2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/29/2013 09:29 AM

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute/276
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


MADRAS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a Prineville man has surrendered after learning he was sought on an arrest warrant in a car-motorcycle crash that fatally injured a paramedic. Police said 36-year-old Gerald Green is jailed in Jefferson County on suspicion of criminally negligent homicide stemming from the Aug. 8 crash on Highway 97 south of Madras that took the life of Donald Heckathorn, a paramedic.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – The police chief in Pendleton says officers have captured a man they want to question in the 2012 killing of a woman and an Aug. 9 attack that critically injured another woman. Chief Stuart Roberts told the East Oregonian the man was captured last night in the city convention center after two food service workers recognized him from photos.

GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) – The Coast Guard has rescued two boaters and their dog after their small boat ran aground on Pyramid Rock northwest of Gold Beach. The boaters called for help yesterday afternoon, saying they’d run aground and climbed onto a rock because of the instability of their 22-foot boat. The Coast Guard said a quick rescue was possible because the boaters were prepared and able to communicate in an emergency.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say the convicted bank robber known as the “Where’s Waldo Bandit” for his striped sweater, black-framed glasses and bowl-cut haircut has been arrested. The Oregonian reports that 32-year-old Ryan Homsley was arrested Tuesday night at an Aloha abandoned home after a neighbor called 911. Portland police says Homsley is a suspect in Monday’s robbery of the U.S. Bank branch.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.