SILVERTON, Oregon - On February 14, 2020 at approximately 12:40 P.M., Silverton Police Department personnel responded to a reported domestic violence disturbance at 911 Reserve St. Apt.#3, in Silverton.
Shortly after arriving, officers located the involved man, William Bluestone (21) of Bend ... [More]
Pendleton – On Saturday, February 8th, the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported there were successful evacuation efforts using two helicopters in areas affected by county flooding. Helicopters provided by the National Guard and Umatilla County Search and Rescue personnel both worked ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - Last night at at 7:19 PM Portland Firefighters were called to an apartment on the 13000 block of SE Foster Rd. When they arrived firefighters found a second floor apartment burning with flames rapidly moving the the third floor apartment above. The location of the burning apartmen ... [More]
On February 3, 2020, at about 8:30 PM, Keizer police officers were dispatched to a parking lot in the area of 2555 Jorie Lane NE to a report of a motor vehicle crash. Officers discovered a deceased adult male at the location inside the crashed car. The death was suspicious and not consistent with th ... [More]
The Lebanon Fire District responded to 2 reported structure fires within 30 minutes of each other this evening, the first fire coming in at 10:00 pm. The fire was reported to be a stove on fire while the occupant was cooking. Upon arrival of the IC, the only occupant of the house told firefighters t ... [More]
Lebanon fire crews battled two working house fires within a 5-hour span on Friday night, stretching their available resources thin and testing the endurance of responders. The first fire came in at 5:38 p.m. at 30033 Fairview Road with reports of heavy smoke within the home. Both occupants were able ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced today that 27-year-old Adam Alexander Valle has changed his plea and received an 85 month prison sentence for recklessly causing the death of 19-year-old Heaven Leigh Mathews while operating a stolen vehicle under the influe ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - East Precinct and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) are investigating a shooting this evening in the Hazelwood neighborhood that left an occupied house and a parked car with bullet strikes.
On Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:27p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to r ... [More]
Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit have continued investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting death of Philip Cloud on September 23, 2019. As part of the ongoing investigation, detectives executed several search warrants and interviewed dozens ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - Emily James from Portland says she was terminated from her jog at U.S. Bankafter helping a struggling customer get home to his family on Christmas Eve by giving him $20 of her own money.
Emily worked as a senior banker at a U.S. Bank call center in Portland when she receiv ... [More]
Vancouver, Wash. –On January 15, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 3200 block of NW Division Avenue for a restraining order violation. Officers made verbal contact with a male inside the residence, who was in violation of the restraining order, and who refused to exi ... [More]
On January 2, 2020 there was a string of thefts from vehicles in the Sandy area. The Sandy Police Department was assisted in the investigation in the coming days by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau. At the ... [More]
PORTLALND, Oregon - A townhouse was called to PF&R firefighters at 3:50 PM. A townhouse fire at SE 131st & Division. SE PDX was ablaze. Crews arrived to find dark smoke flowing from the windows and eves. They were able to search the home and extinguish the fire within 15min. This prevented fire spre ... [More]
Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 68-year-old man. Jeffery Still was last seen today around 8:50 p.m. after leaving Portland Adventist Hospital. Still has medical issues and needs medication. He has brown hair, is approximately 5-feet-10-inche ... [More]
The Lebanon Fire District responded to the report of a structure fire at 1046 F Street in Lebanon. Crews arrived on scene to a large shop fully involved. The initial incident commander called for a second alarm to request additional units from neighboring fire districts. Crews immediately began extinguishment efforts. Exposure control hose lines were setup to stop the spread of fire into the office building approximately five feet away. Explosions could be heard do to the storage of acetylene, propane and gas tanks. There were numerous cars and a forklift that were parked outside of the building. A ladder truck was used to knock down a bulk of the fire and allowed crews to get a quick knockdown. The fire was brought under control in approximately one hour. The fire was contained to the building of origin.
The district responded with five engines, a ladder truck, medic unit, and four staff vehicles. A total of 27 firefighters were on scene. Albany, Sweet Home and Scio fire departments provided coverage for the city during the blaze. No injuries were reported during the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
PORTLAND, Oregon – Veronica Rivera, 46, of Hermiston, Oregon, was sentenced today to 6 months in federal prison and 3 years of supervised release for selling fentanyl.
According to court documents, in October 2017, the Tactical Diversion Squad of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team began investigating a drug trafficking organiza ...
NORTH PLAINS, Oregon - Earlier this afternoon, North Plains Police Department officers arrested 23-year-old Jeremiah Libbee in Portland. They were assisted by Portland Police Bureau officers.
He is being held at the Washington County Jail on charges of third-degree assault, attempt to elude, reckless endangering, reckless driving, and driving while criminally suspended. ...
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019, at 4:35p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Greyhound Bus Depot at 550 Northwest 6th Avenue on the report of a subject who had been stabbed.
When officers arrived they located an injured adult male. The victim appeared to have been injured by a knife and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment of what is ...
On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, at 3:10 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a subject shot in the 3600 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue.
Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located an injured adult male. The injured male was transported by medical personnel to a Portland hospital for treatment for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
On Friday, February 15, 2019, at 6 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a single vehicle crash at NW Bronson Road and NW Roseburg Terrace in the community of Bethany. A witness reported seeing a car leave the road and hit a tree. Responding emergency crews had to extricate the driver, 27-year-old Zachary Benjamin of Hillsboro. Mr. Benjamin was taken to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries. On Sunday, February 17, Mr. Benjamin died at the hospital.
The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to assist with the investigation. Deputies do not yet have a suspected cause for the crash which remains under investigation. ...
On Monday, at about 12:35 AM, Gunfire broke out at the Tik Tok Restaurant, located at 11215 Southeast Division Avenue.
Police and medical personnel located an injured man who was taken by medical personnel to a Portland hospital for treatment for very serious injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Detective Division's Homicide Team is conducting the investigation.
Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports this morning at 0957 a.m. his deputies investigated a single vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash on Diamond Hill Drive near the intersection of Weatherford Road, east of Harrisburg.
The driver of a white 2011 Jeep Patriot was identified as Jamie Michelle Nephew, 51 of Salem Oregon. She was deceased upon arrival of first responders. The passenger, Robert E ...
The missing 13-year-old girl with autism, Arianna Runs Through, has been found safe and has been reunited with family. A social media tip led to locating her at Lloyd Center. The Portland Police Bureau thanks the public, the media, and those on social media who helped look for her.
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EUGENE, Ore.—Tayva Tucker, 41, of Madras, Oregon, pleaded guilty today to one count of theft of government funds for stealing nearly $40,000 in Social Security payments from ten mentally disabled adults.
According to court documents, beginning in March 2014, Tucker was employed by a social services organization in Madras where she oversaw outreach to mentally disabled clients as part of the org ...
EUGENE, Ore.—Benjamin Jaramillo Hernandez, 69, of Eugene, pleaded guilty today to a federal hate crime and illegal possession of ammunition charge arising from a series of progressively more threatening and violent actions targeting St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene in September 2018. Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams for the D ...
SALEM, Oregon - The Medicaid Long Term Care Quality and Reimbursement Advisory Council meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 285, 500 Summer St. N.E., Salem. The meeting is open to the public.
Agenda items include: public comment, Governor’s Recommended Budget document, bills of possible interest and council business.
For t ...
On 2/12/2019 at approximately 9:00 pm, Milwaukie Police responded to the intersection of Highway 224 & SE Monroe Street in Milwaukie, Oregon regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash. Police learned that 62-year-old Allen Caldwell was driving a Gold Buick Regal, west-bound on SE Monroe Street, and turning east-bound onto Highway 224 at the time of the crash. The pedestrian, 49-year-old Shauna Hatch ...
PORTLAND, Oregon — On Thursday the Oregon legislature considered a bill to allow exporting marijuana to neighboring states where pot is also legal. Advocates of the bill say it might give Oregon a way to relieve its oversupply and create its own brand.
However, the U.S. attorney for Oregon warned against it.
But the bill may not open marijuana business between Oregon and California, Nevada and Washington, the three states near Oregon where it's legal.
Others see it as a way to begin laying groundwork for when the federal government either decriminalizes marijuana or decides not to prosecute if pot-legal states export to each other.
One advocate suggested going even further, since several countries, including Canada and Uruguay, have legalized marijuana.
"I would like to see an amendment that would allow international agreements in this bill, if federal law allows, so Oregon can cash in immediately without having to wait for the next legislative session," Sarah Duff, spokeswoman for several pro-marijuana groups, said in testimony to the Senate judiciary committee.
U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams told The Associated Press on Thursday that the bill does not change t ...
PORTLAND, Oregon - A federal jury found Mary Holden Ayala, 59, of Portland, guilty today of stealing nearly $1 million from an Oregon foster care agency, money laundering and filing false personal income tax returns.
From at least 2008 to 2015, Ayala, a longtime Portland resident, served as the President, Executive Director and primary agent of Give Us This Day (GUTD), a private foster care age ...
On Saturday February 2, 2019, at 12:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast Division Street and Southeast 130th Avenue. The involved vehicle was described as a dark colored SUV that left the area.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult male pedestrian suffering from traumatic injuries. Medics pronounced the m ...
Oregon is producing twice as much cannabis as people are using, according to a new study from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. And Oregon has been overproducing marijuana for a while — leaving more than six years’ worth of supply sitting on shelves and at farms.
On top of that, the Oregon secretary of state’s office just released an audit saying Oregon’s system for regulating marijuana needs to be strengthened.
The oversupply of cannabis has driven down prices. Since recreational cannabis was legalized three years ago, prices have dropped from $10 a gram to less than $5 a gram.
That may be good for consumers, but the worry is weak regulations plus a massive oversupply will fuel the black market.
Imagine the farmer who spent all year growing her crop, only to learn it’s not worth much. That is, it’s not worth much in Oregon. There’s a big temptation to put the oversupply in the back of a truck, drive south to California or east to Idaho, and sell it to someone on a street corner.
But the federal government has made it very clear that a thriving black market and illegal exports are likely to lead to a federal crackdown.
The Trump administration has rescinded ea ...
On January 30, 2019 at approximately 4:08 PM Lake Oswego Police and fire Departments responded to 4045 Bass Ln. in the River Run development off Childs Road on a medical call. Upon arrival at 4045 Bass Ln. officers found the male resident Michael David Winchester, 52 years old injured and in the garage. Upon searching the house they found Heidi Anne Winchester, 50 years old deceased. The two are h ...
Two police officers were "legally justified" in the deadly shooting of a parent at an Oregon middle school this month, officials said Thursday, as video of the fatal encounter was released.
The Lane County District Attorney's Office said the incident occurred as Eugene police officers Aaron Johns and Steve Timm were trying to arrest 30-year-old Charles Landeros after a custody argument at Cascade Middle School.
Landeros, seen wearing a "smash the patriarchy" shirt in video released by police, refused to leave the premises when asked by school resource officers.
A struggle later erupted when the officers moved Landeros outside. Lane County District Attorney Patty Perlow said, prior to the shooting, Landeros pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the officers, KPTV reported.
As the officers tried to wrestle the gun away, Landeros fired two shots. Timm then returned fire, squeezing off a single s ...
Oregon’s land use regulators have temporarily expanded restrictions on solar arrays on high-value farmland over the objections of advocates who claim they’ll impede development.
Solar facilities larger than 12 acres on high-value farmland have required conditional use permits in Oregon, but ambiguities in the regulatory language raised concerns among farm and conservation groups.
For example, one project was approved without a permit last year because the county government determined it didn’t “preclude” agriculture use, since bees could still forage beneath the solar panels.
In response to these concerns, the Land Conservation and Development Commission issued temporary rules clarifying that solar projects cannot “use, occupy or cover” more than 12 acres, regardless of whether they “preclude” farm uses.
During a Jan. 24 meeting in Salem, Ore., the commission voted to approve additional provisions prohibiting most solar development on top-quality soils: those defined as Class I, Class II, prime and unique.
However, the revised rules will allow solar facilities of up to 20 acres on such soils if the project includes a “farm use element” for the project’s duration, as ...
The death of a 62-year-old Oregon man has prompted a $13 million lawsuit filed against a fitness center chain after the man collapsed and died while running on a treadmill.
The lawsuit filed last week in Oregon by the man’s wife, claims the 24 Hour Fitness in Portland failed to train the only employee on duty how to respond to the emergency and how to find the automated external defibrillator.
At approximately 5:00 AM on January 28th, 2019, Corvallis Police Department Officers were dispatched to the area of NW 11th St and NW Buchanan Ave for woman who reported she was groped by a male while she was out walking. The female victim was able to get away from the male by knocking him to the ground.
She immediately called 911. Corvallis Police Department Officers arrived in the area within three minutes of the 911 call, and located a male matching the suspect description.
The male suspect was located only a few blocks away. That male was identified as Kevin Quintero-Serrano (23 years old) of Corvallis. Quintero-Serrano was ultimately taken into custody, and later lodged at the Benton County Jail on charges of Attempted Sex Abuse I, with a bail amount set at $100,000. Additional investigation is ongoing. ...
On 1/28/2019 at 6:24 pm, Milwaukie Police responded to the intersection of SE Harmony Road and SE Railroad Avenue regarding a Union Pacific Train Vs. Empire Towing Co. tow truck crash. There were no injuries due to the crash, and the tow truck has been removed from the intersection.
At the time of the crash, the tow truck driver, 37-year-old Shayne Davis was attempting to hook up a disabled veh ...
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed a case of measles in a resident of Multnomah County. The agency is working with Multnomah, and other Oregon and Washington agencies to notify individuals of their potential exposure and help them take steps to prevent exposing others should they become ill.
No additional cases of measles have been identified in Oregon.
Clark County P ...
After members of Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals voted this evening to ratify a new, three-year contract with Vancouver Public Schools, the district released the basic terms of the agreement.
On average, VAESP members will receive total salary improvements of 11.4 percent in the first year, 3 percent in the second year, and 3.1 percent in the third year of the contrac ...
HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 18, 2019, Washington County Judge Oscar Garcia found Kenneth Lijah Duyck guilty of Sexual Assault of an Animal and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. Duyck was sentenced to 20 months in prison by Judge Garcia. Deputy District Attorney Sabina Khachaturova prosecuted the case against Duyck.
Detective Jim Berning began investigating the case after the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the owner of a horse stable located in Hillsboro. The owner suspected someone tampered with a horse in her barn and asked authorities to investigate.
Detective Berning spoke with the owner and nearby neighbors and quickly developed Duyck as a person of interest in the case. As the investigation continued, the owner’s daughter, who is a veterinarian, also began looking into the case. Based on evidence found in the stable, the daughter suspected the horse had been sexually assaulted. She conducted an examination of the horse in question and took samples of fluid found inside the animal.
Detective Berning eventually tracked down Duyck to an area Walmart where he was sleeping in a stolen vehicle. He admitted to entering the stable without the owner’s p ...
oday, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that 64-year-old Reza Chehrazi Mardani made his first court appearance in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Mardani is charged with murder, attempted aggravated murder and unlawful use of a weapon.
The charging document alleges that the defendant, on or about January 17, 2019, in Multnomah County, did unlawfully and intentionally ...
Today, January 22, 2019, 29-year-old Nicholas M. Woods was arrested and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center in connected with this crash. He was booked on numerous charges including Reckless Driving and Failing to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Serious Injury.
Officers are still conducting a traffic investigation into Sunday's event. The passenger, Cherie Swanson, is still liste ...
OREGON CITY – The City of Oregon City, regretfully announces the resignation of Commissioner Nancy Ide, effective Friday, January 18, 2019. Commissioner Ide cited, “As a community volunteer, I often give 30+ hours a week to Commissioner duties and as co-chair of the Homeless Solutions Coalition of Clackamas County (now in its 3rd year). The Coalition has grown in depth and in scope and requires mo ...
In his Portland, Oregon, home, Austin Meyers stands in front of his gun safe and explains how he stores his ammo, his pistols and his rifle.
He puts a cable lock on his matte Glock handgun, about to demonstrate how fast he could unlock it and load a magazine if he had to in an emergency.
The cable lock is essentially a metal cable with both ends connected to a padlock forming a secure lo ...