Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Investigation
Date: September 24, 2023Case #: 2023-00058889Incident: Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash InvestigationDate / Time of Incident: Sept. 23, 2023 / 11:42 PM Location: SE 15th Street south of Bear Creek Road, BendDriver: 23-year-old Central Oregon residentDeceased Passenger: 23-year-old Central Oregon residentSecond Passenger: 22-year-old Central Oregon residentA 23-year-old Central Oregon man died in a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of SE 15th Street and Bear Creek Road. The deceased man had bee
Central Precinct Officers Locate and Arrest Stabbing Suspect (Photo)
Central Precinct Officers located and arrested a stabbing suspect attempting to escape after a fight in a bar.
On Friday, September 22, 2023 at 11:56p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a stabbing in a bar in the 200 block of Southwest Yamhill Street. Officers found a victim with serious injuries inside the bar. The officers brought their IFAKs (Individual First Aid Kits) and immediately began administering trauma first aid on the victim, including applying multiple torniquets and chest
UPDATE #2: Suspect Arrested for Murder of Brandon Lockwood (Photo)
A suspect is in custody facing a murder charge related to the August 11th homicide of Brandon Lockwood in the Sunderland Neighborhood.
The Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit investigation led to a suspect, Tyler K. Cashdollar, 27, of Vancouver, Washington. On August 23, 2023, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office presented the case to a Grand Jury, which returned an indictment for Cashdollar for Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm, an
UPDATE: Deceased motorcyclist identified
UPDATE: The deceased motorcyclist has been identified as Ronald Michael Quinn. Date: Sept. 22, 2023Case #: 2023-00058543Incident: Motorcyclist dies in crash on Knott RoadDate / Time of Incident: Sept. 22, 2023 / 9:45 a.m. Location: Knott Road & China Hat Road, BendDriver: 67-year-old Bend residentDeceased: 74-year-old Central Oregon residentA 74-year-old Central Oregon man died Friday after he crashed his motorcycle into another vehicle at the intersection of Knott and China Hat roads in Ben
Community Action Target Team Apprehends Car Thief (Photo)
Released By: Sergeant Jason WallRelease Date: September 21, 2023Location: Bi-Mart, La Pine, ORArrested: Boggs, Jeremy Scott 43-year-old, Yachats, ORCharges: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Unlawful Entry to a Motor Vehicle Narrative:On September 21, 2023, just before 10:00 am the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle from the Bi-Mart parking lot in La Pine. Initial reports detailed the owner was inside Bi-Mar
UPDATE: "Baby Precious" Identified, Suspect Indicted After Cold Case Investigation (Photo)
“Baby Precious,” a newborn infant girl who was found deceased over a decade ago, has been identified, and a suspect has been arrested related to her death.
On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 8:33 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a deceased baby found in a recycling center at 4325 North Commerce Street. The Medical Examiner ruled the baby's death a homicide. Despite significant community outreach by the Portland Police Bureau and Crimestoppers of Oregon, and widespread community
High Desert Museum to Open New Exhibition Wolves: Photography by Ronan Donovan - See intimate wildlife imagery by National Geographic Explorer and photographer Ronan Donovan (Photo)
BEND, OR — Imagine taking an intimate look into the lesser-known lives of wild wolves through the lens of a decorated National Geographic photographer. Set to debut at the High Desert Museum on Saturday, October 21, the travelling exhibition Wolves: Photography by Ronan Donovan offers Museum visitors that remarkable opportunity. The stunning exhibition, created by the National Geographic Society and the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, will feature Donovan’s images and videos
Serial Arsonist Active in NE and SE Portland this morning. (Photo)
Portland Fire seeking help in identifying serial arsonist.This morning, beginning around 3 AM, a series of suspicious fires began with a fire in the Kerns Neighborhood of NE Portland at the corner of NE 28th and NE Sandy Blvd. From this location, approximately 10 fires were ignited as the arsonist moved in a southernly direction with fires occurring in many other neighborhoods ending with a fire in the Hosford-Abernathy Neighborhood at just after 7 AM.The PF&R Fire/Arson Investigations Unit,
Reminder PSA - Burning still closed PSA 9-20-23
Even though the weather is changing, and we are seeing some rain and colder temperatures, the fire danger is still high, outdoor burning is still closed. Fire danger levels have reduced to High from Extreme throughout Central Oregon, but we’re not done with fire season just yet. Warmer, dryer weather will return next week and the potential for wildfires return with those conditions. Multiple large fires still burn without full containment throughout Oregon. Central Oregon fire agencies are worki
Bend Police hosts First Responder Job Fair and Community Event this Saturday
The City of Bend Police Department will host a First Responder Job Fair and Community Event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Riverbend Park in Bend. Learn more about careers in law enforcement and public safety and explore current job openings in local first responder agencies. The following agencies will be in attendance: City of Bend Police Department Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Redmond Police DepartmentCrook County Sheriff’s OfficeMadras Police DepartmentOregon State Poli
UPDATE: Cyclist Killed in Crash in North Portland
The Major Crash Team has concluded their on-scene investigation into this deadly crash, and North Portland Road has been reopened.
The identity of the cyclist will be released after family is notified of their death.
***Original Message Below***
A cyclist has been hit and killed on North Portland Road.
On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at approximately 5:57 a.m., officers responded to reports of a crash on North Portland Road involving a cyclist and vehicle. When officers arrived, t
Umpqua Bank 2023 Business Barometer: Optimism, Expectations for Revenue and Profitability Rise Despite Lingering Economic Concerns (Photo)
Business leaders focused on efficiency, reducing uncertainty, protecting working capital74% focused on digitization to become more efficient60% investing in tools to protect payments systems57% of middle market businesses likely to bring supply chains back to U.S.Cybersecurity surpasses talent issues as a top middle market company concernLAKE OSWEGO, Ore., (September 19, 2023) ― Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Columbia Banking System Inc. (Nasdaq: COLB), today announced the findings of its annual B
OnPoint Community Credit Union Appoints Bob Harding as Chief Commercial Officer (Photo)
Harding will oversee the credit union’s growth in the commercial market PORTLAND, Ore., September 19, 2023—OnPoint Community Credit Union has hired banking and commercial strategy expert Bob Harding as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He joins the Executive Team of Oregon's largest credit union with more than 522,000 members and $8.7 billion in assets. As Chief Commercial Officer, Harding leads OnPoint's commercial lending team, advancing growth in the commercial market wh
**Updated 09-18-23 **Evacuation Notices Issued in Deschutes County Due to the Petes Lake Fire in Lane County (Photo)
**Evacuation Levels Updated for Petes Lake Fire on 09-18-23** Released By: Sergeant Jason WallRelease Date: September 18, 2023UPDATE:Due to increased fire activity and fire spread to the east over the last few days, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is issuing a Level 2 (Be Set) Evacuation notice for the areas around Elk and Lava Lakes. A Level 2 (Be Set) Evacuation notice is issued for the following areas:Areas around Elk, Hosmer, Lava and Little Lave Lakes. This includes areas east of Cas
Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation Awards Community Grants to 54 Local Nonprofits (Photo)
Grants support nonprofits in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Nevada in the areas of financial literacy, college and career preparedness, small business support, affordable housing access, and family services Second cycle of grants issued as part of $20MM philanthropic commitment following transformative merger with Columbia BankLAKE OSWEGO, Ore., (September 18, 2023) — The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization of Umpqua Bank, under its parent company Columbia Ban
Car Crashed Into Bridge Pillar. Major Crash Team Responding (Photo)
On Sunday, September 17, 2023, at 3:09 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct were dispatched to a crash on Southeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, under the Morrison Bridge. Officers arrived to find a car that crashed into a pillar of the Morrison Bridge. Both the driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.
The Major Crash Team (MCT) has responded to the scene and is assuming control of the inves
Major Crash Team Responding to SE 82nd Ave for Pedestrian Fatality
On September 16, 2023 at approximately 9:10 p.m. officers from the East Precinct responded to the intersection of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Crystal Springs Boulevard for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and found a pedestrian with life threatening injuries. The driver of an involved vehicle stayed on scene. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital but later died from their injuries.
The Major Crash Team was activated to begin an investigation. S
Human trafficking mission results in 10 arrests (Photo)
The Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office criminally charged ten men during a joint human trafficking mission in east Multnomah County on September 12th, 2023. The men, ranging from ages 25 to 51, agreed to purchase sex from undercover law enforcement officers posing as trafficked women. One man even agreed to purchase sex from an officer posing as a 15-year-old. Arresting buyers is one way to help reduce the demand to purchase sex in our community and victimization.
East Precinct Arrests Suspect Vandalizing Police Facility (Photo)
A suspect is facing a felony criminal mischief charge after causing significant damage to the Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct this morning.
On Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 12:09a.m., two East Precinct Sergeants heard banging noises from the front doors of the building, at 737 Southeast 106th Avenue. The sergeants found the suspect using a large rock to shatter the glass. The sergeants requested assistance from other officers while simultaneously challenging the suspect. The suspect r
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a fire in the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood (Photo)
Just after 4:00am Portland Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a house on fire. When crews arrived, they found a house with heavy fire conditions coming from the back side of the structure and through the roof on that same side, and quickly went to work getting hose lines in place to make entry and put water on the fire. The house was located down a long, narrow driveway making access difficult for the incoming resources, so the first arriving engine dropped a section of 3” hose at the str