CRIME & SAFETY
Portland police investigating possible serial killer victim
A homicide case out of Clark County associated possibly linked to a local serial killer has been transferred to the jurisdiction of the Portland Police Bureau. Joanna K. Speaks, 32, is one of five young women whose bodies were found within three months earlier this year in the greater Portland area. Investigators previously announced that the other four have been linked to a single person of interest. Speaks’ case has now been transferred to a law enforcement agency investigating one of the other cases. ...
1 person shot, killed in rural Yamhill County: Officials
A person was shot and killed on Monday in a rural area of Yamhill, officials announced.
West Linn-Wilsonville School District bus crashes with motorcycle Monday morning
A motorcycle rider died Monday morning, Nov. 27 following a crash involving a West Linn-Wilsonville School District bus in Tualatin. According to a Washington County Sheriff’s Office press release, the crash, which took place around 7:15 a.m. near 65th Avenue and Prosperity Park Road, is still under investigation. Notifications have been sent to the families of the two children on the bus, the press release stated. The children and the bus driver were not injured. Further details on the crash had not been released as of press time.
Police say woman found dead in Clark County was killed in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Police Bureau has now taken over an investigation involving a woman who was found dead in rural Clark County earlier this year. Investigators believe that Joanna Speaks, 32, was killed in Portland before being moved to that location. Authorities said previously that Speaks' body...
Body found floating in Willamette River near St. Johns Bridge
PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - On Monday afternoon, human remains were found floating in the Willamette River just south of Cathedral Park. According to Rick Graves with Portland Fire-Rescue, the Portland Police Bureau was taking over the investigation with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office helping. This is a developing story....
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.
Hiker Rescued After Falling Several Hundred Feet on Mt. Hood
• A hiker fell several hundred feet on Mt. Hood and sustained injuries. • Portland Mountain Rescue witnessed the fall and called 911. • Multiple rescue teams, including Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, assisted in the rescue.
Mother IDs son, 50, fatally shot on SE Portland porch; ‘He was my baby’
A Centennial neighborhood woman identified her 50-year-old son, James “Jamie” Mack, as the person fatally shot Saturday night on their front porch in Southeast Portland. Alice Nimz, 73, said she was inside her home off Southeast 154th Avenue and Powell Boulevard when she heard her son arguing with another man outside shortly after 10 p.m. Worried the men’s voices would disturb neighbors, Nimz said she opened her front door and grabbed her son’s arm to pull him inside.
PF&R responds to 3 fires in 30 minutes
PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - Portland Fire & Rescue responded to multiple fires in 30 minutes on Monday evening. Fire crews responded to two homes on fire in southeast Portland in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood with a second alarm fire assignment. At one point, four separate structures were on fire. Within 10...
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.
Firefighters battle Cedar Mill apartment blaze
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue reported firefighters responded to the scene, in SW Portland near the intersection of SW Barnes and 118th.
Police: 2 stabbed in NE Portland, suspect in custody
PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau is investigating a stabbing that happened in the Eliot neighborhood Monday morning. Just before 11 a.m., officers responded to reports of a stabbing in the 3000 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Police say officers arrived to the scene and found two people with injuries. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time.
Oregon man faces federal wire fraud charges for alleged decade-long foreign exchange scheme
PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) — An Oregon man was indicted on federal wire fraud charges, accused of claiming to be a successful foreign exchange currency trader to get millions of dollars in investments over the course of more than a decade. William Bennington, 52, of Portland, Oregon, was charged with...
Thieves Steal Rare Christmas Decorations from Portland Business
Early holiday grinches strike a Portland shop, making off with rare Christmas decorations and trees. The owner, out thousands of dollars, refuses to let the incident dampen the holiday spirit, buoyed by the support from the community.
Suspect Dies from Injuries After Crashing into Police Car During Portland Chase
A high-speed chase involving Portland police and a burglary suspect ends in tragedy. The suspect, driving a stolen vehicle, crashed into a police car after hitting spike strips, resulting in fatal injuries. This marks the 66th traffic-related death in Portland this year.
Crews respond to Hayden Island mobile home fire
Just before 5 p.m. firefighters arrived at Hayden Island Mobile Home Park and found heavy fire burning from inside the home. Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the blaze and the elderly residents were found safe with no injuries reported.
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,...
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...
Accused shoplifter scuffles with Woodstock security guard; arrested
A woman accused of shoplifting from the Woodstock Safeway store by security personnel on Thursday, October 26, reportedly objected to being detained. The store staff called the 9-1-1 Center for assistance at 4:53 p.m., saying that the suspect had made threats to the security staff. Three East Precinct officers were dispatched to the store. Four minutes later the first PPB officer arrived; followed shortly by the other two. One of...
Portland Police Increase Walking Patrols Downtown for Holiday Season to Boost Safety
Experience a safer holiday season in downtown Portland as local police increase their presence with walking patrols. The initiative aims to boost community safety and encourage people to enjoy the festive season downtown. Tune in to learn more about this unique approach.