Copyright 2019 - Coastal Zephyr - Published April 20, 2019 by Michael Hains
GARIBALDI, OR - On Friday afternoon fire crews from Garibaldi, Nehalem Bay, Bay City and Tillamook Fire were called to an address on Miami River Road near milepost 4 for a reported house fire. When crews arrived they found heavy fire coming from the second story windows of the house.
Do to the rural area the house was located fire crews initially had a hard time establishing a water supply. Additional water tender trucks were called to the scene to assist with the water supply. Fire crews were eventually able to pull water from a near by creek to fight the fire.
The fire burned for several hours but by 7pm that evening fire crews had the blaze under control. Fire crews remained on scene late into the night extinguishing hot spots that flared up.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Luckily no one was injured in the but the family who lived in the house did lose several pets to the fire.
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The suspects in Thursdays armed robbery of the Cloverdale branch of the US Bank have been identified as Matthew G. Buswell, age 36 and Cassandra Maughan, age 34 both from the Keizer/Salem area.
Buswell was lodged at the Tillamook County Jail on the following charges:
—Robbery 1(Class A-Felony)
—Felon In Possession of a Firearm (Class C-Felony)
—Unlawful Use of Firearm (Class C-Felony) 2 counts
—Theft I (Class C-Felony)
—Menacing (Class A-Misdemeanor) 3 counts
—Tampering with Evidence (Class A-Misdemeanor)
Maughan was lodged at the Tillamook County Jail on one count of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery (Class B-Felony).
Photo - Crime scene tape surrounds the Cloverdale US Bank branch after an armed robbery late Thursday morning.
This is a press release from the Oregon State Police regarding the armed robbery at the Cloverdale US Bank today.
COLVERDALE, OR- On March 21, 2019 at approximately 11:30 AM, Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police (Tillamook) responded to an armed robbery at the US Bank in Cloverdale.
When units arrived the suspects had fled the scene. The suspects were located after a short pursuit on a forest service road off Sandlake Road where they struck an Oregon State Police vehicle. Two suspects were taken into custody after a gun fire exchange. The suspects were transported to a local hospital for evaluation from the crash but there were no other injuries reported. Both male and female suspects were from the Salem/Keizer area.
We will not be releasing the names of the officers or the suspects at this time. Tillamook County Sheriff’s is the lead investigating agency and Oregon State Police will be releasing any additional news updates. Tillamook Police Department and FBI-Salem are also assisting in the case.
Photo: Oregon State Police
The following is a press release from the Oregon State Police regarding a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred yesterday morning on HWY 6 in Washington County.
On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at approximately 7:13 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 6 near milepost 42.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a black 2012 Kia Soul was eastbound on Hwy 6 when for unknown reasons it drifted off the roadway and struck a large tree.
The vehicle was occupied by 5 teenagers.
Four were transported to Portland area hospitals.
One passenger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Hwy 6 was closed for 4 hours following the crash.
OSP was assisted by Washington County Sheriffs Office, Banks Fire Department, and Forest Grove Fire Department.
Names of the involved are not being released at this time.
Published 02/07/2019 8:45pm - Michael Hains
OCEANSIDE, OR - At around 4:45 pm Thursday afternoon fire crews were summoned to an address on Ocean Street near Chinook Avenue in Oceanside for a report of a smoke alarm sounding in a residence. Within minutes, 9-1-1 dispatchers were inundated with calls reporting a house fire at that address.
When fire crews arrived a short time later they found the house fully engulfed in flames and spreading to neighboring houses. Fire crews quickly asked for a 3rd alarm, which brought crews in from all over Tillamook County. Citizens who were in the area also jumped into action helping the initial fire crew battle the blaze, manning hoses until more fire crews arrived.
A total of 4 buildings ( 3 houses and 1 garage) were damaged or destroyed in the fire. The house in which the fire started is a total loss. Fortunately, all occupants of the houses involved were about to get out safely.
Netarts-Oceanside Fire District was assisted on-scene by crews from Tillamook Fire, Bay City Fire, Garibaldi Fire, Tillamook Ambulance and Tillamook PUD. The cause fire is unknown at this time and is currently under investigation.
It's that time of year to begin prepping for Tillamook High School's Charity Drive! This year's charity drive, which will be the 66th, kicks off on February 8th and will go for 10 days, ending on February 18th.
Last year, students at THS raised $174,932.41, all to benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, as well as local scholarships and charities. Over the past 65 years, more than $3 Million have been raised.
Below are just some of the events you can look forward to during this year's Charity Drive!
Monday, February 11th- Mr. THS @7:00pm at the Tillamook High School Auditorium.
Wednesday, February 13th- Donkey Basketball @7:00pm in the Tillamook High School main gym.
Sunday, February 17th- Stud Muffin Volleyball @6:00pm in the Tillamook High School main gym.
TCSO Search and Rescue Team conducting search for missing Portland man
For Immediate Release: February 1, 2019
Manzanita, Oregon: On January 27, 2019 the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team was activated to assist the Manzanita Police Department with a search for a missing Portland area man. The subject, identified as Paul G. Jensen, age 52 from Portland, was initially reported missing to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on January 26, 2019 by family members.
On January 27, 2019; Jensen’s vehicle was found unoccupied in Manzanita, Oregon by Officers from the Manzanita Police Department who then requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Office with the search.
“Our Search and Rescue team has been assisting Manzanita Police Department with the search for Mr. Jensen since Sunday. At this time all efforts to locate Mr. Jensen have been unsuccessful, however, we will continue to deploy SAR teams and resources to the area in an effort to locate him”, said Lt. James Horton, Criminal Division Commander at the Sheriff’s Office. “Our Deputies and Manzanita Police Department will continue to search the area throughout the week”, said Horton.
Tillamook County SAR continues to receive assistance with the search from the Mt. Wave Search and Rescue Team and the Manzanita Police Department. If anyone has information on the current whereabouts of Paul G. Jensen they are encouraged to contact the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office at 503-815-3330 or Tillamook 911 at 503-815-1911.
BARVIEW, OR - On December 24, 2018 at approximately 5:32 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers (OSP) and emergency personnel responded to a reported fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on US-101 around milepost 54.
Preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Carol Warner Christen, age 79, of Yamhill, had been reported missing to TIllamook County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) at 4:55 PM from Barview Jetty County Park, just north of the crash scene. At approximately 5:29PM, TCSO dispatch was alerted a person was laying in the roadway at milepost 54. At 5:32PM, OSP Northern Command Center dispatched troopers to the scene of fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash.
Christen suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The drivers of the vehicles that struck Christen stayed on scene and cooperated with the investigation.
US-101 was completely closed for approximately four hours after the crash. OSP was assisted by TCSO, Rockaway Beach Police, Garibaldi Fire & Rescue, and Oregon Department of Transportation.
Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) will be presenting "A Christmas Surprise" on November 30th and December 1st, both at 7pm. The event will be held at the Red Barn on 12th Street near Les Schwab Tires.
The performance will present both traditional and non-traditional holiday music, dance, and more. The event is family friendly and a great way to kick off the holiday season.
“Christmas Surprise” is staged by Joni Sauer-Folger and produced by Val Braun, with musical direction by Diane Nelson, and dance numbers by Dance Zone. The cast features: Julie Bucknam, Kelli McMellon, Kathy Gervasi, Diane Nelson, Kiara Carver, and Joni Sauer-Folger.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Diamond Art Jewelers or at the door.
WALDPORT, OR- Concluding a lengthy investigation, Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section has arrested Don Lee McAlpine Jr, for Rape in the 1st Degree. McAlpine allegedly raped a 26 year-old mentally disabled female at Beachside State Park between August 10 and August 12, 2018.
OSP is requesting the public’s assistance in obtaining any information from anyone who might have stayed at or passed through Beachside State Park from August 10 through August 12.
Please contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at (503) 731-3030 and reference case number SP18-340959.
OSP will like to thank our partner agencies: McMinnville Police Department, Dallas Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office.