Regional News Archives for 2020-01


(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are searching for a bank robbery suspect in Clark County.  Police say the suspect walked up to the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union inside the Salmon Creek Albertsons Wednesday afternoon and handed the teller a note demanding money.  He then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s with average height and build.



(Portland, OR)  --  A suspect is officially charged in the stabbing of an off-duty Portland Fire lieutenant in southwest Portland.  Authorities say 30-year-old Carroll McClendon has been charged with assault and unlawful use of a weapon.  Court documents say the victim was with friends at the Kingston Sports Bar and Grill in southwest Portland on January 18th when McClendon walked in off the street and stabbed him.  Police arrested McClendon three days later.  The fire lieutenant was treated at a hospital and is continuing to recover at home.



(Portland, OR)  --  Things are getting back to normal today at Molalla High School following the second lockdown this week.  Police say the school went into lockdown yesterday morning after a student reported seeing a person who matched the description of someone who sent the school into lockdown on Tuesday.  The lockdown lasted 50 minutes before it was determined the person had a legitimate reason to be at the school.  On Tuesday, a lockdown was triggered after a person who was supposed to be on campus failed to go through the visitor's processes.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Zoo is offering free entry this Saturday in celebration of World Wetlands Day.  The zoo will be featuring special activities that highlight the many animals that depend on wetlands such as beavers, river otters and flamingos.  Wildlife experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service will be leading activities from noon to 3 p.m.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police in Clark County are seeking the public's help in their efforts to identify a man who was found dead in Vancouver earlier this week.  The Clark County Medical Examiner's office says the man was found dead early Tuesday morning near Northeast Covington Road and Fourth Plain Boulevard.  No foul play is suspected.  Police describe the victim as a white man in his late 60s standing about five-foot-two-inches and 110 pounds with brown eyes, balding grey hair.  He was found wearing a black and blue windbreaker over a green and blue plaid shirt with black pants.



(Scappoose, OR)  --  Construction is underway on Portland Community College's new training center in Scappoose.  KATU reports crews broke ground on the new training center Wednesday.  The facility will be part of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center and will focus on welding, machinery and mechatronics.  The training center is expected to open early next year. 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Historic Columbia River Highway is back open following a landslide earlier this week.  The Oregon Department of Transportation reopened the highway yesterday.  The department had shut down the highway from Multnomah Falls to Angels's Rest Tuesday after a landslide left the roadway covered with debris.  Drivers are urged to use caution in the area.



(Portland, OR)  --  Students at Portland Public Schools are digging into climate change science.  The school district launched a new K-12 curriculum yesterday focused on the causes and consequences of climate change.  The district is partnering with Portland General Electric, which granted the district 250-thousand dollars for the program.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of kidnapping two women and then leading police on a high-speed pursuit in southwest Portland.  Police say 20-year-old Edgar Adrian Hernandez of Cornelius offered to drive the two women home from a party in the Portland area early yesterday morning.  After the women got into his car, police say Hernandez told them he wasn't going to take them home after all and began driving erratically.  Police say deputies clocked him going 100 miles per hour on Highway 26 near Canyon Road and tried to pull him over, but he kept going until he eventually crashed at Southwest Barnes Road and 118th Avenue and then fled on foot. 



(Eugene, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of stealing a wheelchair off the front porch of a Vietnam veteran in Eugene.  Police say the suspect swiped the wheelchair from the home of 76-year-old Frederick Lavern on Sunday.  Lavern has suffered multiple strokes and needs the wheelchair to get around.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a missing man.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Keaton Hohl is developmentally delayed and there is concern for his welfare.  He was last seen near Southeast 119th and Sunnyside Road wearing a red shirt with tan pants and a blue stocking hat.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a Florence woman who died at Terwilliger Hot Springs.  The Lane County Sheriff's Office says  25-year-old Kaylee Marie Price suffered a medical event while at the springs Sunday with two friends.  Witnesses attempted life-saving maneuvers, but she was pronounced dead.  An investigation into her exact cause of death is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is facing charges in connection to a stabbing that injured one person in downtown Portland.  Police arrested 24-year-old Benjamin Uphus shortly after the stabbing Tuesday night near Southwest Oak Street and Southwest 9th Avenue.  Police say the male victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Investigators say the stabbing was not random.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland private school is facing another lawsuit connected to allegations of widespread sexual abuse there.  A group of four former Catlin Gabel students filed a lawsuit against the school yesterday, accusing four former staff members of sexual abuse.  The lawsuit claims one of the staff members gave one of the students marijuana and nitrous oxide.  He's also accused of touching the boy inappropriately, making sexual comments and propositions.  Another former student filed a lawsuit against the school earlier this month, saying she was sexually abuse more than 80 times inside her classroom when she was just eleven-years-old.  An investigation by the Washington County Sheriff's Office last year found that at least 21 former employees at Catlin Gabel are accused of sexually abusing students during a period from the 1970s through 2016.



(Milwaukie, OR)  --  No injuries are reported after a driver crashed into a school bus in Milwaukie.  Police say 81-year-old Marvel Beck was driving north on 37th Avenue Tuesday afternoon when she ran a stop sign at Southeast Harrison Street and collided with the school bus.  Five preschoolers were onboard the bus at the time of the crash, but no one was hurt.  Police issued Beck a citation for failure to obey a traffic control device. 



(Oregon City, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a teenage boy killed in a crash near Oregon City.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says 16-year-old Charles Anthony Brennan died yesterday morning after crashing into a tree on a rural road just south of Oregon City.  Brennan was a student at Oregon City High School.  Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland comedian says he plans to file a federal claim against U.S. Customs and Border Patrol after being detained last year in Spokane, Washington.  Mohanad Elshieky says he was stopped by agents at the Greyhound Bus Station in the Spokane Intermodal Center and was detained, even after producing valid documentation that he had been granted asylum in the U.S. back in 2018.  During a 20-minute interrogation, the comedian says agents told him his papers were fake and that he was in the country illegally.  In his complaint, Elshieky accused CBP of racially profiling and false arrest.



(Sweet Home, OR)  --  A teenage boy is facing charges after allegedly bringing a gun to school in Linn County.  Police say Sweet Home High School was placed on lockdown yesterday morning along with some other schools nearby after a student reported another student had a gun.  The student says the 15-year-old boy had showed the firearm to others and said he intended to use it on another student.  Police arrested the boy without incident just before 9:30 a.m.



(Portland, OR)  --  One woman is injured following a shooting in southeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened last night at Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 28th Avenue.  The woman is expected to survive her injuries.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  Trial proceedings continue today in the murder case against 2017 MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian.  Trial got underway yesterday with opening statements.  Christian is accused of stabbing Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best to death and injuring Micah Fletcher on a MAX train after they stood up for two Muslim women whom Christian was verbally assaulting.  Christian is facing 15 charges, including murder and attempted murder.



(Gresham, OR)  --  Police in Gresham are searching for a missing woman who suffers from a mental disability.  Police say 37-year-old Rachelle Carson was last seen Monday evening around 5:30 p.m.  She's described as a white woman standing about five-foot-seven-inches tall at 280 pounds.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police in Vancouver, Washington are reassuring parents that a news release making the rounds about a school shooting threat is fake.  The Vancouver Police Department says the phoney press release circulating on social media claims officers arrested two juveniles for threatening violence at Evergreen High School.  Police say the claim is false.  Investigators say they've tracked down the person responsible for creating the fake release.



(Eugene, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing in Eugene after some high school students found a body while working on a project in the Amazon Creek Natural Area.  The Eugene Police Department says the students from Churchill High School were working in the area near 11th Avenue and Oak Patch Road yesterday when they discovered the body of a deceased man.  Investigators say it appears the man died from suicide, but the Lane County Medical Examiner is set to investigate.  School staff says members of the Eugene School District 4J Caring Response Team will be available on campus to support students affected.



(Portland, OR)  --  A popular northeast Portland burger joint is shutting down for good at the end of the week.  Stoopid Burger says their last day of service will be Sunday.  The restaurant located on Northeast Glisan announced news of the closure on Facebook but have not said why they plan to close. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland police officer is being cleared in the deadly shooting of a suspect last month.  A Multnomah County grand jury ruled yesterday that Officer Justin Raphael was justified when he shot and killed 51-year-old Koben Henriksen on December 8th.  The jury found Officer Raphael was acting in self-defense when he shot a knife-wielding Henriksen near the Starbucks at Southeast 103rd Avenue and Stark Street.



(Salem, OR)  --  Trial is getting underway for a Salem woman accused of attempted murder and arson.  Prosecutors say Vanessa Gonzales intentionally set a fire at her apartment complex in 2017.  One man was injured in the blaze.  Trial proceedings started yesterday and are expected to wrap up within three days. 



(Salem, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic graffiti found at a school in Salem.  The Salem Police Department says a private security guard at Sprague High School discovered the vandalism early Monday morning.  Workers spent the day removing the graffiti.  Police say they're still looking for suspects.



(Portland, OR)  --  Defense lawyers for a Portland-based romance novelist accused of murdering her husband are requesting the suppression of some evidence against her.  Attorneys for Nancy Brophy say evidence gathered from the scene of the shooting that killed Daniel Brophy in 2018 was compromised by inexperienced officers.  The lawyers also claim that some search warrants served against her contained no probable cause.  Trial is slated to begin in September.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Police are warning parents about two suspects accused of raping children after luring the kids on social media.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says they believe Lafayette Castillo and Ricardo Infante-Perez may have had additional victims.  They're both accused of finding children as young as 12-years-old online and then sexually assaulting them after meeting up with them.



(Portland, OR)  --  The eastbound lanes of West Burnside remain closed between Barnes Road and Skyline Boulevard due to continued risk of landslide.  The Portland Bureau of Transportation says it could be several more days before the street reopens.  Officials say the landslide remains active, with more debris having fallen over the weekend.  The transportation department shut the road down following the initial landslide Friday morning.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the death of a 25-year-old Florence woman at Terwilliger Hot Springs.  The Lane County Sheriff's Office says the unidentified woman was at the hot springs with two friends Sunday when she suffered a medical emergency.  Witnesses attempted life-saving maneuvers, but she was pronounced dead.  Police say there's no evidence of foul play.



(St. Helens, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing 45-year-old St. Helens man.  The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says 45-year-old Kenny Lee Landreth was last seen Saturday night on Fullerton Road in Warren.  Anyone with information on his disappearance is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  A homeless woman is dead after being run over by a car while sleeping outside a garage at an apartment complex in southeast Portland.  Police say 47-year-old Trecell Stinson died at the hospital following the accident Friday morning.  No citations were issued.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that damaged two homes in northeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened just after midnight yesterday near McCoy Park in the Portsmouth neighborhood.  No injuries were reported, but police say two houses and an unoccupied vehicle were all hit by bullets.  Police are still searching for suspects.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 28-year-old man is facing multiple charges including DUII after allegedly running a red light and crashing into another vehicle, killing its driver.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers arrested Tyrell Dixon on charges of second-degree manslaughter, DUII and reckless driving for the crash Saturday morning in northeast Portland.  Police say Dixon was driving west on Northeast Sandy Boulevard when he ran a red light at 105th Avenue and crashed into a northbound vehicle.  The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man arrested on robbery charges last week is being linked to several more gunpoint robbery cases in the area.  The Portland Police Bureau says investigators have linked 46-year-old Deondre Rosemon to at least five other robberies across the Portland area.  Police arrested him late last week on a charge of second-degree robbery for a single incident.  Police say he's expected to face more charges.  Bail has been set at 500-thousand dollars.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland's Gun Violence Reduction Team is investigating a shooting in the northeast part of the city early Saturday morning.  The Portland Police Bureau says two cars were stopped at a red light on Northeast Columbia Parkway at Killingsworth Street just before 3 a.m. when two other cars pulled up to the light.  Police say that's when someone in one of the cars opened fire, hitting two other vehicles.  One of the drivers was grazed by a bullet.  It's not yet clear what led to the shooting.



(Aloha, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a bank in Aloha.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the man entered a Wells Fargo branch on Southwest 182nd Avenue on Saturday and demanded money.  Deputies used a K-9 unit to search for the suspect but were unable to find him.  No injuries were reported. 



(Eugene, OR)  --  Family members of track legend Steve Prefontaine are paying tribute to his life on what would have been his 69th birthday.  Family members gathered at Pre's Rock in Eugene Saturday to remember the long-distance runner's life.  Prefontaine was killed in a car accident near the rock in May of 1975.  He was 24-years-old.  Prefontaine set several American records during his short career in distances ranging from the two-thousand meters to the ten-thousand meters. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is facing nearly a decade behind bars after crashing a stolen car, killing a 19-year-old woman.  A judge sentenced 27-year-old Adam Valle Friday to more than seven years in prison for the crash that killed his passenger Heaven Leigh Mathews last May.  Police say Valle was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the crash.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting in north Portland earlier this month.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers arrested 28-year-old Steven Strobehn of Portland yesterday morning on charges of attempted murder.  Police say he opened fire on two people near North Macrum Avenue and Lombard Street in the early morning hours of January 7th.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a motorcyclist killed in a crash in northeast Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau says 50-year-old Eugene Waldrupe of Gresham was killed in the crash January 18th.  Police say he was riding east on Northeast Sandy Boulevard when he collided with a driver trying to cross at Northeast 65th Avenue.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for an armed suspect accused of stealing a truck at gunpoint and then crashing it into a home in southeast Portland.  Police say the man stole a white pickup truck near Southeast 148th and Division Street yesterday afternoon and then shot at the owner before driving off.  He then allegedly crashed into a house off Southeast Francis Street a short time later and fled on foot.  Police asked residents to shelter in place for hours while they tried to find him. 



(Gresham, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing Gresham boy.  The Gresham Police Department says 13-year-old Bobby Hollis ran away from home near 197th Avenue and Burnside Street around noon on Wednesday.  He hasn't been seen since.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A woman is pleading not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon in connection to the death of her estranged husband.  KATU reports 46-year-old Tracy Lynn Cloud made her first court appearance yesterday after police arrested her Wednesday for the shooting death of 62-year-old Philip Louis Cloud last September.  Police say she shot him during an argument after he showed up at her home to collect some of his belongings.  Investigators initially determined Tracy had acted in self-defense.



(Tillamook, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing in Tillamook after a 13-year-old boy allegedly shot his 12-year-old brother in the face with a crossbow.  Police responded to a home off 1st Street Wednesday night.  Investigators say the boys were arguing with each other when the shooting occurred.  The 12-year-old was taken to a hospital in stable condition.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  One person is hospitalized following a crash in Hillsboro.  Police say the crash happened around noon yesterday on Southwest 17th Avenue near Baseline after an SUV lost control while making a right turn.  The SUV crashed into the side of a BMW, injuring the driver.  She was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive.  Police say the driver of the SUV was speeding at the time of the crash.  They were cited for careless driving.



(Lake Oswego, OR)  --  A Lake Oswego Junior High School teacher is set to appear on "Jeopardy!" tonight.  KATU reports math teacher Heather Nelson has been auditioning for "Jeopardy!" since 2007.  She was finally chosen as a contestant last summer.  Her episode will air tonight at 7 p.m.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are releasing the identities of two teenagers killed after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Vancouver, Washington.  The Clark County Medical Examiner's office says 14-year-old Taylor Crepeau and 17-year-old Andrew Friedt were hit by a pickup truck Tuesday morning while trying to cross Northeast 112th Avenue between Northeast 20th Street and Northeast 23rd Street.  Evergreen Public Schools says Crepeau was an 8th grade student at Wy'east Middle School.  Police say the boys were not using a crosswalk.



(Portland, OR)  --  New details are coming to light regarding a suspect accused of stabbing an off-duty fire lieutenant at a bar in southwest Portland.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's office says 30-year-old Carroll McClendon was on probation for threatening someone with a knife when he stabbed the fire lieutenant Saturday night at the Kingston Sports Bar and Grill.  Police arrested McClendon Tuesday on charges of assault and unlawful use of a weapon.  The fire lieutenant was treated at a hospital and is now recovering at home.



(Albany, OR)  --  An Albany man charged with first-degree murder for the death of his wife is being held without bail.  Forty-two-year-old Craig Lazon made his first court appearance yesterday in connection to the death of 37-year-old Tiffany Lazon, who has been missing since Christmas.  Lazon did not enter a plea during the hearing.  Police arrested Lazon Tuesday after investigators found bodily tissue and blood matching his wife's DNA on a circular saw.  Police say Craig Lazon had borrowed the saw from a friend and returned it several days later.



(Salem, OR)  --  A man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the head in Salem.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to an area near Snoopy Lane Northeast and Linus Court Northeast late Tuesday night on reports of gunfire.  Responding officers found a silver Chrysler 300 crashed into a van.  A man inside the Chrysler was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.  Police say two other men arrived at Salem Hospital a short time later with gunshot wounds connected to the shooting.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Hood River, OR)  --  Residents in Hood River are once again free to drink the tap water.  The Hood River County Sheriff's office lifted its 48-hour boil water advisory yesterday after tests confirmed there was no harmful bacteria in the water system.  Authorities issued the boil water notice Monday after the downtown area lost water pressure due to a leak.



(Portland, OR)  --  Three people are being treated following a two-alarm fire at an assisted living facility in southwest Portland.  Firefighters responded to Regency Park on Southwest Barnes Road yesterday morning.  Facility staff were evacuating residents as fire crews arrived.  Three people suffered non-critical injuries and are expected to recover.  It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze.



(Ontario, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a woman who was discovered dead underneath her car.  The Malheur County Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Marcelina Flores Piedra of Vale was found dead Tuesday night.  A passerby called 9-1-1 after seeing her vehicle just off the roadway near Onion Avenue and Clark Boulevard just south of Ontario.  An investigation into her death is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing charges in connection to the death of her estranged husband.  Police arrested 46-year-old Tracy Lynn Cloud yesterday in Hillsboro for the shooting death of 62-year-old Philip Louis Cloud last September.  Police say she shot him during an argument after he showed up at her home to collect some of his belongings.  Investigators initially determined Tracy had acted in self-defense.  She's now facing charges of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a suspect accused of stabbing an off-duty fire lieutenant at a bar in southwest Portland.  Officers arrested 30-year-old Carroll McClendon yesterday on charges of assault and unlawful use of a weapon.  Police say the victim was a 23-year veteran of Portland Fire & Rescue.  He was at the Kingston Sports Bar and Grill on Southwest Morrison street around eight o'clock Saturday night when McClendon allegedly walked in off the street and stabbed him.  The fire lieutenant was treated at a hospital and is now recovering at home.



(Albany, OR)  --  The husband of a missing Albany woman is now charged with her murder.  The Albany Police Department says 42-year-old Craig Lazon was charged with the murder of 37-year-old Tiffany Lazon yesterday after investigators found bodily tissue and blood matching her DNA on a circular saw.  Police say Craig Lazon had borrowed the saw from a friend and returned it several days later.  Tiffany Lazon has been missing since Christmas Day and is now presumed dead.  Police say Craig Lazon was previously arrested in 2015 for allegedly attempting to murder Tiffany Lazon after beating and raping her and holding her hostage for nearly a week.  A judge dismissed the charges, saying Tiffany Lazon was not a credible witness.  This after Craig Lazon was convicted of assaulting her just two years prior.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 38-year-old woman is facing charges in connection to a murder case from 2018.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's office says prosecutors have filed charges of second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery against Amanda Marin.  She's accused of killing 85-year-old Eugene Gora inside a home off Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in May of 2018.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  Bail is set at just under one-million dollars for a man accused of breaking into a home in Wood Village and sexually assaulting a woman while her children were present inside the home.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's office says 24-year-old Alfredo Guzman is facing 27 charges, including rape, strangulation and encouraging child sex abuse.  Police say he broke into the woman's home Sunday morning and attacked her.  Police tracked him down and arrested him three hours later.  Investigators say he gained access to the home through an unlocked door.



(Portland, OR)  --  Jury selection gets underway today in the murder trial against 2017 MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian.  Christian is accused of stabbing Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best to death and injuring Micah Fletcher on a MAX train after they stood up for two Muslim women whom Christian was verbally assaulting.  Christian is facing 15 charges, including murder and attempted murder.  Trial is expected to begin a week from today.



(Gresham, OR)  --  One person is injured following a mobile home fire in Gresham.  Firefighters responded to Fir Haven Mobile Home Park on Stark Street yesterday morning.  One person was hospitalized and is expected to recover.  A dog also suffered some minor injuries.  An investigation into the fire is ongoing.



(Hood River, OR)  --  Hood River remains under a boil water notice.  The Hood River County Sheriff's Office announced the 48-hour boil water notice yesterday morning after the city lost water pressure on Sunday.  The boil water notice remains in effect through today.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing multiple charges after allegedly threatening a food cart worker with a stolen gun in downtown Portland.  Police say Dominique Mann walked up to the food cart on Southwest 2nd Avenue and Oak Street Sunday night and used a gun to threaten a worker there.  He then allegedly returned to the food cart half an hour later and fired a round into the air.  Responding officers fired foam-tipped projectiles at Mann, prompting him to surrender.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are searching for two suspects accused of breaking into two different pot shops in Vancouver.  Police say the suspects caused thousands of dollars of damage in the break-ins at Main Street Marijuana and New Vansterdam on Saturday night.  Both suspects were caught on surveillance camera.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is charged with DUII after allegedly crashing into a 75-year-old woman, pinning her between her car and another one.  Police say the victim was removing some items from the trunk of her car Monday afternoon on Southeast Steel Street near 48th Avenue when Hayley Jean struck her.  The woman was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries.  Police believe Jean was high on drugs when she crashed into the woman.



(Eugene, OR)  --  A baby boy is safe after falling eight feet down a heating vent duct inside a home in Coburg.  Saydie Reedy tells KVAL she called 9-1-1 last Wednesday after her ten-month-old son Kolson fell into a heating vent duct located in the floor of her home.  Reedy says she suspects Kolson fell in after his three-year-old brother pulled up the vent gate.  Police reportedly responded to the home within minutes and safely extracted the baby from the duct.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Classes are cancelled today at Beaverton High School following a fire there over the weekend.  School officials say they're still awaiting the results of some air quality tests at the campus following the fire on Saturday.  Fire officials say the blaze was caused by a small refrigerator.  Classes are expected to resume tomorrow.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are identifying a motorcycle rider killed in a crash in northeast Portland as a 50-year-old Gresham man.  The Portland Police Bureau says the man was riding his motorcycle east on Sandy Boulevard near Northeast 65th Avenue when he crashed into a Honda CRV.  Witnesses tell police the motorcyclist was speeding and weaving in and out of oncoming traffic just before the crash.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of stabbing an off-duty fire lieutenant at a bar in southwest Portland.  Authorities say the 23-year veteran of Portland Fire & Rescue was at the Kingston Sports Bar and Grill on Southwest Morrison street around 8 o'clock Saturday night when a man walked in off the street and stabbed him.  Police have released surveillance images of the suspect.  The fire lieutenant was treated at a hospital and is now recovering at home.



(Portland, OR)  --  Three men are facing charges following a traffic stop that turned up a gun in Portland.  Police arrested John Weens, Duronte Talton and Kaleb Anderson following the traffic stop late last week at Southeast 142nd Avenue and Southeast Division Street.  Police say they initiated the stop to arrest Weens on an outstanding warrant on gun violence charges.  The officers saw a gun inside the car during the traffic stop and arrested Talton and Anderson on charges of interfering with a peace officer.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire at Beaverton High School.  Firefighters responded to the campus Saturday morning after a basketball coach noticed smoke in the hallways.  It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze.  No injuries were reported.



(Salem, OR)  --  One woman is hospitalized following a rollover crash in Marion County.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says the 60-year-old woman was driving on a rural road outside St. Paul when she crashed.  She was airlifted to a Portland hospital with serious injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  TBS is looking for extras for a new show being filmed in the Portland area.  The show named "Chad" stars Saturday Night Live alum Nasim Pedrad as a 14-year-old Persian boy trying to fit in at school.  Filming is set to begin next month.  TBS will be paying extras 12 dollars and 50 cents an hour with a four-hour minimum.



(Eugene, OR)  --  A worker is dead following an accident at a construction site on a highway in Eugene.  The Oregon Department of Transportation says the contractor's employee died in a hospital after being injured Saturday on Beltline Highway.  It's not yet clear what led to the worker's injury.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Salem, OR)  --  A man is facing charges following an hours-long SWAT standoff at a home in southeast Salem.  Police responded to the home off Agate Drive Southeast early Saturday morning on reports of gunfire.  The alleged gunman refused to step out of the home, and police called in a SWAT team to assist.  Police eventually sent in a K-9 unit and found the suspect hiding in a crawl space under the home.  Police identify the suspect as 39-year-old Jeffrey Jeno Garza.



(North Plains, OR)  --  The family of a missing 20-year-old Washington County woman is continuing its search.  KATU reports family members of Allyson Watterson will be out searching for her again today.  Volunteers will be meeting in the parking lot next to the North Plains McDonald's this morning.  Watterson has been missing since December 22nd.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is seriously injured after being hit by a car in Aloha.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the woman was walking on Tualatin Valley Highway near 192nd Avenue last night when a vehicle struck her.  She was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Undated)  --  The Seattle Storm have released their 2020 WNBA schedule.  Opening night for the Storm will be against the Dallas Wings on May 15th.  The Storm are looking to reclaim their crown after dealing with a rash of injuries last season.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are looking for suspects in connection to a string of fires overnight Wednesday in Portland.  Police say the suspects set at least three fires across the city, and a fourth fire is being investigated as suspicious.  No injuries were reported.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Sandy, OR)  -- Two teenagers and a 20-year-old man are facing charges after allegedly breaking into multiple vehicles and stealing guns and other items in Sandy.  The Sandy Police Department says officers arrested Elijah Jakob Keller Chambers of Gresham and the two unidentified juveniles this week for the break-ins on January 2nd.  All three suspects will be charged for first-degree theft and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.



(Salem, OR)  --  A new opioid addiction treatment clinic is opening its doors in Salem.  The new clinic called Ideal Option opened yesterday on Liberty Street Northeast near High Street Northeast.  The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m to 6 p.m.



(Albany, OR)  --  Police say the search for a missing Albany woman is transitioning into a death investigation.  The Oregon State Police says 37-year-old Tiffany Lazon's husband Craig Lazon is now considered a person of interest in her disappearance.  Police say Craig Lazon was the last person with Tiffany Lazon before she disappeared.  Police arrested him Tuesday on separate charges of animal neglect.  Lazon has been missing since Christmas Day.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing five years behind bars after stabbing a stranger in Portland's Lloyd District.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says a judge sentenced 29-year-old Jordan Douglas Powell-Mathewson this week to five years in prison followed by 36 months of post-prison supervision.  Prosecutors say his victim was outside smoking a cigarette on Northeast Weidler Street in August when Powell-Mathewson approached him and stabbed him several times in the stomach, chest and arm.  The victim was hospitalized for several injuries.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled later this month for a man convicted of crashing into two vehicles and then stripping off his clothing and running around on Highway 217 in Beaverton.  The Washington County District Attorney's Office says a judge convicted Aronson Bellegarde Wednesday on two counts of third-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and second-degree criminal mischief, among other charges.  Police say Bellegarde smoked a large amount of concentrated marijuana oil just before the incident at Southwest Hall Boulevard and Southwest Scholls Ferry Road in Beaverton last March. 



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is hospitalized following a shooting in northeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened around 5 o'clock last night off Northeast Fremont Street in the Cully Neighborhood.  Responding officers found one victim suffering from a gunshot wound and rushed them to a hospital.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled for early next month for a Washington County man convicted on child sex abuse charges.  A jury found 23-year-old Sebastian Sylvester Meighan guilty Monday of two counts of first-degree rape, second-degree rape and four counts of first-degree sex abuse.  Investigators say he abused his victim for at least eight years, starting when the victim was a small child.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of smashing car windows in northeast Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau says several residents woke up yesterday morning to find their car windows smashed in a neighborhood near Northeast 89th Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Eugene, OR)  --  New details are coming to light regarding a Eugene man arrested following an online child prostitution sting.  KATU reports 40-year-old Nathan Duane Oeming was a volunteer for multiple groups serving children.  Oeming was a youth basketball coach at the Eugene Family YMCA.  He also volunteered for the charity Kids FIRST.  Police arrested Oeming Tuesday after he allegedly agreed to meet up with a 15-year-old girl for sex near a local high school.  The girl was actually a detective posing as a 15-year-old online.



(Albany, OR)  --  Police are ramping up their search for a missing Albany woman following the arrest of her estranged husband on unrelated charges.  The Oregon State Police says officers arrested 37-year-old Tiffany Lazon's husband Craig Lazon Tuesday on charges of animal neglect.  Police were on the scene of Tiffany Lazon's home yesterday with a mobile forensic unit.  Lazon has been missing since Christmas Day.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are reported after a logging truck rolled over on Old Cornelius Pass Road in Northwest Portland.  Police say the truck rolled over between Skyline Boulevard and Phillips Road yesterday morning after a brake failure.  Crews spent much of the day working to clear the logs from the roadway.



(Portland, OR)  --  Former Portland Mayor Sam Adams is throwing his hat into the city council race.  KATU reports Adams plans to challenge Commissioner Chloe Eudaly for her seat.  Adams has reportedly begun the process of filing for candidacy and is choosing to collect signatures rather than paying a fee to appear on the ballot.



(Portland, OR)  --  A vigil is scheduled today for a Portland man and his two children after they were swept out to sea during the king tide at Falcon Cover.  KATU reports 47-year-old Jeremy Stiles is still recovering from hypothermia following Saturday's tragedy.  His seven-year-old daughter Lola Stiles died after being pulled from the water, and her four-year-old brother William Stiles remains missing.  Today's vigil is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.



(Portland, OR)  --  Transportation crews are preparing for potentially icy conditions on the roads this morning.  The Oregon Department of Transportation tells KATU their crews are working 12-hour shifts to ensure the roads are safe.  Transportation officials are urging commuters to delay their morning travel if possible.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for suspects after someone smashed in the front window of presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's Portland campaign office.  Police say vandals targeted the office on Northeast Halsey Street near 102nd Avenue on Monday night, just one day after Senator Warren opened the office.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  A right-wing activist associated with the group the Proud Boys is being banned from attending any mass demonstrations or protests while on probation.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Tusitala "Tiny" Toese has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault.  The charge stemmed from an incident back in the summer of 2018.  Toese will also be required to serve 80 hours of community service and pay his victim nearly two-thousand dollars in restitution.



(North Bend, OR)  --  Three fishermen are safe after being rescued from their capsized boat along the coast in southern Oregon.  The U.S. Coast Guard says one of their aircrews was undergoing a routine training exercise yesterday when they spotted the 38-foot "Pacific Miner" upside down in the water.  The Coast Guard says the boat was starting to sink when crews opened the hull of the boat and pulled the fishermen to safety.  The Coast Guard says the men were very cold but otherwise doing OK.



(Eugene, OR)  --  A Eugene man is facing charges following an online child prostitution sting.  Police arrested 40-year-old Nathan Duane Oeming yesterday after he allegedly agreed to meet up with a 15-year-old girl for sex near a local high school.  The girl was actually a detective posing as a 15-year-old online.  Oeming is being charged with first-degree online sexual corruption of a child.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Faculty members at Vancouver's Clark College are ending their strike after coming to a tentative agreement with school administrators.  The Clark College Association for Higher Education says union members will vote on the new contract this afternoon.  Hundreds of teachers went on strike on Monday to demand more competitive salaries after contract negotiations failed on Friday.  Classes will remain cancelled today.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Washington County Jail inmate is facing new charges after allegedly assaulting a public safety officer.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Justin Nathanial Lugo struck a jail deputy in the face late last week while being moved to a maximum security unit.  No additional injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two men are facing three years of probation in connection to a large May Day brawl involving about 60 people outside Cider Riot in northeast Portland last year.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Christopher Ponte and Matthew Cooper were both convicted of one count each of felony riot yesterday after they changed their pleas to guilty.  Both men were also sentenced to 120 hours of community service and have been barred from attending future unpermitted protests.  Ponte was additionally sentenced to ten days in jail.  Four other men are also facing felony riot charges, including Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, who is pleading not guilty.  One of the suspects, Ian Kramer, is also accused of beating a woman unconscious with a baton in the May 1st incident.



(North Plains, OR)  --  Authorities are offering a cash reward for information on the disappearance of a 20-year-old Washington County woman.  Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a 25-hundred-dollar reward for information on Allyson Watterson, who's been missing for more than three weeks.  Watterson was last seen December 22nd with her boyfriend, Benjamin Garland.  Police say Garland claims he and Watterson were hiking near North Plains when they got separated, but investigators say there's no evidence that that's the case.



(Albany, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for an Albany woman who's been missing for nearly three weeks.  The Albany Police Department says 37-year-old Tiffany Marie Lazon was last heard from on Christmas.  Police responded to her home on January 8th after a family member requested a welfare check and were unable to locate her.



(Boring, OR)  --  Two people are lucky to be alive following a fiery head-on crash in Boring.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says both drivers in last night's crash only survived because they were wearing their seatbelts and had functioning airbags.  Police say a 21-year-old woman was speeding on Southeast Amisigger Road near Paw Print Lane when her vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting another vehicle head-on.  The woman suffered a leg injury, while the 25-year-old man in the other vehicle was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.  Police say the woman will be charged with reckless driving.



(Portland, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled for March for a 50-year-old man convicted of raping and sexually abusing a child for nearly a decade.  A jury convicted Mario Hernandez-Marquez yesterday on four counts of first-degree rape and eight counts of first-degree sexual abuse.  The victim testified during trial that Hernandez-Marquez abused her for seven years starting when she was just seven-years-old.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland private school is facing its first civil lawsuit following allegations of widespread sexual abuse there.  Former Catlin Gabel student Kim Wilson says she was sexually abused more than 80 times inside her classroom when she was just 11-years-old.  Wilson is suing the school for negligence, fraud and sexual abuse of a child.  An investigation by the Washington County Sheriff's Office found that at least 21 former employees at Catlin Gabel are accused of sexually abusing students during a period from the 1970s through 2016. 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State University is banning vaping on campus.  KATU reports the college is expanding their smoking ban to include vaping as well as hookah tobacco and all forms of smokeless tobacco.  OSU banned cigarette-smoking on campus back in 2012.



(Portland, OR)  --  Officials are releasing details on this year's Portland Winter Light Festival.  The theme of this year's festival will be "Into the Dreamscape."  The event will include more than 100 artists and will feature live ice sculpture carving demonstrations and two silent disco events.  Other highlights will include a full STEM lecture series, pop-up installations and complimentary Portland Spirit river cruises.  The free event is scheduled for February 6th through 8th.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 21-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly killing a 1-year-old child.  The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says police arrested Aaron Toole Friday for the death of Ember Alice McBride the previous day at a home in Idleyld Park.  Police say the girl died from blunt force trauma, and her death has been ruled a homicide.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Union Creek, OR)  --  A state highway near Crater Lake National Park remains closed due to winter storms.  The Oregon Department of Transportation says Oregon 230 is closed due to hazardous trees leaning over the highway following heavy snowfall in the area.  Officials say they have no estimations on when the highway will reopen.



(Seaside, OR)  --  A boy remains missing after being swept out to sea in an incident that killed his sister and left their father hospitalized.  Authorities say the father and his two children were swept out to sea Saturday afternoon during a king tide near Cannon Beach.  Rescuers pulled the father and daughter from the water and rushed them to a hospital, where the girl died.  The Coast Guard spent five hours searching for the boy Saturday before calling off their search.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two men are facing charges after allegedly getting caught with stolen guns during two separate traffic stops over the weekend.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers pulled over 29-year-old Robert Thomas near Northeast Alberta Street and 32nd Place Saturday afternoon on a felony warrant and found a stolen handgun under his seat.  Later that night, police pulled over 18-year-old Charlie Borbon near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Division Street and found a stolen handgun in his vehicle.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  An eleven-year-old girl is dead after being hit by a car in Corvallis.  The Corvallis Police Department says Rhianna Daniel has died from her injuries following the crash on Wednesday.  Police say Daniel  was using a crosswalk near Southwest 3rd Street and 99-West when a vehicle crashed into her.  She was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.  Police say the driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Albany, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire that burned a youth soccer shed in Albany.  Firefighters responded to the shed at Timber Linn Memorial Park around 4:30 yesterday morning for the blaze at a shed owned by the American Youth Soccer Organization.  Authorities say seven-thousand dollars worth of equipment inside the shed was destroyed.  It's not yet clear how the fire started.



(Wilsonville, OR)  --  Two people are facing charges after allegedly stealing a Porsche and then crashing it on I-5 near Wilsonville.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says officers arrested 39-year-old April Lynn Evernden and her passenger, 34-year-old Thomas Steve Evernden, following the crash during a police pursuit early Saturday morning.  Police say the chase began when officers tried to pull the car over after recognizing the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Eugene late last month.  Both suspects were taken to a hospital and then arrested.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Classes are cancelled today at Vancouver's Clark College due to a faculty strike.  KATU reports more than 400 teachers are going on strike today to demand more competitive salaries.  Contract negotiations between the college and the teachers' union failed on Friday.  The strike leaves nearly 13-thousand students out of class today. 



(North Plains, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing in North Plains after several power lines toppled over onto some vehicles last night.  Portland General Electric says it's not yet clear what caused the power lines to go down along Northwest Glencoe Road.  No injuries were reported.  Crews were on the scene last night working on repairs.



(Gresman, OR)  --  Police say a man is in custody following a standoff in Gresham.  Police say officers responded to the man's home off Southeast Stark yesterday afternoon to serve a warrant, but he refused to come out.  Police managed to take the man into custody around 3 p.m.  No injuries were reported.



(Coos Bay, OR)  --  A High Surf Warning is in effect tonight through tomorrow morning for the Southern Oregon Coast.  The National Weather Service says extremely large breaking waves will create very hazardous conditions along beaches.  The High Surf Warning is in effect from 10 o'clock tonight through 10 a.m. tomorrow. 
 



(Myrtle Point, OR)  --  A Myrtle Point woman is facing charges after allegedly punching her boyfriend in the face twice after he left her dog outside in the rain.  Police say 38-year-old Melissa Sue Morris is charged with domestic assault for the incident at the couple's home on New Year's Eve.  The boyfriend suffered scratches and a marble-sized welt on his face.



(Portland, OR)  --  An arson investigation is underway into a fire at a Northeast Portland attorney's office.  Firefighters responded to the blaze yesterday morning at a commercial building at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street.  Fire officials say the blaze was set in the hallway of an attorney's office inside the building.  No injuries were reported.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  Three people are facing attempted murder charges following a shooting in North Portland.  Police say Damon McDonald, Anthony Bagsby and Derrick Young opened fire on someone Wednesday off North Michigan Avenue.  The victim was not injured.  Police believe the shooting was gang-related.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Two men are facing charges after allegedly attacking a pot shop employee with a bong while robbing the joint.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office arrested Jose Vega Salazar Wednesday and Cruz Dominguez last month for the incident in late November.  Police say the two entered the store with their own bong and asked the clerk to see a similar bong being sold at the store.  When the clerk handed them the bong, they allegedly grabbed it and ran out of the store.  Police say the clerk chased them, prompting the suspects to hit him over the head with the bong they'd brought into the store several times and then kick and punch him after he fell to the ground.  They're facing charges of first-degree robbery.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  An eleven-year-old girl is hospitalized after being hit by a car in Corvallis.  Police say the girl was using a crosswalk near Southwest 3rd Street and 99-West when a vehicle crashed into her.  She was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.  Police say the driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police in Clackamas County are searching for an armed robber they're calling the "Opening Bell Bandit."  Police say the suspect robbed at least three separate businesses at knifepoint late last month.  He's now also suspected of robbing an espresso stand in Clackamas.  Police say all four businesses were robbed just as they were opening for the day.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Marion County woman is suing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for nearly ten-million dollars after her husband was convicted and imprisoned on child sex charges.  Kristine Johnson says her husband, Timothy Johnson, told leaders of their local congregation that he had sexually abused a girl.  She claims those leaders failed to tell Johnson that his confession to religious authorities would be reported to police, thus breaching clergy confidentiality.  Under Oregon law, religious leaders are required to report any incidents of child abuse they discover.



(Hermiston, OR)  --  Police in Hermiston are searching for a driver who fled a traffic stop on foot, leaving behind a grenade.  The Hermiston Police Department says officers pulled the car over just after midnight Monday, prompting the driver to allegedly exit the vehicle and run.  Police found the grenade while searching the car, along with some scales and packaging materials.  It's not yet clear if the grenade was active.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Albany, OR)  --  A 61-year-old man is dead after crashing his car in Albany.  The Linn County Sheriff's office says Joel Hirsch was driving north on Riverside Drive near Stellmacher Drive Tuesday night when his vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree head-on.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say he was wearing his seatbelt and that the car's airbags did deploy properly. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A celebration of life is scheduled early next month for late Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish.  KATU-2 reports the celebration of life will be held February 8th in Portland State University's Hoffman Hall.  Fish has passed away last week following a battle with stomach cancer.  He was 61-years-old.  Fish served on the Portland City Council for eleven years and headed up the Portland Parks & Recreation Department and the Bureau of Environmental Services.



(Portland, OR)  --  Work is resuming on homeless camp cleanups in Portland.  The Portland City Council voted yesterday to approve a new contract for the company Rapid Response, authorizing them to get back to work cleaning up homeless camps.  The 23-million-dollar contract is good for five years and includes funding for new training for crewmembers.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a woman who was wanted for allegedly attacking a Muslim woman with her own hijab in downtown Portland.  An arrest warrant was issued for 23-year-old Jasmine Renee Campbell after she failed to show up for a scheduled court hearing on Friday.  Police say they tracked her down and arrested her on Monday.  Police initially arrested her on December 13th after she allegedly snatched the hijab off of a Portland State University student and used it to try to choke her.  She then allegedly stripped down to rub the hijab on her genitals and breasts.  She faces charges of attempted strangulation, harassment, criminal mischief and committing a hate crime.



(Gresham, OR)  --  New details are coming to light regarding a 26-year-old man accused of crashing into and killing an eleven-year-old boy in Gresham.  Police say 26-year-old Garrett Berquist told officers he'd taken Xanax and Oxycontin for an old leg injury the night before Monday morning's crash.  He added that he wasn't feeling the effects of the drugs when he got behind the wheel.  Police say eleven-year-old Luis Medina was walking to class at Dexter McCarty Middle School Monday morning when Berquist struck him.  Berquist is facing charges of manslaughter, DUII and reckless driving.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting in Portland's Old Town neighborhood.  The Portland Police Bureau says one man was injured in the shooting yesterday morning near Northwest Park Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street.  He was rushed to a hospital for treatment.  No word yet on whether police have identified a suspect.



(Salem, OR)  --  Things are getting back to normal in Salem following a bomb scare.  Police called a bomb squad to an alley near Commercial and Leffelle streets yesterday after someone reported a suspicious package.  The package turned out to be a Styrofoam box. 



(Newberg, OR)  --  A mother and two children are doing OK after jumping from a second-story window to escape a fire at their apartment in Newberg.  Fire officials say the family became trapped inside their home after it caught fire early yesterday morning off South River Street.  Police got to the scene before firefighters and tried to enter the apartment to help the family, but the smoke was too thick.  Officers found the family preparing to jump from their window and assisted with catching the two children and helping the mother down.



(Portland, OR)  --  Amtrak service between Portland and Seattle is disrupted due to a landslide.  Amtrak says it plans to provide buses to shuttle Cascades passengers between the two cities until tomorrow morning.  Customers can also go to Amtrak-dot-com for ticket refunds. 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly crashing a stolen yacht into the banks of the Columbia River.  Police say 20-year-old Travis Wagner ran the boat aground near the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Washington yesterday and then took off running.  Police caught up with him and arrested him.  The yacht had been reported stolen earlier yesterday morning.



(Gresham, OR)  --  Two teenagers are facing charges in connection to a murder and robbery in Gresham on New Year's Eve.  Police say a SWAT team arrested 18-year-olds Zion Evans and Jacob Cadle at a home on Monday.  They're accused of shooting 23-year-old Joshua Cermack and 19-year-old Christian Stai near Northeast 188th and Irving Court on the night on December 31st.  Cermack was killed in the shooting, while Stai suffered life-threatening injuries.  Both Evans and Cadle are facing charges of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.



(Gresham, OR)  --  A 26-year-old man is facing multiple charges after crashing into and killing an eleven-year-old boy in Gresham.  Police say the child was in a crosswalk at Southeast 5th Street and Hogan Road near Dexter McCarty Middle School yesterday morning when Garrett Berquist allegedly ran a red light and struck him with his car.  Police say Berquist was on medication that impaired his driving.  He's facing charges of manslaughter, DUII and reckless driving.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Clark County Fire District 6 is welcoming its first-ever female fire chief.  Kristan Maurer is set to be sworn in as chief today.  Maurer becomes the second woman to ever be sworn in as fire chief in Washington state's history.  She's worked as a firefighter for 17 years.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland's new chief of police is voicing her support for the use of body cameras.  Chief Jami Resch said in a news conference yesterday that she'd like to see the city launch a pilot program to test the use of body cameras by officers.  She added that the city is currently at work on developing a policy for the use of body cameras.  Resch was sworn in on New Year's Eve to replace former Chief Danielle Outlaw, who stepped down to accept the role of Philadelphia's next police commissioner.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland's sobering station is shutting down over staff safety concerns.  Central City Concern said in a statement that they're closing the program because it's become too dangerous for staff members.  The organization says the ongoing opioid crisis is partially to blame.  The Central City Concern Sobering Station has been in operation near Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Couch Street since 1985.  Mayor Ted Wheeler says the city is working on finding a replacement.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two men are facing murder charges in connection to a shooting in southeast Portland.  Police say 19-year-old Christopher Watkins and 20-year-old Timothy Burks are charged with one count of second-degree murder each for the death of DeAndre Dewitt Rouse over the weekend.  Police found Rouse shot to death Saturday morning in the area of Southeast 151st Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.



(Cottage Grove, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a stabbing in Cottage Grove.  Police responded to the 25-hundred block of East Main around 6:30 yesterday morning.  Police say the victim refused medical treatment.  It's not yet clear what led to the stabbing or whether police have identified a suspect.



(Lincoln City, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing 14-year-old girl.  Police say Maryah Sanchez of Toledo was last seen on Saturday.  Investigators believe she could be in the Lincoln City area.  She's described as five-foot-five-inches and 165 pounds with shoulder-length black, curly hair.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a hit-and-run suspect accused of crashing a stolen car in Gresham.  Police say the suspect crashed the car Saturday night near Northeast 223rd Avenue and Glisan Street and then fled the scene on foot.  No injuries were reported.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Astoria, OR)  --  Four Coast Guard crew members are doing okay after their vessel capsized on the Columbia River near Astoria over the weekend.  The 26-foot boat flipped after being hit with a series of heavy wakes Saturday morning.  The vessel listed on its side, sending the crew members into the river.  They were rescued and taken to the hospital for evaluation.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Arraignment is scheduled next week for a Vancouver, Washington woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend's dog during a domestic disturbance.  Police say 29-year-old Renae Lynn Riesen will be arraigned on January 16th on a charge of first-degree animal cruelty related to domestic violence.  Police say she and her boyfriend got into an argument at their home last Tuesday, prompting her boyfriend to leave the home.  He returned to find his seven-year-old French bulldog bleeding heavily from stab wounds.  The dog suffered critical injuries but survived.  Bail has been set at ten-thousand dollars.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a woman accused of attacking a Muslim woman with her own hijab in downtown Portland.  An arrest warrant has been issued for 23-year-old Jasmine Renee Campbell after she failed to show up for a scheduled court hearing on Friday.  Police initially arrested her on December 13th after she allegedly snatched the hijab off of a Portland State University student and used it to try to choke her.  She then allegedly stripped down to rub the hijab on her genitals and breasts.  She faces charges of attempted strangulation, harassment, criminal mischief and committing a hate crime.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of shattering a window at a Portland Fire and Rescue station.  Fire officials say the suspect was caught on surveillance camera repeatedly hitting a window at Station 21 with a bottle until it shattered Saturday afternoon.  Fire officials say there have been several break-ins at and around the station recently.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is hospitalized after being hit by a car while using an electric mobility scooter in Forest Grove.  Police say the 64-year-old man was riding his scooter across the street against the signal Saturday when a driver struck him.  He was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Police say the driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the shooting death of a man in southeast Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau says the man was shot around 5 o'clock Saturday morning in the area of Southeast 151st Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.  The man was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Portland, OR)  --  Three people are facing charges after allegedly getting caught with drugs and firearms during a traffic stop in Portland.  Police arrested Lathaniel Patterson, Antonio Cabine and Dennis Wilson following a traffic stop early yesterday morning near Northeast 162nd and Burnside Street.  Police say a search of the vehicle turned up a bindle of cocaine and multiple guns.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish has passed away following a battle with stomach cancer.  Fish's office says he died peacefully in his home yesterday, surrounded by loved ones.  He was 61-years-old.  Fish announced his resignation just three days ago on Tuesday, citing health issues.  He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2017.  Fish served on the Portland City Council for eleven years and headed up the Portland Parks & Recreation Department and the Bureau of Environmental Services.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that injured one person in southeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened yesterday afternoon in the Mill Park neighborhood.  The victim was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Gresham, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was killed in a New Year's Eve shooting in Gresham.  Police say 23-year-old Portland resident Joshua Cermack was shot and killed around 8:15 Tuesday night near Northeast 188th Avenue and Irving Court.  Another victim was injured and is expected to survive.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Portland, OR)  --  More people moved to Oregon last year than almost any other state.  That's according to a new study by United Van Lines, which says Oregon was the second-most popular moving destination in 2019.  Idaho was the most popular moving destination.  Rounding out the top five most popular destinations are Arizona in third place, South Carolina in fourth place and Washington state in fifth.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Bail is set at 750-thousand dollars for a 25-year-old man accused of murdering a Vancouver transgender teenager.  David Bogdanov pled not guilty to second-degree murder in court yesterday.  He's accused of killing 18-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen in June after she told him she'd been born male.  Prosecutors filed a motion on Tuesday to have the murder considered a hate crime.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is hospitalized after being hit by a car while walking in southeast Portland.  Police say the victim was walking along Southeast Division Street at Southeast 148th Avenue yesterday morning when a driver crashed into them.  Police say the driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting outside his home in Hillsboro.  The Hillsboro Police Department says an officer shot and killed 69-year-old Stanley Hayes outside his condominium off Northeast Edgeway Drive early yesterday morning.  Police responded to the home on reports of an armed man and say there was gunfire coming out of the condo for half an hour before Hayes stepped out of the building holding a rifle and a handgun.  Police opened fire, killing him.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Happy Valley, OR)  --  A man is charged with DUII after allegedly crashing his vehicle into a medical center in Happy Valley.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Pablo Favian Rodriguez had a blood-alcohol content of point-one-two when he crashed into the Mt. Scott Professional Center Medical Plaza Wednesday morning.  He and his passenger then allegedly walked away from the crash.  Police tracked them down close to the crash scene and detained them.



(Newport, OR)  --  A Newport man is facing multiple charges in connection to the death of his girlfriend in October.  A Lincoln County grand jury indicted 27-year-old Ryan Gaskins on Tuesday on charges of murder, assault and strangulation for the death of 34-year-old Alexandra Prezioso.  Family members reported her missing in October after finding her home ransacked.  Responding officers found her dead inside the home.  Police identified Gaskins as a person of interest in her death earlier this month.



(Portland, OR)  --  A homicide investigation is ongoing into the shooting death of a man in northwest Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau says 42-year-old Anthony Higginbotham died in a hospital yesterday after being shot Monday near Northwest Broadway and Northwest Flanders Street.  Another person was injured in the shooting.  Police have arrested 46-year-old Curtis Harris in connection to the shooting.



(Undated)  --  A California woman is suing Marriott, claiming she was discriminated against because of her race before checking into her Portland hotel room.  Felicia Gonzales filed a lawsuit Monday against the hotel giant alleging the front desk clerk at the Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center told her that all guests had to sign a "no party policy."  According to reports, Gonzales later learned that "protocol" was false after witnessing white guests check-in after her without signing the form.  The 51-year-old is seeking 300-thousand dollars for embarrassment, frustration, humiliation and "feelings of racial stigmatization."  A Marriott spokesman said the company doesn't comment on pending lawsuits.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a woman accused of crashing into an Oregon State Trooper's patrol car in Banks has turned herself in.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Aubri Jenkins turned herself in to police last night.  Police were conducting a welfare check on Jenkins Sunday morning after receiving reports of a driver slumped over behind the wheel at an intersection in rural Banks when she allegedly threw her car into reverse, crashing into a patrol car before speeding off.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into an officer-involved shooting in Hillsboro.  The Washington County Major Crimes team says the shooting happened around 2:45 this morning on Northeast Edgeway Drive near Summer Falls Street.  It's not yet clear what led to the shooting.  Police say no officers were injured.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are investigating more than half a dozen New Year's Day shootings in the Portland area.  The Portland Police Bureau says they responded to seven separate shootings early yesterday morning.  A total of four people were injured in the shootings.  Police don't believe any of the shootings were connected.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing a DUII charge after allegedly crashing her car into an apartment in southeast Portland.  Police say 44-year-old Chelsea Ryann Amos of Sandy was speeding yesterday morning when she veered off the roadway and crashed into the apartment unit's bedroom.  Police say a family was inside the home at the time of the crash, but none of them were injured.  The crash broke a pipe in the apartment, causing the unit to flood.  Amos was treated for injuries and then taken into police custody.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing charges after allegedly opening fire on her cellphone, sending a bullet through her neighbor's wall.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Rosemarie Ancharski was inside her condo in the North Bethany Neighborhood just after midnight on New Year's Day when she picked up a gun and shot her phone.  The bullet went through her phone and into her neighbor's unit.  The neighbor was at home at the time of the shooting but was not injured.  Police say it's not clear why Ancharski decided to shoot her cellphone.


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