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Police dog helps with arrest of ex-boyfriend

(Information from: KATU-TV,

CORNELIUS, Ore. (AP) — Cornelius Police arrested a man on various charges with the help of a police K-9.

KATU-TV reports that a woman flagged down a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy Saturday night, reporting her ex-boyfriend damaged her car and threatened her.

As she spoke with the deputy, the suspect drove by and the deputy gave chase. Daniel Lozano of Forest Grove refused to stop and led deputies on a chase.

Deputies eventually used a PIT maneuver to stop Lozano. He refused to get out of his car and was eventually bitten by a Hillsboro Police K-9.

Lozano was treated at a hospital and released. He was charged with attempting to elude an officer, reckless endangering, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and reckless driving. More charges are possible.



25-year-old man found dead in car; Portland suspect arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the slaying of a man who was found dead in a car in Portland.

Police had responded Saturday night after someone reported that they were the victim of a drive-by shooting. Arriving officers initially did not find a victim, but police say a tipster led them to the vehicle where 25-year-old Richard Ochoa was found dead.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has determined Ochoa died from a single stab wound.

Police have arrested Kelby Blaine Jake for investigation of murder. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Police say the suspect and the victim knew each other.

It’s unclear what led to the man’s death.


240 pot plants seized from Beaverton home

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington County homeowner has been cited for unlawful marijuana possession after authorities seized 240 marijuana plants from his backyard.

Sheriff’s deputies had been following up on a complaint when they responded to the Beaverton residence Sunday. Tuyen Ngo was cooperative and allowed the deputies to search his home.

Deputy Mark Povolny says most of the marijuana plants were seized but Ngo was able to keep four plants, as allowed under Oregon’s recreational marijuana law.

The 60-year-old homeowner told KPTV gardening is his hobby and he was unaware of the limits on pot growing.


Man arrested after firing shots at mobile home park

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man is in custody after firing shots at police and others at a Eugene mobile home park.

Just after 3 a.m. Sunday, Eugene Police responded to a call about shots being fired and a man calling for help at a mobile home park in West Eugene.

When police arrived, more shots were fired, included some that appeared to be aimed at the officers.

The SWAT team arrived and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office brought in armored vehicles.

They made contact with the shooter and convinced him to surrender. He was taken into custody. His name and charges were expected to be released at a later time.

Police searched the mobile home and did not find anyone who was injured.


Man arrested on firearms charge after gang fight in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 25-year-old man was arrested on firearms charges after Portland police responded to a fight involving a dozen gang members.

Police officers and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the gang fight at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday. It occurred in downtown Portland.

A suspect brandished a firearm in full view of the officers, and then took off running. He threw the gun in a parking lot as he fled.

Officers caught the suspect and took him into custody.

Police say Darius Pierre Traver was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on firearms charges. He’s scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.


Coast Guard rescues woman in Depoe Bay

DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued a woman who had fallen in the water at the Depoe Bay Bar entrance.

The Coast Guard station in North Bend received a call at about noon Saturday from Lincoln County dispatch about a person seen in the water near the entrance to Depoe Bay.

A boat crew and Dolphin helicopter crew responded and located the woman. They used a heaving line to reach her and bring her on board.

She was taken back to the station and transferred to emergency medical personnel, who took her to the Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City.

It was not immediately clear how the woman fell into the bay.


Coast Guard rescues kayaker in Coos Bay

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Coast Guard crews rescued a 58-year-old kayaker from Sunset Bay in Coos Bay.

A life boat crew and rescue swimmer from a Dolphin helicopter retrieved and transported kayaker Evan Merrell on Saturday.

The Coast Guard first received a report at about 3:30 p.m. from local dispatch saying a kayaker was struggling and yelling for help.

The air crew spotted Merrell in the water. He was clinging to his kayak after falling out while fishing.

A rescue swimmer was lowered into the water and stayed with Merrell until the boat crew arrived.

The boat crew pulled Merrell aboard and he was treated for hypothermia.

The weather was clear with 12-mph winds, and an air temperature of 65 F. The water temperature was 57 F.


Cape Kiwanda rock formation collapses

(Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive,

CLOVERDALE, Ore. (AP) — The sandstone rock formation at Cape Kiwanda always looked like it was teetering on the edge of collapse, but this week it finally came down.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the sandstone formation at the Oregon coast park collapsed this week. State park officials don’t believe it was destroyed by people.

The sandstone pedestal was popular among visitors, who often climbed it for pictures. It was located in a part of the park that is technically off-limits, after six people died on the nearby cliffs over the last two years.

Parks spokesman Chris Havel says there’s a good reason the area is fenced off. He says it might look safe, but sandstone can give out without warning.



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