Thursday, November 30, 2017

Southeast Portland Restaurant Robbed at Gunpoint on Thursday Afternoon

SOUTHEAST PORTLAND RESTAURANT ROBBED AT GUNPOINT ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2017 3:50 PM
On Thursday November 30, 2017, at 1:55 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the China Wind Restaurant, located at 8355 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun while demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the restaurant without incident.

The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, 5'8" tall, thin build, light brown complexion, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, armed with a handgun.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

There are no surveillance images available for public release at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Deputies Investigating After Two People Found Shot (Turner) **Update**

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING AFTER TWO PEOPLE FOUND SHOT (TURNER) **UPDATE**


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2017 3:43 PM
Today, November 30th at 3:00 p.m., Clayton Stanfill, age 53, of Turner was arraigned at the Marion County Circuit Court annex on an indictment issued by a grand jury for murder. The indictment was related to the October 15th shooting investigation where Judy Stanfill, age 52, was found deceased in her residence in the 5000 block of Ash Street in Turner.

The Sheriff's Office is not prepared to release any details pertaining to the investigation and will be referring any future release or media inquiries to the Marion County District Attorney's Office.
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Nine Citations, Four Warnings Issued During Thursday Morning #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo)

NINE CITATIONS, FOUR WARNINGS ISSUED DURING THURSDAY MORNING #VISIONZERO TRAFFIC SAFETY MISSION (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2017 1:40 PM
Downloadable file: Vision_Zero.jpg
In the morning hours of Thursday November 30, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along West Burnside Street from the Willamette River to Northwest 21st Avenue.

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, nine citations were issued as well as four written warnings. One driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) - Marijuana.

The Traffic Division 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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Shooting Investigation Overnight in Southeast Portland - One Person Injured

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION OVERNIGHT IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2017 12:45 PM
On Thursday November 30, 2017, 12:21 p.m., East Precinct officers responded the 13000 block of Southeast Stark Street on the report of a person suffering a gunshot wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the 34-year-old male victim suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers rendered immediate medical aid until paramedics arrived and transported the victim by ambulance to a Portland hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries.

Officer learned that the shooting actually occurred in the 15700 block of Northeast Halsey Street, where evidence of gunfire was located and seized as evidence.

Based on information learned during the initial investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to continue the investigation. There is no useful suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact GET at 503-823-4106.

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Thankful For Those Who Do Not Drive Impaired (Photo)

THANKFUL FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT DRIVE IMPAIRED (PHOTO)


News Release from Benton Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2017 12:32 PM
Downloadable file: DUII.jpg
Downloadable file: DUII_saturation_11.29.17.pdf
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office participated in extra DUII patrol November 23-26, 2017, to coincide with Thanksgiving Weekend.

Deputies responded to regular calls for service, as well as the extra patrol.

During those four days, four drivers were arrested for Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants and issued citations to two minors for possessing marijuana.

Deputies issued five citations for speeding, one for not wearing a safety belt, one for driving with a suspended license, and 48 other drivers were warned for various other traffic violations while looking for impaired drivers.

Benton County Sheriff's Office's next DUII Saturation Patrol is scheduled for December 13, 2017 through January 1, 2018, to coincide with the holidays. Our office will be targeting drivers under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, and inhalants.

Oregon's DUII enforcement program 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 information on impaired driving, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.com.
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Vancouver Police and Nautilus, Inc. take 100 local kids shopping for the holidays (Updated Photo) (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE AND NAUTILUS, INC. TAKE 100 LOCAL KIDS SHOPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS (UPDATED PHOTO) (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2017 11:19 AM
Downloadable file: IMG_3413.JPG
Vancouver, Wash. -- On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Vancouver Police Officer's Guild (VPOG) and Nautilus Inc. will be hosting a holiday shopping event for kids. This will be the second year combining the Nautilus, Inc. Holiday Helper event with the VPOG Shop With A Cop. This combined event will allow 100 kids the opportunity to shop with more than 200 combined Vancouver Police officers and Nautilus, Inc. staff volunteering their time.

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Location: Target (16200 NE Mill Plain Blvd.)

This will be the 25th anniversary of Shop With A Cop and the 14th year for Nautilus Holiday Helpers.

"This event is such a great way to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season and I'm grateful for the generosity that the VPOG and Nautilus, Inc. show each year to provide shopping assistance to deserving kids in our community," said Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain.

"We are proud to partner with the Vancouver Police Officers Guild for our 14th year, and to be able to continue to serve families in our community," said Wayne Bolio, Senior Vice President, Law and Human Resources, for Nautilus, Inc.. "There is something very heartwarming about shopping alongside a Vancouver Police officer and these children, and seeing the pride they feel when they've personally selected gifts for their family members. For many, the ability to give Christmas gifts is a feeling of empowerment that they have never experienced before."

Each year the Vancouver Police Officers Guild and Nautilus, Inc. work with multiple community social service agencies serving families in need to identify and select the children to participate in these shopping events (all children have already been pre-selected by the social service agencies and this event is not open to the general public).

Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend and will have access to store at 5:30a.m., with kids arriving at approximately 5:45a.m.

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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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Sex Offender Notification (Photo)

SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2017 11:05 AM
Downloadable file: Reserved.ReportViewerWebControl[2].jpg
DATE: 11/28/2017

Marion County Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS181.507, OAR 291-28-30, which authorizes Parole and Probation to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff's Office. Additionally, this person's criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

NAME: Sabre Eddings
SID#: 5747265
DOB: 01/04/1955
CURRENT AGE: 062

RACE: W SEX: M
HEIGHT: 5' 06'' WEIGHT: 195lbs
HAIR: BRO EYES: BLU

RESIDENCE: 2455 Silverton Rd NE, Salem, OR 97305

Sabre Eddings is on Post Prison Supervision for the crime (s) of : PUB INDEC

This person was granted Supervision on: 10/14/2016
Supervision expiration date is: 10/13/2018

Special restrictions include:
[X] No contact with minors (male/female)
[X] Sex offender treatment
[X] Submit to polygraph
[X] No alcohol

Other: Eddings' victim pool includes adult and juvenile males and juvenile females.

Parole & Probation Deputy: JORDAN JUSTER
Phone: 503-316-6692
E-Mail: jjuster@co.marion.or.us
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Vancouver Police and Nautilus, Inc. take 100 local kids shopping for the holidays (Updated Photo) (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE AND NAUTILUS, INC. TAKE 100 LOCAL KIDS SHOPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS (UPDATED PHOTO) (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2017 11:05 AM
Downloadable file: IMG_3413.JPG
Vancouver, Wash. -- On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Vancouver Police Officer's Guild (VPOG) and Nautilus Inc. will be hosting a holiday shopping event for kids. This will be the second year combining the Nautilus, Inc. Holiday Helper event with the VPOG Shop With A Cop. This combined event will allow 100 kids the opportunity to shop with more than 200 combined Vancouver Police officers and Nautilus, Inc. staff volunteering their time.

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Location: Target (16200 NE Mill Plain Blvd.)

This will be the 25th anniversary of Shop With A Cop and the 14th year for Nautilus Holiday Helpers.

"This event is such a great way to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season and I'm grateful for the generosity that the VPOG and Nautilus, Inc. show each year to provide shopping assistance to deserving kids in our community," said Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain.

"We are proud to partner with the Vancouver Police Officers Guild for our 14th year, and to be able to continue to serve families in our community," said Wayne Bolio, Senior Vice President, Law and Human Resources, for Nautilus, Inc.. "There is something very heartwarming about shopping alongside a Vancouver Police officer and these children, and seeing the pride they feel when they've personally selected gifts for their family members. For many, the ability to give Christmas gifts is a feeling of empowerment that they have never experienced before."

Each year the Vancouver Police Officers Guild and Nautilus, Inc. work with multiple community social service agencies serving families in need to identify and select the children to participate in these shopping events (all children have already been pre-selected by the social service agencies and this event is not open to the general public).

Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend and will have access to store at 5:30a.m., with kids arriving at approximately 5:45a.m.

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Linn County Deputies Investigate a Suspicious Death South of Sweet Home

LINN COUNTY DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE A SUSPICIOUS DEATH SOUTH OF SWEET HOME


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2017 9:53 AM
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies responded to a male found deceased in his vehicle on a logging road off of Brush Creek Road, south of Sweet Home. Yesterday at 2:16 p.m., the Linn County 9-1-1 Center received a call reporting a vehicle had appeared to have crashed and a deceased male was inside.

Deputies responded and confirmed there was a deceased male inside a 2012 Dodge pick-up. The investigation determined this was not a crash.

The male had no obvious injuries or trauma, indicating homicidal violence. However, the cause of death has not yet been determined. The male was identified as Joseph Baker, 37, of Salem, OR.

Detectives and the Medical Examiner assisted with the investigation. This investigation is continuing.
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Vancouver Police and Nautilus, Inc. take 100 local kids shopping for the holidays (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE AND NAUTILUS, INC. TAKE 100 LOCAL KIDS SHOPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2017 9:52 AM
Downloadable file: Image2.jpg
Vancouver, Wash. -- On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Vancouver Police Officer's Guild (VPOG) and Nautilus Inc. will be hosting a holiday shopping event for kids. This will be the second year combining the Nautilus, Inc. Holiday Helper event with the VPOG Shop With A Cop. This combined event will allow 100 kids the opportunity to shop with more than 200 combined Vancouver Police officers and Nautilus, Inc. staff volunteering their time.

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Location: Target (16200 NE Mill Plain Blvd.)

This will be the 25th anniversary of Shop With A Cop and the 14th year for Nautilus Holiday Helpers.

"This event is such a great way to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season and I'm grateful for the generosity that the VPOG and Nautilus, Inc. show each year to provide shopping assistance to deserving kids in our community," said Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain.

"We are proud to partner with the Vancouver Police Officers Guild for our 14th year, and to be able to continue to serve families in our community," said Wayne Bolio, Senior Vice President, Law and Human Resources, for Nautilus, Inc.. "There is something very heartwarming about shopping alongside a Vancouver Police officer and these children, and seeing the pride they feel when they've personally selected gifts for their family members. For many, the ability to give Christmas gifts is a feeling of empowerment that they have never experienced before."

Each year the Vancouver Police Officers Guild and Nautilus, Inc. work with multiple community social service agencies serving families in need to identify and select the children to participate in these shopping events (all children have already been pre-selected by the social service agencies and this event is not open to the general public).

Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend and will have access to store at 5:30a.m., with kids arriving at approximately 5:45a.m.

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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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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 11/29/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 11/29/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2017 8:16 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 11/29/2017

ESTACADA:

17-1955

On 11/29/2017 at 1600 hrs., code enforcement ordered a tow for a vehicle in the 30000 block of NW Evergreen Way; the vehicle had been tagged for tow 24-hours prior by police.

17-1959

On 11/29/2017 at about 1826 hrs., police responded to the 300 block of Highway 224 regarding an auto vs. pedestrian crash. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1960

On 11/29/2017 at about 2338 hrs., police responded to the 300 block of SE Highway 224 on a welfare check request. One party was transported to a hospital for evaluation.


SANDY:

17-1950

On 11/29/2017 at about 0839 hrs., code enforcement received a report about a dog bite that had occurred on 11/24/2017 in the 17000 block of Gary Avenue. A report was taken.

17-1953

On 11/29/2017 at 1142 hrs., police responded to the 16000 block of 362nd Drive regarding theft of a cart load of toys. The case is open.

17-1952

On 11/29/2017 at 1205 hrs., police received a report about graffiti sprayed on the outside of a business located in the 17000 block of Bluff Road. A report was taken.

17-1957

On 11/29/2017 at 1730 hrs., police received a report about theft of prescription medication from the 39000 block of Woodbury Way. A report was taken.

17-1958

On 11/29/2017 at 1818 hrs., police responded to a call regarding juvenile abuse in the 36000 block of Highway 26. The reporting party stated a parent was being very verbal and aggressive with their child. It was determined no crimes were committed. The incident was documented in a report and forwarded to DHS for their review.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire in Redmond

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE IN REDMOND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2017 5:18 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on November 30, 2017 at approximately 1:00 a.m. in the 200 block of Jackson St. in Redmond, OR. The fire affected one adult. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - No Injuries

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND - NO INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 10:00 PM
On Wednesday November 29, 2017, at 9:22 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire outside the Mystic Gentleman's Club, located at 9950 Southeast Stark Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who reported to police that the male suspect left the club, fired several rounds from a handgun into the air, then left the area. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals. Evidence of gunfire was located at the scene.

The only suspect description available is a white male in his 30s. Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, reference case number 17-393097.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Seven People in Camas

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING SEVEN PEOPLE IN CAMAS


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 9:52 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on November 29, 2017 at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of W. 6th Avenue in Camas, WA. The fire affected seven people, including six adults and a child. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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UPDATE: Suspects Arrested After Burglary in Madison South Neighborhood (Photo)

UPDATE: SUSPECTS ARRESTED AFTER BURGLARY IN MADISON SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 5:58 PM
Downloadable file: Phelps_Dryden.jpg
Downloadable file: Thomas_Lynn_Phelps_II_43.jpg
Downloadable file: Derrick_William_Dryden_42.jpg
The two suspects that were taken into custody in relation to this burglary were identified as 43-year-old Thomas L. Phelps and 42-year-old Derrick W. Dryden.

Phelps was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. Additionally, Phelps was lodged on a parole violation for a previous conviction of Burglary in the First Degree and another warrant for Providing False Information to an Officer.

Dryden was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree, and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

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On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 7:39 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 8900 block of Northeast Thompson Street on the report of a burglary. As officers responded to the location. they received information that the homeowner could hear several people inside his home and observed an unfamiliar vehicle parked in his driveway. The homeowner was asked to meet responding officers outside of his home for his safety.

When officers arrived, they contacted the homeowner and learned no other people had permission to be in the home and that the homeowner was unfamiliar with the vehicle that was parked in his driveway. Officers established a perimeter around the home, and then heard the suspects moving items inside the basement of the house.

As officers waited for a K9 team to arrive on-scene, one of the suspects exited the home and was taken into custody. Another suspect exited the residence, observed police, re-entered the residence and attempted to escape out of a window in the back of the house. Officers believe as the suspect attempted to flee out of the rear of the house a water pipe was broken and water flooded the basement. Officers were able to communicate with the suspect and convinced him to exit the residence; he was taken into custody without incident. A K9 team searched the residence and no other suspects were located.

During the investigation, officers determined the vehicle parked in the driveway was listed as a stolen vehicle. Officers believe the suspects parked the vehicle in the driveway prior to entering the residence.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Burglary Taskforce responded to the location and continued this investigation. Detectives located additional items they believe were taken during previous burglaries, including leaf blowers and tool boxes that were found in the stolen vehicle. Investigators ask anyone who was recently a victim of a burglary in which these items were taken and lives near the Madison South Neighborhood to contact 503-823-BURG (2874).

The suspects will be identified and charges released once they are lodged in the Multnomah County Jail later today.

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Shooting in NW McMinnville **2nd update below**

SHOOTING IN NW MCMINNVILLE **2ND UPDATE BELOW**


News Release from McMinnville Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 3:28 PM
On Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm McMinnville Police and Fire/EMS were dispatched to the area of NW 9th and Hickory Street regarding a male adult who was the victim of a gunshot wound. The male was stabilized at the scene and transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center for treatment on his non-life-threatening injuries. The incident remains under investigation and no further details can be released at this time.

**update** As of 11/29/17 this case is still under active investigation. The McMinnville Police Department anticipates releasing further information on 11/30/17. The Detectives working this case are confident that there is no danger to the public.

**2nd Update**

On November 25th, 2017, at about 6:40 pm McMinnville police officers responded to a report of a shooting near 9th and Hickory. An adult male victim was located and transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the ear. The suspect, 29 year old Christopher Ridenour of McMinnville, allegedly approached the victim and they got into a verbal altercation. Ridenour and the victim knew each other prior to their altercation and at some point during their contact, Ridenour pointed a handgun at the victim and shot the victim once in the head. Ridenour fled the area prior to law enforcement arrival.

On November 29th, 2017, at about 2:30 pm Ridenour was arrested by McMinnville Police Department for the following charges:
Attempted Murder Bail: $150,000
Assault I Bail: $150,000
Menacing Bail: $5,000
Felon in possession of a weapon Bail: $7,500
Unlawful possession of a firearm Bail: $7,500
Unlawful use of a weapon: Bail: $7,500

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Rudolph at 503-434-7307 ext 5941 or you can leave a message on the McMinnville PD Tipline at 503-434-2337.
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Cocaine and Heroin Seizure - Jackson County (Photo)

COCAINE AND HEROIN SEIZURE - JACKSON COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 3:29 PM
Downloadable file: Photo 3
On November 27, 2017, around 12:02 p.m., an Oregon State Trooper stopped a 2017 Nissan Maxima for a traffic violation on I-5 NB near MP 7 in Jackson County. The male driver failed to present a driver's license and was later identified as Adam Smith, age 44 from Seattle, WA. A female passenger, Bonita Alvarado, age 44 from Seattle, WA, was contacted and Troopers observed a package of drugs lying on the vehicle floorboard between Alvarado's feet. The vehicle was searched and three additional packages of drugs were located inside the vehicle. Additional follow up investigation determined the occupants were traveling from Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA. The package of drugs located between Alvarado's feet was identified as 2.2 lbs of cocaine. The three additional packages of drugs were identified as 6.6 lbs of heroin. Smith and Alvarado were arrested and lodged into the Jackson County jail on the following charges:

Unlawful Delivery of Heroin
Unlawful Possession of Heroin
Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine
Unlawful Possession of Cocaine

The Oregon State Police was participating in a High Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Domestic Highway Enforcement effort when this vehicle was stopped. The Oregon State Police partners with HIDTA to combat the illicit transport of illegal narcotics by conducting Domestic Highway Enforcement patrols throughout the year. Additional Patrol Troopers, K-9's and Drug Enforcement Section Detectives assisted during this enforcement efforts by patrolling I-5 and secondary state highways in Jackson County.

The Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) Strategy promotes collaborative, intelligence-led, unbiased policing in coordinated and mutually supportive multi-jurisdictional law enforcement efforts on the Nation's highways. The DHE strategy both improves the investigative efforts of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) in attacking drug trafficking organizations and has significant impact on traffic safety, homeland security, and other crimes.

HIDTA Domestic Highway Enforcement Goals:

To enhance investigations leading to the disruption and dismantlement of the drug trafficking and money laundering organizations that use the Nation's highways as a means of transporting illegal drugs, currency, and other contraband and illicit commodities from one location to another.

To cultivate and share intelligence information pertaining to individuals and organizations who use the Nation's highways as a means of transporting illegal drugs, currency, and other illicit commodities or create other threats and hazards on those highways.

To promote shared operational planning, intelligence, and coordination among Federal, state, and local law enforcement to improve their ability to effectively address all crimes, threats, and hazards relating to our Nation's highways.
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Cocaine and Heroin Seizure - Jackson County (Photo)

COCAINE AND HEROIN SEIZURE - JACKSON COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 3:25 PM
Downloadable file: Photo 3
Downloadable file: Photo 2
Downloadable file: Photo 1
On November 27, 2017, around 12:02 p.m., an Oregon State Trooper stopped a 2017 Nissan Maxima for a traffic violation on I-5 NB near MP 7 in Jackson County. The male driver failed to present a driver's license and was later identified as Adam Smith, age 44 from Seattle, WA. A female passenger, Bonita Alvarado, age 44 from Seattle, WA, was contacted and Troopers observed a package of drugs lying on the vehicle floorboard between Alvarado's feet. The vehicle was searched and three additional packages of drugs were located inside the vehicle. Additional follow up investigation determined the occupants were traveling from Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA. The package of drugs located between Alvarado's feet was identified as 2.2 lbs of cocaine. The three additional packages of drugs were identified as 6.6 lbs of heroin. Smith and Alvarado were arrested and lodged into the Jackson County jail on the following charges:

Unlawful Delivery of Heroin
Unlawful Possession of Heroin
Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine
Unlawful Possession of Cocaine

The Oregon State Police was participating in a High Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Domestic Highway Enforcement effort when this vehicle was stopped. The Oregon State Police partners with HIDTA to combat the illicit transport of illegal narcotics by conducting Domestic Highway Enforcement patrols throughout the year. Additional Patrol Troopers, K-9's and Drug Enforcement Section Detectives assisted during this enforcement efforts by patrolling I-5 and secondary state highways in Jackson County.

The Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) Strategy promotes collaborative, intelligence-led, unbiased policing in coordinated and mutually supportive multi-jurisdictional law enforcement efforts on the Nation's highways. The DHE strategy both improves the investigative efforts of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) in attacking drug trafficking organizations and has significant impact on traffic safety, homeland security, and other crimes.

HIDTA Domestic Highway Enforcement Goals:

To enhance investigations leading to the disruption and dismantlement of the drug trafficking and money laundering organizations that use the Nation's highways as a means of transporting illegal drugs, currency, and other contraband and illicit commodities from one location to another.

To cultivate and share intelligence information pertaining to individuals and organizations who use the Nation's highways as a means of transporting illegal drugs, currency, and other illicit commodities or create other threats and hazards on those highways.

To promote shared operational planning, intelligence, and coordination among Federal, state, and local law enforcement to improve their ability to effectively address all crimes, threats, and hazards relating to our Nation's highways.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four in Union

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING FOUR IN UNION


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 3:05 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on
November 29, 2017 at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the 66000 block of Miller Lane in Union, OR. The fire affected four, including four adults and eight pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday, December 4 at 7:00 a.m.

ACTING PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (PIO) THROUGH MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 7:00 A.M.


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 3:00 PM
Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Monday, December 4, 2017, at 7:00 a.m.

Sergeant Simpson will respond to media requests for information via email or media-only pager for emergent events.

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County council to consider approval of proposed amendments to 2017-2018 budget

COUNTY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO 2017-2018 BUDGET


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 2:58 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - The Board of County Councilors will hold a public hearing at 6 pm Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, to consider re-adopting the 2017-2018 budget and approving associated property tax levies. The hearing could continue at 9:30 am Wednesday, Dec. 6, if the council needs more time to deliberate.

The council adopted the biennial budget in December 2016; it went into effect Jan. 1, 2017. By law, the council is required to approve a mid-biennium review and modification of the two-year budget, a process referred to as "re-adoption." The purpose of the re-adoption is to: address critical funding needs and new requests; recognize budget-neutral items such as grants; make technical adjustments; and update revenue forecasts, as needed.

The 2017-2018 budget is $946.9 million, $323.2 million of which is the General Fund. It is the county's largest fund and includes all discretionary revenue. The county's second-largest fund is the $161.3 million Road Fund.

In the budget, the council designates money for community services, including: the Sheriff's Office, courts, jail and the juvenile justice system; road construction and maintenance; construction and maintenance of parks and public buildings; zoning and land-use; building permits; public health, mental health and substance abuse treatment programs; property value assessment; elections; Treasurer's Office; Geographic Information Systems; animal control; code enforcement; and environmental programs.

County departments and offices submitted 123 funding requests totaling $21.5 million for the 2017 budget re-adoption. However, the interim county manager's recommended budget amendments only include $2.7 million in new General Fund expenses, $1.4 million of which is one-time expenses. The recommended budget is fiscally conservative. It minimizes ongoing expenses, preserves adequate reserves and continues to promote a safe community by maintaining service levels and protecting mandated law and justice functions.

Recommended amendments using non-General Fund revenue include $1.5 million in real estate excise tax to upgrade the jail security system and $1 million in REET for sidewalks in growing neighborhoods as well as $2.1 million in building fees for the online building permit system.

Details of the recommended budget amendments and re-adoption process can be found at https://www.clark.wa.gov/sites/default/files/dept/files/the-grid/2017-Q3/112917PH_2017RecommendedReadoptWSPresentation.pdf.

A resolution to re-adopt the budget can be found at https://www.clark.wa.gov/sites/default/files/dept/files/the-grid/2017-Q3/112917PH_2017ReadoptResolution.pdf.

A full description of the recommendations can be found at https://www.clark.wa.gov/sites/default/files/dept/files/the-grid/2017-Q3/120517_PH_2017BudgetReadopt.pdf.

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Suspects Arrested After Burglary in Madison South Neighborhood

SUSPECTS ARRESTED AFTER BURGLARY IN MADISON SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 2:14 PM
On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 7:39 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 8900 block of Northeast Thompson Street on the report of a burglary. As officers responded to the location. they received information that the homeowner could hear several people inside his home and observed an unfamiliar vehicle parked in his driveway. The homeowner was asked to meet responding officers outside of his home for his safety.

When officers arrived, they contacted the homeowner and learned no other people had permission to be in the home and that the homeowner was unfamiliar with the vehicle that was parked in his driveway. Officers established a perimeter around the home, and then heard the suspects moving items inside the basement of the house.

As officers waited for a K9 team to arrive on-scene, one of the suspects exited the home and was taken into custody. Another suspect exited the residence, observed police, re-entered the residence and attempted to escape out of a window in the back of the house. Officers believe as the suspect attempted to flee out of the rear of the house a water pipe was broken and water flooded the basement. Officers were able to communicate with the suspect and convinced him to exit the residence; he was taken into custody without incident. A K9 team searched the residence and no other suspects were located.

During the investigation, officers determined the vehicle parked in the driveway was listed as a stolen vehicle. Officers believe the suspects parked the vehicle in the driveway prior to entering the residence.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Burglary Taskforce responded to the location and continued this investigation. Detectives located additional items they believe were taken during previous burglaries, including leaf blowers and tool boxes that were found in the stolen vehicle. Investigators ask anyone who was recently a victim of a burglary in which these items were taken and lives near the Madison South Neighborhood to contact 503-823-BURG (2874).

The suspects will be identified and charges released once they are lodged in the Multnomah County Jail later today.

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Shooting in NW McMinnville **update below**

SHOOTING IN NW MCMINNVILLE **UPDATE BELOW**


News Release from McMinnville Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 11:08 AM
On Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm McMinnville Police and Fire/EMS were dispatched to the area of NW 9th and Hickory Street regarding a male adult who was the victim of a gunshot wound. The male was stabilized at the scene and transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center for treatment on his non-life-threatening injuries. The incident remains under investigation and no further details can be released at this time.

**update** As of 11/29/17 this case is still under active investigation. The McMinnville Police Department anticipates releasing further information on 11/30/17. The Detectives working this case are confident that there is no danger to the public.
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PPB Welcomes New K9 Partner (Photo)

PPB WELCOMES NEW K9 PARTNER (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 8:49 AM
Downloadable file: Chester.jpg
Downloadable file: Chester_and_Officer_Davidson.jpg
The Portland Police Bureau recently welcomed a new member to our Canine Unit.

Chester is a 15-month-old pure bread German shepherd, who is the K9 partner of Officer Ben Davidson. Officer Davidson, who has been a member and handler with the Canine Unit since 2011, retired his first K9 partner, "Bravo" earlier this year after more than six years of distinguished service.

Officer Davidson's new partner, Chester, was born and bred in Redland, Oregon, and was acquired from a former Lake Oswego Police Officer. Chester completed a rigorous testing process prior to his selection. He then completed a 400-hour, 10-week training course led by a PPB Canine Unit trainer. Chester successfully passed his Oregon Police Canine Association state certification test on November 14, 2017.

Officer Davidson and Chester look forward to many years of service to the community.

Welcome, Chester!

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Deputies Track Down Burglar After Couple Awakes to Find Stranger in Their Bedroom (Photo)

DEPUTIES TRACK DOWN BURGLAR AFTER COUPLE AWAKES TO FIND STRANGER IN THEIR BEDROOM (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 8:21 AM
Downloadable file: PDF of Media Release
Downloadable file: Booking Photo
November 29, 2017 -- A couple awoke to find a strangler asleep on their bedroom floor. He was later located by deputies who were tracking his location on the couple's cell phones he had stolen.

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 4:40 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a residential burglary in the 100 block of Northwest 107th Avenue in Portland. A woman reported that her husband and she had awoken to find a male asleep on the floor of their bedroom.

As the couple was escorting the man out of the residence and calling 9-1-1, they realized that items were missing from their home, including their cell phones, tablet computer, and wallets.

Deputies, assisted by Beaverton Police officers and a K-9 team, began searching the area for the suspect. Meanwhile, deputies interviewing the victims learned that the GPS tracking app "Find My iPhone" was enabled on their stolen phones and began tracking their location.

Responders coordinated closely, and when deputies were in position near where the GPS showed the phones were, set off an audible tone on the stolen phones. A deputy heard the tone sounding from outside a nearby residence on Southwest Celeste Lane and located the suspect hiding under the porch. At 5:20 a.m., he was taken into custody with assistance from the Beaverton Police K-9 team.

Ervin Solomon, 64-years-old of Portland, was arrested for burglary in the first degree, theft in the first degree, felon in possession of restricted weapon, and a probation violation. He is being held at the Washington County Jail on $50,000 bail.

In addition to the couple's recovered property, Mr. Solomon was found in possession of jewelry and other items believed to be stolen. Deputies will be working to identify the owners of that property and returning it to victims in the coming days.

The Sheriff's Office wishes to thank the Beaverton Police Department for their assistance on this search.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 11/28/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 11/28/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 8:17 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 11/28/2017

ESTACADA:

17-1941

On 11/28/2017 at 0433 hrs., a citizen reported that his truck had been stolen from the 200 block of NE Main Street. It was entered into police databases as stolen.

17-1946

On 11/18/2017 at 1457 hrs., code enforcement received an abandoned vehicle complaint from the 700 block of NW Carlton Avenue. On 11/28/2017, the vehicle was towed as abandoned.


SANDY:

17-1942

On 11/29/2017 at 0707 hrs, police received a report about mail being stolen and dumped on the ground in the area of Goldenrain Street and Broken Top Avenue. A report was taken.

17-1944

On 11/28/2017 at 1016 hrs., police responded to a business located in the 37000 block of Bell Street on a report of a Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The minor's parents were notified and the minor was released to them. A report will be forwarded to the Clackamas County Juvenile Department.

17-1947

On 11/28/2017 at about 1841 hrs., police responded to the 39000 block of Pioneer Boulevard regarding a non-injury traffic crash. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1948

On 11/28/2017 at 1953 hrs., police responded to a theft call in the 37000 block of Solso Drive. An Unknown suspect stole a package from a residence in the area. A report was taken.
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Officers Investigate Overnight Shooting in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood - One Person Injured

OFFICERS INVESTIGATE OVERNIGHT SHOOTING IN PORTLAND'S HAZELWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 8:01 AM
On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 1:53 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Club Sin Rock, located at 12035 Northeast Glisan Street.

This call started when the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office contacted Portland Police regarding a victim who had arrived at a Clackamas area hospital with a gunshot wound. Based on preliminary information, 9-1-1 call takers and deputies believed the shooting occurred in Portland.

Portland Police Bureau Officers responded to the hospital and learned the shooting occurred at Club Sin Rock. Officers believe after the shooting, the victim was transported by private vehicle to the Clackamas area hospital to receive treatment. After initial treatment at the Clackamas hospital, the subject was transported by ambulance to a Portland area trauma level hospital for further treatment. An initial medical assessment of the adult male victim suggested his injuries were non-life-threatening.

As officers contacted the victim at the hospital in Clackamas County, additional officers responded to Club Sin Rock and learned a fight had occurred in the club followed by a shooting outside of the club.

As officers canvassed the area outside of the club, they located evidence of gunfire.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the location and assisted with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland - One Person Deceased

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND - ONE PERSON DECEASED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2017 1:43 AM
On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 11:03 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting and car crash north of Southeast Stark Street on Southeast 157th Avenue.

As officers responded to the area of the reported shooting and crash, multiple people contacted 9-1-1 and reported hearing gunfire. When officers arrived on scene, they located a white SUV that had been involved in a crash. Officers approached the SUV and located an adult male inside. Emergency medical responders arrived at the SUV and determined the adult male occupant of the vehicle was deceased.

As officers contacted witnesses in the area of the shooting and crash, additional officers searched the neighborhood with K9 teams for the suspects involved in this shooting. No suspects were located as a result of the neighborhood search.

Based on information learned during the investigation, officers do not believe the suspects in this shooting pose an immediate danger to the public.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail are responding to investigate this shooting. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division and members of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office are also responding to assist with the investigation.

Southeast Stark Street will remain closed between Southeast 155th Avenue and Southeast 160th Avenue as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov

No additional updates will be released regarding this investigation until mid-morning on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

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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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Red Cross Responds to Disaster Affecting Four People in Vancouver

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO DISASTER AFFECTING FOUR PEOPLE IN VANCOUVER


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2017 11:45 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 9:00 p..m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 to a single-family fire that affected two adults and two children in the 10000 block of N.E. Notchlog Dr. in Vancouver, WA.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Red Cross Responds To Disaster Affecting Three People in Lane County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO DISASTER AFFECTING THREE PEOPLE IN LANE COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2017 11:29 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 9:00 p..m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 to a single-family fire that affected three adults in the 80000 block of Hillview Drive, Creswell, OR.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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UPDATE #2: Suspect Arrested in Connection with November 7th Death Investigation (Photo)

UPDATE #2: SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH NOVEMBER 7TH DEATH INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2017 10:50 PM
Downloadable file: Jacob J McGhee
On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail detectives booked 42-year-old Jacob J. McGhee into jail in connection with the November 7th death of 30-year-old Richard Whitemore.

McGhee was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and a post prison violation for a previous conviction of Robbery in the Second Degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday.

This investigation started on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 11:24 p.m., when Central Precinct officers were dispatched to the report of a stabbing near Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located Whitemore lying on the ground, surrounded by a significant amount of blood. Whitemore was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where he died. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began an investigation into Whitemore's death. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Whitemore died of homicidal violence as a result of a sharp force injury.

During the investigation, detectives developed probable cause to arrest McGhee in connection with the death of Whitemore and secured a warrant for his arrest.

On Tuesday, November 28, at 2:24 p.m., Central Precinct officers were working in the area of East Burnside Street and 14th Avenue when they observed McGhee. The officers knew McGhee was wanted in connection with the murder of Whitemore. The officers contacted and arrested McGhee.

This remains an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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The victim killed during a disturbance late Tuesday night has been identified as 30-year-old Richard Whitemore of Portland.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner Determined Whitemore died of homicidal violence caused by a sharp force injury.

Anyone with information about Whitemore's death should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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On Tuesday November 7, 2017, at 11:24 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the area of Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene they located an adult male lying on the ground. A large amount of blood was observed around the man as emergency responders approached. Medical personnel provided the victim medical aid and transported him by ambulance to an area hospital where died of his injuries.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believe the victim and the suspect were involved in a fight on Southeast Morrison Street east of Southeast Water Avenue. During the fight the victim sustained serious injuries but was able to walk to Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street, where he fell to the ground. Community members observed the victim on the ground and called 9-1-1.

Officers continue to search for the suspect in this incident.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this death investigation.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy in the coming days to attempt to identify a cause of death. The cause of death and identity of the victim will not be released until after the autopsy and the next of kin have been notified.

This investigation is in its early stages and there is no additional information available at this time. Additional information will be provided through updates to this release when available.

The PIO is not responding to the scen of this investigation at this time.

Anyone with surveillance footage or information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Man, Cory Watkins (Photo)

POLICE SEEK HELP LOCATING MISSING MAN, CORY WATKINS (PHOTO)


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2017 10:34 PM
Downloadable file: Cory_Watkins.jpg
GRESHAM, Ore.-- Police are looking for a missing Gresham man who has was last known to be near Crater Lake on Nov. 14 and last spoke with his family on Nov. 16.

Cory Allan Watkins, 30, had plans to travel to Toketee Falls in the Umpqua National Forest (Douglas County) before returning home to spend Thanksgiving with family. He never returned and his family and friends are concerned for his wellbeing, believing he may be lost.

Watkins is described as a Caucasian man with blond hair and hazel eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 195 pounds. Watkins is driving a blue, 1996 Subaru Legacy baring Oregon license plate 292HTE.

Anyone who has information about Watkins' whereabouts is encouraged to call non-emergency police dispatch. For Multnomah County, that number is 503.823.3333.

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Barricaded Assault suspect

BARRICADED ASSAULT SUSPECT


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2017 7:42 PM
UPDATE

The suspect has been taken into custody, without incident. I will respond to the media staging area shortly to be available for a statement.

Sgt. Chad Rothenberger


At approximately 1440 hours deputies were sent to 10419 NE 50th Avenue on a report of a disturbance with a weapon. The 9-1-1 caller reported that the neighbor, James Froehilc, had pointed a rifle at them and fired off at least three rounds.

Deputies arrived on scene and were able to remove the victim's from the area. They attempted to make contact with the suspect. The suspect came out of the house armed with a rifle. After a brief stand off the suspect dropped the rifle and retreated back into his house.

SWAT is on scene at this hour and has the house contained for a barricaded suspect wanted for 2 counts of Assault I, Unlawful possession of a firearm by felon and felony harassment.

We have made several attempts to contact the suspect with negative results so far.

Media staging area is at a large church on the east side of Saint Johns, at 99th Street.


More updates to follow

Sgt. Chad Rothenberger
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Barricaded Assault suspect

BARRICADED ASSAULT SUSPECT


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2017 6:15 PM
At approximately 1440 hours deputies were sent to 10419 NE 50th Avenue on a report of a disturbance with a weapon. The 9-1-1 caller reported that the neighbor, James Froehilc, had pointed a rifle at them and fired off at least three rounds.

Deputies arrived on scene and were able to remove the victim's from the area. They attempted to make contact with the suspect. The suspect came out of the house armed with a rifle. After a brief stand off the suspect dropped the rifle and retreated back into his house.

SWAT is on scene at this hour and has the house contained for a barricaded suspect wanted for 2 counts of Assault I, Unlawful possession of a firearm by felon and felony harassment.

We have made several attempts to contact the suspect with negative results so far.

Media staging area is at a large church on the east side of Saint Johns, at 99th Street.


More updates to follow

Sgt. Chad Rothenberger
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House Fire Injures Lebanon Woman (Photo)

HOUSE FIRE INJURES LEBANON WOMAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Lebanon Fire District
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2017 5:48 PM
Downloadable file: IMG_5849.JPG
A house fire which started in a converted garage spread to the main home and sent one woman to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Firefighters were called to the home at 451 W. Maple Street at 2:01 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. The first arriving unit was a Battalion Chief who arrived at 2:04 p.m. and reported fire and smoke from the garage and one apparent victim down in the yard. A Lebanon Fire District medic unit arrived just 2 minutes later and immediately administered advanced life support to the female victim, identified as Cynthia Poole, 56, of Lebanon. Poole was transported from the scene to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, where she was stabilized before being transported via helicopter to the Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

Firefighters from Lebanon were able to knock down the fire in about 20 minutes, and remained on scene for approximately 4 hours mopping up hot spots. The cause of the fire remains undetermined at this time and members of the LFD Fire Investigation Team have begun to process the scene and will continue their investigation through Wednesday in an effort to determine the fire's cause and origin.

Anyone with information about this fire should contact Deputy Fire Marshal Ken Foster at 541-451-1901.

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*** For updates on large scale incidents within the Lebanon Fire District, follow us on Twitter: @LebanonFD ***
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Pamplin Media, Woodburn Proud Help Raise $11,000 for AEDs for Woodburn Police Department (Photo)

PAMPLIN MEDIA, WOODBURN PROUD HELP RAISE $11,000 FOR AEDS FOR WOODBURN POLICE DEPARTMENT (PHOTO)


News Release from Woodburn Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2017 4:50 PM
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Woodburn Police Chief Jim Ferraris was presented with 15 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) today by Woodburn Proud representative Eric Swenson and Woodburn Independent Publisher Al Herriges.

The two organizations raised over $11,000 to outfit each of Woodburn's police cars -- both marked and unmarked -- in an effort to save more lives.

"In all my years in law enforcement, this is one of the best community partnerships I have ever been part of," said Ferraris. "This is a great example of businesses, nonprofits and the Woodburn Police Department collaborating to acquire equipment that will save lives."

Herriges approached Ferraris about the Independent's parent company, Pamplin Media, wanting to raise funds in each of its communities. That led to a conversation with local nonprofit Woodburn Proud and then donations started flowing in ranging from $1,000 to $20.

Ferraris said the Salem Fire Foundation and Salem Fire Chief Mike Niblock were instrumental in the acquisition of the AEDs.

"The Salem Fire Foundation was able to purchase the AEDs at a reduced rate, allowing us to buy five more AEDs than the targeted 10 units," he said.

Each of Woodburn's officers are trained in CPR/First Aid and how to use AEDs. Currently, five patrol vehicles are outfitted with the devices. Ferraris hopes to have all of the cars equipped with AEDs early next year.

"The generosity was so great, we will be able to outfit all of our entire fleet," he said. "Each of the AEDs will be installed by our vehicle outfitter. We hope to have them all installed by late January."

This project fulfills the Woodburn City Council's goal of enhancing public safety through community partnerships.

"It has always been a high priority for the Council to make sure our police department fosters positive relationships in the community," said Woodburn City Administrator Scott Derickson. "The Council views public safety as one of its highest priorities and when our police department can develop relationships that help save lives, Woodburn is better for it."

Ferraris is extremely appreciative of the generosity of so many.

"I can't thank Al and Eric enough for spearheading this project," he said. "Both Pamplin and Woodburn Proud get the big picture and see the value in these partnerships. I am so proud work with organizations like these two, along with countless other businesses and community members who donated to this life saving effort."
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Oregon City Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying car theft suspects (Photo)

OREGON CITY POLICE ARE SEEKING THE PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING CAR THEFT SUSPECTS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon City Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2017 4:04 PM
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On November 23, 2017, shortly after 5:00 am, unknown suspect(s) stole a blue 1995 Honda Accord from the parking structure of Providence Willamette Falls Hospital, 1500 Division St. A few hours later, stolen credit cards from inside the vehicle were used at several locations in Portland. Attached are surveillance photographs of the unidentified male suspect and an associated female subject.

Male Suspect #1 is described as a white male adult, around 20-30 years old, and thin build. He is wearing black jeans, a black Nike t-shirt, and black and gray jacket.

The female associate is described as a white female adult, around 20 years old, and thin build. She is wearing black pants and a black jacket.

The stolen vehicle is a blue 1995 Honda Accord with Oregon License plates, CK64596.
The Oregon City Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in locating the stolen vehicle and identifying the male suspect and associated female. Anyone who has information about or knows who the suspects are, are encouraged to call the Oregon City Tip Line at 503-496-1616.

Reference OCPD case # 17-4201.
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Reports of Mail Thefts Increasing, Tips Wanted

REPORTS OF MAIL THEFTS INCREASING, TIPS WANTED


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2017 3:16 PM
Sandy Police have received numerous reports concerning possible mail theft in the past two weeks, and are asking for the public's help. Several callers have reported finding piles of discarded mail in different parts of the city, and others have seen mailboxes standing open along an entire block or more. One caller saw a vehicle with occupants behaving suspiciously near mailboxes, but could not provide a description because of darkness. That caller did not promptly report the concern so that it could be investigated at the time.

Sandy Police have traditionally seen an increase in mail theft and related incidents in the month of December. Thieves may be hoping to intercept gift cards and other easily used items that may be arriving for Christmas. Officers are asking the public to report any suspicious behavior around mail boxes using the non-emergency dispatch line (503)655-8211 at any hour of the day or night. As a reminder, the business office is closed overnight and is therefore not an effective way to report suspicious activity.
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OSP is seeking public assistance in the unlawful killing of a spiked elk in Linn County (Photo)

OSP IS SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN THE UNLAWFUL KILLING OF A SPIKED ELK IN LINN COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2017 2:19 PM
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The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in Albany is asking for the public's assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of a spike elk that was discovered off of Soda Fork Road near Harter Mountain in Linn County.

On Saturday, November 25th, 2017, Oregon State Police responded to the area and located a spike elk that was shot with a rifle and the meat was taken. The elk appeared to have been shot the day prior.
A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association through the Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) program for any information leading to an arrest in this or any other wildlife case. Callers can remain anonymous. The TIP program number is 1-800-452-7888.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact either the TIP hotline or by calling Oregon State Police Dispatch at 503-375-3555.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.

TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)
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OSP Seeking Public Assistance in the Unlawful Killing/Waste of three Mule Deer in Baker County (Photo)

OSP SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN THE UNLAWFUL KILLING/WASTE OF THREE MULE DEER IN BAKER COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2017 1:53 PM
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The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in Baker City is asking for the public's assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful taking and waste of three mule deer (one buck, two does) that were discovered on private property off of Hunt Mountain Lane.


A Fish and Wildlife Officer responded to the call on Saturday November 25th and believes this happened after dark on Friday night November 24th. The officer located two mule deer does that were shot, driven over by a vehicle, and left to waste. The officer also located a buck that was shot, had the antlers removed, and was left to waste.


A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association through the Turn-In-Poachers (T.I.P.) program for any information leading to an arrest in this or any other wildlife case. Callers can remain anonymous. The T.I.P. program number is 1-800-452-7888.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact either the TIP hotline or by calling Sergeant Cyr at the Oregon State Police Worksite in Baker City at 541-523-5867 extension 4170.


The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.


In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.


Rewards:

Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100


How to report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:

T.I.P. Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

T.I.P. E-mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
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