Update | Baby, Car Located | Oregon

0224 Hours PST

Portland (Multnomah County), Oregon

Earlier this morning on December 17, 2016, a vehicle was stolen with an infant inside.

The vehicle and the baby have been located as of 0215 PST.  Medical aid was rolling for the baby and officers were no longer needed to located the 2015 Kia Rio sedan.  Condition of the baby was unknown.

 

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Tactics 

Person of interest was seen in the area when Officers were searching for the vehicle.

See Something? Say Something.

If you see this vehicle, do not approach – call 9-1-1.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Update | Police Conducting Grid Search | Oregon

0125 Hours PST

Portland (Multnomah County), Oregon

Earlier this morning on December 17, 2016, a vehicle was stolen with an infant inside.

The vehicle is described as a Cherry Red 2015 Kia Rio with Plate #329 HXP.  There are several stickers on the rear of the vehicle:

  • Uber and Lyft
  • Mother-to-Be
  • Daddy-o

It has not been reported if it is a Hatchback or sedan.  Here are two examples of what the vehicle may look like.  Note: These are not the images of the stolen vehicle.

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Tactics 

Approximately 30 Police Officers are now conducting a grid search to search for the car and the infant.  A possible sighting of the vehicle may have been seen but has been ruled out as the vehicle.

Additional resources are being brought into the area.

See Something? Say Something.

If you see this vehicle, do not approach – call 9-1-1.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

#Breaking | Stolen Vehicle Carrying Infant Inside | Oregon

0100 Hours PST

Portland (Multnomah County), Oregon

Earlier this morning on December 17, 2016, a vehicle carrying an infant was stolen and Patrols are being pulled from various districts to make this a priority to search for the stolen vehicle and missing child.

The vehicle is described as a Red 2015 Kia Rio with Plate #329 HXP.  There are several stickers on the rear of the vehicle:

  • Uber and Lyft
  • Mother-to-Be
  • Daddy-o

It has not been reported if it is a Hatchback or sedan.  Here are two examples of what the vehicle may look like.  Note: These are not the images of the stolen vehicle.

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We will provide updates as info is received from our sources tonight or in the morning.

If you see this vehicle, do not approach – call 9-1-1.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Winter Storm Slams Portions of WA, OR | Update 1

Updated 7:00 PM PST

Incident Summary

A Winter storm is currently blasting SE Washington in the Vancouver area and parts of Portland and Willamette, Oregon.

Currently, Portland Police are reporting tow trucks getting stuck city-wide and are advising drivers if you do not have to go out, to stay home.

Cars and trucks have been reportedly sliding off the roadways into ditches, hitting each other and causing 1st Responders to put their own lives at risk to rescue them.

Stay off the roads!

Police are also checking on the homeless in tents in attempts to get them get into a safe and warm shelter.

Current Conditions

Various sources are reporting at least 3 inches have accumulated in the Portland area with more to come.

EB I-84 to SB 205 are now closed with two semi-truck crashes.  The roadway is completely closed but NB on 205 is currently open.

WB I-84 is now closed due to a jack-knife semi.

Portland Area Traffic Cams

  

    

Vancouver, Washington Traffic Cams

   I-5: SR-14

Looking Through The Eyes of Social Media

“Worst P.M./evening commute in 7 years in . That was surprise storm Dec. 2009.” – Media

“Chains required for semi-trucks, vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight of 10K+ or towing area highways/freeways.” – ODOT

Credit: ODOT

“Traffic is gridlocked all over the area. Avoid driving if you can.” – ODOT

“Major winter storm pounding much of .” – Twitter User

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

Oregon’s Top 5 Scanner Feeds of the Hour | 8pm PDT

Portland Police & Multnomah County Sheriff Office. http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/20613

  • 97 listeners.
  • Portland Police Central/North/East Dispatch, Multnomah Sheriff Dispatch

Jackson County Police and Fire – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/7238

  • 69 listeners
  • Medford Police(New Digital P25), JCSO Primary, Medford Fire & Jackson Country Fire, Oregon State Police(South)

OR State Police, Douglas County Fire and SAR – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/19114

  • 60 listeners
  • Sheriff and fire of Douglas county are included in this feed. A list of frequencies and codes are conveniently placed in feed details. More information at Radio Reference.

Washington County Fire and EMS – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/1102

  • 35 listeners
  • Washington County, Oregon (west of Portland). Agencies include Banks, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, TVF&R, WCFD2, and Metro West. TVF&R serves Beaverton, Durham, King City, Rivergrove, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, and Wilsonville

Coos County Police, Fire and EMS – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/19041

  • 31 listeners

 

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Boil Water Order Issued for Portlanders in Oregon

Portland, OR | On May 23, 2014, the State of Oregon Health Authority issued a Boil Water Order, due to testing positive for E. coli in several water samples in multiple locations over a three-day period.

A routine samples of water tested positive for bacteria at the outlet of Reservoir 5 on Mount Tabor came back positive for total coliform and E. coli on May 23, 2014.

Additional routine samples from the outlet of Reservoir 1 at Mount Tabor on May 20 and at SE 2nd and Salmon on May 21, were also positive for total coliform and E. coli.

Follow-up samples collected from Reservoir 1 and SE 2nd Ave and Salmon St. were negative for total coliform and E. coli .

“While we believe at this time that the potential health risk is relatively small, we take any contamination seriously and are taking every precaution to protect public health,” said Portland Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff. 

 

In consultation with health officials, there is a potential public health risk as a result of the detections.

Total coliforms and E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water is contaminated with human or animal wastes.

The bacteria found were E.coli. The presence of these bacteria in drinking water indicates fecal contamination. Water that tests positive for these bacteria may contain potentially pathogenic organisms and would be risky to drink without first boiling for one minute.

This Order affects customers with Portland Water Bureau and all Regional Water Providers, essentially inconveniencing up to a million people according to various sources.

During an order, all water used in food preparation/cooking, drinking, brushing teeth and ice should be boiled at least one minute.  Any un-boiled water after May 20th should be discarded.

Have questions about the Boil Water Order?  You can contact the Health Department directly at 503-823-7770, or go to their link at www.portlandoregon.gov/water/boilwaternotice/address.

Other additional Water Providers affected:

  • Burlington Water District
  • City of Gresham (North of I-84)
  • Lake Grove Water District
  • Lorna Portland Water
  • Palatine Hill Water District
  • Rockwood Water District
  • Tigard Water Service Area (including Durham, King City and Bull Mountain)
  • Valley View Water District
  • West Slope Water District 

The Portland Water Bureau collects approximately 240 routine bacterial samples per month throughout the system. The test to determine the presence of bacteria takes about 18 hours. It is not unusual for one of these samples to test positive for bacteria. Samples to confirm possible contamination are collected immediately after an initial detection of the presence of bacteria in drinking water. Once the detection has been confirmed, public health officials recommend that the public boil all tap water before consuming.

Contamination can occur when there is a loss of water pressure, a pipe breaks, or conditions that expose drinking water to outside elements. The Portland Water Bureau is performing a full investigation to identify the cause of the contamination.

However, it is not always possible to make an exact determination.

A new water sample is scheduled for 1000 hours this morning.

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Mounted Patrol Unit Relocating Horses Due to Building Safety Concern

The Portland Police Bureau has received information from the Bureau of General Services and the Portland Development Commission (PDC) concerning evolving structural problems of the Centennial Mills building located at 1362 Northwest Naito Parkway.

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The Portland Police Bureau’s Mounted Patrol Unit has been housed inside the Centennial Mills building since 2001, and a specific area of concern is the location where the horses are stalled.

The Mounted Patrol Unit is ever vigilant for the safety of the horses and personnel who work in the building and therefore has decided to move the horses to an offsite location until we can be assured the safety of the building. The horses have been moved and are housed at Narnia Farms in Aurora, Oregon, approximately 22 miles away from the MPU Facility.

The Mounted Patrol Unit will continue to operate out of the Centennial Mills location, although the horses will be trailered in each day for work. The Police Bureau is working with PDC to assess the future stability of the location and their plan to address the structural problems and safety concerns.

The Mounted Patrol Unit was established in 1979, and currently has 8 horses, 4 officers, 3 non-sworn staff and 1 sergeant assigned to the unit.

In an average month the officers on horses contact about 1,800 citizens, primarily in the Downtown core and Old Town areas. In addition to its primary patrol function, the unit is also available to participate in special events and crowd control details throughout the City of Portland.

To learn more about the Mounted Patrol Unit, visithttp://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/250328

You can follow the Mounted Patrol Unit on Twitter at @PPBMPU or visit the Facebook page for the Friends of the Mounted Patrol,https://www.facebook.com/saveportlandsmountedpatrol

Media Relations:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Peter.Simpson@portlandoregon.gov
Desk: 503-823-0830
Pager: 503-790-1779
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204

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