Sunday, December 31, 2017

Update - *Names Released* Double Fatal Commercial Vehicle Crash US 20 near Milepost 216 - Malheur County (Photo)

UPDATE - *NAMES RELEASED* DOUBLE FATAL COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CRASH US 20 NEAR MILEPOST 216 - MALHEUR COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 31st, 2017 4:16 PM
Downloadable file: US_20_MP_216_Fatal.jpeg
*UPdate*

On December 30, 2017 at approximately 9:10 a.m. (MT), Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers responded to a double fatal motor vehicle crash on US 20 at milepost 216 west of Harper, which is in Malheur County, Oregon.

Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2016 Kenworth commercial truck and semitrailer operated by Brian Brunscher (37) of Springfield, Oregon was traveling eastbound on US 20 near milepost 216, when for an unknown reason the vehicle entered the westbound lane of travel and into the path of an orange 2015 Freightliner commercial truck and trailer operated by James Shorten (55) of Portland, Oregon that was traveling westbound. The two commercial vehicles collided head on and burst into flames. The westbound commercial vehicle was followed by a green Jeep Wrangler operated by Leonard Herr (60) of Middleton, Idaho and a white Kia Spectra operated by Albert Nasby (52) of Fruitland, Idaho. The Jeep collided into the rear trailer of the westbound commercial vehicle and the Kia struck the rear of the Jeep. Airbags deployed on both passenger vehicles. No injuries were reported by Herr or Nasby. Brunscher and Shorten were confirmed deceased at the scene.

US 20 remained closed for over 12 hours while crews worked to extinguish the fire, investigate the scene and remove the vehicles from the roadway. Approximately, 400 gallons of diesel spilled onto the roadway.

Next of kin notifications have been made for both deceased drivers.

This continues to be an ongoing investigation. Speed and weather conditions are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.

OSP were assisted by the Malheur County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Ontario Fire and Rescue, Ontario Haz-Mat, Vale Fire and Rescue, Steve Rich Environmental Services and Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel.

Photograph courtesy of OSP.

*End of Update*



On December 30, 2017 at approximately 9:10 a.m. (MT), Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers responded to a double fatal motor vehicle crash on US 20 at milepost 216 west of Harper, which is in Malheur County, Oregon.

Preliminary investigation revealed a commercial truck and trailer was traveling eastbound on US 20 near milepost 216, when for an unknown reason the vehicle entered the westbound lane of travel and into the path of a commercial truck and trailer that was traveling westbound. The two commercial vehicles collided head on and burst into flames. The westbound commercial vehicle was followed by a green Jeep Wrangler and a white Kia Spectra. The Jeep collided into the rear trailer of the westbound commercial vehicle and the Kia struck the rear of the Jeep. Airbags deployed on both passenger vehicles. No injuries were reported by the lone drivers' of the passenger vehicles. The driver and sole occupant of each commercial vehicle were confirmed deceased at the scene.

As of 7:30pm (MT), US 20 remains closed as the commercial vehicles are still burning. Approximately, 400 gallons of diesel spilled onto the roadway.

Next of kin notifications have been made for both CMV driver's. No names will be released at this time to allow the families time for additional notifications.

This is an ongoing investigation. Speed and weather conditions are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.

OSP were assisted by the Malheur County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Ontario Fire and Rescue, Ontario Haz-Mat, Vale Fire and Rescue, Steve Rich Environmental Services and Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel.

Photograph courtesy of OSP.

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Fatal Crash Highway 58 in Lane County (Photo)

FATAL CRASH HIGHWAY 58 IN LANE COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 31st, 2017 11:28 AM
Downloadable file: Highway_58_Fatal_Crash.jpg
Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's fatal crash on Hwy 58 in Lane County.

On December 30, 2017, at approximately 3:40 p.m., OSP Troopers from the Springfield Area Command responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 58 near milepost 57.

The preliminary investigation indicates a gray 2006 Dodge 1500 pickup being operated by Douglas NELSON, age 35, from Troutdale, was traveling eastbound when for an unknown reason lost control and crossed into the path of an oncoming westbound blue 2006 Honda CRV being operated by, Ashley RUSSELL, age 27, from Veneta.

NELSON and his 30 year old passenger Erica Nelson, age 30, from St. Helens, were uninjured during the crash.

RUSSELL was traveling with Zachary HEINEMAN, age 28, their seven (7) year old son and 15 month old daughter, all from Veneta. RUSSELL and HEINEMAN'S son suffered fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the scene. RUSSELL, HEINEMAN and their daughter were transported to Riverbend Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The names of the children are being withheld at this time.

NELSON is cooperating with the investigation. Alcohol or other intoxicating impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash. All occupants in both vehicles were properly restrained with safety belts and child safety/child booster seats. The investigation is being continued by OSP crash reconstruction personnel.

Hwy 58 was closed completely for approximately two hours and open to one lane travel for approximately four additional hours while OSP Troopers conducted the investigation.

OSP was assisted on scene by Oregon Department of Transportation Incident Response and Oakridge Fire.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.
Photographs courtesy of OSP.

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Fatal Crash Highway 38 in Douglas County (Photo)

FATAL CRASH HIGHWAY 38 IN DOUGLAS COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 31st, 2017 10:17 AM
Downloadable file: Highway_38_Fatal.JPG
Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's fatal crash on Highway 38 in Douglas County.

On Saturday December 30, 2017 at approximately 04:47 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 38 at approximately Milepost 14.

Preliminary information indicates a westbound silver 2004 Honda Civic operated by, Candelario RINCON-HAMM, age 18, from Coos Bay, left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle collided with a tree, rolled multiple times down an approximate 100 foot embankment and overturned in the North Umpqua River. RINCON-HAMM suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Fatigue and weather conditions are being looked at by investigators as possible contributing factors of the crash. Seatbelt usage is still being determined. One lane of travel of the highway was closed for approximately two hours.

OSP was assisted by Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Scottsburg Fire Department, Lower Umpqua Ambulance, Oregon Department of Transportation and the Douglas County Medical Examiner.

Photographs courtesy of OSP.

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Fugitive wanted in two shootings arrested.

FUGITIVE WANTED IN TWO SHOOTINGS ARRESTED.


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 31st, 2017 9:32 AM
On 12-31-17 at approx. 0215hrs wanted fugitive, Isaac Depre Frazier (22) was observed as the passenger in a vehicle by the Vancouver Police Patrol Division. Frazier was wanted on a felony warrant and the suspect in two shootings that occurred in Vancouver Washington over the past two months. Frazier was taken into custody without incident by patrol units.

In addition to the felony warrant, Frazier was booked into the Clark County Jail by the Vancouver Police Major Crimes Unit for the Nov. 8, 2017 shooting which occurred in the Quarterdeck Bar parking lot located at 4300 NE Fourth Plain in Vancouver Washington. For this incident Frazier was arrested for one count of Assault I, one count of a Drive-by Shooting, and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1.

Frazier was also booked into the Clark County Jail by the Safe Streets Task Force for the Dec. 3, 2017 shooting which occurred in the 4600 block of NE 132nd Place in Vancouver Washington. Frazier was arrested for one count of Assault I, two counts of Robbery I, two counts of Kidnap I, and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1.

Additional charges are pending.

No additional information is available at this time.
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Saturday, December 30, 2017

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: OR 58 has opened at milepost 57 near the Salt Creek Tunnel after being closed for a crash investigation. Travelers should be aware that there may still be emergency responders in the area. UPDATE

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Missing Gresham Man Located

MISSING GRESHAM MAN LOCATED


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2017 8:24 PM
GRESHAM, Ore. - Missing Gresham man Gordon Ruffe has been located. Thanks to all who assisted in getting the word out.
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Double Fatal Commercial Vehicle Crash US 20 near Milepost 216 - Malheur County (Photo)

DOUBLE FATAL COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CRASH US 20 NEAR MILEPOST 216 - MALHEUR COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2017 7:31 PM
Downloadable file: US_20_MP_216_Fatal.jpeg
On December 30, 2017 at approximately 9:10 a.m. (MT), Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers responded to a double fatal motor vehicle crash on US 20 at milepost 216 west of Harper, which is in Malheur County, Oregon.

Preliminary investigation revealed a commercial truck and trailer was traveling eastbound on US 20 near milepost 216, when for an unknown reason the vehicle entered the westbound lane of travel and into the path of a commercial truck and trailer that was traveling westbound. The two commercial vehicles collided head on and burst into flames. The westbound commercial vehicle was followed by a green Jeep Wrangler and a white Kia Spectra. The Jeep collided into the rear trailer of the westbound commercial vehicle and the Kia struck the rear of the Jeep. Airbags deployed on both passenger vehicles. No injuries were reported by the lone drivers' of the passenger vehicles. The driver and sole occupant of each commercial vehicle were confirmed deceased at the scene.

As of 7:30pm (MT), US 20 remains closed as the commercial vehicles are still burning. Approximately, 400 gallons of diesel spilled onto the roadway.

Next of kin notifications have been made for both CMV driver's. No names will be released at this time to allow the families time for additional notifications.

This is an ongoing investigation. Speed and weather conditions are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.

OSP were assisted by the Malheur County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Ontario Fire and Rescue, Ontario Haz-Mat, Vale Fire and Rescue, Steve Rich Environmental Services and Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel.

Photograph courtesy of OSP.

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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Gresham Man (Photo)

POLICE SEEK HELP LOCATING MISSING GRESHAM MAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2017 6:39 PM
Downloadable file: Gordon Ruffe
Gresham, Ore. -- Gresham Police is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 80 year old man with Alzheimer's. Gordon Ruffe was last seen leaving his southeast Gresham residence on foot today around 3:45 p.m. Ruffe is a Caucasian male with gray hair, approximately 5-feet-4-inches tall and 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a plaid blue shirt, blue jeans, and blue shoes.

Anyone who knows of Ruffe's whereabouts is asked to call 911.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: OR 58 is closed at milepost 57 near the Salt Creek Tunnel by a crash. Travelers are advised to avoid the area and take alternate routes. Crash investigation is underway and a lengthy closure is expected.

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Missing Man Found Safe in Beaverton

MISSING MAN FOUND SAFE IN BEAVERTON


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2017 3:06 PM
Update: Mr. Cross was found safe in Beaverton this afternoon near SW Murray Bv. and SW Tualatin Valley Hwy. A citizen called Dispatch after finding Mr. Cross and police arrived within minutes. The Sheriff's Office is thankful for the help from the media and public to find Mr. Cross safely.

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On Friday, December 29, 2017, at 11:14 p.m., a Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy came across an SUV sitting on the side of NW 185th Avenue near NW West Union Rd in the Bethany community.

There was no one in or around the SUV, which belongs to 68-year-old John C. Cross. Deputies learned Mr. Cross has been contacted by police several times over the past two weeks in Beaverton, Tigard and Hillsboro and appeared to be disoriented or confused.

Multiple deputies and a WCSO K-9 team searched the surrounding area, including Bethany Lake Park and local businesses, and did not find Mr. Cross.

Mr. Cross was most recently living in Brookings, Oregon, but has been in the Portland metro area, possibly staying at motels in the Gresham or Troutdale area.

Mr. Cross is described as a 68-year-old white male, 5'7" tall, 155 pounds, with a mostly bald head and a white beard. He has been seen wearing a green or gray fedora in the past.

Deputies towed Mr. Cross' SUV out of the road, so it is unknown if he has access to a different vehicle. Deputies spoke with Mr. Cross' family members in California who also did not know where he may be.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating him. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 629-0111.
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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Argay Terrace Neighborhood - No Known Injuries

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN PORTLAND'S ARGAY TERRACE NEIGHBORHOOD - NO KNOWN INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2017 1:59 PM
On Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 10:48 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 13000 Northeast Prescott Drive.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted people who had called 9-1-1 after hearing the gunfire.

During a canvas of the area, officers located a residence that was struck by gunfire. There are no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

Officers located evidence of gunfire in the area. No suspects have been located at this time. There is no useful suspect descriptions to share at this time.

Based on preliminary information gathered during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is continuing this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the scene and hospital to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the 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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Southeast Portland Store Robbed by Suspect with a Knife - No Injuries

SOUTHEAST PORTLAND STORE ROBBED BY SUSPECT WITH A KNIFE - NO INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2017 1:19 PM
On Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 8:06 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Tobacco Town, located at 4860 Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to an employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, armed with a knife, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left without incident.

Officers checked the neighborhood for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect was described to police as a middle aged white male, 5'10' tall, wearing a black mask and armed with a knife.

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

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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-84 EASTBOUND is now open to travel. Travelers can expect delays and single lane traffic near MP 351, 24 miles west of Ontario. Drive with caution and expect spots of ice in some areas. US 20 will remain closed both directions to through traffic between Vale and Burns throughout the day and possibly into the evening due to truck crash and vehicle fire. Local residents can access Harper from the east and Juntura from the west, but route is fully closed between Juntura and Harper. Travelers are advised to wait in a safe location until US 20 opens, as alternate routes such as US 26 are experiencing icy conditions. Travelers are also advised to stay on main highways and not follow GPS navigation directions onto unfamiliar roadways that may not be passable in winter conditions. Turn off cruise control. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368 for update conditions. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941. UPDATE

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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: Travelers in eastern Oregon are advised to drive with extra caution as icy conditions are present along numerous highways and local road. Turn off "cruise control", slow down and be prepared for black ice. Visit www.oregon.gov/odot/pages/winter-driving.aspx for winter driving tips, videos and more winter safety information. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368 for update road and weather conditions. Outside Oregon call 503=588-2941.

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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-84 EASTBOUND remains closed at Exit 302 in Baker City. US 20 is also closed both directions between Vale and Burns. I-84 EASTBOUND is closed due to numerous vehicles, including semi-trucks, crashing on icy roads near MP 351. The EASTBOUND freeway is expected to be closed for about another hour as crews and tow trucks work to remove and unblock the route. U.S. 20 is closed due to two semi-trucks that crashed and caught fire near MP 217, 7 miles west of Harper. In addition, OR 245 between OR7 and US 26 is closed to through traffic (it is not a viable alternate route for I-84). US 20 could remain closed most of the day for fire operation, vehicle removal and law enforcement investigation. Local traffic may be able to access Harper from the east and Juntura from the west (full closure between Juntura and Harper). Travelers are advised to wait in a safe location until I-84 EASTBOUND and US 20 are open. US 26 is experiencing icy conditions and could also close if traffic increases. Travelers are also advised to stay on main highways and not follow GPS navigation directions onto unfamiliar roadways that may not be passable in winter conditions. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368 for update conditions. Outside Oregon call 503=588-2941.

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Deputies Seek Public's Help Locating Missing 68-Year-Old Man (Photo)

DEPUTIES SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP LOCATING MISSING 68-YEAR-OLD MAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2017 10:15 AM
Downloadable file: John C. Cross
Downloadable file: Media Release
December 30, 2017 -- Deputies are asking for the public's assistance locating a 68-year-old man who has been staying in the Portland area.

On Friday, December 29, 2017, at 11:14 p.m., a Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy came across an SUV sitting on the side of NW 185th Avenue near NW West Union Rd in the Bethany community.

There was no one in or around the SUV, which belongs to 68-year-old John C. Cross. Deputies learned Mr. Cross has been contacted by police several times over the past two weeks in Beaverton, Tigard and Hillsboro and appeared to be disoriented or confused.

Multiple deputies and a WCSO K-9 team searched the surrounding area, including Bethany Lake Park and local businesses, and did not find Mr. Cross.

Mr. Cross was most recently living in Brookings, Oregon, but has been in the Portland metro area, possibly staying at motels in the Gresham or Troutdale area.

Mr. Cross is described as a 68-year-old white male, 5'7" tall, 155 pounds, with a mostly bald head and a white beard. He has been seen wearing a green or gray fedora in the past.

Deputies towed Mr. Cross' SUV out of the road, so it is unknown if he has access to a different vehicle. Deputies spoke with Mr. Cross' family members in California who also did not know where he may be.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating him. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 629-0111.
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Vancouver Police investigate shooting

VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2017 8:35 AM
Vancouver, Wash. --On December 30, 2017, at approximately 4:05 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to reports of shots fired in the 12500 block of NE 28th Street. When Officers arrived they located an adult male in the area deceased. There is no suspect information at this time but detectives do not believe there is a threat to the general public.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit are investigating. Nothing further is available at this time.


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Red Cross Responds to Disaster Affecting Five People in White City, Jackson County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO DISASTER AFFECTING FIVE PEOPLE IN WHITE CITY, JACKSON COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2017 12:33 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday, December 29th, 2017 to a fire in the 8300 block of Atlantic Avenue in White City, Ore.

The single-family fire affected three adults and two children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits 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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Friday, December 29, 2017

Northeast Portland Restaurant Robbed at Gunpoint - No Injuries

NORTHEAST PORTLAND RESTAURANT ROBBED AT GUNPOINT - NO INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2017 6:41 PM
On Friday December 29, 2017, at 3:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Eastern Cathay, located at 1411 Northeast 82nd Avenue.

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

Officers checked the neighborhood for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect was described to police as a white male in his 20s, 5'10' tall, medium build, brown eyes, wearing dark-colored clothing.

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

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***update names released*** California Couple loses life in crash on Highway 140- Jackson County (Photo)

***UPDATE NAMES RELEASED*** CALIFORNIA COUPLE LOSES LIFE IN CRASH ON HIGHWAY 140- JACKSON COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2017 3:58 PM
Downloadable file: 140_22.jpg
Downloadable file: 140_11.jpg
***UPDATE***

The operator of the Freightliner was, 49 year old Kelly KIME, from the Grants Pass area. The operator of the Toyota was identified as, 65 year old, Vernon BLACK, from Rancho Cucamonga, California and the passenger was identified as, 59 year old Rachael BLACK, also from Ranch Cucamonga, California.


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On December 28, 2017, at approximately 1:15 PM, Troopers from the Central Point Area Command responded to a semi-tractor/passenger car crash on Highway 140 at the intersection of Kershaw Road. This crash was in Jackson County and is approximately 3 mile northeast of Medford.

The preliminary investigation has determined that a 2001 Freightliner was westbound on Highway 140 near milepost 2 when a 2013 Toyota Camry, that was northbound on Kershaw, failed to stop at the stop sign and drove into the path of the Freightliner. There were two occupants in the Toyota and they were pronounced deceased on scene by medical personnel.

The names of those involved will be released at a later date. The operator of the semi was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation and no criminal charges are being considered.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Fire District 3, Mercy Flights, Jackson County Sheriff's office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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Arrest made in drug distribution and weapons case (Photo)

ARREST MADE IN DRUG DISTRIBUTION AND WEAPONS CASE (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2017 3:47 PM
Downloadable file: 2317-19156.jpg
Vancouver, Wash. --On December 29, 2017, the Safe Streets Task Force, with the assistance of Southwest Washington Regional SWAT and the Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team, served a search warrant at 5113 NE 31st Ct. in Vancouver Washington. This search warrant was related to unlawful possession of firearms and methamphetamine distribution by Sureno gang members.

During the service of this search warrant, convicted felon Miguel Torres-Izazaga, aka "Stomper", 27, was found to be in possession of an assault rifle, shotgun and a handgun. Torres-Izazaga was also found in possession of 125 grams of suspected heroin. Evidence of pound-level methamphetamine distribution was also located inside the residence. Miguel Torres-Izazaga was arrested and is now in federal custody.

The investigation is continuing and nothing additional is available for release at this time.

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Enjoy a Safe New Year's Celebration

ENJOY A SAFE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2017 3:38 PM
GRESHAM, Ore.-- The use of illegal fireworks is a concern of Gresham residents and the Gresham Police Department. Oregon law bans the sale, possession and use of fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air.

Individuals found in possession of illegal fireworks can be cited for ORS 480.120 sale, possession and use of fireworks. This is a class B misdemeanor which can result in a $1500 fine. In addition, illegal fireworks can be seized by officers.

Gresham Police want to ensure that all citizens get to enjoy a safe New Year's celebration. Illegal fireworks can be reported to the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333. Please recognize that emergency police calls will get priority response.
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2017 Busy Year for Red Cross: Double Digit Increase in Responses, Families Helped & Deployments (Photo)

2017 BUSY YEAR FOR RED CROSS: DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASE IN RESPONSES, FAMILIES HELPED & DEPLOYMENTS (PHOTO)


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2017 10:48 AM
Downloadable file: Eugene Responders Drive Emergency Response Vehicle to Hurricane Irma
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Downloadable file: Bend Responders Deliver Supplies in the US Virgin Islands
Downloadable file: Portland Responders Meet Survivors of the Dupont Train Derailment
Downloadable file: Vancouver Responder, Ron Unpacks Shelter Supplies
Downloadable file: Medford Responder, Patty Delivers Food in Puerto Rico
Downloadable file: Medford Responder, Chuck Unloads Fresh Water in Puerto Rico
Downloadable file: News Release: 2017 Busy Year for Red Cross: Double Digit Increase in Responses, Families Helped & Deployments
Wildfires, hurricanes and home fires cause American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington to see an increase in disaster responses at home and across the U.S., including a 74 percent increase in local responder deployments when compared to 2016.

PORTLAND, Ore., December 29, 2017 -- In 2017, the American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington saw double digit increases in disaster relief responses, families helped following a disaster and deployments of responders to disaster relief operations, when compared to 2016.

From January 1, 2017, to date, the local Red Cross has responded to 764 disasters (a 13 percent increase over last year), helped 1,218 families (a 26 percent increase over last year) and deployed 366 disaster relief responders (a 74 percent increase over last year).

"Wildfires here at home, multiple hurricanes in the Southeast and wildfires in California have resulted in more people in need of help," said Candace Horter, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. "The Red Cross was and will continue to be there to deliver aid in the weeks and months to come."

RED CROSS RESPONSES ACROSS THE NATION
In just 45 days, the American Red Cross responded to six of the year's largest and most complex disasters. This included back-to-back hurricanes -- Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate -- the deadliest week of wildfires in California history and the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history in Las Vegas.

In total, the Red Cross provided more food, relief items and overnight shelter stays than in the past four years combined. The Red Cross mobilized 56,000 disaster workers from across the nation -- 92 percent volunteers -- to provide help after 242 significant disasters such as wildfires, floods, tornadoes and other emergencies in 45 states and three territories. This aid included:
* Opening 1,100 emergency shelters to provide 658,000 overnight stays
* Serving 13.6 million meals and snacks
* Distributing 7 million relief items
* Providing 267,000 health and mental health contacts
* Supporting 624,000 households with recovery assistance

HOW TO HELP
The American Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the generosity of donors in order to fulfil or mission. Despite this close relationship with the federal government, the
American Red Cross is not a federal agency and does not receive regular federal funding to carry out services and programs.

"As 2017 comes to a close, please consider making a year-end contribution to the Red Cross," Horter said. "Your gift helps your friends, your neighbors or perhaps even you to recover after a disaster."

Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Donations can be made at redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Donations are tax deductible.

DONATIONS IN ACTION
* $10 provides one hot meal and additional snacks to a person - These nourishing meals, which include a main course, snacks and a drink, are provided by Red Cross workers and distributed at shelters or in communities via mobile kitchens in emergency response vehicles.
* $20 provides comfort supplies for two families of four - These supplies are stored and ready for distribution nationwide. Comfort kits contain deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, facial tissues, wash cloth, shampoo, liquid soap, lotion, comb, razor and shaving cream.
* $50 provides a full day of food and shelter for one person - This service includes providing breakfast, lunch and dinner, the costs to mobilize and distribute a cot, two blankets and a comfort kit as well as the costs to support the Red Cross workers providing this service.
* $200 provides a full day of food and shelter to a family of four - This service includes providing breakfast, lunch and dinner, the costs to mobilize and distribute a cot, two blankets and a comfort kit as well as the costs of Red Cross workers to provide this service.

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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Missing Man Found in Gold Beach by Oregon State Police

MISSING MAN FOUND IN GOLD BEACH BY OREGON STATE POLICE


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2017 9:34 AM
December 29, 2017 -- Mr. Alperin has been found in Gold Beach, Oregon. The Oregon State Police found Mr. Alperin this morning and he is being kept safe until his family arrives to bring him home.

Original Media Release:

December 28, 2017 -- Deputies are asking for the public's assistance locating a 76-year-old male from Raleigh Hills who went missing earlier today from the Lloyd Center area.

On Thursday, December 28, 2017, at 7:11 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies received a report of a missing person. The family of Ira "Bob" Alperin, 76 of Raleigh Hills, reported that he had not been seen since earlier in the day.

Deputies learned that Mr. Alperin met with friends at Lloyd Center earlier in the day, and left them around 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon. When Mr. Alperin did not later arrive home, private security located him in the Lloyd Center area and assisted him in returning to his vehicle. That was at 5:00 p.m., and Mr. Alperin has not been seen since.

Mr. Alperin's family reports that he has recently been experiencing mild cognitive impairment that causes him to become disoriented and confused. Deputies learned that it is unusual for him to be out of communication for this length of time.

Mr. Alperin is described as a 76-year-old white male, 5'10" tall, 180 pounds, blue-eyed with prescription glasses. He was last seen wearing a dark green plaid winter jacket and a "newsboy" style wool hat.

He was last seen driving a light blue 2004 Acura TSX four-door sedan bearing the Oregon license plate 248BEV.

Mr. Alperin's family and Sheriff's Office deputies are asking for the public's help locating him. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 629-0111.
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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Saturday, December 30 at 8:00 a.m.

ACTING PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (PIO) THROUGH SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 AT 8:00 A.M.


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2017 8:00 AM
Sergeant Pete Simpson will be the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.

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

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Update: Impaired Driver from Fatal Crash in July Located in California and Arrested for Manslaughter (Photo)

UPDATE: IMPAIRED DRIVER FROM FATAL CRASH IN JULY LOCATED IN CALIFORNIA AND ARRESTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2017 5:02 AM
Downloadable file: Booking Photo
Downloadable file: PDF of Media Release
December 29, 2017 -- An impaired driver from a fatal crash in July on Highway 99W was located in California and arrested for manslaughter in the first degree. The investigation found her blood alcohol content at the time of the crash had been over three times the legal limit.

On July 30, 2017, Michelle McMillan was involved in a traffic crash where a pedestrian was struck and later died. During the investigation, deputies learned Ms. McMillan's blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of the crash had been over three times the legal limit.

A Washington County grand jury indicted Ms. McMillan for manslaughter, driving under the influence, and other charges related to the crash, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

A Beaverton Police officer from the inter-agency Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) obtained information that Ms. McMillan had fled to California shortly after the crash and the officer notified the appropriate jurisdiction.

On November 19, 2017, the Lincoln Police Department in California located Ms. McMillan and arrested her for the outstanding warrant. She has been lodged at the Placer County Jail in California since that date.

Early this morning, Ms. McMillan was extradited to Oregon and lodged at the Washington County Jail for manslaughter in the first degree, driving under the influence of intoxicants, two counts of assault in the third degree, reckless endangering, reckless driving, and criminal mischief in the second degree.

The related media releases are below.

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Update: Pedestrian Struck During Two-Car Crash Dies From Injuries

August 1, 2017 -- 36-year-old Nathaniel Franciosi, the pedestrian struck during Sunday's traffic crash, died yesterday at the hospital. Mr. Franciosi's family has been notified. The inter-agency Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) continues to investigate. The original media release is below.

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Pedestrian Severely Injured During Two-Car Crash

July 30, 2017-- A two-vehicle crash ended when an uninvolved pedestrian was struck on the sidewalk along Highway 99W. The road remains closed at this hour while law enforcement investigates the crash.

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

Deputies called in investigators from the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) to investigate the crash. They determined that a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze driven by 58-year-old Michelle Marie McMillan, from Tigard, was traveling south on Highway 99W south of SW Fischer Road. She turned east to cross the northbound lanes in order to enter the Avalon Park Apartment complex.

As she was crossing over the north-bound lanes she was struck by a 2011 Chevy Suburban driven by 71-year-old William Blakeslee, from Sherwood. He was traveling northbound and had the right of way.

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

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

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Deputies Seek Public's Help Locating Missing 76-Year-Old Man (Photo)

DEPUTIES SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP LOCATING MISSING 76-YEAR-OLD MAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 28th, 2017 10:28 PM
Downloadable file: Photo 1
Downloadable file: Photo 2
Downloadable file: Similar Vehicle
Downloadable file: PDF of Media Release
December 28, 2017 -- Deputies are asking for the public's assistance locating a 76-year-old male from Raleigh Hills who went missing earlier today from the Lloyd Center area.

On Thursday, December 28, 2017, at 7:11 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies received a report of a missing person. The family of Ira "Bob" Alperin, 76 of Raleigh Hills, reported that he had not been seen since earlier in the day.

Deputies learned that Mr. Alperin met with friends at Lloyd Center earlier in the day, and left them around 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon. When Mr. Alperin did not later arrive home, private security located him in the Lloyd Center area and assisted him in returning to his vehicle. That was at 5:00 p.m., and Mr. Alperin has not been seen since.

Mr. Alperin's family reports that he has recently been experiencing mild cognitive impairment that causes him to become disoriented and confused. Deputies learned that it is unusual for him to be out of communication for this length of time.

Mr. Alperin is described as a 76-year-old white male, 5'10" tall, 180 pounds, blue-eyed with prescription glasses. He was last seen wearing a dark green plaid winter jacket and a "newsboy" style wool hat.

He was last seen driving a light blue 2004 Acura TSX four-door sedan bearing the Oregon license plate 248BEV.

Mr. Alperin's family and Sheriff's Office deputies are asking for the public's help locating him. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 629-0111.
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Longview - Fireworks Stand Locations and Rules for a Safe New Year (Photo)

LONGVIEW - FIREWORKS STAND LOCATIONS AND RULES FOR A SAFE NEW YEAR (PHOTO)


News Release from Longview Police & Fire
Posted on FlashAlert: December 28th, 2017 7:55 PM
Downloadable file: Public Display
Downloadable file: Mortar
Downloadable file: Sparkler
The City of Longview has approved two Fireworks Retail locations for the upcoming New Year celebration.

The two permitted stands are located at:
Walmart
540 7th Ave,
Longview, WA

Safeway
2930 Ocean Beach Hwy
Longview, WA

The approved stands are allowed to sell Fireworks starting December 27thh through December 31st from 12:00 Noon until 11:oo PM.

Important! Discharge for Fireworks is only permitted on December 31st (New Years Eve) 12/31 from 6:00 pm until 1:00 am on January 1st.

Provisions governing Fireworks in the State of Washington is outlined in the Washington Administrative Code -- WAC -- 212-17
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California Couple loses life in crash on Highway 140- Jackson County (Photo)

CALIFORNIA COUPLE LOSES LIFE IN CRASH ON HIGHWAY 140- JACKSON COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 28th, 2017 5:56 PM
Downloadable file: 140_22.jpg
Downloadable file: 140_11.jpg
On December 28, 2017, at approximately 1:15 PM, Troopers from the Central Point Area Command responded to a semi-tractor/passenger car crash on Highway 140 at the intersection of Kershaw Road. This crash was in Jackson County and is approximately 3 mile northeast of Medford.

The preliminary investigation has determined that a 2001 Freightliner was westbound on Highway 140 near milepost 2 when a 2013 Toyota Camry, that was northbound on Kershaw, failed to stop at the stop sign and drove into the path of the Freightliner. There were two occupants in the Toyota and they were pronounced deceased on scene by medical personnel.

The names of those involved will be released at a later date. The operator of the semi was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation and no criminal charges are being considered.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Fire District 3, Mercy Flights, Jackson County Sheriff's office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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Cowlitz Deputies search illegal marijuana dispensary: seize $10k worth of marijuana: arrest Kelso woman (Photo)

COWLITZ DEPUTIES SEARCH ILLEGAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY: SEIZE $10K WORTH OF MARIJUANA: ARREST KELSO WOMAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 28th, 2017 3:03 PM
Downloadable file: Cowlitz Sheriff
Kelso, Wa. Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies received a tip that reported a woman was operating an illegal marijuana dispensary out of her home at 805 S 7th Ave Kelso, Washington.

Deputy Craig Murray obtained a search warrant for the residence. During the search deputies found more than 2 pounds pounds of processed marijuana, marijuana concentrate "Dabs" and marijuana paraphernalia. The street value of the marijuana would be over $10,000.

The woman Jodi Uravish, age 53 who operated the business out of her home was arrested for Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. She was booked at the county jail. Media should contact the Cowlitz Superior Court if they have questions regarding court appearances.

Deputies serving the warrant contacted 3 people under 21 years of age who reported they have bought marijuana from Uravish and that she commonly sells to people under 21 years of age.

Deputies who severed the search warrant found sales ledgers and other documents that indicated that Ms. Uravish had been selling marijuana for several years. They even found that she had a rewards program where people who bought frequently would be eligible for a free gram of marijuana. She was selling the marijuana for $10 a gram.

See photo of the seized marijuana attached.

Washington State law does not allow us to release booking photos.

C. Rosenzweig
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Newest Animal Control officer now trained for equine cruelty investigations

NEWEST ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER NOW TRAINED FOR EQUINE CRUELTY INVESTIGATIONS


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: December 28th, 2017 11:29 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark County's newest Animal Protection and Control officer became qualified to investigate cases of equine neglect and cruelty by attending an investigative training in Colorado, thanks in part to a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Her completion of Code 3 Associates training in Durango, Colo. means all five Animal Control officers are able to investigate reports of the abuse of horses in Clark County. Code 3 provided a scholarship for half the cost of the course, and a $2,300 donation from the ASPCA covered the officer's remaining costs.

"We are thankful we have the support of the national animal community to bring the latest techniques and legal aspects of horse care to Clark County," said Paul Scarpelli, Animal Protection and Control manager. "With tens of thousands of horse in our jurisdiction, having all our officers trained to the highest standard is a tremendous benefit."

The officer, who was hired in April, attended the five-day training in late August and early September.

Code 3 Associates is a nonprofit dedicated to providing professional animal disaster response and resources to community and professional training to people and agencies involved in animal-related law enforcement and emergency response.
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Clackamas Fire donates winter clothing items to those in need (Photo)

CLACKAMAS FIRE DONATES WINTER CLOTHING ITEMS TO THOSE IN NEED (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: December 28th, 2017 10:25 AM
Downloadable file: Donated coats for dinner guests
Downloadable file: Clackamas Fire staff and volunteers serving dinner
Clackamas Fire District #1's staff and off-duty firefighters helped serve a Feed the Hungry meal on Sunday, Dec. 10 at St. John Episcopal Church, 2036 SE Jefferson Street in Milwaukie. Clackamas Fire has supported Feed the Hungry for the past 16 years and is one of 21 community groups who volunteer to cook one or two meals throughout the year to accomplish feeding the hungry on Sundays. Through their years in volunteering, it was apparent the gift of hospitality to the community could be stretched further during the winter season.

Clackamas Fire decided to conduct a month-long Winter Warming Drive to collect gently used coats and new hats, gloves, scarves, socks, and personal hygiene items for adults. Clackamas Fire furnished collection barrels mid-October through mid-November at the Fire District's Administration Office, Fire Prevention Office, Boring Fire Station 14, City of Milwaukie City Hall, Reser's Fine Foods, and Milwaukie Covenant Church. The collected items were donated to the Feed the Hungry, Inc. for their Board members to wrap up over 150 sets of hats, gloves, scarves, and socks to distribute to dinner guests on Christmas Eve. This year, over 270 gently used and new coats were given out to dinner guests during the time that Clackamas Fire signed up to serve a Feed the Hungry meal on Sunday, Dec. 10.

In addition to the items collected from the barrels, Clackamas Fire received nearly $4,000 in donations from the Clackamas Fire District #1 Volunteer Firefighters Association, Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation, Professional Firefighters of Clackamas County Local 1159, and from several other area citizens. The funds were used to purchase additional gently used coats and winter items.

Feed the Hungry tries to put the meals on as if people were invited to dinner within their own homes. Dinner guests don't have to stand in line, and they are let into the lobby to enjoy snacks and beverages before the meal begins. The Feed the Hungry, Inc. began in 1991 by St. John Episcopal Church, which is now a separate 501(c)(3)non-profit organization. Feed the Hungry, Inc. uses St. John's kitchen and parish hall to serve the meals. The success and longevity of Feed the Hungry, Inc. can be widely attributed to community support, such as area high schools, Rotary Clubs, churches, public agencies, and citizen volunteers.

There's always opportunity to give back and to be of service to the community. If you would like to help out by volunteering to serve a meal or to donate winter clothing items, contact Feed the Hungry, Inc. at (503)653-5880 or by email: fthmilwaukie@gmail.com.

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Impaired Driver Crashes Into Home, Injures Two Passengers (Photo)

IMPAIRED DRIVER CRASHES INTO HOME, INJURES TWO PASSENGERS (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 28th, 2017 8:43 AM
Downloadable file: PDF of Media Release
Downloadable file: Booking Photo
Downloadable file: Crash Photo
December 28, 2017 -- An impaired driver crashed into a house in the Cedar Hills community early this morning. Two passengers were transported to a local hospital with injuries.

On December 28, 2017, at 1:37 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to single vehicle crash into a residence in the 10700 block of Southwest Walker Road in the Cedar Hills community.

When deputies arrived, they found a silver 2016 Honda Odyssey van with its back end resting on the side of a home just off the roadway.

During the investigation, deputies learned that the Honda was traveling westbound when it left the roadway, struck a tree, spun around and came to rest on the outside of the home.

Deputies observed signs of alcohol impairment from the driver, 21-year-old Ezana Tedros of Manteca, California. Mr. Tedros was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, two counts of assault in the fourth degree, and two counts of criminal mischief in the second degree.

Two passengers in the vehicle, ages 24 and 21, were transported by Metro West Ambulance to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Occupants inside the home were not injured. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded and assisted. A tow truck was called to remove the vehicle from the house.

This holiday season, the Washington County Sheriff's Office has partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign to help keep impaired drivers off the road. The campaign began on December 13 and runs through the New Year.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 12/27/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 12/27/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 28th, 2017 8:18 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 12/27/2017


ESTACADA:

17-2088

On 12/27/2017, Andre B. Coleman (37, of Estacada) was arrested for Criminal Trespass II in the 200 block of S Broadway Street0 Mr. Coleman had previously been trespassed from the business. He was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on $1500 bail.

17-2089

On 12/27/2017 at approximately 2046 hrs., Andre B. Coleman (37, of Estacada) was arrested in the 300 block of SE Main Street for criminally trespassing at multiple locations. He was transported and lodged at Clackamas County Jail on $3000 bail.


SANDY:

17-CAD

On 12/27/2017 at about 0906 hrs., police received a report about a hit & run motor vehicle crash in the 36000 block of Goldenrain Street. A report is pending (CAD).

17-2087

On 12/27/2017 at about XXXX, police received a report about theft in the 27000 block of Sunset Stret. A report was taken.

17-2090

ON 12/27/2017 at about 2210 hrs., police assisted with a medical issue in the 39000 block of Hood Street. A report was taken and a patient was transported to a hospital.
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Red Cross Responds to Disaster Affecting Three People in Roseburg

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO DISASTER AFFECTING THREE PEOPLE IN ROSEBURG


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 28th, 2017 1:17 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 to a fire in the 2200 block of Landers Avenue in Roseburg, Ore.

The single-family fire affected three adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, 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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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Armed Robbery Investigation Underway in Portland's Parkrose Heights Neighborhood

ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN PORTLAND'S PARKROSE HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 27th, 2017 10:24 PM
On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 9:37 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Pizza Hut, located at 10355 Northeast Halsey Street.

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 white male in his 50s, with a medium build, and armed with a handgun.

Officers 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 Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Shooting Investigation Wednesday Night in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - No Known Injuries

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN PORTLAND'S POWELLHURST-GILBERT NEIGHBORHOOD - NO KNOWN INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 27th, 2017 9:22 PM
On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 7:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 3800 block of Southeast 113 Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted several people who were nearby at the time the gunfire was heard.

During a canvas of the area, officers did not locate anyone with injuries or any property damage as a result of the reported gunfire. There are no reports of anyone arriving at area hospitals with injuries as a result of this shooting.

Officers located evidence of gunfire in the area. No suspects have been located at this time. There is no useful suspect descriptions to share at this time.

Officers continue to investigate this shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Vancouver Police make arrest in shooting investigation

VANCOUVER POLICE MAKE ARREST IN SHOOTING INVESTIGATION


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 27th, 2017 6:32 PM
Vancouver, Wash. --On December 27, 2017, Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit Detectives, with the assistance of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, arrested Andrew W. Adams-Mott, 20, for Assault I and Robbery I related to a shooting that occurred at a residence in the 3300 block of F Street on December 10, 2017.

Adams-Mott was booked into the Clark County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated.


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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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Serious traffic collision in north Clark County

SERIOUS TRAFFIC COLLISION IN NORTH CLARK COUNTY


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 27th, 2017 5:26 PM
On 12/27/17 at just after 1500 hours, Clark County Sheriff's Deputies and Fire/Rescue Units responded to the 18100 block of NE Lucia Falls Road for a serious single vehicle collision. The vehicle, a 2004 Infiniti G35, was traveling westbound on NE Lucia Falls Road when it left the roadway and collided with brush and trees. There were five occupants in the vehicle during the collision. All occupants were minors. One occupant suffered critical injuries and another occupant suffered serious injuries. Both were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The other three had minor, if any, injuries and were turned over to their parents. Several of the passengers were not wearing seatbelts. Excessive speed appears to be a contributing factor. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this collision. The driver is cooperating with the investigation. Investigation is being conducted by the Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic/Homicide Unit. Please contact Clark County Sheriff's Office PIO or Sgt. Kevin Schmidt for questions.
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Police Need Help Locating Stolen Vehicle Suspect (Photo)

POLICE NEED HELP LOCATING STOLEN VEHICLE SUSPECT (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 27th, 2017 2:29 PM
Downloadable file: 17-3559.jpg
Downloadable file: 17-3559.pdf
Tualatin Police are asking for the public's help in locating the male shown in the attached picture. On December 20, 2017 at approximately 3:50pm, the suspect was seen driving a stolen vehicle in the industrial area near SW Herman Road and SW Teton Avenue, in Tualatin.

During the incident, Tualatin Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop of a vehicle reported stolen the previous day. The vehicle was identified as a purple 1994 Honda Civic. It was later determined that the vehicle was being driven by Joshua Taylor Hayward, 22 years of age. As Mr. Hayward tried to flee, his girlfriend, identified as Chelsea Ann Munday, 25 years of age, purposely drove a separate stolen vehicle into the driver's side of a Tualatin officer's patrol car, preventing that officer from stopping the vehicle Mr. Hayward's was driving. The officer was not injured in the crash but there was damage to the patrol car.

Ms. Munday was initially taken into custody but later transported by Metro West to Meridian Park Hospital for evaluation after she claimed to have ingested heroin and methamphetamine or bath salts. Ms. Munday's case has been referred to the District Attorney's Office for review.

Officers located the stolen purple Honda Civic a short time later on SW Herman Road. A dog track was attempted in search of Mr. Hayward but was unsuccessful. Officers from the Sherwood Police Department, Tigard Police Department, and a K9 officer from the Beaverton Police Department assisted in the dog track and containment.

Mr. Hayward is wanted by Tualatin Police for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Mr. Joshua Hayward is asked to contact the Tualatin Police Department's non-emergency number at 503-629-0111 and reference case #17-3559. Individuals with information who wish to remain anonymous can call the Tualatin Police Department tip-line at 503-691-0285.

No further information at this time.
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Vancouver Police Seek Public's Help In Locating Missing Person (Update: Located deceased)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING MISSING PERSON (UPDATE: LOCATED DECEASED)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 27th, 2017 1:41 PM
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On December 27, 2017, the body of Mr. Rennells was located in the Leverich park area. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office. The investigation is ongoing and nothing further is releasable at this time.

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating 41 year old James Rennells. He is described as a white male, 6'0", 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes with no known medical issues. James is said to have last been wearing a grey zip-up jacket, black Under Armour shirt with a collar, blue jeans, tan belt, and brown Red Wing boots.
Rennells was last seen at work on December 22nd. He has not been seen or heard from since. He is believed to be in the area of Leverich Park on foot.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts are encouraged to call 911.
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UPDATE w/ SUSPECT ID: Officer-involved shooting in Boring; restraining-order suspect deceased after exchanging gunfire with deputies (Photo)

UPDATE W/ SUSPECT ID: OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN BORING; RESTRAINING-ORDER SUSPECT DECEASED AFTER EXCHANGING GUNFIRE WITH DEPUTIES (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 27th, 2017 11:30 AM
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UPDATE (Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, 10:30 a.m.) -- SUSPECT ID, CAUSE OF DEATH

Family notifications have been completed, and the Sheriff's Office can now identify the deceased suspect in the Dec. 26 officer-involved-shooting as Nathaniel Fritz Macalevy, 44, of Boring.

The Medical Examiner's Office has completed its autopsy, and ruled that Macalevy died of a gunshot wound.

The investigation continues. Six Sheriff's Office deputies remain on administrative leave.
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EARLIER (Tuesday, Dec. 26, 11:33 a.m.) -- OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN BORING; RESTRAINING-ORDER SUSPECT DECEASED AFTER EXCHANGING GUNFIRE WITH DEPUTIES

Please reference CCSO Case # 17-33830

Early this morning, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies exchanged gunfire with a Violation of Restraining Order suspect in Boring. No deputies were injured. The suspect is deceased.

At approximately 11 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, deputies responded to a call about a suspect violating a restraining order at a residence in the 17500 block of SE Ten Eyck Rd. in unincorporated Clackamas County.

Responding deputies made contact with the woman who had filed the restraining order. She told deputies that the suspect was heavily armed, wearing a helmet and vest, and was somewhere on the property. Deputies called for SWAT backup.

SWAT responded to the scene. They searched the property and were unable to locate the suspect. The woman was transported to safety.

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26, SWAT personnel made contact with the suspect as he was driving his work van, activating lights and attempting to pull the suspect vehicle over. The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle. Deputies initiated a pursuit.

The pursuit ended at the suspect's residence, located in the 13200 block of SE 312th Dr., located near Hwy. 212 and SE Church Road in Boring. The suspect exited the vehicle, wearing a helmet and vest, and opened fire on deputies, hitting several patrol vehicles numerous times. (Photos of one of the damaged vehicles are attached.) Deputies returned fire. Deputies located the suspect deceased behind the property.

This is now a joint investigation with the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team. At this writing, detectives, forensic examiners with our Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and members of the Major Crimes Team are processing the scene and conducting interviews.

Southeast 312th will be closed between Hwy. 212 and SE Church Rd. in Boring for several more hours as investigators process the crime scene -- please avoid the area.

The suspect is not being named at this time, pending family notifications and further investigation. The State Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine cause of death.

The deputies involved in the shooting are now on paid administrative leave -- which is standard practice following an officer-involved shooting. Their names are not being released at this time.

Further details will be released as the investigation progresses.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four in Bend

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING FOUR IN BEND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 27th, 2017 11:23 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on December 27, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of NW Bungalow Drive in Bend, OR. The fire affected four, including two adults and two children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

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

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING TWO IN KEIZER


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 27th, 2017 10:56 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on December 27, 2017, at approximately 6:00 a.m. in the 1200 block of Clearview Avenue NE in Keizer, OR. The fire affected two adults and pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Prepayment of property taxes not allowed under Washington law

PREPAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES NOT ALLOWED UNDER WASHINGTON LAW


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: December 27th, 2017 9:48 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - Under Washington law, the Clark County Treasurer's Office cannot accept prepayment of 2018 property taxes before the end of 2017, Treasurer Doug Lasher said Wednesday.

Some tax experts and others are urging people to pay at least some of their 2018 property taxes before the end of the year, when new tax laws passed by Congress earlier this month go into effect. Lasher said his office has received a number of calls about paying 2018 property taxes early, but that the Treasurer's Office is unable to accept early payments.

"Per Washington statute, we are unable to accept prepayment of taxes for future dates," he said.

Annual budgets are established by the taxing districts and are due to the county Treasurer in early December each year, he explained. The tax roll is created each January, and tax statements are printed and mailed in February and September. Only after a property owner receives their property tax bill can it be paid in half-yearly installments or in full in April.

Other states may allow prepayments, but the state of Washington does not, Lasher said.
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City of Fairview: Opening at noon. City Hall UPDATE

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