Aurora, OR Crime & Safety

1 person dies in single-car crash in Salem

SALEM, Ore. (KPTV) – The Salem Police Department said one person died in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning. Police said at about 6 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to the 5700 block of Gaffin Road Southeast. They learned a mid-size SUV was traveling eastbound on Gaffin Road when the driver could not negotiate a slight bend in the road. The SUV went off the road and hit a tree.
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Car strikes tent alongside I-205 in SE Portland, killing man inside

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man was killed overnight when a vehicle struck the tent he was in alongside I-205, according to Portland police. The crash was reported around 3:20 a.m. on northbound I-205 at the Southeast Powell Boulevard offramp. Officers arrived to find a crashed Honda sedan "that appeared to have left the roadway" and struck the occupied tent.

Man dies in shooting after being driven to officer on separate call in N Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – The Portland Police Bureau said a man died after being shot and then driven to an officer on an unrelated call on Saturday night. Police said just after 6 p.m. on Saturday, an officer was on a car accident call at North Marine Drive and North Force Avenue when a car pulled up and was told that someone had been shot. The officer saw a man who was seriously hurt. The officer began CPR on the victim to try to save his life. Paramedics arrived and continued lifesaving measures, but the man died at the scene.

1 dead in shooting at Gresham apartment complex

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – The Gresham Police Department said it is investigating a homicide after a person died in a shooting on Saturday afternoon. GPD said it responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Northwest 15th Street. When officers arrived, they found one person who had died.

Car hits, kills man in tent next to I-205 off ramp in SE Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – A man died after a car hit his tent next to I-205 at Southeast Powell Boulevard early Sunday morning. The Portland Police Bureau said just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a crash on I-205 North at the SE Powell Blvd. off ramp. When they arrived, they found a Honda sedan that appeared to have left the road and crashed into an occupied tent. The man inside the tent died.

Car strikes tent, kills man at Portland highway offramp

PORTLAND (AP) — Authorities say a man has been killed after a car struck his tent near an offramp for an interstate highway in Portland. Police said Sunday that a woman driving a Honda sedan left the roadway at an offramp for Interstate 205 and struck the tent occupied by the man.

Letter from the Editor: Public deserves even uncomfortable truths

On Sept. 13, an explosion and vehicle fire rocked a Troutdale neighborhood. On Nov. 19, The Oregonian/OregonLive finally was able to report what had happened. Over those two months, questions lingered, and misinformation likely took hold. Why did it take so long to get the facts?. For journalists, the struggle...

Salvation Army bell ringer robbed, suspect caught

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A man was chased down and caught by deputies in Washington state after allegedly assaulting a Salvation Army bell ringer and fleeing with his donations kettle. Clark County deputies responded just before 8 p.m. Saturday night to a reported robbery at a grocery store in Vancouver and...

Suspect in Colorado church vandalism sought in Portland

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Police say a woman suspected in the vandalism of a cathedral in Colorado is believed to be in the Portland area. The Portland Police Bureau this weekend requested help in locating 26-year-old Madeline Ann Cramer in connection with the October 10 vandalism at the Cathedral Basilica in Denver.