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Friday April 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 7829
Early this morning, Friday April 8, 2011, Portland Police officers booked 30-year-old Eicca Elglavoi Lucas of Gresham into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Endangerment, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the City, Discharging a Firearm in the City, and Domestic Violence Menacing. Investigators from the Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit learned that Lucas had a dispute with his 30-year-old girlfriend on the street and fired a shot into the air. Lucas was later arrested out of a Gresham apartment where he surrendered to police. Officers arrived in the area and spoke with witnesses and learned that the shooting actually occurred in the 16100 block of Southeast Stark Street and that the suspect may have entered an apartment in the 300 block of Southeast 162nd, which is in the City of Gresham. Portland Police and Gresham Police surrounded the apartment and after several phone calls and use of a loud hail, a subject emerged and surrendered to police at approximately 6:20 p.m. The location of the shooting is within one of the newly designated "Illegal Firearms Use Hotspots" ...
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Friday April 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 7779
PORTLAND, Oregon – Federal prosecutors, citing national security concerns, urged a judge on Thursday not to force them to turn over to the defense more materials in the case of a Somali man charged with trying to blow up an Oregon Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. "There are important national security concerns that militate for limited discovery in certain areas and which should guard against an unwarranted fishing expedition," court documents filed by government lawyers on Thursday said. Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested on November 26 after he allegedly tried to detonate what he thought was a car bomb during a crowded tree-lighting ceremony in Portland on November 26. The bomb was actually fake explosives provided by undercover agents. Mohamud's attorneys have asked for more materials from the government as they prepare their defense, including recording equipment that allegedly failed during a crucial meeting between undercover agents and the alleged jihadist. The failure to record the meeting was human error and "giving the defense access to the device would serve no proper purpose," prosecutors said in their court filing. The government attorneys said they ...
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Friday April 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 8021
At approximately 2:45 p.m., Thursday afternoon April 7, 2011, Portland Police responded to the Bank of the West in the 8100 block of Southeast Division Street after a bank employee reported the bank had been robbed. A male subject later identified as 52 year-old Richard Tucker, presented a note demanding money from the bank. Witnesses told police the suspect may have driven away in a silver colored Honda. A short time later, officers near Northeast 33rd Avenue and Northeast Killingsworth Street saw the suspect in the Honda but then lost sight of the car. Additional North Precinct officers drove to the area and located the vehicle again near Northeast 13th Avenue and Northeast Lombard Street. The suspect, Tucker, was taken into custody at the Northeast Lombard Street location. Witnesses confirmed he was the suspect who had robbed the bank earlier. Tucker has been lodged in the downtown Multnomah County Facility this evening on one count of Bank Robbery. ...
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Thursday April 7, 2011 - Times viewed: 8022
Beaverton Officers responded to an alarm Monday at the Rite Aid Store located at 14625 SW Allen Blvd. Responding officers arrived at 1:10 am quickly and discovered forced entry to the rear of the store and advised other officers that the store had been burglarized. Upon examination officers discovered that a large amount of prescription medications were stolen from the pharmacy section of the store. Officers quickly gained valuable suspect vehicle information that led to a traffic stop by Tigard Officers on a vehicle that was believed to be involved in the burglary. The two occupants of the vehicle were subsequently arrested for the burglary and the stolen prescription medications were recovered inside the vehicle. A representative from Rite Aid advised officers that the medications that were stolen consisted of narcotic level pain medications such as oxycontin and oxycodone and were worth approximately $50,000. The two suspects arrested are identified as 36 year old Jarrod Miles Moore and 36 year old Lorrinda Lyndee King. Both were charged with the following crimes and lodged at the Washington County Jail. Moore was charged with:

Burglary II
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Thursday April 7, 2011 - Times viewed: 8014
Gresham and Troutdale Police Departments executed federal search warrants Monday in the 16900 block of SE Powell Boulevard, Portland,arresting 53-year-old Edward Albert Espinoza for bank robbery. Assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, police were able to identify Espinoza as the suspect who robbed two banks on Feb. 16; Bank of America, 200 East Powell Boulevard, Gresham and U.S. Bank (inside the Albertsons store), 25691 SE Stark Street, Troutdale. Evidence related to the robberies was seized during the search and additional counts of bank robbery are likely. Espinoza is being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center without bail. (See attached photograph). No further information is available at this time. ...
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Wednesday April 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 8063
A 16-year-old girl was reported as a runaway after leaving her parents house in January. Detectives are asking the publics help in locating her or her boyfriend. Her family say they fear she may no longer be a voluntary runaway. On January 26th, 2011, the parents of 16-year-old Olivia Avalos Lopez called the Sheriff's Office to report her as a runaway. Olivia was last seen on January 24th, when she packed her belongings and left the parent's residence with a male friend. Detectives investigating the case have spoken to that person and he reported that he dropped her off at the MAX station at Millikan Way in Beaverton. Since that time Olivia has called her family on two separate occasions, but said she could not disclose her location and could not return home. Her family is concerned that she may no longer be a voluntary runaway. ...
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Wednesday April 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 7920
On April 5, 2011 law enforcement agencies from multiple jurisdictions continued the search efforts for missing British Columbia residents Albert and Rita Chretien. The couple was last seen at a convenience store in Baker City, Oregon on March 19, 2011, during a scheduled trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. At this time the search has extended through Baker, Malheur, Grant and Harney counties in Eastern and Southeastern Oregon. The Baker County Sheriff's Office, along with their Search and Rescue (SAR) Team, has patrolled approximately 1,360 miles of state highways and county roads in Baker County, utilizing six SAR Teams. The SAR Commander has also been responsible for coordinating with Sheriff's Offices in Grant and Malheur counties. Malheur County Sheriff's Office has utilized two airplanes in their search, which thus far has extended over an eight hour period and encompassed approximately 700 air miles. Their efforts have focused on the more remote and treacherous areas of their county. Their personnel have also patrolled approximately 500 miles of state and county roads in Malheur County. Weather conditions have thus far prevented an aerial search in other counties. ...
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Wednesday April 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 7732
A Maryland man was arrested by Oregon State Police Tuesday night north of Klamath Falls after a traffic stop. Police say the man dowsed himself and the inside of his car with lighter fluid then ignited himself and the car. Troopers removed the man and extinguished the fire before it caused major damage to the vehicle and to the driver. Inside the car, troopers found about 30 lbs of marijuana. According to Lieutenant Jason Westfall, on April 5, 2011 at 10:50 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2011 Jeep Cherokee on Highway 97 near milepost 236 for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop and contact with driver LESTER KASTEN, age 45, from Owings Mills, Maryland, the trooper developed probable cause to the search the vehicle. As the trooper approached the driver to inform him of the intent to search the vehicle, KASTEN had dowsed himself and the vehicle's interior with lighter fluid. Using a lighter in his hand, KASTEN ignited the interior of the rented vehicle. Troopers removed KASTEN before he sustained any injury and then extinguished the fire before Chiloquin Fire Department arrived to assist. Damage to the vehicle's interior was minor. Subsequen ...
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Wednesday April 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 7936
The Salem Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who held up the Walmart located at 5250 Commercial St SE just before 11:00 PM last Saturday night. The suspect is described as a white male, mid-20's, 5'9" to 5'10", thin to medium build, blue eyes, crooked teeth, wearing a white hoody, a black Adidas athletic jacket with white stripes down the sleeves, slightly baggy blue jeans, and light colored tennis shoes. He appeared to be talking on a cell phone as he walked into the business. The suspect displayed a handgun to a clerk while demanding cash. The suspect made off with an undetermined amount of money. No one was injured in the incident. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Detective Mike Quakenbush at (503)540-2352. ...
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Wednesday April 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 7760
Brownsville - It took three dozen firefighters to put out the at an early-morning fire in Brownsville yesterday. Firefighters responded to a 3:00 a.m. call from a home on Powell Hills Loop. The entire family was home but fortunately, no one was hurt. Firefighters had to call trucks in from Halsey, Lebanon, and Harrisburg because there were no fire hydrants close enough to the home to be used. It's not yet known if the fire caused a "total loss" to the home and names have not been released. ...
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Tuesday April 5, 2011 - Times viewed: 7900
Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons detectives are investigating the reported parental abduction of 3-year-old Victoriya Gornichar. Witnesses reported seeing the child being taken from her home, in the 10000 block of Northeast Beech Street, during the early morning hours of April 4th, 2011, by her biological father, 25-year-old Aleksandr Yarovoy. Yarovoy is a subject of interest in this investigation. Detectives have determined that the father was restrained from both the child and her mother, per a valid Multnomah County Circuit Court Restraining Order. While this case is being investigated as an unlawful parental abduction, detectives want to stress that this has not been classified as an Amber Alert. Victoriya is described as a white female, 3 years old, with curly dark blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands approximately 3 feet tall and weighs 30 pounds. She is missing some upper front teeth and was last seen wearing purple and green Tinkerbell pajamas. Aleksandr Yarovoy is described as a white male, 25 year old, who stands 5'08" tall and weighs 220 pounds. He has short brown hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a black jacket and dark blue jeans. The two ...
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Tuesday April 5, 2011 - Times viewed: 8017
This morning, Tuesday April 5, 2011, at approximately 5:12 a.m., Portland Police responded to the U.S. Bank branch, located at 16002 Southeast Division Street, on the report of a car that crashed into the bank. Officers and medical personnel arrived and spoke with the 53-year-old female driver who was still seated in her car, a 1988 Buick LeSabre 4-door. The driver told officers that she pulled up to the front to use the ATM and thought she put her foot on the brake. Investigators determined that she may have slipped and put her foot on the gas, driving the car through the double front doors and nearly 30' across the lobby. The driver was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and did not appear to be impaired. No other injuries were reported and the bank was closed at the time of the crash. No citations have been issued at this time and the bank branch will likely be closed today for repairs.
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Monday April 4, 2011 - Times viewed: 7786
HILLSBORO, Oregon - A women reported to Hillsboro police that she believed a man had tried to lure her into his van as she was walking along 231st in Hillsboro on Friday. She said that a white or silver van similar to a Ford Econoline was driven by a white adult man in his 40-50's. She said that as the van passed traveling in her direction, the driver turned onto Cherry Lane alongside her. The driver called out "hey, little girl, can you come and help me calm my daughter down, she's crying". The woman grew suspicious because the crying from the van sounded like a recording. She then told the driver there was church just up the road. The driver got out of the van to insist on her help to calm the baby. By this time there were several other vehicles on the road so she flagged down a passing car. The driver got back into the van and drove away. Police have no additional description or information at this time. Tigard Police said a similar incident occurred on Wednesday involved in a white van. Hillsboro Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind parents the importance of speaking to their children regarding safety. Encourage your children ...
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Monday April 4, 2011 - Times viewed: 8328
The family and friends of 14-year-old Portland girl Yashanee Vaughn continued today to look for clues of her death. There has been no sign of Yashanee since March 19. Police have said she was killed, but they have not found her body. The effort was split into two different groups. Law enforcement officers and professional searchers made up one team and a mixture of concerned citizens the other. The first team searched Rocky Butte hills in Northeast Portland but they did not find and clues. They will continue tomorrow. Police have not clearly stated if they're looking for Yashanee’s body or related clues. Yesterday, two searchers were injured after they fell off a steep hill. We cannot confirm if the searchers were seriously injured. "There’s some steep hills and holes, all kinds of crevices," said Multnomah County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Diana Olsen. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit, with the assistance of dozens of search and rescue volunteers from Oregon and Southwest Washington, is leading the effort. The Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office say they appreciate the community interest in assisting with t ...
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Saturday April 2, 2011 - Times viewed: 8042
Teacher representatives at Mt. Hood Community College say that a strike is possible if the college imposes a contract. "The faculty bargaining team is currently anticipating a forced final offer from the Board. In response to this threat, the faculty can and will escalate in an attempt to settle the contract, up to and including a possible strike." No one seems to be willing to give ground in the dispute over cost-of-living adjustment proposals and other issues such as the size of employee contributions to their health care package. The Mt. Hood board says it is considering the correct steps for next week’s meeting on Wednesday, April 13. However, the board says it has no plan to force a contract settlement, but is considering adjacent plans to replace teachers in the event of a strike. ...
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Saturday April 2, 2011 - Times viewed: 8023
Portland Police Robbery Detectives have been investigating several armed robberies in the past few months involving two men that have been armed. Investigators believe that the robberies may be connected and are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects. On January 11, 2011, at approximately 10:15 p.m., the suspects robbed Maddy's at 3959 Southeast Powell Boulevard. On January 12, 2011, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the suspects robbed Cooper's Coffee at 6049 Southeast Stark Street. PORTLAND, Oregon - On January 23, 2011, at approximately 9:30 p.m, the suspects robbed a patron at the Checkered Flag, located at 7483 Southeast 82nd Avenue. On February 1, 2011, at approximately 7:17 p.m., the suspects robbed Rose City Tobacco and Pipes, located at 729 Southeast Morrison Street. On February 2, 2011, at approximately 9:08 p.m., the suspects robbed Ed's Deli, located at 3534 Southeast 52nd Avenue. On February 6, 2011, at approximately 8:20 p.m., the suspects robbed Dominos Pizza, located at 453 Northeast 70th Avenue. On March 2, 2011, at approximately 10:36 p.m., the suspects robbed Ed's Deli a second time. On March 28, 2011, at approximately ...
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Friday April 1, 2011 - Times viewed: 8077
PORTLAND, Oregon - Dozens of searchers combed Rocky Butte today, looking for the body of a 14-year-old girl. Police believe Yashanee Vaughn was killed by her 16-year-old boyfriend, Parrish Bennette, who was arrested Thursday after lab results indicated he was responsible for her death. Bennette was charged with manslaughter yedterday and a grand jury could hear his case next week. On Thursday, March 31, 2011, at 12:58 p.m., Portland Police Detectives arrested 16-year-old Parrish Bennett in connection with the disappearance of 14-year-old Yashanee Vaughn, who was reported missing on March 21, 2011. Bennett has been charged with One Count of Murder and is currently lodged in the Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Center. Preliminary evidence suggests Yashanee was killed on March 19, 2011. On Monday, March 21, 2011, at 10:17 p.m., Shaquita Louis called police to report her daughter, Yashanee Vaughn, was missing. Ms. Louis said she hadn't had contact with her daughter since Friday, March 18, 2011. An officer took the report and entered information into LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System) and NCIC (National Crime Information Center) as a Missing Juvenile. The officer also sent ...
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Thursday March 31, 2011 - Times viewed: 8030
A 49-year-old man was shot dead in Southeast Portland Thursday at an apartment complex in the 8500 block of SE Bush Street. Neighbors reported they had heard gunshots in and around the area and called 9-1-1. In an earlier story, we reported that nearby Marshall High School had gone into lock-in mode. That lock-in was later cancelled with the news of where the actual shooting had occurred. Officers determined that a 49-year-old male had been shot and a 69-year-old male was also inside the residence. Medical personnel determined that the 49-year-old man was deceased and the 69-year-old man needed medical attention for unrelated health matters. He was transported to an area hospital. Police detectives are at the scene. No no arrests have been made. Detectives are in the early stages of their investigation and Southeast Bush will remain blocked off for a few hours as investigators process the crime scene. ...
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Thursday March 31, 2011 - Times viewed: 7941
PORTLAND, Oregon - Many Oregonians are saddened today as they learn Portland lost its bid to become the city of choice for Google's fiber-optic network, which would have provided Internet connections of 1 gigabit per second to as many as 500,000 people in and around Portland. More than 1,100 cities had made their entries to become the bandwidth city of choice. "In selecting a city, our goal was to find a location where we could build efficiently, make an impact on the community and develop relationships with local government and community organizations," Milo Medin, Google's vice president of access services, wrote in a post on Google's official blog. "We've found this in Kansas City." While Portland still has its good name, some cities had made major changes to compete. Topeka, Kansas informally and temporarily renamed itself "Google, Kansas," during March 2010 as it tried to gain Google's attention for its experimental network. A company group in Baltimore launched a website that used Google mapping to plot the location of more than 1,000 residents and give their reasons for wanting the service. Hundreds of groups on Facebook implored Google to come to their cities. G ...
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Thursday March 31, 2011 - Times viewed: 8081
Update: Lock-in cancelled as police determined shots originated from nearby appartements. Read the updated story. PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police are investigating a shooting about two blocks from Marshall High School in the 8500 block of Southeast Bush Street in Portland just after 9 a.m., this morning. The school was placed in lockout. No other information has been released. Marshall High School opened on September 6, 1960, and is named for John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. According to, the student population is 45% white, 23% Latino, 16% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 10% African American.The Marshall boundaries contain more potential students than any other in the Portland area, though the Marshall enrollment is only 751 students.In 2009, 9% of the students transferred into the school. ...
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Wednesday March 30, 2011 - Times viewed: 8188
Robert Dwain Thompson who was charged with raping a 14-year-old girl and multiple counts of sex abuse in the Newberg Craigslist sex ring has now been charged with plotting to kill the girl he is accused of raping. The 35-year-old Thompson is charged, along with three other men with raping a 4-year-old girl and for forcing the 14-year-old girl to have sex with a dog. Thompson's accused of trying to have the 14-year-old girl young girl killed to keep her from testifying against him. More than a year after his initial arrest on the child-sex-ring charges, Thomson is being held with a nearly $3 million bond for attempting to have the 14-year-old girl killed, the same girl who was ready to testify against him in court. ...
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Wednesday March 30, 2011 - Times viewed: 8034
PORTLAND, Ore. -- United Airlines Flight 251 was diverted to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for several hours. Upon landing in Chicago, three passengers were removed from the plane after they did not follow flight crew's instructions. The flight originated from Dulles International Airport in Washington DC, to Portland International Airport. The diversion took place two hours into the flight at around 7:30 p.m. central time yesterday. All 130 passengers were removed from the aircraft then rescreened by security before they reboarded. A flight spokesperson said the three passengers that were removed were not allowed to reboard the plane. Flight 251 landed in Portland at 12:45 a.m. PST today. One passenger said the flight was strange and frightening. A young male passenger said he had been sick and went to the rear of the aircraft and lay down on the floor in front of the emergency exit door. He said the flight crew insisted the man who said he was sick return to his seat but that the man refused or ignored the demands of the flight crew. "They just told us there were some strange goings on in the back of the plane. And for security reasons that we sat on ...
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Tuesday March 29, 2011 - Times viewed: 9893
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland State University geology professor and Oceanographer Curt Petersen says debris from the Japanese tsunami is caught up in a large circle, and is currently making its way across the Pacific Ocean. He says it's a system of ocean currents circulating the debris toward the Oregon coast. "We expect to find plastics and Styrofoam bottles and other lightweight material moving in this direction first," said Peterson Another well-known oceanographer from Seattle, Curt Ebbesmeyer agrees. He says a good amount of debris from Japan's tsunami and earthquake will wash up on the West Coast within one to three years. How fast the flotsam arrives depends on the size and weight of the material, said Ebbesmeyer. A derelict vessel could take 12 months, while a rubber ducky may take a couple years. He says the debris will likely flow in a big circle, carried by currents from Japan to Oregon, Washington, British Columbia before moving toward Hawaii and then back toward Asia. Most of the debris will be plastic items, Ebbesmeyer said. Heavier items like cars will naturally sink. Ebbesmeyer and another scientist have been mapping the path of ocean debris for y ...
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Tuesday March 29, 2011 - Times viewed: 8090
SALEM, Oregon - An Oregon State Police trooper who pulled over a driver for a traffic violation got a big surprise when he found five pounds of marijuana in the car Monday morning. The driver, Michael Melvin, 37, and Darlene Byrd, 25, both from Tacoma, Washington, were arrested on charges of unlawful possession and delivery of a controlled substance. They were stopped in a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu, which was northbound on Interstate 5 around 1 A.M. Monday morning. A canine found approximately five pounds of marijuana in the car's trunk with an estimated street value of $12,500. Oregon State Police served a search warrant at a room at a Timbers Motel in Eugene, which netted a loaded handgun and marijuana. Police arrested the room's occupant, Falk Marria, 35, of Nevada City, Calif. on charges of possession of a controlled substance. Byrd and Melvin were set to appear in Marion County Circuit Court and Marria is scheduled to appear in Lane County Circuit Court. ...
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Monday March 28, 2011 - Times viewed: 8019
PORTLAND, Ore. – Police now consider the case of a missing 14-year-old girl, who they believe ran away, a missing persons’ investigation. Yashanee Vaughn was last seen at a Taco Bell on Northeast 82nd and Thompson Street in Portland Saturday night March 19. Her cousin said they were going to meet up in Vancouver but she never showed up. Lt. Kelli Sheffer, spokeswoman for the Portland Police Bureau, said Monday night that police have been actively looking for her since she disappeared. But since they haven’t been able to find her, detectives classified it as a missing-persons case Monday and believe her safety’s at risk. Sheffer said Vaughn is known to police and were planning to speak with her before she disappeared. She is a suspect in an assault case from last month, but now the focus is on finding her, Sheffer said. Vaughn’s mother, Shaquita Louis, said Saturday she doesn’t believe her daughter ran away. "If anybody has seen her … or anything, just come and say something," she said. "I’m clueless. I don’t know where my daughter is at. And it’s hurting me. I want my daughter to come home." ...
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Monday March 28, 2011 - Times viewed: 7918
This morning, Monday March 28, 2011, at approximately 1:02 a.m., Portland Police responded the report of an armed robbery at the Shamrock Tavern, located at 4919 Southeast 82nd Avenue. Officers arrived and learned that the suspects had fled the area in an unknown direction. Officers learned that the suspects entered the bar by smashing out the glass in a door and ordered two customers onto the ground while demanding money from the bartender. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects ordered the bartender to stay in a closest as they fled the area. Nobody was injured during the robbery. The suspects are described as two males wearing masks, wearing all black clothing, and armed with handguns. Anyone with information about this robbery is urged to call Detective Brian Sims at (503) 823-3886. ...
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Monday March 28, 2011 - Times viewed: 7865
This afternoon, Monday March 28, 2011, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Portland Police responded to a holdup alarm at Southeast Coin & Jewelry, located at 8115 Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers arrived in the area and learned that the suspect walked into the shop and sprayed pepper spray inside the store and displayed a handgun before taking an undisclosed amount of cash and collector coins. Witnesses described that the suspect fled the area on foot then got on a bicycle. An additional witness followed the suspect while talking to 9-1-1 giving updates on the suspect's location. Officers combing the area of Southeast 84th and Stark located the suspect and after the suspect attempted to elude officers on his bicycle, he was taken into custody. Later, when being treated by paramedics for minor injuries, he attempted to run away again, while handcuffed but was quickly stopped by police. Medical personnel treated the employees for exposure to pepper spray but nobody suffered any serious injuries. The suspect is an adult male and his name won't be released until the investigation is complete and he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail later tonight. ...
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Monday March 28, 2011 - Times viewed: 7978
BEND, Ore. — Police have theorized that a 72-year-old Bend woman, Sandra Meyer, missing since March 9 was likely killed by her husband. He later used a gun to kill himself, Bend police said Friday. The body of 71 year-old John Meyer and Sandra Meyer's purse were both found in a crawlspace under the couple's home. A "substantial amount" of Sandra Meyer's blood was found in a heat duct of the house, said police representative Ben Gregory. Cadaver dogs searcheed in and around the home have not turned up additional clues, he said. "This case is being investigated as a homicide-suicide," Gregory said. The Deschutes County medical examiner said Thursday that John Meyer killed himself with a single gunshot. DNA analysis of the heat duct blood was completed Thursday. John Meyer told police his wife left home on the evening of March 9 to attend a book club meeting at a downtown nightclub. He reported her missing the next morning. Sandra Meyer's car was found parked in the Old Mill shopping area, prompting extensive searches there and in the Deschutes River. John Meyer's body was found March 16. Gregory says two letters found in the house apparently were written by Jo ...
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Monday March 28, 2011 - Times viewed: 7860
Forest Grove, Oregon - Forest Grove Fire and Rescue, along with the Forest Grove Police Department, responded to a house fire at 1:53 a.m. this morning. Upon arrival they found the residence, located at 2235 Laurel Street, engulfed in flames. A Forest Grove police officer attempted to rescue an elderly female from a bathroom, but was unable to make entry because of the flames in her home. The woman, identified as Velvalee Long, died in the fire. Her husband escaped the fire with his two teen-age grandsons. One of the boys was transported to the Burn Unit at Emmanuel Hospital for treatment of burns to his hands. The last fire in Forest Grove resulting in death occurred in 1998. ...
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Sunday March 27, 2011 - Times viewed: 9388
After the great Willamette Valley Flood of 1996, which devastated Lake Oswego and many other cities in late January and mid-February 1996, Lake Oswego city planners decided it was time for a dam. The basic idea was to control the flow and release of water out of Lakewood Bay. Water in Lakewood Bay originates from the Tualatin River and the larger lake called Lake Oswego. During high water levels or during a food, the plans called for the control of water flow from Lakewood Bay to the Willamette River a quarter mile downhill to the east. City planners also decided it was time to improve the 40-year-old sewer systems in and around the lake with what is called the Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer project. "It was an opportune time," said David Donaldson, director of emergency management for Lake Oswego. "We couldn’t do it when the lake was up. Now it’s going to be rising 1½ feet a week." The huge $90 million construction of Oswego Lake Dam at Lakewood Bay is a prime example of two good plans merging into one. The damn, neatly coined, "The Oswego Lake Dam Spillway Modification Project", is in the final stages of being completed. Homeowners around the lake are happy because flood ...
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