Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Milwaukie Police Looking For Missing Endangered Male. (Photo)

MILWAUKIE POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING ENDANGERED MALE. (PHOTO)


News Release from Milwaukie Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 8:28 PM
Downloadable file: kentta.jpg
**UPDATE**

Earlier today, Rason Kennta was located SAFE by Salem Police. Thank you to all who shared this post and all who helped locate him.

*Original post*

Case #17-4100

Milwaukie Police are currently looking for 42-year-old Milwaukie resident, Rason Kentta. Mr. Kentta was last seen this morning around 4:30 a.m., at the Portland Amtrak train station. We have confirmed with Amtrak that Mr. Kentta did get on a train, but he did not make it to his destination, Klamath Falls. It is unclear if Mr. Kentta stayed on the train at Klamath Falls and continued on, or if he got off the train prior.

Mr. Kentta suffers from mental health issues and has limited medication with him. He is a white adult male, around 5'10" tall and weighs around 260-pounds. He was last seen wearing jeans, a dark colored tank top, and a jean jacket. He was also carrying a light blue backpack.

If Mr. Kentta is seen or located, please contact the Milwaukie Police Department immediately at 503-786-7500.
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Public's Help Sought in Identifying Man that Jumped from Broadway Bridge (Photo)

PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT IN IDENTIFYING MAN THAT JUMPED FROM BROADWAY BRIDGE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 6:10 PM
Downloadable file: Broadway_Bridge.png
The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Missing Persons Detail is asking for the public's help in identifying the man in the attached photograph.

The adult male was last seen jumping into the Willamette River from the Broadway Bridge on August 21, 2017. After the man jumped into the river he did not resurface and his body has not been recovered from the Willamette River.

Anyone with information about the identity of this man should contact Detective Lori Fonkin at 503-823-1081 or Lori.Fonken@portlandoregon.gov

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Westbound SR 14 Evergreen off-ramp closed early Thursday, Nov. 2, for Vancouver water project

WESTBOUND SR 14 EVERGREEN OFF-RAMP CLOSED EARLY THURSDAY, NOV. 2, FOR VANCOUVER WATER PROJECT


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 5:16 PM
The westbound SR 14 off-ramp to Evergreen Boulevard, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, as part of a City of Vancouver water line improvement project.

Contractors for the city will be working at the intersection of the off-ramp and Sleret Avenue in preparation for a major water line rehabilitation project that will renew and extend the life of an existing water main beneath that crosses beneath SR 14, from East Evergreen Boulevard to Southeast Evergreen Highway, east of Chelsea Avenue.

Rehabilitating the water main will also require daily ramp closures of the westbound SR 14 off-ramp to Evergreen Boulevard. The most current project schedule now anticipates those closures to be from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting late in November or early December. Off-ramp work is scheduled for off-peak periods to reduce impacts to commuters who use Evergreen Boulevard to travel home in the evenings.

Drivers are encouraged to proceed slowly through the construction zone. Please watch for signs indicating traffic changes and be alert to construction equipment and workers in and along the roadway and ramp areas.
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UPDATE #2: Bank Robbery Investigation, Officer-Involved Shooting in North Portland

UPDATE #2: BANK ROBBERY INVESTIGATION, OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN NORTH PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 4:51 PM
The suspect involved in two robberies and an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday October 25, 2017 has been identified as 25-year-old Chase A. Peeples of Tacoma, Washington. Peeples is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.

Investigators plan to lodge Peeples into the Multnomah County Jail upon his release from the hospital.

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Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Wednesday afternoon's bank robbery and officer-involved shooting in North Portland.

The robbery suspect injured in the shooting remains in a Portland hospital in serious condition and is expected to survive. The suspect has been identified as a 25-year-old male. For investigative reasons, his name is not being released at this time. Upon the suspect's release from the hospital (to be determined by medical personnel), he is expected to face both state and federal charges in connection with the robberies at Ace Check Cashing and U.S. Bank.

The Portland Police Bureau member involved in the shooting is Officer Ryan Reagan, a 19-year-veteran of the Bureau.

This is an active, ongoing investigation but preliminary information indicates that Officer Reagan and his partner officer encountered the robbery suspect at North Oatman Avenue and Saratoga Street. The officers were approximately 50 to 60 feet from him as they gave the suspect commands to put his hands in the air. The suspect did not follow the officers' commands, turned towards the officers and advanced towards them as he reached into his pocket. Officer Reagan fired multiple shots from his handgun, striking the suspect. After the suspect was down on the ground, additional officers arrived and approached the suspect, provided immediate medical aid, and called for an ambulance to respond to the scene.

No weapons were recovered at the scene; however, some of the suspect's clothing and a backpack was taken as evidence and will be searched, pending the approval of a search warrant.

No additional information is expected to be released in this investigation until the suspect is released from the hospital and is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 1:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank, located at 3233 North Lombard Street.

As officers responded to the bank robbery, U.S. Bank employees provided emergency dispatchers a description of the suspect. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, wearing a dark baseball hat and dark clothes. The description was broadcast to responding officers.

At the time of the U.S. Bank robbery, officers were investigating a robbery at Ace Check Cashing, located at 2722 North Lombard Street. Employees at Ace Check Cashing called 9-1-1, at 1:16 p.m., and reported that a black male in his 20s, wearing a dark baseball hat and dark clothes had robbed the location.

In both robberies, the described suspect entered the location demanded money, produced a note, obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and left the locations. Preliminary information indicates the suspect did not display any weapons during the robberies.

Officers searched the nearby neighborhood for the suspect involved in the U.S. Bank and Ace Check Cashing robberies. While officers were in the area of North Oatman Avenue and North Saratoga Street, they observed a man matching the suspect's description.

As officers encountered the suspect, an officer discharged his firearm, striking the suspect. Immediately after the suspect was shot, emergency medical personnel were requested to the location and officers also devised a plan to safely approach the suspect and rendered him medical aid.

Emergency medical responders arrived and provided additional aid to the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives, assisted by the Multnomah County Major Crimes Team are continuing the investigation into this shooting.

The investigation is in its early stages and no additional information will be released at this time.

The identity of the suspect will be released at a later time. The involved officer will be released on Thursday. The officer will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau policy, until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury or completion of the criminal case.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. The officer will interviewed by investigators within 48 hours.

As part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB).

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

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Public #Alert: Unidentified Man Attempts Sexual Assaults in Downtown Portland (Photo)

PUBLIC #ALERT: UNIDENTIFIED MAN ATTEMPTS SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 4:48 PM
Downloadable file: Public Safety Alert
The Portland Police Bureau would like to alert the community about a report of a man attempting to sexually assault women in Downtown Portland.

On October 18, 2017, at 10:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 500 Block of Southwest 5th Avenue on the report of a man threatening to sexually assault a woman. The woman had entered an elevator and a male followed shortly after. He stood close to the woman and threatened to sexually assault her. The woman successfully forced the man from the elevator and contacted police.

On October 27, 2017, at 8:49 p.m., officers responded to the report of an attempted sexual assault in the 700 Block of Southwest Morrison Street. During this incident, a woman was followed onto the elevator by an unknown male. The male later threatened to harm the woman if she did not comply with his demands. The man released the woman when another person observed the assault.

In both assaults, the man is described as a white male adult, 6'2" to 6'3" tall, weighing 250 pounds, with a muscular build, clean shaven, prominent chiseled jaw line, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt.


The Portland Police are releasing a surveillance video and photo of the subject. If any residents in the area of this incident have residential surveillance cameras, investigators are asking them to check recordings for any possible images of the suspect.

Video: https://youtu.be/39meBa5vGSw

Anyone with information about the suspect in the surveillance video should contact Detective Matt Estes at 503-823-0462 or Matthew.Estes@portlandoregon.gov or Sergeant Nathan Sheppard at 503-823-3886 or Nathan.Sheppard@portlandoregon.gov

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 Strength Programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Oregon State Police Seeks Public Assistance in a Domestic Violence Case in Lincoln County (Photo)

OREGON STATE POLICE SEEKS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE IN LINCOLN COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 3:37 PM
Downloadable file: nahcoma2.jpg
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On October 30, 2017 at approximately 12:00 PM, the Oregon State Police was dispatched to a domestic violence call, which had occurred as the victim was driving southbound on US Hwy 101 from Lincoln City to Toledo.

Once Troopers responded to the area, the preliminary investigation revealed the driver, Haley D. Jolley (age 18 from Depoe Bay) was driving when she was physically assaulted by her boyfriend, Nahcoma Michael Lee Epperson (age 21 from Siletz).

Epperson was last seen, on October 30, 2017, near the Dairy Queen in Toledo but he is believed to be in the Siletz area. Epperson also has connections in the Salem area.

The Oregon State Police is asking the anyone who knows Epperson's location to call the Northern Command Center at 1 (800) 452-7888.

Photos courtesy of Facebook

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Oregon State Police Seeks Public Assistance in Locating Driver for Crash near Rose Lodge (Photo)

OREGON STATE POLICE SEEKS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING DRIVER FOR CRASH NEAR ROSE LODGE (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 2:46 PM
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On October 31, 2017 at approximately 6:00 AM, the Oregon State Police was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on US Hwy 18 near milepost (MP) 9 just west of the Van Duzer State Park.

Upon Oregon State Police arrival, it was discovered the female driver, identified as Kiera L. Haun (age 24 from Lincoln City), and an identified passenger of Joseph A. Ratcliff (age 34 from Lincoln City) had fled the scene. The preliminary crash details indicate Haun was driving a 2016 Nissan Altima (owned by Ratcliff) westbound on Us Hwy 18. The vehicle veered off the road, down a ravine, and flipped onto its top in the river. Haun, Ratcliff, and the third passenger, Allen Harmon (age 25 from Lincoln City), were able to climb out of the vehicle. There was significant damage to the vehicle and it was reported Haun was complaining of injury and may need medical attention. Harmon was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. It is unknown if Ratcliff was injured.

The Oregon State Police is asking any witnesses of the crash or anyone who may have information of Haun or Ratcliff's location to please the Oregon State Police at call 1(800)452-7888.

Photographs of Haun are courtesy of Facebook.
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Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet November 14-15 in Cascade Locks (Photo)

OREGON STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION WILL MEET NOVEMBER 14-15 IN CASCADE LOCKS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 1:27 PM
Downloadable file: Cottonwood Canyon State Park and the John Day River
News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Department // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // October 31, 2017

Media Contact: Chris Havel // 503-986-0722 | cell: 503-931-2590 // chris.havel@oregon.gov

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet November 14-15 in Cascade Locks

Salem, OR - The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its fifth and final meeting of the year November 14-15, participating in a field tour and training on the first day, and conducting executive and business meetings the second day.

On November 14, Commissioners will gather at 8:30 a.m. in Cascade Locks to begin a tour of parks and historic sites in the western end of the Columbia River Gorge, followed by a 1 p.m. training workshop at the Cascade Locks Pavilion in the city's Marine Park, 395 SW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks OR 97014.

On November 15, Commissioners will convene an executive session at 8:15 a.m. at the Best Western Columbia River Inn Conference Room, 735 Wa Na Pa St, Cascade Locks OR 97014, to discuss real estate and legal issues. Executive sessions are closed to the public. A public business meeting will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. at the same location. The agenda includes several information and action items from agency staff, including requests to:

>> Accept a bid of $255,750 to sell an unused 38 acre property on Highway 99W near Monroe. The property, formerly used as a state wayside until water system problems resulted in its closure in 2008, drew three sealed bids during a public auction. The high bid was submitted by Shiloh Forestry, Inc. from Eugene, Oregon. If approved by the commission, revenue from the sale will be placed in an account used to improve the overall state park system.

>> Award a contract to build the Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center at Cottonwood Canyon State Park on the John Day River between Condon and Wasco. The center will be used for formal and informal outdoor education at the 8,000+ acre park. Bids on the project have not yet closed, but will before the meeting; the project has a $1.2 million dollar budget, and the nonprofit Oregon State Parks Foundation (http://oregonstateparksfoundation.org/) raised $400,000 toward the effort, which should complete construction by May 2018. Local and regional students use the park to learn about natural and cultural resources, a service that includes the Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute (http://go-stem.org/ccsi/).

Other matters are listed on a draft agenda and the full meeting packet online at http://bit.ly/november2017agenda. People who plan to present testimony are requested to provide 15 copies of their statement to Commission Assistant Denise Warburton at Denise.Warburton@oregon.gov for distribution to the Commissioners before the meeting. Those needing special accommodations to attend should also contact Warburton by email, or by calling 503-986-0719, at least three days in advance.

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The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission (www.oregon.gov/oprd/Pages/commission.aspx) promotes outdoor recreation and heritage by establishing policies, adopting rules, and setting the budget for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The seven members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. They serve four-year terms and meet several times a year at locations across the state.
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Linn Benton ALERT Emergency Notification System Public Test

LINN BENTON ALERT EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM PUBLIC TEST


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 12:22 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to remind the public of the upcoming test of the LB ALERT system on Saturday November 4, 2017. The test will cover all of Linn County and the Albany city limits in North Albany. The test message will go out at 2 p.m. All traditional land phone lines in our 911 database will receive the message. Those who have registered, with the system, other devices will also receive the test message. Recipients will be given the option to confirm receipt of the message on each phone or device.

The LB ALERT Emergency Notification System is a mass notification system that allows public safety officials to provide rapid notifications to Linn and Benton County residents of emergencies, evacuations, and other urgent events. There will be no reason to call our office once you receive the message.

If you would like to register your cellular phone or other devices with LB ALERT, please go to our website, www.linnsheriff.org, and sign up.
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Linn Benton ALERT Emergency Notification System Public Test

LINN BENTON ALERT EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM PUBLIC TEST


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 12:17 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to remind the public of the upcoming test of the LB ALERT system on Saturday November 4, 2015. The test will cover all of Linn County and the Albany city limits in North Albany. The test message will go out at 2 p.m. All traditional land phone lines in our 911 database will receive the message. Those who have registered, with the system, other devices will also receive the test message. Recipients will be given the option to confirm receipt of the message on each phone or device.

The LB ALERT Emergency Notification System is a mass notification system that allows public safety officials to provide rapid notifications to Linn and Benton County residents of emergencies, evacuations, and other urgent events. There will be no reason to call our office once you receive the message.

If you would like to register your cellular phone or other devices with LB ALERT, please go to our website, www.linnsheriff.org, and sign up.
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a scary duii update (Photo)

A SCARY DUII UPDATE (PHOTO)


News Release from Benton Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 11:02 AM
Downloadable file: DUII_saturation_10.31.17.pdf
Downloadable file: DUII_HALLOWEEN.jpg
Corvallis, Ore. -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office is currently participating in a DUII Saturation Patrol, which began October 26, and continues through November 1, 2017. Deputies are targeting drivers under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, and inhalants.

As of this morning, deputies have arrested six people for DUII-Alcohol and four for DUII-Controlled Substances. Eight arrests were made by deputies specifically working the DUII patrol, with the majority attained Friday and Saturday nights. These numbers do not include other agency arrests in the county.

Deputies working the extra patrol have also issued three Driving While Suspended citations, six Minor in Possession of Alcohol or Marijuana citations, wrote 16 citations for various other violations, and warned 98 people for traffic violations.

BCSO will participate in a similar saturation county-wide patrol November 23 through November 26, 2017, to coincide with the Oregon State University vs University of Oregon Civil War football game.

Again, we ask you to plan ahead. Designate a responsible, sober driver. Extra patrol staff will be on duty through tomorrow, to cite unsafe drivers.

This Halloween, drive sober or get pulled over. The Benton County Sheriff's Office is committed to reducing the amount of crashes and impaired drivers on our roadways, by keeping them off the roadway, and arresting them when they choose to drive. For more info on impaired driving, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.com.

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November speaker to focus on complementary and alternative medicine

NOVEMBER SPEAKER TO FOCUS ON COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 10:28 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - Complementary and alternative medicine use offers safe, effective treatments for common concerns of the aging population. Learn how complementary and alternative medicine approaches can help with low back pain, arthritis, menopause, andropause, memory decline and digestive ailments at the Tuesday, Nov. 14, meeting of the Commission on Aging.

The 4:30 p.m. meeting will be in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open to the public.

Dr. Jaymie Mackler, a Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist, will help define what alternative practitioners can provide patients, with a focus on naturopathic medicine and acupuncture.

The Nov. 14 discussion is the ninth and last meeting this year focused on supportive services, especially for people 50 and older. Research reveals that 87 percent of people prefer to retire in place and will need a variety of services to remain in their home as long as possible. For a schedule of topics, please go to www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/2017-housing-speaker-series.

The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members. For more about the commission, please visit www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/commission-aging.

Commission meetings are carried live on CVTV Channel 23 and online at www.cvtv.org. To see replay times, go to www.cvtv.org.
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Linn-Benton Alert Emergency Notification System Test (Photo)

LINN-BENTON ALERT EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM TEST (PHOTO)


News Release from Benton Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 10:24 AM
Downloadable file: Linn-Benton Alert
Benton County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Services Division, would like to announce a test of the Linn-Benton ALERT system on November 4, 2017, at 2pm. The test will cover all of Benton County traditional land phone lines in our 911 database. Residents who have registered other devices with the system, will also receive the test message.

We would like to ask recipients of the alert to confirm receipt of the message on each phone or device. There will be no reason to call our office once you receive the message.

The Linn-Benton ALERT Emergency Notification System is a mass notification system that allows public safety officials to provide rapid notifications to Linn and Benton County residents for emergencies, evacuations, and other urgent events.

If you haven't signed up for Linn-Benton Alerts, we would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to do so. This will allow you to receive all Benton County emergency related notifications pertinent to your location. You choose how and where to receive alerts, including your cell, home, and/or work phone, by email, text messages, or TTY (hearing impaired devices) and more.

For more information on our emergency notification system, or to sign up, please visit our website at https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/emergency-alert.
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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Impersonation Scams

FBI TECH TUESDAY: BUILDING A DIGITAL DEFENSE AGAINST IMPERSONATION SCAMS


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 10:00 AM
Downloadable file: TT - LE Impersonation Scams - ENGLISH Audio
Downloadable file: TT - LE Impersonation Scams - SPANISH Audio
Downloadable file: TT - LE Impersonation Scam - SPANISH Written
Downloadable file: TT - LE Impersonation Scams - RUSSIAN Audio
Downloadable file: TT - LE Impersonation Scams - RUSSIAN Written
Don't get fooled on this Halloween holiday !

This week in the FBI's Tech Tuesday Segment: building a digital defense against law enforcement impersonators.

Officers, deputies and agents join law enforcement agencies to help protect the people they serve and to bring a sense of justice to our communities. However, when a scam artist exploits that relationship, he can destroy a person's trust in both law enforcement and government in general. These scams are easy and lucrative, and the results can be financially and emotionally devastating. According to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center, U.S. victims reported impersonation crimes more than 12,000 times in 2016, resulting in more than $12 million in losses.

So how does it work? A fraudster calls, texts or emails you - pretending to be some kind of official from a local, state or federal agency. He tells you that you are in big legal trouble, and the only way out is for you to make a payment immediately. He will use social engineering tactics to stress you out in hopes of getting you to make a quick decision without thinking things through. Here are some examples of how this works:

Say someone contacts you tomorrow claiming to be from the FBI. The fraudster may say he is calling on behalf of the Director's office or in the name of the local Special Agent in Charge. He may use the FBI seal or other graphics to make the communication look legit. He may even spoof - or copy - a local FBI phone number so it looks real. The caller will tell you that you are under investigation for some crime, but if you want to settle the matter immediately you can. If you don't -- then you could be arrested and anything you own will be confiscated.

A similar variation involves jury duty scams. In this case, the scam artist pretends to be from the U.S. Marshals service or county judge's office. He says that you missed a recent summons to serve, and you now must pay a huge fine or risk jail.

So how do you know who is real and who is not? Know that no law enforcement officer is going to ask you to pay up or provide personal information over the phone, by email or by text. Here are some ideas on what you can do if you are contacted by someone suspicious:

* Don't fall for high-pressure tactics. A legitimate officer or agent is not going to tell you that you have to pay "right this minute or else..."
* Do not pay a government debt via pre-paid cards or wire transfers. Fraudsters will often ask for payment this way.
* Ask to call the person back. Look up the number online yourself, and call to confirm whether the person is legitimate. We in the FBI get calls all the time from community members who say they are just checking back to see if a person who identified himself as an FBI agent is real. Oftentimes, they are not. We would much prefer you call to check before giving away money than after.
* Do not give anyone financial or personal information unless you initiate the contact and are 100% confident about with whom you are talking. This includes your bank account, credit card and social security numbers.

If you have been victimized by this scam or any other online scam, contact 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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Vancouver Police looking for owner of photo album (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE LOOKING FOR OWNER OF PHOTO ALBUM (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 9:47 AM
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Vancouver, Wash. --On October 26, 2017, Vancouver Police were contacted to retrieve a suitcase that was located in some bushes. The suitcase had numerous items inside, including an old photo album that had photos inside that appear to have been taken from the 1940's-1970's. There are several names on the photos including Pitts, Peterson and Rabenstein. The Vancouver Police Department would like to return the photo album to the rightful owner and have not been able to match the album to any reported incidents.

If you are the owner of the photo album please contact the Vancouver Police Department 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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Donate New Toiletry Items for Homeless Veterans and Veterans Hospital Patients (Photo)

DONATE NEW TOILETRY ITEMS FOR HOMELESS VETERANS AND VETERANS HOSPITAL PATIENTS (PHOTO)


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 9:36 AM
Downloadable file: Red Cross Handing Out Supplies at Veteran's Hospital
Downloadable file: Comfort Kit Delivery to Military Base
Downloadable file: Red Cross Delivering Comfort Kits to Veteran's Hospitals
Downloadable file: News Release: Donate New Toiletry Items for Homeless Veterans and Veterans Hospital Patients
In honor of Veterans Day, join the Red Cross and donate new toiletry items at Red locations in Portland and Vancouver. Assemble toiletry items into comfort kits for homeless veterans and veteran's hospitals.

PORTLAND, Ore., October 31, 2017 -- Join the local American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (Cascades Region) to give back to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom. In celebration of Veterans Day and 100 years of Red Cross services in the Cascades Region, donate new toiletry items to give to homeless veterans and veteran's hospitals.

DONATE TOILETRY ITEMS 10/31 -- 11/8:
Now through November 8, donate new toiletry items at Red Cross offices in Portland and Vancouver.
* Red Cross Regional Headquarters: 3131 N. Vancouver Ave. in Portland, OR
* Red Cross Vancouver Office: 5109 N.E. 82nd Ave., Suite 100 in Vancouver, WA

LIST OF NEW ITEMS NEEDED: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, first aid kits,
hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bandages, antibiotic ointment, lip balm, antacids, nail clippers, socks, hairbrushes/combs, knit hats, gloves, hand warmers, grocery gift cards and washcloths

ASSEMBLE TOILETRIES INTO COMFORT KITS on 11/10:
Join Red Cross volunteers and community members at our Portland Red Cross office (3131 N. Vancouver Ave. in Portland, OR) on November 10 at 11 a.m. to assemble donated toiletry items into comfort kits for distribution at local veteran's hospitals and homeless veteran's events.

For more information on our Veterans Day toiletry drive visit RedCrossVetsDay.org.

ABOUT RED CROSS SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES:
The American Red Cross plays a vital role in supporting our military and their families.
Service to the Armed Forces is the Red Cross' oldest line of service. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross with the humanitarian mission of caring for wounded warriors more than 135 years ago. Red Cross services in Oregon and Southwest Washington were initiated to help soldiers overseas during WWI. Today, the Red Cross provides emergency communications, financial assistance, counseling and other services to active duty personnel, National Guard and Reservists, retired military members, and their immediate families.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS: The Red Cross emergency communications service is a valued resource that family members can use to ensure the delivery of important messages to their loved ones in a time of crisis or celebration. Our verification service also helps military authorities make leave decisions for soldiers to return home to their families.

HERO CARE NETWORK: The Red Cross briefs departing service members and their families regarding available support services and explains how the Red Cross may assist them during deployment.

RECONNECTION WORKSHOPS: These free workshops focus on positive reunions among family members and their returning deployed loved ones. Actively licensed and specially trained Red Cross mental health professionals lead participants through information and discussions designed to help identify and respond to the challenges of readjusting to and transitioning back to a changed family dynamic. Topics include: Communicating Clearly, Exploring Stress and Trauma, Identifying Depression, Relating to Children and Working through Anger.


About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.
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Death Investigation Underway at Colonel Summers Park

DEATH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY AT COLONEL SUMMERS PARK


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 8:56 AM
On Tuesday October 31, 2017, at 7:43 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Colonel Summers Park, located near Southeast Belmont Street and Southeast 20th Avenue, on the report of a non-responsive male lying in the park.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and determined the person was deceased.

Homicide detectives, criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division, investigators with the Traffic Division and the personnel from the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office are responding to conduct a death investigation.

Southeast 20th Avenue will be closed from Southeast Belmont Street to Southeast Taylor Street during the investigation.

Updates will be provided as the investigation continues.

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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department accepting comments on proposal to allow WAG bags on the Deschutes River Scenic Waterway

OREGON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT ACCEPTING COMMENTS ON PROPOSAL TO ALLOW WAG BAGS ON THE DESCHUTES RIVER SCENIC WATERWAY


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 8:30 AM
Bend OR -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is proposing changes to portable toilet rules for the Deschutes River Scenic Waterway. The proposed amendment would allow use of Human Waste Bags as an approved portable toilet. Current rules require overnight boaters in the Deschutes River Scenic Waterway to use an approved portable toilet or an agency provided toilet facility for all solid human waste.

Human Waste Bags, commonly called WAG bags, are now very common on rivers in the U.S. They are allowed, by administrative rule, in Oregon on the Owyhee Scenic Waterway and John Day River Scenic Waterway. WAG bags meet environmental requirements and would likely make river conditions more sanitary because they are so convenient.

The proposed rule change is a recommendation from the Lower Deschutes River Interagency Implementation Team and Lower Deschutes River Managers that include representatives from the BLM, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), Confederated Tribes of The Warm Springs Reservation (CTWS), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB), Oregon State Police (OSP), Sherman, Wasco and Jefferson counties, as well as the City of Maupin.

The full text of the amendment to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-040-0070 is available online at oregon.gov/oprd. Click on Rules and Regulations on the right side of the page (oregon.gov/oprd/RULES). Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 15, 2017 and can be made online; in writing to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, attn.: Katie Gauthier, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301; or through e-mail to OPRD.publiccomment@oregon.gov.

After reviewing public comments, agency staff plan to present a final recommended rule for consideration by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission at its February 2018 business meeting.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/30/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 10/30/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 8:23 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/30/2017

ESTACADA:

17-1810

On 10/30/2017 at about 1536 hrs., code enforcement ordered a tow for an abandoned vehicle in the 200 block of NW Cary Street.

SANDY:

17-1805

On 10/30/2017 at about 1028 hrs., police received a report about fraudulent transactions being placed on a credit card. A report was taken and the investigation is open.

17-1808

On 10/30/2017 at about 1304 hrs., police received a report about found property in the 39000 block of Pioneer Boulevard. The property was taken to the police department for safe keeping.

17-1809

On 10/30/2017 at 1458 hrs., police received a report about theft by deception from the 71000 block of Highway 26. A report was taken.

17-1811

On 10/30/2017 at about 1615 hrs., police received a report about a hit & run motor vehicle crash in the 36000 block of Industrial Way. A report was taken.
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Sheriff's Office conducts search for a lost hunter near Hideaway Lake (Photo)

SHERIFF'S OFFICE CONDUCTS SEARCH FOR A LOST HUNTER NEAR HIDEAWAY LAKE (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 31st, 2017 5:23 AM
Downloadable file: Nicholas Benim
Please reference CCSO Case # 17-28701

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is conducting a search for Nicholas David Benim, 34, of Molalla, in the area of Hideaway Lake near Estacada, OR.

On October 30, 2017 at approximately 9:00 am, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a lost hunter. Search and Rescue Coordinators with the Sheriff's Office responded and began the search effort.

Benim was last seen on October 29th around 5:00 pm when he left his group. He was expected to return a few hours later.

Benim was wearing a bright orange jacket and tan Carhartt style pants when he left. He also had a backpack in his possession.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is coordinating efforts from Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, US Forest Service, Mountain Wave Communications and Mountain Wave Canine.

A photo of Benim is attached.


ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the 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 # 28701.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Snake River Correctional Institution reports inmate death (Photo)

SNAKE RIVER CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION REPORTS INMATE DEATH (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 7:06 PM
Downloadable file: Mark S. Buckner
An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died Monday afternoon of apparent natural causes at Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) in Ontario. As with all deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.

At approximately 2:13 p.m., Monday, October 30, 2017, Mark Buckner, 56, stated he wasn't feeling well to his cellmate who alerted SRCI staff. Security and medical staff began life-saving efforts to no avail. He was pronounced deceased at 2:30 p.m.

Buckner entered DOC custody on November 3, 2011, on five counts of sodomy in the first degree, 20 counts of sexual penetration in the first degree, and one count of sex abuse in the first degree out of Clatsop County. His earliest release date was April 26, 2058.

Next of kin has been notified. No other details are available at this time.

SRCI is a multi-custody prison in Ontario that houses approximately 3,000 male inmates. SRCI has multiple special housing units including disciplinary segregation, intensive management, infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care, and an administrative segregation unit. SRCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including a contact center, laundry, and sign shop. SRCI specializes in incentive housing, specialized housing, inmates with mental health/medical vulnerabilities, education and trades programs, cognitive and parenting programs, and institution work programs. SRCI opened in 1991 and is the largest correctional institution in the state.

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Stolen AKC French Bulldog from Clark County - LOCATED (Photo)

STOLEN AKC FRENCH BULLDOG FROM CLARK COUNTY - LOCATED (PHOTO)


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 6:23 PM
Downloadable file: French bulldog puppy
On 10/30/2017, The Clark County Sheriff's Office Tactical Detective's Unit located and recovered the stolen French bulldog puppy taken in a strong armed Robbery in Clark County on 10/20/2017. While following up on investigative leads, TDU Detectives located the suspect leaving a residence near 155Th Ave, and Division Street in Portland, Oregon. The suspect was identified as Jamie Homsley DOB 02-21-1992. The suspect voluntarily released the French bulldog puppy to TDU detectives. The puppy was returned to its rightful owner without further incident. Charges are being filed with the Clark County Prosecutor's Office. Please see attached photo.
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#VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission Monday Morning on NE MLK Jr. Blvd (Photo)

#VISIONZERO TRAFFIC SAFETY MISSION MONDAY MORNING ON NE MLK JR. BLVD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 5:17 PM
Downloadable file: Vision Zero
On Monday October 30, 2017, from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard from Northeast Lombard Street to Northeast Alberta Street. This portion of roadway is in the city's high crash network. The Major Crash Team has investigated several crashes in this area, including a crash that resulted in a pedestrian sustaining serious life-threatening injuries on Friday October 27, 2017 at Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast Simpson Street.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw fit. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.

In total, 21 citations were issued as well as two written warnings.

The Traffic Division and Precinct operations will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

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

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

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood -- Two People Injured

UPDATE: SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN PORTLAND'S POWELLHURST-GILBERT NEIGHBORHOOD -- TWO PEOPLE INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 5:05 PM
On Monday afternoon at 3:47 p.m. a second victim arrived at a Portland hospital with injuries sustained during a shooting in the 2800 block of Southeast 125th Avenue. The adult male victim entered the hospital with what is believed to be a non-life-threatening gunshot injury.

The Gang Enforcement Team continues to investigate this shooting.

This is the 95th Gang Violence Response Team investigation in 2017.

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On Monday October 30, 2017, at 12:46 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 2800 block of Southeast 125th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area of the reported shooting and located evidence of gunfire. Witnesses observed several vehicles speeding away from the area shortly after the shooting.

As officers investigated the shooting, an adult male arrived at an area hospital with a serious non-threatening gunshot injury. According to information learned by officers at the hospital, the injury was a result of the gunfire that took place in the 2800 block of Southeast 125th Avenue.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team is responding to investigate this shooting.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact GET Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-2081 or Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov.

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


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


Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.


Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.


Submit an anonymous tip:


Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.


Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823


Call 503-823-HELP (4357)


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Donate New Toiletry Items for Homeless Veterans and Veteran's Hospitals (Photo)

DONATE NEW TOILETRY ITEMS FOR HOMELESS VETERANS AND VETERAN'S HOSPITALS (PHOTO)


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 4:35 PM
Downloadable file: News Release - Help Veterans in Need; Donate New Toiletry Items for Comfort Kits - Central and Eastern Oregon
Downloadable file: Comfort Kit Items Given Out at Veteran's Hospital
Downloadable file: Delivery Comfort Kits to Veteran's Hospital
In honor of Veterans Day, join the Red Cross and donate new toiletry items at Red Cross and Mid Oregon Credit Union locations. Assemble toiletry items into comfort kits for homeless veterans and veterans hospitals.

BEND, Ore., October 30, 2017 -- Join the local American Red Cross to celebrate Veterans Day and 100 years of Red Cross services in the Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington).

DONATE TOILETRY ITEMS 10/31 -- 11/6:
Now through November 6, donate new toiletry items at the Red Cross office in Bend or at Mid Oregon Credit Union locations in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Prineville and Madras

LIST OF NEW ITEMS NEEDED: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, first aid kits,
hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bandages, antibiotic ointment, lip balm, antacids, nail clippers, socks, hairbrushes/combs, knit hats, gloves, hand warmers, grocery gift cards and washcloths

ASSEMBLE TOILETRIES INTO COMFORT KITS on 11/8:
Join Red Cross volunteers and community members on November 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to assemble donated toiletry items into comfort kits for distribution at local veteran's hospitals and other veteran's events.

COMFORT KIT ASSEMBLY DETAILS:
Date and Time: November 8, between 6 p.m. -- 8 p.m.
Location: United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 680 NW Bond St., in Bend, OR.

For more information on our Veterans Day toiletry drive visit RedCrossVetsDay.org.


ABOUT RED CROSS SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES:
The American Red Cross plays a vital role in supporting our military and their families.
Service to the Armed Forces is the Red Cross' oldest line of service. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross with the humanitarian mission of caring for wounded warriors more than 135 years ago. Red Cross services in Oregon and Southwest Washington were initiated to help soldiers overseas during WWI. Today, the Red Cross provides emergency communications, financial assistance, counseling and other services to active duty personnel, National Guard and Reservists, retired military members, and their immediate families.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS: The Red Cross emergency communications service is a valued resource that family members can use to ensure the delivery of important messages to their loved ones in a time of crisis or celebration. Our verification service also helps military authorities make leave decisions for soldiers to return home to their families

HERO CARE NETWORK: The Red Cross briefs departing service members and their families regarding available support services and explains how the Red Cross may assist them during deployment.

RECONNECTION WORKSHOPS: These free workshops focus on positive reunions among family members and their returning deployed loved ones. Actively licensed and specially trained Red Cross mental health professionals lead participants through information and discussions designed to help identify and respond to the challenges of readjusting to and transitioning back to a changed family dynamic. Topics include: Communicating Clearly, Exploring Stress and Trauma, Identifying Depression, Relating to Children and Working through Anger.


About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.
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Linn County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

LINN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING SUSPICIOUS DEATH


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 4:20 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is reporting his detectives are investigating a suspicious death on Bryant drive, one mile south of Bryant Park. Today at approximately 2:00 p.m., personnel from the Albany Fire Department were flagged down by an individual and were informed of the body.

Sheriff's Office deputies and detectives responded to the area to conduct an investigation into the death of the individual. There is limited information at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.
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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood -- One Person Injured

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN PORTLAND'S POWELLHURST-GILBERT NEIGHBORHOOD -- ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 3:11 PM
On Monday October 30, 2017, at 12:46 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 2800 block of Southeast 125th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area of the reported shooting and located evidence of gunfire. Witnesses observed several vehicles speeding away from the area shortly after the shooting.

As officers investigated the shooting, an adult male arrived at an area hospital with a serious non-threatening gunshot injury. According to information learned by officers at the hospital, the injury was a result of the gunfire that took place in the 2800 block of Southeast 125th Avenue.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team is responding to investigate this shooting.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact GET Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-2081 or Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov.

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


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


Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.


Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.


Submit an anonymous tip:


Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.


Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823


Call 503-823-HELP (4357)


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Vancouver Police seek assistance to locate missing, elderly female (Update: Located Safe)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK ASSISTANCE TO LOCATE MISSING, ELDERLY FEMALE (UPDATE: LOCATED SAFE)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 2:41 PM
*** Update ***

Ms. Figley has been located and is safe. She is being reunited with her family.


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Vancouver, Wash. --On October 30, 2017, Vancouver Police were contacted regarding Susanne Figley, 85, who left her residence to meet friends this morning and never arrived. Ms. Figley suffers from memory issues. She is wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and sneakers and drives a green, Toyota Tercell that was last seen at Fourth Plain Blvd./NE 137th Avenue.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ms. Figley is asked to call 911.




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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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Awards for commitment to employing people with developmental disabilities

AWARDS FOR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYING PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 1:43 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry and Marshalls were named the large and small businesses of the year, respectively, earlier this month by the Clark County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board during its 17th annual awards event called Employment for All: Inclusion Drives Innovation.

The event, which marked October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, was cosponsored by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, New Seasons Market, Umpqua Bank and the advisory board. The awards recognize businesses, agencies and residents who support employees with developmental or intellectual disabilities as well as outstanding employees.

Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry was honored for restructuring tasks to support the skills of its workers and work with them to ensure they work as many hours as they can. The company has created an atmosphere that brings workers together as a team and that values each employee.

Marshalls was honored for hiring workers of all backgrounds and perspectives, going to great lengths to make all employees successful, and recognizing each person for her or his contributions.

This year, two people in supported positions were named the 2017 Employee of the Year.

Austin Ewald, a courtesy clerk at the Safeway at Mill Plain Boulevard and Andresen Road, is never too busy to help a co-worker. He has a keen eye for details that helps keep the store looking clean and tidy.

Christopher Gaston is known at SEH America, where he has worked 21 years, for his humor and gregarious nature. Honored for his long tenure and performance, he exemplifies how capabilities far exceed barriers.

Carolyn Newton, a manager at Goldman and Associates, was honored with the David Hanawalt Service Award for her support of employees with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

Harold Rains, finance manager for Clark County Community Services, was honored with the Dennis Campbell Outstanding Service Award for his efforts to increase diversity and supported employment at Clark County and throughout the region.

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City seeks applicants for Parking Advisory Committee

CITY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR PARKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 1:31 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver is seeking volunteers to fill two vacancies on the Parking Advisory Committee. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27.

The Parking Advisory Committee is a seven-member volunteer body that advises the Vancouver City Council and City staff on parking policy and program implementation. Committee members must be either city residents or property owners, or an owner, officer or partner in a business located in the downtown area. Both appointments would begin immediately and end January 2022.

The Parking Advisory Committee meets once a month on the fourth Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at City Hall (415 W. 6th St.), or as scheduled, January through October. In November and December, the committee meets at 7:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at City Hall.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for further information, contact Michelle Bartley by mail at Vancouver City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, by email at michelle.bartley@cityofvancouver.us, or by calling 360-487-8607.

Visit www.cityofvancouver.us/pac to learn more about the Parking Advisory Committee, including access to past meeting minutes and agendas.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 10/26/2017-10/29/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 10/26/2017-10/29/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 12:35 PM
ESTACADA:

17-1787

On 10/26/2017 at about 1511 hrs., code enforcement towed an abandoned vehicle from the area of SE Forest Glen Road and SE Mountain View Lane.

17-1789

On 10/26/2017 at approximately 1900 hrs., Jason R. Shipley (42, of Sandy) was arrested in the 900 block of NW Wade Street on outstanding warrants. He was transported and booked at Clackamas County Jail, where he was held on no-bail.

17-1797

On 10/27/2017 at 1910 hrs., there was an assault reported in the 500 block of 4th Avenue. A report was taken. 

17-1799

On 10/28/2017 at about 1832 hrs., officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. It was subsequently discovered that the vehicle was uninsured. The driver was cited for that offense, as well as his expired tags, and the vehicle was impounded. 

17-1801

On 10/28/2017 at about 2236 hrs., police contacted three individuals near SE Larch Road and SE Beech Street. Two subjects were excluded from city parks and property, along with being given a citation for camping in a public place. One subject was cited for having an open container of alcohol in public.

17-1795

On 10/29/2017 at about 0019 hrs., police responded to the 100 block of SW Frontage Road regarding a disturbance. Police arrested Andrew M. Lang (29, of Estacada) on three warrants for Failure to Appear. He was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on no-bail.

17-1804

On 10/29/2017, at around 1707 hrs., police were dispatched to a suspicious person report in the 200 block of S Broadway Street.  The subject was located and was trespassed from two area businesses.


SANDY:

17-1794

On 10/26/2017 at about 1413 hrs., police received a report about a theft that occurred previously. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1786

On 10/26/2017 at about 1426 hrs., three male juveniles were issued 30 day exclusions from all city parks for violating park rules.

17-1788

On 10/26/2017 at 1846 hrs., police responded to a Public Assist call in the 39000 block of Pleasant Street. During the incident, it was determined that the reporting party,  Jesus Zamora, had a valid Restraining Order against him and that the protected party was with him.  Zamora was taken into custody and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on no-bail.

17-1792

On 10/27/2017 at 0828 hrs., police responded to Sandy High School regarding a juvenile who had in his possession a small amount of Marijuana. The juvenile was taken into custody and was charged with Minor in Possession of  Marijuana. The Juvenile was transported to the Clackamas County Juvenile Reception Center. 

17-1793

On 10/27/2017 at about 1116 hrs., police received a report about theft from a vehicle parked in the 37000 block of Highway 26. A report was taken.

17-1794

On 10/27/2017 at about 1250 hrs., police received a report about a wallet being found in the 36000 block of Highway 26. The wallet was turned-in to the police department lost & found.

17-1795

On 10/29/2017 at about 0020 hrs., police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of SW 2nd Avenue. Officers arrested Andrew M. Lang (39, of Estacada) on warrants for failure to appear in court. He was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on no-bail.

17-1797

On 10/27/2017 at about 1910 hrs., police responded to the 500 block of 4th Avenue regarding an assault. A report was taken.

17-1796

On 10/27/2017 at 1925 hrs., officers were dispatched to the 18000 block of Reed Circle regarding a runaway juvenile.  The juvenile was located and released to his parent.

17-1799

On 10/28/2017 at about 1832 hrs., police stopped a vehicle near the intersection of NE Ginsing Drive and NE Westview Lane. It was determined that the vehicle was uninsured and that the vehicle had expired tags; the vehicle was subsequently impounded.

17-1800

On 10/28/2017 at about 2207 hrs., police responded to a suspicious person call in the 37000 block of Highway 26. An adult male was excluded from the premesis.

17-1802

On 10/28/2017 at 2304 hrs., a citizen reported that two vehicles were just stolen from her home. Sandy Police caught up to one of the vehicles on Highway 26 near Gresham. A pursuit was initiated, but then terminated a short time later. The same vehicle crashed on Burnside Street in Gresham, and the juvenile driver was transported to an area hospital. The juvenile was interviewed and later transported to the Clackamas County juvenile department. The second suspect has been identified, as well. Charges on the adult will be referred to the district attorney.

17-1803

On 10/29/2017 at about 1509 hrs., police received a phone report about a hit & run (car vs. parked car) that occurred in the 38000 block of Cascadia Village Drive. A report is pending (CAD).
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City to explore potential purchase of building for relocation of day center for the homeless

CITY TO EXPLORE POTENTIAL PURCHASE OF BUILDING FOR RELOCATION OF DAY CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 12:30 PM
Vancouver, Wash. ? The City of Vancouver has entered into an agreement to explore the potential purchase of an approx. 25,000 square foot building, located at 2018 Grand Blvd. in central Vancouver, for a price of $4.3 million.

"This building is a strategic acquisition that will assist in addressing our community's need to provide services to its homeless population," said Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt.

In response to immediate community need, the City will relocate the day center (currently located at the Friends of the Carpenter facility downtown) to the new building as soon as it completes a feasibility study, permitting process and interior space remodeling. The current day center will close when the new day center is operational.

The City has been searching for more than a year to find a larger space for the day center that would allow for a broader array of services than are possible at the current facility, such as showers, restrooms, storage, laundry, lockers, food, and a place to go during inclement weather. Additionally the building must be on a bus line, commercially zoned, have adequate parking, a willing property owner and be close to services. "Without the availability of a full service day center in our city, homeless people have been increasingly frequenting parks, businesses and public buildings. We've listened to concerns from our residents and businesses, and have been diligently working with our partners and local service providers to find solutions to help those who are living on the streets," said Mayor Leavitt.

The City, Vancouver Housing Authority and Clark County have been providing financial support for the current day center operations since 2015, and a funding mechanism for the new day center operations is being developed. It is expected that the current operator of the day center will continue to manage operations in the new location, until an RFP for a day center operator is issued early next year.

Future plans for the building could include an overnight shelter and office space for service providers, which would enable a more comprehensive approach to providing needed services such as case management, mental health care, counseling, job training, and housing support.

"There is a lot of potential for what this new building could offer and I'm hopeful for what we can accomplish in this space," said Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes. "The City looks forward to working with Clark County, the Vancouver Housing Authority, neighborhoods, community leaders, and service providers to gather input, address questions, and ultimately make this facility a successful resource center in the near future."

The building purchase does not compromise current or planned operational funding for any City program or department. After the City has completed its 90-day due diligence period and the permitting process, the closing date for the property will take place by the end of January 2018.
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Vancouver Police seek assistance to locate missing, elderly female (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK ASSISTANCE TO LOCATE MISSING, ELDERLY FEMALE (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 12:11 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. --On October 30, 2017, Vancouver Police were contacted regarding Susanne Figley, 85, who left her residence to meet friends this morning and never arrived. Ms. Figley suffers from memory issues. She is wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and sneakers and drives a green, Toyota Tercell that was last seen at Fourth Plain Blvd./NE 137th Avenue.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ms. Figley is asked to call 911.




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Early Morning Fire Guts Lebanon Mini Mart (Photo)

EARLY MORNING FIRE GUTS LEBANON MINI MART (PHOTO)


News Release from Lebanon Fire District
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 10:57 AM
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An undetected fire tore through the C & R Mini Mart Monday morning destroying the small convenience store outside of Lebanon near Waterloo. Firefighters received the call for flames coming from the rear of the market at 31054 Santiam Highway just before 5:00 a.m. and arrived to find the small market fully engulfed in flames.

"Due to the large amount of fire within the small structure our crews knocked down the majority of the fire from outside of the structure before moving in to extinguish the rest of the fire." said LFD Division Chief Jason Bolen. The fire was under control within a matter of minutes, but crews remained on scene past 7:00 a.m. mopping up and overhauling the structure.
The business owners live on the same property roughly 50 feet from the store but there was no damage to their home. The store had been secured since 10:00 p.m. last night when the owner closed for the business day. There were no injuries to any civilians or firefighters and the property was insured according the owner.

Members of the LFD Fire Investigation Team conducted an investigation on Monday morning to determine the origin and cause of the fire. The investigation found the fire to be accidental in nature and likely caused by an electrical malfunction of operating equipment. Anyone with information regarding this fire is encouraged to contact Deputy Fire Marshal Ken Foster at 541-451-1901.

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SW Washington pre-Halloween DUI emphasis nets 11 arrests

SW WASHINGTON PRE-HALLOWEEN DUI EMPHASIS NETS 11 ARRESTS


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 30th, 2017 10:33 AM
Vancouver, Wash. --On October 28, 2017, seven officers from the Vancouver and Washougal Police Departments, the Clark County Sherriff's Office, with support from the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA), worked a total of 57 hours in a multi-jurisdictional emphasis focused on impaired driving.

The results of the emphasis were:
Contacts: 192
DUI Arrests: 5
Citations: 16
Warnings: 27
Other Arrests: 6

Thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, these impaired driving patrols occur throughout the year and cover the overtime for the additional officers working these emphasis events.

For more information on this effort visit: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/dui-enforcement.



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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Pregnant Woman Hit and Dragged by her own Vehicle (Photo)

PREGNANT WOMAN HIT AND DRAGGED BY HER OWN VEHICLE (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2017 8:49 PM
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Pregnant Woman Hit and Dragged by her own Vehicle

October 29, 2017 -- A pregnant woman was hit and dragged by her own vehicle tonight after it broke down in Cedar Hills.

On Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 7:04 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to multiple reports of a crash in the 2300 block of SW Cedar Hills Blvd. When deputies arrived, they found a 2001 Mazda Tribute hanging over a retaining wall and a woman down on the ground.

Their investigation revealed that two adult women and several children were in the vehicle when it became disabled on SW Cedar Hills Blvd. The two women began pushing the vehicle to get it out of the roadway. Due to a downward slope, the car began rolling forward. One of the women, who was pregnant, tried to jump in the car to control it. The vehicle dragged her, knocked her over and eventually ran over her chest area before it came to a stop.

She was transported to a local hospital by ground ambulance. At this time, it does not appear that she suffered any life-threatening injuries.
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Update: Responders Assist 17 in SE Portland after Multi-Family Fire Saturday

UPDATE: RESPONDERS ASSIST 17 IN SE PORTLAND AFTER MULTI-FAMILY FIRE SATURDAY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2017 6:23 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster that occurred at approximately 11:30 am on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 in 8100 block of SE Ramona Street in Portland, Oregon.

The mutli-family fire affected eleven adults and six children. Previously it was reported that nine adults and two children received assistance but additional fire victims contacted the Red Cross today.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, disaster mental health services, health services, and information about recovery 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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No Injuries Reported After Shooting Early Sunday in Lloyd District

NO INJURIES REPORTED AFTER SHOOTING EARLY SUNDAY IN LLOYD DISTRICT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: October 29th, 2017 11:52 AM
On Sunday October 29, 2017, at 12:31 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire outside the Tao Event Center, located at 631 Northeast Oregon Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including bullet strikes to three parked vehicles. Witnesses described a white vehicle speeding out of the area that was possibly involved in the shooting.

No gunshot victims were located in the area or arrived at any Portland area hospitals.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact GET Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-2081, jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov.

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