Thursday, December 14, 2017

Second arrest in methamphetamine distribution investigation (Photo)

SECOND ARREST IN METHAMPHETAMINE DISTRIBUTION INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 8:40 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- On December 13, 2017, the Lewis County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET), DEA and the Safe Streets Task Force served a search warrant at the residence of Santiago Carrillo-Piz located at 9501 NE 5th Street in Vancouver Washington. During this investigation it was learned Santiago Carrillo-Piz came to Vancouver to take over a methamphetamine distribution business after his brother, Martin Carrillo-Piz, was arrested in September 2017 (see information below for information on that investigation and arrest). The current investigation resulted in the recovery of approximately 22.5 pounds of methamphetamine and over $15,000 United Stated Currency from 9501 NE 5th Street. Santiago Carrillo-Piz was arrested and is in federal custody.

On September 15, 2017, the Safe Streets Task Force served a search warrant at the residence of Martin Carrillo-Piz located at 9411 NE Pinecreek Street in Vancouver Washington. During this investigation, the Safe Streets Task Force seized 30 pounds of methamphetamine and $35,304 United States Currency. Martin Carrillo-Piz, 41, the subject of this investigation, was arrested and is in federal custody related to a variety of controlled substance related crimes. Information was developed that every month approximately 200 pounds of methamphetamine and 40 pounds of heroin were being distributed from the Pinecreek residence over the past year.

The investigation is ongoing and nothing further is releasable 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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Red Cross Responds To McMinnville Residential fire Affecting Family Of Three

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO MCMINNVILLE RESIDENTIAL FIRE AFFECTING FAMILY OF THREE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 8:11 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on  Thursday December 14, 2017 in the 1500 block of SW Baker St. in McMinnville. This single family fire affected two adults and one child.
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits 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
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Off-Duty Tigard Officer Injured In Overnight Crash (Photo)

OFF-DUTY TIGARD OFFICER INJURED IN OVERNIGHT CRASH (PHOTO)


News Release from Tigard Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 5:49 PM
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An off-duty Tigard Police Officer was seriously injured on December 14, when an intoxicated driver slammed into his vehicle. The crash occurred at approximately 1:35 a.m. on Highway US 26 in Hillsboro near the Cornelius Pass exit.

Officer Matthew Barbee was driving home alone after concluding his patrol shift in Tigard when he began to experience vehicle problems. Barbee pulled-off the highway onto the shoulder and called for assistance. While Barbee remained in his vehicle awaiting help to arrive, an intoxicated motorist slammed into the rear of his vehicle. Barbee sustained serious injuries and was transported by helicopter to a Portland area trauma center and continues to receive care.

The driver responsible for the crash remained at the scene. The Hillsboro Police Department and Washington County CART are investigating the crash. Charges are pending while the investigation continues
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Sheriff's Office Employee Arrested for Sexual Misconduct

SHERIFF'S OFFICE EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 5:37 PM
December 14, 2017 -- A Washington County Sheriff's Office employee was arrested for alleged sexual misconduct against a co-worker. He was booked at the Washington County Jail.

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, a Washington County Sheriff's Office employee reported ongoing sexual harassment by a co-worker. The employee alleged of misconduct, Kevin J. Kearns, was placed on administrative leave and an investigation began.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office were assigned to conduct a criminal investigation into the alleged misconduct. Detectives investigated concerns of behavior which began with Mr. Kearns making sexual comments to the victim. The behavior escalated into unwanted sexual touching of the victim on more than one occasion. The conduct occurred in the jail while both employees were on duty.

Earlier today, detectives arrested Mr. Kearns, 45-years-old of Cornelius, and charged him with sexual abuse in the third degree and harassment. He was booked at the Washington County Jail.

Mr. Kearns has been employed with the Sheriff's Office since 2006 and is a corporal assigned to the Jail Division.

The Sheriff's Office will be conducting an internal investigation.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office takes allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace very seriously. Such conduct is not tolerated in any form. Employees are mandated to report sexual harassment to supervisors and every report is thoroughly investigated.
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Suspect Nicknamed "The Palpatine Bandit" Robs a Northeast Portland Bank (Photo)

SUSPECT NICKNAMED "THE PALPATINE BANDIT" ROBS A NORTHEAST PORTLAND BANK (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 5:27 PM
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On Thursday December 14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank branch located at 12203 Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect approached the bank teller, displayed a note demanding money, and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash. After obtaining the cash, the suspect left the bank without incident. No weapons were seen or implied during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white male, 50 to 60 years old, wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket, blue jeans and sunglasses.

Surveillance images from the bank are being released to the public to aid in this investigation.

Robbery detectives have nicknamed the suspect "The Palpatine Bandit" due to the resemblance to Star Wars movie franchise character Emperor Sheev Palpatine, also known as Darth Sidious.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.

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Suspect Nicknamed "The Palpatine Bandit" Robs a Northeast Portland Bank (Photo)

SUSPECT NICKNAMED "THE PALPATINE BANDIT" ROBS A NORTHEAST PORTLAND BANK (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 5:18 PM
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On Thursday December 14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank branch located at 12203 Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect approached the bank teller, displayed a note demanding money, and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash. After obtaining the cash, the suspect left the bank without incident. No weapons were seen or implied during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white male, 50 to 60 years old, wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket, blue jeans and sunglasses.

Surveillance images from the bank are being released to the public to aid in this investigation.

Robbery detectives have nicknamed the suspect "The Palpatine Bandit" due to the resemblance to Star Wars movie franchise character Emperor Sheev Palpatine, also known as Darth Sidious.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov.

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Robbery in rural Clark County

ROBBERY IN RURAL CLARK COUNTY


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 4:31 PM
On December 14, 2017 at approximately 12:45 pm deputies with the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Skamania County Sheriff's Office, and Officers with the Washougal Police Department responded to an attempted robbery at mile post 7.5 of the Washougal River Road. Deputies found that a package delivery driver pulled to the shoulder of the road to arrange items within his vehicle for delivery when two males pulled behind the driver in what was described as a silver Mazda sedan.

The driver of the delivery van was assaulted by both suspects in attempt to steal packages from his vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated by medical personal at a local hospital. This investigation is currently active and being investigated by the Clark County Major Crimes Team.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Schultz at Lindsay.Schultz@clark.wa.gov.
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Former Portland Police Officer Charged, Convicted, and Sentenced for Official Misconduct (Photo)

FORMER PORTLAND POLICE OFFICER CHARGED, CONVICTED, AND SENTENCED FOR OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 4:23 PM
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On Thursday December 14, 2017, 46-year-old Christian Robert Berge resigned as a Portland Police officer and pled guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court to one count of Official Misconduct in the First Degree. Berge was sentenced to 18 months of probation and 120 hours of community service.

Berge's resignation and guilty plea came after a Portland Police Bureau investigation into criminal conduct committed by Berge while on-duty.

Berge was a Portland Police officer for 10 years prior to his resignation and conviction.

The Portland Police Bureau takes allegations of officer misconduct very seriously. To file a complaint about an officer's conduct, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/ipr/52031

The Bureau is completing an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division. This process will be followed even though Berge has resigned from the Police Bureau.

Requests for investigative materials connected to this investigation should be filed as a Public Records request at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/prr

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Vancouver Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Missing Person (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING MISSING PERSON (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 3:55 PM
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Update:

Vancouver PD would like to request the public in the Vancouver-Portland area to please remain on the lookout for Kurt Pahl and his vehicle.

On 12/13/2017 the WSP Patrol approved a "Silver Alert" message to be displayed on WSDOT highway message boards throughout the state.


Kurt Pahl, who was last seen before noon on 12/11/2017, suffers from a number of serious medical conditions, and may be in need of medical aid. He has a love for the outdoors, and may have gone to visit area trails, scenic spots, or other natural areas.

If you have information about the location of Kurt or his vehicle, please call 911.

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Edit: Additional photo added. Also, he was last seen at home on 12/11, not 12/12 as previously reported.

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating 77 year old Kurt Pahl. He is described as a white male, 5'8", 195 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. Pahl was last seen at his residence on December 11th before leaving in his vehicle, a tan four door 2001 Buick Regal with Washington license plate 259VTK. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts are encouraged to call 911.
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OSP Responds to two crashes on Hwy 58 within a short time period (Photo)

OSP RESPONDS TO TWO CRASHES ON HWY 58 WITHIN A SHORT TIME PERIOD (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 3:54 PM
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The first crash occurred on December 14th at approximately 9:30AM and involved a commercial motor vehicle towing an empty tanker on Hwy 58 near milepost 60 east of Oakridge. No hazardous materials were released. The driver stated he lost control on the icy road and left the roadway, damaging a substantial amount of guardrail. He was uninjured

While investigating this crash, OSP was dispatched to another single vehicle, rollover crash at 10:40AM less than a mile from the first crash near milepost 59. This crash involved an SUV that had been operated by a female driver, who was the sole occupant, who also indicated she had lost control on the icy road and rolled over. The female was entrapped and extricated by fire personnel. She suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to the hospital for treatment.

OSP was assisted on scene by ODOT, the Oakridge Fire Department, Northwest Hazardous Materials, and Dowell's Towing on these crashes. Traveling at speeds too fast for conditions was a contributing factor in both of these collisions which occurred within a short time of each other. We ask the public to be cognizant of the road conditions for the area you are traveling in and slow down. The posted speed may not be the appropriate speed for the road conditions at the time.
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Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Arrest of Murder Suspect in Northwest Portland (Photo)

CRIME STOPPERS TIP LEADS TO ARREST OF MURDER SUSPECT IN NORTHWEST PORTLAND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 2:18 PM
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On Thursday December 14, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct officers arrested a wanted murder suspect after an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Oregon led police to find the suspect in Northwest Portland.

The suspect, 30-year-old Tyler Wayne Nees, was arrested near Northwest 23rd Avenue and Lovejoy Street. After the arrest, officers discovered Nees was in possession of a realistic-looking replica firearm in his waistband.

Nees was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Nees is also being held on a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine (felony) and a parole violation. Nees will be arraigned on Friday in Multnomah County Court.

This investigation started on Saturday December 2, 2017, at 1:55 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the area of Southeast 72nd Avenue and Woodstock Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located the victim, 64-year-old Brian Nees, suffering from traumatic injuries. Brian Nees was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. Brian Nees died several hours later as a result of his injuries.

Homicide detectives investigating the case determined that Tyler Nees, Brian's son, was the suspect in the homicide and obtained an arrest warrant several hours after the initial call to 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, todd.gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov.

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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Fatal Crash on Bald Peak Road in Rural Yamhill County- Driver Identified (Photo)

FATAL CRASH ON BALD PEAK ROAD IN RURAL YAMHILL COUNTY- DRIVER IDENTIFIED (PHOTO)


News Release from Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 12:32 PM
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On December 13th at about 1:20 p.m. Yamhill County Deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle crash in the 19000 block of Bald Peak Road in rural Yamhill County. Deputies responded and found a 2003 Mercury Sable in the ditch that had left the road surface and crashed into a tree. The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was found to be deceased. She was identified as Betty C. Jones, 80 years of age of McCormick Hill Road in rural Hillsboro.

Initial investigation indicates the Mercury was travelling west bound on Bald Peak Road when it went into the ditch and struck a tree with substantial force. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office.
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Grand Jury Determines Officer's Use of Deadly Force Justified in Non-Fatal Shooting in North Portland (Photo)

GRAND JURY DETERMINES OFFICER'S USE OF DEADLY FORCE JUSTIFIED IN NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN NORTH PORTLAND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 12:00 PM
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On December 13, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury determined that a Portland Police Bureau officer was justified in the use of deadly force in the non-fatal officer-involved shooting of 25-year-old Chase Arnae Peeples that occurred on October 25, 2017. The grand jury determined that the use of deadly force by Officer Ryan Reagan against Peeples was a lawful exercise of self-defense under Oregon law.

This investigation started on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 1:27 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank, located at 3233 North Lombard Street.

As officers responded to the bank robbery, U.S. Bank employees provided emergency dispatchers a description of the suspect, a black male in his 20s, wearing a dark baseball hat and dark clothing. The description was broadcast to responding officers.

At the time of the U.S. Bank robbery, officers were also investigating a robbery at Ace Check Cashing, located at 2722 North Lombard Street. Employees at Ace Check Cashing called 9-1-1, at 1:16 p.m., and reported that a black male in his 20s, wearing a dark baseball hat and dark clothes robbed the business.

In both robberies, the described suspect entered the location, demanded money, produced a note, obtained an undisclosed amount of cash, and left the locations.

Officers searched the nearby neighborhood for the suspect involved in the U.S. Bank and Ace Check Cashing robberies.

Officer Ryan Reagan, a 19-year-veteran, and his partner officer encountered the robbery suspect (later identified as Peeples of Tacoma, Washington) at North Oatman Avenue and Saratoga Street. The officers were approximately 50 to 60 feet from him as they gave Peeples commands to put his hands in the air. Peeples did not follow the officers' commands, turned toward the officers and advanced towards them as he reached into his pocket. Officer Reagan fired six shots from his handgun, striking Peeples three times -- once each in the upper right arm, lower left abdomen, and right foot. After Peeples was down on the ground, additional officers arrived and approached Peeples, provided immediate medical aid, and called for an ambulance to respond to the scene. Peeples was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No weapons were recovered at the scene.

Peeples was released from the hospital on November 21, 2017, and lodged in the Multnomah County Jail where he remains in custody on a Federal hold.

As part of the internal use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

Once there is an adjudication in the criminal cases against Peeples, investigative reports, along with any available grand jury transcripts, will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

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Gary Bettencourt, Gilliam County Sheriff 2017 Sheriff of the Year (Photo)

GARY BETTENCOURT, GILLIAM COUNTY SHERIFF 2017 SHERIFF OF THE YEAR (PHOTO)


News Release from Clatsop Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 9:42 AM
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Gary Bettencourt has proven to be a leader within OSSA. He took on the leadership role at OSSA by going through the elected positions to become president of the organization. He has always been involved with OSSA from the start of his career as an Oregon Sheriff, which is not the easiest thing to do when you come from a smaller county. He does not have the resources that larger counties have, including personnel, so for him to be involved to the level he is, shows true dedication to our organization.

Gary has consistently been involved over the years and that is what it truly takes to be a leader. He understands and is committed to mental health issues around the State and represents OSSA on numerous committees, and again, has been involved from the beginning.

Gary helped start several activities for OSSA. He donates his time and effort to make these a success in our organization. Over the years, our injured deputies and their families have benefited from his involvement. Gary is involved with the Western States Sheriffs Association, and understands the relationships between our State and other Western States and the importance of a consolidated voice when it comes to issues with federal entities and travel management plans.

Gary demonstrates high moral ethics, integrity, and credibility in his daily life and sees the bigger picture of being a Sheriff through his daily actions. He is one of our unsung heroes of the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 12/13/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 12/13/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 8:21 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 12/13/2017

ESTACADA:

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On 12/13/2017 at about 1409 hrs., police responded to a traffic crash in the 500 block of Main Street. A report is pending (CAD).

17-2027

On 12/13/2017 at about 1836 hrs., police responded to a disturbance on the 700 block of NE Edgehill Drive. The scene was found to be calm. The case will be referred to Clackamas County Behavioral Health. 

SANDY:

17-2022

On 12/13/2017 at about 0943 hrs., police received a report about an assault that occurred in the 17000 block of Bluff Road. A report is pending (CAD).

17-2023

On 12/13/2017 at 1342 hrs., police received a report about theft of two cellphones from a business in the 17000 block of Bluff Road. A report was taken.

17-2026

On 12/13/2017 at about 1402 hrs., police received a report about theft of a check in the 28000 block of SE Haley Road in Boring. A report is pending (CAD).

17-2025

On 12/13/2017 at about 1502 hrs., police responded to the 39000 block of Cascadia Village Drive regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area. A report is pending (CAD).
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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Wednesday, December 20 at 8:00 a.m.

ACTING PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (PIO) THROUGH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20 AT 8:00 A.M.


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 8:00 AM
Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

Sergeant Simpson will respond to media requests for information via email or media-only pager for emergent events.

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Red Cross Responds To Salem Residential Fire Affecting Family Of Four

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SALEM RESIDENTIAL FIRE AFFECTING FAMILY OF FOUR


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 7:30 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Thursday December 14, 2017 in the 2000 block of Hazel Ave NE in Salem, OR. This single family fire affected 3 adults, 1 child, and pets.
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits 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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Shooting Investigation Underway on SE Division St - One Person Injured

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY ON SE DIVISION ST - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 14th, 2017 5:58 AM
On Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 4:21 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Adventist Hospital, located at 10123 Southeast Market Street, on the report of a gunshot victim being treated in the emergency department.

Officers responded to the hospital, and learned the adult male gunshot victim arrived at the hospital by private vehicle with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury. As officers contacted several people at the hospital, they learned the shooting occurred near a residence in the 11300 block of Southeast Division Street. Officers responded to the area where the shooting reportedly occurred and located evidence of gunfire on the sidewalk.

Officers performed a neighborhood search for a suspect, but no suspect has been located at this time. Based on information learned in the investigation, it is not believed their is an immediate threat to the public related to this shooting.

At this time there is no suspect description to share with the public.

The victim has been transported by ambulance from Portland Adventist Hospital to a trauma hospital in the Portland area for continued medical treatment of his injury.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Detectives with the Detective Division's Assault Detail will continue this investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program graduates 54th class (Photo)

OREGON NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE PROGRAM GRADUATES 54TH CLASS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 8:31 PM
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REDMOND, Oregon - The Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (OYCP) graduated its 54th class on Dec. 13, 2017, at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon. The ceremony drew hundreds of family members, friends and community supporters of the graduating cadets from across the state.

OYCP is a statewide, accredited alternative high school that serves all of Oregon. The program, which is operated by the Oregon Military Department out of Bend, Ore., helps students who are struggling in school or have dropped out to recover their credits through a rigorous military style residential program. In addition to academics, the students learn other core strengths such as personal fitness, good citizenship, job skills and self discipline. The students will return home and continue with one year of active mentorship following their graduation.

About OYCP:
OYCP is one of 37 nationwide National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Programs and has been recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. The OYCP program is cost-free to cadets and their families and has successfully graduated more than 4,600 cadets since its inception in 1994. The voluntary, 17-and-a-half-month program provides youth who are at risk of not completing their high school education, both male and female, ages 16 to 18, from urban and rural areas of Oregon, with another opportunity to succeed.

Cadets work through a two-phase program, beginning with an intensive five-and-a-half-month residential program during which they develop life-coping skills, perform volunteer community service work and attend academic classes. While in the program, cadets continue their education, develop life skills and create a plan, outlining clear and organized steps to keep them along the path of success following graduation. The second phase of the program consists of one year of mentorship. During this phase, cadets receive encouragement and support as they implement their plans to re-enter their home environments.

Details about the Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program are available at www.oycp.com.

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Dave Stuckey, Deputy Director of the Oregon Military Department, conveys his pride in the Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (OYCP) and the students' accomplishments during a graduation ceremony in Redmond, Oregon, on Dec. 13, 2017. The OYCP program, which is run by the Oregon National Guard, helps students recuperate high school credits and learn valuable life skills in a military training environment. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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The Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (OYCP) drill team performs with their rifles during a graduation ceremony in Redmond, Oregon, on Dec. 13, 2017. The OYCP program, which is run by the Oregon National Guard, helps students recuperate high school credits and learn valuable life skills in a military training environment. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Cadet Ali Alhejab, gives a before and after picture of his life and the difference the Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (OYCP) has made during opening remarks at the graduation ceremony in Redmond, Oregon, on Dec. 13, 2017. The OYCP program, which is run by the Oregon National Guard, helps students recuperate high school credits and learn valuable life skills in a military training environment. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
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Vancouver Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Missing Person (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING MISSING PERSON (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 6:09 PM
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Edit: Additional photo added. Also, he was last seen at home on 12/11, not 12/12 as previously reported.

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating 77 year old Kurt Pahl. He is described as a white male, 5'8", 195 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. Pahl was last seen at his residence on December 11th before leaving in his vehicle, a tan four door 2001 Buick Regal with Washington license plate 259VTK. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts are encouraged to call 911.
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Shooting Investigation in Portland's Kerns Neighborhood - No Known Injuries

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION IN PORTLAND'S KERNS NEIGHBORHOOD - NO KNOWN INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 5:34 PM
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 2:51 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near Northeast Grand Avenue and Northeast Everett Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted several people who were in the area at the time the gunfire was heard.

During a canvas of the area, officers did not locate anyone with injuries or any property damage as a result of the reported gunfire. There are no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

Officers located evidence of gunfire in the area and contacted several person in connection with the shooting but at this time no suspects have been located.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Bend Man Loses his life in two-vehicle crash on Hwy 20 near Hamby Road east of Bend (Photo)

BEND MAN LOSES HIS LIFE IN TWO-VEHICLE CRASH ON HWY 20 NEAR HAMBY ROAD EAST OF BEND (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 4:55 PM
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On December 13, 2017 at approximately 9:35AM, OSP responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hamby Road and Highway 20 just east of Bend. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 GMC Sierra truck was westbound on Hwy 20 when eastbound 2017 Ford Transit van turned into its path as it attempted to turn onto Hamby Road.

The driver and sole occupant of the GMC truck was identified as 59 year old Michael Francis DELEONE from Redmond who was uninjured. The driver and sole occupant of the Ford van was identified as 48 year old Mark Douglas PRICE from Bend who was deceased as a result of the crash. Both drivers were properly utilizing their safety restraints and the airbags deployed in the GMC truck.

PRICE failed to yield to oncoming traffic and is the contributing factor in this crash. DELEONE is cooperating with the investigation and is not suspected in any wrongdoing. Hwy 20 was shut down or limited to one lane of travel for nearly four hours while this investigation was completed. OSP was assisted by ODOT, Bend Fire and Rescue, the Deschutes Medical Examiner, the Deschutes District Attorney's Office and the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.
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PPB Partners with Target to Host "Heroes and Helpers" (Photo)

PPB PARTNERS WITH TARGET TO HOST "HEROES AND HELPERS" (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 4:44 PM
Downloadable file: Heroes and Helpers
The Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division, Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT), and Target will co-host "Heroes and Helpers" on Friday, December 15, 2017, at the Jantzen Beach Target, located at 1555 N Tomahawk Island Drive, from 6:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Members of the Youth Services Division will partner with pre-identified youth to assist them as they select clothing, school supplies, or toys for Christmas.

Officers assigned to the Youth Services Division chose youth whose families are in need of assistance this holiday season. Each of the selected youth will receive a $100.00 Target Gift Card to spend on a gift that they otherwise would not have been able to give or receive.

The Youth Services Division works with community partners to ensure Portland area youth remain safe. Ensuring school safety is the highest priority for the Youth Services Division. The Youth Services Division's main mission is to provide a school environment that is free of crime, the fear of crime, intimidation and disorder, so that school staff and students can achieve their education goals without distraction.

School Resource Officers work closely with school staff, students and parents. The primary activities of SRO are problem solving, education, mentorship, and crime prevention.

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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Gresham Man (Photo)

POLICE SEEK HELP LOCATING MISSING GRESHAM MAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 4:38 PM
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GRESHAM, Ore.-- Police are looking for a missing Gresham man who has not been heard from since Nov. 24. Tyler Krell, 29, is described as a Caucasian male with red hair and green eyes. He is 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. He is known to frequent both Portland and Vancouver.

Anyone who has information about Krell's whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333.
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***Update - Public's Assistance Needed*** Two-Vehicle Crash Takes the Life of a Bend Man on Highway 97 at Milepost 151 - Deschutes County (Photo)

***UPDATE - PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE NEEDED*** TWO-VEHICLE CRASH TAKES THE LIFE OF A BEND MAN ON HIGHWAY 97 AT MILEPOST 151 - DESCHUTES COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 4:29 PM
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OSP is asking for the public's assistance with the investigation that killed a Bend man last week. Shannon ROGERS, from Goldendale, Washington, is believed to have been driving in a reckless manner prior to the crash that took the life of a Bend man.

Investigators believe ROGERS was traveling from Fresno, CA to Goldendale when the crash occurred. Any persons who may have witnessed the vehicle in the attached photographs driving in an unsafe manner is urged to contact Senior Trooper Toni Raugust at 503-375-3555.

ROGERS is still at Saint Charles Bend receiving medical care. No further information at this time.

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Previous Release:
On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at about 10:15 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 at Milepost 151 (near Sunriver).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2006 Nissan Quest, operated by Shannon Ray ROGERS, age 55, of Goldendale, Washington, was traveling northbound when for unknown reasons, struck the rear of a northbound white 1981 Toyota pickup, operated by Brian Jay HARRIS, age 56, of Bend. The Toyota veered off the road and impacted into a tree and the Nissan continued northbound and then veered off the road and also impacted into a tree.

HARRIS was pronounced deceased at the scene and ROGERS received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the local area hospital for treatment.

Highway 97 was closed for about 30 minutes until one alternating lane was opened for traffic. OSP was assisted at the scene by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sunriver Fire Department, Bend Fire and Rescue, and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Alcohol and speed are being investigated as possible contributing factors in the crash. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.
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Commission on Aging Dec. 19 meeting canceled

COMMISSION ON AGING DEC. 19 MEETING CANCELED


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 4:15 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - The Dec. 19 meeting of the Commission on Aging has been canceled.

The commission's next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. The meeting is open to the public.

Commission members will meet with the Board of County Councilors. No outside speaker is scheduled.

The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the 2012 Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members. For more about the commission, please visit www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/commission-aging.

Commission meetings are carried live on CVTV Channel 23 and online at www.cvtv.org. To see replay times, go to www.cvtv.org.
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Vaccinations urged as Public Health sees flu activity spike in Clark County

VACCINATIONS URGED AS PUBLIC HEALTH SEES FLU ACTIVITY SPIKE IN CLARK COUNTY


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 3:58 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - The flu positivity rate in Clark County has risen to 21 percent, well above the 10 percent threshold Public Health uses to mark high flu activity, according to Public Health's Influenza Surveillance Update for the week of Dec. 3. The positivity rate is based on data from local laboratories that test for flu.

"Flu season is ramping up but it's not too late to get vaccinated," said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Health Officer. "By getting vaccinated now, you'll be more likely to celebrate the New Year in good health. It can take up to two weeks for protection to be effective, so we urge people to get vaccinated right away so they'll be less likely to catch the flu or spread it to friends and family over the holidays."

For millions every season, flu can mean a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, fatigue and miserable days in bed. Worse still, 200,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000-49,000 people die of flu complications each year in the U.S.

Fortunately, the flu vaccine can reduce flu illnesses, doctor visits and missed work and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. Everyone six months and older should get vaccinated. While flu vaccine effectiveness can vary year to year, vaccination is the best way to prevent flu illness and serious flu complications, even in years of reduced vaccine effectiveness.

"We can't predict which flu strains will predominate this season, but flu vaccine is still likely to provide widespread protection against severe illness," said Melnick. "Getting vaccinated is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your family from flu."

To get vaccinated, call your health care provider or pharmacy. If you don't have health insurance, call Sea Mar Community Health Centers at 360.852.9070 or the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington at 360.313.1390 to make an appointment for a low-cost flu shot.

In addition to flu shots, you can reduce your chances of catching or spreading disease by covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands often, and staying home when sick. For more information about flu, see www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm.
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Police Seek Help Locating Gresham Woman (Photo)

POLICE SEEK HELP LOCATING GRESHAM WOMAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 3:31 PM
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GRESHAM, Ore.-- Police are looking for a missing Gresham woman who has not been heard from since Sept. 13. Monica Gibson, 53, is described as a Caucasian female with white hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Gibson has no family in the area, no vehicle, and does not use public transportation.

Anyone who has information about Gibson's whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333.
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**update**Linn County Sheriff's Office Investigates Crash Involving a Pedestrian

**UPDATE**LINN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATES CRASH INVOLVING A PEDESTRIAN


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 2:24 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on Tuesday, December 12, at 3:28 a.m., his deputies responded to a call of a female with injuries lying along the side of Old Salem Road, near ATI, Millersburg.

Through their investigation, deputies learned the female victim, Rachele Ann Bowes, 38, was struck by a vehicle causing her life threatening injuries. Bowes is thought to be a transient of the Albany area.

Through the investigation detectives have reason to believe the vehicle that struck Bowes was a dark blue 1999-2005 Volkswagen. The vehicle will most likely have front end damage. If anyone has information about this vehicle or the hit and run, please contact Detective John Lovik at (541) 967-3950.
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Linn County Sheriff's Office Investigates Injury Crash Involving a Pedestrian

LINN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATES INJURY CRASH INVOLVING A PEDESTRIAN


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 2:15 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on Tuesday, December 12, at 3:28 a.m., his deputies responded to a call of a female lying along the side of the road with injuries.

Through their investigation, deputies learned the female victim, Rachele Ann Bowes, 38, was struck by a vehicle causing her life threatening injuries. Bowes is thought to be a transient of the Albany area.

Through the investigation detectives have reason to believe the vehicle that struck Bowes was a dark blue 1999-2005 Volkswagen. The vehicle will most likely have front end damage. If anyone has information about this vehicle or the hit and run, please contact Detective John Lovik at (541) 967-3950.
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Heroin Bust (Photo)

HEROIN BUST (PHOTO)


News Release from Benton Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 12:25 PM
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CORVALLIS, Ore. -- On Friday, December 1, 2017, Detectives with the Benton County Sheriff's Office -- Corvallis Police Department Street Crimes Unit, stopped Kyle Lebar, 27, after he was observed engaging in suspected drug transactions near NW 14th and Monroe Avenue in Corvallis.

Lebar, who exhibited signs of having recently used controlled substances, was arrested after a pat-down for weapons yielded a syringe, which Lebar admitted contained Methamphetamine residue.

A search, incident to a lawful arrest, was conducted of Lebar's person and backpack. It yielded Suboxone (a controlled substance), multiple double edged throwing daggers (restricted weapons), a digital scale, and over four and a half ounces of Heroin. The estimated street value of the Heroin is approximately $5,000.

Lebar was booked and lodged at the Benton County Jail where he was charged with Unlawful Delivery of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, and being a Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon (x4).
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Longview Kitchen Fire Quickly Spreads (Photo)

LONGVIEW KITCHEN FIRE QUICKLY SPREADS (PHOTO)


News Release from Longview Police & Fire
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 10:37 AM
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At 5:51 PM Longview Fire and C2FR were dispatched to a reported structure fire locate at 467 20th Ave. Initial reports indicated the fire started on the stovetop and was spreading.

After a very fast three-minute response Longview Fire arrived and saw the homeowner outside the structure and the front door of the home was left open. Smoke was pouring from the front door and a glow was visible inside, in the area of the kitchen.

As fire crews were pulling hose readying for an interior attack the interior of the structure 'Flashed Over' and the side window of the home broke open with a fireball venting towards the neighboring home.

The fire was quickly extinguished; however the home suffered extensive smoke and heat
damage throughout the 800 square foot residence, rendering the home uninhabitable.

The resident stated he had been cooking and was away from the kitchen for a short break when he heard crackling and popping coming from the kitchen. He went to investigate and discovered fire extending from the stove top into the cabinets and walls of the kitchen. Wisely, he left the house to go to a neighbor's home to call 911.

There were no injuries reported and investigators concluded the fire was caused by unattended cooking.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) unattended cooking fires represent 33% of all kitchen fires and attribute to 43% of all kitchen fire fatalities and 45% of all injuries.

This fire serves as a great reminder to never leave stove-top cooking unattended, and always Cook With Caution:
* Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don't use the stove or stovetop.
* Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
* If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
* Keep anything that can catch fire -- oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains -- away from your stovetop.
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Man loses life from a medical emergency on Hwy 20 east of Bend while driving

MAN LOSES LIFE FROM A MEDICAL EMERGENCY ON HWY 20 EAST OF BEND WHILE DRIVING


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 9:17 AM
On December 12, 2017 at approximately 8:00PM, OSP Troopers from Bend responded to the report of a non-crash related medical emergency on Highway 20 near milepost 47, east of Bend. The initial report indicated a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser was eastbound when the 70 year old male driver, identified as Larry Wayne HOPKINS of Burns when he suffered a medical emergency, crossed into the oncoming lane and stopped. A male passenger was able to put the vehicle into park and with the assistance of a Good Samaritan was able to remove HOPKINS from the vehicle and begin CPR. Another passenger, who is related to HOPKINS, called 911.

The responding OSP Sergeant and Trooper arrived and relieved the Good Samaritans and continued CPR. An air ambulance had been dispatched and medics from Bend Fire and Rescue arrived a short time later and attempted life saving measures. Shortly after the air ambulance arrived, medics pronounced HOPKINS deceased. The family member on scene reported HOPKINS had a history of heart problems and was taking medications.

Hwy 20 was closed for nearly an hour and OSP was assisted by ODOT and Bend Fire and Rescue.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 12/12/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 12/12/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 8:11 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 12/12/2017


ESTACADA:

17-2020

On 12/13/2017 at 0328 hrs., police responded to a disturbance call at NE 6th Avenue and NE Main Street. One of the involved individuals was arrested for DUII and Driving While Suspended-Misdemeanor. The second individual is being sought for questioning.

SANDY:

17-2017

On 12/12/2017 at about 1235 hrs., code enforcement ordered a tow for a vehicle abandoned on Dubarko Road near 362nd Drive.

17-2018

On 12/12/2017 at about 1605 hrs., police responded to the 18000 block of Davis Street regarding a complaint about possible utility theft or tampering. Officers arrested Alexander J. Hansen (25, transient) on a failure to appear warrant (FTA for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle). He was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on $20,000 bail. Two stolen vehicles were recovered from the area.

17-2019

On 12/12/2017 at 2203 hrs., police received a report about fraud in the 39000 block of Evans Street. The victim reported that an unknown person called her several times, then appeared to have taken money from her bank account. There are no suspects at this time.
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Red Cross Responds To Multi Family Fire Affecting Fifteen in Fairview

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO MULTI FAMILY FIRE AFFECTING FIFTEEN IN FAIRVIEW


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 6:32 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a multi family  fire disaster on 
December 13, 2017, in the 2600 block of NE 205th Avenue in Fairview, OR.

This multi-family fire affected 13 adults, 2 children and pets. 

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits 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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Vancouver Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Missing Person (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING MISSING PERSON (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 5:44 AM
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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating 77 year old Kurt Pahl. He is described as a white male, 5'8", 195 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. Pahl was last seen at his residence on December 12th before leaving in his vehicle, a tan four door 2001 Buick Regal with Washington license plate 259VTK. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts are encouraged to call 911.
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Fire Crews Fight Second Alarm Warehouse Fire (Photo)

FIRE CREWS FIGHT SECOND ALARM WAREHOUSE FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 5:14 AM
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UPDATE: At 0147am fire crews returned to the scene after patrol officers in the area reported seeing flames through the roof of the building. On arrival firefighters found heavy fire conditions in the same building as the earlier fire. Fire crews initiated a defensive attack with large master stream hose lines and worked to control embers and prevent the spread of the fire to other nearby buildings. Fire crews remain on scene at this time extinguishing hotspots. Investigators will work to determine the nature and circumstances surrounding the rekindle of the building.

This evening at 6:43pm fire crews were dispatched to the 6100 block of SE 111th Ave. On arrival, responders found smoke in the industrial park and further investigation revealed a fire in one of the metal clad buildings. As crews worked to get hose lines to the seat of the fire, the fire burned through the roof of the building. At 6:57pm the incident commander called a second alarm to get additional resources. During this incident, several challenges arose for firefighters, the first was when a fire hydrant located near the fire building failed to operate. Fire crews had to back track and connect to a different hydrant located outside the industrial park and stretch hose lines approximately 500 feet to the area of the fire building. The second challenge occurred when a large communication line burned through and dropped to the ground. At fire scenes, all downed wires are treated as live power lines until the power company can confirm they're de-energized and safe.

Fire attack crews were able to locate the fire in an interior bathroom and, once found, quickly extinguished it. Fire Investigators determined the fire was started by a faulty exhaust fan in the ceiling of the bathroom. There were no injuries as a result of this fire. Preliminary damage estimates are approximately $60,000 to the building and its contents.

The fire building contained the business offices for Green Earth Dispensary, however, there was no marijuana production or processing occurring in the fire building, it was just office space.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Fire Crews Fight Second Alarm Warehouse Fire (Photo)

FIRE CREWS FIGHT SECOND ALARM WAREHOUSE FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: December 12th, 2017 11:08 PM
Downloadable file: IMG_0185.JPG
This evening at 6:43pm fire crews were dispatched to the 6100 block of SE 111th Ave. On arrival, responders found smoke in the industrial park and further investigation revealed a fire in one of the metal clad buildings. As crews worked to get hose lines to the seat of the fire, the fire burned through the roof of the building. At 6:57pm the incident commander called a second alarm to get additional resources. During this incident, several challenges arose for firefighters, the first was when a fire hydrant located near the fire building failed to operate. Fire crews had to back track and connect to a different hydrant located outside the industrial park and stretch hose lines approximately 500 feet to the area of the fire building. The second challenge occurred when a large communication line burned through and dropped to the ground. At fire scenes, all downed wires are treated as live power lines until the power company can confirm they're de-energized and safe.

Fire attack crews were able to locate the fire in an interior bathroom and, once found, quickly extinguished it. Fire Investigators determined the fire was started by a faulty exhaust fan in the ceiling of the bathroom. There were no injuries as a result of this fire. Preliminary damage estimates are approximately $60,000 to the building and its contents.

The fire building contained the business offices for Green Earth Dispensary, however, there was no marijuana production or processing occurring in the fire building, it was just office space.
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Fire Crews Fight Second Alarm Warehouse Fire (Photo)

FIRE CREWS FIGHT SECOND ALARM WAREHOUSE FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: December 12th, 2017 11:05 PM
Downloadable file: IMG_0185.JPG
This evening at 6:43pm fire crews were dispatched to the 6100 block of SE 111th Ave. On arrival, responders found smoke in the industrial park and further investigation revealed a fire in one of the metal clad buildings. As crews worked to get hose lines to the seat of the fire, the fire burned through the roof of the building. At 6:57pm the incident commander called a second alarm to get additional resources. During this incident, several challenges arose for firefighters, the first was when a fire hydrant located near the fire building failed to operate. Fire crews had to back track and connect to a different hydrant located outside the industrial park and stretch hose lines approximately 500 feet to the area of the fire building. The second challenge occurred when a large communication line burned through and dropped to the ground. At fire scenes, all downed wires are treated as live power lines until the power company can confirm they're de-energized and safe.

Fire attack crews were able to locate the fire in an interior bathroom and, once found, quickly extinguished it. Fire Investigators determined the fire was started by a faulty exhaust fan in the ceiling of the bathroom. There were no injuries as a result of this fire. Preliminary damage estimates are approximately $60,000 to the building and its contents.

The fire building contained the business offices for Green Earth Dispensary, however, there was no marijuana production or processing occurring in the fire building, it was just office space.
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Restaurant Robbed at Gunpoint in Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood

RESTAURANT ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN PORTLAND'S MONTAVILLA NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 12th, 2017 8:20 PM
On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 7:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Domino's Pizza, located at 453 Northeast 70th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun while demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the restaurant without incident.

The suspect was described as a white male in his late 40s, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 140 pounds, with gray hair, and armed with a handgun.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Armed Robbery in Orchards, WA

ARMED ROBBERY IN ORCHARDS, WA


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 12th, 2017 8:07 PM
On 12/12/2017 just before 7pm an employee of the Brewed Awakenings located at 6500 NE 117th Ave called 9-1-1 to report that they had just been robbed at gun point.

The suspect entered the business, right before closing. He pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded all the money from the register. The victim complied, and the suspect left the business.

The suspect is described as:
White Male, late 30'S to 40'S
5'8- 5'10 - Heavy Build -
Yellow snowboarding style jacket with a hood -
Black gloves -
Long beard -

The suspect was armed with what was described as a dark colored revolver.

A K-9 track was conducted, but the suspect was not located.

There are no suspects at this time.

Prepared by:

Sgt. Chad Rothenberger
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Tigard Police Investigating a Pair of Robberies (Photo)

TIGARD POLICE INVESTIGATING A PAIR OF ROBBERIES (PHOTO)


News Release from Tigard Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 12th, 2017 5:59 PM
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At approximately 6:55 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, an employee of the Elmer's Restaurant located at 14055 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard reported being robbed. The robbery occurred inside the video poker and lottery lounge, located within the restaurant. The employee sustained minor injuries during the ordeal.

Within minutes of the 9-1-1 call, Tigard Police was setting-up containment in the area and checking the surrounding neighborhoods near the business. Tigard investigators learned that a lone adult male entered the lounge area and presented a lottery payout ticket to an employee. The suspect then pushed the employee to the floor, grabbed the till and fled through the restaurant. A witness observed the suspect depart in a vehicle as it sped out of the parking lot.

The suspect is described as average height and weight, in his 20s. No weapons were observed. The suspect got away with an undetermined amount of money.

Photos of the robbery suspect are provided. Anyone with information is urged to contact Tigard Police at 503-718-2717 or via email at: tips@tigard-or.gov

Tigard investigators believe the same suspect is also responsible for a second robbery that occurred the following day in Tigard at the Gino's Deli. The restaurant and video poker business is located at 11945 SW Pacific Highway. On Sunday, December 10, at approximately 1:45 p.m., an employee of Gino's Deli, called 9-1-1 to report the robbery. Tigard Police scoured the area in search of the suspect with negative results. In that incident, the suspect once again approached the cashier area and grabbed the till when an employee was presented a lottery payout ticket. The suspect again fled the business with an undetermined amount of money. No one was injured during the incident.
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Economic impact of Oregon State Parks tops more than $1 billion per year

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF OREGON STATE PARKS TOPS MORE THAN $1 BILLION PER YEAR


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 12th, 2017 2:30 PM
Visitors to Oregon state parks in 2016 contributed $1.1 billion to the state's economy and supported 16,000 full- and part-time jobs, according to a report released today by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD).

The report, Economic Activity from Recreation Use of Oregon State Park Properties -- System Report, measures how communities near parks benefited economically from the 54 million-plus visits to state parks in 2016. Visitor spending supported 16,000 full-and part-time jobs statewide, equating to a combined salary of $550 million.

"The report clearly shows that Oregon's state parks are more than great places to visit, but also a vital economic engine for local economies across the state," said OPRD recreation planner Terry Bergerson.

OPRD's analysis of the report found that each dollar invested in the Oregon State Parks system generates $30.50 in related economic activity.

OPRD commissioned economist Eric White, a research social scientist with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, to prepare the report at a cost of $45,697 over a six year period. White analyzed survey responses from more than 18,000 visitors from 84 park properties. OPRD conducted the surveys from 2011-2016.

"We wanted to measure the economic benefits state parks bring to the state," said OPRD Director Lisa Sumption. "The findings are clear: when state parks succeed, so do Oregon communities. We want to keep it that way, so we continue to look at what we can do to improve visitors' experiences."

The report provides information by region and by park. Coastal parks had the greatest number of visits and slightly higher levels of average spending, accounting for about half of the total statewide spending.

Silver Falls State Park provided the largest economic boost, with 1.4 million visits contributing $58.4 million to the local economy. Fort Stevens State Park followed with $40.1 million, and Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site with $34.8 million.

"State parks are also an important side trip during many recreation outings," White said. "We estimate visitors spend about $245 million in local communities during those side trips."

Other key findings include:

>> Visitors spend an average of $25 for a day trip within 30 miles from home to $390 for an overnight camping trip more than 30 miles from home.

>>Visitors most often spend money on gasoline, groceries and purchases in restaurants and bars.

>> More than half ($619 million) of visitor spending across all state parks was generated by visitors who traveled more than 30 miles from home, and who stayed overnight on the property or in a nearby community.

The full report is available at http://bit.ly/OPRDRecreationEconomicReport.
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Missing Dementia Patient Located with Use of YCSO Project Lifesaver Tracking Equipment (Photo)

MISSING DEMENTIA PATIENT LOCATED WITH USE OF YCSO PROJECT LIFESAVER TRACKING EQUIPMENT (PHOTO)


News Release from Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 12th, 2017 1:58 PM
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This morning, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Yamhill County Deputies, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Volunteers, and the McMinnville Police Department responded to a report of a missing 60 year old male suffering from dementia. The patient had been last seen at a residential facility the night prior and his whereabouts were unknown. The extremely low temperatures made this situation more dire and emergent.

Because of the dementia related issues, the man was in possession of a "Project Lifesaver" wrist band, which is maintained by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office. These wrist bands, which are used for dementia and Alzheimer's patients as well as some spectrums of autistic children, emits a radio frequency allowing it to be tracked by YCSO personnel using specialized equipment.

At about 11:30 a.m., after several hours of searching, one of the five YCSO members using a Project Lifesaver locating system began receiving a signal from the wristband. The missing subject was tracked and eventually located near the intersection of 2nd and Davis Streets in McMinnville. The subject was evaluated by medical personnel on scene and transported to the Willamette Valley Medical Center where he was treated for his exposure.

"The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office is one of eight agencies in the State of Oregon involved in the Project Lifesaver Program" said Sheriff Tim Svenson. "Situations like this, which occur in extreme temperatures, really reinforce how accurate the name of the program is. It truly can be a lifesaver".

More information regarding Project Lifesaver can be found at: https://projectlifesaver.org/
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OSP Seeking Public Assistance in Identifying Suspect(s) throwing Objects at Vehicles on I-5 near the I-205 NB Interchange (Photo)

OSP SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING SUSPECT(S) THROWING OBJECTS AT VEHICLES ON I-5 NEAR THE I-205 NB INTERCHANGE (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 12th, 2017 1:28 PM
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Since early September, OSP has responded to ten (10) separate reports of a variety of objects being thrown at passing motorists by unidentified individual(s) from a walkway adjacent to I-205. The area in questions is the Exit 289 I-5 SB which curves, goes underneath I-5, and becomes I-205 NB. The exit ramp is adjacent to a footpath that travels behind the Martinazzi Village apartments in Tualatin. There are multiple paths connecting to it which gives access to I-205 and I-5.

The items being thrown have ranged from apples, rocks, branches, logs and pumpkins. The descriptions of the individual(s) responsible have ranged from early teens to early twenties in age with a variety of different clothing descriptions. The items being thrown have hit passing vehicles causing damage, most recently as of today, with a large rock hitting the windshield of a motorist. To date, none of the victims have been injured and these incidents have not caused any crashes. On several of the incidents the suspect(s) were seen fleeing the area into nearby trees and/or up a hillside and out of sight.

Anyone with knowledge of these suspect(s) is encouraged to call the Oregon State Police NCC dispatch center at (503)375-3555 or (800)452-7888.
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