CRIME & SAFETY
Motorcyclist killed in Thanksgiving crash on Marquam Bridge identified
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police Tuesday identified a motorcyclist killed in a crash on the Marquam Bridge on Thanksgiving. The crash happened at about 9:45 a.m. and forced the closure of the lower deck of the bridge, the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, for several hours. Brady Roy Wehage,...
Man who attacked naked bike riders in Portland sentenced to prison
PORTLAND, Ore. — A man who attacked a group of cyclists during a naked bike ride in June was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney's office. Nine cyclists were riding near Northwest 19th Avenue and Flanders Street on June 3...
Oregon City Woman Found Dead in Clark County was Murdered in Portland, Police Say
Investigation into the death of an Oregon City resident, Joanna Speaks, takes a turn as Portland Police reveal she was likely killed in Portland before being moved to Clark County. Family members express hope for justice as the case progresses.
Gresham Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Hit-and-Run Suspect and Vehicle
Gresham Police are searching for a suspect and vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident that critically injured a 72-year-old pedestrian. The collision happened at SE Stark Street and 192 Avenue, and the vehicle left the scene quickly. Despite immediate medical care, the victim is still critical at a local trauma hospital.
One dead after motorcyclist crashes into school bus, says Washington County Sheriff's Office
TUALATIN, Ore. — A motorcyclist was killed Monday morning in a crash with a school bus, says the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The incident was first reported around 7:25 a.m. at SW 65th Ave. & SW Prosperity Park in Tualatin. The WCSO confirmed the collision and said an air...
Stolen Delivery Truck of Family Business Recovered with Some Holiday Merchandise
In a heartwarming turn of events, a family-owned business recovers their stolen delivery truck, along with some of the holiday cheer inside. The truck, vital to their operations, was found near Troutdale, bringing hope to the family amidst a challenging holiday season.
Local Resident Luke Gentry Arrested for Stabbing Incident on NE Hogan Drive
Gresham Police have arrested a suspect related to a stabbing incident. The incident took place on November 22. Officers were called to NE Hogan Drive and NE 19th Street just before 4:00 pm. A victim with stab wounds was taken to a local hospital and remains in critical condition.
'These things cannot be taken back': Man who fatally shot Hazelwood father in 2022 sentenced to 20 years
MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — A man arrested by Portland police in 2022 for fatally shooting another man in the Hazelwood neighborhood has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney's office. On Nov. 13, 2022, around 1:30 a.m., Portland police responded to a...
Oregon Deputies Help Rescue Injured Mountain Climber
On Saturday Nov. 25, deputies from the Clackamas County (Oregon) Sheriff’s Office helped rescue a mountain climber who had fallen on Mt. Hood. The 36-year old woman from Portland was descending the popular South Side route on Mt. Hood when she slipped, fell several hundred feet, and was injured, the sheriff’s office reports.
Local Resident Thomas Tibball Sentenced to 20 Years for Fatal Shooting on SE 122nd Avenue
Thomas Nathaniel Tibball, 25, received a 20-year prison sentence for the murder of Brian W. Logan, 52, in 2022. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the sentencing. The incident took place on November 13, 2022, when Portland Police responded to a shooting near an apartment complex on SE 122nd Avenue and Burnside. Logan was found with a gunshot wound and later died from his injuries.
Woman accused of firing gun at Portland International Airport appears in Mult. Co. court
PORTLAND, Ore. — The woman accused of firing a gun inside the Portland International Airport was in court in Multnomah County on Monday. Laura Patterson is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder. According to court documents, Patterson, who is from Washington State but has family in Texas and in...
Police seek suspect in Hogan Road shooting
The Gresham Police Department is seeking information and witnesses to a shooting that took place Sunday night, Nov. 26, in the 800 block of Northeast Hogan Road. Officers responded to a 911 call from a person who had heard gunfire and was flagged down by a victim with a gunshot wound around 10:45 p.m. When officers arrived, they assisted that victim by applying a tourniquet. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and is expected to fully recover. If you have information about the shooting, call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503-618-2719, or submit a tip with Crimestoppers of Oregon at crimestoppersoforegon.com.
Federal prosecutors: Industrial levels of fentanyl flowing through Oregon
(The Center Square) - Large amounts of fentanyl are flowing through Oregon, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Oregon recently revealed. The Office recently informed the public of two high-scale fentanyl trafficking operations that law enforcement foiled. In one, it charged 20-year-old Portland resident Jothan Paul Barrios-Chable with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. In this case, southern Oregon law enforcement caught him transporting over 100 pounds of...
Gresham Police Department Offers Holiday Safety Advice to Local Residents
As the holiday season nears, the Gresham Police Department is encouraging the community to stay alert and safe. Police Chief Travis Gullberg stressed the need for awareness during this busy period. He offered several safety tips to help avoid common holiday crimes.
Shooting at Gresham Hookah Lounge Leaves One Injured
A shooting at a Gresham hookah lounge leaves at least one injured. The incident, which occurred after a fight between multiple individuals, led to a flurry of gunfire. Despite finding numerous shell casings, police struggle with a lack of cooperative witnesses.
Weekly Safety Report: Armed Robbery and Online Child Exploitation in Tigard, Oregon
Two incidents occurred in Tigard, Oregon this week. In the first incident, a man was found guilty of an armed robbery at a pawn shop. He entered the shop with an accomplice, brandished a firearm, and demanded cash from the workers. In the second incident, a man living out of a van in Tigard was charged with sexually explicit online communication with a minor. He used social media to communicate with an 11-year-old child and attempted to arrange a meet-up. The man was arrested by Portland Police and the FBI.
Oregon Teenager Faces Federal Charges in Fentanyl Trafficking Case
An 18-year-old drug trafficker from Gladstone, Oregon, is now facing federal charges after being caught transporting multiple packages of powdered fentanyl. Cristhian Martinez, who has ties to a recent fatal overdose case, was apprehended by investigators who also discovered a fentanyl manufacturing and distribution operation in his apartment. The case sheds light on the persistent issue of fentanyl-related drug trafficking and its severe consequences.
West Linn police officer dies in sudden medical incident
A 26-year-old West Linn police officer died Sunday, Nov. 19 in a sudden medical event, according to a department announcement made Nov. 20. Ethan Cordry joined the West Linn Police Department in April 2022, graduated from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training later that year and completed his field training in February 2023. Prior to joining WLPD, Cordry worked for two years as a corrections officer with...
Dangerous driver taken into custody at Glendoveer’s 14th hole
Fore — a dangerous driver only made it to the 14th hole of Glendoveer public golf course before he was taken into custody Saturday afternoon, Nov. 18. The great fairway escape began in the midst of the latest multiagency Stolen Vehicle Operation, which focused on making a dent in auto crimes by recovering stolen vehicles. During that mission, police attempted to stop the driver of a stolen Toyota Tacoma pickup truck near Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 133rd Avenue. That driver sped away recklessly, eventually...
Gresham Police Seek Local Help in NE Hogan Road Stabbing Investigation
Gresham Police are asking for public help in investigating a stabbing incident at NE Hogan Road and NE 19th Street. The incident happened on November 22, just before 3:45 p.m. The victim received immediate care from the police before medical responders arrived. The victim was then taken to a hospital with severe injuries.