CRIME & SAFETY
Portland Bar Stabbing Suspect Arrested
An incident at a bar in Southwest Portland took a violent turn late Friday, ending in a stabbing that left one person seriously injured. A suspect, Aaron J Calhoun, was apprehended shortly after just five blocks away from the bar. Calhoun, a 29-year-old resident of Oregon City, is now in police custody.
'Crash detection' alert leads deputies to deadly crash in Happy Valley
HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. — The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly crash. Deputies got a “crash detection” alert from an iPhone early Saturday morning. They responded to the location and found a vehicle flipped on its top. The passenger, 21-year-old Giovanny Avila, from The...
Canby youth football coach accused of ‘fondling’ teen girl
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Canby youth football coach was arraigned Monday on two charges of first-degree sex abuse, officials announced. Sean Boyd, 41, is accused of “fondling” a 13-year-old girl in Wasco County last month. He was indicted by a grand jury on Aug. 30. “Boyd...
Families of women found dead in 4-month span in Portland metro hold fundraiser in their names
HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. (KPTV) - On Saturday, families of four missing women who were found dead earlier this year gathered for an end-of-summer community barbecue fundraiser at Happy Valley Park. In a span of four months, six women were found dead earlier this year in different areas of the Portland...
Local Woman Receives 12-Year Sentence for Attempted Murder of Clackamas County Deputies
Felisha Marie Cunningham, 34, was sentenced to over 12 years in prison after admitting to two counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree. The case stems from a shooting incident on February 14, 2023, involving three deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. Cunningham's guilty plea was accepted by Judge Katherine Weber in a Clackamas County Courthouse, resulting in a 150-month sentence, without any provisions for early release or sentence reduction.
Families, friends of murdered women seek answers
Diana Allen, Ariel Hamby and Melissa Smith are bound by tragedy but connected with a fighting spirit. Allen is the mother of Charity Perry. Hamby is the sister of Joanna Speaks and Smith is the mother of Kristin Smith — all of whom were found dead within three months of each other in cases that may be connected. Kristin Smith was 22 when her body was found in a field...
State rep denounces political violence against Clackamas County Democratic Party
The Clackamas County Democratic Party headquarters was vandalized a second time, leaving the building riddled with bullet holes. This follows a previous incident last month where a window was shattered. All of us deserve to feel safe in our communities — no matter our political party. We must denounce violence in all its forms, and I strongly condemn these acts of vandalism. In a democracy, you show up and debate your case. You voice your concerns and opinions. You work to build consensus and community. You don’t cowardly hide behind acts of terror. We will not be intimidated. My commitment to House District 40 is to foster a community where we all feel safe. I call on leaders across parties to join us so that these disturbing and undemocratic attacks come to an end. State Rep. Annessa Hartman, D-Oregon City/Gladstone, was elected to the Oregon Legislature in 2022 after serving on the Gladstone City Council.
A 21-year-old young man goes missing and he was last seen at a gas station in Aurora, Oregon
In a somber turn of events, the relentless quest of a mother, Laura Stanton, to find her son, Miles Stanton, has come to a heartbreaking conclusion. Despite the waves of support and countless search efforts, the vibrant 21-year-old who had recently embarked on a new journey in Oregon was tragically found deceased. Miles was last seen alive at a gas station in Aurora, Oregon, on October 20, 2022, a detail that instigated an intense search spearheaded by his determined mother.
3-vehicle crash near Wilsonville stalls I-5 traffic, seriously injures 1
A three-vehicle I-5 crash two miles south of Wilsonville has left one person seriously injured, according to the Oregon State Police.
West Linn Police Log: A former cop's 'spidey senses' prompt call to police
9/8/23 9:02 a.m. A resident on Failing Street said their neighbors were building a fence which they believed was too tall according to city code. 9/8/23 9:14 a.m. A man reported three cars were parked on Carriage Way. 9/8/23 12:14 p.m. Police took a call about a traffic accident. 9/8/23 6:24 p.m. Police were called...
Brick shatters window of Democratic Building
On the night of Aug. 30 along Main Street, Oregon City, an unknown suspect threw a brick through the window of the Clackamas County Democratic headquarters. Sami Edge reported on the incident for the Oregonian. “It shattered a full wall-sized window right in front of cutouts of presidents Barack Obama...
Suspected Arson at Clackamas County Building Triggers Asbestos Alert
Early Saturday morning, first responders from the Clackamas Fire Department responded to a fire at a commercial building on Southeast Otty Road. The fire appeared to have been set intentionally in the building's northeast corner. The Clackamas County Development Agency owns the building, previously used by Miles Fiberglass and Composites, and it was scheduled for demolition following previous fires. Due to potential risk of airborne asbestos and fiberglass, a 'Shelter in Place' alert was issued.
Oregon man awarded $10.5M in Mt. Hood Skibowl lawsuit accused in DUII crash that killed woman
The man awarded $10.5 million in court last year after he was paralyzed while mountain biking down the slopes of Mount Hood faces a manslaughter charge in Clackamas County for allegedly killing a woman in a drunken crash. Court documents accuse Gabriel B. Owens of mixing alcohol and painkillers when...
Fire at Happy Valley fiberglass warehouse most likely set intentionally, investigators say
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore — A large fire that broke out at Miles Fiberglass on Otty Road early Saturday morning was set intentionally, Clackamas Fire officials said. The update came during a townhall meeting Sunday evening. Clackamas Fire District #1 Fire Marshal Sean Olsen said the building's previous history and...
Public Service Calls
MOLALLA POLICE Aug 28 Traffic stops: 2 8:10 a.m.: Fire department assist on East Heintz Street 8:43 a.m.: Agency assist on Frances Street 9:43 a.m.:...
Search Intensifies for Burglary Suspect in Clackamas County
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is pursuing a burglary suspect near Sherwood. The burglary incident occurred on Tuesday in an unincorporated part of Clackamas County. Details from a witness, one of the two females in the home during the burglary, have helped establish the suspect's profile.
Motorcylist killed in crash with semi-truck in Aurora
AURORA, Ore. — A motorcyclist was killed in an early-morning collision with a semi-truck Thursday morning, says the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The MCSO arrived on the scene of a reported two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Arndt Road NE and Bents Road NE, Aurora shortly before 3:30 a.m.
Driver who rammed 12 cars in Oregon City is sentenced to 90 days in jail
Oregon City resident Ashley Backenstos said she was just trying to meet family for dinner at the Southridge Shopping Center when a drunken driver tore through the parking lot, ramming 12 cars and putting pedestrians like Backenstos in mortal danger.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash, Property Damage, and Missing Teen in Oregon City
This week in Oregon City, Oregon, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a fatal two-vehicle crash resulting in manslaughter charges and DUII for the driver, a driver who rammed 12 cars in a parking lot and had his license permanently revoked, and a 14-year-old girl who went missing after running away from home.
Clackamas Fire puts out blaze destroying car lot, three apartments
Clackamas Fire crews put out a two-alarm blaze that destroyed three apartments after receiving calls about a fire in arborvitae between buildings that quickly spread to a car lot on the other side of the bushes. The fire on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard and Jennings Avenue filled the sky with smoke after the bushes caught fire, then apparently caused some of the car lot's gas tanks to explode. Officials said the fire was under control around 5:39 p.m. ...