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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Multnomah County parole officers have issued an arrest warrant for a sex offender who broke his GPS monitoring bracelet. KGW reports 46-year-old Charles Lisle had been on electronic monitoring since March while on parole for attempted rape and domestic violence convictions.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a customer at a Portland convenience store broke up an attack on the clerk and then followed the suspect until the attacker was arrested. Police say the 64-year-old suspect threatened the clerk with a knife yesterday and forced her into a back room where she was sexually assaulted. KGW reports she escaped when the customer arrived.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A Forest Grove-area man has been arrested on a theft indictment accusing him of swiping an $80,000 trail construction machine and trailer last November from L.L. Stub Stewart State Park. State Police say 67-year-old Donald Goodwin was booked into the Washington County Jail. The machine was recovered and returned to Northwest Trail Alliance.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Salem Fire Department says closing two fire stations will increase response time and reduce service to 2004 levels. The city says it’s closing the stations because of limited property tax revenue and the firefighters’ union refusal to reduce hours. The Statesman Journal reports the city will operate with the same size department it had until 2005.
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