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Friday April 8, 2011
Nearly a dozen people arrested in downtown portland protesting police brutality
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 d ...
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Friday April 8, 2011
Grand jury indicts Parrish Bennette on murder and manslaughter
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' ...
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Friday April 8, 2011
Police arrest man discharging gun after dispute with girlfriend
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 ...
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Friday April 8, 2011
Oregon bomb case prosecutors seek to block material release
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 ...
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Friday April 8, 2011
Portland Bank of the West Robbery Suspect Captured
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 col ...
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Thursday April 7, 2011
Beaverton Police Arrest Two Suspects Minutes after Rite Aid Burglary
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 stor ...
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Thursday April 7, 2011
Portland Man Arrested For Gresham and Troutdale Bank Robberies
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 (in ...
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Wednesday April 6, 2011
Washington County Sheriff's Office Seeking Information on Runaway Girl
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, whe ...
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Wednesday April 6, 2011
Search continues for Missing Canadian Couple Last Seen in Baker City
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 ...
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Wednesday April 6, 2011
Cops find 30 Pounds of Marijuana as man attempts to set himself and car on fire
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. ...
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Wednesday April 6, 2011
Suspect Sought in Saturday Night Robbery Salem Walmart
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 b ...
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Wednesday April 6, 2011
Fire badly damages home in Brownsville
Brownsville - It took three dozen firefighters to put out the at an early-morning fire in Brownsville yesterday. Firefighters responded to a 3:00 a.m. call from a home on Powell Hills Loop. The entire family was home but fortunately, no one was hurt. Firefighters had to call trucks in from Halsey, Lebanon, and Harrisburg because there were no fire hydrants close enough to the home to be used. ...
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Tuesday April 5, 2011
3-year-old girl abducted by biological father
Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons detectives are investigating the reported parental abduction of 3-year-old Victoriya Gornichar. Witnesses reported seeing the child being taken from her home, in the 10000 block of Northeast Beech Street, during the early morning hours of April 4th, 2011, by her biological father, 25-year-old Aleksandr Yarovoy. Yarovoy is a subject of interest in this investi ...
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Tuesday April 5, 2011
Woman crashes into SE US Bank
This morning, Tuesday April 5, 2011, at approximately 5:12 a.m., Portland Police responded to the U.S. Bank branch, located at 16002 Southeast Division Street, on the report of a car that crashed into the bank. Officers and medical personnel arrived and spoke with the 53-year-old female driver who was still seated in her car, a 1988 Buick LeSabre 4-door. The driver told officers that she pulle ...
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Monday April 4, 2011
Possible abduction attempts in Tigard and Hillsboro
HILLSBORO, Oregon - A women reported to Hillsboro police that she believed a man had tried to lure her into his van as she was walking along 231st in Hillsboro on Friday. She said that a white or silver van similar to a Ford Econoline was driven by a white adult man in his 40-50's. She said that as the van passed traveling in her direction, the driver turned onto Cherry Lane alongside her. T ...
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Monday April 4, 2011
Search for Yashanee Vaughn continues today
The family and friends of 14-year-old Portland girl Yashanee Vaughn continued today to look for clues of her death. There has been no sign of Yashanee since March 19. Police have said she was killed, but they have not found her body. The effort was split into two different groups. Law enforcement officers and professional searchers made up one team and a mixture of concerned citizens th ...
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Saturday April 2, 2011
Strike possible as contract negotiations falter at Mt. Hood community college
Teacher representatives at Mt. Hood Community College say that a strike is possible if the college imposes a contract. "The faculty bargaining team is currently anticipating a forced final offer from the Board. In response to this threat, the faculty can and will escalate in an attempt to settle the contract, up to and including a possible strike." No one seems to be willing to give ground i ...
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Saturday April 2, 2011
Portland Police looking for two suspects in a series of armed robberies
Portland Police Robbery Detectives have been investigating several armed robberies in the past few months involving two men that have been armed. Investigators believe that the robberies may be connected and are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects. On January 11, 2011, at approximately 10:15 p.m., the suspects robbed Maddy's at 3959 Southeast Powell Boulevard. On Janua ...
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Friday April 1, 2011
POLICE ARREST SUSPECT FOR MURDER OF YASHANEE VAUGHN
PORTLAND, Oregon - Dozens of searchers combed Rocky Butte today, looking for the body of a 14-year-old girl. Police believe Yashanee Vaughn was killed by her 16-year-old boyfriend, Parrish Bennette, who was arrested Thursday after lab results indicated he was responsible for her death. Bennette was charged with manslaughter yedterday and a grand jury could hear his case next week. On Thursda ...
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Thursday March 31, 2011
Man shot to death in SE Portland, Marshal High School cancels lock-in
A 49-year-old man was shot dead in Southeast Portland Thursday at an apartment complex in the 8500 block of SE Bush Street. Neighbors reported they had heard gunshots in and around the area and called 9-1-1. In an earlier story, we reported that nearby Marshall High School had gone into lock-in mode. That lock-in was later cancelled with the news of where the actual shooting had occurred. Of ...
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Thursday March 31, 2011
Portland loses Google high-speed broadband deal to Kansas City
PORTLAND, Oregon - Many Oregonians are saddened today as they learn Portland lost its bid to become the city of choice for Google's fiber-optic network, which would have provided Internet connections of 1 gigabit per second to as many as 500,000 people in and around Portland. More than 1,100 cities had made their entries to become the bandwidth city of choice. "In selecting a city, our goal ...
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Thursday March 31, 2011
Portland Police Investigate Shooting Near Marshall High School
Update: Lock-in cancelled as police determined shots originated from nearby appartements. Read the updated story. PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police are investigating a shooting about two blocks from Marshall High School in the 8500 block of Southeast Bush Street in Portland just after 9 a.m., this morning. The school was p ...
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Wednesday March 30, 2011
Man Charged In Child-Prostitution Ring Now Charged Attempting to Have Girl Killed
Robert Dwain Thompson who was charged with raping a 14-year-old girl and multiple counts of sex abuse in the Newberg Craigslist sex ring has now been charged with plotting to kill the girl he is accused of raping. The 35-year-old Thompson is charged, along with three other men with raping a 4-year-old girl and for forcing the 14-year-old girl to have sex with a dog. Thompson's accused of try ...
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Wednesday March 30, 2011
United Airlines Flight to Portland Diverted To Chicago
PORTLAND, Ore. -- United Airlines Flight 251 was diverted to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for several hours. Upon landing in Chicago, three passengers were removed from the plane after they did not follow flight crew's instructions. The flight originated from Dulles International Airport in Washington DC, to Portland International Airport. The diversion took place two hours into th ...
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Tuesday March 29, 2011
Debris from Japan's tsunami moving to Oregon Coast
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland State University geology professor and Oceanographer Curt Petersen says debris from the Japanese tsunami is caught up in a large circle, and is currently making its way across the Pacific Ocean. He says it's a system of ocean currents circulating the debris toward the Oregon coast. "We expect to find plastics and Styrofoam bottles and other lightweight material movin ...
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Tuesday March 29, 2011
Traffic Stop Near Salem Leads To Pot Bust
SALEM, Oregon - An Oregon State Police trooper who pulled over a driver for a traffic violation got a big surprise when he found five pounds of marijuana in the car Monday morning. The driver, Michael Melvin, 37, and Darlene Byrd, 25, both from Tacoma, Washington, were arrested on charges of unlawful possession and delivery of a controlled substance. They were stopped in a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Portland Police consider runaway 14-year-old a Missing Person's Case
PORTLAND, Ore. – Police now consider the case of a missing 14-year-old girl, who they believe ran away, a missing persons’ investigation. Yashanee Vaughn was last seen at a Taco Bell on Northeast 82nd and Thompson Street in Portland Saturday night March 19. Her cousin said they were going to meet up in Vancouver but she never showed up. Lt. Kelli Sheffer, spokeswoman for the Portland Police ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Shamrock Tavern robbed after midnight in SE Portland
This morning, Monday March 28, 2011, at approximately 1:02 a.m., Portland Police responded the report of an armed robbery at the Shamrock Tavern, located at 4919 Southeast 82nd Avenue. Officers arrived and learned that the suspects had fled the area in an unknown direction. Officers learned that the suspects entered the bar by smashing out the glass in a door and ordered two customers onto the ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Portland Police Investigate Armed Robbery - Suspect Arrested
This afternoon, Monday March 28, 2011, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Portland Police responded to a holdup alarm at Southeast Coin & Jewelry, located at 8115 Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers arrived in the area and learned that the suspect walked into the shop and sprayed pepper spray inside the store and displayed a handgun before taking an undisclosed amount of cash and collector coins. W ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Missing woman likely killed by husband who killed himself
BEND, Ore. — Police have theorized that a 72-year-old Bend woman, Sandra Meyer, missing since March 9 was likely killed by her husband. He later used a gun to kill himself, Bend police said Friday. The body of 71 year-old John Meyer and Sandra Meyer's purse were both found in a crawlspace under the couple's home. A "substantial amount" of Sandra Meyer's blood was found in a heat duct of the ...
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