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

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 12/21/14 1021

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

CLOSED : SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 12/21/14 1009

Red Cross responds to a single-family fire in Williams, Oregon.

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO A SINGLE-FAMILY FIRE IN WILLIAMS, OREGON.


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 21st, 2014 10:05 AM
A single-family fire occured in the 200 block of Caves Camp Road in Williams, Oregon.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded.
This single-family fire affected 2 adults.
Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, seasonal garments, bedding, comfort kits and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
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PF&R responds to a HazMat emergency at USPS

PF&R RESPONDS TO A HAZMAT EMERGENCY AT USPS


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: December 21st, 2014 2:24 AM
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a HazMat emergency last night at 10:52 PM. The emergence was at 715 NW Hoyt St, the main transfer station for the United States Postal Service in Portland. Upon arrival fire crews found a unknown chemical that leaked out of a package that had gone through the mail. Fire crews immediate called for a HazMat response. USPS employees and fire crews found that the package had come from the airport and backtracked it's path to the facility. Airport fire crews responded to a secondary site where the package had been transferred and a spill identified.

After investigating, Hazmat crews found that the leaking substance was concentrated drain cleaner. The chemical was neutralized and contained at both locations by 12:41 AM.
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FINAL Hazardous Tree OR-43 MP4.13

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB: Lane, Median, Shoulder 12/21/14 0147

Hazardous Tree or Vegetation OR-43 MP4.13 (Portland)

CLOSED : SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB: Lane, Median, Shoulder 12/21/14 0132

FINAL Crash I-5 MP307.69

_OPEN:NB:All Lanes, Shoulder 12/20/14 2053

Crash I-5 MP307.69

CLOSED :NB:Right Lane, Shoulder 3VEH 12/20/14 2048

Aloha Man Arrested for Stealing Packages off Porches (Photo)

ALOHA MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING PACKAGES OFF PORCHES (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 20th, 2014 7:48 PM
Downloadable file: PACKAGE RETURNED TO OWNER
Downloadable file: STOLEN
Downloadable file: ARRESTED
December 20, 2014-- Package thefts increase during this holiday time of year as many gifts and other items are shipped and left on porches. Sheriff's Deputies have pre viously arrested people for stealing delivered packages off of porches and have arrested another person for the same crime.

On December 19, 2014, at 2:06 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the 8200 block of SW 165th Avenue in the community of Aloha concerning a package theft. An alert citizen reported he saw an unknown man take a package off of his neighbor's porch then ride away on a bicycle. The citizen discreetly followed the man on the bicycle to a residence at the 8300 Block of SW 158th Avenue. The bicycle was hidden beside the residence and the rider went behind the house.

The citizen called Sheriff's Deputies and showed them the house where the potential thief went to. Sheriff's Deputies contacted Brandon Vogel, 22, from Aloha, at the house and discovered it was his residence. Deputies found the item that matched the description of the package stolen off of the porch on SW 165th Avenue. Sheriff's Deputies were able to confirm this was the package that was believed to have been stolen by Mr. Vogel.

After returning the item to the rightful owner, Sheriff's Deputies were called back to Mr. Vogel's residence by family members who located many more stolen items and associated shipping packaging hidden throughout the house. Sheriff's Deputies found adult and children's clothing, sports equipment, toys and many other assorted items (photo attached). Many of the boxes had delivery labels with addresses from the southern Aloha area and were confirmed stolen. Some of the address labels were torn off, while some had the labels intact.

Deputies recovered dozens of additional items that they were matching with the packaging and shipping orders. This afternoon, several of the items were returned to the rightful owners (photo attached).

Brandon Scott Vogel was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He was charged with Second and Third Degree Theft. He was held on $5,000 bail prior to his release.

As the holiday shipping season is very busy, The Washington County Sheriff's Office advises to use secure shipping methods or have packages delivered when the receiver will be at the delivery location.
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FINAL Crash I-84 MP4.11

_OPEN:EB:All Lanes, Median 12/20/14 1947

FINAL Crash I-5 MP301.66

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes 12/20/14 1936

Crash I-84 MP4.11

CLOSED :EB: Left Lane, Median 1VEH 12/20/14 1912

Crash I-5 MP301.66

CLOSED : SB:Right Lane 12/20/14 1859

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: US 101 will remain closed approximately 12 miles north of Florence, in Lane County, through the weekend, after a retaining wall adjacent to the highway failed in heavy rain, causing damage to the roadway. ODOT engineers will develop a plan to address the wall failure and repairs will be constructed as soon as weather allows. Travelers should plan alternate routes to Central Coast destinations, as there is no detour available.

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FINAL Crash I-205 MP15.1 (Intersection with Sunnyside Rd)

_OPEN:NB:All Lanes 12/20/14 1825

Crash I-205 MP15.1 (Intersection with Sunnyside Rd)

CLOSED :NB:Right Lane 1VEH 12/20/14 1815

Gresham Police Investigate Stabbing on MAX Platform: Update

GRESHAM POLICE INVESTIGATE STABBING ON MAX PLATFORM: UPDATE


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: December 20th, 2014 5:32 PM
RELEASE DATE: Dec. 20, 2014
CONTACT PERSON: Officer Ben Costigan - Public Information Officer
CASE NUMBER: 14-713831

Gresham Police Investigate Stabbing on MAX Platform: Update


Gresham, Ore. - On Dec. 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm, Gresham Police responded to the report of a fight on the TriMet MAX platform at SE 188th Ave. and E Burnside St.

Police arrived on scene and located a subject with multiple stab wounds. The victim was identified as Christopher Schneider, 27, of Gresham. At the time of this release, Schneider is still in critical condition.

The suspect, Wayne Roberts, 50, of Portland, was located near the scene and taken into custody. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for Assault in the first degree. The investigation is on-going and no other information is being released at this time.

Detectives are asking for assistance in locating anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719.
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West Linn Police arrest wanted felon after vehicle pursuit (Photo)

WEST LINN POLICE ARREST WANTED FELON AFTER VEHICLE PURSUIT (PHOTO)


News Release from West Linn Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 20th, 2014 5:08 PM
Downloadable file: Mark Edward Hardy Jr.
West Linn Police arrested 30 year old Mark Edward Hardy Jr, on Saturday December 20 following a brief vehicle pursuit which began on I205 near Hwy 213. The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed his car into a pole at Sunnyside Road near SE Misty Drive.

West Linn Officer Jim Abeles was working an ODOT funded grant targeting impaired drivers on Saturday morning. At about 3:32 am Officer Abeles attempted to stop Hardy, a wanted subject out of Portland, on suspicion of DUII. Hardy had failed to appear for sentencing on a Perjury conviction which stemmed from his involvement in the shooting death of Robert Ford Jr., in Portland in July of 2012.

Hardy refused to stop for officers, turning East onto Sunnyside Road at speeds up to 75 MPH. Shortly after Clackamas County Deputies entered the pursuit, Hardy lost control of his car and crashed into a pole at Misty Drive.

Hardy was transported to Willamette Falls Hospital for treatment of minor injuries received in the crash. He was then lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Eluding Police, Reckless Driving, DUII, Driving While Suspended - Misdemeanor, as well as a probation violation warrant out of Douglas County for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Bail on the local charges was set at $37,500.
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Fatal Crash Highway 207 between Heppner and Lexington Update - Photo Added (Photo)

FATAL CRASH HIGHWAY 207 BETWEEN HEPPNER AND LEXINGTON UPDATE - PHOTO ADDED (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: December 20th, 2014 5:01 PM
Downloadable file: 030.JPG
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's single vehicle fatal on Highway 207 between Heppner and Lexington.

Preliminary information indicates that on December 20, 2014 at approximately 9:32 am, OSP troopers were dispatched to a single vehicle fatality crash on Highway 207 near milepost 42. According to investigators a 2002 Hyundai Elantra, driven by, RYAN BENNETT, age 21, from Heppner, was southbound on Highway 207 and failed to negotiate a curve. BENNETT'S vehicle left the roadway and crashed into an airplane hangar that is adjacent to the highway. BENNETT died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. BENNETT was the sole occupant in the vehicle.

Investigators believe that speed is a contributing factor in the crash and seatbelt use in undetermined.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Morrow County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and Heppner Fire Department.

Photograph by OSP

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Attempt to Elude Highway 66 between Keno and Ashland (Update # 2) 2nd Suspect in Custody (Photo)

ATTEMPT TO ELUDE HIGHWAY 66 BETWEEN KENO AND ASHLAND (UPDATE # 2) 2ND SUSPECT IN CUSTODY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: December 20th, 2014 5:02 PM
Downloadable file: Sellarsphoto.jpg
Downloadable file: cortez_.jpeg
Downloadable file: Noblephoto.jpg
Update:

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers have taken a second suspect in custody in the attempt to elude case on Highway 66.

At 11:27 am, the second passenger involved in the attempt to elude, WILLIAM NOBLE, age 24, from Klamath Falls, turned himself into a resident in the vicinity of Highway 66 near milepost 19.

OSP troopers took custody of NOBLE and are currently enroute to the Jackson County Jail. NOBLE will be lodged on charges of Possession of a Destructive Device, Unlawful Manufacturing of a Destructive Device, Arson 1st Degree, Conspiracy and Attempted Assault 1st degree. Additional charges may be referred to the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

OSP troopers and Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies remain in the area and are continuing the search for CHRISTOPHER SELLARS. A photograph of SELLARS is attached to this release.

Motorists and residents in the area of Highway 66 near the vicinity of Hyatt Lake should report any suspicious persons or circumstances to the appropriate 911 Dispatch center or the OSP Southern Command Center at 541-776-6111.

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Previous Release:

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an attempt to elude that occurred on Friday evening on Highway 66 between Keno and Ashland. Three suspects fled the vehicle after it stopped on Highway 66 near milepost 18. One of the suspects was apprehended within a short time and the other two suspects remain unaccounted for.

On December 19, 2014, at approximately 7:11 pm, OSP troopers attempted a traffic stop on a 1999 Ford SUV on Highway 66 in the Klamath Falls area. The operator of the Ford SUV attempted to elude the troopers on Highway 66 to the area of milepost 18 when the vehicle stopped and three occupants fled on foot. During the attempt to elude one of the occupants in the Ford SUV threw an explosive device at pursuing troopers. Additionally, during the attempt to elude one of the occupants called 9-1-1 to report that bombs and been placed at two local schools in the Klamath Falls area. Investigators determined the claim about the bombs at the Klamath area schools to be unfounded.

Shortly after the Ford SUV stopped one of passengers identified as LEVI CORTEZ, age 25, from Klamath Falls surrendered to troopers. Troopers identified the driver as CHRISTOPHER SELLARS, age 32, from Klamath Falls and the second passenger as WILLIAM NOBLE, age 24, from Klamath Falls. Photographs of SELLARS and NOBLE are attached to this press release.
OSP SWAT was dispatched and responded to the area to assist with the search of the area for SELLARS and NOBLE. OSP, OSP SWAT and Jackson County Sheriff's Office Deputies searched the area all night and are continuing their efforts to locate SELLARS and NOBLE.

CORTEZ was taken into custody by troopers and was lodged at the Jackson County Jail on charges of Possession of a Destructive Device, Unlawful Manufacturing of a Destructive Device, Arson 1st Degree, Conspiracy and Attempted Assault 1st degree. Additional charges may be referred to the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

Law enforcement officials conducted a reverse 9-1-1 call notifying residents in the search area of the situation.

Motorists and residents in the area of Highway 66 near the vicinity of Hyatt Lake should report any suspicious persons or circumstances to the appropriate 911 Dispatch center or the OSP Southern Command Center at 541-776-6111.

Highway 66 between Keno and Ashland remained closed throughout the night as law enforcement searched that area and has since been reopened.

OSP was assisted by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and various local fire departments.

Photograph of CORTEZ provided by Jackson County Sheriff's Office

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