Wednesday, July 26, 2017

PF&R Responds to 2nd Alarm Fire on N. Kerby (Photo) ***Update with Cause and Victim ID's***

PF&R RESPONDS TO 2ND ALARM FIRE ON N. KERBY (PHOTO) ***UPDATE WITH CAUSE AND VICTIM ID'S***


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2017 7:47 PM
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***Update 2***

The major portion of the investigation into the cause of the Kerby explosion is complete. Investigators have determined that the explosion occurred when a large concentration of butane came into contact with an ignition source. The concentration of butane was created by the homeowner while he was attempting to produce butane hash oil. The ignition source has not been determined.

The State Medical Examiner has identified the victims as Matthew McCrann and Richard Cisler.

This was a very labor intensive investigation it couldn't have been completed so quickly without the help of our partners representing the ATF, PPB, OSP and Gresham Fire.

***End Update 2***

***Update 1***

Yesterday firefighters found a second victim while searching at the site of the explosion, the person was deceased. The victim who was transported to the hospital yesterday has also died. The identities of the two deceased individuals are not being released at this time. The investigation will continue today, PF&R Investigators will be assisted by Investigators from PPB, Gresham Fire the ATF and OSP.

***End Update 1***

Portland Fire & Rescue responds to it's second 2-Alarm fire in as many days. When fire crews were dispatched to a residential fire (6214 N. Kerby) at 2:29 pm. initial reports stated that there were explosions prior to the fire. Firefighters arrived to find a home that was destroyed by an explosion with neighboring homes damaged and on fire. Incident Commanders quickly called for a more units to respond (2nd Alarm) to limit the damage. One patient was transported to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

This fire presented many challenges for the firefighters. Rapid fire spread, a damaged natural gas line, hot weather, down power lines, and multiple houses affected at the same time. Fire crews continue to search through the debris for any additional victims and investigators are on scene working to determine exactly what happened. This release will be updated as information comes in.
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Couple Assaulted on Poet's Beach on Tuesday Evening -- Suspect at Large

COUPLE ASSAULTED ON POET'S BEACH ON TUESDAY EVENING -- SUSPECT AT LARGE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2017 4:10 PM
On Tuesday July 25, 2017, at 4:47 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Poet's Beach, located on the Willamette River at 2198 Southwest River Parkway, on the report of an assault by a male reported to be hitting a female with a stick.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victims and witnesses, learning that a man attacked a couple using an Asp-like metal baton then fled the area.

Officers learned that a 51-year-old male and 49-year-old female (husband and wife) were walking their dog along the beach and encountered a homeless couple nearby at a tent. The two couples exchanged pleasantries and initially there was not a problem. After nearly two hours, the homeless couple expressed anger that the victim's dog was off-leash, playing in the water. The male suspect went back into their tent and came out with a metal baton and attacked them then fled the area.

Officers spoke with the female at the tent but the male suspect was not located.

The female victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital. The male victim drove to the hospital for treatment. There injuries were not life-threatening.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 6'3" tall, 240 pounds, associated with a white female and a pit bull.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Tony Harris at 503-823-0400.

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Milwaukie Police Need Help Identifying Suspects That Damaged Multiple Vehicles (Photo)

MILWAUKIE POLICE NEED HELP IDENTIFYING SUSPECTS THAT DAMAGED MULTIPLE VEHICLES (PHOTO)


News Release from Milwaukie Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2017 4:05 PM
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Milwaukie Police are looking to identify two suspects accused of damaging multiple cars in the Milwaukie area, near SE Brookside Drive and SE Willow Street. The suspects smashed out windows on three vehicles and spray painted a fourth vehicle, with very distinctive taggings.

Milwaukie Officers located similar spray painted taggings in the parking lot of the Tacoma Park and Ride, located at SE McLoughlin Boulevard and SE Tacoma Street in Portland. Video was later obtained via-TriMet and showed the suspects in action.

The suspects are both white males, possibly in their early twenties. The vehicle is described as a silver Pontiac Vibe minivan (unknown plate and year of vehicle) with a soft luggage/cargo carrier strapped to the top.

If anyone has information about the suspects and/or vehicle, please contact Milwaukie Police.
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UPDATE: Police Still Asking for Your Help Identifying Suspect in Forgery Case (Photo)

UPDATE: POLICE STILL ASKING FOR YOUR HELP IDENTIFYING SUSPECT IN FORGERY CASE (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2017 3:57 PM
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Tualatin Police are still asking for the public's help to identify the female suspect linked to multiple forgery cases spanning the I5 corridor. Our original press release went out on May 1, 2017 and contained two photographs of the suspect. Since that time police have acquired several additional photos of the suspect. Please see attached photos.

Tualatin Police urge anyone with any information that might lead to the identification of the female suspect to please contact the Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4800 and reference case #17-997. People wishing to remain anonymous may also call our tip-line at 503-691-0285.


RELEASE: May 1,2017
Police Need Help Identifying Suspect in Forgery Case

Tualatin Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the female shown in the attached pictures. She is suspected of uttering forged checks at retail establishments as far back as March 2017 in Lane, Linn, Marion, Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4800 and reference case #17-997.

No further information at this time.
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Tacoma Man Crashes Semi Hauling Lumber On I-5, Arrested for DUII - Douglas County (Photo)

TACOMA MAN CRASHES SEMI HAULING LUMBER ON I-5, ARRESTED FOR DUII - DOUGLAS COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2017 3:29 PM
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On July 25, 2017 at about 5PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a crash involving a rolled over truck on Interstate 5 near milepost 90 southbound (Canyon Mountain).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Volvo truck tractor towing a trailer loaded with lumber was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 when it left the roadway. The truck and trailer combination reentered the roadway and rolled over, blocking both southbound lanes of travel.

The driver, Richard A HELLER, age 53, and his passenger Tina M GORRIE, age 46, were not injured (both from Tacoma, Washington). While troopers were conducting the on scene investigation, they arrested HELLER for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Controlled Substance), Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. GORRIE was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

Interstate 5 southbound was closed for two hours while the truck, trailer and lumber were cleared. GORRIE and HELLER were booked into the Douglas County Jail. No further information at this time.
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Watch live, local election results on CVTV channel 23, CVTV.org

WATCH LIVE, LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS ON CVTV CHANNEL 23, CVTV.ORG


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2017 1:53 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) will provide the only live television coverage of local primary election results in Clark County starting at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Viewers can tune to Comcast channel 23 for up-to-the-minute Clark County election results, analysis and commentary. Live streaming CVTV election coverage will also be available to viewers online at www.cvtv.org.

CVTV's election coverage will be hosted by Michael Wilson, senior associate for Westby Associates and former Vancouver City Councilmember, and Kelly Love, public relations and communications consultant for Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. They will also conduct candidate interviews from the Dragonfly Café on the first floor of the Clark County Public Service Center (1300 Franklin St.).

CVTV is the local government, non-commercial cable access channel operated and funded by the City of Vancouver and Clark County, Washington.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five People in Bend

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING FIVE PEOPLE IN BEND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2017 10:52 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on July 26, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m. in the 61600 block of Cedarwood Road in Bend, OR. The fire affected five people, including two adults and three children.
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Pedestrian Struck and Killed On Interstate 5 In Salem - Marion County

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK AND KILLED ON INTERSTATE 5 IN SALEM - MARION COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2017 9:05 AM
On July 25, 2017 at about 10:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a semi-tractor versus pedestrian crash on Interstate 5 at milepost 253 in Salem.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of a Chevy Aveo, Ted SATTER, age 49, of Dallas, was parked on the right shoulder of the highway. For unknown reasons, SATTER walked into the slow lane of the interstate and was struck by a southbound 2015 Freightliner towing two tanker trailers. SATTER was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Freightliner, Andrew RUZANSKI, age 38, of Albany, was not injured

Interstate 5 southbound was reduced to one lane of travel for four hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by Salem Fire, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Dallas Police Department, and the Marion County Medical Examiner.

As this is an ongoing investigation, more information will be released as it becomes available.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - Update - 07/25/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - UPDATE - 07/25/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2017 8:43 AM
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1C 2017-1263

On 07/25/2017 at about 1928 hrs., police responded to the area of SE Coupland Road and NE Cemetery Drive regarding a report about a possibly impaired driver. Officers arrested Kylie M. Voss (19, of Estacada) for DUII, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest and violating her probation. She was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on no bail.
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Federal grant to support Family Treatment Court services to parents, children

FEDERAL GRANT TO SUPPORT FAMILY TREATMENT COURT SERVICES TO PARENTS, CHILDREN


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2017 8:25 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Clark County Superior Court's Family Treatment Court a five-year grant totally nearly $2 million.

The grant will support Family Treatment Court's work, in conjunction with Clark County Community Services, to provide services to adults who have active state child dependency cases and their children. The court program helps promote parents' abstinence from drugs and alcohol; create safe, stable homes for children; reduce the length of time children are in out-of-home placements; and increase family reunification.

The $1.98 million grant will enhance the voluntary program by adding two tailored, evidence-based programs ??' Circle of Security and Celebrating Families ??' that focus on families affected by substance abuse and trauma. Two other new programs will focus on recovery support services, including coaching and mentoring by people who have lived in or have other experience in the child welfare system and reunification and home safety mentoring by trained foster parents.

The grant will be effective in September.

Fifteen families are currently enrolled in Family Treatment Court, and officials expect the program to grow to 35 families by September 2018. The specialty court started in 2006; to date, 93 families have completed the program successfully.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/25/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 07/25/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2017 8:10 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/25/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-1256

On 07/25/2017 at about 0644 hrs., police received a report about possible criminal mischief in the 700 block of N Broadway Street. It was determined that no crime had occurred, and a report was taken.

1C 2017-1262

On 07/25/2017 at about 1757 hrs., police stopped a vehicle near the intersection of NW Wade Street and NW 10th Avenue. The driver was cited for Driving While Suspended, Driving Uninsured and Improper Display of Expired Tags.

SANDY:

18 2017-1259

On 07/25/2017 at about 1259 hrs., police received a report about a motor vehicle crash that had occurred on 07/24/2017 on Highway 26 near 362nd Avenue. A report was taken.

18 2017-1258

On 07/25/2017 at about 1118 hrs., code enforcement ordered a tow for an abandoned vehicle on Weaver Court near Gary Street. A report was taken.

18 2017-1260

On 07/25/2017 at about 1500 hrs., police received a report about theft from a vehicle in the 36000 block of Highway 26. A report was taken.

18 2017-1264

On 07/25/2017 at about 1954 hrs., police responded to the 38000 block of Hood Street regarding a domestic disturbance. A report is pending (CAD).

18 2017-1265

On 07/25/2017 at about 2320 hrs., police responded to the 38000 block of Pioneer Boulevard regarding theft from a business. A report is pending (CAD).
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Don't Commit a Pokémon No

DON'T COMMIT A POKéMON NO


News Release from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2017 7:44 AM
Hillsboro Fire Department appreciates any positive activity that brings members of the community together. With the recent Pokémon Go phone app, local landmarks (called "gyms" in the game) have become hot spots for new activities called "raids". These raids involve players meeting at gyms and banding together to defeat a Pokémon boss for points. This activity in turn has increased the number of visitors to our fire stations.

While participating in these events, please remember not to block emergency apparatus from responding to emergencies and please park in designated areas so you do not interrupt daily fire department business.

The Hillsboro Fire Department reminds everyone to be aware of their surroundings while being immersed in these types of games in order to avoid serious injuries.

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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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Plane Lands on Foster Reservoir and Overturns When Occupants Exit (Photo)

PLANE LANDS ON FOSTER RESERVOIR AND OVERTURNS WHEN OCCUPANTS EXIT (PHOTO)


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 8:09 PM
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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports after further investigation his deputies learned the plane, 1960 Champion fixed wing, was operated by John Andrew McKinney, 57 of Lebanon. McKinney had the pontoon style airplane on the water and was pulling a juvenile female on a tube. Cindy Marie Blondin Witherington, 57 of Sweet Home, was a passenger in the plane.

The plane was moving at a slow speed and was heading to Shae Point to empty water out of the pontoons. The juvenile fell off the tube and McKinney circled around to pick her up. At this point, one of the pontoons filled with water and the plane rolled completely over. No one was injured.

The FAA is not responding to do an investigation as they consider it a boat when it is on the water. The Oregon State Marine Board was contacted along with the Army Corps of Engineers. The Sheriff's Office was initially assisted by the Sweet Home Police and Fire Departments. The airplane has been removed from the water. This investigation is continuing.

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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports at 3:20 p.m., his office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a plane that went down into Foster Reservoir. The caller was able to get the occupants out of the water onto their boat and safely to the shore.

When deputies responded, they learned that the plane has pontoon type landing gear and had intentionally landed on the lake, not crashing. When the three occupants were exiting the plane after landing, it became unbalanced and overturned. None of the occupants were injured.

Deputies are on scene and are currently conducting an investigation. Our office will release more information as it becomes available.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three Adults in Lane County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING THREE ADULTS IN LANE COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 7:56 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on July 25, 2017, at approximately 5 p.m. in the 40000 block of Oregon state highway 58 in Oakridge. The fire affected three people, including three adults and pets.
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: All lanes of OR 58 Willamette Highway are now open in Oakridge, milepost 35. The westbound lanes had been closed this afternoon for firefighting activity.

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Possible Cougar Sighting in Durham Park

POSSIBLE COUGAR SIGHTING IN DURHAM PARK


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 4:42 PM
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Today at approximately 11:45 am, Tualatin Police received a report of a possible cougar sighting at Durham Park. The anonymous caller reported seeing the animal at around 10:00 am on the far end of the north loop of the park. Tualatin officers walked the park trails but were unable to locate the cougar.

Tualatin Police Department echoes the advice of our partners with Tigard Police Department after recent cougar sightings in their area, in that we recommend people remain vigilant and cautious while using parks and trails and refrain from being alone in those areas. If anyone observes a cougar they are urged to call 9-1-1 immediately to report it.

For additional information on cougars in populated areas out go to The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's information page http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/living_with/cougars.asp

No further information at this time.
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Plane Lands on Foster Reservoir and Overturns When Occupants Exit

PLANE LANDS ON FOSTER RESERVOIR AND OVERTURNS WHEN OCCUPANTS EXIT


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 4:41 PM
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports at 3:20 p.m., his office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a plane that went down into Foster Reservoir. The caller was able to get the occupants out of the water onto their boat and safely to the shore.

When deputies responded, they learned that the plane has pontoon type landing gear and had intentionally landed on the lake, not crashing. When the three occupants were exiting the plane after landing, it became unbalanced and overturned. None of the occupants were injured.

Deputies are on scene and are currently conducting an investigation. Our office will release more information as it becomes available.
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Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland

BANK ROBBERY INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 3:23 PM
On Tuesday July 25, 2017, at 2:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Chase Bank branch located inside the Glisan Fred Meyer store at 6615 Northeast Glisan Street on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect used a note to demand money from the teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store towards Glisan Street without incident.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-30s, 6'3" tall, medium build, wearing a gray shirt and baseball cap. No weapons were actually seen by employees.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: In Oakridge, traffic on OR 58 Willamette Highway is moving in both directions in the eastbound lanes. There is a wildfire in town at milepost 35, and travelers are advised to be cautious and avoid the area if possible. Expect delays and possible intermittent road closures. Be aware of fire crews in the area. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 for the latest road conditions.

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Suspect in Two Violent Attacks Arrested and Booked on Several Charges (Photo)

SUSPECT IN TWO VIOLENT ATTACKS ARRESTED AND BOOKED ON SEVERAL CHARGES (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 3:09 PM
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On Tuesday July 25, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives booked 31-year-old Sergio Jose Martinez into the Multnomah County Jail after his arrest Monday evening in connection with a violent attack in the Sullivan's Gulch neighborhood.

Martinez was booked into jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree, and Assault in the Second Degree. Additionally, detectives linked Martinez to an attack reported earlier Monday morning a few blocks away in the Kerns Neighborhood. In connection with that case, Martinez was booked into jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, and Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

Martinez will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court and investigators anticipate additional charges after a grand jury is presented the case.

Martinez was arrested on Monday evening after North Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 2100 block of Northeast Halsey Street involving a male and female in the basement parking garage of a building.

As officers were responding to the area they received additional information that the male suspect (Martinez) was armed with a knife and that he assaulted a female.

Officers arrived in the area, located the victim and Martinez who ran from police. Based on the information received and observations of the officers, officers chased Martinez on foot through the neighborhood and several residences before capturing him in a neighborhood apartment.

The victim and Martinez were transported to Portland hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries. Martinez was released earlier today and transported to jail.

Earlier on Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Northeast Irving Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 65-year-old female victim who told police that a stranger broke in to her residence, physically and sexually assaulted her, and stole her car.

The victim's vehicle was a silver 2012 Toyota Prius with Oregon license plates 9-S-9-5-9-9. It was later located in the area of Southeast 99th Avenue and Stark Street.

Anyone with information about Martinez is asked to contact Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-0400, todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: A wildfire has closed OR 58 Willamette Highway in both directions just west of Oakridge at milepost 35. Westbound traffic is being stopped in town. There is no local detour. Travelers are advised to avoid the area and take alternate routes. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 for the latest road conditions.

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Cowlitz Sheriff invites public to honor fallen K9 "Fritz". Procession on Thursday 27th at 3: 30 p.m. (Photo)

COWLITZ SHERIFF INVITES PUBLIC TO HONOR FALLEN K9 "FRITZ". PROCESSION ON THURSDAY 27TH AT 3: 30 P.M. (PHOTO)


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 1:51 PM
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Cowlitz County, WA. Sheriff Mark Nelson announces the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office memorial recognition of K9 "Fritz" by procession. Deputy K9 Fritz ashes will be transported to a brief law enforcement memorial by his handler, Deputy Brent Harris this Thursday, July 27th . The small procession of marked Sheriff's Office patrol cars will begin in the Vancouver area and travel north on I-5 to Tennant way, then North on 3rd Avenue. The procession will travel past the Hall of Justice main entrance at approximately 3:30 p.m. (on the river side of the building) before ending at its destination in Kelso. The public is invited to the Hall of Justice, located at 312 SW 1st Ave, in Kelso to observe the procession and pay their respects. People who wish to see the procession should stand on the sidewalk on the river side of the Hall of Justice as the procession will drive along the roadway next to the building or observe the procession anywhere along 3rd avenue between Tennant way and the Hall of Justice. There is public parking on the South, North and East sides of the Hall of Justice. The Sheriff's Office will recognize Fritz's service at a short ceremony later in the day that is open to local Law Enforcement Officers.

Previous Media release below ---------------------

Cowlitz County: Please see the Media Release and picture/poster about the unexpected passing of K9 Fritz. Fritz was a very active K9 but became ill over the past 3 days and the decision had to be made to put him down. Please help us share this loss with our community.
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FBI Media Advisory: Military Recruiting Event on Wednesday, July 26th (Photo)

FBI MEDIA ADVISORY: MILITARY RECRUITING EVENT ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH (PHOTO)


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 1:24 PM
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The Portland Division is holding a special recruiting event for active duty military members, reservists, National Guard members and veterans on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, to mark the 109th anniversary of the FBI's founding. Currently, more than 120 interested applicants have registered.

** Media wishing to attend the event must pre-register no later than 3 pm on Wednesday. Contact Beth Anne Steele at elizabeth.steele@ic.fbi.gov. **

Schedule:

5 - 6:30 pm - Participants will be able to talk one-on-one with a number of veterans who are already on duty with the FBI and explore some of our specialty teams.

6:30 - 8 pm - Participants will learn about the FBI hiring process and requirements; explore miilitary-specific hiring options; and hear from a panel of current & former military members who are FBI employees.

Background:
Service to your country doesn't have to stop when your military tour of duty is complete. The FBI is looking to hire active duty military members who are close to separation or retirement, as well as reservists, National Guard members, and veterans. Why join the FBI ranks? Through your current or previous service to our country, you have shown that you share our commitment to keeping our country and our communities safe. You share our core values of leadership, respect, integrity, and fairness. You understand what it means to act with fairness, to be accountable, and to honor diversity. The FBI will give you the chance to take the skills you've developed and the values you hold in a new and challenging direction.

For more information on employment with the FBI, go to www.fbijobs.gov

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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Romance Frauds

FBI TECH TUESDAY: BUILDING A DIGITAL DEFENSE AGAINST ROMANCE FRAUDS


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 10:59 AM
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Welcome to the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment. This week: building a digital defense against romance frauds.

For some people, looking for love online can bring a lifetime of roses and long walks on the beach. But for others, the seemingly perfect boyfriend ends up being perfectly horrible.

Anyone can fall victim to this scammer, but most commonly he is going to target women over 40 who are widowed, divorced or disabled. It usually starts with an innocent-enough-sounding contact online. He's likely been watching your social media accounts or gleaned info out of an online dating profile. Amazingly, he likes what you like -- whether that's books, music, sports or whatever. Over time, he starts communicating with you by email or text. He starts calling, and you have long conversations about your life, your future, your love.

And then comes the kicker -- he asks you for money. It may take weeks or months to get to this point -- but just know that he needs the money desperately. He needs it to finish a job so he can come see you. He needs to buy a plane ticket. He is in the military and getting ready to retire or relocate, but he needs cash for moving expenses. Business partners are trying to steal his company, and he must hire a lawyer. There's always some urgent need -- and then another and another. He promises to pay you back soon, but he never does.

Sometimes he is traveling overseas and can't cash a check. He will send it to you to ask you to cash it and wire the money back to him. Maybe the check is bogus -- or illegal proceeds that you have now laundered for him.

It's hard to give up on the love of your life and the future he promised you, but this fraudster won't stop until you do. So what are some warning signs to watch for? Be wary if:

* He presses you to leave a dating website where you met to communicate solely through email or instant messaging.

* He sends you a photo that looks like a glamour shot out of a magazine.

* He professes love quickly.

* He claims to be working and living far away -- whether that's on the other side of the country or overseas.

* Makes plans to visit you but then always has to cancel because of some emergency.

* He asks for money or your help moving money.

Bottom line: never ever send money to someone you met online. The chance that you will ever get your money back is almost zero. Whether you lose just a few thousand dollars or your entire retirement account -- the results can be devastating.

Online dating can lead to life-long relationships, but go into it with your eyes open and make sure to use and dating websites with nationally-known reputations.

If you have been victimized by this scam or any other online scam, report your suspicious contacts to the FBI. You can file an online report at the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your FBI local office.
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Aug. 7 deadline for property assessment appeals to Board of Equalization

AUG. 7 DEADLINE FOR PROPERTY ASSESSMENT APPEALS TO BOARD OF EQUALIZATION


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 10:32 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - Taxpayers who question the 2017 assessed value of their property have until Monday, Aug. 7, to appeal to the county Board of Equalization. A Notice of Value was mailed to each Clark County property owner in early June.

Appealing the assessed value of property is free and a legal right under RCW 84.40.038 and WAC 458-14-056.

People wanting to file an appeal can go to https://www.clark.wa.gov/general-services/board-of-equalization to find detailed information about the appeal process, the appeal form and tips on how to appeal. Applicants also can get a form by calling the board's office at 360.397.2337 or emailing BOE@clark.wa.gov.

Appeals must be received by the Board of Equalization office by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7. The appeal form and supporting documentation can be submitted at the Board of Equalization office, 1300 Franklin St., Suite 650, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The documents also can be mailed to Board of Equalization, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000, but must be postmarked no later than Aug. 7. They also can be faxed to 360.397.6162.

The three-member Board of Equalization assists in the administration of property valuation used for tax purposes, providing an impartial forum for property owners. The citizen board is an independent body organized to process and hear appeals of various determinations made by the Assessor's Office, including changes to real and personal property values, forest land classification determinations and claims for exemptions. Hearings are held on an individual basis.
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Wilsonville Water Main Break Creates Rust-Colored Water, Still Safe to Use

WILSONVILLE WATER MAIN BREAK CREATES RUST-COLORED WATER, STILL SAFE TO USE


News Release from City of Wilsonville
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 9:32 AM
The City of Wilsonville responded to a fire-system water-main pipeline break on private property near the intersection of Boberg Rd. and Barber St. on the night of Monday, July 24, which resulted in a limited area in the vicinity of the rupture receiving discolored water.

The water is safe to use and drink; residents and businesses that notice a rust-colored hue to the water should run the cold water for a few minutes to clear-out discolored water. Residents should verify that the water runs clear before doing laundry, as discolored water may stain light-colored clothing.

Due to the amount of water moving through the pipe during the break, iron deposits are knocked loose from the walls of the water pipelines. The loosened iron deposits provide a brownish-hue to the water, but the water is still safe for consumption.
For more information, contact the City of Wilsonville Public Works Department at 503-682-4092.
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Laser Strike on Police Aircraft Results in Seizure of Laser Pointer from Child (Photo)

LASER STRIKE ON POLICE AIRCRAFT RESULTS IN SEIZURE OF LASER POINTER FROM CHILD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 9:24 AM
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On Monday July 24, 2017, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit reported receiving numerous laser strikes from the area of Southeast 90th Place and Victor Lane. The Air Support Unit was flying patrol support at the time of the laser strikes.

Officers responded to the area and determined that a 12-year-old child, playing with a laser pointer, was responsible for the strike. The officers contacted the child and family and explained the danger of pointing a laser at aircraft. The laser pointer was placed into evidence and the police reports were forwarded to the Multnomah County Juvenile Court.

Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety concern for pilots and is a violation of law.

To learn more about the Federal Aviation Administration's Laser Safety Initiative, including laser hazards and effects, please visit https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/lasers/

To learn more about the Air Support Unit, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/250326

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Watch Seattle Seafair Events on CVTV Channel 21, CVTV.org

WATCH SEATTLE SEAFAIR EVENTS ON CVTV CHANNEL 21, CVTV.ORG


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 9:14 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) will air KIRO television coverage of Seattle Seafair events locally on CVTV Cable Channel 21 and online at www.cvtv.org.

KIRO television, the CBS affiliate in Seattle, will provide live coverage of the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 29, and a recap of the Albert Lee Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Races 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.

Clark/Vancouver Television is the local government, non-commercial cable access channel operated and funded by the City of Vancouver and Clark County, Washington.

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PF&R Responds to 2nd Alarm Fire on N. Kerby (Photo) ***Update***

PF&R RESPONDS TO 2ND ALARM FIRE ON N. KERBY (PHOTO) ***UPDATE***


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 9:12 AM
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***Update 1***

Yesterday firefighters found a second victim while searching at the site of the explosion, the person was deceased. The victim who was transported to the hospital yesterday has also died. The identities of the two deceased individuals are not being released at this time. The investigation will continue today, PF&R Investigators will be assisted by Investigators from PPB, Gresham Fire the ATF and OSP.

***End Update 1***

Portland Fire & Rescue responds to it's second 2-Alarm fire in as many days. When fire crews were dispatched to a residential fire (6214 N. Kerby) at 2:29 pm. initial reports stated that there were explosions prior to the fire. Firefighters arrived to find a home that was destroyed by an explosion with neighboring homes damaged and on fire. Incident Commanders quickly called for a more units to respond (2nd Alarm) to limit the damage. One patient was transported to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

This fire presented many challenges for the firefighters. Rapid fire spread, a damaged natural gas line, hot weather, down power lines, and multiple houses affected at the same time. Fire crews continue to search through the debris for any additional victims and investigators are on scene working to determine exactly what happened. This release will be updated as information comes in.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/24/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 07/24/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 8:14 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 07/24/2017

ESTACADA:

There were no new reportable crimes in Estacada for yesterday. Woo hoo!

SANDY:

18 2017-1252

On 07/24/2017 at about 1351 hrs., police received a report about a hit & run motor vehicle crash that had occurred on 07/21/2017 in the 36000 block of Highway 26. A report was taken.

18 2017-1255

On 07/24/2017 at about 2311 hrs., a citizen walked in to the Sandy Police Department to report a potential juvenile abuse problem occurring in another jurisdiction. A report was taken and will be referred to appropriate police and child protective agencies.
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Update: Linn County Deputies Investigate Deceased Male Found In Vehicle

UPDATE: LINN COUNTY DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE DECEASED MALE FOUND IN VEHICLE


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 25th, 2017 7:52 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that a male found deceased in his vehicle on Hwy. 20, east of Sweet Home, has been identified as Francis Edmund Poletti, 48, of Seattle WA. Yesterday, at 11:10 a.m., Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Center received a call from a passing motorist that discovered a deceased male in a vehicle. The vehicle was located on Hwy. 20 near mile post 45.

Deputies responded and through their investigation determined that Poletti died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A suicide note was found in the vehicle.



Original release is listed below:

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 11:10 a.m., his office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a male was found deceased in a vehicle located on Hwy. 20, east of Sweet Home.

Deputies are on scene and are currently conducting an investigation. Our office will release more information as it becomes available.
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Red Cross Responds to Explosion Affecting 12 people in N. Portland

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO EXPLOSION AFFECTING 12 PEOPLE IN N. PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 10:29 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to an explosion and subsequent fire disaster today, July 24, 2017 in the 6000 block of N. Kerby Ave. The fire affected 12 people. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected including, 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.
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UPDATE: Stranger Burglarizes Residence, Sexually Assaults Victim, Steals Car in Northeast Portland #Alert

UPDATE: STRANGER BURGLARIZES RESIDENCE, SEXUALLY ASSAULTS VICTIM, STEALS CAR IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND #ALERT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 10:00 PM
The victim's stolen vehicle was recovered tonight in the area of Southeast 99th Avenue and Stark Street. The suspect has not been located.

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On Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Northeast Irving Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 65-year-old female victim who told police that a stranger broke in to her residence, physically and sexually assaulted her, and stole her car.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5'9" tall, tattoos on his chest and arms, goatee, wearing only jeans.

The victim's vehicle is a silver 2012 Toyota Prius with Oregon license plates 9-S-9-5-9-9.

Anyone seeing the victim's vehicle is asked not to approach it and to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-0400, todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Suspect Arrested After Attacking Female, Running from Police in Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood

SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER ATTACKING FEMALE, RUNNING FROM POLICE IN SULLIVAN'S GULCH NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 9:53 PM
On Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:57 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 2100 block of Northeast Halsey Street involving a male and female in the basement parking garage of a building.

As officers were responding to the area they received additional information that the male suspect was armed with a knife and that he assaulted a female.

Officers arrived in the area, located the victim and the suspect who ran from police. Based on the information received and observations of the officers, officers chased the suspect on foot through the neighborhood and several residences before capturing him in a neighborhood apartment.

The victim and suspect were transported to Portland hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.

There is no public risk as a result of this arrest and detectives are continuing the investigation into this incident.

No additional updates are expected until Tuesday morning.

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PF&R responds to 2nd Alarm fire in North Portland (Photo)

PF&R RESPONDS TO 2ND ALARM FIRE IN NORTH PORTLAND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 7:20 PM
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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to it's second 2-Alarm fire in as many days. When fire crews were dispatched to a residential fire (6214 N. Kerby) at 2:29 pm. initial reports stated that there were explosions prior to the fire. Firefighters arrived to find a home that was destroyed by an explosion with neighboring homes damaged and on fire. Incident Commanders quickly called for a more units to respond (2nd Alarm) to limit the damage. One patient was transported to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

This fire presented many challenges for the firefighters. Rapid fire spread, a damaged natural gas line, hot weather, down power lines, and multiple houses affected at the same time. Fire crews continue to search through the debris for any additional victims and investigators are on scene working to determine exactly what happened. This release will be updated as information comes in.
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Serious injury crash south of Redmond injures three. (Deschutes County) (Photo)

SERIOUS INJURY CRASH SOUTH OF REDMOND INJURES THREE. (DESCHUTES COUNTY) (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 5:56 PM
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On July 24, 2017 at about 12:10 pm, Troopers from the Bend Area Command of the Oregon State Police responded to a three vehicle crash on Highway 97 just south of Redmond near milepost 128.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe being operated by David Nixon, age 80, from Redmond, turned northbound onto Highway 97, from Gift Road and pulled into the travel path of a southbound 2014 Infiniti Q50 being operated by Sondra Vaughn, age 67, also from Redmond. After the Infiniti collided into the Hyundai it crossed into the northbound lanes and struck a 1990 International dump truck being operated by Timothy Duggan, age 55, of Bend.

David Nixon and his female passenger Bonnie Nixon were transported from the crash with minor injuries via ground ambulance to the Saint Charles Hospital in Redmond. Sondra Vaughn was transported via air ambulance, with serious injuries, to the Saint Charles Hospital in Bend.

The Oregon State Police were assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Redmond Fire Department and the Deschutes County Fire Department.
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Central Point Man Killed In Highway 140 Crash - Klamath County (Photo)

CENTRAL POINT MAN KILLED IN HIGHWAY 140 CRASH - KLAMATH COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 4:43 PM
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On July 23, 2017 at about 10PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 140W near milepost 58 (west of the Running Y Ranch).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1996 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling eastbound on Highway 140W when it attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing area. The Chevrolet was unable to complete the pass and collided head-on with a westbound 1994 Ford motorhome. Both vehicles came to rest in the highway.

Upon emergency crews arriving at the scene, they discovered the driver of the Chevrolet, Wally M LARSON, age 79, of Central Point, was deceased. The driver of the motorhome, Kimball L ROUNDY, age 38, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and his three passengers received minor injuries and were transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center for treatment.

A witness told troopers the Chevrolet had been driving recklessly prior to the crash. Highway 140 was closed for about 4 hours. OSP was assisted by the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and Klamath County Fire.

This is an active investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.
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CORRECTION: Stranger Burglarizes Residence, Sexually Assaults Victim, Steals Car in Northeast Portland #Alert

CORRECTION: STRANGER BURGLARIZES RESIDENCE, SEXUALLY ASSAULTS VICTIM, STEALS CAR IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND #ALERT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 4:08 PM
On Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Northeast Irving Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 65-year-old female victim who told police that a stranger broke in to her residence, physically and sexually assaulted her, and stole her car.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5'9" tall, tattoos on his chest and arms, goatee, wearing only jeans.

The victim's vehicle is a silver 2012 Toyota Prius with Oregon license plates 9-S-9-5-9-9.

Anyone seeing the victim's vehicle is asked not to approach it and to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-0400, todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-84 is now open in eastern Oregon. The EASTBOUND freeway was closed between La Grande and Ontario due to a truck crash near MP 344. Check Tripcheck.com for update conditions. UPDATE

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Newport Man Killed In Highway 20 Crash Near Newport - Lincoln County (Photo)

NEWPORT MAN KILLED IN HIGHWAY 20 CRASH NEAR NEWPORT - LINCOLN COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 3:51 PM
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On July 24, 2017 at about 8AM, OSP Troopers, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and other emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 20 near MP 10 (at Pioneer Trail, east of Newport).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Nissan Titan pickup operated by Andrew BEAUCHAMP, age 33, of Newport, was traveling westbound on Highway 20 when the vehicle drove off the westbound shoulder and struck a guard rail. The Nissan went airborne and struck a tree, causing BEAUCHAMP to be ejected. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Speed is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash. It is also believed BEAUCHAMP was not wearing a safety belt.

Highway 20 was completely closed for a short period of time. The westbound lane was closed for several hours during the investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.
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Stranger Burglarizes Residence, Sexually Assaults Victim, Steals Car in Northwest Portland #Alert

STRANGER BURGLARIZES RESIDENCE, SEXUALLY ASSAULTS VICTIM, STEALS CAR IN NORTHWEST PORTLAND #ALERT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 3:50 PM
On Monday July 24, 2017, at 6:11 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Northeast Irving Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the 65-year-old female victim who told police that a stranger broke in to her residence, physically and sexually assaulted her, and stole her car.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5'9" tall, tattoos on his chest and arms, goatee, wearing only jeans.

The victim's vehicle is a silver 2012 Toyota Prius with Oregon license plates 9-S-9-5-9-9.

Anyone seeing the victim's vehicle is asked not to approach it and to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-0400, todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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: July 24th, 2017 2:07 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 and seeks public comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive(s).

This directive in 2nd Universal Review will remain posted with comments collected from Monday, July 24, 2017, through Monday, August 7, 2017.

* 338.00, Discipline Guide

Community members are encouraged to read this Directive at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US97 now moving in all lanes north of Bend.

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Linn County Deputies Investigate Deceased Male Found

LINN COUNTY DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE DECEASED MALE FOUND


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 1:29 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 11:10 a.m., his office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a male was found deceased in a vehicle located on Hwy. 20, east of Sweet Home.

Deputies are on scene and are currently conducting an investigation. Our office will release more information as it becomes available.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US97 now moving via both S-bound lanes, one each direction. Residual congestion remains.

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Triangle Lake Round Barn Listed in National Register of Historic Places (Photo)

TRIANGLE LAKE ROUND BARN LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 1:00 PM
Downloadable file: National Register nomination
Downloadable file: Triangle Lake Round Barn
Downloadable file: Press Release
John P. Sumich completed construction of the round barn in 1949, three years after construction began in 1946. Sumich's use of concrete blocks and other locally sourced materials represents a creative interpretation of the round barn type that has been used in the United States beginning in the 1800's into the early 20th century, when it became popularized by agricultural schools for its efficiency. The historic building is a unique vernacular expression of a round dairy barn type that was popularized in the 1910s and 1920s for its reputation for enhancing farm practice efficiency and improving sanitary conditions. While it is unclear exactly where Sumich saw the original design that inspired him, there was no similar round barn construction in Oregon. The barn is eligible under National Register Criterion C for architecture as a local example of a vernacular round dairy barn type. During this time in Lane County, dairying and creameries continued to develop as a major industry. The Lake Creek Valley, where the barn is located, was also a thriving timber community with several sawmills, shingle mills, and the churches, schools, post offices and general stores that supported the population in this time frame. The round barn was and remains a landmark in the community.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in February 2017. The Triangle Lake Round barn is among the 135 properties in Lane County that are individually listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).
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Jacob Clearwater Farmhouse listed in National Register of Historic Places (Photo)

JACOB CLEARWATER FARMHOUSE LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 12:57 PM
Downloadable file: National Register nomination
Downloadable file: Jacob Clearwater Farmhouse
Downloadable file: Press Release
The 1874 Jacob and Missouri Benner Clearwater House is locally significant under National Register Criterion C, in the area of architecture. The Clearwater family, including sons Jacob and James, participated in the western migration of the mid-to-late 1800s to Oregon, traveling the Oregon Trail, like so many before them. The family settled on 320 acres outside of Springfield, Oregon, along the Middle Fork of the Willamette River in the Willamette Valley, in 1865. They proceeded to clear the land and begin farming the land on which the Jacob Clearwater Farmhouse is still located. Jacob married Missouri Benner in 1888 and the couple and their family resided at this location, engaging in row crop cultivation, dairy and beef cattle ranching, and hop farming. Prior to his marriage, Jacob and his father constructed the house known as the Jacob and Missouri Benner Clearwater Farmhouse today. The house is an excellent, rural example of the Gothic Revival style in Lane County. It is one of only four previously identified, remaining single-family residences built before 1874 in Springfield. Although the style and type were once relatively common, the Clearwater Farmhouse is the only example of the centered gable subtype of the Gothic Revival style extant in Springfield today. The house retains good integrity, and clearly conveys its historic significance, evident in its appearance and style, including its massing, materials, and overall design.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in February 2017. The Clearwater Farmhouse is among the eight properties in Springfield that are individually listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).
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Portland Sanitarium Nurses' Quarters listed in National Register of Historic Places (Photo)

PORTLAND SANITARIUM NURSES' QUARTERS LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 12:53 PM
Downloadable file: National Register nomination
Downloadable file: Portland Sanitarium Nurses' Quarters
Downloadable file: News Release
The Nurses' Quarters served the student nurses and full-time nurses of the Portland Sanitarium, a hospital operated by the Seventh Day Adventists. The building is emblematic of the changing position of nursing as an educational field and profession. During the early- and mid-twentieth century, the health care industry was evolving. As the methods of treatment changed, so too did the means of educating medical professionals. At this time nursing education shifted from an apprenticeship-like training regime with long hours of hands-on hospital work to a pre-professional curriculum paired with shifts at the hospital. Improvements and changing features of Nurses' Quarters were parallel to the changes in nursing education and professional nursing, creating less of a room-and-board arrangement and more of a round-the-clock studying and on-call hospital work setting.

The Portland Sanitarium Nurses' Quarters is locally significant and eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for its association with Health/Medicine. This building was designated a historic landmark by the City of Portland on September 25, 2016.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in February 2017. The Portland Sanitarium Nurses' Quarters is among the 596 properties in Portland that are individually listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).
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The Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita is one of Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo)

THE PINE GROVE COMMUNITY HOUSE IN MANZANITA IS ONE OF OREGON'S LATEST ENTRIES IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 24th, 2017 12:50 PM
Downloadable file: Pine Grove Community House
Downloadable file: National Register nomination
Downloadable file: Press Release
Built in 1933, the Pine Grove Community House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for the building's association with the founding of the City of Manzanita and its local government, establishment of community social events, and the gradual evolution of the town to a full-fledged community and center for coastal recreation. Pine Grove represents the first tangible civic project of the first residents of Manzanita who, with no early municipal government, formed their own community group to address the needs and management of their small town. In the absence of more formal, city-run facilities, the Pine Grove Community House served as Manzanita's first City Hall and library. Pine Grove not only functioned as Manzanita's early central government, but hosted meetings resulting in the formation of the first fire and police departments. The Pine Grove Community House has grown with the City of Manzanita and served many functions that are now carried on in different facilities, but it was at the Pine Grove that all of these activities began and flourished sufficiently to create the need for expansion beyond the building in which they began. Among the founders was Ben S. Lane, who would later serve the City of Manzanita as its first mayor and serving the City in that capacity for thirteen years. Lane's wife, Johanna Lane, brought a love for reading and community service that made the Lanes a formidable couple. The Pine Grove Community House tells part of the story of coastal recreation towns and the settlement of the Oregon Coast, including the transition from mere vacation destination to a formal community and eventual municipality.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in February 2017. The Pine Grove Community House is among the nine properties in Manzanita that are individually listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).
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