3rd Oregon News Minute

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The real police in Eugene would like to talk
to parents of children who may have been given a teddy bear by a
man suspected of posing as an officer calling himself “Officer Dan
Baker.” Police found a box of the stuffed toy bears in the SUV
used by Daniel Alloway. The 39-year-old Eugene man was arrested
Jan. 26 and is held in the Lane County Jail on charges of criminal
impersonation of a police officer, coercion and menacing. Alloway
works as a security guard and is a member of the Oregon National
Guard with three tours in Iraq.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A young man who has been held in Oregon
State Hospital since he shot a Clackamas County sheriff’s deputy in
2003 may be moved to a residential treatment facility in Pendleton.
The state Psychiatric Security Review Board yesterday decided
24-year-old Nick Teixeira could be released from the mental
hospital if he passes psychiatric evaluations. The shooting forced
Sgt. Damon Coates to retire with permanent disabilities.

GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) – The search resumes today in Curry County
for three missing mushroom pickers in southwest Oregon. Belinda and
Daniel Conne and their 25-year-old son Michael were last seen
Sunday at their campsite on the Rogue River. They did not return to
a camping trailer where they left two dogs. Deputies found their
SUV yesterday off a Forest Service road. Clothing and mushroom
picking gear were found some distance away.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say they used beanbag
rounds and a stun gun to end a standoff with a suicidal woman who
had been holding a 12-inch butcher knife to her throat. KATU-TV
reports that officers fired four beanbag rounds yesterday and used
the stun gun to subdue her. Police say she was not seriously hurt.
Medics removed her in an ambulance.

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