Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SafeOregon- Oregon State Police launches SafeOregon January 31, 2017 (Photo)- Correction

SAFEOREGON- OREGON STATE POLICE LAUNCHES SAFEOREGON JANUARY 31, 2017 (PHOTO)- CORRECTION


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2017 6:35 PM
Downloadable file: SafeOregon
Downloadable file: Student Group from Riverside Jr/Sr Highschool in Boardman, Oregon
****Correction on TIP Number. The correct number is (844)472-3367


The Oregon State Police is pleased to announce the availability of SafeOregon a new school safety tip line program available to all public K-12 schools in Oregon at no cost to use. SafeOregon requires schools to complete a sign-up process in order for students to use.

SafeOregon is a way for students, staff or other members of the public to anonymously report and share confidential information of a threat or a potential threat to student safety. Trained staff are available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year reached through a phone call, text message, mobile application or website. The main goal of SafeOregon is to intervene at the earliest possible point in the life of a young person who is struggling, helping them when they need it, before the situation turns into a tragedy.

SafeOregon is designed to encourage Oregon students to share and respond to anything that threatens their safety or the safety of others, anything that makes a student feel unsafe or if a student knows someone who feels unsafe. Here are a few examples: safety threats, violence, threats of violence, fights, drugs, alcohol, weapons, bullying or friends that talk about hurting themselves, harassment, intimidation, cyber bullying, or self-harm.

"Schools should be safe places for children to learn, educators to teach, and for communities to gather," Governor Kate Brown said. "We can all do our part through the SafeOregon tip line to share information about potential threats to student safety. This important statewide resource is a direct result of the recommendations of the Oregon Task Force on School Safety, and I am grateful to everyone who contributed to improving the safety and security of our Oregon schools."

"To all Oregon students, I want to encourage you to make courageous decisions to break the code of silence and speak out against harmful behaviors before they turn to tragedy", stated Superintendent Travis Hampton. "We can make a difference in our schools and communities and we are committed to creating a safe and respectful culture to support you."

Tips can be submitted 24/7/365 through the SafeOregon.com web portal, by e-mail to tip@safeoregon.com, through the SafeOregon mobile application (available for android or iOS device), or by calling or texting 844-472-3367. Tips are promptly analyzed and routed for the most appropriate follow up and urgency. This may be to school officials, law enforcement, community mental health programs or other appropriate local or state agencies. Tip Line staff make sure follow-up is noted and recorded.

SafeOregon -- the school safety tip line -- became Law through HB 4075 (2016), as a result of recommendations from the Oregon Task Force on School Safety charged with improving safety and security at schools across the state. The task force was established by House Bill 4087, bringing together representatives from police, fire, school administration, teachers, school boards and service districts, along with the Governor's education and public safety policy advisors, and legislators. The task force is chaired by Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts and Dr. David Novotney Willamette Education Service District.

For more information please visit safeoregon.com. The resource page has more information for students, parents and for schools to sign-up. Students and parents are encouraged to talk to their school administration about making SafeOregon available in their school.

Additionally:
It is a violation of ORS165.570 to improperly use the SafeOregon system.
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Beaverton Seeks Performers for Ten Tiny Dances 2017 (Photo)

BEAVERTON SEEKS PERFORMERS FOR TEN TINY DANCES 2017 (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2017 3:51 PM
Downloadable file: Master-level choreographers and dancers are invited to apply for Beaverton's Ten Tiny Dances 2017, which will be held in July. Pictured: Def Con 5 perform at Ten Tiny Dances 2015. Applications are due Friday, March 31. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
Downloadable file: Master-level choreographers and dancers are invited to apply for Beaverton's Ten Tiny Dances 2017, which will be held in July. Pictured: Kalabharathi School of Dance perform at Ten Tiny Dances 2016. Applications are due Friday, March 31. (Photo/City of Be
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton is seeking proposals from master-level choreographers and dancers to create and perform a dance as part of Beaverton Ten Tiny Dances 2017. The event will be held on Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Now in its ninth year, Ten Tiny Dances is a free, public event that features a wide variety of dancers who represent modern contemporary and traditional ethnic dance forms. The event is designed to engage audiences with unique performances and settings, and guides the audience to explore creative convention through a blend of traditional ethnic art forms as well as contemporary forms.


To view the full call to artists guidelines and to apply, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/TTD. Applications are due Friday, March 31.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


ABOUT TEN TINY DANCES
Choreographer and dancer Mike Barber came up with an interesting concept in 2002. Ten Tiny Dances presents ten dance performances on a 4-by-4-foot stage, challenging the choreographers and dancers to use the limited space to fuel their creativity. Barber has presented Ten Tiny Dances in a wide range of settings, from warehouse spaces to trendy restaurants, and even on multiple stages, encouraging the audience to experience dance that has been created for a specific location.


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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-84 WESTBOUND is now open between Ontario (Exit 374) and Baker City (302). The route was closed around 9 a.m. today due to two semis that crashed near MP 275. Always check TripCheck.com for update conditions, or call 511 / 800-977-6368. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941.

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Linn County Sheriff Deputies Recover Two Stolen Car Trailers

LINN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES RECOVER TWO STOLEN CAR TRAILERS


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2017 1:18 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that on January 31, 2017, at 3:00 a.m., deputies recovered two stolen flatbed car trailers and arrested Springfield resident, 28 -year- old Ryan Howard Pruett.

Deputies were responding to a report of two stolen flatbed trailers in the area of Kirk Avenue in Brownsville. One trailer was reported to have a large Cummins engine on the trailer and the other was empty. Shortly after the trailers were reported stolen, deputies located a black Jeep Cherokee towing a trailer with a large Cummins engine loaded on the trailer. The Jeep Cherokee was leaving the city of Brownsville, eastbound on Northern Drive. Before the deputy could activate his emergency lights, the Jeep Cherokee and trailer loaded with the engine drove off of the road into a field. The operator, Mr. Pruett, attempted to negotiate a corner at a speed that was too fast for the heavy load his vehicle was towing.

After further investigation, the second stolen trailer was later located and recovered sitting next to the Crawfordsville Market in the city of Crawfordsville.

Mr. Pruett was arrested and transported to the Linn County Jail where he was charged with two counts of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and Theft I.

This investigation is continuing.
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Local Red Cross Sends Disaster Responders to Southern States Devastated by 60+ Tornadoes (Photo)

LOCAL RED CROSS SENDS DISASTER RESPONDERS TO SOUTHERN STATES DEVASTATED BY 60+ TORNADOES (PHOTO)


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2017 11:29 AM
Downloadable file: Judy Kimmoons
Downloadable file: Red Cross Helping in Georgia
Downloadable file: Storm Damage in Georgia
Five Red Cross volunteer responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington have deployed to the Southeast following a deadly string of tornadoes.

PORTLAND, Ore., January 31, 2017 -- Disaster responders from the American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington are on the ground in Mississippi helping people who have lost everything in more than 60 tornadoes that hit Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina last week.

Responders from Portland, Salem and Medford, Oregon, and Longview, Washington, are assisting affected communities by managing disaster relief shelters, delivering food and water to affected neighborhoods, providing emergency financial assistance and delivering health and mental health services to people in need.

Disaster response volunteer Judy Kimmons from Medford, Oregon, is on the ground near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She is traveling into affected neighborhoods in a Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) delivering water and meals to people who are unable to leave their homes because of the storms.

"People have lost absolutely everything." Kimmons said. "A lot of these people don't have a home. Taking them a meal seems like something really small, but to them it is big. They're so thankful. When their focus is on the big picture and everything they have lost, a meal or a rake or a shovel means a lot."

More than a week following the devastating tornadoes and storms that ripped through the Southeast, American Red Cross disaster teams from across the nation are providing relief and recovery services to the hardest-hit areas across Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama. Initial damage assessments indicate more than 3,700 homes have been affected across Mississippi, and Georgia. This number could increase once all inaccessible areas are accessed.

* Over 145 people in Georgia and Mississippi are still seeking refuge in 2 Red Cross and community shelters.
* Red Cross response vehicles are circulating through the hardest-hit areas, delivering food and relief supplies as people clean up their homes.
* In Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, Red Cross and community partners have served over 80,000 meals and snacks, distributed over 28,000 relief items, and provided over 4,000 Health Services and Disaster Mental Health contacts.
* Red Cross has mobilized over 500 workers to help those in need.

Red Cross will continue its response efforts to help people in impacted regions recover from these terrible disasters. Red Cross anticipates spending approximately $1.9 million to help people affected by the tornadoes and storms in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama.

OTHER RED CROSS RESOURCES:

SAFE AND WELL: Register on the Red Cross Safe and Well website so loved ones can see if you are safe and well. Those who can't access a computer can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and a Red Cross operator can help them register. They can also update their Facebook and Twitter status through the Safe and Well website or visit www.redcross.org/safeandwell on their smart phone and click on the "List Yourself as Safe and Well" or "Search for friends and family" link.

EMERGENCY APP: Download the free Red Cross Emergency App to receive emergency alerts and information about what to do in case of flooding, wildfires and other disasters, as well as locations of shelters. The App also includes emergency first aid information and a Family Safe feature which allows people to instantly see if loved ones are okay. The free Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

HOW TO HELP: The Red Cross depends on donations to provide immediate relief. Help people affected by Southern Tornadoes and Storms by visiting redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. The Red Cross honors donor intent. Donors can designate their donation to the Southern Tornadoes and Storms relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross.org or on 1-800-RED CROSS.

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Everyone Wins With a DUII-Free Super Bowl Weekend

EVERYONE WINS WITH A DUII-FREE SUPER BOWL WEEKEND


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2017 11:16 AM
GRESHAM, Ore.-- Strategizing for a DUII-free Super Bowl weekend, Gresham will deploy its award-winning traffic team in a high-visibility play to defend the public from impaired drivers.

The route: police officers will perform enhanced DUII-focused patrols Feb. 4 and 5 to remove impaired drivers from the streets. The goal: win by saving lives. Last year, Gresham officers arrested three drivers for DUII during Super Bowl weekend, down from eight arrests in 2014 and six in 2015.

Drunk driving, impaired driving, and "buzzed" driving are all illegal and have equal potential for ruining lives. Impaired driving is not an accident, it is a deliberate action that can be prevented.

This nationwide traffic safety campaign is designed to deter people from driving while impaired by implementing high-visibility enforcement; increasing the number of officers on the streets to identify and stop impaired drivers.

Ways to prevent impaired driving:

?,? Discourage alcohol, marijuana and other drug use long before the event is over
?,? Prepare for guests to stay the night or assist them with finding a safe ride home
?,? Provide food to lessen the effects of alcohol
?,? Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages
?,? Choose a responsible designated driver
?,? Call 911 to report impaired drivers

Police will conduct enhanced DUII patrols into March as officers continually work to make our streets safe. Grant funds from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact support these extra high-visibility DUII patrols.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: The Astoria-Megler Bridge is closed in both directions briefly so the fallen logs from the overturned log truck can be removed. Both lanes of traffic are expected to be opened soon. Expect delays.

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Extra Patrols to Concentrate on Impaired Driving (Photo)

EXTRA PATROLS TO CONCENTRATE ON IMPAIRED DRIVING (PHOTO)


News Release from Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2017 9:42 AM
Downloadable file: crash
The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols on Super Bowl Sunday in an effort to minimize and reduce the negative impact of impaired drivers on law abiding motorists. These extra patrols will take place on February 5th. The extra patrols are paid for through a grant provided by ODOT.

If you plan to host a party or attend a party where alcohol is being served you can take some precautions beforehand to avoid what could be a deadly end to the night.

* If you host a party and provide alcohol, make sure to also include food and non-alcoholic beverages. Monitor your guest's alcohol consumption and take the keys from a guest who has had too much.
* Use public transportation or a taxi;
* Ask a friend who has not been drinking for a ride home;
* Promote the use of designated drivers and stop impaired family or friends from driving;
* Always wear your seatbelt.
If you see a suspected impaired driver please call 9-1-1 and report them. Some signs to look for are:
* Swerving or weaving in and out of a lane;
* Stopping abruptly at traffic signs or signals;
* Making unusually wide turns;
* Driving over curbs;
* Driving with headlights off at night.

"As a huge football fan, I enjoy watching the game with family and friends and encourage you to do the same." said Sheriff Tim Svenson. "Whether you are hosting a party or attending, please make smart decisions when it comes to driving."
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UPDATE - Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 62-Year-Old Woman (Photo)

UPDATE - PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT TO LOCATE A MISSING 62-YEAR-OLD WOMAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2017 8:32 AM
Downloadable file: Liz_Bazzani_62.jpg
On Monday January 30, 2017, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol recovered the body of 62-year-old Liz Bazzani from the Multnomah Channel of the Willamette River. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. There are no signs of foul play.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 62-year-old woman missing since January 19, 2017.

Liz Bazzani is described as 5'4" tall, 110 pounds, white hair, and green eyes. She was last seen wearing green Ugg-style boots, flowing light-colored pajama pants, and a blue sweater. Bazzani is familiar with TriMet but left all personal affects at her residence in Northeast Portland.

Bazzani's family is concerned for her welfare as she is normally in regular contact with them. She was reported missing after she did not show up for work in the Pearl District on Thursday morning. There are no indications that her disappearance involves foul play.

Anyone seeing Bazzani should immediately call 9-1-1 so officers can check her welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 01/30/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 01/30/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2017 8:32 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 01/30/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-175

On 01/30/2017 at about 2324 hrs., police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of SW Ivy Road. A report is pending (CAD).

SANDY:

18 2017-162

On 01/30/2017 at 0540 hrs., police stopped a vehicle for travelling 43 MPH in
a 25 MPH zone on Pioneer Boulevard near Bluff Road. The driver was cited for Driving While Suspended and Exceeding the Speed Limit, and his car was impounded.

18 2017-167

On 01/30/2017 at about 1033 hrs., police conducted a traffic stop in the 29000 block of Eagle Creed Road. The vehicle in question was towed. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-170

On 01/30/2017 at about 1145 hrs., police received a report about fraudulent use of a credit card. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-173

On 01/30/2017 at approximately 1600 hrs., police responded to a robbery at a store located on the 16000 block of 362nd Avenue. The suspect attempted to steal household items before being confronted by Loss Prevention. The suspect pushed the employee multiple times before surrendering the merchandise and escaping in a Black Subaru.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: The Astoria-Megler Bridge (U.S. 101)is open only for southbound traffic following a crash that resulted in an overturned log truck about one mile south of the Oregon-Washington border. The northbound lane will remain closed until a log loader arrives and the logs are removed. Expect delays.

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SafeOregon- Oregon State Police launches SafeOregon January 31, 2017 (Photo)

SAFEOREGON- OREGON STATE POLICE LAUNCHES SAFEOREGON JANUARY 31, 2017 (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2017 7:20 AM
Downloadable file: SafeOregon
Downloadable file: Student Group from Riverside Jr/Sr Highschool in Boardman, Oregon
The Oregon State Police is pleased to announce the availability of SafeOregon a new school safety tip line program available to all public K-12 schools in Oregon at no cost to use. SafeOregon requires schools to complete a sign-up process in order for students to use.

SafeOregon is a way for students, staff or other members of the public to anonymously report and share confidential information of a threat or a potential threat to student safety. Trained staff are available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year reached through a phone call, text message, mobile application or website. The main goal of SafeOregon is to intervene at the earliest possible point in the life of a young person who is struggling, helping them when they need it, before the situation turns into a tragedy.

SafeOregon is designed to encourage Oregon students to share and respond to anything that threatens their safety or the safety of others, anything that makes a student feel unsafe or if a student knows someone who feels unsafe. Here are a few examples: safety threats, violence, threats of violence, fights, drugs, alcohol, weapons, bullying or friends that talk about hurting themselves, harassment, intimidation, cyber bullying, or self-harm.

"Schools should be safe places for children to learn, educators to teach, and for communities to gather," Governor Kate Brown said. "We can all do our part through the SafeOregon tip line to share information about potential threats to student safety. This important statewide resource is a direct result of the recommendations of the Oregon Task Force on School Safety, and I am grateful to everyone who contributed to improving the safety and security of our Oregon schools."

"To all Oregon students, I want to encourage you to make courageous decisions to break the code of silence and speak out against harmful behaviors before they turn to tragedy", stated Superintendent Travis Hampton. "We can make a difference in our schools and communities and we are committed to creating a safe and respectful culture to support you."

Tips can be submitted 24/7/365 through the SafeOregon.com web portal, by e-mail to tip@safeoregon.com, through the SafeOregon mobile application (available for android or iOS device), or by calling or texting 844-472-3364. Tips are promptly analyzed and routed for the most appropriate follow up and urgency. This may be to school officials, law enforcement, community mental health programs or other appropriate local or state agencies. Tip Line staff make sure follow-up is noted and recorded.

SafeOregon -- the school safety tip line -- became Law through HB 4075 (2016), as a result of recommendations from the Oregon Task Force on School Safety charged with improving safety and security at schools across the state. The task force was established by House Bill 4087, bringing together representatives from police, fire, school administration, teachers, school boards and service districts, along with the Governor's education and public safety policy advisors, and legislators. The task force is chaired by Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts and Dr. David Novotney Willamette Education Service District.

For more information please visit safeoregon.com. The resource page has more information for students, parents and for schools to sign-up. Students and parents are encouraged to talk to their school administration about making SafeOregon available in their school.

Additionally:
It is a violation of ORS165.570 to improperly use the SafeOregon system.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: One lane is open with flaggers controlling two way traffic on the Astoria-Megler Bridge (U.S. 101)following a crash that resulted in an overturned log truck about one mile south of the Oregon-Washington border. Expect delays.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Four People in Portland

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME DISASTER AFFECTING FOUR PEOPLE IN PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2017 6:48 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 in the 600 block of NE 178th Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected two adults, two children 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, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: An overturned log truck has the Astoria-Megler Bridge (U.S. 101)closed about one mile south of the Oregon-Washington border. Travelers should avoid the area or expect long delays.

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Oregon City Police are investigating an assault

OREGON CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN ASSAULT


News Release from Oregon City Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2017 12:16 AM
At 9:44 pm Oregon City Police Officers were dispatched to a reported assault at 200 Longview Way. On the way, officers learned at least one person had been stabbed. When officers arrived they found a 23 year old male with serious injuries. He was Life Flighted to OHSU. A person of interest was detained. He was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Detectives are on scene investigating.

This will be updated in the morning or as new information is available.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct after Displaying Replica Firearm at Demonstrators in Terry Schrunk Plaza (Photo)

MAN ARRESTED FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT AFTER DISPLAYING REPLICA FIREARM AT DEMONSTRATORS IN TERRY SCHRUNK PLAZA (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2017 4:28 PM
Downloadable file: Sergey_Antonov_20.jpg
On Monday January 30, 2017, at 12:28 p.m., a community member flagged down police at Terry Schrunk Plaza in Downtown Portland to report that the passenger in a pick-up truck displayed a handgun as the driver passed a peaceful demonstration in the park.

Officers in the area located the vehicle circling the area and conducted a high-risk traffic stop of the driver and passenger in the vehicle at Southwest 4th Avenue and Salmon Street.

Both the driver and passenger were taken into custody without incident. Inside the truck, officers located the handgun, which turned out to be a replica firearm (BB gun). Additionally, officers located an unloaded AR-15 style rifle that belonged to the driver. There were no reports that the driver displayed the rifle during this incident.

After further investigation, the driver was released without charges; however, the rifle was taken for safekeeping. The driver will be able to retrieve the gun at a later time. The passenger, 20-year-old Sergey E. Antonov of Battle Ground, Washington, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Dayton woman dies in fatal crash on State Route 18 (Photo)

DAYTON WOMAN DIES IN FATAL CRASH ON STATE ROUTE 18 (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2017 4:17 PM
Downloadable file: 20170129_091603.jpg
On January 29, 2017 at about 8am, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on State Route 18 about milepost 50.5 in Yamhill County near Dayton.

According to Troopers on scene, a 2005 Jeep Liberty, operated by 19 year old MADELYN A WEST of Beaverton was traveling east on State Route 18. WEST's vehicle crossed into the west bound lane of travel colliding head on with a 2000 GMC Envoy operated by 68 year old BERTHA A MARTINEZ of Dayton. MARTINEZ was pronounced deceased on the scene. WEST was transported to Oregon Health Science University with critical injuries.

OSP was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Department, Dayton Fire Department, McMinnville Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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Book Lovers Invited to an Evening of Literary Speed Dating at Beaverton City Library (Photo)

BOOK LOVERS INVITED TO AN EVENING OF LITERARY SPEED DATING AT BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2017 3:52 PM
Downloadable file: Beaverton City Library will host an evening of literary speed dating to introduce book lovers and book clubs to their next great read on Monday, Feb. 13. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Beaverton City Library will host "Romancing the Tome," an exciting evening of book speed dating on Monday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. at 12375 SW Fifth St. Let our friendly and knowledgeable staff introduce you to your next discussion-worthy book club pick or the great book love of your life.


We will be highlighting new and old favorites, library book club kits and forthcoming titles--speed-dating style. Refresh yourself with literary-themed mocktails and treats and spend some time mingling with other book enthusiasts.


This program is open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197.


For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of 15 member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.


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Portland Police Increasing Outreach to Address Safety Concerns in Immigrant and Refugee Community (Photo)

PORTLAND POLICE INCREASING OUTREACH TO ADDRESS SAFETY CONCERNS IN IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITY (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2017 2:45 PM
Downloadable file: PPB_Everyone.jpg
Today, Monday January 30, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Marshman stood with community members, including those from our immigrant and refugee community, to provide reassurances to people struggling with uncertainty and fear.

At today's news conference, Chief Marshman shared a statement he sent to all members of the Portland Police Bureau:

"On Friday January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting travel to the United States from seven countries in what is being described by many as a "Muslim ban." This action has spread fear and uncertainty to our refugee and immigrant communities served by the Portland Police Bureau.

"I want you, the members of the Portland Police Bureau, to be a source of reassurance to the community. We must be diligent in our efforts to the community who now more than ever might see us as a source of fear. We must be the ones who reach out first to all whom we serve and be able to answer their questions and provide clarity on what our role is in regard to immigration. That means giving assurance that we are not an extension of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). We follow and enforce Oregon law. We do not enforce federal immigration laws, under Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 181A.820 (https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/181A.820).

"I further ask that you continue to provide extra patrol around mosques, Islamic schools and community centers as another layer of protection for those in our community who may be experiencing fear and anxiety, especially after an attack in Quebec, Canada on Sunday. While we have no known threats locally, our presence may provide reassurances to those in fear.

"Over the past few months, I have received many heartfelt thanks from the immigrant and refugee communities describing their positive encounters with Portland Police officers. Although these communities have a heightened sense of fear and uncertainty, I am confident we will continue to be an agency they can turn to for safety and security."

The Bureau investigates all reported incidents of bias crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Detectives work to determine whether or not bias elements are present during the reported crime that align with Oregon law as defined in ORS:

* ORS 166.165 - Intimidation in the First Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.165

* ORS 166.155 -- Intimidation in the Second Degree - https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.155

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a bias crime, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/423009

The Bureau has several community advisory groups and outreach opportunities for community members and police officers to come together. Advisory groups include the Portland Muslim Community Police Council, the Alliance for Safer Communities, the African American Advisory Council, and the Slavic Advisory Council. To learn more about these advisory groups and the Bureau's commitment to the Portland community, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30379

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Eugene man dies in a fatal crash near (Photo)

EUGENE MAN DIES IN A FATAL CRASH NEAR (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2017 1:58 PM
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On Sunday 01/29/2017 at about 10:55pm the Lane County Deputies responded to a single vehicle MVA involving a dark colored 1993 Volkswagen Passat 4D on Central Road at MP 1, east of Veneta, OR in Lane County. Upon arrival, they discovered a fatality and requested the Oregon State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit take over the investigation.

The preliminary investigation revealed the Volkswagen was traveling northbound and for an unknown reason, veered off the roadway onto the right shoulder while negotiating a left hand sweeping curve. The vehicle continued driving on the shoulder until it overturned, collided with fence and ejected the two occupants. The vehicle landed on its roof and was consumed by fire. One of the occupants sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel at 11:10pm. The second occupant, a juvenile, sustained critical injuries and was transported to River Bend Hospital by ambulance and later to Good Samaritan in Corvallis, OR.

The decedent was identified as: GRAVES, LIAN ESRAEL, 20 year of age.

Next of kin notification was made by LCSO and Central Road was shut down for approximately six hours.

OSP was assisted by Lane Fire Authority and Lane County Sheriff's Office.
The investigation is ongoing as it has not been determined who was operating the vehicle at the time of the collision
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Eugene man dies in a fatal crash near (Photo)

EUGENE MAN DIES IN A FATAL CRASH NEAR (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2017 1:58 PM
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On Sunday 01/29/2017 at about 10:55pm the Lane County Deputies responded to a single vehicle MVA involving a dark colored 1993 Volkswagen Passat 4D on Central Road at MP 1, east of Veneta, OR in Lane County. Upon arrival, they discovered a fatality and requested the Oregon State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit take over the investigation.

The preliminary investigation revealed the Volkswagen was traveling northbound and for an unknown reason, veered off the roadway onto the right shoulder while negotiating a left hand sweeping curve. The vehicle continued driving on the shoulder until it overturned, collided with fence and ejected the two occupants. The vehicle landed on its roof and was consumed by fire. One of the occupants sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel at 11:10pm. The second occupant, a juvenile, sustained critical injuries and was transported to River Bend Hospital by ambulance and later to Good Samaritan in Corvallis, OR.

The decedent was identified as: GRAVES, LIAN ESRAEL, 20 year of age.

Next of kin notification was made by LCSO and Central Road was shut down for approximately six hours.

OSP was assisted by Lane Fire Authority and Lane County Sheriff's Office.
The investigation is ongoing as it has not been determined who was operating the vehicle at the time of the collision
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four People in Salem

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING FOUR PEOPLE IN SALEM


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2017 12:24 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on January 30, 2017, at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of Winter St. SE in Salem, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including one adult and three children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Oregon City Police Participating in Oregon's Safety Belt Blitz

OREGON CITY POLICE PARTICIPATING IN OREGON'S SAFETY BELT BLITZ


News Release from Oregon City Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2017 11:35 AM
Oregon City, Oregon (January 30, 2017, 11:00 am): The Oregon City Police Department along with law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon will be working to emphasize the importance of proper safety belt use, distracted driving, and driving appropriate speeds during a statewide traffic enforcement "blitz" from February 6 through February 19. The enhanced enforcement is funded through USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Oregon City Police Department wants to remind you to "BUCKLE UP" before operating your vehicle.

The following information is provided by O.D.O.T. and the US Department of Transportation.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause nationwide of death for children ages one through twelve years old. Child seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

Oregon law requires children weighing under forty pounds to use a child seat with harness. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must ride in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must use either a child seat or booster until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall and the adult belt fits them correctly. If you are unsure whether your child is ready to transition to an adult belt system, use the easy five-step test here: http://www.carseat.org/Boosters/630.htm

For help installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle owner's manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/
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Silverton Fire District Lowers ISO Rating (Photo)

SILVERTON FIRE DISTRICT LOWERS ISO RATING (PHOTO)


News Release from Silverton Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2017 10:40 AM
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The Silverton Fire District is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2017, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) announced that the Silverton Fire District will receive an improved Public Protection Class (PPC) rating. In a letter received from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), the District's fire protection class rating will improve to a PPC of 3/10 throughout the District. Those properties within 5 road miles of a recognized Silverton Fire District Station would be rated a PPC 3 and properties over 5 road miles from a Silverton Fire Station would receive a PPC 10.

ISO ratings assign numeric designations to fire departments which mirror their effectiveness in the communities they serve and range from a 10 (the worst rating) to a 1 (the best). To quantify a communities ISO rating, the company grades the community and its fire department based on a variety of factors that contribute to its fire-fighting capabilities including dispatching, water supplies, firefighting equipment, training and qualifications of fire department personnel, fire prevention activities performed by the department and deployment of firefighting resources, designating a numeric grade or rating. The District's rating of 3 places us within the top 8% of fire departments nationwide.

The rating change from a 4 to a 3 primarily results from a change in the grading score system used by ISO. Recently, ISO began crediting departments for their community risk reduction programs, which Silverton Fire District is a strong proponent of. Community risk reduction involves fire prevention/education programs, plan review, inspections and fire cause and origin investigation programs. Previously, ISO did not recognize points for these programs.

The two water purveyors (providers) in the Silverton Fire District are also equally important in this evaluation. Both the Cities of Silverton and Scotts Mills have made improvements to infrastructure that makes it possible to sustain higher flows for increased amounts of time. This fire flow capability is a critical component in the fire districts ability to respond to and mitigate the threat of fire in both commercial and residential settings.

Lastly the 911 Emergency Communications Center is evaluated and scored as part of this evaluation. The Silverton Fire District contracts with METCOM 911 for fire dispatch services. A communities' dispatch services and 911 call handling procedures are also critical elements in the grading.
The Silverton Fire District working in partnerships with the City of Silverton, City of Scotts Mills, METCOM 911, and all of our neighboring automatic aid fire agencies were able to maximize the rating criteria to get high scores on all the rated criteria. Fire Chief Bill Miles said, "We value our partnerships with the cities, dispatch center and neighboring fire agencies; we could not have achieved such a low ISO rating without them".

ISO's PPC Program plays an important role in the underwriting process of insurance companies. Not only does an improved ISO rating give District residents increased assurance in the services that the District provides, but it can potentially save them money on their homeowner's insurance.

Each insurance company independently determines the premiums it charges policy holders for property insurance. The way an insurer uses ISO's information on public fire protection can depend on several things, so it's a good idea for people to contact their insurers to inform them of this rating change as a possible way to save them money on their insurance.

Many insurance companies, including some of the top rated, now do their own risk analysis to be more responsive in matching the real risk and market conditions and thus do not use the ISO system. The Silverton Fire District highly encourages individuals to get multiple quotes from ISO and non ISO insurers. Doing so can result in very competitive rates and significant savings.

For additional information contact,
Bill Miles, Fire Chief
Silverton Fire District
(503) 873-5328

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Picture 2: Firefighters practice creating a new "door" on the side of a home
Picture 3: Firefighters Practice self extrication from a structure.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 01/26/2017-01/29/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 01/26/2017-01/29/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2017 9:18 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 01/26/2017-01/29/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-132

On 01/26/2017 at around 0106 hrs., police were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of NW 2nd Avenue. Involved parties were interviewed and a report taken.

1C 2017-135

On 01/26/2017 at about 1058 hrs., police received a report regarding a fence that had been damaged during the night. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-138

On 01/26/2017 at 1600 hrs., Scott K. Hussey (54, of Colton), was arrested near a residence located in the 400 block of SW Ivy Road on warrants out of Clackamas County. He was transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was Lodged on his Warrants for Failing to Appear on a Hit and Run and Criminal Mischief II charge. His bail was set at $5,000.00.

1C 2017-149

On 01/27/2017 at about 1813 hrs., police contacted an individual in the 400 block
of SE Main Street. It was learned that the individual was listed as a missing person out of California. Officers did a welfare check on the person then notified records that they'd been located and appeared in good health.

1C 2017-153

On 01/28/2017 at about 1100 hrs., officers responded to a home in the 400 block of SW Ivy Road on a report of a domestic disturbance. After speaking to all involved parties, it was determined no crimes had been committed.

1C 2017-154

On 01/28/2017 at 2022 hrs., police made a traffic stop near SE Highway 24 and River Mill Road. Matthew R. Britt (30, of Estacada), was cited for Driving While Suspended-Misdemeanor and released from the scene. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to state statute.

1C 2017-155

On 01/28/2017 at about 2248 hrs., officers took Kody J. Tuthill (26, of Estacada) into custody on a warrant. Mr. Tuthill was located at a residence on the 600 block of NW Wade Street; he was transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was held on no bail.

1C 2017-160

On 01/29/17 at about 2259 hrs., Britney F. Britt (24, of Estacada) was taken into custody on a felony warrant for Parole Violation. Ms. Britt was found on the 300 block of Lake Shore Drive and was transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where she was lodged on $40,000 bail.

SANDY:

18 2017-133

On 01/26/2017 at around 0452 hrs., police were dispatched to a report of a hazard in the area of Bluff Road and Highway 26. The vehicle had been involved in a single vehicle crash. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the owner and driver contacted.

18 2017-134

On 01/26/2017 at about 0846 hrs., officers received a report about theft of gas that had occurred overnight. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-137

On 01/26/2017 at about 1400 hrs., police responded to a drug complaint in the 39000 block of Evans Street. During the investigation, Louis Rodarte (51, of Sandy) was taken into custody for resisting arrest after the discovery of possible drugs. He was taken to Clackamas County Jail and lodged on $2,500 bail.

18 2017-140

On 01/26/2017 at about 1943 hrs., a party was trespassed from the Sandy City Library for 30 days due to being disorderly while present.

18 2017-141

On 01/27/2017 at about 0212 hrs., Steven M. Chiappa (28, of Sandy) was arrested on warrants for Failure to Appear on PCS-Meth, PCS-Heroin and Driving while suspended. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail, being lodged on $25,000 bail.

18 2017-142

On 01/27/2017 at around 0447 hrs., police stopped a car that had stolen license plates. The driver was detained and questioned. The plates were removed from the vehicle. No arrests were made.

18 2017-144

On 01/27/2017 at about 0900 hrs., police received a report of a runaway juvenile from the 39000 block of Gary Street. The juvenile was located at around 1320 hours and was returned to parents.

18 2017-145

On 01/27/2017 at 1207 hrs., Brandon D. Hatcher (41, of Sandy) was arrested near the
intersection of Bluff Road & Green Mountain Street as he had warrants for his arrest. Hatcher had two warrants for Trespass II out of Clackamas County with a total bail of $15,000.

18 2017-146

On 01/27/2017 at about 1330 hrs., three juveniles were trespassed from the Sandy
Public Library for 30 days. The juveniles were given written notice and released from the scene.

18 2017-147

On 01/27/2017 at 1625 hrs., police contacted Aurora McDonald near the intersection of Sandy Heights Street & Bluff Road as she had a warrant for her arrest (Probation Violation, $0 bail). McDonald fled from the scene but was soon apprehended. She was found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. She was dditionally charged with PCS Methamphetamine and Tampering with Evidence.

18 2017-148

On 01/27/2017 at about 1756 hrs., police responded to a runaway juvenile report in the 36000 block of Elridge Drive. The juvenile in question was entered into appropriate databases and a report was taken.

18 2017-150

On 01/27/2017 at 2003 hrs., a group of juveniles were contacted near Dubarko
Road and Sandy Heights Street. A juvenile female was found to be a runaway and in
possession of marijuana and alcohol. She was cited and returned to her legal guardian.

18 2017-151

On 01/27/2017 at 2102 hrs., Michael J. Camp (24, of Sandy) was arrested near the 16000 block of 362nd Avenue. Michael had a active felony warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody. He was transported to the Clackamas County Jail and lodged on no bail.

18 2017-152

On 01/28/17 at about 0800 hrs., a resident in the 17000 block of Hardenbrook Avenue called to report finding a suspicious bag in their back yard. An officer retrieved the bag and found it contained tools and drug paraphernalia. No identifying information was found. The bag will be destroyed if no owner claims it.

18 2017-156

On 01/29/2017 at 1316 hrs., a vehicle was stopped near the intersection of Highway 26 & Ruben Laney. The driver was cited for Driving While Suspended and the vehicle was impounded.

18 2017-157

On 01/29/2017 at 1522 hrs., police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 362nd Drive and Industrial Way. The driver was cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to state statute.

18 2017-159

On 01/29/2016 at about 2108 hrs., police responded to a suspicious person report in the 37000 block of Highway 26. An arrest was made pursuant to a warrant. The report is pending (CAD).
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Red Cross Responds to a Single Family Home Fire Affecting Four People in Happy Valley

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO A SINGLE FAMILY HOME FIRE AFFECTING FOUR PEOPLE IN HAPPY VALLEY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2017 5:41 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on January 30, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m. in the 8900 block of SE 139th Avenue in Happy Valley, Oregon. The fire affected four adults and their pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Red Cross Responds to Single Family Home Fire Affecting one adult in Sutherlin

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SINGLE FAMILY HOME FIRE AFFECTING ONE ADULT IN SUTHERLIN


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2017 5:33 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on January 29, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Comstock Avenue in Sutherlin, Oregon. The single family fire affected one adult.

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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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Red Cross Responds to Single Family Home Fire Affecting one adult in Sutherlin

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SINGLE FAMILY HOME FIRE AFFECTING ONE ADULT IN SUTHERLIN


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: January 29th, 2017 8:11 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on January 29, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Comstock Avenue in Sutherlin, Oregon. The single family fire affected one adult.

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 #1: Detectives finished at death scene: Cowlitz Sheriff investigating a suspicious death....

UPDATE #1: DETECTIVES FINISHED AT DEATH SCENE: COWLITZ SHERIFF INVESTIGATING A SUSPICIOUS DEATH....


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 29th, 2017 7:55 PM
Update #1: Sunday Jan 29th 7:00 p.m.

Detectives have finished processing the scene today. They were assisted by 8 members of the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue volunteer group. The efforts by the detectives and volunteers included collecting a few items from the area that look like they may be related to the investigation. The process also included photographing the scene with the Sheriff's Office newly acquired drone. This proved very valuable as it allowed detectives to photograph the scene from above the river and trees which would otherwise be very difficult if not impossible.

The Coroner has tentatively scheduled the autopsy for mid week, maybe Wednesday.

We are not releasing additional details at this time.

Anyone who has information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office and ask to leave a message for the detectives.

Callers can text a tip anonymously to us by downloading the TIP411 app on their smart phone and make it attention to the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office.

CCD Charlie Rosenzweig

Previous release listed below----------------------------------------

Cowlitz County: Kelso, Washington Sunday January 29th 2017

Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives are investigating a death of a suspicious nature. The investigation began yesterday afternoon when some people found an adult man's body in the Coweeman River several miles past the end of Rose Valley road. Detectives and the coroner responded and the victim was recovered. This is roughly 15 miles east of Kelso, Washington.

We are not ready to release more details about this case at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.

I appreciate the media has lots of questions to ask such as the nature of the death, the ID of the victim, etc. Please be patient and we will release those as soon as possible. I will not be available for calls before 2pm due to the remote location of the scene.

Charlie Rosenzweig
Chief Criminal Deputy.
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Deputies arrest Two Suspects from Stolen Car, looking for One More (Photo)

DEPUTIES ARREST TWO SUSPECTS FROM STOLEN CAR, LOOKING FOR ONE MORE (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 29th, 2017 4:16 PM
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This morning, Sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects in a stolen car after a pursuit in Beaverton. They are still looking for one suspect who got away. The suspects stole the car from an occupied house in Seaside sometime yesterday.

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, at 8:11 am, Sheriff's deputies were alerted by the Seaside Police Department that suspects in a Seaside burglary were trying to use a stolen credit card at the Chevron station in North Plains (10025 NW Glencoe Road). Deputies were informed the suspects were driving a stolen 2015 white Subaru Outback. The vehicle and the credit card were stolen sometime yesterday from a residential burglary in the City of Seaside.

A deputy responding to the Chevron spotted the stolen car traveling east on Highway 26 at about NW 185th Avenue. The deputy followed the car and waited for backup units to assist with a traffic stop. Deputies and officers from the Beaverton Police Department attempted a traffic stop at SW Cedar Hills Blvd. and SW Park Way. The stolen vehicle, with three people inside, failed to stop and led the deputies on a pursuit south on Cedar Hills Boulevard. The suspects continued onto SW Walker Road and ran a red light. Deputies decided to terminate the pursuit because the suspects were driving recklessly and they did not want to endanger the public.

Several minutes after the pursuit was terminated, calls started to come into 911 regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area of NW 174th Terrace and NW Bernard Place. Neighbors reported that the stolen vehicle was abandoned in the street and the three suspects ran in different directions. Sheriff's deputies and officers from Beaverton and Hillsboro Police Departments surrounded the area and brought a K9 unit in from the Beaverton Police.

Within an hour two suspects were arrested. Twenty-year-old Autumn Brelin of Seaside was arrested nearby. She was spotted walking down the street by a Sheriff's deputy. The second suspect, 22-year-old Cyrus Grabenhorst of Seaside, was tracked down by the Beaverton police K9, "Ike". A third suspect, 30-year-old Jacob Terrill of Seaside, is still at large and investigators are asking the public's help in finding him.

The three suspects took photos of themselves in the stolen car with a stolen camera that was recovered from the car. The male suspect wearing a hat in the picture, seated in the driver seat, is Jacob Terrill. If you have any information regarding any of these suspects please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.

Ms. Brelin and Mr. Grabenhorst were both booked into the Washington County Jail on multiple charges.

Please contact the Seaside Police Department for information regarding the burglary and theft of the car.
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Cowlitz Sheriff investigating a suspicious death of man found in rural wooded area.

COWLITZ SHERIFF INVESTIGATING A SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF MAN FOUND IN RURAL WOODED AREA.


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 29th, 2017 8:03 AM
Cowlitz County: Kelso, Washington Sunday January 29th 2017

Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives are investigating a death of a suspicious nature. The investigation began yesterday afternoon when some people found an adult man's body in the Coweeman River several miles past the end of Rose Valley road. Detectives and the coroner responded and the victim was recovered. This is roughly 15 miles east of Kelso, Washington.

We are not ready to release more details about this case at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.

I appreciate the media has lots of questions to ask such as the nature of the death, the ID of the victim, etc. Please be patient and we will release those as soon as possible. I will not be available for calls before 2pm due to the remote location of the scene.

Charlie Rosenzweig
Chief Criminal Deputy.
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Red Cross Responds to a Single Family Home Fire Affecting Two Adults and Their Pet in Aloha

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO A SINGLE FAMILY HOME FIRE AFFECTING TWO ADULTS AND THEIR PET IN ALOHA


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: January 28th, 2017 6:30 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on January 28, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m.in the 2200 block of SW 218th Drive in Aloha, Oregon. The fire affected two adults and their 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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Red Cross Responds to a Single Family Home Affecting Two Adults and Their Pets in Aloha

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO A SINGLE FAMILY HOME AFFECTING TWO ADULTS AND THEIR PETS IN ALOHA


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: January 28th, 2017 6:27 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single family home fire disaster on January 28, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m.in the 2200 block of SW 218th Drive in Aloha, Oregon. The fire affected two adults and their 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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Stabbing Investigation in Downtown Portland - Suspects Fled Area

STABBING INVESTIGATION IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND - SUSPECTS FLED AREA


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 28th, 2017 5:50 PM
On Saturday January 28, 2017, at 4:16 p.m., Central Precinct responded to Southwest 5th Avenue and Washington Street on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male in his 30s suffering from a serious injury. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Officers learned that the suspect was described as a dark-skinned male in his 40s, with long brown hair, a mustache, a gray coat, armed with a "lock back" knife. The suspect was likely with some other men and fled the area. The suspect and associates may be homeless.

Assault detectives will continue the investigation and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 503-823-0400.

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UPDATE - SERT/CNT Responding to Assist North Precinct on Tactical Incident on Mallory Avenue (Photo)

UPDATE - SERT/CNT RESPONDING TO ASSIST NORTH PRECINCT ON TACTICAL INCIDENT ON MALLORY AVENUE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 28th, 2017 1:56 PM
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After several hours of negotiations, officers are disengaging from the location. Through negotiations, officers believe that everyone in the house is ok and not willing to be the victim of any crime.

Area traffic will be back to normal shortly.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to assist North Precinct on a disturbance at a residence in the 4800 block of Northeast Mallory Avenue involving a firearm.

Preliminary information indicates a person inside the home has fired a gun, there are no reported injuries.

Northeast Alberta Street is closed between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Williams Avenue. Several side streets will also be affected during this tactical incident.

Interested media should stage at North Williams Avenue and Alberta Street, access from the West. The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be responding to the scene.

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SERT/CNT Responding to Assist North Precinct on Tactical Incident on Mallory Avenue (Photo)

SERT/CNT RESPONDING TO ASSIST NORTH PRECINCT ON TACTICAL INCIDENT ON MALLORY AVENUE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 28th, 2017 11:13 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to assist North Precinct on a disturbance at a residence in the 4800 block of Northeast Mallory Avenue involving a firearm.

Preliminary information indicates a person inside the home has fired a gun, there are no reported injuries.

Northeast Alberta Street is closed between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Williams Avenue. Several side streets will also be affected during this tactical incident.

Interested media should stage at North Williams Avenue and Alberta Street, access from the West. The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be responding to the scene.

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Gresham Police seek help locating a missing woman (Photo)

GRESHAM POLICE SEEK HELP LOCATING A MISSING WOMAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: January 28th, 2017 10:53 AM
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Robin Sells, Chief of Police Malaka Kerbs, Public Information Officer

GRESHAM POLICE SEEK HELP LOCATING MISSING WOMAN

RELEASE DATE: Jan. 28, 2017
CONTACT PERSON: On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER: 17-5298

GRESHAM, Ore.-- A Gresham woman with Dementia has been missing since about 3:00 a.m., today and police are asking for help in locating her. Beverly Pearson, 65, was last seen at her home in the 2800 block of SE 1st in Gresham. She apparently left on foot and her destination is unknown.

Beverly is believed to be wearing a long gray jacket. She is described as a white female, 5 feet 6 inches and weighing 155 pounds, with red hair and brown eyes. If anybody locates her, they are asked to call the non-emergency BOEC line, 503.823.3333.
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Today - Dragon Boat Team to Give Special Olympics Oregon Athletes Unique Experience Ahead of Annual Polar Plunge Event

TODAY - DRAGON BOAT TEAM TO GIVE SPECIAL OLYMPICS OREGON ATHLETES UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AHEAD OF ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE EVENT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 28th, 2017 9:47 AM
Today, Saturday January 28, 2017, beginning at 9:30 a.m., the Bridge City Paddling Club will practice with seven Special Olympics Oregon athletes during an exclusive dragon boat ride. Nearly 150 members and supporters of the Bridge City Paddling Club are preparing for the annual Oregon Law Enforcement Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR). Participating in the Plunge for its 8th year, Bridge City Paddling Club routinely brings the largest team to the event, raising over $11,000 dollars in 2016 alone.

This year the paddle team is doing even more, by sharing with the athletes the experience of being on the water during practice. The athletes will also help recruit more members to join the "BRRRidge City Polar Paddlers" plunge team. The partnership will not only give Special Olympics Oregon athletes the experience of what it's like to be a member of a dragon boat team but also for Bridge City Paddlers to directly meet many of the athletes they are supporting.

"Our club loves supporting the community on and off of the water," said paddler Sophiea Tyler. "Our motto is 'Kick Ass, Save the Planet' and as a club we believe in sharing our passion for dragon boating with everyone, especially the Special Olympic Oregon athletes for whom we support and plunge for each year!"

Joining the athletes and paddlers will be Portland Police Officer Lt. Andy Shearer. A "Super Plunger" this year, Shearer alongside his SOOR athlete teammate, will be plunging into the Columbia River 24 times in 24 hours. Together they will be raising $5,000 in support of Special Olympics Oregon.

Media:
What: Special Olympics Oregon athletes join Bridge City Paddling Club
When: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Saturday January 28, 2017
Where: River Place Hotel -- 1510 SW Harbor Way Portland
Media availability: Interested media should meet at the boat ramp near the River Place Hotel for interview and b-roll opportunities.

About the Polar Plunge
Donning their wildest costumes and swimming attire, thousands of brave supporters will take the plunge into the frigid Willamette River, Saturday Feb. 25 at Broughton Beach for the 2017 Oregon Law Enforcement Polar Plunge presented by Fred Meyer. Benefiting Special Olympics Oregon, participants will raise more than a half million dollars statewide in support of those with intellectual disabilities -- the largest disability population in the state. Registration is open at http://www.plungeoregon.com.

About Special Olympics Oregon
Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 13,000 participants with intellectual disabilities year-round and statewide through the organization's life changing sports programs. Athletes gain self-confidence, social competency, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Learn more at www.soor.org.

Media Contact
Chad Carter -- Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications
C: 503.550.5852 (Media Only) | ccarter@soor.org

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to an early-morning house fire

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO AN EARLY-MORNING HOUSE FIRE


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: January 28th, 2017 7:43 AM
At 1:28 AM, PF&R was dispatched to 7435 SE Henderson for a house fire. Upon arrival, fire crews saw heavy fire coming from the side of the home. Fire personnel were at the scene for over an hour, extinguishing the fire and making sure all embers were out. All of the occupants had evacuated safely and no injuries were reported as a result of this fire.

Three residents were displaced by this fire. The loss is estimated at $190,000. The fire investigator determined the cause of the blaze to be an improperly discarded cigarette.
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One Person Injured in Suspected Gang Shooting in Lower Southeast Portland (Photo)

ONE PERSON INJURED IN SUSPECTED GANG SHOOTING IN LOWER SOUTHEAST PORTLAND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 28th, 2017 1:52 AM
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On Saturday January 28, 2017, at 1:14 a.m., Central Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting at Southeast 9th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a male adult suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers located evidence of gunfire at the scene and have detained several people suspected of involvement in the shooting.

Based on information learned at the scene, the shooting is believed to be gang-related so the Gang Enforcement Team will be investigating.

Anyone with information about the shooting that has not spoken to police is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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

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