TIERRA DEL MAR, OR - At around 6:30 Sunday evening, personnel with Nestucca Fire & Rescue where dispatched to a report of a paraglider stuck in trees near Sandlake Road in Tierra Del Mar. When personnel arrived, they found the paraglider and its pilot nearly 50 feet up in a group of trees. Members of the Netarts/Oceanside Fire and Rescue's Rope Rescue Team were called in to assist Nestucca Fire with extricating the pilot from the trees.
A rescuer scaled a tree and rigged up a rope system to lower the paraglider pilot down to the ground. After more than 2 hours of hanging 50 feet up in the group of trees, the pilot was finally freed from the trees and was back on the ground. The paraglider pilot was evaluated by medical personnel on scene but was not transport to the hospital.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon’s fatal crash on Highway 30 near Astoria.
On April 22, 2018, at 1:48 PM, OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a two vehicle crash on Highway 30 near milepost 94.
Preliminary investigation revealed a maroon Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Lori COURTWRIGHT, age 43, from Warrenton, was eastbound when for an unknown reason crossed the double yellow centerline into the path of a westbound white Toyota Prius, driven by Douglas MORGAN, age 54, from Astoria. The two vehicles collided nearly head-on.
MORGAN died on scene as a result of the collision and COURTWRIGHT was taken to an air ambulance in Astoria and flown to a Portland area hospital with serious injuries.
Highway 30 was closed for approximately three (3) hours for the investigation. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) provided traffic control and detour information to motorists.
OSP was assisted on scene by John Day/Knappa Volunteer Fire Department, Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office, Astoria Police Department and ODOT.
The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office continues to receive many reports of different types of scams being conducted in our community.
Because it is tax time, the tax scam callers are in full swing! Take extra caution about providing your personal information over the phone to an unknown caller. The IRS does not contact you by phone! Scammers have gotten very sophisticated, including having the ability to modify Caller IDs to appear to be coming from just about any number, including individuals, companies, even the Sheriff’s Office if theywanted to.
Another is an unknown subject calls and identifies as a Deputies or an employee of the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office. Remember, the caller ID may even show a County phone number. They report to the caller that a warrant has been issued or will be issued if a fine is not immediately paid. Please be aware these are not real law enforcement officers.
Family Emergency Impostors Scams. Impostors claim to be friends or family members in distress or having car issues out of state, to trick consumers into wiring money. A recent variation is someone who calls and says they are a relative or calling for a relative that has been arrested and needs money to get bailed out. Again, these are not who they profess to be.
Yet another is a Computer Tech Support Scam. Scammers may call and advise they are from Microsoft and have detected a problem with your computer and offer free “security” scans and may have set up fake websites – all to convince you that your computer is infected. The scammers may contact you via the computer and try to get you on the phone, and then work to convince you there’s a problem.Finally, they ask you to pay them to fix that non-existent problem or ask for your passwords or IDs to get into your computer.
A recent rash of calls have indicated they were from your cellphone carrier or bank, and that your account had been suspended. Once they have you on the phone they ask you for your PIN or password to verify and to reactivate your account. Lt. Gordon McCraw reports he recently received one, “Not only did the caller ID show Customer Service, it was actually AT&T’s Customer Service phone number.”
Finally, never give out your PIN, social security number or your password to an unknown individual that calls you on the phone. Hang up, then look up the actual number of the business, family member, or person that has reported to have called you to verify the information. Another give-away is these scammers ask you to get prepaid debit cards do a wire transfer money into their account.
This is a press release from the Oregon State Police regarding a three vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 101 at milepost Z46 on March 27, 2018.
On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at about 1:30pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a traffic crash on US Highway 101 near milepost Z46, just south of Wheeler.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a green 2001 Ford Explorer, operated by D. Gordon ROGNLIEN, age 83, of Wheeler, was traveling northbound when the vehicle crossed into the southbound lane of travel for an unknown reason on a sharp curve to the right. The vehicle struck a southbound red 2014 GMC Terrain SUV head on. The GMC Terrain was driven by William BURR, age 85, from Garibaldi, and also occupied by Carolyn COLBERT, age 78, from Rockaway Beach. A tan 2016 Buick Enclave, operated by Michael WILKINS, age 64, and also occupied by Sandra WILKINS, age 64, both from Portland, was southbound behind the red GMC Terrain when it was struck by both of the other vehicles after the initial head on collision.
ROGNLIEN, BURR and COLBERT were all transported by ambulance to Tillamook Regional Medical Center. ROGNLIEN and BURR were later transported by ambulance to OHSU for additional treatment. COLBERT was transported by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital.
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 BURR died while he was still being treated at OHSU. On Thursday, April 5, 2018 ROGNLIEN also died while still being treated at OHSU.
US Highway 101 was closed for approximately two hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue, the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, and Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance.
Originally posted 04/05/2016 - Updated 04/06/2018 at 18:35
TILLAMOOK, OR- Shilo Inn in Tillamook had to be evacuated Thursday afternoon when multiple people were exposed a chemical that made them ill.
At around 1:40 pm Fire and medical personnel, along with the police, were dispatched to Shilo inn after several people were exposed to a chemical and then fell ill. The entire Shilo Inn complex was evacuated while fire personnel cleared the buildings of residual chemical. At least 6 people were taken to Tillamook Regional Medical Center for treatment while other were treated on scene. Emergency personnel were on scene for about two and a half hours.
A pest control contractor was on site at Shilo Inn preforming work in one of the building when the incident occurred. Information on the chemical involved in the incident, or the condition of the people taken to the hospital is not known at this time.
Tillamook Fire District was assisted on scene by Tillamook Ambulance, Tillamook City Police, Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Netarts-Oceanside Fire & Rescue and Bay City Fire Department. Personnel from Nestucca Rural Fire & Rescue and Pacific West Ambulance provided coverage during the incident.