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FINAL Crash I-5 MP284 (Wilsonville)

_OPEN:NB:All Lanes CLOSED : SB:Median NB:Median 03/28/15 1406

Crash I-5 MP284 (Wilsonville)

CLOSED :NB: Left Lane, Middle Lane, Median 2VEH 03/28/15 1400

FINAL Crash I-5 MP302.35 (I-405 North Interchange)

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes 3VEH 03/28/15 1253

Crash I-5 MP302.35 (I-405 North Interchange)

CLOSED : SB: Left Lane 03/28/15 1221

FINAL Bridge Lift I-5 MP307.97 (Oregon Washington Border)

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 03/28/15 1033

Bridge Lift I-5 MP307.97 (Oregon Washington Border)

CLOSED : SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 03/28/15 1026

FINAL Crash I-205 MP21.58 (1 mile North of Portland, Intersection with Stark St)

_OPEN:NB: Off Ramp 03/28/15 0942

Crash I-205 MP21.58 (1 mile North of Portland, Intersection with Stark St)

CLOSED :NB:RIGHT LANE OF OFF RAMP TO I-84 WB 1VEH 03/28/15 0915

FINAL Crash I-205 MP11 (2 miles South of Clackamas, Intersection with OR212/OR224)

_OPEN:NB: Shoulder 03/28/15 0445

Vancouver Police responding to barricaded man (UPDATE: Age correction)

VANCOUVER POLICE RESPONDING TO BARRICADED MAN (UPDATE: AGE CORRECTION)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: March 27th, 2015 10:27 PM
**** UPDATE ***

The suspect, Peter Benson, 65, was taken into custody without incident and is being booked into the Clark County Jail on Assault I.

There were no injuries as a result of this incident. No further information will be available this evening.

Mr. Benson will make first appearance in court on Monday March 30.

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On March 27, 2015 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Vancouver Fire department personnel responded to a call of a fire in a yard at a residence in the 5300 block of NW Esther Street. When Fire personnel arrived the male resident went inside the home and pointed what appeared to be a long gun out the window. No shots were fired and there were no injuries.

Vancouver Police as well as SWAT personnel are on scene attempting to get the suspect to surrender. Multiple homes around the suspect residence have been evacuated and multiple schools in the area are in lockdown or are preparing to send students home for the day.

No additional information is available at this time. The media staging area will be the Corner of 53/Franklin. PIO is on scene.
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Vancouver Police responding to barricaded man (UPDATE: Suspect in custody)

VANCOUVER POLICE RESPONDING TO BARRICADED MAN (UPDATE: SUSPECT IN CUSTODY)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: March 27th, 2015 10:20 PM
**** UPDATE ***

The suspect, Peter Benson, 55, was taken into custody without incident and is being booked into the Clark County Jail on Assault I.

There were no injuries as a result of this incident. No further information will be available this evening.

Mr. Benson will make first appearance in court on Monday March 30.

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On March 27, 2015 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Vancouver Fire department personnel responded to a call of a fire in a yard at a residence in the 5300 block of NW Esther Street. When Fire personnel arrived the male resident went inside the home and pointed what appeared to be a long gun out the window. No shots were fired and there were no injuries.

Vancouver Police as well as SWAT personnel are on scene attempting to get the suspect to surrender. Multiple homes around the suspect residence have been evacuated and multiple schools in the area are in lockdown or are preparing to send students home for the day.

No additional information is available at this time. The media staging area will be the Corner of 53/Franklin. PIO is on scene.
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Vancouver Police responding to barricaded man (UPDATE: Suspect in custody)

VANCOUVER POLICE RESPONDING TO BARRICADED MAN (UPDATE: SUSPECT IN CUSTODY)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: March 27th, 2015 10:18 PM
**** UPDATE ***

The suspect, Peter Benson, 55, was taken into custody without incident and is being booked into the Clark County Jail on Assault I.

There were no injuries as a result of this incident. No further information will be available this evening.

Mr. Benson will make first appearance in court on Monday March 30.

***
On March 27, 2015 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Vancouver Fire department personnel responded to a call of a fire in a yard at a residence in the 5300 block of NW Esther Street. When Fire personnel arrived the male resident went inside the home and pointed what appeared to be a long gun out the window. No shots were fired and there were no injuries.

Vancouver Police as well as SWAT personnel are on scene attempting to get the suspect to surrender. Multiple homes around the suspect residence have been evacuated and multiple schools in the area are in lockdown or are preparing to send students home for the day.

No additional information is available at this time. The media staging area will be the Corner of 53/Franklin. PIO is on scene.
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UPDT: Crash I-205 MP11 (2 miles South of Clackamas, Intersection with OR212/OR224)

_OPEN:NB:All Lanes CLOSED :NB: Shoulder 03/27/15 2128

FINAL Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-84 MP2.99 (1 mile West of Portland, Intersection with 58th Ave)

_OPEN:WB:All Lanes, Shoulder 03/27/15 2050

_Disabled Vehicle - Non-Hazard I-84 MP2.99 (1 mile West of Portland, Intersection with 58th Ave)

CLOSED :WB:Right Lane, Shoulder 1VEH 03/27/15 2044

Crash I-205 MP11 (2 miles South of Clackamas, Intersection with OR212/OR224)

CLOSED :NB:Middle Lane, Right Lane, Shoulder 3VEH 03/27/15 2043

Vancouver gang investigation results in multiple arrests

VANCOUVER GANG INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN MULTIPLE ARRESTS


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: March 27th, 2015 8:42 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - The Southwest Washington Safe Streets Task Force, a multi-jurisdictional gang enforcement team made up of personnel from the Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sheriff's Office, FBI and Department of Corrections, partnered with the WEST Neighborhood Response Team and the Clark/Vancouver Drug Task force to conduct a three month investigation that focused on two specific locations in Vancouver. This investigation was centered around drug trafficking, drug use, prostitution and trafficking of stolen property at 2009 Norris, an 8 unit apartment complex, and an adjoining single family residence at 2015 Norris. O ver the past year, over 150 drug-related and stolen property calls were generated either through 911 or the proactive work of Vancouver Police patrol officers. Neighbors also reported concerns related to these locations and the unsafe living environment associated with these addresses.

The investigation revealed a constant stream of drug sales and usage, a significant presence of gangs, and suspicion of prostitution. Six of the eight apartments, and the adjoining house, were causing a significant negative community impact due to the illegal activity fueled by drug use and drug sales.

Search warrants were written for five of the apartments and the adjoining house and were served over a 2 day period on Thursday March 26 and Friday March 27.

The March 26 warrant was served with assistance from the Southwest regional SWAT team, through the investigative efforts of the Detectives involved in the case. Travis J. Reynolds, 35, was arrested on a traffic stop after the warrant was served and was booked into the Clark County Jail for Robbery I. Reynolds is a known gang associate.

On Friday March 27, the remaining four apartments, and the associated house, were served with search warrants related to this case. This multi-jurisdictional service was completed with the assistance of the Southwest regional SWAT team, the Clark/Vancouver drug task force, the Clark County Sheriff's Office Tactical Detective Unit, the Vancouver Police Department Neighborhood Response Team, the Vancouver Police Department Domestic Violence Unit, the Vancouver Police Department Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit, and the Department of Corrections. While serving the warrants, over 25 individuals were contacted in the five locations. After completion of the warrants over the 2 day period, approximately 19 people were arrested.

John S. Raynor, 52, the on- sight manager at the adjoining residence, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and was booked into the Clark County Jail.

Three individuals were arrested for Department of Corrections violations, and 12 other individuals were arrested on various warrants.

This investigation is continuing and additional charges and the arrest of additional involved individuals is anticipated.

This investigation and the subsequent arrests will likely result in a significantly improved quality of life and better livability for the neighbors and the Maplewood neighborhood.


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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
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PF&R Responds to reports of an explosion inside a SE Portland home

PF&R RESPONDS TO REPORTS OF AN EXPLOSION INSIDE A SE PORTLAND HOME


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: March 27th, 2015 8:42 PM
Around 5:15 this afternoon Portland Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to the 8300 Block of SE Knapp with reports of a house fire. En route, crews were given additional information that there had been an explosion. Upon arrival crews from Station 11 found a 25-30 yr old male in his front yard with 2ND Degree "Black Powder" burns to his face and chest. This patient has been transported to Emmanuel Hospital.

Other than residual smoke from the explosion no fire hazard was found.

A Portland Fire Investigator is at the scene of the explosion trying to determine the exact cause.

**Information Update/Correction: Patient was actually a 40 y/o male. He currently is in stable condition
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Portland Fire is working on the scene of a house fire in SE Portland

PORTLAND FIRE IS WORKING ON THE SCENE OF A HOUSE FIRE IN SE PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: March 27th, 2015 8:39 PM
Portland Fire crews arrived at 2345 SE Clinton to find an elderly disabled man on his front porch. The occupant was able to make it to the front porch without injury. Crews did have to assist the man from the front porch due to his disability.
After making entry crews found high heat and smoke conditions. The fire was located in the kitchen and crews quickly brought the fire under control.

Fire investigators are en route to the fire now. Damages and cause of the fire have not been determined.
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Portland Fire is working on the scene of a house fire in SE Portland

PORTLAND FIRE IS WORKING ON THE SCENE OF A HOUSE FIRE IN SE PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: March 27th, 2015 8:36 PM
Portland Fire crews arrived at 2345 SE Clinton to find an elderly disabled man on his front porch. The occupant was able to make it to the front porch without injury. Crews did have to assist the man from the front porch due to his disability.
After making entry crews found high heat and smoke conditions. The fire was located in the kitchen and crews quickly brought the fire under control.

Fire investigators are en route to the fire now. Damages and cause of the fire have not been determined.
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