Sunday, January 21, 2018

Red Cross Responds To Disaster Affecting Two People in Stevenson

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO DISASTER AFFECTING TWO PEOPLE IN STEVENSON


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: January 21st, 2018 8:06 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 in the 300 block of Wash. Highway 14 in Stevenson, Skamania County, Wash.

The single-family fire affected two adults.

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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Shooting Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - One Person Injured

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 21st, 2018 6:55 PM
On Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 5:37 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire near the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Stark Street.

Initial information suggests officers responded to the report of gunfire after a witness contacted 9-1-1. When officers arrived at the location they located an injured person. The injured person was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim is receiving medical treatment and is believed to be in critical condition.

Members from the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail and Forensic Evidence Division, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, and the Oregon State Medical Examiner are responding to the scene to assist with this investigation.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be closed on Southwest 4th Avenue between Southwest Washington Street and Southwest Pine Street.

Interested media should respond to the southwest corner of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Washington Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the location, ETA 45 minutes.

Anyone with information about this investgiation should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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.

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**Update Pike Found Safe- Grant County Release*** Idaho Woman Reported Missing When She Failed to Return Home - Public Assistance Needed (Photo)

**UPDATE PIKE FOUND SAFE- GRANT COUNTY RELEASE*** IDAHO WOMAN REPORTED MISSING WHEN SHE FAILED TO RETURN HOME - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE NEEDED (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 21st, 2018 11:12 AM
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***Update****
We are attaching the update on locating Ruby Pike on behalf of the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

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***Update ***
The Grant County Sheriff's Office has located Ruby Pike and she safe. They will send out a release shortly.

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On Friday January 19, 2018 at 11:09pm, Oregon State Police received a missing person call regarding Ruby Pike (age 52 Star, Idaho). Ruby was reported missing by her husband and was last known to be in Portland. Ruby was to be traveling from Portland to Boise with unknown direct route. His husband last spoke to Ruby at approximately 4:13pm and she told him she would call when she arrived to Ontario, Oregon and Ruby never called. Ruby was supposed to arrive home around 10:00pm on Friday January 19, 2018.

Ruby's cell phone was "pinged" and the last location was near Hwy 395b milepost 59 which is ten miles south of Ukiah. Ruby's exact route is unknown.

Ruby was last seen wearing jeans, an orange shirt, and clogs. Ruby is described as being 5'9", 180lbs, brown hair, and hazel eyes. Ruby is driving a 2008 white Toyota Tundra with a matching white Leer canopy with glass sides. The Tundra has three stickers on the driver's side tailgate and driver's doors of "Dallbello, Marker, and Vokal". The Tundra has all black custom slightly oversized tires.

On Saturday units from Patrol Division and Fish & Wildlife Division, including the airplane, searched the area of the ping and were unsuccessful. Search and Rescue for Grant County has been activated for the area and a missing person report has been filed in Ada County, Idaho.

Anyone seeing Ruby or Ruby's vehicle yesterday or today please call the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at (541)664-4600 and refer to case number SP18-023772.
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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Idaho Woman Reported Missing When She Failed to Return Home - Public Assistance Needed (Photo)

IDAHO WOMAN REPORTED MISSING WHEN SHE FAILED TO RETURN HOME - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE NEEDED (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 20th, 2018 10:27 PM
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***Update ***
The Grant County Sheriff's Office has located Ruby Pike and she safe. They will send out a release shortly.

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On Friday January 19, 2018 at 11:09pm, Oregon State Police received a missing person call regarding Ruby Pike (age 52 Star, Idaho). Ruby was reported missing by her husband and was last known to be in Portland. Ruby was to be traveling from Portland to Boise with unknown direct route. His husband last spoke to Ruby at approximately 4:13pm and she told him she would call when she arrived to Ontario, Oregon and Ruby never called. Ruby was supposed to arrive home around 10:00pm on Friday January 19, 2018.

Ruby's cell phone was "pinged" and the last location was near Hwy 395b milepost 59 which is ten miles south of Ukiah. Ruby's exact route is unknown.

Ruby was last seen wearing jeans, an orange shirt, and clogs. Ruby is described as being 5'9", 180lbs, brown hair, and hazel eyes. Ruby is driving a 2008 white Toyota Tundra with a matching white Leer canopy with glass sides. The Tundra has three stickers on the driver's side tailgate and driver's doors of "Dallbello, Marker, and Vokal". The Tundra has all black custom slightly oversized tires.

On Saturday units from Patrol Division and Fish & Wildlife Division, including the airplane, searched the area of the ping and were unsuccessful. Search and Rescue for Grant County has been activated for the area and a missing person report has been filed in Ada County, Idaho.

Anyone seeing Ruby or Ruby's vehicle yesterday or today please call the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at (541)664-4600 and refer to case number SP18-023772.
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UPDATE: January 20 Free Speech Events Conclude in Downtown Portland

UPDATE: JANUARY 20 FREE SPEECH EVENTS CONCLUDE IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 20th, 2018 7:59 PM
The demonstrations that occurred on Saturday, January 20, 2018, have concluded. 
 
The demonstrations started at approximately 12:30 p.m. and lasted into the early evening hours.  The events were largely peaceful, with only a few minor disturbances.  There were no reports of any participants sustaining injuries that required emergency medical treatment or property damage.  The Police Bureau and its law enforcement partners made no arrests or used any force during today's demonstrations.
 
The Portland Police Bureau worked with event organizers prior to and during the events to ensure the safety of the participants and community members.  The goal of the Police Bureau at any Free Speech event is to ensure the safety of participants and community members; help facilitate a safe environment for people to practice their First Amendment Rights to speech and assembly; and prevent property damage and disruption to transportation infrastructure.
 
"The vast majority of today's participants were peaceful," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "The events displayed the effectiveness of collaboration between event participants and organizers with the Police Bureau. The relationships that were created today fostered Portland community members' rights to safely practice their First Amendment Rights to free speech and assembly."

The Bureau also collaborated with law enforcement, public safety and government partners to ensure that public safety is the top priority for all participants and community members. The law enforcement, public safety, and government partners included: 

* Portland Police Bureau 
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Oregon State Police 
* Portland Fire & Rescue
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office 
* Portland Parks Bureau
* Portland Bureau of Transportation 
* TriMet
 
While there were no permitted marches today, the Police Bureau had adequate resources to assist in road closures in areas where demonstrators marched on roadways.  Participants marching on roadways that have not been closed to vehicle traffic, expose themselves and community members to extreme dangers.  

The Police Bureau reminds community members that demonstrations generally do not require any permit from the City of Portland; however, any event held in the street and/or sidewalk, such as runs, walks, marches, parades or bicycle races must have a permit granted by the City of Portland. Additionally, event organizers are encouraged to work with the City of Portland to ensure a safe event for participants and non-participants. 

To learn more about the permitting process or to file a request for a permit, please visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Special Events page at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/?c=29979 

Anyone that believes they were the victim of a crime during any of today's demonstrations may contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at ?503-823-3333? to report the incident.

Commendations or complaints about officer conduct today should be directed to the Office of Independent Police Review (IPR) at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/ipr/26646?

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The Portland Police Bureau is anticipating multiple demonstrations to occur in Portland on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Most events appear to be scheduled for Downtown Portland; however, there are some events that will take place in other parts of the Portland area.

There could be an impact to traffic, and TriMet has announced they have developed contingency plans for the transit system; riders should check http://www.trimet.org/alerts in advance of any travel to learn about service disruptions and route changes.

While most people attending these events will participate in peaceful behavior, the Police Bureau recognizes it has a responsibility to attempt to ensure all community members are able to safely practice their Constitutional right to free speech and assembly. The Police Bureau's goal is to help facilitate peaceful events and to prevent criminal behavior from happening. The safety of participants and community members is the Police Bureau's top priority.

Everyone attending the various protest events are encouraged to obey all laws and be respectful of others who are using city streets, freeways and mass transit. Marching into and blocking streets without a permit is illegal and dangerous to protesters as well as road users and has a significantly negative impact to our community.

People should not bring any weapons (firearms, knives, etc.) or items that can be used as weapons (sticks, bats, poles, rocks, fireworks/incendiary devices, etc.) to any of the events. Prohibited items may be seized by police and, if in violation of city, state or federal law, the possessor may be arrested and charged criminally.

The City of Portland has specific conduct rules and laws that apply to parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/?c=28627 including a specific prohibition on the possession of weapons in parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/147782.

Incidents that threaten life, safety or property will be investigated through review of public, media, and law enforcement video, and through contact with witnesses and victims. People who participate in illegal behavior will be subject to arrest on the day of the event or at a later time after additional investigation has occurred. People near others who are preparing to or in the act of committing criminal behavior are encouraged to separate themselves from the group and notify police.

The Police Bureau has reached out to event organizers and other community members to provide an effective and appropriate police presence at the event and throughout the city.

Life-threatening emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1. Call 9-1-1 if you can; text 9-1-1 if you can't. Texts to 9-1-1 cannot include emoticons, emoji's, pictures, or videos.

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned at any of these events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon by visiting the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips, online at https://www.p3tips.com/823, or call 503-823-HELP (4357)

The Portland Police Bureau will investigate reports of criminal behavior and work to identify suspects during and after any incidents.

The Bureau will provide updates via Twitter (@portlandpolice) as needed and will post news releases on significant events that occur as a result of the protests.

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Suspect Arrested in Connection to September 2017 Murder Investigation (Photo)

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO SEPTEMBER 2017 MURDER INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 20th, 2018 4:26 PM
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On Friday, January 19, 2018, 44-year-old Lorenzo L. Jones was taken into custody by members of the Eugene Police Department in Eugene, Oregon during a traffic stop. Jones was arrested on a Multnomah County warrant related to the September 17, 2017 murder of 27-year-old Wilbert Butler in the 3600 block of Southeast 28th Avenue.

Based on information learned by the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail during this investigation, a warrant was issued for Jones' arrest.

Jones was lodged at the Multnomah County jail on a warrant for Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Jones will be arraigned on Monday, January 22, 2018.

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Idaho Woman Reported Missing When She Failed to Return Home - Public Assistance Needed (Photo)

IDAHO WOMAN REPORTED MISSING WHEN SHE FAILED TO RETURN HOME - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE NEEDED (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 20th, 2018 3:14 PM
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On Friday January 19, 2018 at 11:09pm, Oregon State Police received a missing person call regarding Ruby Pike (age 52 Star, Idaho). Ruby was reported missing by her husband and was last known to be in Portland. Ruby was to be traveling from Portland to Boise with unknown direct route. His husband last spoke to Ruby at approximately 4:13pm and she told him she would call when she arrived to Ontario, Oregon and Ruby never called. Ruby was supposed to arrive home around 10:00pm on Friday January 19, 2018.

Ruby's cell phone was "pinged" and the last location was near Hwy 395b milepost 59 which is ten miles south of Ukiah. Ruby's exact route is unknown.

Ruby was last seen wearing jeans, an orange shirt, and clogs. Ruby is described as being 5'9", 180lbs, brown hair, and hazel eyes. Ruby is driving a 2008 white Toyota Tundra with a matching white Leer canopy with glass sides. The Tundra has three stickers on the driver's side tailgate and driver's doors of "Dallbello, Marker, and Vokal". The Tundra has all black custom slightly oversized tires.

On Saturday units from Patrol Division and Fish & Wildlife Division, including the airplane, searched the area of the ping and were unsuccessful. Search and Rescue for Grant County has been activated for the area and a missing person report has been filed in Ada County, Idaho.

Anyone seeing Ruby or Ruby's vehicle yesterday or today please call the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at (541)664-4600 and refer to case number SP18-023772.
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Bank Robbery Saturday Afternoon in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood

BANK ROBBERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN PORTLAND'S HAZELWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 20th, 2018 3:00 PM
On Sunday, January 20, 2018, at 1:23 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank, located at 12203 Northeast Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the suspect entered the bank displayed and a note demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 50's to early 60's, five feet seven inches to five feet eight inches tall, with a medium build.
Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are currently investigating this robbery.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Lloyd District Café Robbed by Man Armed with Knife - No Injuries

LLOYD DISTRICT CAFé ROBBED BY MAN ARMED WITH KNIFE - NO INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 20th, 2018 11:20 AM
On Sunday, January 20, 2018, at 6:16 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Starbucks Grand Avenue, located at 1621 Northeast Grand Avenue.

Officers arrived at the Starbucks and learned a suspect entered the location, proceeded to the cash register, and demanded money while brandishing a knife. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the location without incident.

Responding officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' description. Based on preliminary information, officers believe the suspect is a white male in his 40's, six feet tall, with a slim build armed with a knife

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

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division responded to assist with this robbery investigation.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail will continue this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detail detectives at 503-823-0405.

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.

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Red Cross Responds To Disaster Affecting Four People in Portland

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO DISASTER AFFECTING FOUR PEOPLE IN PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: January 20th, 2018 4:24 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 3:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in the 8600 block of N. Chase Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected four adults.

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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Friday, January 19, 2018

Man Swept Away Off Rocks in Depoe Bay (Photo)*** Update #2 Name Added**

MAN SWEPT AWAY OFF ROCKS IN DEPOE BAY (PHOTO)*** UPDATE #2 NAME ADDED**


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2018 8:42 PM
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***Update #2**
On January 19, 2018 Oregon State Police was notified the Mexican Consulate had made contact with the victim's next of kin in Michoacán, Mexico. The victim has been identified as Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Alvarez (age 46). Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Alvarez is presumed deceased.

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***Update**

On January 18, 2018 at approximately 7:15pm, Oregon State Police was notified by the United States Coast Guard that they had terminated the search efforts in Depoe Bay for the male who was swept into the ocean. Due to the ocean temperature and surf conditions they do not anticipate resuming tomorrow.

The male has been identified as a 46 year old male who had been living in Newport but was from Mexico. At this time, he is presumed deceased. Next of kin is being completed by the Mexican Consulate and once that is completed his name will be release.

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On January 18, 2018 at approximately 11:20am the Oregon State Police responded to Depoe Bay for a report of a male that had been swept off the rocks near the sea wall in Depoe Bay. Witnesses reported the male went over the sea wall to look at the ocean and was then swept off the rocks.

Depoe Fire and Recscue, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and the United States Coast Guard responded to assist with the search. The Coast Guard helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Facility Newport responded to the area within ten minutes and the crew ,aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, is continuing the water search but the male has not been seen since.

People are urged to be aware of the sneaker waves, high water, debris pattern from ocean waves, and not to cross closed parking lots or parks that are closed due to the ocean conditions.

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McMinnville Man Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges (Photo)

MCMINNVILLE MAN ARRESTED ON SEX ABUSE CHARGES (PHOTO)


News Release from McMinnville Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2018 7:06 PM
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In October 2017, the McMinnville Police Department Detective Section began investigating a case involving an adult male subject named Vaughn Leslie Monagon (41) of McMinnville. Over the course of several months, information was obtained that indicated Mr. Monagon had engaged in the sexual abuse of a child a number of years ago. Mr. Monagon was arrested on January 19th, 2018 on 4 counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. The case has been turned over to the Yamhill County District Attorney's Office for prosecution, all further media inquiries will go through their office. The McMinnville Police Department believes there could be additional victims and they are asking anyone with relevant information about Mr. Monagon to please call the McMinnville Police Department Tipline at 503-434-2337.
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City Council Approves Annexing and Taking Ownership of County Roadway, and Authorizes Right-of-Way Acquisition

CITY COUNCIL APPROVES ANNEXING AND TAKING OWNERSHIP OF COUNTY ROADWAY, AND AUTHORIZES RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION


News Release from City of Wilsonville
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2018 4:17 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- At the Jan. 18, 2018, Wilsonville City Council meeting, the Council took three major steps simultaneously to advance preparations for development of the Portland-metro regionally significant Coffee Creek industrial area of high-wage employers in Wilsonville.

The Council approved on second reading the annexation into City limits of 4.9 acres of roadway located in the northwest industrial area of Wilsonville. Approximately one mile of existing rural and unimproved county roads were annexed, including Garden Acres Road, Cahalin Road and Clutter Street.

In conjunction with annexing the existing roadway, the Council adopted a resolution seeking to transfer the road authority from Washington County to the City, which would then take ownership of the roads for improvements.

The Council also authorized the acquisition of approximately 102,000 square feet or 2.3 acres of right-of-way and easements from 14 property owners on 34 separate tax-lots that border Garden Acres Road, which stretches a half-mile from Ridder Road north to near Day Road.

Finally, the Council renewed a five-year intergovernmental agreement between the City and other local and state governmental agencies that are members of the Oregon Public Works Emergency Response Cooperative Assistant program. The City's participation in the program formalizes the exchange of equipment, supplies and personnel among government agencies during emergency response or recovery efforts.

Under Mayor's Business, the Council confirmed the reappointment of several volunteers to City boards and commissions, including:
* Reappointment of Arthur Park to Budget Committee for a second term from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2020.
* Reappointment of Gerald Greenfield to Planning Commission for a second term from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2021.
* Reappointment of Fred Ruby to Development Review Board Panel A for a second term from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2019.
Development Review Board Panel A
* Reappointment of Samy Nada to Development Review Board Panel B for a second term from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2019.

Under City Manager's Business, the Council approved sending a letter to Oregon legislative leaders opposing potential legislation in the "short" February session of the legislature that would remove public-review processes to allow the Oregon Dept. of Aviation to 'supersite' an extension of the Aurora State Airport runway in Marion County. The Council directed staff to work with Clackamas County to oppose legislation that preempts public participation in the land-use process and results in increased urban-level activity in a rural location lacking municipal governance, adequate infrastructure and surface-transportation facilities.

During Communications, the Council heard an update from Nina Carlson, Government & Community Affairs Consultant, of NW Natural describe the utility's efforts to move to a "low-carbon future" that reduces overall carbon-emissions by 2035.

During work session prior to the meeting, Council heard a number of reports from City staff. Public Works Director Delora Kerber presented a recently completed inventory of street trees in the city that showed 24,208 trees of 274 different species border 79 miles of Wilsonville roadways; the tree inventory will help the City to better manage and plan for the selection of trees in the future. Finance Director Susan Cole and Police Chief Rob Wurpes presented on the costs and benefits of various scenarios for the use of "red-light cameras" to capture driver violations of traffic-control devices. The Council decided to pause this initiative to install red-light cameras since a new traffic law-enforcement officer is scheduled to start in March that may result in decreased traffic infractions that impact public safety and traffic flow.

Community members can watch a replay of all or a portion of the City Council meeting on Comcast/Xfinity Ch. 30, Frontier Ch. 32 or on the City's video-on-demand service at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.

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Investigation into Stolen Vehicles in Salem (Photo)

INVESTIGATION INTO STOLEN VEHICLES IN SALEM (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2018 2:20 PM
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On January 19, 2018 members of the Oregon State Police Major Crime Section served search warrants at two locations in North Salem and one in Marion County off West Stayton Road. All three locations have an association with Gone Towing. The major crime section is conducting an investigation based on information received that stolen vehicles were being held at the locations.

Anyone with information to report regarding Gone Towing please call Detective Barrientos at (503) 378-3387.
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Sheriff's Office arrests 41 during holiday DUII enforcement effort

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS 41 DURING HOLIDAY DUII ENFORCEMENT EFFORT


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2018 2:07 PM
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office joined local and state police agencies to increase impaired-driving patrols as part of a national campaign, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The national enhanced-patrols campaign lasted from Dec. 13, 2017 through Jan. 2, 2018. Sheriff's Office deputies were assigned to special patrols with a sole focus on looking for impaired drivers -- with the hope of reducing the chances those impaired drivers would cause a traffic crash or fatality. This led to the arrest of 41 people in Clackamas County alone.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014 there were 9,967 people killed in impaired driving crashes. This amounts to one alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 53 minutes. This accounts for 31 percent of traffic fatalities in 2014 nationwide -- and is especially sad because this is a completely preventable tragedy.

Prior to beginning this enhanced-enforcement effort. we asked in a press release that people who drink and/or consume other impairing substances -- including marijuana -- make prior transportation plans. Thanks to those who accepted this responsibility, helping make 2017's holiday season a safe one for everyone who shares our roadways.

The Sheriff's Office encourages anyone who sees an impaired driver to call 911. Extra enforcement patrols will continue for the month of January.

DUII is a completely preventable crime. Impaired drivers are a risk to everyone, and drivers have a responsibility to not get behind the wheel after consuming any type of intoxicant.

Learn more about the NHTSA's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign at https://one.nhtsa.gov/drivesober/index.html

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Suspect eludes multiple law enforcement agencies and is in custody after an officer involved shooting in Wasco County (Photo)

SUSPECT ELUDES MULTIPLE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND IS IN CUSTODY AFTER AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN WASCO COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2018 11:30 AM
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On Thursday, January 18th at approximately 3:20PM, an OSP Trooper operating a marked police vehicle attempted to stop a Dodge pickup for speeding on I-84 near milepost 109 westbound in Sherman County. The suspect failed to stop for the Trooper and when the suspect cut through the grassy median and began traveling eastbound, OSP discontinued the pursuit. At approximately 3:30PM, a Sherman County Sheriff's Deputy located the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and attempted to stop it near Moro. The suspect refused to stop for police and the Sherman County Deputy discontinued their pursuit.

A short time later an OSP Trooper observed the vehicle in Sherman County headed towards Wasco County. Wasco County Sheriff's deputies and the Oregon State Police attempted to stop the suspect by using spike strips at two separate locations, which were unsuccessful. The suspect vehicle was seen traveling through Tygh Valley at unsafe speeds and all law enforcement agencies discontinued efforts to stop the vehicle due to concerns for the public's safety.

At approximately 4:25PM, a Wasco County Deputy located the vehicle at a residence just off US 197 approximately 4 miles south of Tygh Valley. As the vehicle attempted to reenter US 197 the Deputy fired several rounds at the vehicle with his sidearm. The vehicle came to a stop and the driver was taken into custody without further incident.

The vehicle was operated by 30 year old Rudy Foki Paea FIFITA from West Jordan, Utah. FIFITA had two passengers in the vehicle, 23 year old Tiffany Joan ROUBMAI from Haiku, HI and their 1 year old son. Neither FIFITA, ROUBMAI or their son were injured during this incident.
FIFITA was lodged at NORCOR in The Dalles on charges stemming out of Sherman County for Attempting to Elude Police (2 counts), Recklessly Endangering another Person (4 counts) and Reckless Driving.

Under protocols established by Oregon Senate Bill 111 each county has a specific set of rules by which police shootings are investigated. In Wasco County those protocols call for the District Attorney to name another agency, which in this case was the Oregon State Police, to head the investigation, with participation from other officers of the County's Major Crime Team -- drawn from the other agencies. The agency involved in the shooting contributes a single liaison officer, but does not participate in the SB 111 review. The reason for this is so that there is as much of detached investigation as is possible.

The Oregon State Police were assisted by the Sherman County S.O., Wasco County S.O., The Dalles P.D., the Sherman County District Attorney's Office, the Wasco County District Attorney's Office, Oregon Department of Human Services and ODOT. The investigation is ongoing and additional updates will be released as the investigation allows.
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Late Night Shooting Leads to Arrest (Photo)

LATE NIGHT SHOOTING LEADS TO ARREST (PHOTO)


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2018 9:44 AM
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Gresham, Ore. -- Gresham Police arrested a man for a shooting that left one man with a gunshot wound to his torso. At 9:18 p.m. Police responded to a gunshot heard in the area of SE 182nd Ave and SE Powell Blvd. The 18 year old victim, Ashton Goleman of Milwaukee, was transported by his friends to the Mount Hood Medical Center with what appears to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Witnesses say they went to meet a guy from Offer Up to purchase a car. The suspect, unrelated to any of these parties, began to verbally assault the group before punching Goleman in the face. While walking away, the suspect then fired one shot striking Goleman.

Police located the suspect leaving the area on foot. He is identified as Derrick Pierce, 28, of Portland. Pierce was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for attempted murder, assault 1, unlawful possession of a weapon, and three counts of reckless endangerment.

Police would like to remind the public that the Gresham Police Department has an e-commerce safe space under video surveillance to conduct these types of transactions.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719.
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Historic Cemeteries Commission meets February 2 via conference call

HISTORIC CEMETERIES COMMISSION MEETS FEBRUARY 2 VIA CONFERENCE CALL


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2018 8:01 AM
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 1 p.m. February 2 via conference call. Agenda items will include a statewide cemetery clean-up day, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments. For a meeting agenda and access information visit the historic cemeteries page of www.oregonheritage.org.

State law established the seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. More information about commission activities and the meeting may be obtained from coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov .
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16 Citations, 27 Warnings Issued During Thursday Evening #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo)

16 CITATIONS, 27 WARNINGS ISSUED DURING THURSDAY EVENING #VISIONZERO TRAFFIC SAFETY MISSION (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2018 6:38 AM
Downloadable file: Vision Zero
In the evening hours of Thursday, January 18, 2018, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by officers from Central, East, and North Precincts, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Northeast Sandy Boulevard from Northeast 82nd Avenue to Northeast 122nd 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, 16 citations were issued as well as 27 written warnings.

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

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

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

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Man Swept Away Off Rocks in Depoe Bay (Photo)*** Update on Search**

MAN SWEPT AWAY OFF ROCKS IN DEPOE BAY (PHOTO)*** UPDATE ON SEARCH**


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 8:12 PM
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***Update**

On January 18, 2018 at approximately 7:15pm, Oregon State Police was notified by the United States Coast Guard that they had terminated the search efforts in Depoe Bay for the male who was swept into the ocean. Due to the ocean temperature and surf conditions they do not anticipate resuming tomorrow.

The male has been identified as a 46 year old male who had been living in Newport but was from Mexico. At this time, he is presumed deceased. Next of kin is being completed by the Mexican Consulate and once that is completed his name will be release.

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On January 18, 2018 at approximately 11:20am the Oregon State Police responded to Depoe Bay for a report of a male that had been swept off the rocks near the sea wall in Depoe Bay. Witnesses reported the male went over the sea wall to look at the ocean and was then swept off the rocks.

Depoe Fire and Recscue, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and the United States Coast Guard responded to assist with the search. The Coast Guard helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Facility Newport responded to the area within ten minutes and the crew ,aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, is continuing the water search but the male has not been seen since.

People are urged to be aware of the sneaker waves, high water, debris pattern from ocean waves, and not to cross closed parking lots or parks that are closed due to the ocean conditions.

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35-Year-Old Kelso Man Arrested on Rape/Sex Abuse Charges (Photo)

35-YEAR-OLD KELSO MAN ARRESTED ON RAPE/SEX ABUSE CHARGES (PHOTO)


News Release from Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 8:01 PM
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A joint Columbia County Sheriff's Office and Scappoose Police investigation into child rape and sexual abuse alleged to have occurred most recently at 2-1/2 years ago has resulted in the arrest of a 35-year-old Kelso man.

Erick W. Itza-Briceno is lodged in the Columbia County Jail this evening on 8 counts of Rape First Degree and two counts of Sexual Abuse.

Three victims, currently 23, 14 and 12 years of age have disclosed Itza-Briceno had groomed and sexually abused them when they were between the ages of 9 and 14 years old. The vicitm who is currently 23 years old alleged that the suspect abused her approximately three times a month between the ages of 11 and 14 when she lived in Scappoose. The two younger victims alleged the sexual abuse occurred in the St. Helens area, most recently 2-1/2 years ago.

The case first came to the Sheriff's Office's attention through a child abuse report through DHS. Information developed in the case showed that abuse occurred 2-1/2 years ago at a home on Fisher Lane in the St. Helens area. Subsequent investigation developed the other victim. All the victims know each other and have known the suspect for many years.

"Child sex abuse is so destructive to families," said Sheriff Jeff Dickerson. "Our investigators have to sort through a lot of sordid details to get to the facts in these cases. I'm so grateful for the dedication of our investigation team, which was able to work with the Amani Center and the Scappoose Police Department in developing this investigation and to bring charges in this case."
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Mother of deceased baby arrested on charges related to baby's death (Photo)

MOTHER OF DECEASED BABY ARRESTED ON CHARGES RELATED TO BABY'S DEATH (PHOTO)


News Release from McMinnville Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 7:05 PM
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On November 21st, 2017, the McMinnville Police Department began an investigation involving a 7-week old baby girl that had sustained suspicious, life-threatening injuries while at a residence in McMinnville. The baby was taken to Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville and then taken by Life Flight to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland the same day. On November 23rd, 2017, the baby was declared deceased.

On January 18th, 2018, McMinnville Police Department detectives arrested Clely Flores-Ramirez of McMinnville, the mother of the deceased baby, on charges related to the baby's death. Clely Flores-Ramirez, age 31 years, has been lodged at the Yamhill County Correctional Facility in McMinnville on the charges of Manslaughter in the 1st Degree and Criminal Mistreatment in the 1st Degree. The charge of Manslaughter in the 1st Degree is a Measure 11 offense that carries a presumptive minimum prison sentence of 120 months. The case has been forwarded to the Yamhill County District Attorney's office. Clely Flores-Ramirez will be arraigned on these charges on January 19, 2018.

The McMinnville Police Department would like to thank the Oregon Department of Justice, Newberg-Dundee Police Department, Department of Human Services Child Protective Services, Cares Northwest, Juliette's House, and those who came forward with pertinent information. These agencies and individuals were instrumental in moving the investigation forward.

All media requests should be directed to the Yamhill County District Attorney's Office at 503-434-7539.
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Domestic Violence Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder of his Child (Photo)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUSPECT CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER OF HIS CHILD (PHOTO)


News Release from Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 5:54 PM
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A suspect charged with assaulting his spouse with hot frying oil and also with Attempted Murder of his minor child was arraigned yesterday on multiple counts of domestic violence, according to Columbia County Sheriff investigators.

Deputies responded to the 19000 block of Swedetown Rd in the Clatskanie area after a report of domestic violence from a domestic violence advocate late Tuesday evening. Deputies received the call at 8:22 p.m., and responded to find the suspect gone and injuries to the victim spouse and the couple's 7-month-old son. The female victim showed signs of having her hands forced into hot frying oil, and the child showed signs of having been strangled.

Deputies began searching for the suspect, locating him just after midnight Wednesday morning at the suspect's place of employment on Old Portland Rd. in St. Helens. He was taken into custody without incident. St. Helens Police assisted deputies in locating and arresting the suspect, Jeremiah D. Crothers, 34, Clatskanie.

Crothers was arraigned in court Wednesday morning on the following charges: Attempted Murder, Strangulation, Assault Second Degree, Assault 3rd Degree, Assault Fourth Degree (2 counts), Coercion and Attempted Assault Fourth Degree. He remains in custody with bail set at $217,750.

The PC affidavit and DA's information detailing the findings of our deputy's investigation is included with this release.

"The allegations in support of this arrest are alarming," said Sheriff Jeff Dickerson. "Domestic Violence is a scourge that our deputies frequently encounter. Fortunately, we were able to find the suspect in a timely manner and put a stop to the violence, and give this mom and child a chance to survive."
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Update: Additional Details Regarding Friday's Officer-Involved Shooting

UPDATE: ADDITIONAL DETAILS REGARDING FRIDAY'S OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 5:05 PM
Downloadable file: PDF of Media Release
January 18, 2018 -- The inter-agency Washington County Major Crimes Team continues to investigate the fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred north of Sherwood on Friday.

Initial reports to dispatch were that Mr. Sabbe was acting erratically. Witnesses reported hearing shots fired in the area prior to law enforcement arrival. A Sherwood Police officer initially attempted to contact Mr. Sabbe from the roadway, but Mr. Sabbe drove away and crashed his truck into a tree. The Sherwood officer heard gunshots and then saw Mr. Sabbe carrying a rifle.

Tactical responders were called in and first responders set up an expansive perimeter in the interest of public safety. Officers closed the heavily-traveled Southwest Roy Rogers Road and other surrounding arterial streets. Law enforcement attempts to establish phone communication with Mr. Sabbe were unsuccessful.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., members of the inter-agency Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT) attempted to contact Mr. Sabbe in his vehicle. Mr. Sabbe drove away from tactical officers and a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver was conducted on his vehicle. At one point, Mr. Sabbe started to exit his vehicle with an AR-15 rifle still in his lap.

From inside the truck's cab, Mr. Sabbe turned towards tactical officers and pointed the rifle at them. Tactical officers then fired upon Mr. Sabbe.

TNT members, including embedded tactical combat medics, attempted lifesaving measures,
but Mr. Sabbe was pronounced deceased at the scene. A loaded AR-15 rifle was recovered from inside the truck.

The involved personnel who discharged their firearms are being identified as Deputy Earl Brown, who has been employed with the Sheriff's Office since 2008, and Corporal Cade Edwards, employed since 2003.

No additional information is available for release at this time.

The original media release is below.

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Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Underway Outside Sherwood

January 12, 2018 -- The inter-agency Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting north of Sherwood.

On Friday, January 12, 2018, at 1:34 p.m., dispatch received a report of a suspicious vehicle driving in a field on a property near the intersection of Southwest Roy Rogers Road and Southwest Scholls-Sherwood Road outside of Sherwood.

A Sherwood Police officer initially responded and attempted to contact the driver. The driver fled in the vehicle, while firing multiple times, and retreated deeper into the property.

Members of the inter-agency Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Crisis Negotiation Unit were called to assist. Portions of Southwest Roy Rogers Road and Southwest Elwert Road were closed out of concern for public safety.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., members of the Tactical Negotiations Team contacted the suspect vehicle in the field and, during the encounter, fired upon the suspect. Law enforcement on scene attempted life-saving measures but the suspect was pronounced deceased. An AR-style rifle was recovered from inside the suspect vehicle.

The deceased has been identified as 54-year-old Remi Sabbe of Tigard.

Detectives from the inter-agency Major Crimes Team, Washington County District Attorney's Office, Washington County Medical Examiner, and forensics technicians from the Sheriff's Office Forensic Science Unit responded to the scene. King City, Sherwood, Tigard, and Tualatin Police assisted during the incident.

The involved deputies are on administrative leave per agency protocol. Their names will be released at a later date.

No additional information is available for release at this time.
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ISO Rerate May Save TVF&R Patrons Money on Insurance Premiums (Photo)

ISO RERATE MAY SAVE TVF&R PATRONS MONEY ON INSURANCE PREMIUMS (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 4:24 PM
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The Insurance Services Office (ISO) helps establish industry standards used by most insurance companies to determine fire premiums. Though all insurance companies who utilize ISO are required to recognize the improved ratings by February 1, 2018, some may provide discounts sooner.

Property owners should talk with their insurance provider to determine which rate is applied to their property.

* On a 10-point scale with Class 1 being the best, TVF&R is now considered a Class 2 in all areas within five miles of a fire station. Previously, parts of the district without fire hydrants were considered a Class 8 or 10. This could mean big savings for people in North Plains, Midway, Stafford, Sherwood, Newberg and some of the rural parts of the District.
* Properties located more than five miles from a fire station are considered a Class 10. TVF&R has very few of these areas.
* Properties located five to seven miles from a fire station might be considered a Class 10w, depending on the features of the property, giving customers a 5 to 10 percent discount.
* TVF&R is among the top 3 percent of the 46,042 fire departments evaluated by ISO.

"We are so pleased with our improved rating. It has the potential to save the people we serve money on their insurance premiums," states Fire Chief Mike Duyck. "We also appreciate the comprehensive analysis of our operations and prevention capabilities by an objective third party."

ISO considered TVF&R's staffing, equipment, training, fire station distribution, incident reporting, data collection and community-risk-reduction efforts. They also evaluated water infrastructure, shuttling abilities and emergency communications. Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency and TVF&R's fire prevention program earned the highest marks in all categories.
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FBI Arrests Bend Man on Child Pornography Charge

FBI ARRESTS BEND MAN ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 4:19 PM
FBI Agents, with the assistance of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, served a federal search warrant at the Bend home of Pierce Morrow, age 22, on Thursday, January 18, 2018. During the course of the search, agents determined that they had enough probable cause to arrest Morrow on a charge of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Morrow is currently being held in the Deschutes County Jail and will be transported to the U.S. Courthouse in Eugene on Friday, January 19th where he will make an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin at 1:30 pm.

A federal charge is only an accusation of a crime, and all defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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***Second Update***Murder Investigation Completed - One Arrested and Two Outstanding - Josephine County (Photo)

***SECOND UPDATE***MURDER INVESTIGATION COMPLETED - ONE ARRESTED AND TWO OUTSTANDING - JOSEPHINE COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 3:48 PM
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On January 17, 2018, 22 year old Elizabeth Devine HUDSON (aka: Little Red) was located in Las Vegas, NV and arrested on the warrant for Murder.

***End Update***

***PREVIOUS***
On January 9, 2018, Damian Lee ATWOOD was taken into custody by Detectives of the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division and lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the warrant for Murder.

Elizabeth HUDSON is still outstanding and we are asking for the publics help in locating her. If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, you are asked to call the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 541-664-4600.

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***PREVIOUS***
On June 22, 2017, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division began investigating the death of 22-year old John REITTERER from Crescent City, California. REITTERER was located in a shallow creek off of Illinois River Road, near milepost 6. The death of REITTERER was determined to be a homicide and the investigation has been ongoing since that time.

On November 28, 2017, the completed investigation was presented to a Josephine County Grand Jury. The Josephine County Grand Jury indicted the following persons on the charge of Murder and warrants were issued for their arrests:

- 22 year old Elizabeth Devine HUDSON, also known as "Little Red."

- 19 year old Damian Lee ATWOOD, also known as "Bubba J"

- 22 year old Ryan Michael ELDRED

On November 28, 2017, Ryan ELDRED was lodged at the Josephine County jail on the warrant for Murder.

The whereabouts of Elizabeth HUDSON and Damian ATWOOD are unknown at this time but they are both known to frequent the Cave Junction, Oregon area.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Elizabeth HUDSON and/or Damian ATWOOD are asked to call the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 541-664-4600.
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UPDATE: Driver Dies of Injuries Sustained During January 12 Crash

UPDATE: DRIVER DIES OF INJURIES SUSTAINED DURING JANUARY 12 CRASH


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 3:47 PM
The driver of a vehicle that was found crashed on eastbound Interstate 84 near Exit 9 on Friday, January 12, 2018 has died of injuries sustained during the crash.

The driver was identified as 27-year-old Nathaniel Lee Teneyck of Gresham, OR. Teneyck is believed to have been the only occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash. Teneyck died at an area hospital on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Garret Dow with the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit at 503-823-5070 or Garrett.Dow@portlandoregon.gov

Teneyck's death is the first traffic related fatality in Portland in 2018.

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The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to investigate this crash.

This was not a fatal crash investgiation as originally released.

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On Friday, January 12, 2018, at 12:06 a.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash near Exit 9 on eastbound Interstate 84.

Officers arrived on scene and located a white Honda Civic that had been involved in a crash and an adult male being administered CPR by community members. Emergency medical personnel arrived and provided the man medical aid prior to transporting him to an area hospital by ambulance. Based on initial information, emergency medical personnel believed the man sustained serious life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe the injured adult male was the only occupant of the Honda Civic.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to investigate this crash. Criminalists with the Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Currently, the ramp to northbound Interstate 205 from eastbound Interstate 84 and one lane of eastbound Interstate 84 prior to Exit 9 are closed. The closures will likely be in effect for the next three to four hours.

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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Salem Woman dies in Fatal Crash in Polk County (Photo)

SALEM WOMAN DIES IN FATAL CRASH IN POLK COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 3:00 PM
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On January 17, 2018 at approximately 10:10pm Oregon Police State troopers responded to the report of a single vehicle fatal crash on HWY 22W near milepost 5.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2005 Honda CRV, operated by Lauren Beasley, age 21 from Salem, was traveling westbound on HWY 22W Honda veered off the road and struck a guard rail on the westbound lane, crossed into the eastbound lane of travel then struck a tree down a 20 foot embankment on the eastbound shoulder. Beasley suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Speed is believed to be a contributing factor of the crash. The eastbound lane was closed for approximately five hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by Polk County Fire, Sheridan Fire, Oregon Department of Transportation, Polk County Sheriff's Office, and the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Grants available for Oregon museum projects

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR OREGON MUSEUM PROJECTS


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 2:32 PM
The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants to qualified museums for collections, heritage tourism, and education and interpretation projects. Awards typically range between $2,000 and $10,000.

Museums may apply for a variety of projects, including of the following examples. Collections projects may include cataloging, archival storage, disaster preparedness and conservation. Heritage tourism projects may include museum marketing and promotions, enhancing visitor experience, and training for museum staff. Education and interpretation projects may include exhibits, online education, school classes, workshops and camps. Museums may also partner with other organizations for projects that might be outside the museum, but still meet the museum's mission.

"This program is versatile enough to serve museums of all sizes," said Oregon Heritage Commission coordinator Beth Dehn. Past projects included a speaker series at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, electrical work at the Gilliam County Historical Society, storage materials for the Klamath County Museum and the Shelton McMurphy Johnson House in Eugene, interpretation at Washington County Museum and Cannon Beach History Center and a living history cemetery tour in Lincoln City.

While the grant applications are online, they are simple and there is plenty of support to complete them. Free grant workshops on project planning and grant writing and using the online grant application will be available. Workshops will be in Salem on March 8 and 13. Webinar workshops will be available on March 15 and 22.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The commission's mission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.

To learn more about museum grants, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.
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Free Speech Events Anticipated in Downtown Portland on Saturday

FREE SPEECH EVENTS ANTICIPATED IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND ON SATURDAY


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 2:11 PM
The Portland Police Bureau is anticipating multiple demonstrations to occur in Portland on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Most events appear to be scheduled for Downtown Portland; however, there are some events that will take place in other parts of the Portland area.

There could be an impact to traffic, and TriMet has announced they have developed contingency plans for the transit system; riders should check http://www.trimet.org/alerts in advance of any travel to learn about service disruptions and route changes.

While most people attending these events will participate in peaceful behavior, the Police Bureau recognizes it has a responsibility to attempt to ensure all community members are able to safely practice their Constitutional right to free speech and assembly. The Police Bureau's goal is to help facilitate peaceful events and to prevent criminal behavior from happening. The safety of participants and community members is the Police Bureau's top priority.

Everyone attending the various protest events are encouraged to obey all laws and be respectful of others who are using city streets, freeways and mass transit. Marching into and blocking streets without a permit is illegal and dangerous to protesters as well as road users and has a significantly negative impact to our community.

People should not bring any weapons (firearms, knives, etc.) or items that can be used as weapons (sticks, bats, poles, rocks, fireworks/incendiary devices, etc.) to any of the events. Prohibited items may be seized by police and, if in violation of city, state or federal law, the possessor may be arrested and charged criminally.

The City of Portland has specific conduct rules and laws that apply to parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/?c=28627 including a specific prohibition on the possession of weapons in parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/147782.

Incidents that threaten life, safety or property will be investigated through review of public, media, and law enforcement video, and through contact with witnesses and victims. People who participate in illegal behavior will be subject to arrest on the day of the event or at a later time after additional investigation has occurred. People near others who are preparing to or in the act of committing criminal behavior are encouraged to separate themselves from the group and notify police.

The Police Bureau has reached out to event organizers and other community members to provide an effective and appropriate police presence at the event and throughout the city.

Life-threatening emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1. Call 9-1-1 if you can; text 9-1-1 if you can't. Texts to 9-1-1 cannot include emoticons, emoji's, pictures, or videos.

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned at any of these events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon by texting CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip; online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php or by calling 503-823-HELP (4357).

The Portland Police Bureau will investigate reports of criminal behavior and work to identify suspects during and after any incidents.

The Bureau will provide updates via Twitter (@portlandpolice) as needed and will post news releases on significant events that occur as a result of the protests.

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Man Swept Away Off Rocks in Depoe Bay (Photo)

MAN SWEPT AWAY OFF ROCKS IN DEPOE BAY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 2:00 PM
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On January 18, 2018 at approximately 11:20am the Oregon State Police responded to Depoe Bay for a report of a male that had been swept off the rocks near the sea wall in Depoe Bay. Witnesses reported the male went over the sea wall to look at the ocean and was then swept off the rocks.

Depoe Fire and Recscue, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and the United States Coast Guard responded to assist with the search. The Coast Guard helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Facility Newport responded to the area within ten minutes and the crew ,aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, is continuing the water search but the male has not been seen since.

People are urged to be aware of the sneaker waves, high water, debris pattern from ocean waves, and not to cross closed parking lots or parks that are closed due to the ocean conditions.

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Semi Truck and Trailer Crash Causes Multi-Car Pile Up on I-5 Near Cottage Grove (Photo) *Update Name Added*

SEMI TRUCK AND TRAILER CRASH CAUSES MULTI-CAR PILE UP ON I-5 NEAR COTTAGE GROVE (PHOTO) *UPDATE NAME ADDED*


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 12:57 PM
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On Wednesday January 17, 2018 at approximately 7:46pm OSP Springfield and Roseburg responded to a multi-vehicle injury crash on I-5 near milepost 168.

Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound commercial motor vehicle (CMV), driven by Amarveer Dahliwal (age 45 from Everett, Washington), lost control of its trailer and struck the outside guardrail, the driver then overcorrected, crossed both southbound travel lanes and struck the center concrete barrier. The collision with the barrier dislodged several large concrete sections, forcing them into the northbound travel lanes.

A second northbound CMV, driven by David Solheim (age 55 from Myrtle Creek) stopped at the crash scene, exited the vehicle, in attempts to warn the southbound traffic. Solheim was struck by a southbound Dodge pick-up, driven by Decontee Renda (age 23 from Sheridan). Solheim was transported to sacred Heart at Riverbend hospital in Springfield with serious injuries.

Four northbound vehicles crashed into the concrete barriers that were pushed into the northbound lane. Those vehicles were driven by: Bobby Carter (age 47 from Springfield), and Michelle Nickell (age 57 from Cottage Grove), Adam Castro (age 52 from Springfield), and Kelly Gregory (age 43 from Portage, Michigan). In total five people (all four drivers) were transported to Sacred Heart at Riverbend Hospital with injuries ranging from minor to serious.

The crashes completely blocked both northbound and southbound lanes however Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) was able to open one lane of travel in both directions in under two hours, allowing tow operators on scene to remove the vehicles. ODOT Incident Response remained on scene to replace the six concrete sections.


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ISO Rerate May Save TVF&R Patrons Money on Insurance Premiums (Photo)

ISO RERATE MAY SAVE TVF&R PATRONS MONEY ON INSURANCE PREMIUMS (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 12:08 PM
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The Insurance Services Office (ISO) helps establish industry standards used by most insurance companies to determine fire premiums. Though all insurance companies who utilize ISO are required to recognize the improved ratings by February 1, 2018, some may provide discounts sooner.

* On a 10-point scale with Class 1 being the best, TVF&R is now considered a Class 2 in all areas within five miles of a fire station. Previously, parts of the district without fire hydrants were considered a Class 8 or 10. This could mean big savings for people in North Plains, Midway, Stafford, Sherwood, Newberg and some of the rural parts of the District.
* Properties located five to seven miles from a fire station are considered a Class 8.
* Properties located more than seven miles from a fire station are considered a Class 10w.
* TVF&R is among the top 3 percent of the 46,042 fire departments evaluated by ISO.

"We are so pleased with our improved rating. It has the potential to save the people we serve money on their insurance premiums," states Fire Chief Mike Duyck. "We also appreciate the comprehensive analysis of our operations and prevention capabilities by an objective third party."

ISO considered TVF&R's staffing, equipment, training, fire station distribution, incident reporting, data collection and community-risk-reduction efforts. They also evaluated water infrastructure, shuttling abilities and emergency communications. Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency and TVF&R's fire prevention program earned the highest marks in all categories.
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Semi Truck and Trailer Crash Causes Multi-Car Pile Up on I-5 Near Cottage Grove (Photo)

SEMI TRUCK AND TRAILER CRASH CAUSES MULTI-CAR PILE UP ON I-5 NEAR COTTAGE GROVE (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 11:34 AM
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On Wednesday January 17, 2018 at approximately 7:46pm OSP Springfield and Roseburg responded to a multi-vehicle injury crash on I-5 near milepost 168.

Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound commercial motor vehicle (CMV), driven by Amarveer Dahliwal (age 45 from Everett, Washington), lost control of its trailer and struck the outside guardrail, the driver then overcorrected, crossed both southbound travel lanes and struck the center concrete barrier. The collision with the barrier dislodged several large concrete sections, forcing them into the northbound travel lanes.

A second northbound CMV, driven by David Solheim (age 55 from Myrtle Creek) stopped at the crash scene, exited the vehicle, in attempts to warn the southbound traffic. Solheim was struck by a southbound Dodge pick-up, driven by Decontee Renda (age 23 from). Solheim was transported to sacred Heart at Riverbend hospital in Springfield with serious injuries.

Four northbound vehicles crashed into the concrete barriers that were pushed into the northbound lane. Those vehicles were driven by: Bobby Carter (age 47 from Springfield), and Michelle Nickell (age 57 from Cottage Grove), Adam Castro (age 52 from Springfield), and a driver of a Dodge Charger.In total five people were transported to Sacred Heart at Riverbend Hospital with injuries ranging from minor to serious.

The crashes completed blocked both northbound and southbound lanes however Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) was able to open one lane of travel in both directions in under two hours, allowing tow operators on scene to remove the vehicles. ODOT Incident Response remained on scene to replace the six concrete sections.


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Commission on Aging offers opportunities to advocate for older citizens

COMMISSION ON AGING OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES TO ADVOCATE FOR OLDER CITIZENS


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 10:38 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark County is seeking applicants for three openings on its Commission on Aging. The commission manages and implements the county's Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing the needs of people older than 50.

Volunteers serve three-year terms. Residents living anywhere in Clark County may apply. People with an interest in issues and advocacy for seniors and service on a public advisory board are encouraged to apply.

The commission meets 3-6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Additional meetings may require an extra 10 hours per month.

Applicants should submit a résumé and letter of interest to Tina Redline, County Manager's Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000. Applications also may be emailed to tina.redline@clark.wa.gov or faxed to 360.397.6058.

Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

The Aging Readiness Plan covers access to housing, transportation, a variety of lifestyles, support services and civic or social engagement. For more on the plan and commission, see www.clark.wa.gov/aging.

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