CRIME & SAFETY
16-year-old shot dies in Yamhill County
A 16-year-old died from gunshot wounds in Yamhill County on Monday, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the teenager was shot several times and was found wounded in a very rural area on the border of wine country on Russell Creek Road between Goodrich Road and Highway 47.
Teen boy identified as victim in Yamhill County shooting
Officials say the person who was shot and killed in rural Yamhill on Monday was a 16-year-old boy from Polk County.
Pedestrian killed in Monday night crash at NE Cornell Road, Hillsboro
HILLSBORO, Ore. — Hillsboro Police says one pedestrian was killed in a crash Monday night. At approximately 8:00 p.m., Hillsboro Police officers responded to a crash at NE Cornell Road and NE Orenco Station Parkway. Officials say medical personnel arrived on the scene and attempted life-saving measures; however, the...
Deadly crash in Hillsboro closes part of Northeast Orenco Station Parkway
HILLSBORO, Ore. — Police closed Northeast Orenco Station Parkway in both directions between Cornell Road and Cherry Drive after a deadly crash Monday night. A KATU crew observed what appeared to be a pedestrian dead at the scene, as well as police investigating a car with a cracked windshield and smashed front end.
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...
Police find box truck that was stolen from Dayton family business
DAYTON, Oregon — A small family business in Dayton thought they were out thousands of dollars after someone stole their delivery truck. The truck had been parked outside Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, its interior filled with holiday decorations supposed to be delivered to dozens of customers. The...
Tragic Repeat: Fatal Accident on Old Dixie Highway 91 Sparks Safety Concerns
In a sorrowful repeat of misfortune on Old Dixie Highway 91, a passerby made a grim discovery of a capsized pickup truck with a deceased occupant in a ravine off the roadway. The incident took place near the Shivwits Reservation, about five and a half miles southeast of the Shivwits Convenience Store. Authorities are delving into the investigation, with the vehicle having plunged 20 feet below the highway at mile marker 12. The cause of the accident and the timeline remain unknown, as the area is known for its dangerous blind curves.
Cornelius man accused of 2022 manslaughter acquitted on all charges
A Cornelius man accused of shooting and killing another man early last year has been acquitted in Washington County Circuit Court. Christopher Salter, 46, was charged with first-degree manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon following the shooting death of 63-year-old Gumercindo Gonzalez Jr. in March 2022. The bench trial — in which the verdict was handed down by Washington County Circuit Judge Andrew R. Erwin rather than a jury,...
Weekly Safety Report: Hit-and-Run Incident and Inflatable Hamburger Mishap in Yamhill County, Oregon
Two incidents occurred in Yamhill County, Oregon this week. In the first incident, a McMinnville man was allegedly hit multiple times by a woman driving an SUV, resulting in a fractured hip. The woman then fled the scene without stopping. In the second incident, a large inflatable hamburger broke loose from a Burger King in Newberg and rolled through a parking lot due to strong winds. No injuries were reported in this incident.
Washington County Sheriff's Office struggles with jail capacity amid staff shortage
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced a critical need to fill around 75 positions after the agency reduced jail capacity and updated some booking conditions to adapt to staffing troubles. The Sheriff’s Office claims it is facing a “critical challenge” maintaining full jail capacity, noting the recent staffing shortage reduced the number of beds available in Washington County Jail. Washington County says in recent years, the number of job applications has not kept pace with retirements and departures. Currently, the jail has 41 open deputy positions, reducing jail capacity by 34%, or from 57 beds to 388 beds, officials said. “We can only have a jail as large as the staff we have to support that operation,” said Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett. Read the full story on the website of KOIN 6 News, the Pamplin Media Group’s news partner.
Attack of the Giant Whopper [VIDEO]
“Hold the pickle. Hold the lettuce…” At this Burger King, they don’t hold anything. They let their Whopper fly free!. It was a quite but blustery day in Newberg, Oregon. The last thing anyone was expecting was…an attack by A GIANT HAMBURGER!. Back on November 11th,...
Nov. 25 public safety round-up
Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 21 - Angelica Maria Acevedo, 36, of Dundee, was arrested on a warrant from Yamhill County Circuit Court for criminal driving while suspended or revoked. Bail was set at $5,000 and the case remains open. Nov. 22 ...
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...
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.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash, Train Collision, Wrong-Way Driver in Hillsboro, Oregon
Two fatal incidents and one non-fatal incident occurred in Hillsboro, Oregon this week. The first incident involved a two-vehicle crash on Highway 26, resulting in the death of a 23-year-old Hillsboro resident and a 77-year-old Warrenton resident. The second incident involved a collision between a MAX Blue line train and a pickup truck, causing minor damage but no injuries. The third incident involved the arrest of a wrong-way driver on Highway 26 after multiple reports of a white Mini Cooper traveling in the wrong direction.
VIDEO: Giant, inflatable Whopper goes rogue, rolls through Newberg
An inflatable Whopper the size of a single-car garage went bowling through the streets of Newberg earlier this month after breaking free of its ties at a local Burger King.
Eight displaced, none injured in morning Cedar Mill apartment fire
No injuries were reported after a Monday morning apartment fire in Cedar Mill. Around 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue was dispatched to fire in a two-story apartment building in the 12300 block of Northwest Barnes Road. Firefighters arrived to find "significant fire coming from the back side of the building," according to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. The blaze was upgraded to a two-alarm fire,...
Nov. 23 sheriff's office outstanding warrants
Anyone with information on these individuals may call the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office or its detectives, or the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. The Sheriff’s Office Crime Information tip line is 800-577-1707. Newberg police can be reached at 503538-8321, and Yamhill County detectives can be reached at 503-434-7508. Feb. 8. Nov. 2 Joel Phillips, 31, is wanted on for failure to appear (FTA) on a charge of failure to register as a...
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...
Drunk driver traveled wrong way on Hwy 26 at 90 MPH: Officials
Washington County deputies arrested a man early Tuesday morning who was driving the wrong way on Hwy 26 and nearly caused a head-on collision, officials said.