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Friday March 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 8141
Three people were arrested Tuesday in southern Oregon when an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper's traffic stop led later to the discovery of approximately 50 lbs of marijuana in another vehicle north of Lakeview. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. On March 15, 2011 at approximately 11:45 a.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2001 Honda Accord displaying California license plates eastbound on Highway 140E near Bly in Klamath County for traffic violations. At the time of the stop a 1999 Dodge pickup displaying Colorado license plates also briefly stopped in front of the Honda but then left eastbound without being contacted by the trooper. After contact with the Honda's driver was completed and it left the scene eastbound, information was learned that the Honda and Dodge pickup were traveling together and the pickup was transporting marijuana. Approximately 30 minutes later an OSP sergeant stopped the Dodge pickup at the Highway 140E / Highway 395 intersection and contacted two adult females identified as JONNE JULIA LEMIEUX, age 73, from Jaroso, Colorado, and ISABELLE LEMIEUX-BOURVEAU, age 23, from San Anselmo, California. The Honda Accor ...
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Thursday March 17, 2011 - Times viewed: 8110
Update 3/17/2011, 6:22 PM The family members of last nights fatal pedestrian hit and run crash victim have been notified. The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Lori Noelle Kerr of Portland. The Portland Police Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash and is asking that anyone with additional information about this incident call Officer Busse at 503 823-2316.
Last night Portland Police responded to a pedestrian hit and run crash at Northeast 91st Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Witnesses said the vehicle was seen westbound on Northeast Sandy Boulevard and described the car as a tan or brown van or SUV with front end damage. Following an area search of the neighborhoods near the crash, officers located the vehicle abandoned near Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast 82nd Avenue. The 1993 Mercury Villager Van was recovered from that location. After further investigation, officers learned the driver of the van, 36-year-old Aaron Miles Arrell, was staying at a motel near Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 97th Avenue. Arrell was taken into custody from that location by the Major Crash Team investigators. ...
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Thursday March 17, 2011 - Times viewed: 7825
On March 16, the Gresham police traffic unit was conducting a stop sign mission at NE 5th Street and NE Hood Avenue, Gresham. At approximately 1:38 p.m., the driver of a Chevy pickup spun his wheels, drawing the attention of the officers, and was stopped a short distance away. The driver had no identification but voluntarily identified himself as 36-year-old Jose Alfredo Hernandez. Hernandez was with two of his three children, one of which was not properly seat belted. Hernandez could no longer live with his guilt and told the officer he had a warrant. A records check found Hernandez was wanted in connection to a Gresham sexual abuse case from 1995, and included 10 counts of Rape I, 5 counts of Sodomy and 5 counts of Sex Abuse I. The bail for the 1995 warrant was set at $300,000.00 Hernandez told the arresting officer he fled the area during the 1995 trial, but it is unclear where he fled to or how long he was gone. Hernandez admitted to later returning to the Gresham area with his wife and children. Hernandez was transported to MCDC where he is currently being held on the sexual assault charges. He was also issued a citation for no operator's license, no insurance ...
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Wednesday March 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7775
Portland Police responded this morning to a report of a man attempting to entice an 8th grade girl into his vehicle. Officers responded to George Middle School, located at 10000 North Burr Avenue, and spoke with the girl who told police that she was walking to school from her residence, near the Pier Park Apartments, when a man approached her in a vehicle. The girl told police that the suspect approached her and told her to get into his car. The girl refused and the suspect continued to persuade her to get into the car. The girl continued to refuse and went directly to the school to report the incident to school staff. The vehicle was last seen on North Calhoun Avenue heading south towards North Fessenden Avenue. The suspect is described as male Hispanic in his 30s, smaller build, clean shaven, glasses, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt. The suspect was driving a royal or lighter blue larger SUV, unknown make or model, possibly with a lift kit. Anyone with information about this suspect or anyone that has had a similar contact with this suspect is urged to call the Portland Police. ...
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Wednesday March 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7940
BEAVERTON, Oregon - Cynthia is a PSU student currently in Japan getting ready to return home. It's not that she wants to leave all her new friends. She and others like her all across Oregon are being requested to return to Oregon by the University administration. Because of the uncertainty in Japan, Oregon university administration decided to request students return home. Other states such as California are also requesting students in Japan to return home for safety. Cynthia has been living in Japan since July and misses her family in Oregon but she'd prefer to remain in Japan and complete her stay. However, she understands why she’s being asked to return. Cynthia, who preferred we not use her last name, said she'll really miss all her new friends and adopted family in Japan. She's currently in no danger as she's staying south of Tokyo. She was in Motosu when she received the word to return to the States. She and her Japanese friends were working on a school project helping families relocate to safer areas when another student called and gave her the news. "But the future now is totally uncertain and I understand", Cynthia admitted. "It's been the most wonderful time ...
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Wednesday March 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 8355
Oregonians and other westcoast residents, even Midwesterners are in near panic to buy iodide pills, Geiger counters and emergency kits. However, they soon find there's little to buy and are logging into Amazon to stock up, and finding many selections there are either out of stock or backordered. Alaska and the West Coast are closest to the site of the earthquake, but even people from Midwest states are preparing for winds to carry radiation from Japan. Potassium iodide tablets protect the thyroid gland from radioactive material by overloading it with nonradioactive iodine. Health experts say taking the tablets was not a good idea, that Potassium contained in the pills can lead to heart problems and giving an adult a dose of potassium iodide to an infant would be toxic. Physics professor Ken Barish at the University of California, Riverside says it's unlikely that the West Coast would be harmed by radioactivity drifting from Japan. In Redding, Calif., Whitney's Vitamin and Herb Shop is stocking up on potassium iodide tablets after the store said it was overwhelmed with calls this weekend from people seeking the anti-radiation medicine. Scientists Say Minimal Ris ...
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Tuesday March 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 8507
ASTORIA, Oregon An Astoria woman has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old boy at a party. 35-year-old Julie Diane Green pleaded no contest last Friday to rape and endangering the welfare of a minor. Prosecutors said Green held a party for her children and their friends last August, allowed several minors to drink alcohol and then had sex with one of the visiting 14-year-olds. Green also must serve 36 months on probation for the rape conviction and another 36 months for the second conviction. She also must register as a sex offender. The victim's mother told a judge her son couldn't face coming to the courtroom for Green's sentencing. ...
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Tuesday March 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 7881
Following a crash westbound on Interstate 84 west of Cascade Locks, a commercial truck driver was cited by Oregon State Police. There were no serious injuries involving a commercial motor vehicle and a parked tow truck. State Police Trooper Gavin McIlvenna said that on March 15, 2011 at approximately 1:05 a.m. a 1991 GMC tow truck driven by JAMES GIBBONS, age 36, was transporting 22-year-old Shane Brazeal, and his car from Pasco, Washington to the Portland area. GIBBONS had pulled off the roadway with the two truck's emergency lights activated to tighten the straps holding the car on the flat bed tow truck. As GIBBONS was preparing to move back into the westbound lanes of travel, a 2005 Sterling truck pulling two trailers driven by JEFFREY HALE, age 44, was heading westbound on Interstate 84 when HALE fell asleep and crashed into the tow truck. Both vehicles became entangled and traveled approximately 200 feet before the commercial truck and trailers jack-knifed blocking both westbound lanes. HALE and BRAZAEL were transported by ground ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. GIBBONS was not injured. HALE was using safety restraints but GIBBONS and BRAZA ...
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Tuesday March 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 8318
An Oregon State Police traffic stop involving an alleged DUII driver early Saturday morning in Josephine County led to the discovery of approximately 5 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of two men. On March 12, 2011 at approximately 12:16 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1981 Mercedes four-door for a traffic violation on Ort Lane in Merlin. Subsequent investigation initially led to the arrest of driver DYLAN RICHARD WEISS, age 23, from Eugene, for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Following the driver's arrest the trooper found approximately 5 pounds of marijuana inside the car's trunk worth an estimated $12,500. WEISS and passenger ROBERT JOSEPH GIBBONS, age 24, from Floyd, Virginia were both arrested also for Unlawful Possession, Distribution, and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. Both were initially lodged in the Josephine County Jail but have been released from custody. ...
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Monday March 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 7834
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. – The tsunami warnings moved faster than the waves, giving millions of people across the Pacific hours to flee to higher ground. Now they are left to clean up what the waves had wrought: Destroyed docks and damaged boats. A deadly tsunami generated by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan raced across the Pacific on Friday and into marinas and harbors in Hawaii and on the West Coast, sending boats crashing into one another, carrying some out to sea and demolishing docks. The damage — the most severe in two seaside towns along the Oregon-California border — was estimated to be in the millions. "This is just devastating. I never thought I'd see this again," said Ted Scott, a retired mill worker who lived in Crescent City, Calif., when a 1964 tsunami killed 11 people, 17 total along the West Coast. Still, there was relief that the destruction in the U.S. was nothing like that in Japan. The offshore quake pushed water onto land, sometimes miles inland, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people. Hundreds are dead. "With everything that could have happened and did happen in Japan, we're just thankful that nothing else happened," said Sabrina Skiles, ...
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Monday March 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 7810
On Sunday afternoon, Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to a crash on Highway 99W south of SW Bell Road (just south of the City of Sherwood). At about 3 p.m, a weather front was moving through the area that brought high winds and heavy rain. Deputies investigating the crash determined that cars in the north-bound lanes had slowed down for debris in the road. Witnesses told them that several large branches had been blown off the trees that border the roadway. As the traffic slowed, the driver of a '97 white Nissan Sentra slammed into the back of a 2000 Chevy Pickup truck. The impact caused major damage to the Nissan. Neither driver was injured in the crash. Both lanes of Highway 99W were blocked for a short period while the wreckage was cleared from the road. The driver of the Nissan was cited for following too closely. Deputies responded to several weather related calls this afternoon, including a tree that fell on a house and knocked the power lines down. No one was injured in that incident. Deputies would like to remind people that with the spring weather, heavy rains and winds can be expected at times. It is important to leave enough distance betw ...
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Monday March 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 7985
BEAVERTON Oregon - A storm last night knocked down trees, caused damage to roofs, and caused traffic to slow last night and early this morning. Power was cut to over 100,000. Many schools were closed, busses delayed, property damaged, and traffic stalled this morning as workers cleared roads. There were 35 reports of wires down in Clackamas County alone on Sunday. The reports of wires down started coming in at about 3:40 p.m. as the storm moved up from the Willamette Valley. Nearly 50,000 PGE customers were without power this morning because of the storm and power outages in Portland and outages across in the area from Salem to Portland. Pacific Power estimated that 75,000 customers were without power and nearly 3,000 Clark Public Utilities customers had no power as of early this morning. A few small fires started from electric power lines downed by the high winds fell more trees on Highway 214, which was closed, between Woodburn and Mount Angel. ...
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Sunday March 13, 2011 - Times viewed: 7835
Mercy Corps International based in Portland is sending aid and disaster relief teams to Japan to help with the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami. Japan-based Peace Winds Japan is in association with Mercy Corps. "This kind of enormous disaster is overwhelming, even for a well-prepared country like Japan", said Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer. "With Peace Winds' Japanese base and global reach, as well as Mercy Corps' expertise responding to disasters around the world, we are ideally positioned to assist the Japanese people." The Mercy Corps is already in Japan dispensing aid to tsunami victims. Their priority is to help fill needs for shelter, food and clean water. Mercy Corps and Peace Winds will work together to help families build new homes. ...
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Sunday March 13, 2011 - Times viewed: 7953
TUALATIN, Oregon - Two teenage boys may be charged with burglary a homeowner caught them in his garage. The two boys, a 16-year-old and 17-year-old were arrested Saturday morning in the 5300 block of Joshua Street. The homeowner, who did not wish to be identified, said he was asleep but about 3:30 a.m., he heard a noise coming from his garage. The homeowner went downstairs and confronted one of the boys. The homeowner opened the garage door and the teens ran away. A K-9 unit tracked down the suspected burglars and the teens were taken to the Washington County Juvenile Department. The Washington County Juvenile department is conducting the investigation. Both teens were charged with burglary and criminal trespassing. ...
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Saturday March 12, 2011 - Times viewed: 11382
As the possibility of a nuclear core meltdown in Japan turns from possible to what some are now calling "a probability", many people are beginning to panic, including Oregonians. Supermarkets, Pharmacies, and Drug Stores are reporting a huge rush of customers asking to buy iodine tablets in the form of Potassium Iodide as an anti-radiation cure. Safeway, Rite Aid, Fred Meyer, major drug stores, and pharmacies report an insurgent and perhaps an unnecessary demand for iodine. Westerly winds from Japan move over the pacific to Oregon. The fear of course is that a core meltdown will carry radioactive particles here Japan. In the case of a meltdown, we'd need to closely observe upper-level winds. The the jet-stream could move radiation to the West Coast in only a few days. Washington Health Department spokesman Gordon MacCracken said today that even in the event of a large release from the reactor, radiation would be diluted before reaching Oregon and radiation levels would be so low that there may be no need special concern. Dr. Mel Kohn, Oregon's Director of Public Health, says there have been no detected increased radiation levels detected at this time and he does not exp ...
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Saturday March 12, 2011 - Times viewed: 9155
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's two vehicle head-on crash west of Government Camp that resulted in the death of one man and serious injuries to another. The names of both drivers are being released in this update. According to OSP Sergeant Luke Schwartz, on March 10, 2011 at approximately 12:07 p.m. a 2001 Toyota Camry four-door driven by JAY ANTHONY DUCHEMIN, age 53, from Arlington, Oregon was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 52. The Toyota reportedly was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes when it collided nearly head-on with an eastbound 2004 Infiniti sport utility vehicle driven by WILLIAM M. SCROGGINS, age 49, from north Portland. Upon impact, the vehicles both separated and a section of the Infiniti caught fire. DUCHEMIN was pronounced deceased at the scene. SCROGGINS was seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He is reportedly in good condition this morning. OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Highway 26 at the crash scene has one westbound lane and two eastbound lanes separated by double solid y ...
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Saturday March 12, 2011 - Times viewed: 8093
GOLD BEACH, Oregon - A brother and sister camping at the southern Oregon coast nearly found themselves unknowing victims of Friday's tsunami surges when they became caught by the surf while walking along the beach near Pistol River in Curry County. The two people were camping in the area with friends and said they were unaware of the events in Japan or that a tsunami warning was in place along the coast. According to Oregon State Police Sergeant Scott Punch, on March 11, 2011 at approximately 9:53 a.m. Curry County 9-1-1 received a call of two people swept into the ocean during a tsunami surge in the Pistol River area west of Highway 101 near milepost 338. Punch arrived four minutes later and saw two unnamed Pistol River volunteer firefighters pulling a female from the surf. Punch helped the volunteer firefighters carry the woman onto the beach to higher ground ahead of another surge. ...
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Saturday March 12, 2011 - Times viewed: 7863
SEATTLE -- The owners of a dog electrocuted on a Seattle utility cover last year have filed a claim against the city for $60,000 in damages, blaming it for failing to ensure that the electrical system in the area was safe. Owners Lisa McKibbin and Nancy Bostdorff mailed their claim Friday. Their lawyer, Adam Karp, said their dog, Sammy, a 6-year-old German shorthaired pointer, was a beloved member of the family, whose painful death had caused them great distress. "My clients loved Sammy as if he were their child," Karp wrote in the claim. McKibbin had been walking the dog in Queen Anne last November, when he stepped on a metal sidewalk plate conducting 90 volts, convulsed, and died. The plate was part of a system of four decorative streetlamps improperly grounded by a private contractor. The bad installation - coupled with a pinched wire in a lamphead - had led to the shock hazard, the city discovered after the death. Full Story on Seattle PI. ...
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Friday March 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 8000
SEASIDE, Oregon - The tsunami warning for Oregon and Washington earlier this morning was downgraded to a simple advisory. Police along the coast advised people to remain cautious on the beach at all times and to watch for rising waves. The National Weather Service announcements suggest a return to standard activity. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said all state parks are reopening and returning to normal operating hours. The warning was issued after the massive earthquake hit Japan on Thursday night (Japan time) and created a tsunami that rolled across the Pacific Ocean. Sirens were sounded in several coastal cities to alert residents and evacuation shelters established in Cannon Beach, Seaside and the Lewis and Clark area, according to emergency managers. ...
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Friday March 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 8670

NEWPORT, Oregon - The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years unleashed walls of water today that swept across rice fields, engulfed towns, dragged houses onto highways, tossed cars and boats like toys, apparently killing hundreds and forcing the evacuations of tens of thousands, and is now on its way to the Oregon coast.

Geophysicist Gerard Fryer at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu says high water reached Port Orford around 7:30 a.m. PST Friday. However, fears of six to ten foot waves did not occur. Instead, waves of less than two feet in most areas hit the Oregon coast.

Officials along the coast activated warning sirens hours earlier to alert people to leave low-lying areas.

People in coastal areas of Oregon, California and Washington evacuated ahead of the waves.

In Alaska, the tsunami caused a wave just over 5 feet at Shemya in the Aleutian Islands 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Emergency warnings and sirens in some areas of the Oregon coast were activated in an effort to urge people to seek higher ground as the tsunami crossed the Pacific. Emergen ...
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Thursday March 10, 2011 - Times viewed: 8320
Albany Police arrested 24-year-old Sean Peter Feltman for Luring a Minor. Feltman is currently a youth pastor at the Willamette Community Church in Albany. Police took Feltman into custody without incident on Friday, March 4th. He was later indicted by a Linn County grand jury. Parents of the 14-year-old alledged victim said their daughter was told the assault was sexually explicit. The investigation began at the beginning of January. Details: On Friday, March 4, 2011, at about 5:00 p.m., Albany Police Investigators arrested 24-year-old Albany resident Sean Peter Feltman for Luring a Minor (Oregon Revised Statute 167.057). Sean Feltman, a youth pastor with the Willamette Community Church located at 420 SE 3rd Avenue in Albany, was taken into custody without incident at a residence in Linn County following a grand jury indictment and lodged in the Linn County Jail. The investigation began on January 9, 2011, when the parents of the girl and a member of Sean Feltman's church youth group reported their daughter received sexually explicit communication (text messages, on-line messaging) from Sean Feltman. ...
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Thursday March 10, 2011 - Times viewed: 10120
BEND, Oregon - Wednesday, a search and Rescue team found the body of 26-year-old Carly Phillips from Bend in the Deschutes River at the lower end of Benham Falls. Police say Phillips left for the Deschutes River area about 2 pm Tuesday to run errands. A Bend family member found her car Tuesday evening in a parking area at the falls. Apparently Phillips had moved to Bend from Montana to live with her parents. Oregon State University Assistant News Communications Director, Mark Floyd told us that Carly Phillips received her bachelor’s degree from OSU in 2006, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. She attended OSU from fall term 2002 to summer term 2006. ...
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Wednesday March 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 8823
"I did not know Mark, but his death has greatly affected my life," writes Kati Neal Verburg. "I felt pain- a very deep sense of pain, on behalf of those who love him, those whose lives will change because of the tragic accident. I cried on their behalf, grieving at the senselessness of such a loss- a young man sitting on the very brink of his life. And I hurt at how his day had gone from wonderfully exciting to absolutely horrific in a single instant." Read the full touching tribute to the boy by Kati Neal Verburg. On Sunday evening, 18-year-old Mark Golyshevskiy from Vancouver was test-driving a Triumph Daytona Triple motorcycle he was considering to purchase from an ad he saw in Craigslist. Witnesses say that at about 7:30 p.m., they heard the revving of a motorcycle just before the crash on NW Laidlaw in the Bethany neighborhood just northwest of Beaverton, Oregon. The road is populated by trees on both sides. Daylight accident scene before the crash occured. ...
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Wednesday March 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 8491
An investigation by the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team Monday led to a search warrant being served in Cave Junction and the arrest of two people on multiple marijuana-related charges. Over 250 pounds of processed marijuana worth more than a half million dollars and other evidence was seized. On March 7, 2011 at approximately 1:30 p.m. an ongoing investigation led RADE detectives to arrest RAYMON SYLVESTER, age 43, from Cave Junction, when he was found in possession of 3 pounds of marijuana during a contact on Highway 199 near Dowell Road in Grants Pass. In follow-up to the arrest, a search warrant was authorized for SYLVESTER's property located at 6455 Rockydale Road in Cave Junction. RADE team members assisted by Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Criminal Division and evidence technician, an Oregon State Police (OSP) Drug Enforcement Section detective, and an OSP trooper, served the search warrant and subsequently seized multiple items of evidentiary value including: * Over 250 pounds of processed marijuana with an estimated value of more than $500,000 * Twenty (20) mature marijuana plants (18 - 24" tall) * Seventy-two (72) immature marijuana plants ...
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Wednesday March 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 7897
LAKE OSWEGO - On Tuesday, Lake Oswego police arrested a man who led patrol officers on a long car chase through West Linn. It ended when the suspect's car burst into flames on I5. A Lake Oswego police officer attempted to stop a reckless driver at 11:24 p.m. in the area of Country Club Road and Knaus Road. The driver, later identified as Jeffrey Michael Giroux, age 45, immediately attempted to elude the officer. The car, a red 1989 Toyota Camry, continued eastbound on Country Club Road to A Avenue and then turned southbound onto Highway 43 (State Street). West Linn officers responded and set up spike strips in the in area of Highway 43 and Marylhurst Drive. The spike strip deployment was successful, however, the driver continued to flee from pursuing officers. Mr. Giroux continued onto southbound I-205 and then northbound onto I-5. The deflated tire eventually fell off with the car driving on the bare rim. Sparks from the rim on the roadway caught the vehicle on fire. Mr. Giroux finally stopped on I-5 at Highway 217. Mr. Giroux, the sole occupant of the car, struggled with officers while they were trying to take him into custody and sustained minor injuries. One of the a ...
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Wednesday March 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 7813
Kevin Anderson, 21 years of age, of Salem, turned himself in to Salem Police late yesterday for a burglary he had committed in the early morning hours of March 3rd at 2096 State St. Anderson had been dubbed the "Droopy Drawers Bandit" because video surveillance had showed his pants nearly fell off during the crime. Anderson is accused of using a car door to smash a hole in the front door of the Oregon Market. He then entered the business taking beer and cigarettes. He has been charged with Burglary II, Criminal Mischief II, and Theft II. ...
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Wednesday March 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 8660
Twenty-Two people were arrested for allegedly trafficking heroin in Marion, Clackamas and Polk Counties. Oregon attorney general’s office said the suspects weren’t caught with the heroin but believe they were involved in trafficking a large quantity of the drug. "These cases are very complicated," said Oregon Attorney General John Kroger. "These drug trafficking organizations are very secretive, very sophisticated. We’ve been investigating this large group for several months and we’re happy to bring them to justice today." The drug bust Tuesday coded "Operation Frogger", was the result of several agencies, including the Oregon Department of Justice, Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers, Polk, County Interagency Narcotics Team, Marion District Attorney Walt Beglau, and Polk County District Attorney Stan Butterfield. Sized heroin photo courtesy Marion County Sheriff. ...
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Tuesday March 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 7971
On Monday evening, March 7, 2011, at about 7 PM, Portland Police responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Southwest Rutland Terrace after a subject called 9-1-1 to report that he just broke into the residence and that the owner arrived home. The caller told 9-1-1 that he was concerned that the homeowner might have a gun. The homeowner arrived home and found the suspect inside the house and the suspect was in the bathroom taking a shower. The homeowner, along with his two German Shepherds, asked the suspect what he was doing in the house and the suspect then locked himself in the bathroom and called 9-1-1. The homeowner also called 9-1-1 and told the call-taker that he found a man in his house. Officers from Central Precinct along with a K-9 unit responded to the residence and took the suspect into custody without incident. The suspect, 24-year-old Timothy James Chapek of Southwest Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for Criminal Trespass in the First Degree. ...
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Tuesday March 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 7968
GASTON, Oregon - Ten students and the bus driver suffered minor injuries this morning after their Gaston School District bus was hit by a large truck pulling a trailer. Highway 47 was temporarily shut down near Gaston this morning at about 7:30. The bus with students on board was stopped in a southbound lane so a student could board the bus. State Troopers say the driver of the truck came around a curve and saw the stopped bus. The truck driver then slammed on the brakes, but the trailer slid and collided with the front of the bus. The injured driver and students were taken to hospitals. Gaston fire spokesman Ken Bilderback said there were grade-school children as well as high-school students on the bus at the time. No citations were issued. ...
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Tuesday March 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 7968
KELSO - A man was shot dead by a SWAT officer after the suicidal man reportedly pointed a gun at police last evening. Police say they were called to a Kelso home in the 1200 block of South 3rd Street at about 11:30 because of a report of man with a gun. Officers say they attempted to talk to the man but he refused. A SWAT team took over at the scene. The man reportedly said he was "distraught over personal problems." He refused to leave the home. "After a lengthy time of negotiation the subject was observed pointing a firearm at SWAT officers," Chief Andrew Hamilton said. "The subject was then shot by a SWAT team member and was later pronounced dead." The name of the deceased man and officer who shot him has not been released. ...
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