Wednesday, January 31, 2018

UPDATE: Victim in Shooting Investigation Has Died

UPDATE: VICTIM IN SHOOTING INVESTIGATION HAS DIED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 10:59 PM
The adult male victim that was transported to an area hospital by ambulance after officers responded to a shooting in the 200 block of Northwest 8th Avenue has died at a local hospital.

Based on preliminary information, the victim is believed to have been struck by gunfire during the reported shooting. A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy on Thursday, February 1, 2018. After the autopsy is completed and the next of kin are notified the victim will be identified.

At this time in the investigation, there is not believed to be an immediate danger to the community in relation to this shooting.

The area near Northwest 8th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street will remain closed for the next three to four hours as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, including surveillance footage from surrounding buidlings, should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

This is the sixth homicide the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail has investigated in 2018.

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On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 8:17 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire and an injured person in the 200 block of Northwest 8th Avenue.

Initial information suggests officers responded to the report of a person hearing gunfire and reporting a person had been injured. When officers arrived at the location they located an injured person. The injured person was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. Preliminary information suggests the victim sustained serious life-threatening injuries.

Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, members from the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have responded. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office are responding to the scene to assist with this investigation.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be closed on Northwest Broadway and Northwest Park Avenue between Northwest Everett Street and Northwest Couch Street.

Interested media should respond to the southwest corner of Southeast corner of Northwest Park Avenue and Northwest Everett Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the location, ETA 30 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.

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Shooting Investigation Underway on NW 8th Ave - One Person Injured

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY ON NW 8TH AVE - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 9:03 PM
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 8:17 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire and an injured person in the 200 block of Northwest 8th Avenue.

Initial information suggests officers responded to the report of a person hearing gunfire and reporting a person had been injured. When officers arrived at the location they located an injured person. The injured person was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. Preliminary information suggests the victim sustained serious life-threatening injuries.

Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, members from the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have responded. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office are responding to the scene to assist with this investigation.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be closed on Northwest Broadway and Northwest Park Avenue between Northwest Everett Street and Northwest Couch Street.

Interested media should respond to the southwest corner of Southeast corner of Northwest Park Avenue and Northwest Everett Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the location, ETA 30 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.

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

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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14 Citations and 6 Warnings During Wednesday Mission with Union Pacific Railroad Police (Photo)

14 CITATIONS AND 6 WARNINGS DURING WEDNESDAY MISSION WITH UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD POLICE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 5:56 PM
Downloadable file: Vision_Zero.jpg
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:20 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a joint mission with the Union Pacific Railroad Police at railroad crossings near Southeast Water Avenue in Portland's Buckman Neighborhood.

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 railroad crossing safety during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.

In total, 14 citations and six written warnings were issued.

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

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

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

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Suspect Indicted for January 15 Theft of ATM in NW Portland (Photo)

SUSPECT INDICTED FOR JANUARY 15 THEFT OF ATM IN NW PORTLAND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 5:40 PM
Downloadable file: Skyler J Oberholtzer
A Multnomah County Grand Jury has indicted 35-year-old Skyler J. Oberholtzer in connection with the theft of an automated teller machine (ATM).

This investigation began on Monday, January 15, 2018, at 5:05 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an ATM alarm at the Wells Fargo, located at 3275 Northwest 29th Avenue. When officers arrived at the bank they observed the ATM had been removed from its original location. As officers investigated the removal and theft of the ATM, they located an abandoned forklift they believed was used to remove and move the ATM. The forklift was located behind a building on the 3300 block of Northwest Gaum Street.

As officers processed the crime scene at the Wells Fargo Bank, additional Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary, in the 3500 block of Northwest Yeon Avenue. Officers arrived at a warehouse. The warehouse employees informed officers a door to the location had been forced open. At the request of employees officers searched the location. During the search officers located evidence from the ATM theft.

Central Precinct officers continued the investigation of the ATM theft and burglary of the nearby business. During the investigation, officers learned information that Oberholtzer was involved in both crimes. Officers responded to the 4500 block of Northwest Continental Place in Beaverton and contacted Oberholtzer. While officers contacted Oberholtzer in Beaverton, they located additional evidence associating Oberholtzer to the ATM theft and burglary. On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Oberholtzer was taken into custody.

Oberholtzer was originally lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on post prison violation for a previous conviction of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer. Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Taskforce and officers with Central Precinct continue this investigation and during the week of January 29, 2018, A Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted Oberholtzer on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and Theft in the First Degree.

Anyone with information about Oberholtzer should contact Detective Scott Chamberlain at 503-823-0423 or Scott.Chamberlain@portlandoregon.gov

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Extra patrol on Super Bowl Sunday

EXTRA PATROL ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY


News Release from Molalla Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 4:32 PM
On Super Bowl Sunday, February 4th, the Molalla Police Department will be conducting additional patrols focused on detecting and arresting drivers who are under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or any other intoxicating substance.

Every day, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes--that's one person every 50 minutes in 2016. Intoxicated drivers killed 10,497 people in 2016. Of those, 1,233 were children under 14 years of age.

The Molalla Police Department wants to remind drivers the danger of impaired driving. If someone decides to drink and drive or consume marijuana or any other impairing substance, they should plan ahead and have a designated driver or alternate transportation.

The goal of the Molalla Police Department is to ensure the roads in and around the City of Molalla are safe for everyone and to prevent avoidable tragedies.
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Homicide Suspect Lodged at the Washington County Jail (Photo)

HOMICIDE SUSPECT LODGED AT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY JAIL (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 3:08 PM
Downloadable file: Booking Photo
Downloadable file: PDF of Media Release
Homicide Suspect Lodged at the Washington County Jail

January 31, 2018 -- Earlier this afternoon, 35-year-old Jeremiah Johnston of Aloha was arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail on charges of homicide and abuse of a corpse. He is being held without bail.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional information is available for release at this time.

The original media release is below.

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Aloha Man in Custody After Woman's Body Found in Car

January 26, 2018 -- An Aloha man is in custody after the body of a 28-year-old woman was found inside a vehicle.

On January 25, 2018, the inter-agency Washington County Major Crimes Team received information regarding a possible homicide where the victim's body had been left inside a vehicle. Detectives searched a neighborhood in Aloha and found the involved vehicle on a residential street near the intersection of Southwest Sarala Street and Southwest Hargis Road.

Detectives obtained a warrant to search the vehicle and late yesterday evening recovered the body of an adult female from inside. She has been identified as 28-year-old Sara Zghoul of Aloha.

During their investigation, detectives identified the suspect and distributed that information to local law enforcement agencies. Shortly after 11:00 p.m. last night, Beaverton Police officers located the suspect near Southwest Murray Boulevard and Southwest Teal Boulevard and took him into custody. His identity will be released at a later date.

The Washington County District Attorney's Office, Washington County Medical Examiner, and forensics technicians from the Sheriff's Office Forensic Science Unit are assisting detectives in the investigation.
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Council invites community to State of the County at fairgrounds Wednesday, Feb. 21

COUNCIL INVITES COMMUNITY TO STATE OF THE COUNTY AT FAIRGROUNDS WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 2:59 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - The Clark County Council invites the community to the 2018 State of the County at the Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield. The program is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

The venue was selected to honor this year's 150 anniversary of the Clark County Fair.

Councilor Marc Boldt, chair of the county council, will present State of the County remarks prior to comments by councilors Jeanne E. Stewart of District 1, Julie Olson of District 2, John Blom of District 3 and Eileen Quiring of District 4.

The State of the County event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Council members urge those attending to bring non-perishable food items or a financial donation for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors food bank in Ridgefield. The organization needs: canned meats, vegetables and fruit; peanut and other nut butters; fruit juice; cooking and olive oil; canned and dried beans; canned and boxed meals; pasta, rice cereal and corn meal; shelf-stable milk products; and spices and sauces.

A food drive has been a key part of the State of the County for nearly a decade. Donations at the event have supported the countywide network of 40 agencies that distributed food to more than 112,550 people last year.

For those unable to attend, the program can be seen later on CVTV, Clark-Vancouver Television, Channels 21 and 23.
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Deputies Conducting Super Bowl Weekend Enhanced Impaired Driving Patrols (Photo)

DEPUTIES CONDUCTING SUPER BOWL WEEKEND ENHANCED IMPAIRED DRIVING PATROLS (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 2:12 PM
Downloadable file: Graphic
Downloadable file: PDF of Media Release
January 31, 2018 -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be conducting high visibility enforcement patrols this Super Bowl weekend. Deputies will continue these enhanced patrols through the end of February, looking for impaired drivers to keep our roadways safe.

According to NHTSA, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2016, and 28 percent (10,497) of those fatalities were in crashes during which a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit of .08.

On average, a driving under the influence arrest costs $10,000 in attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, car towing and repairs, and more.

There are many other ways to ensure a safe ride home besides relying on a friend. The options include using public transportation, calling a taxi, or using a rideshare program such as Uber or Lyft. In addition, NHTSA's SaferRide Mobile App, available in the app store, is another resource to help fans who have been drinking find a sober ride home--by identifying their location and helping to call a taxi or a friend to pick them up.

This Super Bowl weekend, be a team player and help keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. Designate your sober driver before the big game begins. And remember: Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk.

The results of the February enhanced impaired driving patrols will be posted in early March.

For more Super Bowl weekend safety information, visit:
www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/SuperBowl
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City of Vancouver to celebrate grand opening of two new fire stations (Photo)

CITY OF VANCOUVER TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF TWO NEW FIRE STATIONS (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 12:17 PM
Downloadable file: The new Fire Station 2 is located at 2106 Norris Road.
Downloadable file: The new Fire Station 1 is located 2607 Main Street
Vancouver, Washington - The City of Vancouver recently completed construction of two new fire stations and the public is invited to a grand opening event on Saturday, Feb. 3. The celebration will start with an open house at Station 1 (2607 Main St.) between 10 a.m. to noon followed by a grand opening event and formal program at Station 2 (2106 Norris Rd.) from 1 to 3 p.m.

The grand opening program, starting at 1 p.m., will feature remarks by Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina and Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, a flag raising ceremony with the Vancouver Honor Guard and an official ribbon cutting. Station tours will be available at both locations.

"Investing in our city's public safety infrastructure is an important part of providing high-quality services for our residents and being prepared for any emergency or disaster response," said McEnerny-Ogle. "These stations were carefully planned and designed to allow us to better serve our residents for years to come."

The newly constructed stations not only meet current earthquake safety standards, ensuring emergency response will be possible following a major earthquake, but improves response times to the highest call volume area along the Fourth Plain corridor, between Main Street and St. Johns Boulevard. Relocating the stations will also maximize the efficiency of coverage from all four stations in the southwest part of the city.

Architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, civil and structural engineering and land use planning services was provided by Mackenzie. The contractor was Corp Inc. Construction with Interface Engineering providing the mechanical/electrical/plumbing services for both stations.

"The Fire Department has been looking forward to commencing operations in these seismically safe and modern public safety facilities," said Molina. "I'd like to thank City Council for their leadership, the community for their support, and everybody who was involved with this project for their excellent work in making these two new stations a reality."

For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us

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Heritage Commission Seeks to Fill Current & Future Vacancies

HERITAGE COMMISSION SEEKS TO FILL CURRENT & FUTURE VACANCIES


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 10:57 AM
There are currently three appointed positions on the Oregon Heritage Commission that have expired or will be expiring June 30. Requests for appointment are now being accepted.

The Heritage Commission's nine members represent a diversity of cultural, geographic and institutional interests. The Commission is the primary agency for coordination of heritage activities in the state. This includes carrying out the Oregon Heritage Plan, increasing efficiency and avoiding duplication among interest groups, developing plans for coordination among agencies and organizations, encouraging tourism related to heritage resources, and coordinating statewide anniversary celebrations.

All Oregon residents are encouraged to apply for appointment. The Heritage Commission is especially seeking members with knowledge and experience related to community institutions, communications/marketing, tourism, and education/higher education. It also particularly seeks members who have experience working with diverse cultural groups and/or who live in the Portland metro or coast region.

The group meets four-six times per year in changing locations around the state, including by phone. Commissioners are also asked to occasionally participate in meetings or events in their regions and work on other projects outside of meeting time. Commissioners are reimbursed for their travel and related expenses while conducting official commission business.

More information about the Oregon Heritage Commission is available online at www.oregonheritage.org and from Commission coordinator Beth Dehn at 503-986-0696 or beth.dehn@oregon.gov.

To request appointment, go to Gov. Kate Brown's Boards and Commissions webpage at http://www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/Pages/Boards-and-Commissions.aspx . For full consideration for the one current vacancy, please submit your request by June 1.
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Elgin Man Charged For Unlawful Taking Of Wolf And Unlawful Trapping - Union County

ELGIN MAN CHARGED FOR UNLAWFUL TAKING OF WOLF AND UNLAWFUL TRAPPING - UNION COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 9:32 AM
On December 18, 2017, an Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Trooper was inspecting a trap line near Elgin, OR, when he located a deceased wolf adjacent to one of the foothold traps. Upon inspection, it was determined that the wolf had more than likely been shot after having been caught in the foothold trap.

The trooper initiated an investigation, including an x-ray examination and necropsy of the deceased wolf, which revealed a small caliber bullet retrieved from the wolf's spinal column. Throughout the investigation, a suspect was developed and following an interview, the individual admitted to killing the wolf after finding it caught in one of his traps. The investigation also determined that the trapper was utilizing traps, which were not branded or marked with the trapper's information, as required by law.

Following the investigation, David M SANDERS (JR), age 58, of Elgin, was cited to appear for Unlawful Taking of Wildlife --Unbranded Traps and Unlawful Taking of Wildlife -- Special Status Game Animal (both misdemeanors). SANDERS was arraigned in Union County Circuit Court on January 23, 2018, where the case is still pending.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) assisted with the identification of the wolf and also collected DNA samples for further testing. According to ODFW, the wolf killed was a 63.5 pound juvenile female born in April 2017. Based on its location, ODFW believes it was the offspring of a new pair of wolves that bred this year in the Mt. Emily Wildlife Management Unit, but is awaiting DNA results to confirm this. (More information about this new pack will be available in March, when ODFW releases its annual wolf report.)

ODFW reminds all trappers to immediately contact OSP or their nearest ODFW field office if they find a wolf caught in a trap. Four wolves are known to have been inadvertently caught by licensed trappers since wolves began returning to Oregon in the late 2000s, but in all these known cases, the trapper contacted ODFW. Wildlife biologists were able to respond and then collar and safely release the wolf from the trap.

No further information to be released at this time.
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Three Suspects Arrested after Officers Hear Gunfire in Portland's South Tabor Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries (Photo)

THREE SUSPECTS ARRESTED AFTER OFFICERS HEAR GUNFIRE IN PORTLAND'S SOUTH TABOR NEIGHBORHOOD -- NO KNOWN INJURIES (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 9:19 AM
Downloadable file: Ammunition
Downloadable file: Firearm
Downloadable file: Clarke Belgrade
Downloadable file: Kaitlin T Thompson
Downloadable file: Jason M Linfoot
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 4:27 a.m., East Precinct officers were in the area of Southeast 67th Avenue and Southeast Kelly Street when they heard a single gunshot.

Shortly after hearing the gunfire, officers observed a green Honda Civic with three occupants driving on Southeast Kelly Street. Based on information learned during the preliminary investigation officers believed the occupants of the Honda were associated with the gunshot they just heard.

Information was broadcast about the gunfire and additional officers were requested to respond. When officers turned on the emergency lights to their patrol vehicles the driver of the green Honda pulled to the side of the road, stopped and an occupant exited and ran from the vehicle. The suspect ran into a yard and briefly hid in a doorway and behind some bushes.

Officers provided directions to the occupants of the vehicle and the suspect who ran from the vehicle. The three people associated with the green Honda were taken into custody. Officers searched the area and located and seized a handgun near the bushes where the suspect had briefly hidden.

During the investigation, officers canvassed the neighborhood and located evidence of gunfire on Southeast Kelly Street east of Southeast 67th Avenue. At the time of the initial investigation there were no reports of injury or property damage as a result of the gunfire. In addition to the firearm, officers also located and seized additional items associated with firearms in the green Honda (photograph of items included in press release).

The occupants of the vehicle were identified as 26-year-old Jason M. Linfoot, 27-year-old Kaitlin T. Thompson, and 28-year-old Clarke Belgrade. All three were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. Linfoot was lodged on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Discharge of a Firearm in the City, Possession of Heroin, and a warrant. Thompson was lodged on a post-prison violation for a previous conviction of Possession of Dangerous Drugs and a warrant for Failure to Appear on a Theft in the Second Degree charge. Belgrade was lodged on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Driving, and a post-prison violation for a previous conviction of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

The Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gun Taskforce was notified of this incident. Anyone with information about Linfoot, Thompson, and Belgrade should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333

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Suspect Arrested During Tuesday Night Burglary and Theft Investigation (Photo)

SUSPECT ARRESTED DURING TUESDAY NIGHT BURGLARY AND THEFT INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 9:07 AM
Downloadable file: Vincent A Eshleman
On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 7:52 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of several people attempting to sell suspected stolen merchandise at the Guitar Center, located at 1147 North Hayden Meadows Drive.

When officers arrived they learned a white Chevrolet Trail Blazer with some of the stolen items had just left the location. Officers located the vehicle nearby and performed a traffic stop at North Marine Drive and North Vancouver Way. During the traffic stop, the officers located several guitars and other property that did not belong to the driver of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was detained and later released during the investigation.

As officers continued the investigation they contacted a person by phone that reported her storage unit had been burglarized and multiple guitars and other property were taken during the burglary. Additional officers responded to the storage facility and located the victim's storage unit. According to the victim, the storage unit had been full of the victim's belongings. Officers found the storage unit empty.

Officers learned information that a suspect involved in the investigation remained at the Guitar Center. Additional officers returned to the Guitar Center and attempted to locate and contact the suspect they believed was involved in the burglary and theft. Officers located one person they believed to be involved in the theft and burglary. As officers approached the suspect he ran from officers. The suspect was located and taken into custody during a K-9 team search of the nearby sports complex and fields.

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, officers believe that approximately $40,000.00 in property were recovered in connection with this investigation.

The suspect taken into custody during this investigation was identified as 25-year-old Vincent A. Eshleman. Eshleman was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Theft in the First Degree, and Aggravated Theft in the First Degree.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Taskforce at 503-823-2874.

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Vancouver Police seek assistance to identify burglary suspect (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK ASSISTANCE TO IDENTIFY BURGLARY SUSPECT (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 8:26 AM
Downloadable file: 2317-18383.jpg
Vancouver, Wash. --On December 15, 2017, Vancouver Police responded to a commercial burglary at the Muchas Gracias located at 5207 E Mill Plain Blvd. The suspects in that incident pried open a door and stole several thousand dollars in cash. A similar incident was also reported at this location in October 2017.

As part of the ongoing investigation, detectives compared other similar crimes and believe these incidents are part of a series of burglaries of businesses along the I-5 corridor and Portland metropolitan area. The targeted businesses appear to primarily be Mexican restaurants, with the thief breaking a window, entering through the drive-through window or prying doors to gain access to the building.

Surveillance cameras captured an image of one of the suspects. Police believe there are likely two individuals involved, with one being possibly a Hispanic male, 22-29 years of age, one suspect with a medium build the other with a heavy build. They may also be driving a silver unknown make sedan.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect(s), or with information about these burglaries, is asked to contact Vancouver Police Detective Zachary Ripp at (360) 487-7391.


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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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Update: Domestic Violence Assault 9211 NE 15th Av

UPDATE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSAULT 9211 NE 15TH AV


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 8:19 AM
Domestic violence assault at 9211 NE 15th avenue on 01/30/18. Arrested on multiple charges was 24 year old Sankara Etienne. He was booked into Clark County Jail for Attempted Murder, Assault I, Robbery I, Kidnapping, Burglary I, Violation of a No Contact order and a District Court warrant. Clark County Major Crimes continues the investigation.
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Domestic violence assault and carjacking

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSAULT AND CARJACKING


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 8:18 AM
At approx. 3:20, Clark County Deputies responded to 9211 NE 15th avenue in response to a domestic disturbance with a weapon. A 24 year old male suspect had stabbed his girlfriend and assaulted her father inside an apartment. The suspect then attempted to flee the area by carjacking an occupied vehicle. The driver of the carjacked vehicle was injured as they attempted to get out of the vehicle and away from the suspect. The carjacked vehicle crashed in a field across from the apartment complex. The suspect returned to the apartment complex and entered another vehicle where he was contacted by Sheriff's deputies. He was not compliant and refused to follow directions. The suspect was eventually taken into custody where he continued to fight with deputies. He was transported to jail. Three victims were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The names and ages of the victims are not being released at this time. Clark County Major Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation and the investigation is unfolding and ongoing. This is all the information to be provided at this time.
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Stubborn fire burns mobile home and house in Estacada (Photo)

STUBBORN FIRE BURNS MOBILE HOME AND HOUSE IN ESTACADA (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 5:15 AM
Downloadable file: Fire_Scene_2.JPG
Downloadable file: Fire_Scene_1.JPG
On January 30, 2018 at 12:04 AM, Clackamas and Sandy Fire crews were dispatched to assist Estacada Fire with a reported residential fire at 36570 SE Snuffin Road. Callers to 911 reported seeing flames through the trees and explosions. There were initial reports of a possible occupant inside one of the structures on fire, however that was later determined to not be true and the occupant was confirmed at a different location.

First arriving crews found a mobile home fully involved, with fire spreading to an adjacent manufactured home. Firefighters faced multiple challenges while fighting the fire including partial structure collapse, a cluttered interior, a spreading attic fire that was difficult to access and a spongy floor that collapsed in multiple areas. Once it was confirmed that no occupants were inside, firefighters began an exterior only attack, focusing on the attic where the fire was most active.

Investigators on-scene determined the fire likely started in the mobile home, however a cause has not been determined and a damage estimate was not immediately available. Over 50 firefighters and 15 apparatus from Clackamas, Estacada and Sandy Fire responded and were on-scene for over 4 hours. No injuries were reported.

Clackamas Fire would like to again remind everyone about the importance of smoke alarms. Thankfully, this home was not occupied at the time of the fire, but if they were a smoke alarm would have been a life saver.
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Stubborn fire burns mobile home and house in Estacada

STUBBORN FIRE BURNS MOBILE HOME AND HOUSE IN ESTACADA


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 5:14 AM
On January 30, 2018 at 12:04 AM, Clackamas and Sandy Fire crews were dispatched to assist Estacada Fire with a reported residential fire at 36570 SE Snuffin Road. Callers to 911 reported seeing flames through the trees and explosions. There were initial reports of a possible occupant inside one of the structures on fire, however that was later determined to not be true and the occupant was confirmed at a different location.

First arriving crews found a mobile home fully involved, with fire spreading to an adjacent manufactured home. Firefighters faced multiple challenges while fighting the fire including partial structure collapse, a cluttered interior, a spreading attic fire that was difficult to access and a spongy floor that collapsed in multiple areas. Once it was confirmed that no occupants were inside, firefighters began an exterior only attack, focusing on the attic where the fire was most active.

Investigators on-scene determined the fire likely started in the mobile home, however a cause has not been determined and a damage estimate was not immediately available. Over 50 firefighters and 15 apparatus from Clackamas, Estacada and Sandy Fire responded and were on-scene for over 4 hours. No injuries were reported.

Clackamas Fire would like to again remind everyone about the importance of smoke alarms. Thankfully, this home was not occupied at the time of the fire, but if they were a smoke alarm would have been a life saver.
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Stubborn fire burns mobile home and house in Estacada (Photo)

STUBBORN FIRE BURNS MOBILE HOME AND HOUSE IN ESTACADA (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2018 5:13 AM
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On January 30, 2018 at 12:04 AM, Clackamas and Sandy Fire crews were dispatched to assist Estacada Fire with a reported residential fire at 36570 SE Snuffin Road. Callers to 911 reported seeing flames through the trees and explosions. There were initial reports of a possible occupant inside one of the structures on fire, however that was later determined to not be true and the occupant was confirmed at a different location.

First arriving crews found a mobile home fully involved, with fire spreading to an adjacent manufactured home. Firefighters faced multiple challenges while fighting the fire including partial structure collapse, a cluttered interior, a spreading attic fire that was difficult to access and a spongy floor that collapsed in multiple areas. Once it was confirmed that no occupants were inside, firefighters began an exterior only attack, focusing on the attic where the fire was most active.

Investigators on-scene determined the fire likely started in the mobile home, however a cause has not been determined and a damage estimate was not immediately available. Over 50 firefighters and 15 apparatus from Clackamas, Estacada and Sandy Fire responded and were on-scene for over 4 hours. No injuries were reported.

Clackamas Fire would like to again remind everyone about the importance of smoke alarms. Thankfully, this home was not occupied at the time of the fire, but if they were a smoke alarm would have been a life saver.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CORRECTION: Bank Robbery Tuesday Evening in Northwest Portland

CORRECTION: BANK ROBBERY TUESDAY EVENING IN NORTHWEST PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 6:58 PM
The headline should have read, "Bank Robbery Tuesday Evening in Northwest Portland." The Police Bureau regrets the error.

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On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 5:23 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Home Street Bank, located at 22 Northwest 23rd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the suspect entered the bank displayed 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 30's, five feet seven inches to five feet nine inches tall, with a thin build.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents will continue this robbery investigation.

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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Bank Robbery Saturday Afternoon in Northwest Portland

BANK ROBBERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN NORTHWEST PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 6:34 PM
On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 5:23 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Home Street Bank, located at 22 Northwest 23rd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police the suspect entered the bank displayed 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 30's, five feet seven inches to five feet nine inches tall, with a thin build.

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents will continue this robbery investigation.

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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Domestive violence assault and carjacking

DOMESTIVE VIOLENCE ASSAULT AND CARJACKING


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 4:56 PM
At approx. 3:20, Clark County Deputies responded to 9211 NE 15th avenue in response to a domestic disturbance with a weapon. A 24 year old male suspect had stabbed his girlfriend and assaulted her father inside an apartment. The suspect then attempted to flee the area by carjacking an occupied vehicle. The driver of the carjacked vehicle was injured as they attempted to get out of the vehicle and away from the suspect. The carjacked vehicle crashed in a field across from the apartment complex. The suspect returned to the apartment complex and entered another vehicle where he was contacted by Sheriff's deputies. He was not compliant and refused to follow directions. The suspect was eventually taken into custody where he continued to fight with deputies. He was transported to jail. Three victims were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The names and ages of the victims are not being released at this time. Clark County Major Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation and the investigation is unfolding and ongoing. This is all the information to be provided at this time.
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Lebanon Firefighters Rescue Dog, Extinguish House Fire (Photo)

LEBANON FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE DOG, EXTINGUISH HOUSE FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Lebanon Fire District
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 3:45 PM
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A mid-day house fire on Lebanon's east side was quickly extinguished by fire crews who also rescued and resuscitated a dog trapped inside the home. Lebanon firefighters were called to a report of smoke coming from a building at 794 E. Oak Street at 11:59 am Tuesday. First arriving units reported heavy smoke pushing from the eaves of a single-story wood framed home and bystanders reported that an elderly female lived there but could not verify her whereabouts.

Firefighters were on scene in just 3 minutes and quickly doused the fire while they searched for potential victims inside the home. During the search crews discovered a small dog which had been overcome by the smoke and heat of the blaze. Firefighters removed the dog to crews on the outside of the home who began resuscitative efforts using a special high flow oxygen mask designed specifically for pets. The masks were donated to the Lebanon Fire District in 2015 by Pamela Goyette and Mark and Tina Kroll. Mark Kroll is a firefighter with the Lebanon Fire District.

The home's occupant was not home at the time of the blaze but arrived shortly after as fire crews were attending to her dog. The dog regained consciousness and appeared to be recovering at which point the homeowner opted to transport the dog to a local veterinarian for evaluation. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and members of the Lebanon Fire Investigation Team are working to determine a cause and origin of the fire.
Eighteen firefighters and eight apparatus responded to the alarm and crews were on scene for just under two hours. Anyone with information about the fire can contact Deputy Fire Marshal Ken Foster at 541-451-1901.

*** For HD photos of this and other LFD incidents, please follow the Lebanon Fire District Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LebanonFireDistrict/?ref=bookmarks ***
*** For updates on large scale incidents within the Lebanon Fire District, follow us on Twitter: @LebanonFD ***
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Clackamas Fire Hires Single Role Paramedics (Photo)

CLACKAMAS FIRE HIRES SINGLE ROLE PARAMEDICS (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 3:30 PM
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Clackamas Fire District #1 experiences significant increases in emergency and non-emergency responses year after year. In 2017, the Fire District responded to nearly 24,000 calls for help to include emergency medical incidents, motor vehicle crashes, structure fires, public assists, weather related events, and so on. The Fire District faces the demand to meet the needs of the community, as we expand and grow. Responses to many emergencies require "heavy apparatus," which include fire engines, ladder trucks, and heavy rescues deployed out of our community fire stations. One of the challenges the Fire District faces is answering the increased medical calls for service while keeping the "heavy apparatus" available for more hazardous incidents, like structure fires, where they are needed most.

Clackamas Fire currently staffs emergency apparatus with dual role, cross-trained firefighter paramedics to respond to these emergencies. The Fire District recently hired four "single role" non-firefighter paramedics to staff two additional smaller medic units. These medic units will help meet the increasing demand for emergency medical response while keeping "heavy apparatus" available for more hazardous incidents. Two paramedics are assigned to each medic unit and are the primary response apparatus for emergency medic calls for a specific geographical area. This is the first time Clackamas Fire has hired non-firefighters and we are looking forward to the flexibility and service delivery these "single role" paramedics will provide throughout the community.

Photo, pictured from left to right: Dan Dyquisto, Kristin Lind, Ashley Hagey, and Harold Chaves
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FBI and Scappoose Police Search For Bank Robber - Update with up to $10,000 Reward & Photos (+ corrected height) (Photo)

FBI AND SCAPPOOSE POLICE SEARCH FOR BANK ROBBER - UPDATE WITH UP TO $10,000 REWARD & PHOTOS (+ CORRECTED HEIGHT) (PHOTO)


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 1:02 PM
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Investigators believe the man responsible for today's Scappoose bank robbery is the "Froggy Robber," now wanted in a total of five bank robberies. The FBI recently offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to his identification, arrest and conviction. The FBI Wanted poster for Froggy Robber can be found at: https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/robbers-container/2017-10-25.8983125421

The other four robberies include:

On October 19, 2017, at approximately 10:15 a.m., the Columbia Bank located at 1455 Southeast 1st Avenue in Canby, Oregon, was robbed by an unknown male suspect. The suspect approached the teller counter, jumped the counter, and threatened employees with a knife while taking the money from all of the teller drawers. The unknown suspect then fled on foot.

On November 27, 2017, at approximately 11:06 a.m., an unknown male suspect entered the Albina Community Bank located at 2002 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Portland, Oregon, approached the teller counter, jumped over the counter, and robbed the tellers at knifepoint. The suspect then fled on foot.

On December 27, 2017, at approximately 11:00 a.m., an unknown male suspect entered the Wells Fargo Bank located at 8699 SW Main St, Wilsonville, Oregon, approached the teller counter, jumped over it, and robbed the tellers at knifepoint. The suspect then fled on foot.

On January 11, 2018, at approximately 10:00 a.m., an unknown male suspect entered the Wells Fargo Bank located at 6785 Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, Oregon, approached the teller counter, jumped over it, and robbed the tellers at knifepoint. The suspect then fled on foot.


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The FBI, Scappoose Police Department, and multiple law enforcement agencies around the region responded to a bank robbery at the US Bank branch located at 52313 Columbia River Hwy in Scappoose, Oregon this morning. During the course of the robbery, witnesses say the robber jumped the teller counter and threatened bank employees with a knife, demanded cash, received cash and left the bank.

Reports that the suspect may have taken a school bus as a getaway vehicle are INACCURATE. Scappoose authorities have accounted for all school buses and all drivers.

Witnesses describe the bank robber as a Hispanic man, approximately 20-40 years of age, 5'3" - 5'5", about 160 pounds. Suspect was wearing blue pants with a blue hoodie and black shoes. Suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If you see the suspect or have any information on the suspect's location, call the FBI at 503-224-4181 or 911.
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FBI and Scappoose Police Search For Bank Robber

FBI AND SCAPPOOSE POLICE SEARCH FOR BANK ROBBER


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 12:22 PM
The FBI, Scappoose Police Department, and multiple law enforcement agencies around the region responded to a bank robbery at the US Bank branch located at 52313 Columbia River Hwy in Scappoose, Oregon this morning. During the course of the robbery, witnesses say the robber jumped the teller counter and threatened bank employees with a knife, demanded cash, received cash and left the bank.

Reports that the suspect may have taken a school bus as a getaway vehicle are INACCURATE. Scappoose authorities have accounted for all school buses and all drivers.

Witnesses describe the bank robber as a Hispanic man, approximately 20-40 years of age, 5'8", about 160 pounds. Suspect was wearing blue pants with a blue hoodie and black shoes. Suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If you see the suspect or have any information on the suspect's location, call the FBI at 503-224-4181 or 911.
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LAST CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE ILLUSION: The exploration of sensory deception, optical illusions and perception leaves OMSI on February 19

LAST CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE ILLUSION: THE EXPLORATION OF SENSORY DECEPTION, OPTICAL ILLUSIONS AND PERCEPTION LEAVES OMSI ON FEBRUARY 19


News Release from OMSI
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 12:13 PM
PORTLAND, Ore (January 30, 2018) -- ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems, the mind-bending featured exhibition designed to make guests question reality and their perceptions of the world, ends its run at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) on Monday, Feb. 19.

ILLUSION investigates how perception underpins the way we see, feel, think and understand the world, showing us how what we perceive is often radically different from reality.

"Art and science are very much linked together, and this exhibit is a unique and fascinating way to make both accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds," said Nancy Stueber, president and CEO of OMSI. "OMSI is a place where we spark people's curiosity in the hope they will discover new things. I hope this exhibit will inspire future scientists, artists and, maybe, a few illusionists as well."

The Light Lab, an OMSI-developed extension to the exhibit, offers hands-on learning. Discover illusions created by light waves, colored shadows and reflections by creating a shadow puppet or staring into the vastness of one of the Infinity Rooms.

ILLUSION ends its run at OMSI on February 19. General admission to the museum is $14.50 for adults, $9.75 for youth (ages 3-13), and $11.25 for seniors (ages 63+). Guests can purchase tickets online at omsi.edu, via phone at 503.797.4000 or in person at the museum. U.S. Bank is the major sponsor of ILLUSION at OMSI. For more information, visit www.omsi.edu.

About Science Gallery
Pioneered by Trinity College Dublin, Science Gallery is a new kind of space where art and science collide--a porous membrane between the university and the city. Primarily oriented towards young adults between the ages of 15 and 25 years old, Science Gallery develops an ever-changing program of exhibitions, events and experiences on broad themes linking science, technology and the arts.

Since opening in 2008, Science Gallery Dublin has attracted over 3 million visitors and become one of Ireland's top 5 free cultural attractions. To date, exhibitions have ranged from light to love and from contagion to the future of the human species, and have travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

The diverse and provocative exhibitions encourage people to discover, express and pursue their interests in a friendly, sociable environment. Having received significant international recognition for its approach, Science
Gallery is currently developing a Global Science Gallery Network. The Global Science Gallery Network was launched in 2012 with the support of Google and the aim of establishing Science Gallery locations in eight cities around the world by 2020, with the first planned to open at King's College London in 2018. For more information visit www.sciencegallery.com

About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI operates the largest museum-based outdoor science education program in the country and provides traveling and community outreach programs that bring science learning opportunities to schools and community organizations in nearly every county in Oregon. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.
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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Ransomware Targeting Businesses (Photo)

FBI TECH TUESDAY: BUILDING A DIGITAL DEFENSE AGAINST RANSOMWARE TARGETING BUSINESSES (PHOTO)


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 10:00 AM
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Welcome to the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment. This week, building a digital defense against ransomware attacks that impact your business.

Even if it hasn't already happened to you or your company -- you probably know someone who has experienced a ransomware attack. They can be devastating to any business -- whether a Fortune 500 corporation or a mom-and-pop local store. Hospitals and government agencies - including school districts, university systems, police departments, cities and counties -- are all potentially vulnerable as well.

In the past, the attack often started with a phishing email -- that's phishing with a "ph". The fraudster would send you or a co-worker what appeared to be a legitimate looking email with a link to a website, an invoice or other document. Once you clicked, you would have now downloaded malware onto your system. As with everything, this scam is growing more sophisticated as fraudsters figure out how to evade email security systems. To that end, the FBI is now seeing cases where fraudsters are avoiding email all together and embedding the malware onto legitimate websites that businesses are likely to use.

Regardless of how the malware got onto your system, it starts to encrypt the files on your computer, and -- depending on how your network is set up -- can travel throughout the system to infect and encrypt all your company's files. The malware can often also travel to your cloud-based back-ups and encrypt them, too. The scammers will demand payment -- often in bitcoin or virtual currency -- to maybe unlock your data.

Needless to say -- the damage can be devastating. In Oregon, the FBI has particular concerns about the ability of small and medium-sized businesses' ability to recover if they lose access to customer files and sensitive data.

In this case, a good offense starts with a strong digital defense.

* Make sure that you regularly make offline back-ups of all of your company's critical data so that you can reconstitute your business right away. Ensure that these backups are completely segregated -- both virtually and physically -- from your day-to-day operations.

* Educate your employees about good prevention -- especially when it comes to identifying and mitigating phishing attacks.

* Patch operating systems, software and firmware on your digital devices to ensure that they have the latest protections.

* Limit those who have admin access to your system.

* Ensure that antivirus and anti-malware solutions are enabled and set to update automatically.

* Implement software controls to prevent programs from executing from areas where ransomware tends to lurk (such as temporary folders supporting popular internet browsers).

* Finally, the FBI recommends never paying the ransom as there is no guarantee that the scammer will return your data to you. Beyond that, the money you pay may be used to fund organized crime activity or acts of terrorism while encouraging future criminal activity by these cyber thieves.

Next week, we will look at the ransomware risks you face with your personal devices at home.

If you have been victimized by an online scam, be sure to report it to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI office.
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Clark County Sheriff's Office Hosts Deputy Sheriff Recruitment Night (Photo)

CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOSTS DEPUTY SHERIFF RECRUITMENT NIGHT (PHOTO)


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 9:57 AM
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Clark County Sheriff's Office Hosts Deputy Sheriff Recruitment Night
We are hiring! The Clark County Sheriff's Office has immediate openings for the position of Enforcement Deputy Sheriff.
The Sheriff's Office is hosting a free informational workshop for those interested in pursuing a career as a Clark County Deputy Sheriff. Listen to presentations from current Clark County deputies, Sheriff's Human Resources staff and the Chief Civil Service Examiner about the application process ??' from the initial testing to the final date of hire. Have all your recruitment questions ready. This is an opportunity to talk with us directly.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:30-7:30PM
Public Safety Complex
505 NW 179th Street
Ridgefield, Wash. 98642
(At NW corner of Clark County Fairgrounds)

For more information, call Sheriff's Recruitment at 360.397.2176 or email sheriffrecruitment@clark.wa.gov
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Wolf Creek Inn to reopen April 1 under new management (Photo)

WOLF CREEK INN TO REOPEN APRIL 1 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 9:06 AM
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SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has awarded a management contract to The Public, LLC to operate the Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site. The 135-year-old inn, located 18 miles north of Grants Pass, will begin offering full-service dining and overnight lodging April 1, 2018.

"We're delighted to welcome The Public, LLC to the parks community," said local OPRD manager Nathan Seable. "Wolf Creek Inn is an important part of the local tourism industry and a unique piece of Oregon's history."

Wolf Creek Inn has been a popular stop for Oregon travelers since the 1880s, including notable authors and Hollywood film stars. The inn was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and was acquired by OPRD in 1975. It is the oldest continuously operated hotel in the Pacific Northwest.

The inn offers nine charming guestrooms, all with private baths. The two-story building retains the Classical Revival architectural style typical of early inns in the American west. Furnished with both original and reproduction furniture, the inn is open daily for free guided tours. Visitors can also enjoy lunch and dinner at the inn restaurant.

The Public, LLC was founded in November 2016. Owner Andrew Shroyer previously operated Garden Creek Ranch in Hells Canyon, Idaho. Shroyer says that the opportunity to operate the historic inn was "once in a lifetime," and plans to continue the inn's tradition as a relaxing retreat.

"We're excited to honor the historical significance of the inn and join the great community of Wolf Creek," said Shroyer.

To reserve a room or to learn more about the inn, visit wolfcreekinn.com.
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Two Vehicle Fatal Crash Highway 140 - Jackson County (Photo)

TWO VEHICLE FATAL CRASH HIGHWAY 140 - JACKSON COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 9:00 AM
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On January 29th, 2018, at approximately 6:30pm, the Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 140 near milepost 1, at the intersection of Lakeview Drive in Jackson County.

The preliminary investigation has determined that a 1985 white Ford F250 pickup, operated by 23 year old, Devyn J. BALDOVINO, of Eagle Point, was traveling eastbound on Highway 140. A 2006 maroon Scion XB, operated by 29 year old Jordan R. BAILEY, also traveling eastbound on Highway 140, had slowed to turn left (north) onto Lakeview Drive. BALDOVINO, failed to recognized this and the Ford F250 impacted the rear-ended of the Scion, at near highway speeds.

The 7 year old rear passenger of the Scion suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of Scion and two other passengers (2 and 14 years old) were transported to Rogue River Medical Center to receive treatment for injuries. BALDOVINO was uninjured.

The eastbound lane of Highway 140 was shut down for approximately four hours. OSP was assisted by Jackson County Fire District 3, Jackson County District Attorney's office and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Distracted driving is being investigated as a cause for the crash.


This is an ongoing investigation and further information will be released when available.
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Forest Grove Police conducts OLCC Compliance Check

FOREST GROVE POLICE CONDUCTS OLCC COMPLIANCE CHECK


News Release from Forest Grove Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 8:51 AM
On January 25, 2018 the Forest Grove Police Department with assistance from the Hillsboro Police Department,the Oregon Liquor Control Commission,and support from the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services conducted undercover minor decoy operations at the following establishments:

Cornerstone Pub and Grill
Circle Inn Tavern
Safeway
The King's Head
Rainbow Lanes
Bites Restaurant
Mandarin Chinese
Super Mercado La Montana
La Sierra Cantina
Diamond Palace
FG Tobacco
Yellow Lama

During the event one business, Diamond Palace, was allegedly found to be out of compliance.

This mission was part of an on-going collaborative effort to enforce laws related to the unlawful furnishing of alcohol to minors and to discourage underage drinking. More multi-agency operations are planned.

For information on employee training programs and other questions related to OLCC laws and regulation, please visit: www.oregon.gov/OLCC
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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to an early morning fire in N.E.

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO AN EARLY MORNING FIRE IN N.E.


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 2:11 AM
Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire (1150 N.E. 117th Ave.) at 1:20 AM. First arriving crews reported heavy fire coming from the roof. Additional crews were sent to protect neighboring homes. A partial roof collapse hampered efforts to extinguish the fire. Firefighters also had to work around a "downed" power line. The fire has been recalled (declared under control) , but firefighters will remain on scene to put out any hot spots. A fire investigator has been called to the scene, and no one was injured during this incident.
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Red Cross Assisting Five People After Multi-Family Fire in Portland

RED CROSS ASSISTING FIVE PEOPLE AFTER MULTI-FAMILY FIRE IN PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: January 30th, 2018 12:51 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 11:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 in the 9900 block of SE Holgate Boulevard in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected five 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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Monday, January 29, 2018

Update: Suspect Vehicle Photos from Sunday's Fatal Hit-and-Run (Photo)

UPDATE: SUSPECT VEHICLE PHOTOS FROM SUNDAY'S FATAL HIT-AND-RUN (PHOTO)


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: January 29th, 2018 11:01 PM
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Gresham, Ore. -- Police investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect vehicle involved in last night's fatal hit-and-run crash on NE Burnside Rd. The accident killed 60-year-old Gresham resident Dennis Yamnitsky and authorities are hopeful the public can help identify the car and driver.

The car is described as a light-colored, possibly silver or champagne, four-door import sedan. There is likely damage to the car's driver-side front quarter panel.

At approximately 6:40 p.m. on Jan. 28, officers responded to the report of a pedestrian being struck by a car near McDonalds on NE Burnside Rd. They found Yamnitsky had been hit in the roadway, southeast of the intersection with NE Division St. Further investigation has found Yamnitsky was actually walking eastbound across Burnside Rd. when he was struck. The involved driver fled the scene and Yamnitsky later died from his injuries.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call police non-emergency at 503.823.3333 or the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719.

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Portland Fire & Rescue is on scene of a house fire in SE.

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE IS ON SCENE OF A HOUSE FIRE IN SE.


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: January 29th, 2018 9:36 PM
Fire crews responded to house fire (9900 block of SE Holgate) at 9:12 PM. They were met by heavy fire and smoke coming from the front of the structure. Firefighters quickly verified that all residents were out of the home and extinguished the fire. Crews are still on scene and an investigator has been called out to determine a cause and assess damage.

Fireplaces and chimneys are the number one source of home heating equipment fires.

- Keep kindling, paper, and decorations away from fireplaces and wood stoves.

- Never use gas or lighter fluid to start a fireplace or wood stove.

- Don't burn cardboard boxes, newspaper, or trash. They burn too hot and can cause a chimney fire.

- Have a service person inspect and clean your chimney or wood stove each year.
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Portland Fire and Rescue responds to a residential fire in NE.

PORTLAND FIRE AND RESCUE RESPONDS TO A RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN NE.


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: January 29th, 2018 9:27 PM
Firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire at 7:37 PM (5850 NE 10th Ave). They arrived to light smoke coming from the front of the home. The homeowner had extinguished the bulk of the fire with a fire extinguisher, and then met crews and informed them that everyone was out of the house. Firefighters then went in and checked to make sure that the fire didn't spread into any other areas of the residence. No one was injured during this incident.

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S.

-Keep dishtowels, paper towels, pot holders, and combustible items away from stove burners.

-When cooking, stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on the stove.

-Don't wear loose sleeves over hot stove burners - they can melt, ignite, or catch on handles of pots and pans

-If a cooking fire starts, smother it with a pot lid. Never throw water on a grease fire, and do NOT try to pick up the pan.



Remember to only use a fire extinguisher if you have been trained on proper usage.
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Portland Fire and rescue response to a house fire in northeast

PORTLAND FIRE AND RESCUE RESPONSE TO A HOUSE FIRE IN NORTHEAST


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: January 29th, 2018 9:22 PM
Firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire at 7:37 PM (5850 NE 10th Ave). They arrived to light smoke coming from the front of the home. The homeowner had extinguished the bulk of the fire with a fire extinguisher, and then met crews and informed them that everyone was out of the house. Firefighters then went in and checked to make sure that the fire didn't spread into any other areas of the residence. No one was injured during this incident.

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S.

-Keep dishtowels, paper towels, pot holders, and combustible items away from stove burners.

-When cooking, stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on the stove.

-Don't wear loose sleeves over hot stove burners - they can melt, ignite, or catch on handles of pots and pans

-If a cooking fire starts, smother it with a pot lid. Never throw water on a grease fire, and do NOT try to pick up the pan.



Remember to only use a fire extinguisher if you have been trained on proper usage.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log 01/25/18 - 01/28/18

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG 01/25/18 - 01/28/18


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 29th, 2018 6:13 PM
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Community invited to meet two finalists for county manager position Feb. 12

COMMUNITY INVITED TO MEET TWO FINALISTS FOR COUNTY MANAGER POSITION FEB. 12


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: January 29th, 2018 3:40 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - The Clark County Council invites residents to meet the two finalists for county manager during an open house 5-6 pm Monday, Feb. 12, in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

The two finalists are Dan Chandler, assistant county administrator for Clackamas County, Oregon, and Randall Partington, administrator for Finney County, Kansas.

Chandler, a previous 20-year resident of Clark County, has worked in public, private and nonprofit management. He has expertise in land use, transportation, strategic planning, performance budgeting and economic development. He has held his current position since 2011. Earlier, he worked as an attorney, executive director of American Wildlands and small business owner. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science at Western Washington University and a law degree at Harvard Law School.

Partington has been Finney County administrator since 2010 and earlier served as the county's assistant administrator and Human Resources director. Earlier, he worked as a city administrator and county budget analyst in Kansas. He earned a bachelor's degree at Kansas State University and Master of Public Administration at Wichita State University.

The candidates also will have several opportunities to meet county employees and community leaders during their two-day stay in Clark County. A panel of county employees and a panel of community members will interview the candidates Monday, Feb. 12, and the Clark County Council will interview them Tuesday, Feb. 13. The council is expected to make a selection soon thereafter.
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Lowell Man Eludes Troopers, Later Arrested Hiding In Travel Trailer - Lane County (Photo)

LOWELL MAN ELUDES TROOPERS, LATER ARRESTED HIDING IN TRAVEL TRAILER - LANE COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 29th, 2018 3:38 PM
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On January 28, 2018 at about 8AM, an OSP trooper observed a 2005 Chrysler Sebring traveling eastbound near milepost 9 (near Pleasant Hill) which he recognized as being driven by a male who was associated with a stolen vehicle.

The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle but it sped away, hitting speeds of over 111 mph on Highway 58. Due to safety concerns, the trooper discontinued his efforts to stop the Chrysler. The vehicle was located crashed a short time later at the intersection of Wheeler Road and Pheasant Road in Pleasant Hill. The driver, later identified as Joel C BARBOUR, age 44, from Lowell, had fled on foot prior to them locating the crashed vehicle.

Troopers and units from the Springfield Police and Lane County Sheriff's Officer responded to assist with the search of BARBOUR. A Springfield Police K9 was able to track BARBOUR through fields, briar patches and over a creek. The track led to a small travel trailer at 84674 Hill Top in Pleasant Hill.

BARBOUR refused to comply and exit the trailer. After several minutes of no compliance from Barbour, law enforcement introduced a chemical agent into the trailer. BARBOUR exited and was arrested without further incident.

BARBOUR was taken to the Lane County Jail where he was lodged for Reckless Driving, Unauthorized Use of A Vehicle (previous incident), Eluding in a Vehicle (Felony), Eluding on Foot (Misdemeanor), Criminal Trespass II, and Interfering with a Police Officer.

No further information at this time.
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