Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Swat Standoff with Barricaded Suspect

SWAT STANDOFF WITH BARRICADED SUSPECT


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 9:12 PM
UPDATE: Suspect taken into custody 2040 Hrs. SCHLOSSER, Uriah K. DOB 08/27/1986 booked at CCSO jail on a Multnomah County Felony arrest warrant and new charges of Domestic Violence Breaking and Entering. No injuries.

Swat Standoff with Barricaded Suspect
Sheriff's deputies responded to an unwanted subject this afternoon just after 4:30 PM at a residence 6814 NE 119th Street. The homeowners reported that their 30 year old son that does not reside at their home had arrived there and was told he wasn't welcome and asked to leave. The son broke into the home through a secured patio door shattering the glass. The parents fled in fear. It was discovered that the son has an outstanding felony arrest warrant. No one else is in the residence. Attempts to have the suspect leave the residence and surrender have been unsuccessful. SWAT and Crisis Negotiators' are on scene. NE 119th Street is closed 50th Ave east to 72nd Ave.
No further information is being released at this time. On scene personnel are requesting that media helicopters are interfering with their ability to hear please back off.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US26 east of Prineville extremely congested due to vehicles arriving for event. Backup estimated at 14 miles, but traffic is moving. Law enforcement and ODOT on hand to facilitate movement. Motorists urged to exercise good judgement.

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Swat Standoff with Barricaded Suspect

SWAT STANDOFF WITH BARRICADED SUSPECT


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 6:26 PM
Swat Standoff with Barricaded Suspect
Sheriff's deputies responded to an unwanted subject this afternoon just after 4:30 PM at a residence 6814 NE 119th Street. The homeowners reported that their 30 year old son that does not reside at their home had arrived there and was told he wasn't welcome and asked to leave. The son broke into the home through a secured patio door shattering the glass. The parents fled in fear. It was discovered that the son has an outstanding felony arrest warrant. No one else is in the residence. Attempts to have the suspect leave the residence and surrender have been unsuccessful. SWAT and Crisis Negotiators' are on scene. NE 119th Street is closed 50th Ave east to 72nd Ave.
No further information is being released at this time. On scene personnel are requesting that media helicopters are interfering with their ability to hear please back off.
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Deputies Arrest 65 Impaired Drivers During July, Enhanced Patrols Continue Through Labor Day Weekend

DEPUTIES ARREST 65 IMPAIRED DRIVERS DURING JULY, ENHANCED PATROLS CONTINUE THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND


News Release from Washington County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 5:10 PM
The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and through grant funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), provided enhanced DUII patrols during the month of July. In total, deputies arrested 65 impaired drivers during that month.

Deputies will continue extra patrols during the month of August and will provide special attention to the Labor Day holiday. These extra patrols are designed to reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads and to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal traffic crashes. Drivers who drive impaired are a leading cause of traffic deaths.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office encourages the public to drink responsibly, plan ahead, and have a designated driver or alternate method of transportation. Driving impaired is a choice- please do your part to keep our roads safer and make a difference this Labor Day holiday.
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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office invites teens to 'Drive with a Cop' Oct. 21 (Photo)

CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVITES TEENS TO 'DRIVE WITH A COP' OCT. 21 (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 3:57 PM
Downloadable file: DriveWithACopTitleCard.jpg
DRIVE WITH A COP VIDEO PROMO:
- Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/czh510a4ilbw1h1/DriveWithACopPromo.mp4?dl=0
- YouTube: https://youtu.be/AbdE5XOubW8
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/385638251522068/videos/1483178968434652/

Registration is now open for the third annual "Drive with a Cop," scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Portland International Raceway (1940 N. Victory Blvd., Portland).

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office developed "Drive with a Cop" to help save lives on the road.

"I believe we are really making a difference in the lives of kids," said Sheriff Craig Roberts. "Our goal is to help empower teens to make good decisions on the road."

"Drive with a Cop" is scheduled during National Teen Driver Safety Week. The event pairs teen drivers with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies -- as well as law enforcement officers from across the state who are trained driving instructors -- for a day of training behind the wheel and in the classroom.

Car crashes are the number one killer of young people nationwide.

"It's amazing to try and prevent some of these car crashes from happening in the future," said Sgt. Brad O'Neil. "They are quite devastating not only to the people involved but to the families, witnesses, and officers who respond to these."

At "Drive with a Cop," teens learn about the dangers of distracted driving, speeding, and how being impaired by drugs and alcohol impacts decision making behind the wheel. Participants wear "impaired goggles" that simulate the experience of driving drunk or high to demonstrate the dangers of driving while under the influence.

Teens also hear from several speakers impacted by teen car crashes, including Carrie Higgins who lost her 17-year old daughter Maddi in a high speed car crash on Pete's Mountain Road on June 8, 2014.

"If we can save just one life, if someone comes out with just a little something it will be worth it," said Carrie Higgins.

"Drive with a Cop" is made possible through a partnership with Oregon Impact, an organization providing educational experiences to end impaired and distracted driving, along with a generous grant from State Farm.

To register for "Drive with a Cop," go to the website at http://www.drivewithacop.com.

"Drive with a Cop" is free and open to the first 100 people to register. You must be at least 16 years old and have a driver's license and insurance to participate. Sign up now, as spots fill up quickly.

For additional information please contact Event Coordinator Kim Lippert at 503-785-5016 or klippert@clackamas.us.

A promo video is linked (in several formats) above, and a promotional flyer is attached.

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***Update #2 ** Audubon Society Offers Additional Reward Money for Illegal Killing of Bald Eagle -Washington County

***UPDATE #2 ** AUDUBON SOCIETY OFFERS ADDITIONAL REWARD MONEY FOR ILLEGAL KILLING OF BALD EAGLE -WASHINGTON COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 3:48 PM
*** Update #2
The Audubon Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of a Bald Eagle on or around June 27th 2017. This is in addition to a $1,000 reward offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Yamhill Chapter, a $1,000 reward offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Tualatin Valley Chapter, and $1,000 reward offered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Oregon State Police ask that anyone with information about the case contact:
Senior Trooper Mike VanRenterghem at 1-800-452-7888 or the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 503-682-6131.

Below are the previous releases from the Oregon State Police related to this case:

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**** UPDATE PHOTO ADDED **** OSP SEEKING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING WITNESSES TO BALD EAGLE - WASHINGTON COUNTY (PHOTO)

News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2017 5:16 PM
Downloadable file: IMG958265.jpg

On June 28, 2017 at about 10:15 AM, Oregon State Police responded to the area of Old Highway 47 and Looking Glass Drive, which is north of the town of Gaston, for a report of an injured Bald Eagle. The injured Bald Eagle was initially reported last week, but was able to fly away and could not be captured. This morning, Oregon State Police located the injured Bald Eagle after following it through thick brush, a knee deep swampy marsh area and a short distance through a field before it was finally captured. The injured Bald Eagle was taken to the Audubon Society where it was evaluated and determined that its injury was likely caused by a gunshot wound.

Oregon State Police and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are asking the public for any information that may lead to a person(s) involved in this incident. Please refer calls for this case to Senior Trooper Mike VanRenterghem or Trooper Tayler Jerome at phone number 1-800-452-7888(Case Number SP17221814) or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services at 503 682-6131
Contact Info:

Sergeant Yvette Shephard
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Police

Media Email: OSPPIO@state.or.us
Media Phone (Cell) 541-419-8843

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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Death Investigation- Grand Ronde- ** Update #2 on Investigation Status *** (Photo)

DEATH INVESTIGATION- GRAND RONDE- ** UPDATE #2 ON INVESTIGATION STATUS *** (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 3:40 PM
Downloadable file: [NCIC]29851981LEMSlsbo1502839292018.jpg
***UPDATE #2***
Based on the investigation conducted the information the Oregon State Police received Dayleen Crowder's death showed no evidence of foul play. The Oregon State Police is continuing to ask anyone who had seen or spoken to Crowder since the end of July to call the Northern Command Center at the below listed number.
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***Update#1***

On August 15, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency workers responded to report of a deceased female off highway 18 near the exit 25 overpass (Fort Hill). The female has been identified as Dayleen Kay Crowder (age 52) from Grand Ronde.

Crowder's last known residence was in Grand Ronde at the end of July. The Oregon State Police is asking anyone who might have information or who had seen Crowder after the end of July to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center. Please call (800) 452-7888 and refer to case number SP17-292529. Detective Moisan is the lead detective on the case.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Polk County Sheriff's Office, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, Polk County Animal Control, and Polk County District Attorney's Office.

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The Oregon State Police and local Polk County agencies are conducting a death investigation off highway 18 near milepost 25 (Fort Hill area). The overpass 25 is closed at this time to help investigtors. There is no known threat to public safety. We will release information as it becomes available.

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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: August 16th, 2017 3:39 PM
Downloadable file: Policy Manual
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.

This directive is in 1st Universal Review and will remain posted with comments collected from Wednesday, August 16, 2017, through Thursday, September 14, 2017.

* 850.20 Police Response to Mental Health Crisis

Community members are encouraged to read this Directive at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/73677 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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Campfires prohibited in Oregon State Parks and on beaches

CAMPFIRES PROHIBITED IN OREGON STATE PARKS AND ON BEACHES


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 2:30 PM
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires and open flames in Oregon State Parks and other properties owned and managed by the department beginning Aug. 16 until further notice. These restrictions extend to all Oregon beaches. Charcoal briquettes, tiki-style torches and candles are also prohibited until further notice. Only fuel sources that can be turned off instantly, such as propane stoves, will be allowed. Some parks will also allow propane fire pits; campers are advised to check directly with the park.

"Most state parks are already under a fire restriction due to hot, dry conditions," said MG Devereux, OPRD Deputy Director. "We are expanding these restrictions to prevent any unintentional fires in state parks that would add an unnecessary burden to firefighting efforts."

"We understand this is an inconvenience for campers, especially those who might not see an immediate local need for fire restrictions. We appreciate your patience and understanding," Devereux added.

Fireworks are also prohibited year-round in Oregon state parks and on beaches.

The ban will remain in effect through the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and will be reevaluated based on fire status, weather and guidance from state and local fire officials. Visitors planning a trip should check with park staff for the most current information. Information will also be posted at oregonstateparks.org, or call the state parks information line at 800-551-6949.
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Cowlitz Sheriff releases photos of theft suspects, seeks public help in ID (Photo)

COWLITZ SHERIFF RELEASES PHOTOS OF THEFT SUSPECTS, SEEKS PUBLIC HELP IN ID (PHOTO)


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 2:12 PM
Downloadable file: suspect 3
Downloadable file: Suspect 2
Downloadable file: Suspect 1
Downloadable file: Release doc
Cowlitz Sheriff:

Case Number: A17-2469 Date: August 15, 2017

Cowlitz County: I am seeking assistance in identifying the above pictured individuals related to a theft case. Probable cause does not exist at this time. Callers are encouraged to call Deputy Stumph at the Sheriff's Office at 360-577-3092. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can use their smart phones and text a tip using the TIP411 APP with the message ATTN to the Cowlitz Sheriff's Office.

Copies of 3 suspects attached to this release.
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Man Arrested for Assault in Portland's Irvington Neighborhood (Photo)

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT IN PORTLAND'S IRVINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 1:55 PM
Downloadable file: Michael R Hart
On Wednesday August 16, 2017, at 8:47 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Tillamook St and Northeast 16th Ave after an alert community member called police about a person they believed was the suspect of an assault that had occurred earlier in the week.

Officers arrived in the area and canvased the neighborhood. The assault suspect, 50-year-old Michael R Hart, was located at Northeast 13th Avenue and Northeast Broadway and taken into custody.

This investigation began on Sunday August 13, 2017, at 3:12 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Brazee Street regarding an assault. Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim of the assault and several witnesses.

Officers learned the victim was jogging past Hart when he suddenly punched her; the suspect and the victim were not acquainted. The victim received medical treatment for a non-life-threatening injury and continues to recover at home.

Hart was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on one charge of Assault in the Second Degree and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Hoodland Fire District # 74 is gearing up for the Eclipse. (Photo)

HOODLAND FIRE DISTRICT # 74 IS GEARING UP FOR THE ECLIPSE. (PHOTO)


News Release from Hoodland Fire Dist. #74
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 12:58 PM
Downloadable file: eclipse_preparations.jpg
In cooperation with the US Forest Service, Hoodland Fire personnel will aid in suppressing wildland fires in both the Fire District and Forest Service lands along the East Highway 26 corridor, west of the Cascade Crest. Travelers are urged to properly dispose of smoking materials while extreme fire conditions exist.
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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9 Coda to get body armor (Photo)

CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE K9 CODA TO GET BODY ARMOR (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 12:53 PM
Downloadable file: Sgt. O'Neil and his K9 partner Coda
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9 Coda will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

K9 Coda's vest is funded by an anonymous sponsor, and will be embroidered with the sentiment "Honoring those who served and sacrificed."

Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

A photo of Sgt. O'Neil and his K9 partner Coda is attached.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA. Its mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers.

Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,600 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050. Each vest has a value between $1,795 -- $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.

There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at http://www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

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UPDATE: Missing endangered Oregon City man located (Photo)

UPDATE: MISSING ENDANGERED OREGON CITY MAN LOCATED (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon City Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 12:26 PM
Downloadable file: Alfonso_Rodriguez-Ramirez.jpg
UPDATE: On August 16, 2017 at about 1150 HRS, Mr. Alfonso Rodriguez-Ramirez returned to his residence on his own free will. Mr. Rodriguez-Ramirez was medically checked by staff and reported to be in good health.

On 8/10/17 the Oregon City Police Department took a report of a missing person from the Oregon City Retirement Center, located at 515 10th Street. Staff reported that 61 year-old Alfonso Rodriguez-Ramirez left the facility on 8/9/17 at around 11:00 am to visit his family in Portland, but never arrived. Mr. Rodriguez-Ramirez is of Cuban descent, and is described as 5'7" tall, 174 pounds, and was last seen wearing an off-white shirt, jeans and white Nike shoes. Mr. Rodriguez-Ramirez speaks very little English, and is insulin dependent. He has been known to frequent the Union Gospel Mission in Portland. If you see Mr. Rodriguez-Ramirez, please call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 544-8211. Oregon City Police Department case #17-2867.
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OPRD invites public to participate in master plan for Wallowa County's state parks

OPRD INVITES PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE IN MASTER PLAN FOR WALLOWA COUNTY'S STATE PARKS


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 12:00 PM
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites the public to weigh in on long-term planning for the state parks in Wallowa County. OPRD is in the process of updating the master plan that will guide recreation use and resource management for Wallowa Lake State Park, Minam State Recreation Area and the Wallowa Lake State Scenic Corridor for the next 20 years.

OPRD invites park users and community members to learn more and voice priorities and concerns at one of two public meeting in Hermiston or Joseph:

Sept. 6 in Hermiston: 5:30 -- 7:30 p.m., Oxford Suites, 1050 N. 1st St.
Sept. 7 in Joseph: 6 -- 8 p.m., Joseph Community Center, 401 E. 1st St.

A three-question survey is available at wallowastateparksplan.com. Comments can also be submitted to OPRD Planner Ian Matthews by email at ian.matthews@oregon.gov; by phone at 503-986-0744; or by mail sent to Ian Matthews, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 725 Summer St. NE., Suite C, Salem, OR 97301. Deadline for comments and survey responses is Oct. 7.

Park planners will incorporate public comments in a draft plan, to be released in mid-2018. A final round of public meetings will follow to allow for public comment on the draft plan. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission reviews and approves the final plan.

The planning process also includes meeting with an advisory committee that comprises organizations, agencies and individuals. The first advisory committee meeting will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Joseph Community Center. Non-advisory members are welcome to attend; however, only comments from the advisory committee will be heard at this meeting.

Services, programs and activities of OPRD are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For accommodations during the meetings, please call 503-986-0744 at least 72 hours in advance.
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OPRD seeks feedback on proposal to add a section of Nehalem River to the State Scenic Waterways Program

OPRD SEEKS FEEDBACK ON PROPOSAL TO ADD A SECTION OF NEHALEM RIVER TO THE STATE SCENIC WATERWAYS PROGRAM


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 10:30 AM
Nehalem OR -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is asking for feedback on an important study evaluating a 17-mile section of the Nehalem River for possible inclusion in the State Scenic Waterways Program. The feedback will be used to write a report that will either recommend for or against designating a portion of the river as a state scenic waterway.

A public meeting and hearing will be held 5:30 -- 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the North County Recreation District, 36155 9th Street in Nehalem.

The Nehalem River study area starts at Henry Rierson Spruce Run Campground and ends at the boundary of Cougar Valley State Park, near Cook Creek Road. A scenic waterway designation would help protect the scenic, natural and recreation value of this section of river by subjecting some activities within ?1/4 mile of the bank to a review.

No decisions have been made yet about whether or not to recommend this part of the river as a scenic waterway. As part of the designation process, scenic waterways staff involve the local community, evaluate public support, and objectively study the river to determine if it meets specific criteria.

The meeting will begin with a presentation to explain the scenic waterways program and the criteria the river segment must meet to be included in the program, followed by a question and answer session. The second half of the meeting will be a public hearing, when attendees can comment orally or in writing.

Comments can also be sent to oprd.publiccomment@oregon.gov or to OPRD Scenic Waterway Study, 725 Summer St NE Suite C, Salem, OR 97301. The comment period closes Oct. 13, 2017.

Comments will help scenic waterways staff to develop a report that explains whether this waterway would make a good addition to the system. Findings will be included in a report that will go to the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission, Water Resources Commission and eventually to the Governor's Office.

More information on the program is at bit.ly/scenicwaterways.
A map of the specific study area can be found at oregon.gov/oprd/NATRES/scenicwaterways/Documents/NehalemStudysegmentJuly2017.pdf.

For more information about the meeting, contact Alexandra Phillips, Bikeways and Waterways Coordinator, at 503 986-0631 or alex.phillips@oregon.gov.
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County's lead building safety inspector tapped to be Permit Center manager

COUNTY'S LEAD BUILDING SAFETY INSPECTOR TAPPED TO BE PERMIT CENTER MANAGER


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 10:17 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - Michael Curtis, a five-year county employee with management and customer service experience in the private sector and first-hand knowledge of the building profession, has been named manager of Community Development's Permit Center.

Curtis has worked as a building inspector for the county since late 2012. He was named lead inspector in the building safety program in February.

Before joining Clark County, Curtis owned Hammer Construction Co., a home building and remodeling business, and 4-M Construction, a home framing business. He has worked as a journey level carpenter for Neil Kelly Co. of Portland, and as a construction contractor, construction project manager, framer, construction foreman and manager of a sports equipment store.

Being well-versed in many aspects of building, Curtis will be able to forge stronger ties among the Permit Center and Building Safety and other county development programs, Community Development Director Marty Snell said announcing Curtis' appointment.

"Mike's experience in the construction industry and his excellent communication skills make him the right person for this position," Snell said. "This is a job that requires vast and detailed knowledge of the building profession, including the necessary permits for construction, as well as the ability to deliver great customer service.

"Building and development activity in Clark County are at healthy levels, and Mike will help everything move forward more smoothly," he said.

Curtis will begin as Permit Center manager Sept. 1.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/15/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 08/15/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 9:44 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/15/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-1378

On 08/15/2017 at about 1838 hrs., Michael E. Anderson (24, of Estacada), was arrested in the 200 block of S Broadway Street on a warrant for Failure to Appear in a Theft I case. He was cited for driving while suspended, and was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $30,000 bail.

1C 2017-1380

On 08/15/2017 at about 2121 hrs., police responded to an alarm at a storage building in the 1000 block of NW Wade Street. Upon searching the building, officers detained two people living inside the storage area. One was identified as Loretta E. Thomas (56, of Estacada). She was found to have multiple outstanding felony warrants for her arrest. She was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on those warrants without bail. The other subject was released at the scene, as the owner of the premises did not wish to prosecute him.

SANDY:

18 2017-1377

On 08/15/2017 at about 1447 hrs., police arrested John W. Martin (40, of Sandy) on two warrants for failing to appear in court on stolen vehicle charges. Martin was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on $40,000 bail.

18 2017-CAD

On 08/15/2017 at about 1947 hrs., police conducted a traffic stop in the 43000 block of Highway 26. The offending vehicle was towed as the driver had no operator license or valid insurance on the vehicle. A report is pending (CAD).
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Firefighters near Completion on the Nena Springs Wildfire

FIREFIGHTERS NEAR COMPLETION ON THE NENA SPRINGS WILDFIRE


News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 8:46 AM
Warm Springs OR - With the solar eclipse less than a week away, the nearly 300 firefighters still working on the Nena Springs Fire see an end in sight now that it is 90 % contained. More accurate mapping shows a reduction in acres. The final size of the fire is 39,526 acres.

Cool evenings with high humidity effectively killed most of the remaining fire behavior. A small interior pocket of heat near Simnasho is visible to that community. Firefighters have worked hard to remove any threats this heat may have created. Above the northeastern finger of the fire, a spot of heat outside the main fire body was contained yesterday. Firefighters are cold trailing and ensuring this area does not pose a threat.

Over the next several shifts, local firefighters will be patrolling the fire area looking for hot spots. As the days become warmer, pockets of smoke will become visible, allowing firefighters to find and extinguish the remaining heat. It will remain uncontained for the next few shifts. Firefighters are keeping close eyes on the area to ensure the fire does not undo the hard work firefighters have accomplished.

With the threat to communities extinguished, firefighters will also be focusing their efforts on cutting and piling juniper trees along Hwy 3 to increase visibility along the roadway. This work reduces the amount of standing dead trees that would otherwise add fuel to the next fire if it is not removed.

A transfer of command from both the Northwest Incident Management Team 12 and the Oregon State Fire Marshal Office Incident Management Teams occurred at 6am this morning. A smaller incident management organization made of firefighters from the Warm Springs Indian Reservation will complete the detailed work of identifying burnt fences and guard rails destroyed in the 62 square mile fire. When needs have been assessed, firefighters will begin replacing the infrastructure.

The 2017 Eclipse is an opportunity to see one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Lodging and camp sites are fully booked in Warm Springs and surrounding communities while day use options are limited. Please make sure you are well-prepared for the increase in population.

This preparation starts with understanding risks. We ask the public visiting the Reservation to respect signs and barriers. Bring sun and eye protection. Cell service may not be available in remote areas or could be limited due to heavy demand. Consider turning off your phone to help keep lines open for emergencies.

Due to the expected influx of people beginning to travel across the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, a Fire Prevention Team is in Warm Springs. Team members are talking to the public and youth about ways to prevent wildland fires and increase awareness of activities they can do to keep fire away from the home ignition zone.

This will be the last update on the Nena Springs Fire unless significant activity occurs.

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Washington State Department of Corrections Escapee Arrested in East Portland (Photo)

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ESCAPEE ARRESTED IN EAST PORTLAND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 7:29 AM
Downloadable file: Tyray Munter
On Wednesday August 16, 2017, at 5:52 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard after an alert citizen contacted 9-1-1 to report seeing a Washington State Department of Corrections escapee.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the witness by phone. The witness directed officers to the suspect, 30-year-old Tyray H. Munter. Munter was taken into custody.

Munter was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a Washington State Department of Corrections warrant.

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One firefighter hurt in Bethany at fire in large home under construction (Photo)

ONE FIREFIGHTER HURT IN BETHANY AT FIRE IN LARGE HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 3:36 AM
Downloadable file: TVF&R
Downloadable file: TVF&R
Downloadable file: TVF&R
At 12:53 am on August 16, 2017 firefighters were dispatched to multiple reports of fire from a house under construction in a newly developed neighborhood. Crews from Station 64 arrived near NW 169th Ave and NW Trillium St in North Bethany and found fire coming from the side and roof of a large, nearly finished, home under construction.

Firefighters began an aggressive attack on the fire and attempted to fight it from the interior. This initial attack allowed crews to perform a search and determine no occupants were in the home. However, due to worsening fire conditions and instability of the floor inside, crews were forced to withdraw to the exterior.

The fire was attacked from above to stop the fire in the attic space and from the exterior to protect adjacent homes. After the bulk of the fire was knocked down from the exterior, crews were able to re-enter the structure and extinguish the remaining hot spots. Continued safety hazards including a partial collapse of the roof and second floor slowed firefighters after re-entering. Ultimately, the fire took approximately 80 minutes from time of dispatch to declare the fire under control.

One firefighter exhibited an injury associated to the fire. As a precaution, the firefighter was transported by Metro West Ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital for evaluation of unspecified signs of exhaustion. In addition to Metro West Ambulance, TVF&R was assisted on scene by Hillsboro Fire Department.

Investigators will remain on scene through the morning to try and determine a cause as well as a damage estimate. Exact address of the affected home is to be determined and verified by investigators. The nearest cross street is NW 169th Ave and NW Trillium Street in Portland.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gang Violence Response Team Investigates Shooting in Northeast Portland

GANG VIOLENCE RESPONSE TEAM INVESTIGATES SHOOTING IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 9:42 PM
On Tuesday August 15, 2017, at 6:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in Alberta Park, located at 1905 Northeast Killingsworth Street.


As officers responded to the area, a witness told 9-1-1 someone was injured and lying on the ground. Officers arrived in the area and contacted several witnesses. Officers learned a group had gathered in Alberta Park for a celebration of life for a recently deceased person. During the event a fight broke out. Witnesses informed officers that as the fight was occurring a person fired a gun.

During the investigation officers located the victim who was seen lying on the ground and learned he had been assaulted. The assault victim did not need to be transported to the hospital for his injuries.

Evidence of gunfire was also found in the park.

At this time no persons with injuries from gunfire have been located. There is no suspect description at this time.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Violence Response Team responded and conducted an investigation.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives continue to investigate this assault and shooting and ask anyone with information to call 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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Death Investigation- Grand Ronde- ** Update #1 Victim Identified and OSP Seeking Assistance*** (Photo)

DEATH INVESTIGATION- GRAND RONDE- ** UPDATE #1 VICTIM IDENTIFIED AND OSP SEEKING ASSISTANCE*** (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 6:52 PM
Downloadable file: [NCIC]29851981LEMSlsbo1502839292018.jpg
***Update#1***

On August 15, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency workers responded to report of a deceased female off highway 18 near the exit 25 overpass (Fort Hill). The female has been identified as Dayleen Kay Crowder (age 52) from Grand Ronde.

Crowder's last known residence was in Grand Ronde at the end of July. The Oregon State Police is asking anyone who might have information or who had seen Crowder after the end of July to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center. Please call (800) 452-7888 and refer to case number SP17-292529. Detective Moisan is the lead detective on the case.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Polk County Sheriff's Office, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, Polk County Animal Control, and Polk County District Attorney's Office.

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The Oregon State Police and local Polk County agencies are conducting a death investigation off highway 18 near milepost 25 (Fort Hill area). The overpass 25 is closed at this time to help investigtors. There is no known threat to public safety. We will release information as it becomes available.

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Death Investigation- Grand Ronde

DEATH INVESTIGATION- GRAND RONDE


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 5:23 PM
The Oregon State Police and local Polk County agencies are conducting a death investigation off highway 18 near milepost 25 (Fort Hill area). The overpass 25 is closed at this time to help investigtors. There is no known threat to public safety. We will release information as it becomes available.

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Oregon City Seeks Equitable Housing Project Advisory Team Members

OREGON CITY SEEKS EQUITABLE HOUSING PROJECT ADVISORY TEAM MEMBERS


News Release from City of Oregon City
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 4:39 PM
Downloadable file: Additional Information Not Listed in Press Release
Downloadable file: Full PDF version of the Press Release
OREGON CITY, OREGON -- Interested Oregon City residents and business people are invited to apply for a position on the Equitable Housing Policy - Project Advisory Team (PAT). The Equitable Housing project will advise the City's development codes, policies and processes related to housing. The intended result is to increase the supply and variety of housing types constructed throughout the City (such as smaller single-family homes, duplexes, apartments, cottages, accessory dwelling units and other types), and provide materials to educate the public about the approval process for constructing them and where they are permitted.

The PAT will represent a broad spectrum of Oregon City residents and interests to:
*Provide a variety of perspectives about the types of housing options which should be available in Oregon City as well as how best to remove barriers or add incentives for equitable housing
*Advise on and help implement public involvement strategies including engaging broader Oregon City constituencies, communities and civic organizations

The City is committed to engaging the community early and often throughout the process using a variety of means. "City Commission and staff are excited to hear from the community and citizens throughout Oregon City about how to provide more types of housing options," said Pete Walter, Oregon City Planner. "The first step is forming a Project Advisory Team that represents a range of interests and perspectives. Particular emphasis will be placed on engaging communities of color and low-income populations and positively impacting housing choice and availability for those groups."

The PAT will meet up to five times between summer 2017 and spring 2018. If you are interested in applying to serve on the PAT, please contact Pete Walter via email at pwalter@orcity.org, or by phone at (503) 496-1568 to obtain an application form.

For more information, see the project website at www.orcity.org/planning/equitable-housing .
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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Virtual Kidnapping Scams

FBI TECH TUESDAY: BUILDING A DIGITAL DEFENSE AGAINST VIRTUAL KIDNAPPING SCAMS


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 3:48 PM
Downloadable file: TT - Virtual Kidnapping - ENGLISH Audio
Downloadable file: TT - Virtual Kidnapping - RUSSIAN Written
Downloadable file: TT - Virtual Kidnapping - RUSSIAN Audio
Downloadable file: TT - Virtual Kidnapping - SPANISH Audio
Downloadable file: TT - Virtual Kidnapping - SPANISH Written
Welcome to the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment. This week: building a digital defense against virtual kidnapping scams.

So what is a virtual kidnapping scam? It starts with a phone call, text or email. The scammer tells you that he has abducted your child, grandchild or maybe a spouse - and he demands money in exchange for their safe return. Sound familiar? It is the opening scene of a lot of movies and TV shows. However, there is a key difference between kidnapping with intent to ransom -- which is very rare - and virtual kidnapping -- which happens a lot. In a virtual kidnapping, the bad guy hasn't actually abducted anyone. He just wants you to think that he has.

The scammer's goal is to stress you out so much that you don't take time to consider that the kidnapping is fake. He might try to intimidate you by pretending to be a gang member or a corrupt police officer. He might tell you that your loved one owes him money for a car accident, drug debt, or something similar that could discourage you from calling law enforcement. In some cases, scammers have even had an accomplice scream in the background. In almost all cases, the bad guy will threaten violence against his "victim" if you disobey him. He often has the ability to spoof -- or copy -- the alleged victim's number. He wants to cause panic, fear, and a sense of urgency, because those feelings stop you from thinking clearly.

So how do you protect yourself?

* Be cautious about what you post on social media. In particular, consider waiting to post about foreign travel until after you return. Some scammers call every number with a certain area code, but others research their targets.
* Let the people close to you know when you will be travelling to places without cell service or internet connection.
* Know the red flags: Did the call come from a phone other than the victim's? Was the call from an area code far from where your loved one lives? Did the caller insist that the ransom had to be paid by wire transfer? Did he try to keep you on the phone?
* If you do receive a ransom call, try to stay calm. Slow the situation down by writing things down or telling the caller that you need time to do what he's asking. Request to speak to the victim. Try to contact your loved one by other means, such as text or social media.
* Remember -- stranger-to-stranger kidnappings are very rare. However, if you believe a real kidnapping has occurred or if you are not sure, call 911.

Overall, when it comes to online scams -- if you feel as though a fraudster has victimized you, report your suspicions to law enforcement. You can file an online report at the FBI's Internet Crime Compliant Center at www.ic3.gov or call your FBI local office.
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***Name Released*** OSP Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Vehicle versus Bicyclist - Lane County (Photo)

***NAME RELEASED*** OSP INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH INVOLVING VEHICLE VERSUS BICYCLIST - LANE COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 3:34 PM
Downloadable file: Photo
***UPDATE***

The bicyclist has been identified as John Carter REDMOND, age 53, of Oakridge. The investigation is continuing and more information will be released when it is available.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a passenger car versus bicycle collision on State Route 58, at milepost 34 in Oakridge.

On August 13, 2017, at about 9:38 p.m., a black 1984 Pontiac Fiero, operated by Stephen Bradley HERRICK, age 57, of Westfir, was traveling eastbound on State Route 58 at milepost 34, when a male bicyclist crossed the roadway in a southbound direction and in the path of the Fiero. The bicyclist sustained major injuries and was transported to River Bend Hospital by Oakridge Fire and EMS. He was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival.

One of the eastbound lanes of the highway was blocked for approximately four hours while the on-scene investigation was being conducted.

Preliminary information indicates that the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet and the bicycle did not have any lighting.

Efforts are still ongoing to notify next of kin of the deceased. The Oregon State Police is the lead investigating agency and is being assisted by Oakridge Fire and EMS, Oakridge Police Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation. This in an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.
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***Name Released*** Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Highway 126E near Milepost 30 - Lane County (Photo)

***NAME RELEASED*** SINGLE VEHICLE FATAL CRASH ON HIGHWAY 126E NEAR MILEPOST 30 - LANE COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 3:23 PM
Downloadable file: Photo
***UPDATE***

The driver of the Ford Explorer has been identified as Elizabeth Lee BARTLETT, age 22, of Portland. The investigation is continuing and more information will be released when it is available.

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On August 9, 2017, at about 4:25 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 126E, east of Vida in Lane County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2001 Ford Explorer was eastbound when for unknown reasons, left the roadway and struck a large boulder off the south shoulder. The vehicle caught fire after impact and was fully engulfed prior to emergency personnel arrival.

The driver and sole occupant of the Ford Explorer was pronounced deceased at the scene and the identity has yet to be confirmed.

Both lanes of Highway 126E were closed for approximately one hour before one lane was opened for commuting vehicles. OSP was assisted by Oregon Department of Transportation Incident Response, McKenzie Fire and Rescue, US Forest Service, and Lane County Medical Examiner's Office.

The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released when available.
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Mounted Patrol Unit Decommissioning Ceremony Wednesday at Noon (Photo)

MOUNTED PATROL UNIT DECOMMISSIONING CEREMONY WEDNESDAY AT NOON (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 1:31 PM
Downloadable file: MPU_Trailer.jpg
The Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit will officially be decommissioned on Wednesday August 16, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. A ceremony will be held at the Portland Police Memorial located in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge.

Members of the public and media are invited to attend the ceremony.

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Sept. 5 Community Kick-Off Event for Wilsonville Boones Ferry Park Master Plan (Photo)

SEPT. 5 COMMUNITY KICK-OFF EVENT FOR WILSONVILLE BOONES FERRY PARK MASTER PLAN (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Wilsonville
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 1:00 PM
Downloadable file: Aerial image of Boones Ferry Park
Downloadable file: Photo of Boones Ferry Park
WILSONVILLE, OR -- The City of Wilsonville is holding a community kick-off event to help plan the future of Boones Ferry Park on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 6:00 p.m., at Boones Ferry Park, 31240 SW Boones Ferry Road. The City seeks community input regarding preferences for enhancing park and open-space amenities and increasing public access to the Willamette River through development of a new park master plan.

"We are excited to hear community members' ideas on how the City should invest and manage Boones Ferry Park," explained Parks and Recreation Director Mike McCarty.

The purpose of the Boones Ferry Park Master Plan project is to advise the City Council, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and City staff on how the park is currently functioning and to set the course for future use. Currently, the park is utilized for drop-in uses of the playground, open-lawn area and basketball court. The park is home to the Tauchman House, a popular historical location for City-sponsored programs and private rentals. The seven-acre park is located adjacent to four acres of forested waterfront property to the east acquired by the City in 2015, and to three undeveloped acres to the west between the railroad tracks and Boones Ferry Road and additional land to the north.

To help develop the plan the City hired GreenPlay, LLC, a national firm based in Colorado with extensive experience across the U.S. facilitating, researching and developing similar parks and recreation master plans.

For more information, contact Mike McCarty, Parks and Recreation Director, at 503-570-1579; mccarty@ci.wilsonville.or.us. For more information about the Parks & Recreation Master Plan visit www.WilsonvilleParksandRec.com/ParksPlan.

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Vancouver Police looking for owner of cash

VANCOUVER POLICE LOOKING FOR OWNER OF CASH


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 12:21 PM
Vancouver, Wash. --On August 2, 2017, Vancouver Police took a report of found property at a Vancouver Target store. A large amount of cash was located in the store and turned in by a customer.

The Vancouver Police Department Evidence unit is hoping to locate the rightful owner, who will be required to provide specific information regarding the property. The rightful owner may contact the Vancouver Police Evidence Unit at (360) 487-7404.



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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
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Nena Springs Fire Update 15 August 2017

NENA SPRINGS FIRE UPDATE 15 AUGUST 2017


News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 10:40 AM
The Nena Springs Fire is now 80% contained and covers about 40,000 acres. Incident Commanders Richy Harrod and Scott Magers are rapidly turning their attention from containing this fire to demobilizing their organizations and sending people home or to other fires. A smaller force is on the fire today finishing some areas that still have some heat and need attention.

But the work is not finished. On Wednesday, the NW Incident Management Team 12 and the State Fire Marshal's Blue Team will be handing management of the fire back to the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Fire Management Division.

Although the Incident Management teams will be leaving, a number of resources will remain assigned to the incident.

The Fire Management Division is putting together a local Incident Management Team (IMT) that will be taking over responsibility for the further management of the Nena Springs Fire. Many of those team members have been working on the fire for the past week. Today the new team members are "shadowing" their counterparts on the existing IMT and finalizing plans for the next steps.

The transition to the local team is being done carefully to assure that the investments made by the hundreds of local, state and federal firefighters to contain this fire, are followed through to completion. The new team will be patrolling the area, mopping up where necessary, and rehabilitating areas disturbed by fire suppression activities.

Yesterday (Monday), firefighters made excellent progress in mopping up and patrolling the northeastern area of the fire that burned all the way to the Deschutes River. Last night a crew was camped out on this section of the fire and will be completing that work today. One small area on the west side of the Mutton Mountains was burned out yesterday and is looking very good this morning.
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Red Cross Urges Community to Take Preparedness Actions Pre-Eclipse

RED CROSS URGES COMMUNITY TO TAKE PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS PRE-ECLIPSE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 8:32 AM
Downloadable file: News Release - Red Cross Urges Community to Take Preparedness Actions Pre-Eclipse
With potential traffic back-ups and possible supply and fuel shortages, the Red Cross is encouraging community members to assemble emergency preparedness kits and providing specific guidance on must-have emergency preparedness kit items.

PORTLAND, EUGENE, BEND & MEDFORD, Ore., August 15, 2017 -- The American Red Cross is urging community members who live in, near or plan to travel into the path of totality during the eclipse to stock up on emergency preparedness supplies now. Specifically, the Red Cross is recommending assembling an emergency preparedness kit for your car and your home.

With one million visitors expected to come to Oregon to view the eclipse on August 21, travelers could be stuck in traffic for hours and people who live in the path of totality may face a supply shortage with the influx of people. It is essential to have emergency supplies on hand and ready now, days ahead of the eclipse event.

The Red Cross recommends having the following items in your car:
* Ensure your vehicle has a full tank of gas
* Bottled water -- one gallon, per person, per day. Use heavy plastic bottles made for water storage.
* Non-perishable food items (power bars, canned food, a manual can opener)
* A flashlight
* A battery-powered radio
* A first aid kit
* Daily vital medications
* Supplies for an infant or children if applicable
* A multi-purpose tool
* Personal hygiene items including toilet paper
* Cell phone chargers
* Extra cash in small denominations ($1 or $5)
* Comfort items like toys, games, coloring books for kids, etc. to pass the time if there are delays
* Blankets or a sleeping bag
* Maps of the area (printed copies)
* Jumper cables
* Emergency contact information written out on a card to keep in your wallet

The Red Cross recommends having the following items at home:
* Water -- one gallon, per person, per day for a minimum of three days
* The supplies included in your car kit in greater quantities (for a minimum of three days):
* Supplies for your pets if applicable

*View a full Red Cross kit list here: www.redcross.org/PrepareGuide.

How the Red Cross is preparing:
The Red Cross is coordinating with local emergency agencies along the eclipse viewing path to ensure collective preparedness for any contingency. This planning is a standard part of our regular collaborations with local emergency management officials with regard to large-scale, public events. If requested by local authorities, the Red Cross is prepared to shelter and feed those who might be displaced by disasters, residential fires, wildfires, or other events.

As part of normal Red Cross readiness posture, supplies such as cots, blankets and water are already pre-positioned across this area and the country. In addition, more volunteers and resources are on standby in case they are needed. Cellular service could be impacted by the large number of people visiting the region. If networks go down, the Red Cross will use ham radio or top-priority emergency cell channels to communicate.
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 RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.
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Red Cross Urges Community to Take Preparedness Actions Pre-Eclipse

RED CROSS URGES COMMUNITY TO TAKE PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS PRE-ECLIPSE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 8:27 AM
Downloadable file: News Release - Red Cross Urges Community to Take Preparedness Actions Pre-Eclipse
With potential traffic back-ups and possible supply and fuel shortages, the Red Cross is encouraging community members to assemble emergency preparedness kits and providing specific guidance on must-have emergency preparedness kit items.

PORTLAND, EUGENE, BEND & MEDFORD, Ore., August 15, 2017 -- The American Red Cross is urging community members who live in, near or plan to travel into the path of totality during the eclipse to stock up on emergency preparedness supplies now. Specifically, the Red Cross is recommending assembling an emergency preparedness kit for your car and your home.

With one million visitors expected to come to Oregon to view the eclipse on August 21, travelers could be stuck in traffic for hours and people who live in the path of totality may face a supply shortage with the influx of people. It is essential to have emergency supplies on hand and ready now, days ahead of the eclipse event.

The Red Cross recommends having the following items in your car:
* Ensure your vehicle has a full tank of gas
* Bottled water -- one gallon, per person, per day. Use heavy plastic bottles made for water storage.
* Non-perishable food items (power bars, canned food, a manual can opener)
* A flashlight
* A battery-powered radio
* A first aid kit
* Daily vital medications
* Supplies for an infant or children if applicable
* A multi-purpose tool
* Personal hygiene items including toilet paper
* Cell phone chargers
* Extra cash in small denominations ($1 or $5)
* Comfort items like toys, games, coloring books for kids, etc. to pass the time if there are delays
* Blankets or a sleeping bag
* Maps of the area (printed copies)
* Jumper cables
* Emergency contact information written out on a card to keep in your wallet

The Red Cross recommends having the following items at home:
* Water -- one gallon, per person, per day for a minimum of three days
* The supplies included in your car kit in greater quantities (for a minimum of three days):
* Supplies for your pets if applicable

View a full Red Cross kit list here.

How the Red Cross is preparing:
The Red Cross is coordinating with local emergency agencies along the eclipse viewing path to ensure collective preparedness for any contingency. This planning is a standard part of our regular collaborations with local emergency management officials with regard to large-scale, public events. If requested by local authorities, the Red Cross is prepared to shelter and feed those who might be displaced by disasters, residential fires, wildfires, or other events.

As part of normal Red Cross readiness posture, supplies such as cots, blankets and water are already pre-positioned across this area and the country. In addition, more volunteers and resources are on standby in case they are needed. Cellular service could be impacted by the large number of people visiting the region. If networks go down, the Red Cross will use ham radio or top-priority emergency cell channels to communicate.
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 RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/14/2017 (update)

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 08/14/2017 (UPDATE)


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 8:21 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/14/2017

ESTACADA:

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

SANDY:

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On 08/14/2017 at about 1710 hrs., a citizen presented to the Sandy Police Department with a stray dog she found. Code Enforcement transported the canine to Clackamas County Dog Services. A report is pending (CAD).

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On 08/14/2017 at about 2216 hrs., police responded to an unwanted person call in the 39000 block of Evans Street. Officers arrested Richie R. Rich (19, of Sandy) for harassment. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on $10,000 bail.
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Oregon Parks and Recreation Seeks Wolf Creek Inn Operator

OREGON PARKS AND RECREATION SEEKS WOLF CREEK INN OPERATOR


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 8:20 AM
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to operate Wolf Creek Inn, an historic bed-and-breakfast property near Grants Pass, in southern Oregon. The RFP opens August 15, 2017 and closes October 10, 2017. More info is here: http://bit.ly/WolfCreekInnRFP

The Inn has been operated in many different ways in its long history. Since 1975, when OPRD took ownership of the 4?1/2 acre property, the facility has functioned as a restaurant, an overnight hotel, or both together. OPRD has run the operation with its own staff, or as an adjunct to a concessionaire. Right now, OPRD is operating the property as a museum and as an overnight hotel. The agency hopes to have a contract awarded later this fall for 2018 operation.

"It is a unique opportunity," said Nathan Seable, who manages state parks in the area, including Wolf Creek Inn State Historic Site. "For the right individuals, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to run a business in a great community." Seable will conduct site visits for any interested parties until mid-September.

Wolf Creek Inn was built sometime around 1883, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The 11,000 sq. ft. facility has been remodeled, and today boasts upgraded HVAC systems and electrical service, an efficient commercial kitchen, and modern fire suppression. Its 9 guest rooms, appointed in period d├ęcor, have seen the likes of Clark Gable and Jack London walk through their doors. The Inn has always been a strong venue for special events, and its restaurant and hospitality services have been regionally famous for decades.

Wolf Creek Inn is located just off the I-5, about 20 miles north of Grants Pass, Oregon. The Inn is an easy drive to the many tourism destinations of southern Oregon, including Crater Lake National Park, the wild and scenic Rogue River, the Oregon Caves, the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, and the Britt Music Festival in Jacksonville.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/14/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 08/14/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2017 7:58 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/14/2017

ESTACADA:

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

SANDY:

18 2017-1376

On 08/14/2017 at about 1710 hrs., a citizen presented to the Sandy Police Department with a stray dog she found. Code Enforcement transported the canine to Clackamas County Dog Services. A report is pending (CAD).
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Monday, August 14, 2017

SCAM ALERT- Man posing as a "police sergeant" tries to scam money from area businesses

SCAM ALERT- MAN POSING AS A "POLICE SERGEANT" TRIES TO SCAM MONEY FROM AREA BUSINESSES


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: August 14th, 2017 10:14 PM
GRESHAM, Ore.-- The Gresham Police Department received several inquiries today from local businesses, concerned about calls from "Gresham Police Sergeant Jason Cook" and "Lieutenant Finley." A man, calling from a local number, identified himself as part of the "Civil Division" and told the potential victims they owe the City of Gresham for unpaid fines. The alleged "fines" are reportedly for traffic citations, court fees, and processing fees.

Of note, no one named "Jason Cook" nor "Finley" work for the City of Gresham or the Gresham Police Department. And more importantly- the police department does not contact people in this manner; does not collect fines for traffic citations; and does not collect unpaid court fees. The suspect(s) have yet to be identified.

The police department does charge and collect fees in certain situations for vehicle releases (if a car has been towed), and for specific public record request functions (related copies of reports and person inquires). Fees are only collected when people come to the department's Records desk in person and they are always given a receipt.

If someone claims to be from the City of Gresham Police Department, trying to collect money, please note the phone number, name used, and the date and time of the call before hanging up to call non-emergency to speak with a certified police officer. Scammers often threaten arrest and use other emotional extortion tactics to attempt to steal from others. Don't fall for the fake call!

Feel like someone might be trying to scam you? The Gresham Police Department asks that you do one or more of the following:

* call the police by directly dialing a known and verified number:
(503) 823-3333 police non-emergency dispatch; (503) 618-2338 Gresham Records
* call a trusted friend for support and advice
* don't send any money, don't agree to meet them somewhere, don't give them information

###GPD###
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Oregon National Guard Soldiers, Airmen scheduled to complete fire training, deploy to fire base (Photo)

OREGON NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS, AIRMEN SCHEDULED TO COMPLETE FIRE TRAINING, DEPLOY TO FIRE BASE (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: August 14th, 2017 5:35 PM
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SALEM, Oregon (August 14, 2017) -- More than 100 Oregon National Guard members, activated by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts in southern Oregon, are scheduled to complete their refresher firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem, Oregon on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

The group, comprised of Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers from Oregon Air and Army National Guard units across the state are scheduled to deploy to the High Cascade Complex in southern Oregon on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

The media is invited to view their field training on Tuesday, August 15 at 3:00 p.m., at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, located at 4190 Aumsville Highway, Salem, Oregon 97317.

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy, which spans more than 235 acres in Salem, Oregon. The academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training for recruitment and training of city, county and state police, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, emergency telecommunicators and private security providers. DPSST conducts public safety training throughout Oregon and at the central academy in Salem; certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and inspects and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the board.

The Oregon National Guard has an ongoing agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in annual firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by leadership of both agencies.

For more information on Oregon Department of Forestry Fire prevention seek: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/pages/FirePrevention.aspx, or contact Mr. Ken Armstrong, at 503-945-7420.

For more information on their training, or to visit the DPSST, contact Mr. Eriks Gabliks, Director of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, at 503-378-2332.

For more information on the Oregon National Guard's participation in this year's wildfire fighting efforts, contact Capt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs, at 503-779-9889.

PHOTOS:
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Oregon National Guardsmen arrive at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem, Oregon, Monday, August 14, 2017, to attend the refresher firefighter course. More than 100 Airmen and Soldiers will attend the course before deploying to the High Cascade Complex in southern Oregon to assist Oregon Department of Forestry with firefighting efforts. (Photo by Capt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Soldiers from Oregon National Guard units throughout the state arrive and unpack their gear at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) for firefighter training. More than 100 Airmen and Soldiers are set to attend the course before deploying to the High Cascade Complex in southern Oregon to assist Oregon Department of Forestry with firefighting efforts. (Photo by Capt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
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Kidnapping Phone Scam Targets Washington County

KIDNAPPING PHONE SCAM TARGETS WASHINGTON COUNTY


News Release from Washington County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 14th, 2017 4:33 PM
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Media Release

Kidnapping Phone Scam Targets Washington County

August 14, 2017 -- Deputies took several reports today from county residents who received phone calls in which the caller claimed to have kidnapped a family member and demanded money.

On Monday, August 14, 2017, several county residents called the Washington County Sheriff's Office to report suspicious phone calls they had received.

The complainants reported that an unknown caller told them a family member was being held hostage. During the calls, realistic-sounding screams and yelling could be heard in the background. The caller demanded ransom money in order to release the hostage.

In none of these reports is there evidence that anyone has been kidnapped or harmed.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office strives to keep the public informed about ongoing crime trends in our community. If you have information about this or any crime, please call our non-emergency dispatch number at 503-629-0111.
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Search-and-rescue teams recover two after fatal fall along Pacific Crest Trail; witnesses, info sought

SEARCH-AND-RESCUE TEAMS RECOVER TWO AFTER FATAL FALL ALONG PACIFIC CREST TRAIL; WITNESSES, INFO SOUGHT


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 14th, 2017 4:00 PM
Please reference CCSO Case # 17-21562

At approximately 5:46 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, passing hikers called 911 to report that they had seen the bodies of two women who appeared to have fallen approximately 150 feet off a cliff approximately 6 miles northwest of Timberline Lodge, along the Pacific Crest Trail.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinators, American Medical Response, Mountain Wave, Portland Mountain Rescue, and Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue were activated, and began responding to the area at approximately 6:01 p.m.

At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Saturday night, American Medical Response's Reach and Treat Team (AMR RAT) reached the location where the two victims had fallen and confirmed that both women were deceased at the scene.

SAR personnel stayed on-scene the remainder of the night with the deceased until approximately 5:54 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, when additional search-and-rescue team members began responding to the scene from Timberline Lodge.

Family notifications have been made, and the two victims can now be identified as:

- Emma C. Place, 19, of Portland

- Emily D. Lang, 19, of Portland

At this writing, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has been unable to locate any witnesses to the fall. The reporting hikers had only seen the incident's aftermath.

WITNESSES, INFO SOUGHT

If anyone has any information on this incident or was in the area of the Pacific Crest Trail between Timberline Lodge and Paradise Park at the time of the falls (prior to 5:46 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017), please contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp -- please reference CCSO Case # 17-21562.

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