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Monday November 21, 2011
Inmates harass victims via Facebook
NEWPORT, Oregon - Lisa Gesik hesitates to log into her Facebook account nowadays because of unwanted "friend" requests, not from long-ago classmates but from the ex-husband now in prison for kidnapping her and her daughter. Neither Gesik nor prison officials can prove her ex-husband is sending her the messages, which feature photos of him wearing his prison blues and dark sunglasses, arms cross ...
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Sunday November 20, 2011
Suspect Arrested For Public Indecency and Illegally Photographing Child
SALEM, Oregon - Salem Police arrested a 19-year old Salem man for Public Indecency and Using A Child in the Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct based on incidents of exposing himself to children and illegally photographing a young child. On Thursday afternoon, Jeremiah Auvil was taken into custody and transported to Polk County Jail on three counts of Public Indecency and one count of Using A ...
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Sunday November 20, 2011
Klamath Falls man killed in single vehicle crash
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - A single vehicle roll over crash on Highway 97 approximately 9 miles north of Klamath Falls, Oregon claimed the life of a 47 year old man early Saturday morning. On November 19, 2011 at approximately 1:30 AM, Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Pat Trippet was dispatched to the area of milepost 265, on US 97, to investigate a crash involving a pick-up that had slid off o ...
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Saturday November 19, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - In interviews with KGW and KPTV on Thursday afternoon, I stated that a call involving a rape victim had not been handled by officers for three hours due to police resources being tied up with Occupy Portland. The reality was more complex. I subsequently learned that the call I referred to occurred on November 6, and there were a variety of factors impacting police resources that ...

Saturday November 19, 2011
Police release video of woman getting pepper sprayed
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police have released another video yesterday of an officer pepper spraying a woman during the protest downtown Thursday. The incident occurred during the 12-hour N17 protest that occurred on Thursday, November 17, 2011. Around 4:30 p.m., Portland Police Officers were attempting to remove people from Southwest Yamhill Street so that vehicular traffic and light-rail tr ...
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Friday November 18, 2011
Bend man tells of dumping wife's body, stuns court
BEND, Ore. (AP) — The judge called it bizarre, and the victim's sister fled the courtroom in disgust. The prosecutor said they were the words of a sociopath. Just before he was sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife, Steven Blaylock said he dumped her body in the North Santiam River because she had said that if her remains couldn't be blasted into space or buried at sea, she wanted to ...
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Friday November 18, 2011
Former Portland parking manager charged with corruption
PORTLAND, Oregon - The City of Portland's former parking manager faces federal corruption charges. The charges filed Thursday accuse Ellis K. McCoy of accepting bribes, gifts and travel while steering contracts to a Florida parking meter supplier. The U.S. attorney's office alleges in a criminal information that McCoy accepted checks and cash totaling $124,000 beginning in June 2004, as well ...
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Friday November 18, 2011
Leader of Portland's transit union guilty of DUI
PORTLAND, Oregon - The head of the union representing the Portland area's transit workers has been found guilty of drunken driving. Jonathan Justin Hunt was found guilty Thursday by a Multnomah County jury. It was the second trial for 40-year-old Hunt, who was arrested last December after Gresham police found him slumped over and asleep at the wheel. The first trial ended in a mistrial. H ...
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Thursday November 17, 2011
Riot police use pepper spray on downtown Portland demonstrators
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police made several arrests inside the Chase Bank ATM lobby. They used pepper spray and make arrests among a crowd of 40 Occupy protesters near Chase Bank on Pioneer Square this afternoon. Hundreds of demonstrators surged onto the Steel Bridge then merged into downtown where they targeted big banks. Portland Police officers arrested 25 people who refused to clear th ...
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Thursday November 17, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - This morning, Thursday November 17, 2011, the Portland Police Bureau has closed the Steel Bridge to all pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic due to concerns about protesters attempting to interfere with bridge operations. The bridge will remain open for all TriMet bus and MAX service as well as freight and passenger rail service. All pedestrians, bicycle riders and priv ...

Thursday November 17, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man says he began selling marijuana in Oregon to pay down more than $100,000 in student loans. 32-year-old Michael A. Vivenzio is now serving 2 years in prison after his and Jason J. Kalenkowitz's sophisticated pot-growing operation was busted by federal authorities in 2010. Federal agents found 69 mature plants and a loaded 9 mm pistol in Vivenzio's sofa. Assistant U. ...

Wednesday November 16, 2011
Native Oregonian to talk about Oregonians in the Civil War
Uncovering the hidden stories of Oregon's forgotten heroes has been a long-standing passionate avocation for Randol Fletcher, a fifth-generation Oregonian who recently made his debut as historian and author with his first published book this fall: the Hidden History of Civil War Oregon. "I grew up in a family where my father was a descendant of Oregon pioneers while my mother was a fusion of weste ...
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Wednesday November 16, 2011
This morning, Wednesday November 16, 2011, at 12:43 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a shooting at the Mt. Scott Pub, located at Southeast 72nd and Woodstock. While officers were enroute to the scene they learned that the caller was an employee of the Pub and that the person shot was attempting to rob the bar while armed with a gun and the emp ...

Wednesday November 16, 2011
Portland Police Arrest One And Recover One Kilo Of Heroin During Traffic Stop
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Tuesday November 15, 2011, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers assigned to East Precinct stopped a 2003 Honda Accord driven by 44-year-old Ignacio Rasgado-Martinez for a traffic violation near the 8800 block of SE Foster Road. During the traffic stop the officers determined Martinez' drivers license was revoked. During a search of the vehicle officers located one kilogra ...
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Wednesday November 16, 2011
Salem grand jury indicts man for hunting accident
SALEM, Oregon - A Marion County grand jury indicted a bear hunter Monday on a criminally negligent homicide charge in the shooting death of a hiker near Silver Creek Falls State Park. If convicted, 67-year-old Eugene Irvin Collier of Turner could be sentenced to 10 years in prison. According to Oregon Revised Statute, "A person commits the crime of criminally negligent homicide when, with cr ...
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Wednesday November 16, 2011
Occupy Portland March Planned for Wednesday at Noon
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Wednesday November 16, 2011, a walkout and march is planned in support of Occupy Portland. A rally will begin at Portland State University in the South Park blocks at 12:00 p.m., and the march is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. The route (map attached) is as follows: 1. (East) College to Broadway 2. (North) Broadway to Salmon 3. (East) Salm ...
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Wednesday November 16, 2011
4-year-old Braxton Thompson returned safe and sound with grandmother
PORTLAND, Oregon - Four-year-old Darlene Thompson-Burns located and is now safe and sound at his residence in Southeast Portland. Braxton is in good health and was returned to his grandmother, who is his legal guardian. Detectives have not arrested his mother at this time but will present the investigation to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for possible prosecution. Det ...
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Tuesday November 15, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - A Springfield man accused of selling more than 4 million pounds of corn falsely labeled as organic is facing a federal wire fraud charge. Documents filed this month in federal court in Eugene say Harold Allen Chase reaped an additional profit of nearly $200,000 by brokering the grain as organic. Chase has not yet entered a plea. He's scheduled for arraignment and a change ...

Tuesday November 15, 2011
Medford parents charged with neglecting 4 children
MEDFORD, Oregon - A Medford couple has pleaded not guilty to charges of neglecting and mistreating their four children who were found in filthy conditions, locked in a room at their home. At their arraignment Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court, 29-year-old Jeramy Allen Hon and 23-year-old Cassandra Lynn Regain were ordered held with bail set at $1 million each. Medford police went to the ...
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Tuesday November 15, 2011
Keizer man indicted in death of 4-year-old stepson
SALEM, Oregon - A Marion County grand jury indicted a Keizer man Monday on murder by abuse charges in the death of his 4-year-old stepson. If convicted, 23-year-old Gerardo Chavarria would be given a life sentence with a minimum term of 25 years. He'll be arraigned Thursday. He told police the boy, Sebastian Iturbe, fell down stairs Nov. 5 at their apartment. The mother was not home at the t ...
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Monday November 14, 2011
Police drag protester away from downtown park
The Police Bureau has released police statement in regard to a Mr. Bridges who was dragged to safety after police say he apparently fell between police, protesters, a trash can, and newspaper boxes.


Police Video of the incident. Portland Police: Officers dragged Mr. Bridges away from a very vol ...
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Monday November 14, 2011
Police and volunteers clean up Occupy Portland camp
The action came a day after police drove hundreds of anti-Wall Street demonstrators from weeks-old encampments in Portland, Oregon, arresting more than 50 people. Officials across the U.S. have been urging an end to similar gatherings after four deaths in different cities, including two by gunfire. Oakland officials insisted on an end to their city's encampment after a man was shot and kille ...
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Monday November 14, 2011
Man arrested in Hermiston shooting
HERMISTON, Oregon Hermiston police have arrested a suspect in a shooting death. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus (PRIHM-uhs) said Sunday that Good Shepherd Medical Center had called the day before to report a shooting victim. He says the police have booked a suspect. Primus would not identify the suspect or the victim. ...
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Monday November 14, 2011
Medford school officials have concerns about open enrollment change
MEDFORD, Oregon - A new law that gives students flexibility in transferring to other schools is worrying some school officials. The law lets students transfer to any school they want in or out of their home district if there's room at the school and district officials have said it's OK. Medford School Board Chairwoman Paulie Brading said that the board is studying the new law. School boards ...
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Sunday November 13, 2011
Occupy Portland protesters defy eviction order
PORTLAND, Oregon - After a police officer was struck in the leg with a projectile, Portland Police appeared ready to move on demonstrators. What had earlier appeared to be a peaceful passing of the police deadline, the confrontation turned serious for a while. The officer who was struck was taken away from the scene by ambulance. However, tension subsided and while dozens of demonstrators have ...
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Sunday November 13, 2011
Missing 13-year-old girl found safe
UPDATE: 13-year-old Atalina Fono was located by East Precinct officers and returned safely to her family. PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons detectives are asking for the public's help in locating 13-year-old Atalina Fono, who was last seen leaving for school on Tuesday morning, November 8th, 2011. Atalina lives in the 2300 block of Southeast 135th Avenue, and is a s ...
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Saturday November 12, 2011
Occupy Portland issues statement as police ready for conflict
PORTLAND, Oregon - Occupy Portland's press reps issued a statement which seems to be in response to police activities.

Occupy Portland Press Release Occupy Portland is a non-violent movement. It has always been a non-violent movement. It will continue to be a non-violent movement. Claims that we are organizing massive numbers of people from other cities, including anarch ...
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Saturday November 12, 2011
Case tests Oregon implied consent law warning
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Supreme Court is considering whether law enforcement officers are obligated to make sure that drunken driving suspects, even if they don't speak English, understand the consequences of refusing to take a breath or blood test. Under Oregon law, getting a driver's license is implied consent to such tests. Refusal can lead to a fine and immediate loss of the license. The ...
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Friday November 11, 2011
One injured, one dead, in two car collision near Damascus
PORTLAND, Oregon - State Police continue an investigation into yesterday afternoon's fatal traffic collision on Hwy 224 near Damascus. Officers responded to a reported two vehicle, head-on, traffic collision on SR 224 east of Tong Rd, near MP 11, in the Damascus area. According to witnesses, a red, 1986, Volkswagen Scirocco was eastbound on SR 224 at a high rate of speed. The Volkswagen ha ...
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Friday November 11, 2011
Occupy Portland Arrests and Public Safety Updates
PORTLAND, Oregon - Yesterday, Portland Police officers working the Occupy Portland encampments at Chapman and Lownsdale Square Parks, responded to the report of a man suffering from a drug overdose in a tent at Chapman Square. Officers found the man in a tent and he was blue and not breathing. Officers immediately began performing CPR and called for medical to respond. Medical personnel responded ...
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