Friday, June 30, 2017

Fatal Crash on US 97 near Culver Highway Junction -- Jefferson County (Photo)

FATAL CRASH ON US 97 NEAR CULVER HIGHWAY JUNCTION -- JEFFERSON COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 11:03 PM
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On June 30, 2017 at approximately 4:55pm, OSP and emergency personnel from Jefferson County responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on US 97 near milepost 105, Culver Highway Junction.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2012 Ford Escape, operated by Brandon SHAW, age 26 of Culver was traveling northbound on US 97 near Culver Highway Junction. Brandon SHAW attempted to negotiate a left turn onto Culver Highway and turned in the path of a southbound white 2015 Ford F750. The white Ford F750, operated by Douglas DEAN JR, age 41, of Redmond, attempted to avoid the Ford Escape and struck the passenger side of the Ford Escape. The Ford Escape came to rest on its side.

The 9 month old infant passenger of the Ford Escape, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene after life saving measures were performed by medical personnel. Brandon SHAW was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond. Douglas DEAN JR was not injured as a result of the collision.

Safety restraints were utilized and alcohol is determined to be a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Fire Department, LifeFlight, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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Enhanced Sheriff's DUII Patrols over Fourth of July Weekend

ENHANCED SHERIFF'S DUII PATROLS OVER FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND


News Release from Washington County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 8:59 PM
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June 30, 2017 -- Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be providing extra patrols on the road to enhance safety over the Fourth of July weekend.

In addition to extra patrols over the holiday weekend focused on impaired driving, deputies will also be looking for drivers that are speeding, following too closely, and distracted drivers using mobile communication devices. The enhanced patrols will continue through the entire month of July. The results of the enhanced patrols will be provided after the holiday weekend.

During holiday weekends, Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies respond to numerous traffic-related incidents that could have been avoided. Deputies are reminding drivers to designate a sober driver, slow down, avoid distractions, and allow adequate following distances.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend. Please remember to be safe and considerate while enjoying the holiday.
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on Hwy 97 near Milepost 259 -- Klamath Falls (Photo)

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION ON HWY 97 NEAR MILEPOST 259 -- KLAMATH FALLS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 8:34 PM
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On June 30, 2017 at approximately 3:05pm, OSP and emergency personnel from Chiloquin Fire responded to a head-on fatal motor vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 259, near the Upper Klamath Lake.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a maroon 1992 Ford Tempo, operated by Gregory John GUIDI, age 63, of Klamath Falls was traveling northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 259, when for an unknown reason the Ford drove into the southbound lane of travel. The Ford collided head-on with a black 2015 Dodge Ram 1500, operated by Robert L. HOUGEN, age 51, and passenger Phyllis N. HOUGEN, age 53, of Chiloquin.

Gregory GUIDI suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene after lifesaving measures were performed by EMS. Both Robert and Phyllis HOUGEN were transported by ambulance to Sky Lakes Medical Center with serious injuries.

Safety restraints were not utilized and it is believed that intoxicants are not a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted by Chiloquin Fire Department, Klamath Fire District 1, and Oregon Department of Transportation. The highway was closed for approximately 3.5 hours.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: All lanes of U.S. 101 are now open at milepost 48 south of Wheeler. Crews completed repairs to the road at 7:30 p.m. Friday, four days after a sinkhole opened up in the road. Crews will return after the Independence Day holiday for paving.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US97 at milepost 259 near Chiloquin now open in both directions.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US97 at milepost 259 near Chiloquin remains closed following crash. Expec5ted to reopen appx. 6:30pm

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US97 closed at milepost 106 near intersection of US97 and Culver Highway due to crash involving three vehicles. Northbound lanes to reopen following departure of Life Flight.

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Car fire destroys two vehicles in hospital parking structure (Photo)

CAR FIRE DESTROYS TWO VEHICLES IN HOSPITAL PARKING STRUCTURE (PHOTO)


News Release from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 4:17 PM
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Hillsboro, OR - At 7:37 this morning Engine 1 from the Hillsboro Main Station was dispatched to a car fire at Tuality Hospital. Firefighters arrived to find heavy black smoke coming from the 3rd floor on the south-west corner of the four story parking structure. A Jeep Cherokee was fully engulfed in flames. When they pulled their charged hose to the location of the fire they discovered that a car parked next to the Jeep was also fully engulfed. The fire was quickly extinguished but both vehicles are a total loss. A few other vehicles parked near the fire suffered minor damage.

During an interview with fire investigators, Tuality Health Plan Coordinator, Sharon Naidu, 39 years old, reported that she arrived for work around 7:35. As she normally does, she parked her 2016 Jeep Cherokee on the 3rd floor of the parking garage. While getting out of the car she heard a popping sound and saw smoke coming from under the vehicle. Mrs. Naidu immediately contacted Tuality security who arrived in moments to her location. Quickly realizing that they were unequipped to do anything to extinguish the rapidly building car fire they evacuated the parking area.

Hillsboro Fire investigators are in the process of interviewing additional witnesses and working the fire scene to determine the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.

Hillsboro Fire reminds drivers that if you see smoke or flames or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately. Get at least 100 feet from the vehicle and call 9-1-1.

For fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/fire or call 503-681-6166. For information on what is happening at Hillsboro Fire Department, follow us on Twitter @HillsboroFire

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US97 closed at milepost 259, near Chiloquin, due to head on collision. OSP on scene. No detour at this time. Motorists can expect lengthy delay and should make alternate travel plans if possible.

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Artists, Musicians, Cultural Groups Invited to Apply for Beaverton International Celebration

ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, CULTURAL GROUPS INVITED TO APPLY FOR BEAVERTON INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 3:56 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton is seeking applications from artists, performers, musicians, and organizations representing cultures around the world to participate in the Beaverton International Celebration and share with attendees as we celebrate our community's racial and ethnic diversity. This year's free event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Tualatin Hills Athletic Center, 50 NW 158th Ave.


This indoor afternoon of art, dance, music, and interactive activities will showcase the many cultures in Beaverton.


Groups are invited to apply to give free short workshops to attendees, including dance, art, crafts, cooking, and more. Exhibitors may also sell handmade cultural items or artwork, but the focus should be on free public demonstrations.


Dance and cultural performance groups selected by the festival committee will receive a stipend of $500.


There is no cost to participate. Interested vendors should visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/InternationalCelebration to apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 17 by 5 p.m. All applicants will be notified of their selection status by Friday, Aug. 4.


The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."


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.


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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo)

POLICE BUREAU SEEKS PUBLIC'S INPUT ON DIRECTIVES (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 3:43 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directives:

* 900.00- General Reporting Guidelines (this is a new directive)
* 905.00- Non-Force After Action Reporting (this is a new directive)
* 1010.00- Use of Force
* 1010.10- Deadly Force and In-Custody Death Reporting and Investigation Guidelines (formerly titled Deadly Force Procedures)
* 1020.00- Weapons Administration (formerly titled Firearms)
* 1021.00- Weapons Qualifications (this is a new directive)

These directives in Second Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Friday June 30 through Friday July 14, 2017.

Community members are encouraged to read the Directives and provide drafting comments at:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 This web page also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new Directives are posted and access the Directives Project review schedule.

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Oregon Air National Guard flyovers scheduled for the Fourth of July holiday (Photo)

OREGON AIR NATIONAL GUARD FLYOVERS SCHEDULED FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 3:31 PM
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The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to conduct Independence Day flyovers at various locations throughout Oregon.

F-15 Eagle fighter jets from both the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at or near the designated times on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

The 142nd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers:
10:00 a.m., Independence Day Parade, Hillsboro, Oregon.
11:00 a.m., Clatskanie Heritage Day 4th of July Parade, Clatskanie, Oregon.
11:00 a.m., Ridgefield Fourth of July Parade, Ridgefield, Washington.
11:25 a.m., 4th of July Parade, Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
12:20 p.m., 4th of July Celebration and 50th City Anniversary, Maywood Park, Oregon.

The 173rd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers:
9:45 a.m., Central Point Freedom Festival, Central Point, Oregon.
10:00 a.m., 4th of July Parade, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
10:15 a.m., 4th of July Celebration, Ashland, Oregon.
10:30 a.m., Lake of the Woods 4th of July Celebration, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
11:00 a.m., 4th of July Parade, Eagle Point, Oregon.
11:15 a.m., 4th of July Parade, Neskowin, Oregon.
11:20 a.m., Creswell 4th of July Parade and Celebration, Creswell, Oregon.

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.

The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941, proudly serving the state and nation for 75 years. The 142nd Fighter Wing guards the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour alert as part of the North American Air Defense system. The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premier F-15 pilot training school.
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on SR 230 near Milepost 22(Diamond Lake) -- Douglas County (Photo)

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION ON SR 230 NEAR MILEPOST 22(DIAMOND LAKE) -- DOUGLAS COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 3:17 PM
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On June 30, 2017 the Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle head-on fatal motor vehicle collision on SR 230 near Milepost 22, near Diamond Lake.

Preliminary investigation revealed that white 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pulling a utility trailer, driven by Mark Andrew ROOT, age 49, of Eagle Point was traveling eastbound on SR 230 near milepost 22, when for an unknown reason the Chevrolet drifted into the westbound lanes of travel. The Chevrolet collided with a white 2006 Kia Amanti, driven by William Hunter HOUFF, age 56, and passenger Lisa Barnett Carr, age 54 of Idaho Falls.

William HOUFF suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene after lifesaving measured were performed by EMS. ROOT was transported by air ambulance to Bend Hospital with serious injuries. CARR was transported by air ambulance to River Bend Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries. HOUFF was later transported to Wilson Chapel of the Roses in Roseburg.

Safety restraints were not utilized and it is believed that intoxicants are not a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted by Central Point PD, Grants Pass PD, Douglas County SO, Oregon Department of Transportation, Douglas County Fire District 2, AirLink and ReachAir.
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UPDATE #2: Death Investigation Underway at Southeast Portland's Beggars Tick Marsh (Photo)

UPDATE #2: DEATH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY AT SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S BEGGARS TICK MARSH (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 3:15 PM
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The body found in Beggars Tick Marsh has not yet been identified. The Oregon State Medical Examiner did not find any signs of trauma during the autopsy.

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is continuing to work to identify the deceased, who was believed to be in the water for at least two months.

The person is described as a white male, 50 to 60 years old, 5'5" tall, medium build, light facial hair or stubble, missing some teeth, wearing Nike velcro-strap shoes, hospital-type ankle socks with grip on the bottom, and dark-colored denim pants. In his possession was a key fob to a Ford vehicle, other keys stamped "Curlys" (which investigators believe to be Curly's Locksmith in Vancouver), wearing some jewelry, including a ring with a Harley Davidson logo.

Anyone with information about this person is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081, missing@portlandoregon.gov.

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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team responded to assist with the body recovery from Beggars Tick Marsh. The remains have been turned over to the Oregon State Medical Examiner, who will conduct an autopsy on Wednesday to determine identity and cause of death. Initial observations did not show any obvious signs of trauma.

Updates will be shared when they become available.

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On Tuesday June 27, 2017, at 10:01 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Beggars Tick Park, located at 5801 Southeast 111th Avenue, on the report that a Portland Parks & Recreation employee found a body in the marsh. Based on the initial observations, the body has been in the water for quite some time.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel are at the scene working to determine how to collect the body from the marsh for examination by the Oregon State Medical Examiner.

At this point, there is no identity, age, sex, or information on cause of death.

As information becomes available, updates will be provided.

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Major Crash Team Responding to Fatal Crash on Marine Drive

MAJOR CRASH TEAM RESPONDING TO FATAL CRASH ON MARINE DRIVE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 2:59 PM
On Friday June 30, 2017, at 2:27 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a serious crash at Northeast 148th Avenue and Marine Drive.

As officers were responding they received updated information that a witness was attempting CPR on one of the people involved in the crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that one driver was deceased.

Preliminary information indicates the crash involved three drivers and vehicles: a tractor-trailer and two passenger vehicles. No other drivers were injured in the crash.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Northeast Marine Drive will be closed for several hours between 122nd and 162nd Avenues due to the ongoing crash investigation. 148th Avenue from Airport Way to Marine Drive is also closed.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Fire Officials Encourage Residents to Attend Professional Fireworks Display for Holiday

FIRE OFFICIALS ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO ATTEND PROFESSIONAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY FOR HOLIDAY


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 2:41 PM
Media invited to ride along with fire investigators on July 4 (first come, first serve)

One of the most common summer fires that TVF&R responds to involves "spent" fireworks placed in a bucket or grocery sack that rekindle and spread to fences, decks and even homes. Legal and illegal fireworks can cause injuries, damage and stress. According to the Oregon State Fire Marshal, there were 192 fireworks-related fires causing more than $519,000 in property damage in Oregon last year. Over the past five years, fireworks-related fires were responsible for more than $2.1 million in property loss.

Firework patrols during the holiday
In an effort to help curb illegal activity, TVF&R firefighters will be driving through neighborhoods the evening of July 4 to share safety information. In addition, TVF&R deputy fire marshals will be present at public displays and will be riding with local law enforcement officers during the evening of July 4 to assist with enforcement efforts. Please contact TVF&R's Duty PIO if you're interested in a ride-along.

Residents can drop off unwanted fireworks at any TVF&R Fire Station
If you'd like to dispose of fireworks (illegal or legal), you can drop them off at any TVF&R fire station.

Instead of lighting your own fireworks, attend a professional display.
Shows in TVF&R's service area:
* Cook Park, 17005 SW 92nd Avenue in Tigard
* Willamette Park, 1100 12th St in West Linn
* Oak Hills, Washington County

If you are intent to use fireworks, keep it legal and safe
Just because it's legal, doesn't mean it's 100 percent safe. This includes sparklers. They can reach temperatures of 1,200 degrees; wood burns at 575 degrees, while glass melts at 900 degrees (National Fire Protection Association).
* Only adults should light or handle fireworks. Supervise children at all times.
* Use fireworks outdoors on a paved surface, away from buildings, vehicles, and vegetation.
* Never pick up or try to re-light a "dud."
* Never alter fireworks or make your own.
* Have a hose nearby in case of fire and place "spent" fireworks in a metal bucket with water.

Penalties for misusing fireworks.
Law enforcement agencies enforce criminal laws related to the use of illegal fireworks in Oregon. Under Oregon law, officers can seize illegal fireworks and issue criminal citations, including reckless burning, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and more. People can face fines up to $500 per violation. People can also be held civilly liable for damages resulting from improper use of any fireworks - legal or illegal.

Reporting firework incidents in TVF&R's service area.
Individuals needing to report a fire or medical emergency should call 911; individuals wishing to report a nuisance or concern about illegal fireworks should do so via the non-emergency number, 503.629.0111. These situations will be logged, passed on to local enforcement and responded to as resources allow.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US20 in Sisters now open to one lane of traffic.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US20 in Sisters remains closed at the roundabout due to crash. ODOT enroute.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: Odot has reopened US20 at 12th street in Bend

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: Odot to close US20 at 12th street in Bend for half an hour in about 5 minutes for police activities. Avoid area

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: Odot to close US20 at 12th street in Bend for half an hour beginning at yet to be determined time for police activities. Avoid area

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: Odot to close US20 at 12th street for half an hour beginning at 11am for police activities ty. Avoid area

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Deceased Male Identified near Snail Back Beach Trail - Josephine County

DECEASED MALE IDENTIFIED NEAR SNAIL BACK BEACH TRAIL - JOSEPHINE COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 10:19 AM
On June 22nd, 2017, the Josephine County Major Crime Response Team was activated per the request of the Josephine County Sheriff's Office due to a deceased male who was located near the Snail Back Beach Trail, which is near the Illinois River Selma, Oregon.

The male's identity was unknown at the time of the original report. The deceased male has subsequently been identified as John William Reitterer, 22 years of age, out of Crescent City, California. Next of kin has been notified.

This is an ongoing and active investigation and no further details will be released at this time. The Oregon State Police is the lead investigative agency. Anyone with any information in regards to the death of Mr. Reitterer is asked to call the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 541-664-4600.
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Volunteer recruitment and management workshop offered July 14 in Brookings

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT AND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP OFFERED JULY 14 IN BROOKINGS


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 8:45 AM
Oregon Heritage, part of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is offering a free workshop on volunteer recruitment and management 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 14 at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder Street, Brookings.

From nonprofits to community startups, anyone is welcome to attend. The workshop will include tips on getting new volunteers, organizing and tracking tasks, and showing appreciation. Come learn about creative and time-tested ideas to engage the skills and background of people who help power the work that you do.

Information about and registration for the workshop can be found at www.oregonheritage.org and questions may be sent to Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov.
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Historic Cemeteries Commission meets July 14 in Brookings

HISTORIC CEMETERIES COMMISSION MEETS JULY 14 IN BROOKINGS


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 8:44 AM
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 1 p.m. July 14 at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder Street, Brookings. Agenda items will include cemetery ownership, statewide cemetery clean-up days, grant projects, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments. For information visit the historic cemeteries page of www.oregonheritage.org.

State law established the seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances.

Requests for information about the meeting and accessibility may be made to coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov.
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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - One Person Injured

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION OVERNIGHT IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S CULLY NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 8:03 AM
On Thursday June 29, 2017, at 11:29 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 60th Avenue and Simpson Street.

Officers arrived in the area and found a male adult down in the street on Simpson and determined he'd been the victim of a shooting. Medical personnel arrived and transported the man by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

Officers spoke to people in the neighborhood who described hearing a disturbance and gunfire. No suspect information was developed at the scene.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Suspect in Custody for 2011 Sex Crimes Indicted for May 2017 Sexual Assault (Photo)

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY FOR 2011 SEX CRIMES INDICTED FOR MAY 2017 SEXUAL ASSAULT (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2017 7:30 AM
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On Thursday June 29, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 63-year-old Curtis Clinton Williams on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, and Coercion in connection with a May 2017 investigation where he sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman.

Williams has been in custody at the Multnomah County Jail since June 8, 2017, on other, unrelated sex crimes.

On May 18, 2017, the victim met the suspect Williams in Downtown Portland. The victim was homeless and Williams offered her a motel room for the night, which the victim accepted. They went to a Southeast Portland motel, where Williams rented a room for the night.

Soon after they entered the motel room, Williams sexually assaulted the victim. Williams kept the victim in the motel room against her will for several hours, but she was eventually able to escape. The victim ran to a nearby restaurant, where she asked an employee to call the police.

On June 8, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested Williams in connection with a 2011 sexual assault investigation. Williams was booked into jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (two counts), and Sex Abuse in the First Degree (three counts). Williams is also being held on a charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

The arrest stems from an investigation that started in September 2011. A sexual assault forensic evidence (SAFE) kit connected to the case was recently submitted for testing as part of the Police Bureau's effort to test all kits that were previously not submitted for testing. The results of the test linked Williams to the 2011 case.

As this remains an open investigation and prosecution of a sensitive nature, the Bureau cannot offer additional details regarding this case.

Williams' arrest stems from the Portland Police Bureau's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) work group that focuses solely on SAFE kits that were previously untested. In the course of the next few years, there will be new investigations initiated as SAFE kit DNA test results are returned. The work group in place will continue best practices of victim notification and is dedicated to vigorously investigating cases where justice has been delayed. The work group, as well as the Sex Crimes Unit, provide advocacy and a victim centered approach.

As part of the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant that the Portland Police was awarded in 2015, as well as the New York District Attorney's (DANY) grant awarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Portland Police Bureau has been in the process of testing, contacting survivors, and investigating cases stemming from the 1,754 untested SAFE kits in the possession of the Portland Police Bureau.

In April 2016, the first shipment of untested SAFE kits were sent to a private laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah. All Portland Police Bureau SAFE kits have been submitted for testing and the Police Bureau now has a "full submission" policy removing any discretion on the submission of SAFE kits.

The Portland Police Bureau has additional information about its Sex Crimes Unit at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/69979 Click on the "The Rose Project" for more information about its untested sexual assault kit project as well as resources for survivors.

The Portland Police Bureau encourages survivors of sexual assault that had a SAFE kit performed to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crime Unit at roseproject@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0125. Due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, information about a previously untested sexual assault kit can only be released to the survivor.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 4 People in Eagle Point

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING 4 PEOPLE IN EAGLE POINT


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 10:22 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on 06/29/2017, at approximately 20:30 in the 50 block of Butte Falls Hwy in Eagle Point, Oregon. The fire affected 4 people, including 2 adults, 2 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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UPDATE #2: Stabbing Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Sunnyside Neighborhood (Photo)

UPDATE #2: STABBING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 10:03 PM
Downloadable file: Timothy_Lee_Beasley_35.jpg
This afternoon, detectives arrested 35-year-old Timothy Lee Beasley was arrested in connection with this stabbing. Beasley was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, and Robbery in the First Degree. Beasley will be arraigned on Friday.

The victim remains in a Portland hospital recovering from serious injuries. Her name is not being released at this time.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional details are being released.

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The victim in this incident remains at a Portland hospital being treated for serious injuries. Her name is not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

Detectives are asking anyone with information, particularly anyone in the area of Southeast 33rd Avenue and Taylor Street, to provide it to investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to share it with Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773, jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday June 26, 2017, at 3:05 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an injured woman down on the ground at Southeast 33rd Avenue and Taylor Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim and determined that she was suffering from several stab wounds. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

A witness reported seeing a someone run from the scene and described the person as a tan-skinned male.

Several officers, including a Police Canine Unit, conducted a neighborhood search but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

At this point in the investigation, there is no known motive or determination if the victim and suspect knew each other.

Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to call Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Sheriff's Office donates new hoop to mobile-home park thanks to Basketball Cop Foundation; B-roll video available (Photo)

SHERIFF'S OFFICE DONATES NEW HOOP TO MOBILE-HOME PARK THANKS TO BASKETBALL COP FOUNDATION; B-ROLL VIDEO AVAILABLE (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 8:08 PM
Downloadable file: Hoop donation group photo
B-roll video from June 29 basketball hoop donation (.mp4 format):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gbpyxwfg2bu4mow/Basketball%20hoop%20donation%201.mp4?dl=0

Today (Thursday, June 29) the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office made a special donation: a brand new basketball hoop for the residents of the Canby Regency Mobile Home Park.

The donation was possible thanks to a Facebook post that caught the attention of the Basketball Cop Foundation. B-roll video of the donation is available.

The story starts with an April 7 Facebook post by Steve Shelley ( https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1355645191188031&id=385638251522068 ). Steve filmed a few of our deputies shooting hoops with kids at the Canby Regency mobile home park after a call.

"Clackamas County Sheriff deputies playing with some of Canby Regency kids," wrote Steve. "What a great bunch of men and women. The kids are great too! Had to get this on video."

The basketball hoop was in rough shape. (In fact, part of the backboard fell off after the deputies' visit.)

The post was picked up by several media outlets -- and caught the attention of Officer Bobby White of the Basketball Cop Foundation ( http://www.basketballcop.net ). Officer White is with the Gainseville Police Department, and he's made it his mission to supply sports equipment to youth to help strengthen community relationships with law enforcement.

Officer White contacted our deputies about donating a new basketball hoop and some basketballs to the community.

This afternoon (June 29, 2017), Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts and several deputies made a special visit to the Canby Regency -- sirens and lights blazing, they drove up and installed a brand-new basketball hoop, and stuck around to shoot hoops with the kids.

Steve Shelley added to the celebration by installing a bouncy house for the children, with residents serving hot dogs and cool drinks. Sheriff Roberts handed out deputy-badge stickers to the kids.

"To be able to interact with kids in a fun, non-enforcement way is immeasurably important for both the kids and our deputies," said Sheriff's Office PIO Sgt. Brian Jensen. "Thanks to the Basketball Cop Foundation for making this special day possible."

B-ROLL VIDEO AVAILABLE:

B-roll video from the basketball hoop donation (.mp4 format) is available for download from this Dropbox address:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gbpyxwfg2bu4mow/Basketball%20hoop%20donation%201.mp4?dl=0

A photo from the afternoon is also attached.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: OR 18 has reopened at OR 22 following a crash one mile east of Valley Junction at milepost 24. A log truck lost its load, blocking the roadway. UPDATE

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*UPDATED VIDEO LINK/ Short Video and Info from PF&R on Fireworks Safety

*UPDATED VIDEO LINK/ SHORT VIDEO AND INFO FROM PF&R ON FIREWORKS SAFETY


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 6:46 PM
Downloadable file: Fireworks_Safety.docx
***UPDATED VIDEO LINK BELOW***

Every year PF&R see's property damage and injury from the use of both legal and illegal fireworks. The attached short video and info sheet are meant to remind everyone how to identify and safely use LEGAL fireworks. Please watch our video, have fun and be safe!

Video Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i83dlwwig6euem2/PFR%20Fireworks%20Lg.mov?dl=0
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Short Video and Info from PF&R on Fireworks Safety

SHORT VIDEO AND INFO FROM PF&R ON FIREWORKS SAFETY


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 6:40 PM
Downloadable file: Fireworks_Safety.docx
Every year PF&R see's property damage and injury from the use of both legal and illegal fireworks. The attached short video and info sheet are meant to remind everyone how to identify and safely use LEGAL fireworks. Please watch our video, have fun and be safe!

Video Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/home/PF%26R%20PIO%20Team%20Folder?preview=PFR+Fireworks+Lg.mov
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: OR 18 is closed at the junction with OR 22 following a crash one mile east of Valley Junction at milepost 24. A log truck has lost its load on the roadway. Travelers should expect an extended closure and use alternate routes. Grande Ronde Road is the detour. Check TripCheck.com or call 5-1-1 for road status.

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Update: Driver cited for driving truck in to river: Cowlitz Sheriff uses divers to remove truck from Lewis River from yesterdays accident (Photo)

UPDATE: DRIVER CITED FOR DRIVING TRUCK IN TO RIVER: COWLITZ SHERIFF USES DIVERS TO REMOVE TRUCK FROM LEWIS RIVER FROM YESTERDAYS ACCIDENT (PHOTO)


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 4:59 PM
Downloadable file: Cowlitz Dive Rescue
Update: 6-29-17. Cowlitz Deputy Landen Jones located Mr. Powser in Woodland last night and confirmed that Powser drove his 1991 GMC pickup truck in to the Lewis River on Tuesday because he was despondent over difficulties in his relationship with his girlfriend. Powser was cited and released for the misdemeanor crime of Unlawful Use of Department of Wildlife Lands. He is scheduled to appear in Cowlitz District Court on July 12th at 1:00 p.m. He was not injured in the event.

The photo attached to this media release shows members of Cowlitz Dive Rescue on the river yesterday when they dove down in to the river to help connect to the truck to be towed out of the river. The truck was completely submerge below where the boat was in this photo. It is roughly in the 4400 block of Lewis River Road.

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Cowlitz County WA: Cowlitz County Deputies used divers from Cowlitz Dive Rescue to retrieve the pickup truck from the Lewis River from yesterdays event.

When Deputies arrived yesterday about 2:00 p.m. in the 4400 block of Lewis River road they learned that a man, Darin Powser, 59 of Woodland, told a fisherman in the area that he was upset over an argument with his girlfriend, and asked if he could call 911 and when the fisherman told him that he did not have cell coverage, he told him to tell the deputies they could find him in the river. At that point Powser drove his truck in to the Lewis River where it promptly sank in to a deep hole. Deputies and Fire Fighters searched the area and learned that other people saw Power leaving the water and running away, after the truck had entered the water. He did not appear to be injured. (I do not have their names either).

The truck is owned by Powser.

I do not have the name of the fisherman or the girlfriend yet. The report should be turned in later today.

I do not have pictures. If I get any I will send them out on flashnews, please do not call me just to ask for pictures.

Special thanks to the PacifiCorp who reduced the flow of the Lewis River slightly while divers were in the river to remove the truck.

Deputies working this are still in the field and that is why the details are limited.
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UPDATED w/ B-ROLL VIDEO: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office participates in 31st Annual Special Olympics Torch Run (Photo)

UPDATED W/ B-ROLL VIDEO: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN 31ST ANNUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 4:46 PM
Downloadable file: 2014TorchRunCOLLAGE-BIG.jpg
Downloadable file: TorchRun2016.jpg
UPDATE (Thursday, June 29, 4:45 p.m.) -- B-ROLL VIDEO FROM TORCH RUN AVAILABLE

B-roll video from the Law Enforcement Torch Run is now available for download from the Dropbox address below. It includes footage from before the run, during the run, and at the after-run picnic, as well as a sound bite from Detective Chad Kyser, who helped organize the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's participation in this year's event:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/230cyoy1rj19x8m/TORCH%20RUN%202017.m4v?dl=0
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EARLIER (Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 8:59 a.m.)

On Thursday, June 29, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies will hit the road with law-enforcement personnel from around the state to participate in the "Law Enforcement Torch Run" benefiting Special Olympics Oregon.

Clackamas County's leg of the run is set to begin Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at Lake Oswego High School. In the largest torch run in the state, deputies and athletes will run through the streets of Lake Oswego and Tigard to Cook Park, carrying the Special Olympics torch with the Flame of Hope.

"We're so honored to participate once again in this outstanding event," said Detective Chad Kyser, of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. "It's great to be able to support Special Olympics athletes who inspire us all."

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has been a critical support for Special Olympics athletes for 31 years. The run helps raise awareness about Special Olympics and is the largest grassroots fundraising activity for Special Olympics Oregon, raising more than $6 million over its 31-year history.

There will be six separate legs of the Torch Run through the state. The separate legs will culminate in the lighting of the Special Olympics Oregon cauldron at the Summer State Games on July 8 at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

At the end of the Clackamas County leg, participants will enjoy a large BBQ at Cook Park.

Media is welcome to attend.

Photos from previous Torch Runs are attached.

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS OREGON

Special Olympics Oregon ( http://www.soor.org ) serves the largest disability population in the state. Special Olympics Oregon provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to 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. Special Olympics Oregon is Training for Life.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run ( http://www.soor.org/Sub-Page.aspx?Name=History&PID=42 ) is a year round campaign in which law-enforcement personnel support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by carrying the "Flame of Hope" Torch. Law enforcement supporters attend competitions, participate in medal ceremonies, and raise funds through special events so athletes can participate in the sports they love.

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Vancouver Police arrest robbery suspects

VANCOUVER POLICE ARREST ROBBERY SUSPECTS


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 4:45 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- On June 29, 2017, Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department and the US Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Jarid R. Hyde, 28, for two counts of Robbery I related to two robberies that occurred on May 26, 2017.

On June 28, 2017, Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Neighborhood Response Team arrested Andrew J. Pablo, 25, for two counts of Robbery I and one count of Robbery II related to two robberies that occurred on May 26, 2017 and one that occurred on June 5, 2017. Information related to the robberies is detailed below.

* On May 26, 2017, two suspects entered the Shell located at 16320 SE Cascade Park Drive, displayed a handgun, assaulted the clerk, and robbed the store. A few hours later, another robbery occurred in Clark County in which detectives believe the same suspects robbed a Minit Mart.

* On June 5, 2017, two suspects entered the Comfort Inn located at 4714 NE 94th Avenue and robbed the clerk of money.

Both suspects are currently lodged in the Clark County Jail.

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation and nothing further is available at this time.



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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 4 People in Happy Valley

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING 4 PEOPLE IN HAPPY VALLEY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 4:42 PM
On 06/29/2017, disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster that occurred on June 24th at approximately 16:00 in the 8600 block of SE Causey Ave in Happy Valley OR. The multi family fire affected 2 adults and 2 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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Keep It Legal-Keep It Safe OR Face the Consequences (Photo)

KEEP IT LEGAL-KEEP IT SAFE OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES (PHOTO)


News Release from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 4:30 PM
Downloadable file: Trailer_with_confiscated_fireworks.jpg
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue and Hillsboro Police will be patrolling streets over the July 4th holiday enforcing the Oregon laws on fireworks. Extra teams of enforcement officers will patrol the city streets. Discharging illegal fireworks in the city could bring you a fine of up to $500 along with criminal charges of reckless endangerment or disorderly conduct. In addition, your fireworks, legal or not, may be confiscated if they have been used improperly or are threatening property.

In 2016, there were 192 fireworks-related fires causing more than $519,000 in property damage. Over the past five years, fireworks-related fires were responsible for more than $2.1 million in property loss. Oregon State Law prohibits the possession and use of illegal fireworks, defined as those that fly, explode or shoot projectiles. Illegal items include: M-80s, cherry bombs, bottle rockets, Roman candles and firecrackers. Legal fireworks are described as snakes, sparklers, fountains and spinning ground wheels. City of Hillsboro ordinances also prohibit the use of public property, such as parks and school facilities, for the purposes of using any type of fireworks without a permit.

If you are planning a family fireworks event, please follow these tips:

* Children under 12 years of age should not handle fireworks. Teens from 13 to 18 should be supervised.
* Ensure one adult is supervising all fireworks activities all the time.
* Keep a bucket of water or charged water hose to douse duds. Never pick up a dud. It could still explode.
* And, dispose of spent fireworks in a metal bucket filled with water.
* Sparklers burn at 12-hundred degrees and can cause severe burns. They are not for small children!
* Use legal fireworks on hard or paved surfaces away from dry vegetation or trees.
* For maximum safety of your family, attend a community fireworks display presented by professionals.

Use legal fireworks on hard or paved surfaces away from dry vegetation or trees.
For maximum safety of your family, attend a community fireworks display presented by professionals.

And finally, homeowners are reminded that their homeowners' insurance may not cover damages resulting from knowingly using illegal fireworks or improperly using legal fireworks.

For fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/fire or call 503-681-6166. For information on what is happening at Hillsboro Fire Department, follow us on Twitter @HillsboroFire

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**** Update #3 **** Suspects Plea In Homicide - Josephine County Major Crimes Team Investigation Homicide

**** UPDATE #3 **** SUSPECTS PLEA IN HOMICIDE - JOSEPHINE COUNTY MAJOR CRIMES TEAM INVESTIGATION HOMICIDE


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 4:29 PM
On June 28, 2017, Marshall MCKENNA, Carroll BALLARD and Blake SIBLEY entered plea agreements for Murder and Robbery 1 related to the death of Robert L. HUNTINGTON in Josephine County.

Marshall MCKENNA plead to murder with a firearm, was sentenced to true life with a possibility of parole after 25 years, and life time post prison supervision on one count of Murder with a Firearm.

Carroll (BJ) BALLARD plead to Manslaughter in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree, and received a total of 15 years prison (sentenced on 4/21/16) & agreed to be a testifier against Marshall McKenna.

Blake SIBLEY plead to Manslaughter in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree, and received a total of 10 years prison (sentenced on 3/17/16) & agreed to be a testifier against Marshall McKenna & Carroll (BJ) Ballard.


***UPDATE #2 - FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN HOMICIDE*** JOSEPHINE COUNTY MAJOR CRIME TEAM INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE (PHOTO)

News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: April 2nd, 2016 1:07 PM
Downloadable file: McKenna2
Downloadable file: McKenna1
Downloadable file: Sibley
Downloadable file: Ballard
Downloadable file: Vehicle
Downloadable file: Huntington
On April 2, 2016, Marshall William MCKENNA, age 24, from Ponder, Texas, was taken into custody early this morning with the joint efforts of the US Marshals Service - Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, US Marshals Service - Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force and the Denton County Sheriff's Office.

MCKENNA was lodged in the Webb County Jail in Laredo, Texas ending the five month fugitive manhunt.

This is an active investigation; no further information will be released at this time. Any inquiries should be directed to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

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Previous Release:

On October 25, 2015, Oregon State Police detectives arrested Carroll E "BJ" BALLARD and Blake R SIBLEY for Murder and Robbery 1 related to the death of Roger L HUNTINGTON. Both BALLARD and SIBLEY are Texas residents. They were lodged in the Josephine County Jail in Grants Pass.

The Josephine County Major Crime team is asking the public for assistance in locating a third suspect, Marshall William MCKENNA, age 23. MCKENNA is a white male, with blond hair and green eyes. He is approximately 5'9" tall and approximately 160 pounds. It is possible he is still in Oregon, current information suggests he may have fled the state. His last known address is in Ponder, Texas.

Anyone with information on MCKENNA is encouraged to call 911 or the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-776-6111. The public should not attempt to contact MCKENNA, he should be considered armed and dangerous.

This is an active investigation, no further information will be released at this time. Any inquiries should be directed to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

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Previous Release:

On October 23, 2015, at 6:42 PM, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a person reporting a deceased male near the Lake Selmac boat ramp.

Sheriff's Deputies responded and found Roger L. HUNTINGTON, age 43, of Crescent City, deceased in his black Chevrolet Trailblazer. Sheriff's deputies requested the assistance of the Oregon State Police.

After initial investigation by detectives with the Oregon State Police, the Josephine County Major Crime was activated to investigate HUNTINGTON's death which is being investigated as a homicide.

The Josephine County Major Crime consists of the Josephine County District Attorney's Office, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police.

Anyone who has information regarding this investigation or was in the area of Lake Selmac on Friday afternoon and may have seen HUNTINGTON or his vehicle is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-776-6111.

More information will be released when it is available.
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Linn County Detectives make Arrest on a Fraud Investigation (Photo)

LINN COUNTY DETECTIVES MAKE ARREST ON A FRAUD INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 3:44 PM
Downloadable file: Clow_Petreena_Marie.jpg
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports that on June 28, 2017, his detectives arrested Petreena Marie Clow, 58 years of age from the Crawfordsville area, in connection with a reported fraud. The fraud was reported to the Linn County Sheriff's Office on February 9, 2017 from a business owner in the Crawfordsville area of Linn County. The business owner reported Petreena had been the bookkeeper for approximately four years but recently had been fired after the business came into financial trouble. The business's new bookkeeper realized Petreena had been writing numerous unauthorized checks on the business account.

Detectives worked with the business's new bookkeeper and were able to determine Petreena had fraudulently written 51 unauthorized checks over a three year period totaling $107,325. The investigation revealed some of the checks were addressed to her and others were addressed to a different business she managed.

As a result of the investigation, Petreena Marie Clow was arrested and charged with Racketeering, five (5) counts of Theft I, three (3) counts of Aggravated Theft I, seven (7) counts of Forgery I, two (2) counts of Identity Theft, and five (5) counts of Aggravated Identity Theft.
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Albany Man Arrested for Sex Abuse (Photo)

ALBANY MAN ARRESTED FOR SEX ABUSE (PHOTO)


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 3:25 PM
Downloadable file: Christopher_Michael_Douglass.jpg
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports today, Christopher Michael Douglass 35-years-old of Albany, was arrested on several sex abuse crimes against a juvenile female.

On May 16, 2017, deputies completed their investigation of Douglass and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Deputies later learned that Douglass had fled the state to an unknown location. Deputies continued the investigation and received leads that he was possibly in Bullhead City, Arizona. Deputies contacted Bull Head City Police Department and told them of Douglass' warrant. Bull Head Police Department located Douglass on June 4, 2017, and after a short foot chase he was arrested without incident.

Douglass was extradited to Oregon from Arizona and is now lodged in the Linn County Jail. Douglass is pending charges of Sex Abuse I and Unlawful Sexual Penetration II.

This investigation is continuing. The Sheriff's Office believes there could be more victims of Douglass and are asking anyone with information to contact Senior Deputy Lacy at 541-967-3950.
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Albany Man Arrested for Sex Abuse (Photo)

ALBANY MAN ARRESTED FOR SEX ABUSE (PHOTO)


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 3:24 PM
Downloadable file: Christopher_Michael_Douglass.jpg
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports today, Christopher Michael Douglass 35-years-old of Albany, was arrested on several sex abuse crimes against a juvenile female.

On May 16, 2017, deputies completed their investigation of Douglass and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Deputies later learned that Douglass had fled the state to an unknown location. Deputies continued the investigation and received leads that he was possibly in Bullhead City, Arizona. Deputies contacted Bull Head City Police Department and told them of Douglass' warrant. Bull Head Police Department located Douglass on June 4, 2017, and after a short foot chase he was arrested without incident.

Douglass was extradited to Oregon from Arizona and is now lodged in the Linn County Jail. Douglass is pending charges of Sex Abuse I and Unlawful Sexual Penetration II.

This investigation is continuing. The Sheriff's Office believes there could be more victims of Douglass and are asking anyone with information to contact Senior Deputy Lacy at 541-967-3950.
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2017 Klamath County Sex Offender Sweep

2017 KLAMATH COUNTY SEX OFFENDER SWEEP


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 3:20 PM
On June 26, 2017, the Oregon State Police partnered with the U.S. Marshals Service, Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath County Parole & Probation, and the Klamath County District Attorney's Office as part of a three day sex offender compliance sweep.

A sex offender/outstanding warrant sweep operation in Klamath County this week led to the arrest of 27 people on various charges. Some of the charges included Failure to Report and outstanding warrants for Rape, Sodomy, Arson, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, & Illegal Possession of Controlled Substances. Additionally, over 300 registered sex offenders were contacted to verify their compliance with Oregon's sex offender registry.

Sergeant Robert Fenner from the Oregon State Police said the goal of the sweep was to locate convicted sex offenders to ensure they were in compliance with the law. If a sex offender was located and not in compliance, every effort was made to bring them back into compliance. Additionally, people with outstanding arrest warrants for serious crimes were also sought.

The Oregon State Police said the sweep operation will remain active for an extended period of time beyond just this week. Out of compliance sex offenders in Klamath County that have not been contacted, should voluntarily come to the Oregon State Police Klamath Falls Patrol Office and update their registration; as the search for them will continue.
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Registered Sex Offender Arrested for Child Pornography (Photo)

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 3:11 PM
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On June 28, 2017, 38-year-old Luis Edward Trybom was arrested by Sex Crimes Unit detectives as part of an ongoing investigation.

Trybom was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct (four counts). Bail is set at $1,000,000. These charges reflect the allegations of one victim.

Trybom is a registered sex offender in connection with a 1997 conviction for Sex Abuse in the Third Degree.

For investigative reasons, no further details can be released at this time.

Detectives believe their may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Nathan Sheppard at 503-823-3886, nathan.sheppard@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

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

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength Programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Registered Sex Offender Arrested for Child Pornography

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 3:09 PM
On June 28, 2017, 38-year-old Luis Edward Trybom was arrested by Sex Crimes Unit detectives as part of an ongoing investigation.

Trybom was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct (four counts). Bail is set at $1,000,000. These charges reflect the allegations of one victim.

Trybom is a registered sex offender in connection with a 1997 conviction for Sex Abuse in the Third Degree.

For investigative reasons, no further details can be released at this time.

Detectives believe their may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Nathan Sheppard at 503-823-3886, nathan.sheppard@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

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

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength Programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Construction start next week on Highway 99 pedestrian and bicycle improvements

CONSTRUCTION START NEXT WEEK ON HIGHWAY 99 PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE IMPROVEMENTS


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 1:56 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Work will begin next week to enhance public safety by improving pedestrian and bicycle facilities along the west side of a 15-block stretch of Highway 99.

On Wednesday, July 5, Colf Construction, LLC, a Vancouver-based contractor working for Public Works, is scheduled to begin replacing portions of sidewalk on the west side of Highway 99 between Northeast 63rd Street and Northeast 78th Street.

Access to all businesses will remain open during construction.

The existing substandard sidewalk along this three-quarter-mile section of Highway 99 will be reconstructed to at least 6 feet wide, creating a safer, disabled-accessible walkway.
Construction will include:

* Replacing most of the west-side sidewalk on Highway 99 and removing pedestrian obstacles, such as cracked, heaved or broken sidewalk and some utility poles. The project also will improve sidewalk curb ramps at streets and driveways to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
* Building a pedestrian crossing on Highway 99 between crosswalks at Northeast 72nd and Northeast 78th streets. The crossing will have a refuge area so people don't have to cross all four of Highway 99's lanes at once.
* Widening the west-side bicycle lane from 6 to 8 feet and adding bicycle lane striping and symbols. A bicycle repair station will be constructed to help cyclists fix flat tires and make other repairs.

Drivers may experience delays and potential lane closures during construction, which typically will be done during daylight hours. Pedestrians should follow temporary signs or use alternate routes.

Once the bicycle and pedestrian improvements are complete, a different contractor, Granite Construction Co., will pave Highway 99 from the railroad bridge at the Vancouver city limits north to Northeast 78th Street. Because of traffic volumes, paving will be done overnight, from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Paving is scheduled for two weeks beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5, and ending no later than Tuesday, Sept. 19. This work is weather dependent and could be delayed by rain.

The contractor will close the intersection of Highway 99 and Northeast 78th Street two consecutive nights, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving. Drivers should watch for temporary roadside signs in September announcing specific closure dates.

This project is made possible by the following grants from state and federal agencies:

* Washington Pedestrian and Bicycle Program, $725,000.
* Federal Highway Administration Surface Transportation Program, $300,000.
* Federal Highway Administration Transportation Alternatives Program, $250,000.
* Washington State Transportation Improvement Board, $250,000.
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Increased Holiday Patrols in Yamhill County

INCREASED HOLIDAY PATROLS IN YAMHILL COUNTY


News Release from Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 1:27 PM
The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols over the weekend before the 4th of July in an effort to minimize and reduce the negative impact of impaired drivers on law abiding motorists. These extra patrols will take place between July 1st and July 4th. The extra patrols are paid for through a High Visibility Enforcement Grant provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

If you plan to host a party or attend a party where alcohol or marijuana 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 or marijuana, make sure to also include food and non-alcoholic beverages. Monitor your guest's 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 consuming 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.
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Sheriff's Office Adding Extra Traffic Patrols (Photo)

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ADDING EXTRA TRAFFIC PATROLS (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 12:56 PM
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office will be adding extra patrols to our Marion County Roads during the month of July. Patrols will be hitting the streets and highways in an effort to deter motorists who choose to engage in dangerous driving habits such as speeding, distracted driving and DUII.

Patrols will begin July 3rd focusing in North Marion County, with additional DUII patrols for the July 4th holiday. Did you know that, "every day, 28 people in the United States die in an alcohol-related vehicle crash -- that's one person every 51 minutes." (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) That is why our deputies will be dawning their uniforms and working overtime to aide in a safe traveling experience for our residents and visitors.

Traffic patrols like these are made possible through grants from the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.
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