Hwy 221 Closed South Of Dayton Due To Crash.

OR 221 (Salem-Dayton Highway) is closed eight miles south of Dayton following a truck rollover crash. A detour has been set up using Fairview Road. This could be a lengthy closure for the recovery of the truck and the cleanup of spilled diesel fuel. Travelers should avoid the area, use an alternative route or expect delays.

Dispatch time: 5:18pm

Thinking About Fireworks? Read This Good Advice From The Oregon State Fire Marshal.

Legal fireworks go on sale in Oregon this year beginning June 23rd, and the Oregon State Fire Marshal has answers to commonly asked questions.   (It may help you avoid a $2,500 fine for illegal fireworks possession or use, too.)

What type of fireworks can I use in Oregon?
Retail: A permit from our office is not required to use Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also sometimes referred to as retail fireworks. Commonly known Oregon consumer legal fireworks are fountains, flitter sparklers, and ground spinners just to name a few.
Limited: 1.4g products, also known as consumer fireworks in the fireworks industry, may be used in Oregon only with a valid permit issued by our office. Common 1.4g fireworks are bottle rockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, and certain aerial fireworks. For more information on the permitting process, visit our website at https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx.

Where can I purchase Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also called retail fireworks?
They can be purchased at an Oregon permitted retail fireworks sales location during the retail fireworks sale dates of June 23 through July 6. For approved locations, visit our website at https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks-Retail-Permits.aspx.

When can I use Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also called retail fireworks?
Under Oregon law, the Office of State Fire Marshal has no regulations on when you can use retail fireworks purchased during the retail fireworks sale dates of June 23 through July 6; however, you need to check with local government for any local regulations.

Where can I use Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also called retail fireworks?
You can use Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also called retail fireworks where fireworks, are not prohibited.
Some prohibited locations are Oregon State beaches, parks, campgrounds, and State and Federal forest lands. You may also want to check for any local regulations. For more information visit their websites.
Oregon State Parks: https://oregonstateparks.org
Oregon Department of Forestry: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/index.aspx
Bureau of Land Management: https://www.blm.gov/oregon-washington
U.S. Forest Service: https://www.fs.fed.us

Can I bring fireworks to Oregon from another state?
No, fireworks must be purchased from an Oregon permitted retail fireworks sales location.

Can I use fireworks that fly in the air?
Fireworks that fly in the air, explode or behave in an uncontrolled and unpredictable manner are not allowed to be used in Oregon without the proper permit issued by our office. A limited fireworks display permit would allow you to use 1.4g fireworks, commonly known as bottle rockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, and certain aerial fireworks. For more information on the permitting process, visit our website at https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx.

Can I use sky lanterns in Oregon?
No, the law prohibits the use of sky lanterns in Oregon at all times.

Can I use fireworks at a private event?
Retail: You can use Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also called retail fireworks where fireworks, are not prohibited.
Some prohibited locations are Oregon State beaches, parks, campgrounds, and State and Federal forest lands. You may also want to check for any local regulations. For more information visit their websites.
Oregon State Parks: https://oregonstateparks.org
Oregon Department of Forestry: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/index.aspx
Bureau of Land Management: https://www.blm.gov/oregon-washington
U.S. Forest Service: https://www.fs.fed.us
Limited: Yes, you can, if you have completed the permitting process for a limited display permit allowing you to have a fireworks display using 1.4g also known as consumer fireworks in the fireworks industry. Common 1.4g fireworks are bottle rockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, and certain aerial fireworks. For more information on the permitting process, visit our website at, https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx.​

Firew​orks and the Impacts of COVID-19 in Oregon
Are legal fireworks going to be for sale in Oregon during the sale period (June 23-July 6) this summer? 
OSFM has been receiving and processing applications for retail sales of consumer fireworks, therefore we anticipate residents will see Oregon consumer legal fireworks for sale this year.
Will the state’s rules and other measures implemented by local governments prevent organized fireworks displays?
Check with your local jurisdiction for updates on organized fireworks displays. Gov. Brown’s plan for reopening Oregon bans large gatherings such as conventions, festivals, and major concerts and live audience sporting events through September.
Can a local jurisdiction ban the sale and/or use of legal fireworks? 
There could be local restrictions in place. Always check with your local city, county, and other local authorities jurisdictions before using any fireworks.
Why are the sale and use of legal fireworks being allowed as the state addresses COVID-19?
Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order​ to stay home and save lives does not specifically ban the sale and use of legal fireworks in Oregon due to COVID-19. Oregon law provides for the regulation of fireworks at the local community level since that is where they are sold and used. Check with your local authorities if any restrictions are in place before buying or using fireworks.
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What can happen if I get caught using fireworks in prohibited areas?
Under Oregon law, officials may seize fireworks and you maybe charge with a class B misdemeanor, which could result in a fine of up to $2,500 per violation and a civil penalty up to $500.

Can I be held liable for damage and costs incurred in suppressing fires caused by use of fireworks, by myself or my child?
Yes, those who misuse fireworks or allow fireworks to cause damage may be held liable and required to pay fire suppression costs or other damage. For more information, visit our website at https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx.
https://www.oregon.gov/osp/Docs/ParentBookEnglish.pdf

How can I report illegal fireworks usage?
Do Not Call 911 unless it’s an Emergency!
You can report illegal usage of fireworks by calling the non-emergency dispatch telephone number of your local law enforcement agency. Under Oregon law they are authorized to enforce the fireworks laws in Oregon.
Oregon Fireworks laws and rules: https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx#one

MCSO Arrests Suspects In Alabama Mass Shooting.

On June 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office,  together with members from the Marion County SWAT team, initiated a traffic stop on a Silver/Grey Dodge Charger with Alabama license plate in Stayton. Inside the vehicle they located two men wanted for murder in Alabama.

On June 19, 2020, arrest warrants had been issued for Frederic Rogers, 22, and John Legg, 19, for the offense of Capitol Murder related to a mass shooting in Valhermoso Springs, near Huntsville, Alabama.

Rogers and Legg were taken into custody, without incident, and lodged at the Marion County Jail. They are currently awaiting extradition back to Alabama.

MCSO would like to thank the local FBI office and Aumsville PD for their assistance with the safe capture of these two fugitives from Alabama.

Election Season Opens While Appointments and Resignations Make Changes to Local Government.

Election season opened for local and city positions on June 3rd and citizens interested in running for public office can now file their declarations of candidacy.  Each City and local entity has different procedures for filing for office, so it’s best to contact the Elections Official in the jurisdiction.    The last day to file for public office in Marion County is August 25, 2020.

St. Paul

Mayor Martin Waldo and Council President Mike Dolan’s are up for re-election as their terms expire December 31, 2020.  One other Council position that is currently vacant will be filled at the November election, as well.  No filing fee is required.

At the June 10th Council meeting, Ethan Smith was appointed to fill a Council vacancy and Lily Schott was appointed to the Planning Commission.

St. Paul’s Budget Committee only has 1 remaining citizen member following the abrupt resignations of Scott and Diana Wise at the beginning of a Budget Committee meeting earlier last week.  Normally, the Committee would have 5 citizen members who are appointed by the City Council.   The Council has not yet indicated how or when it will fill the positions by appointment.

Donald

Mayor Brad Oxenford and Councilors Sheryl Glenn, Gloria Nicholson, and Rod Scott all have terms ending December 31, 2020.  The Mayor’s term of office is two years, and four years for Councilors.  There is no filing fee.

Aurora

Mayor Brian Asher and Councilors Mercedes Rhoden-Feely and Tom Heitmanek terms end December 31, 2020. The Mayor’s term of office is two years, and four years for Councilors.  There is no filing fee, but the City Charter requires 15 valid signatures from registered voters. Candidates are advised to collect more signatures than are required in order to meet the qualifications.

Gervais 

 

After 14 years as Mayor, Shanti Platt has decided not to seek another term. Her position, and 3 Councilor positions are open. Councilors Michael Gregory, Micky Wagner, and Balthazar Gonzalez are expiring, as well. Election packets are available at City Hall.

Commentary: “Contact Tracers” Will Be Fanning Out In Counties Authorized To Re-Open. BIG Brother Is Alive And Well In The Age Of Coronavirus.

Re-opening under Governor Brown’s plan has tradeoffs, including the deployment of a small army of Orwellian “contact tracers” who will gather information about you.

Consider that once collected, the information will likely be subject to retention for a number of years under Oregon Public Records Laws.

How this information might be used, stored, or available beyond the prevention of disease is yet to be fully answered, and Civil libertarians and the Courts are sure to become involved. 

https://www.wweek.com/news/2020/05/20/reopening-oregon-depends-on-a-detective-squad-tracing-where-contagious-people-have-been/

WOODBURN POLICE ARREST TWO STOLEN VEHICLE SUSPECTS IN TWO Days.

Press Release from Woodburn PD:

SUSPECT 1

Friday, April 10,  – Woodburn, OR – On April 9, 2020, Woodburn Police Department (WPD) Officers  observed a driver in a stolen Ford F-250 driving erratically and at a high rate of speed through residential areas of Woodburn. Prior to officers attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed in the 300 block of S. Front Street  at approximately 08:30 a.m.

The stolen vehicle was located and abandoned a few minutes later at the intersection of Brown Street and Tulip Avenue.  Bystanders and witnesses reported seeing the driver flee on foot, running eastbound towards a greenway area near Hermanson Street and Deer Run Road.  Bystanders and witnesses also reported seeing  the suspect taking off layers of  clothing.

A short while later  WPD Officers located the suspect, identified as Jorge Maldonado (Age 30), near Hawley Street and Wilson Street. When Maldonado refused to obey police commands and resisted officer’s attempts to place him into handcuffs, a Conducted Energy Weapon was deployed. The Conducted Energy Weapon had little effect and Maldonado attempted to remove the  probes.  Officers were able to handcuff Maldonado as he continued to resist arrest.

Prior to this incident, Maldonado had caution coded warrants for his arrest and  fought with officers in two separate incidents in 2019.

Maldonado was arrested on charges of Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief I, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude, Resisting Arrest as well as bench warrants for Interfering with a Peace Officer x 2, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Mischief II. He was transported and lodged at the Marion County Jail.

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SUSPECT 2

Friday, April 10,  – Woodburn, OR  – On April 10, 2020 at approximately 11:00 a.m., WPD Officers attempted to contact Rene Ortega (Age 27) while he was walking on foot at the 600 block of Young Street in Woodburn. WPD had probable cause to arrest Ortega for several charges related to previous stolen vehicles cases. Ortega attempted to flee on foot when contacted by police and was arrested without further incident after a brief foot pursuit at the rear of a nearby apartment complex.

Ortega had been suspected in a recent rash of stolen vehicle reports in the Woodburn and surrounding areas. Ortega was arrested on the following charges: Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle x 7, Attempt to Elude x 2, Reckless Driving, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Theft I, Escape III and a Probation Violation warrant. Ortega was transported and lodged at the Marion County Jail.

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Silverton PD, Gervais PD and Hubbard PD, were contacted involving their respective cases and Ortega was also arrested with related stolen vehicle crimes from their jurisdictions. Please contact their respective agencies for details of their charges and cases.

These cases are not related.

Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Coordination Center Releases Advisory To All Oregon Residents Tonight.

Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Coordination Center – Joint Information Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 9, 2020

Media contacts:
Bobbi Doan, Public Information Officer, Joint Information Center, 503-373-7872
Chris Havel, Joint Information Center, 503-931-2590

Message from the outdoors to Oregonians: stay home for now

Sunny, warm weather typically sends Oregonians out in droves to their favorite outdoor recreational destinations. However, the message from state leaders, health care workers, and those on the front lines responding to the COVID-19 outbreak is: please continue to stay home to save lives … even when it’s sunny.

State parks, many federal trailheads, and all private and public recreational campgrounds are closed to prevent people from congregating and to protect the staff that maintain these areas. Some local parks are still open, but physical distance of at least six feet needs to be maintained to stay safe. Whether indoors or outdoors, the virus can still be easily passed from person to person, even if individuals are not showing symptoms.

All non-essential travel (such as for boating, hunting, or fishing) should be short and minimal, if at all. Oregonians who do not live at the beach should not travel there; most public access points are closed. Minimizing travel will lessen the chance of spreading COVID-19, especially to rural communities that do not have the hospital capacity to treat an influx of patients from other parts of the state.

Visiting a closed area poses a danger to the visitor, the limited park staff, and the area itself. Parking and restrooms are closed and trash collection has been suspended. Parking illegally may result in a citation or your vehicle being towed.

For now, the best way to get outside while keeping yourself and others safe is to stick close to home:

  • Backyard picnics on the lawn or patio with those in your immediate household
  • Walks or jogs in your neighborhood while maintaining physical distance
  • Gardening, washing your car, or just soaking up the sunshine in your yard

It is crucial for the health and safety of Oregonians to follow Governor Brown’s directive to stay home in order to save lives. The most recent trend show that, if Oregonians maintain current social distancing measures, the state will slow the spread significantly and help Oregon hospitals meet demand. Now is a critical time to stay the course so we can continue this progress.

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Recreation links:

National Parks:https://www.nps.gov/state/or/index.htm

US Forest Service:https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r6/home/?cid=fseprd716206

US Bureau of Land Management:https://www.blm.gov/oregon-washington/covid-access-restrictions

US Army Corps of Engineers:https://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/

US Fish and Wildlife Service:https://www.fws.gov/home/state-by-state-closures.html

Oregon State Parks:https://bit.ly/OPRD-covid

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife:https://myodfw.com/COVID-19

Oregon Department of Forestry:https://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/COVID-19.aspx

Oregon Recreation and Parks Association:https://www.orpa.org/page/covid19

Idaho Power parks:https://www.idahopower.com/community-recreation/recreation/

Portland General Electric parks:https://www.pge.com/recreation