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Stabbing Investigation ****UPDATE*******

STABBING INVESTIGATION ****UPDATE*******


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 1st, 2014 7:16 PM
********UPDATE*****************

Late this afternoon, Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit of the Clark County Sheriff's Office conducted further interviews into the allegations by the female "victim". Detectives were able to determine that that the assault was fabricated by the reporting party and the wounds were self-inflicted. There is no danger to the public and the investigation is closed. We are not releasing the name of the reporting party at this time.

Sgt. Kevin Allais
Major Crimes Unit
Clark County Sheriff's Office
(360) 397-2020





On 09/01/2014 at about 1:30 pm, Clark County deputies were dispatched to a reported assault by stabbing incident at the 15700 BLK of NE 15th Avenue. The female victim reported being attacked by an unknown male assailant while on her deck in her backyard. She reported that he had a large knife, with which he slashed her face and inflicted stab wounds on her chest and lower abdomen. The victim was transported to Peace Health Southwest Washington Medical Center for treatment of injuries which, at this time, appear to be non-life threatening and relatively minor. Deputies contained the area and attempted a canine track but were unable to locate any evidence or identify a suspect. Detectives from the Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit are continuing the investigation and are conducting additional, detailed interviews.

No further details are available at this time. Further information may be released at a later time.
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FINAL Crash I-84 MP22 (Corbett)

_OPEN:WB:All Lanes 09/01/14 1824

FINAL Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-405 MP3.3 (FREMONT BRIDGE)

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes, Shoulder 09/01/14 1810

_Disabled Vehicle - Non-Hazard I-405 MP3.3 (FREMONT BRIDGE)

CLOSED : SB:Right Lane, Shoulder 1VEH 09/01/14 1801

Crash I-84 MP22 (Corbett)

CLOSED :WB:All Lanes 09/01/14 1732

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: All lanes of U.S. 101 in north Florence are open following a crash involving a pedestrian.

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Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Florence

FATAL PEDESTRIAN-INVOLVED TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 101 NORTH OF FLORENCE


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 1st, 2014 5:13 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Lane County Medical Examiner, is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's fatal pedestrian-involved collision that occurred on Highway 101 about two miles north of Florence. Initial investigation indicates the pedestrian's action leading to his being struck by a passenger car may have been an intentional act.

On September 1, 2014 at approximately 11:53 a.m., OSP troopers were dispatched to a reported injury crash involving a male pedestrian and a passenger car on Highway 101 near milepost 187. EMS responders arrived on scene and quickly transported the 48-year old male pedestrian by Western Lane Ambulance to PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased after arrival.

Preliminary investigation indicates the victim was a passenger in a vehicle occupied by his mother and her friend enroute to a local store. As they pulled up toward Highway 101 in a private driveway, the victim got out from the rear passenger seat and approached the road. As a northbound 1997 Honda Civic driven by a 19-year old male approached, the man moved in the car's path. Despite the driver's attempted to avoid the man by braking and veering left, the car struck the man.

The car's driver and 17-year old female passenger had no apparent injury.

OSP troopers from the Florence and Springfield offices are continuing the investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by Florence Police Department, Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue, and ODOT. The highway was closed about four hours at the scene.

The names of the involved persons will be released Tuesday.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

In addition to local resources in your community, a toll free line is available for Oregon Partnership Lifeline/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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Crash I-84 MP22 (Corbett)

CLOSED :WB: Left Lane 4VEH 09/01/14 1707

Stabbing Investigation

STABBING INVESTIGATION


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 1st, 2014 4:09 PM
On 09/01/2014 at about 1:30 pm, Clark County deputies were dispatched to a reported assault by stabbing incident at the 15700 BLK of NE 15th Avenue. The female victim reported being attacked by an unknown male assailant while on her deck in her backyard. She reported that he had a large knife, with which he slashed her face and inflicted stab wounds on her chest and lower abdomen. The victim was transported to Peace Health Southwest Washington Medical Center for treatment of injuries which, at this time, appear to be non-life threatening and relatively minor. Deputies contained the area and attempted a canine track but were unable to locate any evidence or identify a suspect. Detectives from the Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit are continuing the investigation and are conducting additional, detailed interviews.

No further details are available at this time. Further information may be released at a later time.
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Agency Assist I-84 MP23.3 (ROOSTER ROCK)

CLOSED :EB: Off Ramp 09/01/14 1432

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

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 09/01/14 1426

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: Northbound lanes are open on U.S. 101 following a pedestrian crash in north Florence. Southbound traffic is using the detour: Heceta Beach Road to Rhododendron Street to 35th Street and back to U.S. 101. Motorist should expect delays.

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FINAL Agency Assist I-84 MP13.03-4.88 (Gresham, Intersection with 181st Ave)

_OPEN:WB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder EB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 09/01/14 1416

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

CLOSED : SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 09/01/14 1414

FINAL Crash I-5 MP289 (1 mile North of Interstate 205)

_OPEN:NB:Median 09/01/14 1412

Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 34 west of Lebanon in Linn County

UPDATE: NAME RELEASED - FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 34 WEST OF LEBANON IN LINN COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 1st, 2014 2:08 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Monday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 34 near Denny School Road west of Lebanon. The crash resulted in the death of an adult female whose name is released in this update.

According to Lieutenant Vonn Schleicher, on September 1, 2014 at approximately 3:50 a.m. a citizen found a crash scene with ejection along the south side of Highway 34 near Denny School Road. Emergency responders arrived on scene and confirmed BETHANY LEANNE WILSON, age 27, from Lebanon, was deceased.

Initial investigation by OSP, with the assistance of Linn County Sheriff's Office and Lebanon Police Department, indicates some time after 3:00 a.m. the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder driven by WILSON was eastbound on Highway 34 when it crossed the centerline and westbound lane. The vehicle went into the ditch, returned back onto the roadway and rolled before coming to rest on its side along the south side of Highway 34. WILSON was believed to not be using safety restraints and was ejected from the vehicle.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are investigating the crash. Trooper Nathan House is the lead investigator.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Lebanon Fire District and ODOT. Highway 34 was closed about four hours at the scene during the investigation with a detour in place for local traffic.

According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a brief look at Labor Day holiday traffic crash statistics in Oregon since 1970 indicates:

* Fatalities average seven each year in Oregon over this holiday weekend.
* Since record-keeping began, more than 280 people have died during this holiday period, making it the second deadliest major holiday of the year.
* Alcohol is a contributing factor in over half of the traffic fatal crashes.
* The highest number of traffic fatalities occurred in 1978 when 17 people died.
* Oregon has never experienced a fatal-free Labor Day holiday weekend. Single fatality reporting periods occurred in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2010.

The Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation offer the following safety reminders for holiday travel:

* Be watchful for emergency vehicles and workers. MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.
* Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
* Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Outside Oregon, dial (503) 588-2941. In work zones, even when workers are not present, all speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.
* Share the road. Watch for bicyclists and pedestrians, especially at night. Bicyclists and pedestrians need to make sure motorists can see them, and motorists needs to make sure they are seen.
* Watch out for motorcyclists, especially if the weather is nice.
* Buckle up every trip, every time. Be sure to use child safety seats correctly.
* Avoid distractions; don't use a mobile device while driving.
* Drive sober or let someone who is sober drive.

Everyone is urged to play an important part in keeping our highways and city streets safe by immediately reporting aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to the Oregon State Police at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865) or call 9-1-1.

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Crash I-5 MP289 (1 mile North of Interstate 205)

_OPEN:NB:All Lanes CLOSED :NB:Median 09/01/14 1354

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: A detour has been set up for southbound traffic on U.S. 101 in north Florence following the crash involving a pedestrian. The detour is Heceta Beach Road to Rhododendron Street to 35th Street and back to U.S. 101. Motorist should expect delays.

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Auto/Ped Serious injury collision NW 99th Street (Photo)

AUTO/PED SERIOUS INJURY COLLISION NW 99TH STREET (PHOTO)


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 1st, 2014 1:37 PM
Downloadable file: Crash scene
Case #S14-9849

Causing driver: PRUETT, Chancellor D. 18 yoa of Vancouver, WA.

2nd driver: GEAR, Derek C. 42 yoa of Vancouver, WA.

Injured Pedestrian: male 17 yoa of Vancouver, WA.

At 18:21hrs. on 08/31/2014 sheriff's deputies responded to a serious injury collision near Columbia River High School at the 900 Blk. of NW 99th Street. The collision involved two vehicles and a juvenile pedestrian. Preliminary investigation shows that a 2006 Black Mazda 4-door operated by Chancellor Pruett was west bound on NW 99 Street at the 900 Blk, Pruett was reportedly travelling faster than the posted 35mph speed limit and passed another west bound vehicle on the right using the right turn only lane for turning north bound traffic. Pruett cut back into the west bound lane and collided with a vehicle driven by Derek Gear, a 1997 Silver BMW. Gear was east bound on NW 99th Street and was turning into a private residence driveway on the north side of NW 99th Street when his vehicle was struck by Pruett. The collision of the two vehicles caused Pruett's vehicle to careen into a juvenile male walking on the sidewalk on the north side of NW 99th Street. The juvenil e male was seriously injured and transported to an area hospital. The juvenile pedestrian's current condition is unknown. Gear was also injured in the crash and transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in Gear's vehicle and a passenger in Pruett's vehicle were not injured in the crash. Excessive speed and reckless driving are suspected causing factors in this crash. Citations and/or charges are pending further investigation and extent of injuries to the juvenile pedestrian. The juvenile's name is not being released at this time. The collision is under active investigation of the Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit.
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Crash I-5 MP289 (1 mile North of Interstate 205)

CLOSED :NB: Left Lane, Median 4VEH 09/01/14 1332