Monday, July 31, 2017

Responders assist two adults in Eugene after single-family fire

RESPONDERS ASSIST TWO ADULTS IN EUGENE AFTER SINGLE-FAMILY FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 11:30 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on July 31, 2017, at approximately 8 p.m. in the 3900 block of Dove Lane in Eugene. The fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and 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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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: All lanes of U.S. 20 are open 2 miles east of Corvallis.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: U.S. 20 is open 2 miles east of Corvallis. However, southbound lanes will be closed soon for a law enforcement reconstruction. Expect delays.

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Protect yourself, others from heat-related illness during record-breaking heat wave

PROTECT YOURSELF, OTHERS FROM HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS DURING RECORD-BREAKING HEAT WAVE


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 4:25 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- With temperatures expected to reach and exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit Tuesday through Friday, Public Health officials are urging residents to take precautions.

"We encourage people to avoid or limit physical activity outdoors, take shelter in air-conditioned buildings, and drink plenty of fluids," said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer. "Elderly people and the very young are especially vulnerable during periods of intense or prolonged heat. Don't forget your pets."

Public libraries, shopping malls and cinemas are examples of places where people can go to escape the heat. Some other air-conditioned spots in Clark County are listed below.

Battle Ground:
* Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., 8 a.m.--9 p.m. Aug.1--3. Bring books, board games, puzzles, electronic devices ??' even a picnic meal. More information: 360.342.5380.

Vancouver:
* Marshall Community Center, 1009 McLoughlin Blvd., 5:30 a.m.--9 p.m. Monday--Thursday; 5:30 a.m.--8 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m.--7 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. More information: 360.487.7100
* Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave.; 5:30 a.m.--9 p.m. Monday--Thursday; 5:30 a.m.--8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.--7 p.m. Saturday; Sunday noon--6 p.m.
* Lobby of Firstenburg Tower at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, 400 N.E. Mother Joseph Pl., 11 a.m.--5 p.m. Monday--Friday. More information: 360.514.2000
* Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, 9 a.m.--5 p.m. Monday--Friday; noon--5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. More information: 360.487.7111

Washougal:
* City of Washougal Municipal Complex
o City Hall, 1701 C St., 8 a.m.--5 p.m. Monday--Friday
o Washougal Library, 1661 C St., 10 a.m.--6 p.m. Wednesday--Friday.
o Washougal Community Center, 1681 C St., 9 a.m.--3 p.m. Monday--Thursday; 4--6 p.m. Friday; 1--6 p.m. Sunday.

Fire District 6, which serves the Hazel Dell, Lakeshore, Felida, Salmon Creek Mt. Vista and fairgrounds areas, also invites people to drop into any station to escape the heat.

Additional information on cooling centers is available at http://cresa911.org/2017/07/31/cooling-center-locations/ and 211info.org/emergency.

Prevent heat-related problems:

* Drink more water and other nonalcoholic fluids, regardless of your activity level.
* Limit intake of drinks with caffeine, alcohol or lots of sugar.
* Stay indoors, in an air-conditioned location. If your home is not air-conditioned, go to one of the locations listed above.
* Never leave a person, especially a young child, or a pet in a parked vehicle. Even with the windows rolled down, temperatures can rise rapidly in parked vehicles.
* Fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Cool off in the shower or bath or move to an air-conditioned place.
* Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.

If you must be out in the heat:

* Limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours.
* For work, check on your co-workers and drink lots of water.
* Cut down on exercise. Avoid midday exercise and drink two to four glasses of cool, nonalcoholic fluids each hour.
* Rest often in shady areas.
* Wear a brimmed hat and sunglasses; put on sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.

Heat related illnesses:

Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided. Warning signs include: body temperature above 103° F; red, hot and dry skin (no sweating); rapid pulse; throbbing headache; nausea; dizziness; and confusion.

If you see any of these signs, call 911. Place the victim in a bath or cool shower or spray the person with cool water from a garden hose. Do not give the person fluids to drink.

Less severe heat-related illnesses include heat exhaustion and muscle cramps. Signs are heavy sweating, paleness, weakness, headache and vomiting. Drink nonalcoholic, cool beverages. Seek medical attention if symptoms worsen or last more than an hour.
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Portland Police Plan for Extreme Temperatures this Week

PORTLAND POLICE PLAN FOR EXTREME TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 4:13 PM
This week the Portland area is predicted to receive record-breaking heat. During this weather event, officers will check-on persons in our community whose health and safety are impacted by the extreme temperatures. Officers will work with community service agencies and other partners to make sure people who need cooling shelters are aware of shelter locations and have a way to get to the shelters.

The Police Bureau wants to remind anyone seeking shelter to call 2-1-1 or visit the Multnomah County website at www.multco.us for information regarding the location and availability of cooling shelters.

The Police Bureau often receives distress calls during extreme heat and would like to recommend the following:

* Check on elderly neighbors and loved ones to ensure their safety. In extreme heat, anyone can become quickly dehydrated or suffer from heat exhaustion, especially the elderly.

* Travel with extra water in your vehicle or on your person. Be prepared, especially if your vehicle does not have air conditioning and plan for possible public transit delays.

* Do not leave children or pets unattended in your vehicle. Your vehicle can quickly reach a temperature that puts children or pets at risk of serious illness and even death.

* Reduce the risk of vehicle theft by not leaving your vehicle unattended and running, with the air conditioning on.

* Properly secure doors and windows for the safety of children and to prevent burglaries.


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Albany Heat Wave

ALBANY HEAT WAVE


News Release from Albany Fire Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 4:07 PM
Albany, Oregon, is expecting temperatures above 100 degrees this week. It's time to practice what the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) describes as stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.

Albany Fire Department has a few tips to help you stay healthy during the heat wave. Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible. Avoid direct sunlight and wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. If you feel you're getting too hot, take a cool shower or bath. If you know someone who might be vulnerable to extreme heat, check on them at least twice a day.

Look for symptoms of heat exhaustion, which are heavy sweating, weakness, cold/pale/clammy skin, a fast and weak pulse, and fainting. Symptoms of heat stroke include hot, red, dry or moist skin and a rapid and strong pulse. Heat stroke can lead to possible unconsciousness, so be aware of your condition and if you start noticing these symptoms. Those most at risk for heat-related illness are people 65 years and older, people with chronic medical conditions, infants and children, athletes, people who work outdoors, and those without indoor air conditioning.

Drink more water than usual. Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink more, and remind those around you to do the same. The public can fill reusable water bottles at our City Library, City Hall, and the Senior Center.

If you have outdoor plans, check the local forecast for extreme heat alerts.

If you are looking for a place to cool down in Albany, consider the Albany Public Libraries and Senior Center, shopping centers, movie theaters, or other public places with air conditioning.

Albany Fire Department can't stress enough how important it is to not overexert yourself and to stay indoors or find an indoor space with air conditioning. If you plan to head to the river or watering hole to cool off, stop by one of Albany's four fire stations first to borrow a life safety vest for everyone who will be near the water. The Loaner Life Jacket Program is provided by the Albany Firefighters Community Assistance Fund.
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Vancouver/Clark Co garbage, recycling pickups to get early start due to heat

VANCOUVER/CLARK CO GARBAGE, RECYCLING PICKUPS TO GET EARLY START DUE TO HEAT


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 4:03 PM
Due to the forecast extreme heat, regularly scheduled residential garbage, recycling and yard debris collections will get an early start this week.

Waste Connections of Washington trucks and drivers will begin their regular residential routes at 6 a.m., this Tuesday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 4. Customers should follow their regular garbage/recycling schedule, but place carts and cans out well in advance in keeping with this week's early pickup start time. The early start applies to Vancouver and all Waste Connections residential routes in Clark County.

Questions? Email Waste Connections at customerhelp@wasteconnections.com or call 360-892-5370.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: U.S. 20 is closed between Albany and Corvallis at milepost 3 for a law enforcement investigation and reconstruction following a serious crash involving a motorcycle. Traffic is being detoured around the closure using NE Conifer Blvd. However, it is difficult for large trucks and they are being encouraged to avoid the area or use an alternative route. Expect delays.

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Cooling Center - Fairview City Hall to Open August 1-4

COOLING CENTER - FAIRVIEW CITY HALL TO OPEN AUGUST 1-4


News Release from City of Fairview
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 3:42 PM
With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees this week, Fairview City Hall will join other cooling centers opening in Multnomah County to help seniors and people with disabilities and other health conditions stay safe. Fairview City Hall, 1300 NE Village Street, Fairview, will be open Tuesday through Friday, August 1-4, from 2PM to 8PM. For a complete list of Cooling Centers in Multnomah County and for tips to staying cool go to https://multco.us/help-when-its-hot.
For more information, please contact Devree Leymaster with the City of Fairview. She can be reached at 503.674.6224 or by email at leymasterd@ci.fairview.or.us.
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Wilsonville Library and SMART Transit Host "Cooling Centers" During Heat Wave

WILSONVILLE LIBRARY AND SMART TRANSIT HOST "COOLING CENTERS" DURING HEAT WAVE


News Release from City of Wilsonville
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 1:58 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- The City of Wilsonville is hosting public "cooling centers" with air conditioning during this week's predicted heat wave of temperatures well in excess of 100 degrees.

The Wilsonville Public Library plans to stay open one to two hours later with extended hours as a cooling center this week:
* Monday, July 31: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Tuesday, Aug 1: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Wednesday, Aug. 2: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
* Thursday, Aug. 3: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
* Friday, Aug. 4: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Wilsonville Public Library is located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Rd., and may be contacted at 503-682-2744; www.WilsonvilleLibrary.org.

The City's transit agency, South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART), plans to operate a "cooling bus" Tuesday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 4, from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., with air conditioning and cold ice water for commuters and the public at SMART Central transit center, 9699 SW Barber St., Wilsonville. For more information on regional transit services and potential service disruptions during the heat wave, check www.RideSmart.com and www.TriMet.org.

The Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 SW Wilsonville Road, also serves as a cooling center on weekdays during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m. For information, call 503-682-3727.

Additionally, Brookdale Wilsonville Senior Community, 8170 SW Vlahos Drive, Wilsonville, is open as a cooling station for the general public seven days a week, 10 a.m. -- 6 p.m., whenever temperatures reach 90 degrees or more. For information, call 503-682-0653.

Health officials recommend taking the following precautions to avoid heat-related health issues:

* Avoid the sun and strenuous activity, especially 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m.

* If possible, go to an air-conditioned building for several hours during the hottest parts of the day. Participate in activities that will keep you cool, such as going to the movies, shopping at the mall, or cooling off at a pool or beach.

* Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothes.

* Set your air conditioner. If you don't have air conditioning, take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air-conditioned facility.

* Drink plenty of fluids, even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Those on fluid-restricted diets or taking diuretics should first consult their physician.

* Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 if planning on sun exposure.

* Stay in shaded areas whenever working outdoors.

* Check on older adults or persons with disabilities in your community who may need help coping with the heat.

* Be sure your pets have plenty of water and shaded areas.

For a listing of cooling centers in Clackamas County visit www.clackamas.us/socialservices/reliefcenters.html. For information on Washington County cooling resources, see www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/hot-weather.cfm.

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Fire Destroys Barn in Cherry Grove (Gaston) (Photo)

FIRE DESTROYS BARN IN CHERRY GROVE (GASTON) (PHOTO)


News Release from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 1:55 PM
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Around 10:10am, July 31st, firefighters were dispatched to a report of a smoke investigation on SW Patton Valley Road. While firefighters were responding, additional citizens called in a reported a barn fire near the area of SW Patton Valley Road and SW Bates Street, this is in the community of Cherry Grove. Due to additional calls to 911, a full 1st Alarm fire response was dispatched. Firefighters arrived minutes later to find a 30ft by 40ft sized barn type building fully engulfed in flames and collapsed to the ground, flames had also spread to nearby vegetation and trees. Crews on scene were able to quickly stop the flames from spreading to further trees and nearby homes.

Firefighters remained on scene for 2 hours extinguishing hard to reach hot spots that were covered by the collapsed metal roof. Crews also took a slower approach to putting out hot spots due to the high temperatures. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This was 1 of 3 calls this morning for Gaston Fire, which averages about 1 call a day. It begin with assisting Washington County Sheriff with the unfortunate recovery of a drowning victim at Hagg Lake, then later in the morning a trauma incident at Stimson Lumber Mill, followed by this fire.

With hot temperatures and high fire danger these next few days, we want to remind everyone to think fire safety no matter if they are in the city or out in the country. Also stay hydrated if working or recreating outdoors. If you are visiting local waterways, be aware of unknown hazards like holes or trees and wear a personal flotation device.


Gaston Fire District was assisted on scene by Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Cornelius Fire Department, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue and Oregon Department of Forestry-Forest Grove District.

Scene Information
4 - Engines
3 - Water Tenders
2 - Chiefs
2 - State Forestry Units

30 Total Fire Personnel


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With summer temperatures expected to soar this week, PGE offers simple tips to stay cool and save energy

WITH SUMMER TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO SOAR THIS WEEK, PGE OFFERS SIMPLE TIPS TO STAY COOL AND SAVE ENERGY


News Release from PGE
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 1:38 PM
Downloadable file: Summer_Weather_Tips_-_PGE_News_Release_FINAL_PDF_7.31.17.pdf
Portland, Ore. -- With temperatures expected to reach over 100 degrees this week, PGE offered the following suggestions today to help customers stay cool while still keeping a handle on their electric bill. Small changes can make a big difference as it takes a lot more energy to keep your home cool in really hot weather.

* Bring the cool air in. Open windows in the morning or late evening when it's cool outside. When it's approaching 75 to 80 degrees, shut windows and draw the shades or blinds to keep in pre-cooled air from the night and early morning.

* If you don't have good blinds, temporarily tacking up a blanket over south and west-facing windows can help keep your indoor temperature lower.

* Don't heat up your home unnecessarily. Avoid cooking with your stove or oven and use a microwave or outside grill instead.

* Similarly, avoid drying laundry and running the dishwasher in the afternoon and evening. Do laundry and dishes in the early morning or late evening, or set your timer to have them run overnight. And turn off the heated dry setting on your dishwasher.

* Your air conditioning system or stand-alone A/C has to work much harder when it's this hot to maintain the same temperature as usual -- which can use more energy
o Set your air conditioner thermostat to 78 degrees or higher when you're at home, health permitting, and 85 degrees when you're away.
o If you turn your ceiling fan on when using the air conditioner, you can raise your thermostat about 4°F to save energy with no reduction in comfort.
o But remember: fans cool people, not rooms, so turn fans off in empty rooms.

* Use our free online Energy Tracker tool to keep an eye on your energy use.

Look for other energy-saving tips at PortlandGeneral.com/EE, and follow PGE on Facebook (@portlandgeneralelectric) Twitter or Instagram (@PortlandGeneral). Contact PGE Customer Service at 1-800-542-8818.
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Escape the heat at City recreation, water education centers

ESCAPE THE HEAT AT CITY RECREATION, WATER EDUCATION CENTERS


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 1:35 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Temperatures may be in the 100s by the middle of this week, but Vancouver has cool places where residents of all ages can seek some relief. Here are some options where you can splash, learn or simply chill.

Visit Vancouver Parks and Recreation's community centers to cool off, meet up with friends, or take part in programs to play, swim or get fit. Marshall Community Center is fully air conditioned. Most of the open areas at Firstenburg Community Center are ventilated with moving air, but are not air conditioned. The swimming pool at the Marshall Community Center is closed for renovation until late August, but the indoor pool at the Firstenburg Community Center is open.

At both Firstenburg and Marshall centers, the Wi-Fi-enabled lobby areas are open to the public, free of charge. However, popular summer programs now underway may make these common areas busier than usual. Fitness centers and the Firstenburg swimming pool are available to members or by paying a drop-in fee. Hours, schedules and other information can be found online at: www.vanparksrec.org (click on Community Centers at the top of the page).

Vancouver Public Works' Water Resources Education Center, along the Columbia River and waterfront trail, is an air-conditioned oasis for exploring our natural resources, from the aquaria to hands-on exhibits to toddler-size learning at Puddles Place. The Water Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to the Water Center is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For Water Center information or directions, please see www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter.

There are other air-conditioned options around Vancouver, too, including restaurants, theaters and shops, as well as Fort Vancouver Regional Library District locations. Visit the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency's (CRESA) website to view a list of Clark County cooling centers at http://cresa911.org/emergency-management/emergency-preparedness/heat-stay-cool/.

The City of Vancouver reminds residents that it's important to stay hydrated during heat advisories. Where possible, stay indoors in an air-conditioned or cooled building. If swimming outdoors, be aware of river temperatures and currents and take precautions to be safe, including the use of flotation devices.

Children and pets should NEVER be left in a closed, parked vehicle for any period of time, no matter how short. Pet owners are also encouraged to provide cool shelter for animals and plenty of water. Please note that pets are not allowed in the City's community centers, except for service animals.

For more hot weather safety tips from CRESA, please visit http://cresa911.org/emergency-management/emergency-preparedness/heat-stay-cool/.

Firstenburg Community Center
700 N.E. 136th Ave.
360-487-7001

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Marshall Community Center
1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.
360-487-7100

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Water Resources Education Center
4600 S.E. Columbia Way
360-487-7111

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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Chief Marshman Names New Public Information Officer (Photo)

CHIEF MARSHMAN NAMES NEW PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 1:32 PM
Downloadable file: Sergeant Chris Burley
Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has appointed Sergeant Chris Burley to the position of Public Information Officer (PIO).

Chris was appointed as a Portland Police officer in 2005, after a stint as a high school physics/math teacher in the Chicago area. He worked patrol and was a member of the Gang Enforcement Team before being promoted to sergeant in 2014.

Chris most recently was assigned to the Behavioral Health Unit, where he worked with community partners to identify gaps in the system involving people who had chronic and persistent mental health issues. He also oversaw the Bureau's Behavioral Response Teams, where officers work with mental health professionals to link people with mental health issues who have frequent contact with law enforcement with appropriate resources.

Chris has worked as a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team, has taught G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education And Training) in Portland Public Schools, attended Camp Rosenbaum and is a member of the Portland Police Honor Guard.

Sergeant Pete Simpson, who has been the PIO since 2010, will be assigned to the Strategic Services Division and will continue to serve as the alternate PIO.

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Update - Identity Theft suspect

UPDATE - IDENTITY THEFT SUSPECT


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 1:23 PM
UPDATE - Thanks to tips from the community this identity theft suspect has been positively identified. Detectives have arrested, (first name) Stetzon Wayne SHARP(last name)DOB 08/06/1987 - 29 yoa of Vancouver. Sharp had been lodged at the Clark County jail on unrelated charges. He now faces additional charges of Forgery and Identity Theft 2nd degree. Detectives very much appreciate the community response and information that helped bring this investigation to a successful conclusion.

In April through June of this year, the pictured male suspect used the identity of a local Clark County man numerous times to commit check fraud in the Clark County and Multnomah County area. The male subject presented a fake ID in the victim's name and wrote fraudulent checks in the victim's name as well. If you recognize the suspect, or the older male that was in his company on 04/28/17, please contact Detective Robin Yakhour of the Clark County Sheriff's Office
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Red Cross Issues Hot Weather Safety Tips

RED CROSS ISSUES HOT WEATHER SAFETY TIPS


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 12:41 PM
Downloadable file: News Release - Red Cross Issues Heat Safety Tips Ahead of Triple Digit Temperatures
Triple digit temperatures are expected across the region this week.
Know the steps you should take to stay safe and avoid heat-related illness.

PORTLAND, Ore., July 31, 2017 -- Triple digit temperatures are expected across the region this week and in order to stay safe, the American Red Cross urges residents to be aware of the steps they should take to avoid heat-related illness. Follow these simple steps to keep yourself and others safe before and during a heat wave.

Before
- Be aware of both the temperature and the heat index. The heat index is the temperature the body feels when the effects of heat and humidity are combined.
- Check the contents of your disaster preparedness kit to ensure it has enough water and non-perishable food items, just in case. For a full kit list, visit redcross.org/PrepareGuide.
- Look out for your neighbors -- people who are elderly, young or sick are more susceptible to heat-related illness and may need your help.
- If you do not have air conditioning, locate places you could go to find relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day (schools, libraries, theaters, malls). Many government websites provide a list of available cooling centers.
- Ensure that your animals' needs for water and shade are met.

During
- Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).
- Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles, not even for a few minutes. According to the National Weather Service, a car left in 80 degree weather yielded an inside temperature of 95 degrees and rising in just two minutes.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
- Eat small meals and eat more often.
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun's rays.
- Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day (late afternoon/evening).
- Postpone outdoor games and activities (participants and spectators).
- Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
- Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
- Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
- Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

How to Treat Heat-Related Illnesses
During heat waves people are susceptible to several heat-related conditions. Here's how to recognize and respond to them.

Heat Cramps
Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms that usually occur in the legs or abdomen. Heat cramps are often an early sign that the body is having trouble with the heat.
- Get the person to a cooler place and have him or her rest in a comfortable position. Lightly stretch the affected muscle.
- Give an electrolyte-containing fluid, such as a sports drink. Water may also be given.

Heat Exhaustion
Heat exhaustion is a more severe condition than heat cramps. Heat exhaustion often affects athletes, firefighters and construction workers. It also affects those wearing heavy clothing in a hot, humid environment.
- Signs of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale, ashen or flushed skin; headache; nausea; dizziness; weakness; and exhaustion.
- Move the person to a cooler environment with circulating air. Remove or loosen as much clothing as possible and apply cool, wet towels to the skin. Fanning or spraying the person with water also can help. If the person is conscious, give small amounts of a cool fluid such as a sports drink or fruit juice to restore fluids and electrolytes. Give about 4 ounces of fluid every 15 minutes.
- If the person's condition does not improve or if he or she refuses water, has a change in consciousness or vomits, call 9-1-1.

Heat Stroke
Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition that usually occurs by ignoring the signals of heat exhaustion. Heat stroke develops when the body's systems are overwhelmed by heat and begin to stop functioning.
- Signs of heat stroke include extremely high body temperature; red skin which may be dry or moist; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; rapid, shallow breathing; confusion; vomiting; and seizures.
- Heat stroke is life-threatening. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you believe someone is suffering from this condition.
- Rapidly cool the body by immersing the person up to the neck in cold water, if possible OR douse or spray the person with cold water.
- Cover the person with bags of ice or cold, wet towels.
- If you are not able to measure and monitor the person's temperature, apply rapid cooling methods for 20 minutes or until the person's condition improves.

Download the Red Cross Emergency App
- Find the FREE Red Cross Emergency App in the Apple Store or Google Play
- It offers a Heat Wave Safety Checklist, among many other resources
- It provides expert medical advice right at your fingertips
- It's available in multiple languages

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.
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**Update - Name released** Motorcyclist Killed In Highway 20 Crash Near Sisters - Deschutes County (Photo)

**UPDATE - NAME RELEASED** MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN HIGHWAY 20 CRASH NEAR SISTERS - DESCHUTES COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 12:00 PM
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*Update*

The deceased is identified as 30 year old Andrew HENSLEY

*End of Update*

On July 28, 2017 at about 5PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a passenger vehicle versus a motorcycle on Highway 20 near milepost 93 (west of Sisters).

Preliminary information revealed a 2015 Nissan Altima was traveling westbound on Highway 20 when it drifted across the centerline and into the path of an eastbound Kawasaki motorcycle. The two vehicles collided, ejecting the motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist, a 30 year old Hillsboro resident, died enroute to the hospital. The driver of the Nissan, Walter BONILLA, age 20, of Los Angeles, and his 2 passengers received minor injuries.

Fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash. The name of the motorcyclist will be released until the next of kin has been notified. Highway 20 was reduced to one lane for four hours. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Black Butte Police and Black Butte Ranch Fire. More information will be released when appropriate as this in ongoing investigation.
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Veneta Man loses life in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 38 (Photo)

VENETA MAN LOSES LIFE IN A THREE-VEHICLE CRASH ON HIGHWAY 38 (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 11:37 AM
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On Sunday July 30th, 2017 at approximately 4:23PM, OSP was notified of a motor vehicle crash on Highway 38 near milepost 21. A 2012 GMC Canyon westbound was being operated by a 83 year old Norman FRASER from Coos Bay when he was blinded by the sun and swerved into the oncoming lane of travel. A 1997 Toyota Tacoma was eastbound and attempted to avoid the GMC, but both vehicles struck nearly head on. The Tacoma was operated by a 70 year old Jerry D. PALMER from Junction City and was occupied with a passenger, 29 year old Jerry L. PALMER from Veneta.

The GMC came to an uncontrolled rest facing eastbound on the eastbound shoulder. The Tacoma came to an uncontrolled rest facing eastbound in the westbound lane. A third vehicle, identified as a 2001 Dodge 2500 pickup, operated by 77 year old Samuel AUSTIN from Cottage Grove struck the Tacoma and continued off the westbound shoulder where it stopped. FRASER was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Jerry D. PALMER was extricated from his vehicle and taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Jerry L. PALMER was extricated and succumbed to his injuries injuries. AUSTIN was uninjured and declined medical attention. All vehicles were towed by Mast Brothers due to damage. Investigation is ongoing. Highway 38 was closed for approximately 1 ?1/2 hours during the investigation.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Scottsburg Rural Fire Department, ODOT, Lower Umpqua Ambulance, REACH Air, Lane County Medical Examiner's Office, Douglas County DA's Office and Bay Cities Ambulance.
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Linn County SAR Rescues One and Locates Another Over the Weekend

LINN COUNTY SAR RESCUES ONE AND LOCATES ANOTHER OVER THE WEEKEND


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 11:16 AM
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports on Saturday, July 29, his deputies responded to a rescue at Tamolitch Falls(Blue Pool), off of Highway 126, near Trail Bridge.

Mikala Marquis, 19, of Eugene, lost her footing while hiking along a trail above Blue Pool and tumbled approximately eighty feet down a steep embankment through brush. She sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Riverbend Hospital in Eugene.

Personnel from Upper McKenzie River Fire Department, Sweet Home Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service, Lane County Search and Rescue, Eugene Mountain Rescue, Corvallis Mountain Rescue, Springfield Fire Rescue, Oregon State Police and the Linn County Search and Rescue assisted with the rescue.

Calls for service have increased dramatically this year at Blue Pool. We would like to remind anyone hiking at Blue Pool to use extreme caution when hiking. Please do not jump from the rocks into the water. We have had several serious injuries already this year from people attempting to jump into the water.

The Sheriff's Office also responded to Clear Lake Resort on Highway 126, for a missing person in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 30. Nallely Orozco-Mendoza, 19, of Pasco, Washington, went missing from her lakeside cabin.

Orozco-Mendoza and her boyfriend had an argument the previous evening and she walked into the woods to cool down. After walking an unknown distance into the woods, she determined it was too dark to attempt to find her way back to the cabin.

In the meantime, several deputies and three Linn County Search and Rescue team members responded to the area and began to search for her. After spending the night in the woods, Orozco-Mendoza came back to camp at daylight.
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2-Alarm Fire Destroys Historic Lebanon Home; Injures 2 Firefighters and 1 Civilian (Photo)

2-ALARM FIRE DESTROYS HISTORIC LEBANON HOME; INJURES 2 FIREFIGHTERS AND 1 CIVILIAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Lebanon Fire District
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 10:12 AM
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A rapidly advancing fire tore through a historic Lebanon home on Sunday night, injuring two firefighters and a civilian and displacing three occupants. The 911 call was received at 10:44 p.m. for a garage fire at 480 E. Ash Street in Lebanon. The caller reported a fire in a detached garage at the rear of the house. The first arriving Battalion Chief was on scene at 10:49 p.m. and reported a fully involved garage with extension into the house. The two-story craftsman home with a full basement was built in 1912 and is listed as 2,679 square feet on the county registry. The detached garage was connected to the home by a covered breezeway, and initial evidence indicates that fire traveled under the covered area to the main home where it then entered the structure via the eaves and soffits. Homes built in the early 20th century often used balloon construction which featured walls with no fire stops between the basement and the attic space. Once fire enters these walls it can rapidly travel unobstructed throughout the entire frame system and can quickly engulf an entire home in a matter of minutes.

LFD's Battalion Chief immediately struck a second alarm upon arrival, bringing mutual aid from the Albany, Sweet Home, Brownsville, and Tangent Fire Departments. Lebanon utilized 18 firefighters and 8 apparatus and had the fire under control in just over an hour. Crews remained on scene until 3:30 a.m. mopping up and extinguishing hot spots. There were three residents in the home at the time of the fire and all three were able to evacuate the structure before firefighters arrived. One resident was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation. Two Lebanon firefighters were injured during suppression operations and were transported to Lebanon Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. One firefighter suffered a back strain during operations and another suffered a blunt trauma injury to the head when he was struck by a flying portion of a home oxygen cylinder which had ruptured. The large piece of metal struck the firefighter in the helmet as he was operating a hose line outside of the structure. Both firefighters were treated and released and are recovering from their injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by fire investigators. The Lebanon Fire District reminds all citizens to ensure that they have properly working smoke detectors in their homes. Fire can grow and spread rapidly throughout your home and a working smoke detector can give you precious time to escape the blaze. For more information on home fire prevention, contact the Lebanon Fire District at 541-451-1901.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/27/2017-07/31/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 07/27/2017-07/31/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 9:13 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/27/2017-07/31/2017


ESTACADA:

1C 2017-1276

On 07/27/2017 at about 2151 hrs., police received a report about an assault in the 800 block of NE Edgehill Drive. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1280

On 07/28/2017 at about 1415 hrs., police received a report about a restraining order violation in the 400 block of SW Grove Road. John L. Audas (29, of Estacada) was arrested for violation of restraining order and for probation violation. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was held on no bail.

1C 2017-1282

On 07/28/2017 at about 2025 hrs., police received a report about harassment in the 500 block of NE Caden Court. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1285

On 07/29/2017 at about 1206 hrs., police responded to the 600 block of NE 6th Avenue regarding a restraining order issue. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1286

On 07/29/17 at 2118 hrs., police contacted Kody J. Tuthill (26, of Estacada), in the 800 block of NW Wade Street. Tuthill was arrested on a felony warrant for parole violation and was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was held on no bail.

1C 2017-1290

On 07/30/2017 at about 1131 hrs., police conducted a traffic stop near SW Lake Shore Drive and SW Elm Road and cited Walker D. Craig (22, of Estacada) for driving while suspended - misdemeanor.


SANDY:

18 2017-273

On 07/27/2017 at about 1001 hrs., police received a report about theft in the 38000 block of Pioneer Boulevard. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-1274

On 07/27/2017 at about 0830 hrs., code enforcement transported an abandoned ATV frame from the area of Dubarko Road and Sandy Heights Street to the police department shop.

18 2017-1275

On 07/27/2017 at about 1401 hrs., police responded to a non-injury motor vehicle crash near Proctor Boulevard and Strauss Avenue. A report was taken.

18 2017-1277

On 07/28/2017 at about 0303 hrs., Jordan J. Landgrebe (27, of Eagle Creek) was arrested for violating his parole. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on no bail.

18 2017-1278

On 07/28/2017 at about 0858 hrs., police received a report about fraud in the 37000 block of Nettie Connett Drive. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-1279

On 07/28/2017 at about 1141 hrs., police responded to a welfare check request in the 38000 block of Sandy Heights Street. A report was taken.

18 2017-1281

On 07/28/2017 at about 1437 hrs., police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 37000 block of Highway 26. Charges are being referred to the district attorney's office.

18 2017-1283

On 07/29/2017 at about 0704 hrs., police received a report about a vehicle theft in the 18000 block of Meinig Avenue. A report was taken.

18-2017 1284

On 07/29/2017 at about 1735 hrs., police responded to a reported assault in the 17600 block of Meinig Avenue. Two juveniles assaulted an 18 year old male. Several witnesses described the assault. The juveniles fled the scene and are currently being sought by police.

18 2017-1287

On 07/29/2017 at about 2246 hrs., police responded to a hit & run motor vehicle crash on Highway 26 near Ten Eyck Road. A report was taken.

18 2017-1289

On 07/30/2017 at about 1031 hrs., police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 19000 block of Pine Avenue. A report was taken and will be forwarded to appropriate parties.

18 2017-1291

On 07/30/2017 at about 1345 hrs., police responded to a report about a possibly intoxicated driver travelling Westbound on Highway 26 near Lauzon Lane. The vehicle was located and stopped on Highway 26 near Lagensand Road. Miguel A. Molina (31, of Fairview) was cited for DUII-Alcohol.

18 2017-1292

On 07/30/2017 at about 1844 hrs., police received a report about theft in the 15000 block of Bachelor Avenue. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-1293

On 07/30/2017 at about 2221 hrs., police responded to a report about a person wandering dangerously into traffic in the area of Highway 26 and University Avenue. An adult subject was transported away from the scene on a detox hold.

18 2017-1294

On 07/30/2017 at 2326 hrs., police were dispatched to a group of older teens in a loud verbal argument. Two juveniles were contacted and found to be intoxicated. They were transported to the juvenile intake center for
processing.

18 2017-1295

On 07/30/2017 at about 2352 hrs., police responded to the 38000 block of Proctor Boulevard regarding a disturbance. Officers arrested Kristopher M. Christianson (42, of Sandy) for disorderly conduct. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was held on $1500 bail.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/27/2017-07/31/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 07/27/2017-07/31/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 9:01 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/27/2017-07/31/2017


ESTACADA:

1C 2017-1276

On 07/27/2017 at about 2151 hrs., police received a report about an assault in the 800 block of NE Edgehill Drive. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1280

On 07/28/2017 at about 1415 hrs., police received a report about a restraining order violation in the 400 block of SW Grove Road. John L. Audas (29, of Estacada) was arrested for violation of restraining order and for probation violation. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was held on no bail.

1C 2017-1282

On 07/28/2017 at about 2025 hrs., police received a report about harassment in the 500 block of NE Caden Court. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1285

On 07/29/2017 at about 1206 hrs., police responded to the 600 block of NE 6th Avenue regarding a restraining order issue. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1286

On 07/29/17 at 2118 hrs., police contacted Kody J. Tuthill (26, of Estacada), in the 800 block of NW Wade Street. Tuthill was arrested on a felony warrant for parole violation and was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was held on no bail.

1C 2017-1290

On 07/30/2017 at about 1131 hrs., police conducted a traffic stop near SW Lake Shore Drive and SW Elm Road and cited Walker D. Craig (22, of Estacada) for driving while suspended - misdemeanor.


SANDY:

18 2017-273

On 07/27/2017 at about 1001 hrs., police received a report about theft in the 38000 block of Pioneer Boulevard. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-1274

On 07/27/2017 at about 0830 hrs., code enforcement transported an abandoned ATV frame from the area of Dubarko Road and Sandy Heights Street to the police department shop.

18 2017-1275

On 07/27/2017 at about 1401 hrs., police responded to a non-injury motor vehicle crash near Proctor Boulevard and Strauss Avenue. A report was taken.

18 2017-1277

On 07/28/2017 at about 0303 hrs., Jordan J. Landgrebe (27, of Eagle Creek) was arrested for violating his parole. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on no bail.

18 2017-1278

On 07/28/2017 at about 0858 hrs., police received a report about fraud in the 37000 block of Nettie Connett Drive. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-1279

On 07/28/2017 at about 1141 hrs., police responded to a welfare check request in the 38000 block of Sandy Heights Street. A report was taken.

18 2017-1281

On 07/28/2017 at about 1437 hrs., police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 37000 block of Highway 26. Charges are being referred to the district attorney's office.

18 2017-1283

On 07/29/2017 at about 0704 hrs., police received a report about a vehicle theft in the 18000 block of Meinig Avenue. A report was taken.

18-2017 1284

On 07/29/2017 at about 1735 hrs., police responded to a reported assault in the 17600 block of Meinig Avenue. Two juveniles assaulted an 18 year old male. Several witnesses described the assault. The juveniles fled the scene and are currently being sought by police.

18 2017-1287

On 07/29/2017 at about 2246 hrs., police responded to a hit & run motor vehicle crash on Highway 26 near Ten Eyck Road. A report was taken.

18 2017-1289

On 07/30/2017 at about 1031 hrs., police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 19000 block of Pine Avenue. A report was taken and will be forwarded to appropriate parties.

18 2017-1291

On 07/30/2017 at about 1345 hrs., police responded to a report about a possibly intoxicated driver travelling Westbound on Highway 26 near Lauzon Lane. The vehicle was located and stopped on Highway 26 near Lagensand Road. Miguel A. Molina (31, of Fairview) was cited for DUII-Alcohol.

18 2017-1292

On 07/30/2017 at about 1844 hrs., police received a report about theft in the 15000 block of Bachelor Avenue. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-1293

On 07/30/2017 at about 2221 hrs., police responded to a report about a person wandering dangerously into traffic in the area of Highway 26 and University Avenue. An adult subject was transported away from the scene on a detox hold.

18 2017-1294

On 07/30/2017 at 2326 hrs., police were dispatched to a group of older teens in a loud verbal argument. Two juveniles were contacted and found to be intoxicated. They were transported to the juvenile intake center for
processing.

18 2017-1295

On 07/30/2017 at about 2352 hrs., police responded to the 38000 block of Proctor Boulevard regarding a disturbance. A report is pending (CAD).
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Body of Missing Swimmer Recovered From Hagg Lake (Photo)

BODY OF MISSING SWIMMER RECOVERED FROM HAGG LAKE (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 7:25 AM
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July 31, 2017 -- A 68-year-old swimmer drowned yesterday afternoon at Henry Hagg Lake in western Washington County.

On Sunday, July 30, 2017, at 6:42 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to Henry Hagg Lake in western Washington County concerning a missing swimmer.

Deputies learned that 68-year-old Mark Allan Cuddigan, of Hillsboro, had been swimming with a friend at Bobcat Cove when he went under the water. He had not been seen since that time.

Around 2:00 a.m., deputies searching the lake located Mr. Cuddigan's body in the water. His body was recovered by the Gaston Fire District and released to the Washington County Medical Examiner.

Deputies did not find any evidence of foul play and believe Mr. Cuddigan was not wearing a life jacket. Mr. Cuddigan's family has been notified.

Record high temperatures are expected in the coming week. Deputies ask those enjoying the water to always wear life jackets and swim with a buddy.
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Serious Motorcycle Accident in Camas

SERIOUS MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN CAMAS


News Release from Camas Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 2:44 AM
Serious Motorcycle Accident in Camas

Camas, Washington --

On July 30th 2017 at 7:59pm, Camas Police and Camas/Washougal Fire Department personnel responded to a motorcycle vs. vehicle accident at the intersection of NW Brady Rd and NW 16th Ave.

The operator of the motorcycle, identified as 28 year old Christopher D. Lewis of Vancouver, was transported to Peace Health Southwest hospital with life threatening injuries. As of 2:00am on July 31st, Lewis' condition was described as serious by hospital staff.

The driver of the other involved vehicle, 18 year old Michaela Lenard of Camas, stayed on scene and has cooperated with officers.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. However, a witness on scene told police the motorcyclist ran a stop sign.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is assisting with the investigation.
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Serious Motorcycle Accident in Camas

SERIOUS MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN CAMAS


News Release from Camas Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 2:20 AM
Serious Motorcycle Accident in Camas

Camas, Washington --

On July 30th 2017 at 7:59pm, Camas Police and Camas/Washougal Fire Department personnel responded to a motorcycle vs. vehicle accident at the intersection of NW Brady Rd and NW 16th Ave.

The operator of the motorcycle, identified as 28 year old Christopher D. Lewis of Vancouver, was transported to Peace Health Southwest hospital with life threatening injuries. As of 2:00am on July 31st, Lewis' condition was described as serious by hospital staff.

The driver of the other involved vehicle, 18 year old Michaela Lenard of Camas, stayed on scene and has cooperated with officers.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. The Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is assisting with the investigation.
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Man struck by Car suffers Life-Threatening Injuries (Photo)

MAN STRUCK BY CAR SUFFERS LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2017 12:50 AM
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July 30, 2017-- A two-vehicle crash ended when an uninvolved pedestrian was struck on the sidewalk along Pacific Highway (Hwy. 99W). The road remains closed at this hour while law enforcement investigates the crash.

On Sunday, July 30, 2017, at 6:33 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to a crash with injuries on Hwy. 99W near the intersection of SW Fischer Rd. near the City of Tigard. Two vehicles had collided and one of them came to rest on the sidewalk where 36-year-old Nathaniel Franciosi (from Tualatin) had been walking. He was severely injured when he was struck by the vehicle.

Deputies called in investigators from the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) to investigate the crash. They determined that a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze driven by 58-year-old Michelle McMillian (From Tigard) was traveling south on Hwy. 99W south of SW Fischer Road. She turned east to cross the northbound lanes in order to enter the Avalon Park Apartment complex. As she was crossing over the northbound lanes she was struck by a 2011 Chevy Suburban driven by 71-year-old William Blakeslee (from Sherwood). He was traveling north bound and had the right of way.

The impact sent the suburban onto the sidewalk where it struck Mr. Franciosi. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU).

Mrs. McMillian suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to OHSU. Investigators believe she had been drinking alcohol prior to the crash.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five People in Douglas County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING FIVE PEOPLE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2017 10:04 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on July 30, 2017, at approximately 5 p.m. in the 400 block of Comstock Rd. The fire affected five people, including four adults and one child.
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Update - Safeway parking lot Auto/Ped collision

UPDATE - SAFEWAY PARKING LOT AUTO/PED COLLISION


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2017 10:55 AM
UPDATE 07/30/2017
Driver of Honda Accord: TOURAY, Babucarr (NMI) DOB 3/26/1999 of Vancouver, Wa.

Adult Pedestrian: MCALLISTER, Melissa A. 34 YOA of Vancouver, WA. McAllister is the mother of the two children. She is listed as Serious but Stable at Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR.

Male Child -- age four - listed as Serious but Stable at Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR.

Male Child -- age 21 months - listed as Fair and Stable at Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR.

This case remains under active investigation by the Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit. No criminal charges have been made at this time. No further information is being released at this time.



Sheriff's deputies along with Fire Rescue and AMR responded to an Auto/Pedestrian crash in the parking lot of the Safeway store, 63rd, Street and Andresen at 0900 today. The collision involved a 2015 Honda Accord driven by an 18 year old male and three pedestrians, an adult female approximately 28 years of age and two children approximate ages of five and two. (Gender of children not known at this time) The relationship between the woman and the children is not known at this time. All three pedestrian sustained significant and possibly life threatening injuries and were transported via ground ambulance to area hospitals. The driver of the Honda Accord was not injured.
Preliminary investigation shows that the driver of the Honda Accord was attempting to park in a parking stall when for unknown reasons the vehicle accelerated, drove through a parking lot separation hedge and struck the three pedestrians walking on the sideway along the hedge line. The driver of the Honda Accord is a Safeway employee and was arriving for work at the time of the crash. He is cooperating with the investigation. There are no indications of impairment of the driver at this time.
This incident is under investigation of the Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit. The names of those involved are not being released at this time.
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UPDATE: Four Arrested in Fatal Shooting

UPDATE: FOUR ARRESTED IN FATAL SHOOTING


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2017 10:13 AM
GRESHAM, Ore. -- Three juveniles and one adult are in custody after last night's fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jose Ricardo Morales.

Obed Garcia, 15, of Wood Village; brothers Francisco Martinez-Chavez, 16, and Cristian Martinez-Chavez, 17, both from Troutdale; and Isai Guzman-Ramirez, 20, of Portland, are all facing charges of Murder.

At 10:40 p.m. yesterday, police responded to a report of a man shot near SE 187th Ave. and SE Stark St. Upon arrival, officers found Morales near the southwest corner of the intersection. The Portland teen was pronounced dead at the scene. The four suspects were contacted nearby a short time later and taken into custody without incident.

The East County Major Crimes Team is investigating and suspect the shooting is gang related. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719.

No further information is available at this time.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four People in Deschutes County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING FOUR PEOPLE IN DESCHUTES COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2017 9:07 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on July 29, 2017, at approximately 4 p.m. in the 16300 block of Dyke Road in La Pine, OR. The fire affected four people, including three adults and one child.
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Marion County Sheriff's Office Welcomes K-9 Deputy Zeke (Photo)

MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WELCOMES K-9 DEPUTY ZEKE (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2017 7:49 AM
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Earlier this summer the Marion County Sheriff's Office welcomed a new member to our enforcement team. K9 Zeke a 3 year old Belgian Malinois and his partner Senior Deputy Peter Marcellais are now settling in and working hard for the visitors and residents of Marion County.

He and Zeke finished their K9 handler certification school in May and had their first apprehension together last weekend while assisting the Woodburn Police Department in search of a wanted subject. Sr. Dep. Marcellais says, "Zeke is a very playful puppy and his favorite thing to do is work". "He will shake with excitement when I get him suited up and ready for our shift".

The purchase of Zeke was made possible by a generous donation from Don Mortensen a Marion County resident. Mr. Mortsensen made the donation in honor of his late wife and their love for animals. Sr. Dep. Marcellais and Zeke made a visit to Mr. Mortensen to show their appreciation.

To learn more about our K9 Team and how you can make a donation please visit our website at http://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Enforcement/Pages/SpecialTeams.aspx



Story written by Deputy Ethan Griffith Marion County Sheriff's Office
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Major Crimes Team Investigate Shooting Death

MAJOR CRIMES TEAM INVESTIGATE SHOOTING DEATH


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2017 2:15 AM
GRESHAM, Ore.-- Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead. Around 10:40 p.m. yesterday, police responded to a report of a man shot near SE 187th Ave. and SE Stark St. Police arrived on scene and located a deceased male.

The East County Major Crimes Team is investigating the circumstances leading to the death. Anyone who may have heard or witnessed anything unusual is asked to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719.

No further information is available at this time.
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Shooting Investigation Occurring in Portland's Lents Neighborhood -- Two Injured

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION OCCURRING IN PORTLAND'S LENTS NEIGHBORHOOD -- TWO INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2017 1:51 AM
On Saturday July 29, 2017, at 10:45 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call regarding a large party at a residence in the 6400 block of Southeast 90th Avenue. As officers responded to the location the complainant called 9-1-1 a second time to report they heard multiple gun shots.

Officers arrived and located two juvenile victims with injuries related to the gunfire. One juvenile male was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury. A juvenile female was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel for an injury related to the shooting.

During the investigation officers learned that there was a large fight and disturbance at the party prior to the shooting. Based on information officers gathered at the scene, the Gang Violence Response Team is investigating this shooting.

This is the 68th Gang Violence Response Team investigation in 2017 and the sixth Gang Violence Response Team investigation since Thursday July 29th, 2017.

Investigators believe people who witnessed the disturbance and shooting left prior to the police arriving. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or the Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.

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 offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP

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Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood -- No Injuries Reported

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN PORTLAND'S WOODLAWN NEIGHBORHOOD -- NO INJURIES REPORTED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 29th, 2017 10:45 PM
On Saturday July 29, 2017, at 9:18 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a shooting in the 6100 block of Northeast 12th Avenue. Officers arrived and located evidence of gunfire. At this time it appears no one was injured.

During the investigation officers contacted witnesses who stated they observed two vehicles speed away from the area at the time of the shooting. Based on information gathered during the preliminary investigation the Gang Violence Response Team responded. There are no suspect descriptions at this time.

This is the fifth Gang Violence Response Team investigation since Thursday July 26th, 2017.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or the Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.

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 offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP

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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Motorcyclist Killed In Highway 20 Crash Near Sisters - Deschutes County (Photo)

MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN HIGHWAY 20 CRASH NEAR SISTERS - DESCHUTES COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 29th, 2017 2:29 PM
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On July 28, 2017 at about 5PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a passenger vehicle versus a motorcycle on Highway 20 near milepost 93 (west of Sisters).

Preliminary information revealed a 2015 Nissan Altima was traveling westbound on Highway 20 when it drifted across the centerline and into the path of an eastbound Kawasaki motorcycle. The two vehicles collided, ejecting the motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist, a 30 year old Hillsboro resident, died enroute to the hospital. The driver of the Nissan, Walter BONILLA, age 20, of Los Angeles, and his 2 passengers received minor injuries.

Fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash. The name of the motorcyclist will be released until the next of kin has been notified. Highway 20 was reduced to one lane for four hours. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Black Butte Police and Black Butte Ranch Fire. More information will be released when appropriate as this in ongoing investigation.
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Identity Theft suspect (Photo)

IDENTITY THEFT SUSPECT (PHOTO)


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 29th, 2017 12:29 PM
Downloadable file: ID theft suspect
Downloadable file: ID theft suspect
Downloadable file: ID theft suspect
In April through June of this year, the pictured male suspect used the identity of a local Clark County man numerous times to commit check fraud in the Clark County and Multnomah County area. The male subject presented a fake ID in the victim's name and wrote fraudulent checks in the victim's name as well. If you recognize the suspect, or the older male that was in his company on 04/28/17, please contact Detective Robin Yakhour of the Clark County Sheriff's Office; (360) 448-8487.
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Safeway parking lot Auto/Ped collision

SAFEWAY PARKING LOT AUTO/PED COLLISION


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 29th, 2017 11:54 AM
Sheriff's deputies along with Fire Rescue and AMR responded to an Auto/Pedestrian crash in the parking lot of the Safeway store, 63rd, Street and Andresen at 0900 today. The collision involved a 2015 Honda Accord driven by an 18 year old male and three pedestrians, an adult female approximately 28 years of age and two children approximate ages of five and two. (Gender of children not known at this time) The relationship between the woman and the children is not known at this time. All three pedestrian sustained significant and possibly life threatening injuries and were transported via ground ambulance to area hospitals. The driver of the Honda Accord was not injured.
Preliminary investigation shows that the driver of the Honda Accord was attempting to park in a parking stall when for unknown reasons the vehicle accelerated, drove through a parking lot separation hedge and struck the three pedestrians walking on the sideway along the hedge line. The driver of the Honda Accord is a Safeway employee and was arriving for work at the time of the crash. He is cooperating with the investigation. There are no indications of impairment of the driver at this time.
This incident is under investigation of the Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit. The names of those involved are not being released at this time.
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Friday, July 28, 2017

UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Boise Neighborhood - One Person Injured and Two Suspects in Custody (PHOTO) (Photo)

UPDATE: SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN PORTLAND'S BOISE NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE PERSON INJURED AND TWO SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY (PHOTO) (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 28th, 2017 11:08 PM
Downloadable file: Michael A Whitmore
The suspect in a shooting that occurred today in the 6900 block of North Haight Avenue has been identified as 41-year-old Michael A Whitmore. Whitmore was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree.

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On Friday July 28, 2017, at 6:42 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 6900 block of North Haight Avenue on the report of a disturbance with a gunshot heard. While officers responded to the area, another caller to 9-1-1 reported that a gunshot victim arrived at their home in the 6800 block of North Haight Avenue.

Officers arrived and established a perimeter around the area where the suspect was last seen, while additional officers responded to the 6800 block of North Haight Avenue to render assistance to the victim.

Officers located the victim in a home in the 6800 block of North Avenue and applied a tourniquet. Because the suspect was still at large at the time, an ambulance was staged in a safe area away from the active police investigation. Officers assisted the man to a waiting ambulance at which time he was transported to an area hospital with what is initially being reported as a non-life-threatening injury.


As officers made contact with occupants of the residence in the 6900 block of North Haight Avenue, the suspect surrendered to police. The suspect was taken into custody and a gun was recovered at the location. An additional person was taken into custody in relation to the disturbance.

Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to continue the investigation. There is no danger to the public.


An update will be released when more information is available.

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Large Commercial Fire in Washougal (Photo)

LARGE COMMERCIAL FIRE IN WASHOUGAL (PHOTO)


News Release from Camas-Washougal Fire Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 28th, 2017 9:44 PM
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At approximately 8 pm on July 28, a fire was reported in the vicinity of the Port of Washougal near S 35th and Index St. First arriving crews at Advanced Drainage Systems found a large commercial fire burning through a storage yard of plastic drain/irrigation pipe. A second alarm was called with a total of 8 engines responding from Camas-Washougal Fire Department, Vancouver Fire Department, and East County Fire and Rescue. The fire was quickly confined to the area of origin and was extinguished by 9 pm. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and will be investigated by the CWFD Fire Marshal's Office. A damage estimate is unknown as of this release.
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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Boise Neighborhood - One Person Injured and Two Suspects in Custody

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN PORTLAND'S BOISE NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE PERSON INJURED AND TWO SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 28th, 2017 8:14 PM
On Friday July 28, 2017, at 6:42 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 6900 block of North Haight Avenue on the report of a disturbance with a gunshot heard. While officers responded to the area, another caller to 9-1-1 reported that a gunshot victim arrived at their home in the 6800 block of North Haight Avenue.

Officers arrived and established a perimeter around the area where the suspect was last seen, while additional officers responded to the 6800 block of North Haight Avenue to render assistance to the victim.

Officers located the victim in a home in the 6800 block of North Avenue and applied a tourniquet to. Because the suspect was still at large at the time, an ambulance was staged in a safe area away from the active police investigation. Officers assisted the man to a waiting ambulance at which time he was transported to an area hospital with what is initially being reported as a non-life-threatening injury.


As officers made contact with occupants of the residence in the 6900 block of North Haight Avenue, the suspect surrendered to police. The suspect was taken into custody and a gun was recovered at the location. An additional person was taken into custody in relation to the disturbance.

Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to continue the investigation. There is no danger to the public.


An update will be released when more information is available.
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