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Friday March 13, 2020 - Times viewed: 7500
PORTLAND, Oregon — Six additional residents of Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon, where two people were diagnosed yesterday with COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are presumptive positive cases, Oregon Heath Authority has announced. The affected individuals include one man between ages 55 and 74 and five men aged 75 years or older. While their illnesses are considered linked to the ...

Friday March 13, 2020 - Times viewed: 7604
PORTLAND, Oregon - After an investigation of more than two years, police said two men are now facing murder charges for the shooting of a Seattle man in northeast Portland. Officers responded to Northeast Dekum Street and Claremont Avenue near Woodlawn City Park at 12:18 a.m. April 14, 2015 after reports of gunshots and a person down in a parking lot. D'Andre Dickerson, 24, was found with mu ...

Wednesday March 11, 2020 - Times viewed: 7548
PORTLAND, Oregon - On March 10th, the East Metro Special Weapons and Tactical team served an early morning search warrant at a Fairview home known for drug activity and other crimes. Tactical officers surrounded the residence in the 900 Block of NE Pacific Drive and made verbal warnings over loud-hailing devices prior to entering. Fourteen people were located inside the home.

Five individuals were arrested. The following are their names and charges:

  1. Kenneth Baker (42 years old) – felony warrant arrest
  2. Megan Holliday (23 years old) – warrant arrest
  3. Heather Shropshire (37 years old) – warrant arrest
  4. Nathaniel Entriken (34 years old) – warrant arrest
  5. Zachary Bender (25 years old) – warrant arrest

Nine other people were later released from the scene.

Detectives are conducting an investigating at the location for crimes relating to narcotics and identity theft. Additional charges may be filed, depending on the results of the investigation. Attached are their mugshots and a photo of a SWAT vehicle in front of the home. Sheriff Mike Reese, Law Enforcement Chief Deputy Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell a ...

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Wednesday March 11, 2020 - Times viewed: 7533
PORTLAND, Oregon - Over the past several months, detectives from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office have been investigating a sex trafficking case involving multiple victims, including a 17-year-old girl.  Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit learned 21-year-old Devanne Branderhorst met the victim online and knew she was a minor.  Mr. Branderhorst then coordinated having the victim meet adu ...

Wednesday March 11, 2020 - Times viewed: 7532
TIGARD, Oregon - UPDATE: Tigard Police Detectives and Washington County’s Major Crimes Team continue investigating a suspicious death reported last Friday, March 6, 2020 by the staff of Embassy Suites Hotel, located at 9000 SW Washington Square Road. A man checked into the hotel earlier on March 6th and was not seen again until staff discovered him deceased in his room. The deceased man has be ...

Wednesday March 11, 2020 - Times viewed: 7539
SILVERTON, Oregon - Today a Marion County Grand Jury unanimously found that the police shooting of William Kyle Bluestone on February 14th, 2020, was a lawful use of deadly force. At approximately 12:49 pm, on that day, Margarita Bluestone reported to Silverton Police that she had been assaulted by her husband, William Bluestone, at her apartment in Silverton earlier that morning. She further ...

Monday March 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 7576
PORTLAND, Oregon - A gun is being analyzed after it was seized from a stolen car Friday night. Officers with the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) were conducting focused patrol in the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Foster Road, which is in an area where there has been recent gun violence activity. An officer looked up the license plate of a car, a silver Nissan Rogue, and it c ...

Monday March 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 7588
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Health Authority announced seven new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 Sunday morning, March 8, 2020, doubling the number of known cases in Oregon. Gov. Kate Brown said she is declaring a state of emergency to bring additional resources to the state's response. Brown authorized the state of emergency by verbal proclamation Saturday night around 8:14 p.m. and confirmed it in an executive order Sunday morning. “I’ve consulted with Oregon Health Authority and I am declaring a state of emergency to make sure we are able to swiftly deploy the personnel and resources necessary to address coronavirus in Oregon,” Brown announced at a press conference Sunday.

Brown said the declaration would give Oregon Health Authority and the Office of Emergency Management “all the resources at our state’s disposal to stem the spread of this disease.”

The state of emergency will remain in effect for 60 days but can be extended as needed until the outbreak is contained, Brown said.

Effectively, officials said the declaration will allow the health a ...

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Monday March 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 7588
PORTLAND, Oregon - 40-year-old Christopher L. James was arrested with a hatchet after robbing a doughnut shop in Downtown Portland. Early morning Saturday, Portland police were called to a reported disturbance involving an axe at a doughnut shop on Southwest 3rd Avenue. As officers were responding, they got updated information that the suspect was leaving on foot. Officers began looking for the suspect and located him about a block away eating a doughnut and holding a pink box from the doughnut shop. He ran away but was captured and arrested after about 2 blocks. No one was injured. A hatchet was recovered from the doughnut shop. Robbery detectives responded and interviewed the suspect. (photo), was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Robbery in the First Degree. ...
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Monday March 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 7580
The Tigard Police Department is actively investigating a suspicious death at the Embassy Suites Hotel, located at 9000 SW Washington Square Road, in Tigard. On Friday March 6th, 2020, hotel staff alerted Tigard Police after a guest was found deceased in their room. Investigators ask that anyone who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary on Friday afternoon contact the Tigard Police D ...

Thursday March 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 7717
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday just after 4:00 pm, emergency crews found an SUV that had apparently been driven into the Willamette River at the Wheatland Ferry, just north of Keizer. Prior to emergency crews arriving on scene, the vehicle was completely submerged in the water. Witnesses at the scene reported only seeing one person in the vehicle when it entered the river. At this time the vehi ...

Thursday March 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 7686
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police were called to a report of a man shot near Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers arrived and located a male adult with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the buttocks. He was transported by medical to an area hospital. His condition is unknown at this time. Officers located evidence of gunfire about one block North of the intersection o ...

Thursday March 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 7689
PORTLAND, Oregon - On February 19th, 2020, members of the Portland Police Bureau were made aware of a vandalism to at Southeast 38th Avenue and Southeast Schiller Street. During the vandalism, a suspect driving a white pick-up truck drove through freshly poured concrete, causing an estimated $30,000 in damage. The Central Precinct officer assigned to the case conducted follow up and gathered video evidence of the incident. The video footage can be found here: The officer developed a suspect in the case and on March 3rd, arrested 28 year-old Richard Reed (PHOTO). Reed was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Criminal Mischief 1 (2 counts) and Reckless Driving. "This in an egregious case of public property damage and I want to thank Central Precinct Officer Peter Braun for his efforts in identifying and capturing the individual responsible," said Assistant Chief Mike Frome. ...
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Monday March 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 7796
The Oregon State Marine Board will be holding a public hearing on March 9, 2020, to gather public comments on proposed rules to boat operation zones in the Newberg Pool on the Willamette River between river miles 30 and 50. The hearing will be held at the Marine Board office, 435 Commercial Street NE, Suite 400, in Salem. Oral testimony will be accepted in person between 9 am and 4 pm to accommoda ...

Sunday March 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 7788
PORTLAND, Oregon - At 1:50 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to a shooting in the 3500 Block of NE 214th Avenue in Fairview. Upon arrival, deputies found evidence of gunfire and established a crime scene. Deputies learned two people, an adult female and an adult male, were transported to a local hospital in private vehicles with gunshot wounds. Both victims suffered non-li ...

Sunday March 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 7760

PORTLAND, Oregon - The second individual to have a test for COVID-19, with results pending yesterday, has come back negative, the Oregon Health Authority is reporting.

This negative result is a separate and unrelated to the state’s first, presumptive case of the virus yesterday, which was reported based on a test performed by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.

OHA contin ...

Friday February 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 7800
On February 27th, 2020, at approximately 11:22 am a boater reported finding a partially decomposed body in the Willamette River near the Buena Vista Ferry. Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to investigate along with emergency personnel from the Jefferson Fire District. Marine Patrol and Search and Rescue Deputies were able to coordinate the recovery of the deceased by boat. At this time it is unknown how long the deceased, an unidentified male, has been at the location. Investigators are working to attempt to determine the identity of the deceased; an autopsy is scheduled for 10:30 am on February 28th at the State Medical Examiner’s Office. Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about missing persons believed to have been in the area to contact Detective Bob Evarts at 503-588-8507. ...
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Friday February 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 7798
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s Siskiyou Project Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Salem from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the agenda are: Operating principles and overview of committee processes. Background on the Siskiyou project and status of ongoing work. Review of steps and timeline looking ahead to July 22 Board of Forestry meeting. The public is invited to ...

Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 7926
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon Senate Republicans staged a walkout Monday morning to impede a Democratic bill to lower greenhouse gas emissions. The attempt was to prevent a quorum vote on the bill. The walkout was the same as Republican legislators made last year as they attempted to stop the passage of a similar bill and threatens to do the same this week of the state's legislative session. Democrat Governor Kate Brown blasted the actions of the state senators during a news conference, saying that if Senate Republicans "don’t like a bill, they need to show up and change it or show up and vote no." "This makes it very, very clear. The Senate Republicans who walked out are not against climate policy. They are against the democratic response," she said. "Oregonians should be outraged." Just one GOP state senator showed up to Monday morning's Senate floor session after the legislature's Ways and Means Committee advanced the bill, according to The Oregonian. Senate President Peter Courtney (D) was forced to adjourn the the chamber after a sergeant-at-arms searched the Capitol without finding any of the other 11 GOP senators. Two-thirds of senators are required to be present fo ...
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Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 7909
SALEM, Oregon - On Sunday, February 23, 2020, Police arrested a a 36 year old Salem suspect in connection with several fraud cases involving the passing of counterfeit US currency. The suspect was identified as Camden Ducharme. He was charged with forgery in the first degree and theft in the third degree from the incidents and lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility. During mid-February, the Salem Police Department responded to two different calls from local girl scout troops, who reported receiving counterfeit US currency during a cookie sale. The suspect used a counterfeit $20 bill to buy one box of cookies and received legitimate currency in change. The victims recognized the bill as a counterfeit and contacted the police. Officers were able to use video surveillance, and along with the assistance of Walmart loss prevention officers, were able to identify Ducharme. Loss prevention officers recognized Ducharme when he returned to the Walmart store on Sunday. Salem Police was contacted, and officers responded to the store where he was taken into custody. Police thanked victim for making the original report and providing an excellent description of Duch ...
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Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 8020

PORTLAND, Oregon -- The Oregon Health Authority will begin weekly updates on persons under monitoring and persons under investigation for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as state epidemiologists, local public health officials and federal partners continue their investigation of the disease that has sickened tens of thousands of people worldwide.

Still no cases in Oregon and risk remains low as state’s investigation continues

Starting today, and continuing every Tuesday beginning March 3, OHA will post data on persons under monitoring (PUMs) and persons under investigation (PUI) on its website, PUMs are individuals who do not have COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, but who may have been exposed through a close contact with a confirmed case or travel to mainland China. PUIs are individuals with COVID-19 symptoms -- but not necessarily the virus -- who have had one of these exposures.

"We recognize people are very worried about COVID-19, particularly given that we don’t know everything we wish we c ...
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Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 7910

BEAVERTON, Oregon – Valley Catholic’s spring musical, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will be performed on the stage of Kelly Auditorium at Valley Catholic High School on March 6-8 and March 13-15. Curtain times are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. The musical comedy, with music by Andrew Lloyd Weber and lyrics by Tim Rice, is based on the biblical story of Joseph from the book of Genesis.

“We are excited to bring one of the most popular musicals in the world to the Valley Catholic stage. This show is so much fun to perform—it features a variety of song styles, high energy dancing, and a timeless message of faith and redemption. The cast, crew, and directors are eager to have audiences come and be a part of this terrific show!” said Ginnie Paterson, Valley Catholic High School’s Fine Arts Department Chair, and Drama Director.

Valley Catholic High School is located at 4275 SW 148th Ave., Beaverton. The high school is on the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon campus on Murray Blvd. between TV Highway and Farmington Rd.

Tickets can be purchased online at Story 52 of 11705

Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 7977
SEASIDE, Oregon - Firefighters found the remains of 69-year-old Stephen Scott Penwarden originally of Seaside after a fire destroyed the home he occupied. Fire Investigation Team worked throughout the morning and early afternoon hours of February 24 and located the remains of a single, male victim. Investigators believe the victim was the sole occupant of the single-family home and only one inside at the time the blaze occurred. Next of kin has been notified. Seaside Fire & Rescue responded to the property where the two-story home was fully ablaze and threatening close properties, and escalated into a three-alarm fire. ...
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Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 7849
PORTLAND, Oregon - A multi-agency investigation led to a recent search of a home in Milwaukie, yielding guns, fake money, and identity theft evidence. On February 20, 2020, Portland Police East Precinct Street Crimes Unit, East Neighborhood Response Team, Multnomah County Parole and Probation, and Milwaukie Police Department conducted a consent search of a suspected drug house in the 2300 block of Southeast Harrison Street in Milwaukie. During the search, officers seized two guns, a M4 Carbine rifle with seven fully loaded magazines and a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver. The officers also seized counterfeit United States currency along with equipment to make counterfeit money and fake identification (see photos). Multiple people were detained and charges are pending that include Aggravated Identity Theft, Fraud, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Suspect names are not being released at this time due to an ongoing investigation. ...
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Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 7822
At about 10:40 on Sunday morning, a call came into Oregon State police that a single car crashed on I5 in Jackson County. Apparently, a white 1996 Chevrolet SUV driven by 70-year old Craig McRae of Vacaville, CA. was southbound on Interstate 5 when for unknown reasons the car went off the roadway, rolled over, and landed in a nearby field off the shoulder off the freeway. McRae sustained died from the injuries. I5 was reduced to one lane for nearly 3 hours after the crash. OSP was assisted by Talent PD, Jackson County Fire, Mercy Flights, and ODOT. ...
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Saturday February 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 7856
Cowlitz County, Washington- At just after 3PM, neighbors and a school bus driver reported a house on fire with an elderly couple that may still be inside. When Firefighters arrived on the scene the house was ablaze. Firefighters began extinguishing the fire with multiple hose lines and searched for occupants. A Cowlitz County Sheriff deputy and a Public Utilities crew also responded. The two elderly residents, were later discovered safe by family and out of the home at a doctor’s appointment. Firefighters put out the fire in about 40 minutes after arriving. The cause of the fire is under investigation; the two residents will be staying with family in the area. The house is considered a total loss by fire officials. No injuries were reported ...
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Wednesday February 19, 2020 - Times viewed: 7890
On 2/18/2020 at 7:31 hours, EMS and CCSO personnel responded to the 3600 block of NE 78th Street for the report of a two vehicle collision. Upon arrival, EMS personnel attempted to resuscitate a driver at the scene, but were unsuccessful. Scene evidence and witness statements revealed that a Ford Flex crossover, driven by Carolyn Clark-Bennett of Washougal, pulled out of the KIngsway School Pa ...

Saturday February 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 7983
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound after a fight involving a gun in the Portsmouth Neighborhood. On Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:14p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at a convenience store in the 6100 block of North Lombard Street. When officers arrived, they located a man with a gunshot wound to the foot. ...

Saturday February 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 7985
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/Silverton, concealed in the bedroom of the apartment. Bluestone told officers he was armed with a handgu ...

Tuesday February 11, 2020 - Times viewed: 8070
PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver that was killed in Saturday's crash on the Glenn Jackson Bridge is identified as Yevgeniy L. Kovalenko, 25, of Gresham. His family has been notified of his death. The investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing, but speed is believed to be a key contributing factor. No arrests have been made or citations issued. This is the 6th fatal crash of 2020 ...

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