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DAVID HARLYN WRIGHT

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DCSO JAILVIEWER 819.300 - POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE 164.135 - UNAUTHORIZED USE MOTOR VEHICLE 164.365 - CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 1ST DEG

Juvenile Charged with Murder in Milana Li Homicide Case

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Beaverton Police Dept.   On May 10th around 2:54 PM officers from the Beaverton Police Department responded to Westside Linear Park near the intersection of SW Barrows Rd. and SW Horizon Blvd. on the report of suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival Beaverton police officers discovered the body of 13-year-old Milana Li in a small stream. On May 11th the Oregon State Medical Examiner ruled Li’s death a homicide.  Investigators received dozens of investigative tips from community members and followed up on many leads.  This morning, May 20, 2022 a juvenile was charged with Murder in the First Degree in Washington County Juvenile Court for the death of Milana Li. Due to juvenile confidentiality laws we are unable to disclose further details. 

Suspect in multiple Clackamas County thefts sentenced

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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office On Wednesday, May 18, 38-year-old Israel Fonseca pled guilty in the thefts of multiple vehicles and vehicle parts in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties between 2017 and 2019. He was sentenced to 10 years in custody at the Oregon Department of Corrections. Mr. Fonesca committed many of his thefts near SE Sunnyside Road and 82nd Avenue in unincorporated Clackamas County. He also targeted vehicles in Wilsonville -- at one point breaking into a vehicle and stealing a companion animal, which was later found abandoned in Woodburn. He had a specific M.O., frequently targeting newer-model Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac trucks and SUVs with custom or aftermarket wheels and parking next to them in rented vehicles to commit his thefts. In 2018, the Sheriff's Office launched a series of targeted patrols and an in-depth investigation (including forensic analysis of surveillance videos) in an attempt to ID Fonseca. Fonseca remained unidentified as the suspect in

GRESHAM POLICE INVESTIGATE YESTERDAY'S SHOOTING AS HOMICIDE

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Gresham Police Dept Gresham, Ore.—Just before 7:00 p.m. yesterday, Gresham Police responded to reports of a shooting in the 19000 block of SE Yamhill St. When officers arrived, they located Leonard Eugene Madden of Gresham suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Madden, 55, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where he later died.  This morning, the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Madden’s death Homicide by gunfire.  Gresham detectives and other members of the East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team were called to the scene and are leading the investigation. At this early stage of the investigation, the identity of any suspect(s) or what led to the shooting has yet to be determined. If you have information about this homicide and have not yet talked to police, please call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503.618.2719 or toll-free at 1.888.989.3505. No other information is available at this time.

Lightening Strikes Tree in Canby

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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Just before 2 p.m. on Thursday (May 19), deputies responded to an unusual welfare check: Lightning had just struck a large tree near Canby -- exploding the tree and sending debris flying all over. The 911 caller wanted to make sure everyone at the address was okay. Deputies responded, taking these remarkable photos of the dramatic aftermath. Fortunately, no one was injured. The National Weather Service offers some helpful lightning information and safety tips here:  https://www.weather.gov/safety/lightning

Grants Pass Man Arrested for Rape of Teenaged Juvenile, Tampering with Witness

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Jackson County Sheriff's Office JCSO Case 22-1370 GOLD HILL, Ore. – United States Marshals from the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF) arrested a Grants Pass man last night for the rape of a teenaged juvenile in Gold Hill. The suspect, Trenton Scott Newman, 34, of Grants Pass, was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, felony public indecency, and tampering with a witness. His bail is set at $500,000. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives determined Newman met his underaged victim at a local church and sexually assaulted her mid-March in the backseat of a car on the 1900 block of McDonough Road in Gold Hill. Detectives are asking anyone with information related to the suspect or this investigation to call the JCSO Tip Line at (541) 774-8333 and reference case 22-1370. The case is still under investigation and will be prosecuted by the Jackson County District Attorney’s office. PNVOTF includes personnel

Street Crimes Unit arrest: firearms and suspected fentanyl (11,000 pills)

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Eugene Police Department   From March 2022, several members of the Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit began to get information regarding significant quantities of drugs and some firearms being at a residence in the 27000 block of Royal.    During an investigation, SCU determined the residents, Joe Anthony Harker, age 38, and Shayla Kay Lawray Bennett, age 27, were involved, and applied for a search warrant, which was granted by a judge. This was served on May 17 and due to the possibility of firearms being present, the operation included members of EPD’s SCU, Oregon State Police and SCU K9 drug detection units, Special Investigations Unit, Drone Team, and Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.). Harker had left his residence and after a traffic stop was taken into custody without incident by SWAT. During the search warrant service operation, SCU recovered more than six pounds of methamphetamine, more than one pound of heroin, approximately 11, 000 suspected fentanyl pills (to be test

NICKOLAS JOHN KAISERSHOT

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DCSO JAILVIEWER 164.365 - CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 1ST DEG 144.350 - PAROLE VIOLATION                   Mugshot from previous arrest 

FATAL CRASH ON MIAMI FOLEY ROAD-TILLAMOOK COUNTY

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Oregon State Police On Tuesday May 17, 2022 at approximately 11:00AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Miami Foley Road near New Miami River Rd.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a southbound black Honda 500 motorcycle, operated by Adam Taylor (26) of Warrenton, on Miami Foley Road crossed into the northbound lane, colliding with a Ford F55, operated by Jose Hernandez (32) of Portland. Speed and motorcycle inexperience are being investigated as contributing factors to the collision.  Taylor sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Hernandez sustained minor injuries. A passenger in the Ford 55, Rosalio Herrera Morelos (54) of Vancouver, WA, was uninjured.   Miami Foley Road was closed for several hours following the crash.  OSP was assisted by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Garibaldi Fire, Tillamook Ambulance, and Tillamook County Public Works.

TRAVIS LEE BLONDELL

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DCSO JAILVIEWER 813.010A - DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS DUII 033.045 - CONTEMPT OF COURT 000.999 - AGENCY HOLD - FEL 811.540.3.A - ATTEMPT TO ELUDE POLICE OFFICER - VEHICLE OFFENSE 811.140 - RECKLESS DRIVING               Mugshot from previous arrest 

HIT AND RUN INVESTIGATION

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Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office On 05/17/2022 at approximately 9:00 PM law enforcement responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash near the intersection of Fruitdale Drive and Alexander Lane. The pedestrian victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.  The suspect vehicle left the scene heading outbound towards Rogue River. It is believed to be a 2008-2011 Kia Soul, silver in color with significant damage to the left/driver’s side. The vehicle should be missing a driver’s side mirror with additional damage to the front bumper and left fender.  Included is a stock photo similar to the suspect vehicle however not the actual vehicle.  Please contact the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office at 541-474-5123 with any information. 

Grants Pass Woman Arrested For Meth

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Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) On Tuesday, May 17, detectives with the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) arrested 42 year old Jessica Shoesmith of Grants Pass on drug related charges.     Shoesmith was stopped by a Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy on Canyon Creek Road near I-5 in Canyonville, at approximately 12:45 PM.  DINT detectives were also in the area, and contacted Shoesmith during the stop.  Drug detection K-9 “Trapper” checked the exterior of the vehicle and he alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from inside.     A search of the vehicle revealed approximately ½ pound of suspected methamphetamine.  Shoesmith was arrested, and lodged at the Douglas County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession, Manufacturing, and Attempted Delivery of Methamphetamine.  

Structure fire on New Hope Road Josephine County

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Rural Metro Fire - Josephine County 5/17/22, 18:06 hrs. (NEW HOPE) -- A kitchen fire mobilized a large firefighting response to the 6200 block of New Hope Road this evening.  First-arriving units from Rural Metro Fire found a well-involved kitchen, with heavy smoke filling the house.  With assistance from a Grants Pass Fire crew, the fire was controlled and a search was conducted to confirm the absence of any occupants.   It was confirmed the occupants were not home, but firefighters did located 13 out of 14 known cats that had been recently taken in as "rescues".  Many were kittens, and nearly all suffered from severe smoke inhalation.  Firefighters, along with medics from AMR-Josephine County, worked to revive the cats as they were brought out to the front yard.  Medical oxygen was delivered using specially designed masks for pets, and as a result a single 2-day-old kitten began showing signs of life.  Unfortunately the others did not survive. A Rural Metro Firefighter rush

UPDATE: BODY POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AS MISSING PERSON

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Washington Co. Sheriff's Office On Friday, May 13, 2022, the vehicle of the missing person, 77-year-old Ralph Brown, was located in the Willamette River, near Roger’s Landing Boat Ramp in Yamhill County. Investigators found human remains in the vehicle after removing it from the river. A Yamhill County Deputy Medical Examiner was at the scene to conduct their investigation but could not immediately identify the remains. Today, May 17, 2022, a Deputy State Medical Examiner confirmed the remains located in the vehicle were Ralph Brown. Investigators say there were no signs of foul play. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who helped in the efforts to search for Ralph Brown, including Adventures With Purpose, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Newberg Police Department, Seaside Police Department, Molalla Police Department, Oregon State Police, Oregon Office of Emergency Management Search and

MAN ARRESTED AFTER INDECENT ACTS

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Portland Police Bureau The Portland Police Bureau is seeking additional victims of a man arrested after committing indecent public acts in the Sunnyside and Laurelhurst Neighborhoods. On the morning of April 1, 2022, a woman was out walking her dog in the area of Southeast 35thAvenue and Southeast Stark Street when a man in a silver Volkswagen pulled up beside her. The man appeared to be trying to get her attention. The woman walked toward the car believing the man needed some assistance. When the woman got up to the car, she noticed the man's pants were down, and he was masturbating. The startled woman was able to get the vehicle's license plate number before fleeing the area. The officer who took this report recalled similar calls the previous day in which people did not necessarily want to make official reports, but were concerned enough to ask officers to search the area to discourage such behavior. Although there were no reports, the officer was able to find dispatch histo

BOMB THREAT SUSPECT ARRESTED IN GRANTS PASS

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Grants Pass Police Department Grants Pass, Ore. - Over the weekend, the Grants Pass Police Department received information about a possible bomb threat targeting the Grants Pass area. Detectives assumed the investigation and determined that 19-year-old Erik Pederson had made the threats. Erik Pederson was apprehended by police on May 16, 2022. During the investigation and apprehension of Erik Pederson, detectives also discovered other incidents that resulted in a search warrant being granted for Erik Pederson’s residence. Inside the residence police located evidence of animal abuse, chemicals, recipes for destructive devices, and equipment necessary for creating destructive devices.  Erik Pederson was arrested and lodged at the Josephine County Jail. The charges against Erik Pederson include Menacing, Strangulation, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Aggravated Animal Abuse in the First Degree (4 counts), and Attempted Manufacture of a Destructive Device.  There is no ongoing threat to the comm

JESSICA E SHOESMITH

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DCSO JAILVIEWER 475.894 - UP OF METHAMPHETAMINE 475.886 - UM OF METHAMPHETAMINE 161.405 - ATT TO COMMIT A CLASS B FELONY

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR TOM TURNER

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Lane Co. Sheriff's Office A memorial service is planned for Tom Turner on Tuesday, June 14 th , 2022.  Tom passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at his home with family by his side. Tom served the citizens of Lane County as a public safety officer for over 40 years.  He started his career as a Lane County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Florence area in the early 1980’s.  He began employment with the Eugene Police Department shortly thereafter, where he continued to serve for over 20 years.  In 2006, Tom returned to the Sheriff’s Office where he went on to become the Lane County Sheriff.  He retired from the Sheriff’s Office in 2015 and accepted the position of Chief of Police at the Florence Police Department until his passing.  Tom served in a multitude of assignments throughout his career.  These assignments included police patrol, detectives, and SWAT commander.  Tom was an excellent leader and well-known for his cheerful personality.  He was rarely observed without a smile

JESSICA RENEE PULLEN

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DCSO JAILVIEWER 163.208 - ASSAULT PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER 162.315 - RESISTING ARREST

Michael Edgar Bivins, 34, arraigned for arson, bias crimes, other charges

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Multnomah County District Attorney's Office PORTLAND, Oregon – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Michael Edgar Bivins, 34, has been arraigned on 11 charges including one count of Arson in the First Degree, five counts of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and five counts of Bias Crime in the Second Degree.  The charges stem from incidents between April 30, 2022, and May 4, 2022. The incidents are as follows:  On April 30, Bivins allegedly smashed a large plate glass window at Shir Tikvah on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. The crime was captured on video surveillance. The estimated cost to replace the window exceeds $1,000.  On May 1, Bivins allegedly broke a window at Everybody Eats PDX, a Black-owned business, on Northwest 10th Avenue. The estimated cost to replace the window is approximately $1,800.  On May 2, Bivins allegedly vandalized the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue on Northwest Flanders Street by spray painting the words “Die Juden” o