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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 8197
You have until midnight to get your taxes off to the IRS. Only 20 collection boxes at specific Portland-area post offices will accept mail until the midnight hour, not one minute beyond. The midnight-pickup boxes have a special yellow sign. Note that boxes without the yellow sign will be collected at regular posted times.

Saturday April 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 8019
PORTLAND, Oregon - Regulators in Oregon are requiring a mentor will begin reviewing the operating decisions of a Portland neurosurgeon who figures in a Wall Street Journal investigation of Medicare billing and multiple spinal surgeries on the same patient. The Oregon Medical Board released an agreement Friday it said was necessary while it completes an investigation of Dr. Vishal James Makker. He signed the order. The board said it got "credible information" this year about four patients but gave no other details. It did not refer to two recent stories in the Wall Street Journal that have said Makker's name "popped up" when it searched the Medicare claims database for surgeons who performed multiple spinal fusions on numerous patients. The Journal has reported that Makker had the highest rate of multiple spinal-fusion surgeries among 3,407 surgeons who performed the procedure on 20 or more Medicare patients in 2008 and 2009. In those years, the paper said, he did spinal fusions on 61 patients, and for 16 performed a total of 24 additional fusions. He denied wrongdoing, telling the paper he acted in the best interest of the patients and attributing multiple surgeri ...
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Saturday April 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7762
A single mother accused of committing war crimes in the Balkans was ordered held without bond on Friday to await a hearing on a request for extradition to her native Bosnia and Herzegovina. A U.S. magistrate judge ruled that Rasema Handanovic, 39, who moved to the United States in 1996 and became a naturalized citizen in 2002, was a flight risk and danger to the community. She is accused of killing 15 to 16 unarmed Croat civilians and prisoners of war in the village of Trusina as a member of the Bosnian army's special Zulfikar unit in April 1993, according to witness statements cited in her extradition request. Prosecutors said the witnesses had served with her in the Bosnian military. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Atkinson told the judge that Handanovic had threatened suicide while in custody, and he referred to her suffering a "psychotic event" just before her initial court appearance on Wednesday. Handanovic, dressed in a blue prison uniform, said nothing and appeared calm during her hour-long hearing on Friday, in marked contrast to her demeanor on Wednesday when the judge ordered the defendant to compose herself. Defense attorney Lisa Hay argued that her client ...
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Saturday April 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7932
Facebook has installed a large array of solar panels at its new data center in Prineville, Oregon, which will supplement the local utility in providing electricity for the 300,000 square foot facility, which was officially opened at a ceremony yesterday. For more than a year, the environmental group Greenpeace International has been bashing Facebook over its use of electricity generated by "dirty coal" to support its huge new Oregon data center – a campaign that continued Friday as Facebook opened the new facility. 100 kW Solar Array The large solar array in Prineville makes Facebook one of only a handful of data centers in the world to install on-site solar power generation (see Solar-Powered Data Centers for more examples).But it also illustrates the complexity of data center power sourcing, and the difficulty in reducing the issue to a "coal or no coal" litmus test. For most facilities, the Prineville solar array would represent a major commitment to renewable energy. The array can generate about 100 kilowatts of energy. The problem? In the data center world, 100 kilowatts isn’t much power. Facebook hasn’t said precisely how much power it is using in Prineville, b ...
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Friday April 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 7742
This afternoon around 3:30 PM, Portland Police were called to the parking garage of 24 Hour Fitness in the 4200 block of Northeast Halsey Street regarding a suspicious device. The Portland Police Explosive Disposal Unit is on scene. PIO is in route and will meet media at Northeast Weidler Street and Northeast 42nd Avenue. Police have Northeast Halsey blocked from Northeast 42nd Avenue to 47th Avenue and the 43rd off ramp from I-84. ...
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Friday April 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 7780
Yet another dredge is on its way to an Oregon Inlet to restore the an important channel to help navigable a better passageway for fishing vessels. The Currituck, a hopper dredge that removes sand and pours it into its hull, should begin dredging this weekend, said Col. Jeff Ryscavage, commander of the corps’ Wilmington district. "This may give us a little stay for the summer, depending on what they think they can do," Popiel said. “If the corps thinks they can put a dent in all that, then we’ll definitely hold off.” The Currituck will work around the clock and replace the Merritt, a sidecaster dredge that sucks sand from the ocean floor and spits it 100 feet away. Some believe the Currituck will prove a more efficient tool. ...
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Thursday April 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 7864
This morning, Thursday April 14, 2011, at approximately 11:45 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank, located inside a Safeway grocery store at 4515 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard. Officers arrived and learned that the suspect entered the bank and presented a demand note. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money and fled the bank on foot. No injuries were reported. The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 6'00", thin build, dark scruffy facial hair and mustache, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a baseball cap. Anyone with information about this robbery is urged to call Detective Tony Christensen at (503) 224-4181. No surveillance images or video will be released at this time. ...
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Thursday April 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 8126
PORTLAND, Oregon - Packy is turnnig 49 but the celebration at the Oregon Zoo won't be held until this weekend on Saturday. Born on April 14, 1962, Packy was the first elephant to be born in the United States in 44 years. He's been an Oregon celebrity ever since. Saturday's "Elephantastic" party will include games, crafts, pastry elephant ears and birthday cake at noon. Packy now tips the scales at more than 6 tons. He has fathered seven elephant calves. Packy’s parents were Thonglaw and Belle. Thonglaw was wild-born in Cambodia in 1947 and Belle was wild-born in Bangkok in 1952. Thonglaw died in 1974 and Belle died in 1997. Portlanders first learned of Belle’s pregnancy and the impending birth through an article in THE OREGONIAN in January, and the city came alive with anticipation. "Belle Bulletins" and a “Name the Baby” contest were aired by local radio stations. Stuffed elephants appeared in toy departments and school children made drawings of what they thought the baby would look like. For three months zoo veterinarian Dr. Matthew Maberry literally lived in the elephant house, keeping a close watch on the maternity ward. ...
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Thursday April 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 7704
ROSEBURG, Oregon - An electrical engineer who lives in Cottage Grove but commutes to the town of Sutherlin is saving a lot of gas as the first owner of a Chevy Volt in Oregon. Carey Bailey told the Roseburg News-Review that he's cut his monthly commuting cost by 80 percent since buying the electric car in January. The Chevy Volt runs off a lithium-ion battery that is backed up by a gasoline generator that recharges it while driving. Bailey says he recharges the car by plugging it into an electrical outlet when he gets to work. But the state is planning to install a series of fast-charge electric vehicle stations along Interstate 5, including ones in Roseburg, Rice Hill and Canyonville. The stations will provide full charges in as little as 15 minutes.
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Thursday April 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 7842
The Oregon senate Tuesday unanimously passed two education-spending bills to force teacher layoffs, larger classes, and shorter school years. The Senate ignored recommendations from educator, unions and Democrats and authorized $5.7 billion that will leave schools far short of what they say they need for the next two years. "I don't like it," Sen. Chris Edwards, D-Eugene, told senators. "But colleagues, you know what, this recession sucks. All these decisions suck and this budget sucks. But we don't have a choice. We have to do this." Lawmakers said that since they can't give schools more money, they opted instead to give them certainty and stability. Sen. Rod Monroe, D-Portland, said the $5.7 billion in funding is "sacrosanct," even if tax collections continue to decline when the latest revenue projections are released in May. "I can assure you, that number is firm," said Monroe, co-chair of the budget subcommittee that handles education. "It is not going to change. Sacrosanct. We're not going to whittle away at it even if the May forecast is down a little bit." The education bills, HB5552 and HB 5553, draw on $123 million from two savings accounts, the Education St ...
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Wednesday April 13, 2011 - Times viewed: 7946
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for your help in identifying a suspect that robbed a Plaid Pantry in March 2011. On March 3, 2011 at approximately 10:21 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 4516 Southwest Vermont Street. Officers arrived in the area and learned that the suspect fled the store on foot after obtaining an undisclosed sum of money from the clerk. The suspect entered the store and pulled a black handgun from the front of his waistband, pointed it at two employees and demanded money. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, 5'11", 175 lbs., blond hair, blue eyes, wearing a black Carhartt-type jacket, blue sweatshirt, black shoes, and a white cloth over his face. The suspect also has tattoos of small crosses on his right hand. Surveillance video of one of the robberies is available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QssXB7yQgc Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymou ...
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Wednesday April 13, 2011 - Times viewed: 7670
On March 5, 2011, at approximately 3:20 p.m., a man armed with a shotgun walked in to the Wildroot Salon, located at 801 North Russell Street, and robbed robbed salon employees and customers. The suspect told people to lie down on the floor as he demanded money. The suspect then fled with several purses and an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured. The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, between 5'10" and 6' tall. The suspect was wearing a tan coat and according to witnesses looked "disheveled." A composite sketch of the suspect is being released with the hope that someone will recognize him and call police. Anyone with information about this suspect is urged to call Detective Robert Hollins at (503) 823-0757. ...
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Tuesday April 12, 2011 - Times viewed: 7945
THE DALLES, Oregon - Monday morning close to lunchtime, a wild bear was seen climbing across and up the The Dalles Dam with no easy way to get off. He was confused. He couldn't find a way to move in any direction, and had nowhere to go, and no one to help him. Or so he thought! The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife sent a team of biologists to check out the bear. They talked for a spell as those sort do then came up with a plan. They called the State Police. All this caused some distress with humans at work attempting to find a good solution. ODFW representative Rick Hargrave said the bear was caught in some cables. Nasty stuff. Can’t have those cables being disturbed. The bear was stuck in a difficult area to navigate so humans in charge apparently came to the conclusion there was no way to rescue the unfortunate bear without putting a human at risk. Biologists decided that if the bear was tranquilized, there was a chance it would slide 75 feet downward and be killed or perhaps injured and wander into a state park downstream and attack and eat some Oregon citizen. ...
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Tuesday April 12, 2011 - Times viewed: 8141
ASTORIA, Oregon - The body of 25-year-od Dustin Douglas Weber was discovered by a person walking the beach just south of the Columbia River. Weber was a victim of the 9.0 earthquake tsunami that moved over the pacific to California from Japan's coast. On March 11, 2011, Weber was swept away during an episode on the Klamath River in California. His body washed ashore in Oregon. In 1964, 11 residents of Crescent City, California were killed by a tsunami generated in Alaska. Weber is the first person killed by a tsunami since 1964. Webber apparently believed the danger of a tsunami has passed as he ventured near the water. His mother said he did not understand that the wave surges would become larger for hours. She said he was preoccupied with skipping rocks into the river just before he was swept away. ...
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Monday April 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 8555
LONGVIEW, Washington - A couple in their 3-'s were shot to death early Monday morning by a man who police say was a jealous former husband. The bodies of Dana Enyeart, 39, and Bruce Kamp, 36, were both discovered in a Longview home Monday morning, shot to death by Eyeart's ex-husband, Michael L. Feeney. Just after midnight on Monday morning, Longview police responded to the 3000 block of Ammons Drive for a report of two people shot at the residence. Officers arrived and found Bruce Kamp, 36, and Dana Enyeart, 39, deceased. Enyeart and Feeney were divorced in 2006 but had recently been seeing each other. ...
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Monday April 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 8281
PORTLAND, Oregon - 19-year-od Mario Alexander Marin of Gresham died by a gunshot wouknd early Sunday, April 10, at Northeast 86th Avenue and Sacramento Street. Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle that was described by witnesses as leaving the area after the shooting. The vehicle is described as a light tan or silver 4-door, unknown make or model. Detectives do not know if this is a suspect or witness vehicle but would like information from anyone who knows more about this car. The crime scene was established in the area from Northeast 82nd to 88th, Sacramento to Brazee. No vehicular or foot traffic is allowed in the area. Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to begin their investigation into the shooting. No suspect information is available at this time and no arrests have been made. Detectives cannot yet say if this shooting is gang-related or not but urge anyone with information to call Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0449 or Detective Steve Ober at (503) 823-4033. ...
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Sunday April 10, 2011 - Times viewed: 7779
24-year-old Marco Alfonso Huerta-Castillo was arrested last night after he was spotted speeding up to 139 MPG on I-84,Saturday April 9, 2011, at approximately 10:55 p.m. A Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division officer spotted a the orange motorcycle and immediately moved into position behind the motorcycle and eventually stopped it near Northeast 148th Avenue on I-84. However, Huerta-Castillo refused to stop right awayi. He took off and briefly attempted to elude the officer but soon surrendered and pulled over near northeast 148th Avenue along the interstate. He apparently realized he was no match for the alert officer. Huerta-Castillo of Northeast Portland, was arrested for Attempt to Elude, DUII, Reckless Driving and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Huerta-Castillo was also given traffic citations for Speeding (139 mph), Driving While Suspended, Driving Uninsured, and No Motorcycle Endorsement. ...
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Sunday April 10, 2011 - Times viewed: 7838
Early this morning, Sunday April 10, 2011, at approximately 1:11 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the area of Northeast 86th and Sacramento on the report of shots fired from a vehicle. Numerous calls to 9-1-1 reported multiple gunshots and vehicles speeding out of the area. Officers arrived and located a gunshot victim on the sidewalk at Northeast 86th and Sacramento. Medical personnel responded to the scene at determined that the victim was deceased. The victim appears to be a young male adult. Some area houses sustained damage from gunfire but there does not appear to be any other victims at this point. A crime scene has been established in the area from Northeast 82nd to 88th, Sacramento to Brazee. No vehicular or foot traffic is allowed in the area. Investigators are still at the scene processing evidence. The neighborhood remains blocked off to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. The name of the 19-year-old male victim will not be released until after the autopsy and family has been notified. Investigators cannot yet say if the shooting is gang-related or not and no s ...
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Saturday April 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 8026
The pedestrian killed in this morning's fatal crash at Northeast 60th and Killingsworth has been identified as 63-year-old Mary Anne Turner of Northeast Portland, shown in the photo. Investigators learned that a vehicle driven by 87-year-old Helen Quimiro of Northeast Portland was travelling westbound on Northeast Killingsworth and had a green light at Northeast 60th Avenue. Turner 30-40 feet from a crosswalk when she was struck as she was crossing from the north side of Killingsworth to the south side. After striking Turner, Quimiro continued driving westbound from the crash site. She then struck three parked cars, and continued driving away from the scene. Officers soon located the car and found Quimiro at her residence in the 6000 block of Northeast 37th Avenue. Officers called for medical personnel because they believed that she, the driver, might have suffered some kind of medical problem. Medical personnel treated and released Quimiro at the scene and she cooperated fully with investigators. No arrests have been made at this point and the case will be referred to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. ...
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Friday April 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 8176
Portland Police arrested 11 adults and one juvenile on Thursday, April 7, 2011, after approximately 40 anti-police protesters marched from the south parks blocks through downtown Portland. Portland Police report that the downtown area was very busy last night unrelated to the protest, with many community members enjoying various entertainment events. Police were successful in preventing property damage to local businesses and reported and no community members were injured. Firework type incendiary devices were thrown at officers by protesters; officers were able to arrest some individuals who were observed throwing these devices. A couple of police officers suffered minor injuries while making arrests. The following arrests were made in last night's protest:
  • A 15-year-old girl, charged with: Attempted Assault on a Police Officer; Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct and Harassment
  • 22-year-old Michael Hilton, charged with: Offensive Littering
  • 31-year-old Dennison Williams, charged with: Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct
  • 19-year-old Vincent Porter, charged with: Interferi ...
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Friday April 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 8898
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Multnomah County grand jury today indicted Parrish Bennette on murder with a firearm, and first-degree manslaughter with a firearm in the death of 14-year-old Yashawnee Vaughn. Bennette is scheduled back in juvenile court to be arraigned late this afternoon. The murder with a firearm indictment charges Bennette of unlawfully and intentionally causing Yashawnee Vaughn's death, and threatening her with the use of a firearm. The charge of first-degree manslaughter states that Bennette "unlawfully and recklessly" caused Vaughn's death. Bennette was originally charged with murder in connection with the death of Yashawnee Vaughn but charges were later reduced to manslaughter. Vaughn's family has called for a nationwide search for the body of their daughter. Last week, police launched an unsuccessful three-day search of the Rocky Butte area and an adjacent former golf driving range. ...
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Friday April 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 7854
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: 7801
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: 8049
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: 8071
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: 8047
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: 8098
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: 7942
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: 7762
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: 7969
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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