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Wednesday February 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7999
PORTLAND, Oregon- Early morning snow fell and stuck in the Portland area. Many primary remain open and clear. Higher elevation areas and a few rural locations have snow falling and staying in place. Forcast: This Afternoon: Snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Snow level 200 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. South southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Tonight: Rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. South southwest wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Thursday: Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. South southwest wind between 3 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Thursday Night: A chance of snow showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. South wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Friday: A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 12295
An infant who recently returned from India with his family has been diagnosed with measles, a serious disease that can lead to pneumonia and encephalitis, an inflammation and swelling of the brain. The health department said the baby was taken Evergreen Pediatrics and Southwest Medical Center outpatient laboratory. Health officials say people who visited Evergreen Pediatrics in Vancouver on Monday, Feb. 14 between 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. are considered exposed to measles. Measles, also called rubeola, is no longer considered endemic in the United States. However, continued success depends upon maintaining high vaccination rates, because 80% of the cases of measles continue to be imported into the United States. Measles disease can occur anytime of the year, but is most frequently seen during late winter and spring. Worldwide, an estimated 30 million cases and 700,000 deaths occur each year. More than half of the deaths occur in Africa. During 1997-1998, approximately 100 deaths were attributed to a large outbreak of measles in Argentina and Brazil. Measles is an acute viral illness characterized by: A prodrome of fever and malaise, Cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis, ...
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Tuesday February 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 8228
Update: Police have now determined that based on information from a witness, Birgilio Marin-Fuentes crashed into a support beam near the hospital around 12:27 a.m. A bystander Intercepted Officer Angela Luty who was on her way out of the emergency on different business. Police said she immediately called dispatch for help from other officers. A couple minutes later, Officer Luty began CPR on Marin-Fuentes. Two additional officers arrived at the hospital's emergency room in an attempt to get help but were told by hospital staff they first had to call an ambulance because they couldn’t treat anyone unless they were inside the hospital. The net result, according to police, is that Marin-Fuentes died. However, Police Chief Mike Reese does not necessarily agree. He said Tuesday that medical workers did everything they could or should have done — except communicate well with the officers. Read the 20 page police report just released.
Previous story: Birgilio Marin-Fuentes, 61, died shortly afterwards from cardiac complications. He had driven to Por ...
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Tuesday February 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 8104
A toddler whose mother dropped him from a burning upstairs aprtment unit was upgraded from critical to serious condition, hospital officials said. Flames blocked an exit trapping three boys and their 24-year-old mother, Kimberly Hasty. It was a heartbreaking tragedy that occurred Saturday morning (Feb. 12) when a deadly fire erupted in an Oak Grove apartment -- killing two young brothers and sending their younger infant brother and mother to a Portland hospital. At 9:33 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, Clackamas County Communications (C-COM) 911 dispatchers received a call from a neighboring citizen reporting smoke coming from a building in the Fox Pointe Apartment complex, located at 4616 SE Roethe Rd. in Oak Grove. Clackamas Fire District #1 responded swiftly to the scene -- and met a woman frantically telling rescuers that two of her children were still inside the smoke-filled upper-level apartment. Clackamas Fire personnel quickly moved with a hose into the apartment -- which was overflowing with thick black smoke and generating intense heat -- and searched for the occupants. These firefighters located the two young boys inside the apartment and brought them out of ...
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Tuesday February 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 7861
On Monday, February 14, 2011, at about 7:15 pm, Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a stranger attack near the Raccoon Lodge, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway in the community of Raleigh Hills. The adult female victim told deputies she was walking south from the bus stop located in front of the Raccoon Lodge toward SW Scholls Ferry Road. She was walking behind the restaurant when she said she was attacked from behind. The victim said she was touched inappropriately and did not know her attacker. Deputies brought in a K9 team to search for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. At this time deputies do not have an accurate description of the suspect. Sheriff's Detectives are now investigating the case, but do not have any further information at this time. If you saw anything suspicious in the area please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2500. ...
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Monday February 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 8378
MOUNT ST. HELENS, Washington - Mount St. Helens area shook this morning as two small quakes struck the area. A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck at 10:35 a.m. The quake was centered 6 miles northwest of Mount St. Helens. The quake was first measured at 3.3 in magnitude, and later upgraded to 4.3. Two minutes later, a magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit the same location. At 11:35 a.m., a 2.3 quake occurred. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. ...
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Monday February 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 8134
At the Grammy's, Portland's own young beauty, 26-year old Esperanza Spalding was named best new artist, beating out Justin Beieber, Drake, Mumford & Sons, and Florence + The Machine. Her latest album, Chamber Music Society, sold 31,000 copies but could now climb to Gold. Backstage, Usher diplomatically answered questions about Esperanza. And Bieber, who jumped atop Usher's back as he spoke to media reps backstage, said, "I'm happy for her. I had a great night! I got to perform with my mentor." And Usher said, "Spoken like a true professional." The win for Esperanza Spalding should not surprise anyone here or even in Washington. She recently went on tour with Prince, and has a friend in the white house, namely President Barack Obama. The White House invited her to play there last year, introducing her as "the brightest young star on the jazz horizon." She was excited and nearly overwhelmed at the Grammy's when she met some of the best known music artists, those she had only seen on TV or heard on the radio. "They have a magnetism," she said. "You can feel their presence from a few feet away. It was nice to see them face to face on a human level. I liked that a lot." S ...
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Sunday February 13, 2011 - Times viewed: 8438
SALEM, Oregon - A police officer pulled over a black BMW racing through traffic at down Interstate 5 at 118 mph. He told the sheriff he was making a video to post on YouTube. 30-year old Stanislav Bakanov of Keizer, admitted to police that he was going between 90 and 100 mph in his BMW but the sheriff's office said he was going much faster than that. They also said the conditions on the road were dangerous at that speed because strong wind gusts had sent tree branches onto the highway. When the sheriff's deputy stopped Bakanov, he was was still filming and played some of the video for the officer. The video contained segments displaying the speedometer at 118 mph. Bakanov had a camera mounted on the windshield to as he videtoped while he drove. The deputy seized the camera for evidence and arrested Bakanov. He was booked at the Marion County Jail. ...
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Saturday February 12, 2011 - Times viewed: 9240
A Washington County drug arrest netted young men on Thursday in the Tigard area. Investigators from the WIN team (Police Departments of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard) arrested two men on heroin charges. During the ongoing investigation, detectives were able to observe a drug transaction between the two. Sheriff's Deputies stopped the suspect's cars and they were eventually arrested. On Thursday, February 10, 2011, detectives from the Westside Interagency Narcotics (WIN) team were conducting an investigation into heroin distribution in Washington County. As part of the investigation, investigators were conducting surveillance in the Tigard area. They were able to observe a drug transaction take place and notified Washington County Sheriff's Deputies in marked patrol units. The deputies conducted two separate traffic stops, one at SW Scholls Ferry Road and SW Nimbus Avenue, and the other at SW Barrows Road and SW Walnut Street. Twenty-one-year-old Phillip R. Cotten from Tigard was contacted in the first traffic stop at Scholls Ferry Road and was eventually arrested for Distribution and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Heroin. Both money and drugs were seized from Mr. Cot ...
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Friday February 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 8010
Update A man suffering a heart attack who crashed his car within sight of Portland Adventist Hospital was forced to wait for an ambulance because of hospital policy, Portland police said. Birgilio Marin-Fuentes, 61, died shortly afterwards from cardiac complications. He had driven to Portland Adventist Medical Center shortly after midnight Thursday, unable to sleep or stop coughing. He then crashed his car into a pillar wall under an "emergency parking only" sign about one hundred or so feet from the emergency room entrance. Officers who were on scene rushed to help him, and one officer went inside the hospital to request help. "The officer was told it is hospital policy that they don’t treat people outside their hospital and they need to call an ambulance," said Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police. While one officer performed CPR, another officer called for an ambulance. According to police, six minutes later an ambulance arrived and medics picked the man up and wheeled him via a gurney the short distance inside the hospital. "Hospital said they won’t come out. We need to contact AMR first," ...
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Friday February 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 8504
Skating champion Tonya Harding is pregnant and "super excited" it's a boy. Yes, Tonya is going to be a mother. She's now 40, married, and wants to get on with her life. We just hope the world will leaver her alone and let her do so, let her be happily married, and enjoy motherhood. Her husband Joseph Price is happy, and even more excited it's a boy. Of course, Tonya is best known as Oregon's famous skater and, well, yes, she addmited concealing information about the attack on skater Nancy Kerrigan. The attack took place after a 1994 practice session for the U.S. Figure skating championships. But Tonya has moved on, has her own website located at tonyaharding.com. And that website is pretty interesting to say the least. One has to hand it to her for being so creative. She's matured enough not to mind what others say. She seems to be that independant as she demonstrates with her commentary on Tru-TV's "the Smoking Gun" series. So, good luck to you Tonya. ...
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Friday February 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 7870
HILLSBORO, Oregon - President Barack Obama will visit Oregon's Intel campus in Hillsboro a week from today, on Friday. Obama plans to tour the Intel and meet their CEO Paul Otellini. He'll also review Intel's education programs and efforts to prepare children for high-tech jobs. "In his State of the Union, President Obama outlined a plan for winning the future by preparing our children to be competitive in the global economy. His plan calls for key investments in education to grow the economy and create more jobs," the White House said in a statement. "When the President decides to highlight your state’s approach", said Gov. John Kitzhaber, "you know you’re doing something innovative. Our position on the Pacific Rim makes us an ideal trading partner with markets all over the world, especially those interested in our leadership on innovative technologies, and Intel is a superb location to highlight the very cutting edge." Access to Obama will be by invitation only and the details of the trip have not been released. The last time Obama visited Oregon as President, was inn October when he held a rally in support of then-gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber. ...
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Thursday February 10, 2011 - Times viewed: 8269
On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, Washington County detectives served a search warrant at the residence of Jeremy Brandon Waldridge located at 21873 SW Regal Court in Aloha. Waldridge has been the focus of a child pornography investigation led by INTERCEPT, since they received information that he was downloading explicit child pornography from the Internet. Detectives became concerned after they learned Mr. Waldridge runs a private company geared for young children and teens called Top Notch Trampoline, Tumbling, and Cheerleading. Detectives learned that Mr. Waldridge and members of his staff have visited local grade schools in the Hillsboro School District and put on demonstrations for the children. ...
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Wednesday February 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 8002
ST. HELENS, Ore. – Columbia County judge is sending the man accused of killing Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter to the Oregon State Mental hospital for mental evaluation. This followed after the defense attorney said they believe defendant Daniel A. Butts may be psychotic or schizophrenic, or both. The order was issued this afternoon during a hearing at the Columbia County Jail. Butts is accused of shooting Chief Painter on January 5th, 2011. His lawyer said Butts is very difficult to work with and Sheriff’s deputies were forced to use a Taser on him. District Attorney Steve Atchison questioned the opinion of the two doctors, indicating it demonstrates Butts might simply have a mental illness. "Delay is never our friend. Let me put it that way," he said. "I don’t want to speak for family members, but I would be upset or at least concerned if that were to happen." However, the judge suspended any more hearings until Butts gets evaluated. Painter’s family was at Wednesday’s hearing and said they’re just taking all of it one day at a time. ...
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Wednesday February 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 16399
ST. PAUL, Oregon - A 14-year-old boy has been accused of planting a hidden cell phone camera in a high school locker room used by girls in St Paul, a small town few miles south of Newberg, Oregon. Police say the eighth grade boy used a hidden iTouch device, similar to an iPhone to video record girls in the high school locker room. Superintendent Sid Hobgood said the boy shared the videos with other boys but it's not clear how many kids saw the videos or exactly what the contents are. Rumors about the videos have spread through St. Paul. The discovery occurred last Friday and Hobgood called the sheriff’s office when a former student told him of the video taken inside the locker room. About 90 students attend the high school. The girl's locker room is also the boy's locker room and girls also use the locker room during girls’ basketball games. The boy was suspended as the investigation continues. Detectives said they don’t believe the video was transferred to the internet as the boy may not have had a chance to transfer it. The detectives are also not certain how many students saw the videos, The girls involved who may have been in the videos have talked to school c ...
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Wednesday February 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 7851
PORTLAND, Oregon – Portland homeowner Patrick Cox says he’s now even more worried and afraid after three separate several fires were started on his property in the last half year. He said he rarely leaves his home after finding a duffel bag full of rags soaked in paint thinner on his front porch. "I'm very paranoid. I'm very anxious now," Cox said. "I don't venture out much at night. If I do I always have someone with me, but it's very intense and I don't want to live this way." The previous fires burned fencing, shrubs, and his recycle container set on fire. Cox received the house from his mother when she died. Cox said he suspects a jealous family member caused the fires. He now has a video surveillance system and has posted signs around his area but there have been no captured suspects on video. Cox said he feels the next fire could be deadly. Portland Fire Bureau are working with him to catch the suspect. ...
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Tuesday February 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 7848
The Portland Police Bureau is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a robbery suspect from Southwest Portland. On November 25, 2010 at approximately 5:19 a.m., a suspect walked into the Plaid Pantry, located at 950 Southwest Mill Street, and robbed the clerk at knife point. The suspect got an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area on foot. The suspect was caught on video and is described as a black male in his early 20's, 5'07",-5'09", medium build, wearing all dark clothes and a baseball cap. Plaid Pantry is offering up to a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information about this robbery is urged to call Portland Police at (503) 823-4357. ...
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Tuesday February 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 7956
This morning, Tuesday February 8, 2011, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the intersection of North Lombard Street and North Richmond Avenue on the report of a child struck by a car. Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that the 10-year-old male was struck by a car as he ran across the street. Medical personnel transported the child to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The child is a student at nearby James John Elementary School. Traffic officers conducted an investigation into the accident and learned the person driving the car, 32-year-old Angelica Mofford, was driving westbound on North Lombard Street and had a green light when the child ran northbound across North Lombard, against the "Don't Walk" sign. The child was struck by the vehicle and dragged under the car briefly, causing injuries. The driver stopped and cooperated with investigators. The driver was not impaired and was not issued a citation. ...
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Monday February 7, 2011 - Times viewed: 7766
NEWPORT, Oregon - A highly endangered whale that spends summers off Russia has moved into waters off the Oregon coast. The 13-year-old, male western Pacific gray whale, dubbed "Flex," is giving U.S. and Russian researchers insight into where the rare whales may spend winters. Less than 200 western Pacific gray whales remain. the stock distinct from eastern gray whales that spend summers feeding off northern winter breeding grounds. Researchers attached a satellite tag to Flex on Oct. 4. It moved east across the Bering Sea and then south through the Aleutian Islands. Researchers lost the signal for five days but picked it up as the whale moved to 280 miles west of Vancouver Island and then to shallow water roughly 15 miles off Washington and Oregon. More on The Gray Whale ...
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Monday February 7, 2011 - Times viewed: 8120
YACHATS, Oregon – Two teenage boys drowned in the surf at Smelt Sands State Park. A rescue team recovered the body of 17-year-old Jack Harnsongkram Sunday morning. Harnsongkram was one of two Eugene teen boys drowned Saturday after they were swept into the Ocean at Smelt Sands State Park. The boys had been part of a group of teens near the Adobe Resort. Three of the boys fell into the water in the afternoon. Surf was pretty rough say witnesses. The body of 18-year-old Connor Gregory Ausland was recovered quickly but crews Saturday had not been able to find Harnsongkram. A local resident saw Harnsongkram’s body on the rocks and the Yachats Fire Department recovered the body. Both boys were students at South Eugene High School. ...
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Sunday February 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 7980
Police found a man and his girlfriend dead after a shooting in Northeast Portland early Friday morning. Investigators said it appeared that 48-year-old Larry Vernard Bell shot and killed his girlfriend, 21-year-old Heather Elaine Rogers, then turned the gun on himself in apartment # 1 in the 15800 block of NE Sandy Boulevard. Bell and Rogers also worked together at a Portland-area adult entertainment establishment. Arriving officers established containment around the apartment and heard what they thought was an additional gunshot inside the apartment. The Special Emergency Reaction Team along with Hostage Negotiators responded to the scene and at just before 5:00 a.m., made entry into the apartment. The SERT officers discovered a deceased adult female and a deceased adult male inside the apartment, the result of an apparent murder/suicide. An autopsy has been conducted by the Oregon State Medical Examiner on both people and it was determined that both died of single gunshot wounds. Detectives could not establish a prior domestic violence history between Bell and Rogers and it is not known where Rogers resided. A firearm was recovered at the crime scene. ...
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Sunday February 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 7872
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Gov. John Kitzhaber's budget plan awards tens of millions of dollars' worth of new tax breaks that he hopes will pay off in new economic activity and job creation. The Democratic governor so far has proposed to soften the tax hit on certain investment income, expand a tax credit that provides subsidies for movie and TV shoots in Oregon, and extend a scaled-back version of a business energy tax credit that's set by law to expire. He's also ready to extend a handful of other set-to-expire tax credits and is ready to work with the Legislature on new or expanded credits that will lead to more private-sector jobs. The $78.4 million worth of increased "tax expenditures" in Kitzhaber's 2011-13 budget represents a fraction of the $14.7 billion in revenue — mostly from income taxes and the lottery — otherwise expected to flow into the general fund. Lawmakers have given the name "tax expenditures" to many tax breaks, because they involve the state forfeiting income that it would otherwise most likely receive. Those breaks are just as much a factor in the state budget as conventional expenditures such as paying for teachers, state troopers and prison guards. ...
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Friday February 4, 2011 - Times viewed: 7827
On Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at 9 a.m., a 63-year-old woman was asleep in the master bedroom of her home in unincorporated Milwaukie.

She heard a noise. At first, she thought the family cat was being rambunctious. She opened her eyes -- and was shocked to see an intruder standing in her bedroom, rummaging through her jewelry box.

The victim, Sandi Duvall, screamed as loud as she could. The intruder ran from her home to an occupied vehicle waiting at the front of her home.
 
A neighbor witnessed an occupied vehicle containing the suspect flee the scene at a high rate of speed.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies and investigators responded to the Duvall residence and processed the residence for evidence.

Investigators obtained a forensic sketch of the male suspect, a suspect vehicle description, and spoke with an additional witness. Investigators also learned a wallet belonging to Sandi Duvall had been stolen from the home during the burglary.

Several days later -- at 7:42 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 -- a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Patrol deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the C ...
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Friday February 4, 2011 - Times viewed: 7838
PORTLAND, Oregon - 17-year-old junior Charley Engelfried, a student and wrestler at Dallas High School, collapsed and died after a match at Silverton High School at last night. Engelfried had just pinned his opponent and shook his coach’s hand but despite efforts to revive him, he was pronounced dead at a Silverton hospital. Engelfried was known as a "gentle bear" with a wonderful sense of humor. Friends say he worked to do the right thing all of the time. The Dallas High School flag was at half-staff today. School counselors are available to talk to students, many who were tearful and willing to talk about the bear of a wrestler. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death. It is not yet know if he had an existing health problem. ...
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Friday February 4, 2011 - Times viewed: 8248
WALDPORT, Oregon - Police were put on alert Wednesday when they received a credible-sounding report that the man suspected in the shooting of a Lincoln City police officer was sighted near Medford. Police searched the woods and beaches in the Waldport area on horseback, foot, and ATVs but found clues, at least none they are sharing. A witness phoned 9-1-1 when she believed she spotted fugitive David Durham, 43, who is wanted for allegedly shooting Lincoln City police Officer Steve Dodds on the night of Jan. 23. Dodds reportedly pulled Durham over for speeding near Lincoln City and was shot during the stop. Dodds, 45, remains in serious condition at Legacy Emanuel Health Center in Portland. Durham was last seen near Waldport, about 30 miles south of Lincoln City, when he fled into the woods following a high-speed chase with police. Durham fled into the wilderness along the Oregon coast after allegedly shooting a police officer is an avid outdoorsman who designs his own camouflage clothing, his brother said Wednesday as police search for the suspect on a small peninsula. David Anthony Durham has evaded capture since Sunday, when police say he shot and critically wound ...
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Thursday February 3, 2011 - Times viewed: 7789
A high school girl was forced into a car then sexually assaulted in the 1000 block of Southeast 135th Avenue, near David Douglas High School. The incident occured on January 21 at approximately 12:40 p.m. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 19-21 years old, with a thin muscular build, and short dark hair. The suspect vehicle is a newer black 4-door car with tinted windows. At this point, Portland Police detectives have no informaton. If you have information about this incident, please call 503-823-HELP ...
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Thursday February 3, 2011 - Times viewed: 8156
Last night, Wednesday February 2, 2011, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Portland Police detectives, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Oregon Fugitive Task Force, arrested 33-year-old Anthony Lee Benjamin of Northeast Portland in the 6300 block of Southeast 134th Avenue. Benjamin was charged with Murder and Robbery in the First Degree and is the third suspect arrested in connection with the death of 40-year-old Robert Williams. Benjamin will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on Friday February 4, 2011. A Multnomah County Grand Jury will meet next week to consider the charges against all three suspects. Detectives would still like to hear from anyone with information about the death of Robert Williams and urge anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-4357. On Tuesday February 1, 2011, Portland Police detectives along with the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested two suspects in connection with the death of 40-year-old Robert Williams. 39-year-old Lynette Anne Harris of Gresham and 23-year-old Jarome Lamont Weeks of Northeast Portland were arrested and each charged with one count of Murder and one count of Robbery in the First D ...
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Thursday February 3, 2011 - Times viewed: 7883
This morning, detectives from WIN served a search warrant in the community of Metzger. They seized small amounts of drugs and two stolen guns. A woman that neighbors had been complaining about was arrested. On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at about 7:00 am, investigators from the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team (WIN) served a search warrant at 8611 SW Pine Street in the community of Metzger. This was the result of an ongoing investigation into the distribution of heroin. The house was a source of constant neighborhood complaints and neighbors were out today thanking the investigators for the timely arrest. Fifty-five-year-old Teri Lynne Wright was arrested and charged with Distribution and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Heroin. Investigators also found two stolen guns, a small amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, and a variety of prescription pills that were packaged for sale. ...
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Thursday February 3, 2011 - Times viewed: 7944
A Happy Valley woman was excited to have an interior-remodeling project completed at her residence between Dec. 26, 2010 and Jan. 8, 2011. Unfortunately, this homeowner's excitement quickly vanished when she discovered the theft of her jewelry -- valued in excess of $5,000. However, the story has a happy ending -- the suspect was soon identified, all reportedly stolen and pawned jewelry was recovered, and the suspect now resides in the Clackamas County Jail on first-degree Theft charges. Janet Nelson, 68, recognized that several pieces of her jewelry were missing from her home. She soon realized the theft must have occurred during a recent remodeling project at her Happy Valley home. On Jan. 10, 2011, Janet Nelson reported the theft to the Happy Valley Police Department (a contract service of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office). A Happy Valley Police Officer investigated -- and was able to solve the case. The Happy Valley deputy obtained the name of the general contractor and an additional list of subcontractors who worked at the Nelson residence. One subcontractor was immediately singled-out by investigators -- and was soon discovered to have a criminal history. ...
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Thursday February 3, 2011 - Times viewed: 7667
WILSONVILLE, Oregon - Security camera video at an electronics store in Wilsonville shows a man stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronics with stolen cards. Police are asking for help to identify the man wearing grey pants and a grey, hooded sweatshirt. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office investigators say the man may have used stolen credit cards at other businesses around Portland area during in the last couple years worth thousands of dollars. ...
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