1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say they’ve caught up with a convicted bank robber they’ve been hunting since they allege he threatened a university guard, robbed a bank and carjacked a vehicle. Sgt. Pete Simpson said officers and a K-9 unit arrested 54-year-old David Chilton late Tuesday night at a Fred Meyer supermarket. Simpson says no one was threatened or hurt in the store. Store security guards reported a man with a revolver entering the store earlier in the evening.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A fire department spokesman says an 18-month-old Washington County, Ore., girl is fortunate to have suffered what appear to be only minor injuries in a two-story tumble out a window. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue spokesman Brian Barker said yesterday the toddler climbed up to the window and leaned against the screen just after her mother had turned away. The child landed on bark dust and pavement. Medics took her to a hospital for evaluation because of the height of the fall.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – There weren’t many actual bystanders when a young man grabbed a young woman’s smartphone in downtown Portland and ran off. Not only the victim but others nearby gave chase, yelling at the man to stop and soon knocking him down. Lt. Robert King says when two officers responded to a disturbance call Monday they found a group of about 12 people in a circle around a man on the ground. Police arrested 18-year-old Tyler Edward Adams for investigation of third-degree robbery.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The owner of a Grants Pass bicycle shop has become the first registered medical marijuana grower in Oregon convicted of federal charges since the U.S. attorney’s office began a crackdown on abusers of the state law. Oregon U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall said yesterday the jury saw through Jason Nelson’s claims that he was growing medicine for sick people. A judge ordered him held until sentencing this August. The jury in the case also found his house should be seized.


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