicles. One vehicle was drivable and one was towed from the scene.

SANDY:

18 2017-1369

On 08/21/2017 at about 1412 hrs., police arrested Richie R. Rich (19, of Sandy) for violation of restraining order. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail and was lodged on $25,000 bail.

18 2017-1409

On 08/21/2017 at about 1202 hrs., police responded to the 27000 block of Highway 26 in Boring to asssit with a juvenile investigation. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-1410

On 08/21/2017 at 1429 hrs., police responded to an unwanted subject in the 38000 block of Proctor Boulevard. A juvenile was contacted and was issued a trespass notice from the property.

18 2017-1414

On 08/21/2017 at 1956 hrs., police conducted a traffic stop near Highway 26 and Kate Schmitz Avenue. John M. Weidner (40, of Sandy), was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving While Suspended-Misdemeanor. Weidner's vehicle was impounded and he was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on $5000 bail.

18 2017-1415

On 08/22/2017 at 0257 hrs., police responded to the 39000 block of Evans Street to assist with a medical emergency. Police and Sandy Fire Department personnel attempted CPR, but the patient was unable to be resuscitated.
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Portland Fire & Rescue Respond to an Early Morning Fire

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPOND TO AN EARLY MORNING FIRE


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2017 7:22 AM
At 4:51am Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a residential fire at N Fiske Ave. and N Butler St. When crews arrived, they reported heavy fire on the back of the home, and the detached garage. The fire started on the back porch and extended to the first and second floors, and the garage. Within 15 minutes the fire fighters had contained the fire, and completed a search of the home for any other residents.

All three of the occupants, and their dog, escaped the fire without any injuries.

The fire was determined to be caused by improperly disposed cigarettes.

It is important to remember to always use a deep, sturdy ashtray that cannot be tipped over. They can also be doused in water or sand. Never discard cigarettes in potted plants or landscaping -- they can easily catch fire.
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Monday, August 21, 2017

17-Year-Old Bicyclist Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver (Photo)

17-YEAR-OLD BICYCLIST INJURED BY HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 21st, 2017 6:24 PM
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August 21, 2017 -- A 17-year-old bicyclist was struck by a hit-and-run driver outside of Sherwood. Deputies are asking for the public's help locating the suspect.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, at 4:13 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a hit-and-run crash in the 18400 block of Southwest Brookman Road outside of Sherwood, Oregon.

Deputies learned that a 17-year-old male riding a bicycle on Brookman Road had been struck by a pickup truck which fled the scene. Multiple agencies assisted deputies in attempting to find the suspect vehicle, which was not located.

The bicyclist was transported to Oregon Health & Science University by Metro West Ambulance with non-life threatening injures. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to the crash. The bicyclist's family has been notified.

The suspect vehicle is described as a '90s brown or tan pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet or Ford. The truck has a multi-colored tailgate and silver rear bumper.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office by calling 503-629-0111.
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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-82 NB is highly congested between I-84 and the Washington border. Travelers heading to Washington from eastern Oregon are advised to expect delays and avoid I-82 NB. The I-82 NB on-ramp from US730 near the town of Umatilla is closed due to congestion and single lane travel across the I-82 NB Columbia River Bridge. The I-82 Columbia River crossing is narrowed down to one lane in each direction while Washington DOT performs repair work on one of the Columbia River Bridges. Traveler should turn right (east) from US 395 onto US730 (north of Hermiston) and follow US730 into Washington (past Hat Rock). Check TripCheck.com for update conditions or call 511 / 800-977-6368, Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941.

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Statement from Sheriff Craig Roberts

STATEMENT FROM SHERIFF CRAIG ROBERTS


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 21st, 2017 4:59 PM
Statement from Sheriff Craig Roberts

At 1:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, I got the call that my 20-year-old son had been arrested by the Oregon State Police for driving under the influence.

I am writing to speak openly about this because I cannot emphasize enough that impaired driving is a serious offense that risks far too many lives.

When you get behind the wheel under the influence, you put your own life in danger and you jeopardize the safety of everyone else on the road.

The legal and financial consequences of driving under the influence are quickly learned after an arrest. But that's only the beginning of a longer journey. I love my son, and our family will stand beside him as he answers tough questions for himself and faces the consequences of his actions.

I am grateful to the State Police for holding my son accountable and keeping our roads safe.
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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigates Fatal Crash in Portland's Buckman Neighborhood

UPDATE: MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATES FATAL CRASH IN PORTLAND'S BUCKMAN NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 21st, 2017 4:24 PM
The bicyclist who died in this morning's crash near Southeast Water Ave and Southeast Taylor Street has been identified as 41-year-old Tamar Monhait of Portland.

This is the second fatal crash involving a bicyclist in 2017 and the 27th traffic crash related death in Portland this year.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division wishes to remind all bicyclists to wear an approved bicycle helmet. Additionally, bicyclists should operate with a front-facing white light and a rear-facing red light while operating a bicycle in low-light or dark conditions.

The Traffic Investigation Unit continues to investigate this crash.

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On Monday August 21, 2017, at 1:50 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Southeast Water Avenue and Southeast Taylor Street on the report of an injury crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a cyclist lying on the ground with life-threatening injuries and a garbage truck. Emergency medical personnel provided medical aid and transported the bicyclist to an area hospital where the 41-year-old woman died.

During the investigation, officers learned at the time of the crash the garbage truck had turned east onto Southeast Taylor Street from southbound Southeast Water Avenue. While turning onto Southeast Taylor Street, a northbound bicyclist, on Southeast Water Avenue, collided with the side of the garbage truck and suffered traumatic injuries to her head and arm.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to the scene and continues to investigate this crash.

The driver of the garbage truck remained at the scene and has cooperated with investigators. Investigators do not believe the garbage truck driver was impaired while driving.

Southeast Water Avenue at Southeast Taylor Street will be closed for the next hour as officers from the Major Crash Team conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, including possible surveillance video, should contact Officer Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

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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Officers Investigate Road Rage Incident in North Portland

OFFICERS INVESTIGATE ROAD RAGE INCIDENT IN NORTH PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 21st, 2017 4:14 PM
On Monday, August 21, 2017, at 9:05 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a road rage situation involving a shooting on Marine Drive. Officers contacted the victim of the road rage incident a safe distance from where the shooting occurred.

During the investigation, officers learned the victim was driving north on Northeast 6th Avenue near Northeast Vancouver Ave when he came upon a newer blue Chrysler Pacifica driving north on Northeast 6th Avenue. The victim observed that the vehicle had a small spare tire on the back driver's side of the vehicle and was driving at a slow rate of speed, approximately 20 miles per hour. Because the driver of the Pacifica drove so slowly, the victim attempted to pass the vehicle near Northeast 6th Avenue and Northeast Marine Drive. The victim was able to get around the Pacifica despite the driver of the Pacifica attempting to force the victim off the road.

At Northeast Marine Drive and Northeast 13th Avenue, the suspect caught up with the victim vehicle and the driver of the Pacifica fired multiple rounds at the victim's vehicle, striking the vehicle with gunfire. The victim quickly left the area and contacted police.

Officers located several bullet strikes in the victim's vehicle and requested criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division respond to the location to assist with the investigation.

The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic male. The victim believes there was a Hispanic female in the front passenger seat.

North Precinct officers and detectives with the Assault Detail continue to investigate this incident.

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

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