Friday, October 20, 2017

Active search in progress for Gold Beach resident lost at sea. - (Curry County)

ACTIVE SEARCH IN PROGRESS FOR GOLD BEACH RESIDENT LOST AT SEA. - (CURRY COUNTY)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 20th, 2017 10:04 AM
Downloadable file: Dunlap_DMV_Photo.docx
On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at approximately 6:15PM, 57 year old Gold Beach resident Karen Marie Dunlap was on the ocean shore at the South Jetty of the Rogue River when she went missing in the Pacific Ocean. It is believed she was swept out to sea by a large wave. The US Coast Guard, Oregon State Police, Gold Beach PD and Curry County Sheriff Office initiated an active search of the area. Due to hazardous search conditions, the US Coast Guard has terminated the search at approximately 10:00AM on October 20th.

Current sea and weather conditions make the ocean shores very hazardous. A surf advisory is in effect through 11:00PM Friday October 20,2017.
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Oregon Heritage Commission to meet November 6 by phone

OREGON HERITAGE COMMISSION TO MEET NOVEMBER 6 BY PHONE


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 20th, 2017 9:46 AM
The Oregon Heritage Commission agenda includes approval of minutes from the previous meeting and approval of Oregon Heritage grants. The commission will meet at 1 p.m. A public listening room will be available at the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department offices, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem. A preliminary agenda with participation information is available on the commission website at www.oregonheritage.org

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity. For more information, contact interim coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or kuri.gill@oregon.gov . Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting by calling 503-986-0690.
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Washouglal River Road closure

WASHOUGLAL RIVER ROAD CLOSURE


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 20th, 2017 12:33 AM
Washougal River Road (both directions), at approximately mile post 4, will be closed until further notice due to a land slide and unstable hillside. Clark County Department of Public works is on-scene and will re-open road when safe to do so. Motorist are encouraged to avoid the area.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Two People in Nehalem

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME DISASTER AFFECTING TWO PEOPLE IN NEHALEM


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 20th, 2017 12:26 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in the 37000 block of North Fork Road in Nehalem, Tillamook County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults and two 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 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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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Four People in Salem

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME DISASTER AFFECTING FOUR PEOPLE IN SALEM


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 11:15 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in the 800 block of Dove Avenue NE in Salem, Marion County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults, two children and six 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 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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Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Two People in Portland

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME DISASTER AFFECTING TWO PEOPLE IN PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 10:56 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in the 4000 block of SE Franklin Street in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, 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 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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Vancouver Police seeks public's help in locating runaway teens (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEKS PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING RUNAWAY TEENS (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 10:46 PM
Downloadable file: Eliana Duff
*** CORRECTION: Missing child's last name edited to "Duff." ***

The Vancouver Police Department is looking for two teens who ran from her homes in Vancouver on 10/18/2017. Eliana Duff is a 15-year-old white female. She has brown eyes and brown hair that has been dyed blonde. She is 5' 5" tall and is about 125 lbs. Eliana was last seen wearing jeans, a black sweatshirt, and white Converse shoes. A photograph is included in this release.

Jesse Goodman is a 15-year-old white male. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5' 11" tall and about 150 lbs. It is unknown what he was last wearing. No picture is available at this time.

The teens are believed to be together, and there is a possibility their destination may be the Long Beach, Washington area.

VPD requests that anyone who sees or knows the whereabouts of either child please call 911.
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Vancouver Police seeks public's help in locating runaway teens (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEKS PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING RUNAWAY TEENS (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 6:28 PM
Downloadable file: Eliana Huff
The Vancouver Police Department is looking for two teens who ran from her homes in Vancouver on 10/18/2017. Eliana Huff is a 15-year-old white female. She has brown eyes and brown hair that has been dyed blonde. She is 5' 5" tall and is about 125 lbs. Eliana was last seen wearing jeans, a black sweatshirt, and white Converse shoes. A photograph is included in this release.

Jesse Goodman is a 15-year-old white male. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5' 11" tall and about 150 lbs. It is unknown what he was last wearing. No picture is available at this time.

The teens are believed to be together, and there is a possibility their destination may be the Long Beach, Washington area.

VPD requests that anyone who sees or knows the whereabouts of either child please call 911.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two in Prineville

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING TWO IN PRINEVILLE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 5:05 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on October 18, 2017, at approximately 9:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of SE Melrose Drive in Prineville, OR. The fire affected two, including one adult and one pet. 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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UPDATE: Sexual Assault Reported at Rocky Butte Thursday Morning - Suspect Arrested (Photo)

UPDATE: SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTED AT ROCKY BUTTE THURSDAY MORNING - SUSPECT ARRESTED (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 4:35 PM
Downloadable file: Dominique R Gonzales
The suspect in the sexual assault of an adult female at Rocky Butte on Thursday morning has been identified as 23-year-old Dominique R. Gonzales. Gonzales was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree and Kidnapping in the First Degree.

Anyone with information about Gonzales is asked to contact Detective Michael Bledsoe at 503-823-0836 or Michael.Bledsoe@portlandoregon.gov

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On Thursday October 19, 2017, at 4:22 a.m., East and North Precinct officers responded to the 3200 block of Northeast Rocky Butte Road on the report of a sexual assault.

As officers responded to the area, the victim provided emergency call takers information about the victim's location and a description of the suspect and the suspect's vehicle. Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived in the area and contacted the victim. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for medical care.

During the investigation, officers learned the victim was walking to a residence in the area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Broadway early Thursday morning. There was significant rain falling at this time. As the victim walked to the residence, a man offered to drive the victim home. Shortly after getting in the vehicle, the man threatened and assaulted the victim.

The victim was able to get out of the vehicle at Rocky Butte at which time the victim called 9-1-1. Based on information gathered during the investigation, officers located the suspect and suspect vehicle in the 7600 block of North Olin Avenue. The suspect was taken into custody and the vehicle seized as evidence.

Detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Sexual Assault Detail continue to investigate this incident.

The suspect will be identified once he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults fortunately, are a rare occurrence.

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

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

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270. Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

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

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area. To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Nine in Portland

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING NINE IN PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 3:02 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on October 19, 2017, at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of SE Franklin Street in Portland Oregon. The fire affected nine, including four adults, and five 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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Defendant Sentenced to Life in Prison for Aloha Murder (Photo)

DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR ALOHA MURDER (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 2:17 PM
Downloadable file: Roger Gastelum-Medina booking photo
Downloadable file: Media Release
MEDIA RELEASE

UPDATE:
Defendant Sentenced to Life in Prison for Aloha Murder

October 19, 2017 -- Roger Gastelum-Medina, 22, was sentenced today in Washington County Circuit Court for his role in a fatal shooting in Aloha on June 20, 2016.

On October 19, 2017, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia sentenced Mr. Gastelum-Medina to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years for the crimes of Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He also imposed a lifetime term of post-prison supervision.

In addition, as part of a separate plea agreement, Mr. Gastelum-Medina pled guilty to Distribution of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) to a Minor. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison, concurrent to his sentence for the aforementioned crimes.

[Original media releases below.]

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UPDATE:
Sentencing Date Changed for Roger Gastelum-Medina

The sentencing for Roger Gastelum-Medina, originally set for the morning of October 6, 2017, has been re-scheduled. Mr. Gastelum-Medina was convicted last week of Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm in the shooting death of Yusuf Sharif on June 20, 2016 in Aloha.

Mr. Gastelum-Medina will now be sentenced on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1 p.m. in front of Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia.

[Original media releases below.]

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UPDATE:
Jury Returns with Guilty Verdict in Aloha Homicide Trial

September 26, 2017 -- Roger Gastelum-Medina, 22, was found guilty of Murder and other charges related to a shooting in Aloha on June 20, 2016.

On September 26, 2017, after a five-day trial in front of Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia, a jury found Roger Gastelum-Medina, 22, guilty of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The charges stem from the shooting death of Yusuf Sharif on the morning of June 20, 2016.

Judge Garcia also found Mr. Gastelum-Medina guilty of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Mr. Gastelum-Medina will be sentenced in Washington County Circuit Court on October 6, 2017 at 9 a.m.

[Original media releases below. The correct spelling of Mr. Gastelum-Medina's name is now reflected.]

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UPDATE:
Beaverton Man Charged in Aloha Homicide

On June 21, 2016 at about 8:30 p.m., members with the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested Roger Gastelum-Medina, 21, from Beaverton. Mr. Gastelum-Medina was charged with the murder of 21-year-old Yusuf Sharif. Marshals had been tracking Mr. Gastelum-Medina throughout the area since Monday's homicide. They captured him in Tigard as he walked down the sidewalk on SW Highway 99W near SW 72nd Avenue.

On June 20, 2016, Sheriff's Detectives believe Mr. Sharif was walking on SW Blanton Street. Mr. Gastelum- Medina stopped in a vehicle to confront Mr. Sharif about an issue. Investigators discovered that during the confrontation, Mr. Gastelum-Medina shot Mr. Sharif with a handgun, then fled the area. Sheriff's Detectives do not believe this incident was racially motivated or a hate crime.
Roger Gastelum-Medina was booked in the Washington County Jail, charged with Murder. He is held without the possibility of bail. Arraignment is today at 3:00 p.m. at the Washington County Law Enforcement Center.

The U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force is comprised of members from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah and Clackamas County Sheriff's Offices, Oregon State Police and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Original Press Release Below:
Detectives Search for Suspects in Aloha Homicide

Case#50-161720305

June 20, 2016--Sheriff's Office Detectives are investigating a shooting in the area of SW 167th and SW Blanton Street that resulted in a man's death.

On June 20, 2016 at 8:37 a.m. Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a shooting in the area of SW 167th and SW Blanton Street in the community of Aloha. Upon arrival, Sheriff's Deputies found an adult male with what appeared to be a gunshot wound lying on SW Blanton Street. The first deputy that arrived at the scene attempted lifesaving measures until relieved by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There is no information to lead investigators to believe this was a random act. It is believed the victim was walking on SW Blanton Street when he was shot. It was reported the people responsible fled east bound on SW Blanton Street in a dark colored sedan. Detectives are continuing their search for the vehicle and suspect(s) involved in this shooting.

Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit and the Oregon State Police Forensics are on scene and assisting with the investigation. Blanton Street will remain closed for the next several hours while the investigation continues.

There is no additional information available for release at this early stage of the investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact detectives at (503) 846-2500.
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Sexual Assault Reported at Rocky Butte Thursday Morning - Suspect Arrested

SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTED AT ROCKY BUTTE THURSDAY MORNING - SUSPECT ARRESTED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 1:58 PM
On Thursday October 19, 2017, at 4:22 a.m., East and North Precinct officers responded to the 3200 block of Northeast Rocky Butte Road on the report of a sexual assault.

As officers responded to the area, the victim provided emergency call takers information about the victim's location and a description of the suspect and the suspect's vehicle. Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived in the area and contacted the victim. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for medical care.

During the investigation, officers learned the victim was walking to a residence in the area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Broadway early Thursday morning. There was significant rain falling at this time. As the victim walked to the residence, a man offered to drive the victim home. Shortly after getting in the vehicle, the man threatened and assaulted the victim.

The victim was able to get out of the vehicle at Rocky Butte at which time the victim called 9-1-1. Based on information gathered during the investigation, officers located the suspect and suspect vehicle in the 7600 block of North Olin Avenue. The suspect was taken into custody and the vehicle seized as evidence.

Detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Sexual Assault Detail continue to investigate this incident.

The suspect will be identified once he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults fortunately, are a rare occurrence.

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

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

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270. Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

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

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area. To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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*** Update - Person Of Interest Identified*** OSP Seeking Public's Assistance In Hit And Run Crash - Clackamas County (Photo)

*** UPDATE - PERSON OF INTEREST IDENTIFIED*** OSP SEEKING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN HIT AND RUN CRASH - CLACKAMAS COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 12:36 PM
Downloadable file: Ford_Explorer_Hwy_212.jpeg
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OSP has identified a 20 year old male, last known address Saint Helens (OR), as the person of interest in this case. He is currently in an area hospital being treated for injuries consistent with an automobile crash. We will not be releasing his name at this time as it could jeopardize the integrity of the case.

OSP is still seeking witnesses to the crash or any information regarding the Ford Explorer. More information will be released when it is appropriate.

***End Release***

Previous Release:
On October 18, 2017 at about 5:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two vehicle crash on Highway 212 west of Damascus near SE Wyeast Avenue.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2000 Toyota Camry. The driver of the Toyota, Ana WAKEFIELD, age 20, of Damascus, was critically injured and taken to Oregon Health Sciences University. Following the crash, the driver of the Ford fled the scene. He was described by witnesses as a white male in his twenties, slim build and dark hair.

A Washington County Sheriff's Office K9 responded and deployed to assist with the search. After a lengthy search the driver was not located. The Ford had switched plates and it is believed it had recently been on an used car lot. Attached is a photo of a dealer sticker.

Anyone who has information about this crash or who the driver may be is urged to call OSP at 503-375-3555. OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hillsboro Police, Clackamas Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation. No further information at this time.

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Previous Release:
On October 18, 2017 at about 5:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two vehicle crash on Highway 212 west of Damascus near SE Wyeast Avenue.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2000 Toyota Camry. The driver of the Toyota, a 20 year old female, was critically injured and taken to an area hospital. Following the crash, the driver of the Ford fled the scene. He was described by witnesses as a white male in his twenties, slim build and dark hair.

A Washington County Sheriff's Office responded and deployed a K9 to assist with the search. After a lengthy search the driver was not located. Anyone who has information about this crash or who the driver may be is urged to call OSP at 503-375-3555. Highway 212 is closed but expected to open around 9AM. ODOT has an established detour in place.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.
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Agencies monitor changes to global recycling market for possible local impacts

AGENCIES MONITOR CHANGES TO GLOBAL RECYCLING MARKET FOR POSSIBLE LOCAL IMPACTS


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 12:30 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Regional solid waste partners, including Clark County, city of Vancouver and Waste Connections, are closely monitoring the Chinese government's proposed changes to the quality of recycled plastics and mixed paper it will accept. China will no longer accept bales of recyclables containing unwanted materials.

The proposed changes potentially could affect local and global recycling efforts. For years, the majority of the region's curbside mixed paper and plastic recycling has been sold to markets in China. Waste Connections of Washington, Clark County's local waste and recycling processor, is preparing to meet new requirements by physically slowing processing equipment to better sort materials.

The regional partners are closely following this situation to understand and anticipate market impacts, if any, and will keep residents informed.

"Residents of Clark County can help by recycling right and only putting approved materials in their blue curbside recycling cart," said Travis Dutton, Public Health's Solid Waste program manager.

"Our recycling processor has been a leader in producing high quality bales of recycling," Rich McConaghy, Vancouver Public Works' environmental resources manager, said. "We are optimistic that we can weather this potential storm."

Waste Connections recently mailed its customers an updated "Recycling Done Right" guide, available at http://wcnorthwest.com/Resources_Local/files/Newsletter_2017.compressed.pdf. Residents can refer to the guide to check which materials go into the curbside recycling cart and which materials go in the garbage. Another valuable resource is the Recycling A to Z Directory, available at www.recyclinga-z.com.

"Because the pending changes also are affecting other recycling efforts through local businesses, if you want to drop off materials for recycling, make sure to call before you drive," Dutton said.
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Hood River District Attorney's Eagle Creek Fire Press Release (Photo)

HOOD RIVER DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S EAGLE CREEK FIRE PRESS RELEASE (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 12:04 PM
Downloadable file: HRDA_Eagle_Creek_Fire_Release.pdf
Downloadable file: Big_Tree_Images_Eagle_Creek_Fire.jpg
On behalf of the Hood River County River District Attorney's Office:

"When the Eagle Creek fire erupted a criminal investigation was immediately begun by the Oregon State Police. US Forest Service investigators have been assisting the State Police in this ongoing investigation. As a result of the investigation legal proceedings have been commenced in the Hood River County Circuit Court. A fifteen year old boy recently appeared and was arraigned on a Juvenile Court Petition.

Allegations in the Petition include acts of Reckless Burning, Depositing Burning Materials on Forest Lands, Unlawful Possession of Fireworks, Criminal Mischief and Recklessly Endangering Other Persons. The charging petition was filed by the Hood River County Juvenile Department at the direction of the Hood River County District Attorney John Sewell. The Hood River County District Attorney's office has been acting in cooperation with the Multnomah County District Attorney's office. Although extensive damage caused by the wildfire occurred in both Hood River and Multnomah Counties, Oregon's juvenile code dictates that legal proceedings be commenced in the county where the illegal act originally occurred, which is Hood River County.

The District Attorney's office, the Oregon State Police and the Hood River County Juvenile Department will have no further comment until the case has been resolved."
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Update: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 38-Year-Old Man (Photo)

UPDATE: PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT TO LOCATE A MISSING 38-YEAR-OLD MAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 11:26 AM
Downloadable file: Brian Duncan
Downloadable file: Brian Duncan
Downloadable file: Brian Duncan
The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit continues to attempt to locate 38-year-old Brian D. Duncan, who was last seen near the Eastbank Esplanade. Detectives have released additional photographs of Duncan.

Anyone seeing Duncan should immediately call 9-1-1 so officers can check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, Lori.Fonken@portlandoregon.gov or missing@portlandoregon.gov


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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 38-year-old man missing since October 16, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.


Brian D. Duncan is described as 6'00" tall, 190 pounds, brown hair, brown facial hair, and blue eyes. Duncan is a person with a paraplegic injury and uses a motorized wheelchair for mobility. He is known to wear blue wire-framed glasses.

Duncan's last reported location was the Duckworth Dock near the Steele Bridge.

Duncan's family is concerned for his welfare. There are no indications that his disappearance involves foul play.


Anyone seeing Duncan should immediately call 9-1-1 so officers can check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, Lori.Fonken@portlandoregon.gov or missing@portlandoregon.gov


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FBI "Women in Tech" Recruiting & Outreach Event (Photo)

FBI "WOMEN IN TECH" RECRUITING & OUTREACH EVENT (PHOTO)


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 11:00 AM
Downloadable file: FBI Women in Tech flyer
Downloadable file: FBI Evidence Response Team
Women with backgrounds in computer science, engineering, and math are in high demand in today's economy, but they can also play a crucial role in helping keep our shared community safe for generations to come. The FBI, in partnership with ChickTech Portland, is offering women in Oregon and Southwest Washington a chance to learn more about exciting career opportunities that balance work and family while providing new career challenges.

++ WOMEN IN TECH EVENT ++
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Downtown Portland (location will be given to those who pre-register)

Pre-registration is required for those who wish to attend. Send an email to portlandapplicants@ic.fbi.gov no later than Wednesday, October 25th.

Anyone interested in applying for the FBI is encouraged to visit www.fbijobs.gov for more information on available positions, requirements and the process.


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Media wishing to cover the event should contact PIO Beth Anne Steele prior to the event.
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PGE Foundation celebrates 20 years and $20 million invested in the success of Oregon

PGE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AND $20 MILLION INVESTED IN THE SUCCESS OF OREGON


News Release from PGE
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 10:05 AM
PGE Foundation celebrates 20 years and $20 million invested in the success of Oregon
Commemorating anniversary with $235K in grants aimed at preventing homelessness

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The PGE Foundation -- Portland General Electric's corporate foundation -- is celebrating 20 years of community leadership and more than $20 million awarded in grants since its inception.

The PGE Foundation was established in 1997 with a $25 million endowment designed to last in perpetuity to improve the quality of life for Oregonians. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded 1,883 grants to 1,316 organizations across the state of Oregon.

"As a philanthropic organization with ties to one of Oregon's most enduring companies, I truly believe we've made a positive impact contributing to the success of Oregon," said Gwyneth Gamble Booth, founding member and chair of the PGE Foundation board of directors.

The PGE Foundation awards more than $1 million annually to help improve educational outcomes, inspire critical thinking through arts experiences and strengthen family stability.

To commemorate its 20th anniversary, and its commitment to helping make Oregon a better place, the PGE Foundation awarded $235,000 to organizations helping address the homeless crisis in our region. These grants will help fund new housing, a new health clinic, provide social services and support families' housing needs. The following organizations will receive funding in the fall of 2017:

* Central City Concern, $100,000: To support its Housing is Health initiative, which will help families in east Portland in need of new housing and healthcare services.
* Human Solutions, $25,000: To support efforts to re-house families experiencing homelessness.
* JOIN, $15,000: To support the remodel of facilities at JOIN's Service Center.
* New Avenues for Youth, $25,000: To expand services in East Multnomah County to reach youth experiencing homelessness.
* Northwest Housing Alternatives, $25,000: To rebuild its campus in central Milwaukie, adding needed housing, shelter and office space.
* Portland Homeless Family Solutions, $10,000: To support activities to help 150 homeless families secure and retain their housing.
* The Salvation Army, $10,000: To support veterans and their families experiencing homelessness.
* Transition Projects, $25,000: To support veterans and their families with stable housing.

Central City Concern received the largest grant of $100,000. The funds will be used to support the new Stark Street Apartments -- 155 units of workforce housing; the new Interstate Apartments -- 51 apartments designated for families displaced due to gentrification; and the new Eastside Health and Housing Center -- a two-story clinic and housing for 176 people.

"It's so heartening the PGE Foundation recognizes the importance housing plays in a healthy community," said Ed Blackburn, Central City Concern president and CEO emeritus. "Our Eastside Health Center will be a tremendous asset to the neighborhood, and we are so grateful the PGE Foundation has joined other businesses and philanthropic organizations to support the effort."

As the PGE Foundation looks forward to the next 20 years, it is committed to helping provide equitable opportunities for all, so all Oregonians realize their full potential.

"We've been honored to support various organizations dedicated to enriching the lives of our community members, and we'll continue to listen, learn and lead with the intention of strengthening communities for the benefit of Oregonians today and for generations to come," said Kregg Arntson, executive director of the PGE Foundation.

Visit PGEFoundation.org to see the complete list of 2017 Safe & Stable Families grants.

About the PGE Foundation
The PGE Foundation, the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric, was established in 1997 as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization with a permanent endowment. The Foundation's giving is separate from the corporate giving of PGE. Grants are awarded to local nonprofits located in areas where PGE has customers or power generating plants. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $20 million to help improve the quality of life for Oregonians by supporting programs and services that encourage safe and healthy families, provide educational opportunities, and encourage arts and cultural diversity. Gwyneth Gamble Booth is chair, Dave Robertson is president and Kregg Arntson is executive director. To learn more about the PGE Foundation, visit PGEFoundation.org.
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County begins work to implement rural rail-related development options

COUNTY BEGINS WORK TO IMPLEMENT RURAL RAIL-RELATED DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 9:35 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark County is starting work to implement new provisions of the state Growth Management Act, GMA, that are effective today and allow development along the county-owned Chelatchie Prairie Railroad.

During the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers amended the act to permit freight rail-dependent uses on parcels adjacent to the railroad. If adopted by the Board of County Councilors, such uses would be allowed in rural, agriculture and forest-zoned lands.

The county immediately is beginning to:

* Amend its Comprehensive Plan's land use, rural and resource, and transportation elements.
* Define certain areas where such uses would be allowed.
* Draft development regulations that will include a list of freight rail-dependent uses.

The council asked that Comprehensive Plan policies and area map amendments be completed in 2017.

Community Planning will host an open house and public meeting about the project at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Prairie High School, 11311 N.E. 117th Ave. Staff will make a presentation and the county council will take public comment.

Other meetings where people can provide testimony will be:

* Planning Commission, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., sixth-floor Hearing Room
* Board of County Councilors, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., sixth-floor Hearing Room.

Written testimony can be mailed any time to Community Planning, PO Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810 or the Board of County Councilors, PO Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000. All comments will be part of the official record.

County staff will work with the Railroad Advisory Board to draft policies and define where freight rail-dependent uses could be allowed. In 2018, the advisory board and staff will focus on developing a draft list of freight rail-dependent uses.

More information about the project can be found at https://www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/freight-rail-dependent-uses.
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Vancouver Police shot at while responding to call for service (Update 1: Arrest)

VANCOUVER POLICE SHOT AT WHILE RESPONDING TO CALL FOR SERVICE (UPDATE 1: ARREST)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 9:23 AM
*** Update 1 ***

The male that exited the apartment was identified as Cody C. Burris, 11-1-94. Burris was booked into the Clark County Jail on multiple counts of Assault I.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are likely.


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Vancouver, Wash. --On October 19, 2017 at approximately 12:14 a.m., a Vancouver Police officer was flagged down by a citizen in the area of Ft. Vancouver Way/E Fourth Plain Blvd. The citizen reported that there were people being held against their will inside an apartment at 2010 E Fourth Plain Blvd., by a male who was armed with a gun. As patrol officers approached, at least one shot was fired at them from inside the apartment. The scene was contained and SWAT responded. A male subject exited the apartment and was taken into custody without incident. No one else was located inside the apartment. No officers or citizens were injured.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Unit are investigating.

No additional information is available at this time.


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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/18/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 10/18/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 8:04 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/18/2017


ESTACADA:

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On 10/18/2017 at about 1555 hrs., police responded to the 200 block of SW Cedar Street to serve a warrant. Officers arrested Jonathan R. Hogenson (36, transient) on eight warrants for contempt. He was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on $25,000 bail.


SANDY:

17-1744

On 10/18/2017 at about 0808 hrs., code enforcement received a report about graffiti in the Sandy Transit Center. It was determined that, between 10/13/2017 and 10/16/2017, an unknown suspect applied graffiti to the restroom. The graffiti was photographed and abated. The cost of the abatement was $25.

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On 10/18/2017 at about 1320 hrs., police received a report about telephonic harassment in the 38000 block of Creekside Loop. A report is pending (CAD).

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On 10/18/2017 at 1407 hrs., a citizen came to the Sandy Police Department to report the theft of one of his license plates from his vehicle while parked at the Estacada High School on 10/11/2017.  The plate was entered in LEDS/NCIC as stolen, and a report was taken.
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Vancouver Police shot at while responding to call for service

VANCOUVER POLICE SHOT AT WHILE RESPONDING TO CALL FOR SERVICE


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 6:25 AM
Vancouver, Wash. --On October 19, 2017 at approximately 12:14 a.m., a Vancouver Police officer was flagged down by a citizen in the area of Ft. Vancouver Way/E Fourth Plain Blvd. The citizen reported that there were people being held against their will inside an apartment at 2010 E Fourth Plain Blvd., by a male who was armed with a gun. As patrol officers approached, at least one shot was fired at them from inside the apartment. The scene was contained and SWAT responded. A male subject exited the apartment and was taken into custody without incident. No one else was located inside the apartment. No officers or citizens were injured.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Unit are investigating.

No additional information is available at this time.


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Traffic #Alert: Officers Investigate Shooting in Sellwood Neighborhood - One Person Injured

TRAFFIC #ALERT: OFFICERS INVESTIGATE SHOOTING IN SELLWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 19th, 2017 5:10 AM
On Thursday October 19, 2017, at 4:17 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a 9-1-1 hang-up call at the 7-11 located at 1715 Southeast Tacoma Street.

As officers responded to the location, an employee at the 7-11 called 9-1-1 again and informed the call taker an adult male had been shot in the 7-11 parking lot.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the adult male victim who was suffering from what is believed to be a not life-threatening injury. Emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and provided the victim medical aid and transported him by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Preliminary information learned during the investigation suggests the victim was standing near a burgundy four door sedan that was parked in the parking lot of the 7-11. The victim was speaking with the driver of the sedan when the driver of the vehicle fired multiple gunshots, striking the victim.

After firing multiple gunshots the suspect proceeded to drive out of the parking lot. As the suspect left the parking lot, the vehicle struck a tree, causing what is believed to be significant damage to the front end of the vehicle. The suspect continued to drive the vehicle out of the area. The suspect and suspect's vehicle has not been located at this time

Officers canvassed the area and located a bullet strike to the 7-11 and additional evidence of the shooting and crash.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting and are not releasing the suspect's description at this time.

Southeast 17th Avenue will be closed between Southeast Tacoma Street and Southeast Spokane Street during this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Food Cart Fire Extends to Multiple Cars and Challenges Firefighters (Photo)

FOOD CART FIRE EXTENDS TO MULTIPLE CARS AND CHALLENGES FIREFIGHTERS (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 10:21 PM
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At 3:12PM Fire crews were dispatched to the report of a food cart on fire at SW 1st and Columbia. Multiple callers reported significant flames and explosions. On arrival fire crews found two food carts fully involved with fire. At least 10 cars parked in the lot adjacent to the food carts were burning or heavily damaged by the fire. Because of the amount of fire, and gusting winds driving the flames, the incident commander called for a second alarm at 3:19PM. Crews worked quickly to protect additional vehicles in the lot and a city-block long row of mature trees that had ignited above the carts. Reports of multiple explosions were later confirmed by fire investigators when they found several ruptured propane tanks in the burned debris. This fire was brought under control by firefighters in about 15 min, but not before completely destroying two food carts, several cars, and a large tree. Several workers were evaluated and treated at the scene for minor injuries.

This fire started when a worker was fueling a gas generator used for power by one of the carts. Some of the fuel spilled and the fumes found a heat source and ignited. Workers attempted to fight the flames with several fire extinguishers, but the fire quickly spread out of control.

Portland Fire reminds everyone to never fuel hot power equipment. When fueling equipment, be sure that you are away from all combustibles and other heat sources. Always read the instructions for equipment carefully and heed all safety warnings and labels.

While this fire was caused by improper fueling, once the carts and several adjacent vehicles were burning, the intensity of the heat and flames caused two propane cylinders to rupture. Any container the has compressed gas in it, including propane, natural gas, aerosol cans, and even vehicle tires, can become over-pressurized when exposed to the intense heat of fire and the gas inside expands. If this expansion happens rapidly the container will rupture creating explosions. For this reason it is important to recognize when a fire is beyond control, evacuate the area, and stay clear of the fire.

Mobile food carts are not regulated by the fire code in the City of Portland because they are considered mobile units and fall under the Federal Department of Transportation guidelines. Portland Fire and Rescue does regulate commercial propane use and reminds any businesses who operate portable propane appliances to obtain a propane permit through the Fire Marshal's Office and follow the conditions of use and operation listed on the permit. The permit can be found online at PortlandOregon.gov/fire under "Permits and Inspections".

Photo credit to Greg Muir
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Assault Suspect Steals a Tigard Police Patrol Vehicle (Photo)

ASSAULT SUSPECT STEALS A TIGARD POLICE PATROL VEHICLE (PHOTO)


News Release from Tigard Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 9:57 PM
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On October 18, 2017 at approximately 4:25 p.m., a Tigard Police Officer was called to an apartment dwelling located at 16280 SW 113th Ave in Tigard. A caller reported two men fighting. When the officer arrived he observed an adult male being treated for injuries by medical personnel at the scene. Another adult male approached the officer as he was exiting his patrol vehicle and was told to wait nearby. While the officer attempted to check on the injured man, the suspect quickly entered the unoccupied patrol vehicle and drove off. The officer quickly relayed the stolen vehicle information on the radio and other Tigard Police units quickly responded to the area in search of the suspect.

A Tigard Police Commander responding to the scene spotted the stolen patrol vehicle as it entered the parking lot of the Masonic Lodge located at 13680 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard. After stopping and exiting the vehicle, the suspect then attempted entry into the locked lodge by smashing a window adjacent to the front entrance. As other patrol units arrived, the suspect continued to attempt entry while ignoring police commands. Officers utilized several tactics which ultimately allowed them to close-in and take the suspect into custody without further incident.

The suspect, identified as 24 year-old Djordge Djuric, was checked and cleared by medical personnel at the scene and subsequently transported to the Washington County Jail. No injuries or damages were reported in connection with the stolen vehicle.

Djuric was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Assault IV, Criminal Mischief and Resisting Arrest. Djuric will await arraignment.
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Arson Investigation

ARSON INVESTIGATION


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 7:35 PM
Today shortly before 5pm sheriff and fire personnel were sent to 15904 NE Gabriel Road in response to a building fire. A neighbor called 9-1-1 after seeing smoke and flames coming from the detached shop at this address.

As fire personnel were tending to the active fire in the shop. The resident came out of the house and asked the deputy on scene if they(the fire department) were going to put the fire in the house out too.

The deputy then noticed some smoke and flames looking through one of the windows of the house. Fire personnel were able to extinguish both fires.

The resident admitted intentionally setting the shop and house on fire, but offered no reason why she chose to start the fires.

The resident was arrested for two counts of Arson.

Her name is:
INGRAM, ANGIE M.
46 year old

Clark County Fire Marshall is still on scene and is continuing the investigation.
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Pursuit/Officer Involved Shooting-Josephine County (Photo)

PURSUIT/OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING-JOSEPHINE COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 5:08 PM
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On October 18th, 2017, at approximately 10:57 AM, a Josephine County Sheriff's Office Deputy who was accompanied by a Douglas County Sheriff's Office Detective, were in the Wolf Creek area when they attempted to stop a vehicle believed to be stolen out of Douglas County.

The vehicle, a Ford F450 pick-up, failed to yield and a short pursuit ensued. At some point during the pursuit, the vehicle became disabled and the driver, identified as 43 year old Judd Amin Sansaver, of Wolf Creek, brandished a weapon, resulting in an officer involved shooting. Sansaver was subsequently apprehended after a short struggle. Neither the deputies nor the suspect were injured.

Sansaver was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

-Unlawful use of a Weapon
-Resisting Arrest
-Unlawful use of a Motor Vehicle
-Felon in Possession of a Firearm
-Attempt to Elude with a Motor Vehicle

Additionally, Sansaver had a felony warrant out of Jackson County for a parole violation.

Detectives from the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section in Central Point and the Josephine County District Attorney's office are continuing the investigation into the shooting.

All further media requests should be referred to the Josephine District Attorney's office.
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Vancouver Police investigate shooting (Update 1: Identities)

VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING (UPDATE 1: IDENTITIES)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 4:42 PM
*** Update ***

The homeowner has been identified as Steven R. Cox, 60, of Vancouver. The suspect, who did not survive his injuries, is Ryan J. Anderson, 30, of Ridgefield, Wa.

The investigation is continuing and no additional information is available at this time.


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Vancouver, Wash. --On October 18, 2017, at approximately 5:23 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 14500 block of NE 49th Circle. According to preliminary information, the homeowner is awakened by a prowler/suspect who is in the fenced backyard. The homeowner arms himself with a gun and confronts the suspect in the yard. A physical altercation occurs between the two and the homeowner fires one round striking the suspect. The suspect is transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Unit is investigating and nothing further is available at this time.


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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four in Forest Grove

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING FOUR IN FOREST GROVE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 4:36 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on October 17, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 3200 block of Main Street in Forest Grove, OR. The fire affected Four people, including two adults, two children and many exotic 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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*** Update*** OSP Seeking Public's Assistance In Hit And Run Crash - Clackamas County (Photo)

*** UPDATE*** OSP SEEKING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN HIT AND RUN CRASH - CLACKAMAS COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 3:47 PM
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On October 18, 2017 at about 5:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two vehicle crash on Highway 212 west of Damascus near SE Wyeast Avenue.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2000 Toyota Camry. The driver of the Toyota, Ana WAKEFIELD, age 20, of Damascus, was critically injured and taken to Oregon Health Sciences University. Following the crash, the driver of the Ford fled the scene. He was described by witnesses as a white male in his twenties, slim build and dark hair.

A Washington County Sheriff's Office K9 responded and deployed to assist with the search. After a lengthy search the driver was not located. The Ford had switched plates and it is believed it had recently been on an used car lot. Attached is a photo of a dealer sticker.

Anyone who has information about this crash or who the driver may be is urged to call OSP at 503-375-3555. OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hillsboro Police, Clackamas Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation. No further information at this time.

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Previous Release:
On October 18, 2017 at about 5:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two vehicle crash on Highway 212 west of Damascus near SE Wyeast Avenue.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2000 Toyota Camry. The driver of the Toyota, a 20 year old female, was critically injured and taken to an area hospital. Following the crash, the driver of the Ford fled the scene. He was described by witnesses as a white male in his twenties, slim build and dark hair.

A Washington County Sheriff's Office responded and deployed a K9 to assist with the search. After a lengthy search the driver was not located. Anyone who has information about this crash or who the driver may be is urged to call OSP at 503-375-3555. Highway 212 is closed but expected to open around 9AM. ODOT has an established detour in place.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.
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UPDATE #1: Major Crash Team Responding to Serious Injury Crash on North Lombard Street

UPDATE #1: MAJOR CRASH TEAM RESPONDING TO SERIOUS INJURY CRASH ON NORTH LOMBARD STREET


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 3:26 PM
The driver killed Friday afternoon in a crash on North Lombard Street near North Marine Drive has been identified as 25-year-old Brandon C. Cassel of Portland.

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The driver critically injured in this crash died at a Portland hospital shortly after arriving for treatment.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the southbound driver (deceased) was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control of the vehicle, and crossed the center line before colliding with the tractor-trailer being driven northbound.

This is the 36th traffic fatality in the City of Portland in 2017.

Names of those involved will not be available for release until Monday.

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On Friday October 13, 2017, at 1:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash on North Lombard Street near Marine Drive.

Officers and medical personnel arrived learned that the crash involved two drivers - one in a tractor-trailer and the other in a passenger vehicle.

The driver of the passenger vehicle was suffering from traumatic injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries. The truck driver was not injured.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver of the tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on Lombard Street and collided with the driver of the passenger car who was traveling southbound on Lombard Street.

Due to the severity of the driver's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

North Lombard Street near Marine Drive will be closed in both directions for several hours until the crash investigation is complete.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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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Corwin Beverage Co. to host Green Business Morning Blend networking event

CORWIN BEVERAGE CO. TO HOST GREEN BUSINESS MORNING BLEND NETWORKING EVENT


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 2:28 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark County Public Health's Green Business program will hold a free Morning Blend networking event from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Corwin Beverage Co., 219 S. Timm Road, Ridgefield.

Corwin's green team members will discuss their creative solutions to reduce the company's environmental impact.

The event is open to anyone interested in networking and learning about green business practices.

Space is limited. Please register at https://www.clarkgreenbiz.com/336/97/october-morning-blend.html.

"Corwin was one of the first businesses to join the Green Business program," said Sarah Keirns, who leads the program. "The green team at Corwin has been working on environmental improvements since 2011, and I'm impressed by their success over the years. They have great ideas to share."

The Green Business program represents a growing community of businesses committed to making a positive impact on the environment. To learn more, visit www.clarkgreenbiz.com.
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FBI Announces Results of National Child Sex Trafficking Operation in Oregon

FBI ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF NATIONAL CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING OPERATION IN OREGON


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 11:06 AM
The FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force, working with a number of local and state partner agencies in Oregon, recovered two child sex trafficking victims as part of a national and international operation in the past week. The FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) spearhead the "Operation Cross Country" initiative to recover minor sex trafficking victims and to target the criminal enterprises responsible for the commercial sex trafficking of children.

Across the United States, FBI task forces recovered more than 80 minors and arrested 120 traffickers. In all, 55 FBI field offices working with hundreds of local and state law enforcement partners took part in this, the 11th iteration of Operation Cross Country (OCC). International partners included Canada, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines.

The Oregon operations resulted in:


PORTLAND
* Two minor sex trafficking victims recovered. (One of these two just recently turned 18 but disclosed victimization that began when she was a minor).
* Nine adult prostitutes arrested and/or cited. Law enforcement and social service providers offered assistance to all contacted.


EUGENE
* Five adult prostitutes contacted. Law enforcement and social service providers offered assistance to all contacted.


SALEM
* One arrest - Terrence Martell Williams, age 34, on a state charge of promoting prostitution. Arrested by Salem Police Department.
* Six adult prostitutes arrested and/or cited. Law enforcement and social service providers offered assistance to all contacted.


The FBI's victim specialists work with state protective service agencies and social service providers to offer those minors recovered medical assistance, mental health counseling or other support as needed. Adult prostitutes arrested by local law enforcement partners assisting in Operation Cross Country are also given the option to receive social services.

"It can be easy to think that selling sex with children is so corrupt, so depraved that it couldn't possibly happen in my town, my neighborhood, my school. But, as we find out every time we recover a child, these victims are here and their needs are very real," said Loren Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "These kids are everyone's responsibility, and they are counting on us -- the FBI, local law enforcement, the community -- to come together to give them a chance at a life we would all wish for our children."

Nationally and internationally, investigators staged operations in a number of locations, including casinos, hotels and truck stops as well as on street corners and via the Internet. With regards to the Oregon operations, we will not release specifics as to the stings, including their locations, to protect the integrity of future operations.

"We were honored to join this massive effort to hold offenders accountable," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "We've made child exploitation a major enforcement focus at our agency, with initiatives and partnerships that include our Child Abuse Team, the Inter-agency Child Exploitation Prevention Team (INTERCEPT), A Safe Place Family Justice Center and our annual Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit. We salute the FBI, our deputies and partner agencies in their large-scale effort to bring these individuals to justice."


Oregon law enforcement partner agencies include:
* FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force
* Portland Police Bureau
* Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
* Beaverton Police Department
* Tigard Police Department
* Lake Oswego Police Department
* Hillsboro Police Department
* Washington County Sheriff's Office
* Eugene Police Department
* Salem Police Department
* Keizer Police Department
* Polk County Interagency Narcotics Team (POINT)
* Lane County Sheriff's Office
* Springfield Police Department
* United States Attorney's Office for the District of Oregon


Oregon social service agency partners include:
* Safety Compass
* Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
* Clackamas County District Attorney's Victim Assistance Program
* Clackamas County Juvenile Department
* Multnomah County Department of Human Services
* Washington County Juvenile Department
* Marion County District Attorney's Victim Assistance Program
* Lane County District Attorney's Victim Assistance Program
* Lane County Child Protective Services
* Lane County Department of Youth Services
* Kids' FIRST Center
* Looking Glass

Note: Additional information, b-roll, photos, and interviews associated with this year's operation can be downloaded at www.fbi.gov/occxi
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Impaired Driver Causes Evacuations After Crashing Into Gas Line (Photo)

IMPAIRED DRIVER CAUSES EVACUATIONS AFTER CRASHING INTO GAS LINE (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 9:40 AM
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October 18, 2017 -- An impaired driver crashed his vehicle into a residence, causing a natural gas line to break and forcing nearby homes to be evacuated. The driver fled on foot and was later captured during a K-9 track.

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:34 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a traffic crash near Southwest Scholls Ferry Road and Southwest Raleighwood Way in Portland. Witnesses reported that a black Chevrolet Yukon had crashed into a residence and the driver had fled on foot.

Deputies learned the crash had caused a natural gas line to break and immediately began evacuating nearby homes. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue also responded to assist.

Sergeant Eamon O'Reilly and his partner, K-9 Radar, quickly tracked the suspect to his residence, about a mile from where the crash had occurred.

The suspect, 47-year-old Anthony Magden of Portland, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), hit and run, criminal mischief in the second degree, and reckless driving.

Approximately nine homes and 20 people were displaced from their homes for several hours. TriMet provided a bus for those evacuated to keep warm and dry. No injuries were reported.

The sheriff's office would like to thank NW Natural, Portland General Electric, TriMet, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, and Washington County Land Use and Transportation for their assistance during the incident.
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Vancouver Police investigate shooting

VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 8:40 AM
Vancouver, Wash. --On October 18, 2017, at approximately 5:23 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 14500 block of NE 49th Circle. According to preliminary information, the homeowner is awakened by a prowler/suspect who is in the fenced backyard. The homeowner arms himself with a gun and confronts the suspect in the yard. A physical altercation occurs between the two and the homeowner fires one round striking the suspect. The suspect is transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Unit is investigating and nothing further is available at this time.


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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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OSP Seeking Public's Assistance In Hit And Run Crash - Clackamas County (Photo)

OSP SEEKING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN HIT AND RUN CRASH - CLACKAMAS COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 8:28 AM
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On October 18, 2017 at about 5:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two vehicle crash on Highway 212 west of Damascus near SE Wyeast Avenue.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2000 Toyota Camry. The driver of the Toyota, a 20 year old female, was critically injured and taken to an area hospital. Following the crash, the driver of the Ford fled the scene. He was described by witnesses as a white male in his twenties, slim build and dark hair.

A Washington County Sheriff's Office responded and deployed a K9 to assist with the search. After a lengthy search the driver was not located. Anyone who has information about this crash or who the driver may be is urged to call OSP at 503-375-3555. Highway 212 is closed but expected to open around 9AM. ODOT has an established detour in place.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/17/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 10/17/2017


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Posted on FlashAlert: October 18th, 2017 8:00 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/17/2017

ESTACADA:

17-1742

On 10/17/2017 at about 1945 hrs., officers served an arrest warrant on Amanda R. Sanders (29, of Estacada), in the 400 block of SW Laurel Road. Sanders was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on a $40,000 bail warrant, detailing 5 counts of Identity Theft.


SANDY:

17-1734

On 10/17/2017 at 0349 hrs., a citizen reported that a man was walking down Highway 26 in a lane of traffic. The man was found and transported to a local medical facility for assistance.

17-1735

On 10/17/2017 at about 0826, police received a report about theft from a vehicle in the Hood Chalet area. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1739

On 10/17/2017 at 1500 hrs., police were advised of a fraud case that occurred in the 39000 block of Proctor Boulevard. An Officer obtained information regarding the crime and will follow up on provided leads.

17-1740

On 10/17/2017 at 1730 hrs., police responded to the 37000 block of Highway 26 on a vice complaint. The reporting party found a plastic baggy with an unknown substance inside. It was later determined the baggy contained a controlled substance, so the baggy was seized and set for destruction.

17-1741

On 10/17/2017 at 1857 hrs., police responded to the 37400 block of Highway 26 on a complaint about minors in possession of controlled substances. Officers arrived on scene and found the juveniles in possession of electronic cigarettes. The electronic cigarettes were seized and will be turned over to parents.
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