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The following is a press release by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office.
BARVIEW, OR - On Friday, May 24, 2019, at approximately 2:20am, Tillamook 911 received a report of a housefire in a two-story residence near the intersection of Cedar St and Lakeside Drive in Barview, north of Garibaldi. Garibaldi Fire and Rescue was first on scene and reported the two-story residence’s upper floor was fully involved and requested a second alarm. The Bay City Fire Department and Rockaway Beach Fire Department both responded to assist. The fire was reported out by 2:20am.
Fire personnel also reported the two occupants, one male and one female, were located outside the house suffering from smoke inhalation, burns, and cuts. Two ambulances from Adventist Health arrived and Lifeflight Aircraft were requested. Both persons were treated on scene then one was transported to Tillamook Adventist Health Hospital to meet a Lifeflight Helicopter while the second patient was transported to Tillamook Airport and transported by a Lifeflight fixed wing aircraft. Both patients were transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.
The two subjects were visiting from the Salem area and staying in a relatives second home. The relative lived nearby.
The fire is being investigation by the Fire Marshall’s Office and there is no further information available at this time.
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The following is from a press release from the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
PACIFIC CITY, OR - On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at about 8:32 AM, Tillamook 9-1-1 received a report of two surfers who were in distress in the ocean at Cape Kiwanda. Deputies from the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, the Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District and Tillamook Ambulance responded to the beach at Cape Kiwanda.
Responders learned that one surfer had been caught in a rip current and another more experienced surfer went out to assist him. Both surfers were stuck in the rip current about 600 yards offshore.
Water Rescue Teams from North Lincoln Fire and Rescue as well as Netarts-Oceanside Fire & Rescue responded to the scene. A Coast Guard helicopter from sector Columbia River in Astoria was launched as well as a 47 foot motor lifeboat from US Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi.
The current was strong enough that the surfers were taken around Cape Kiwanda and were just off McPhillips beach when a Coast Guard helicopter arrived on scene. The Coast Guard helicopter deployed a rescue swimmer to assist the two surfers. The Water Rescue Team from North Lincoln Fire and Rescue went into the water and recovered the two surfers and their surfboards. They were brought to shore on McPhillips beach where they were evaluated by emergency responders. Neither surfer was injured nor hypothermic. Both surfers were wearing wetsuits which prevented them from becoming hypothermic in the cold ocean water.
The two 27 year old men from Portland, were rescued more than a mile from where they went into the water.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people about the dangers of recreating in the ocean water. Ocean water temperature and rip currents are significant hazards at all times of the year. In this case, both individuals were properly equipped with thick wet suits which helped to prevent the onset of hypothermia.
Copyright Coastal Zephyr - 2019 - Published May 4th, 2019 by Michael Hains
MANZANITA, OR - At around 3pm Thursday afternoon, emergency crews from Nehalem Bay Fire and Tillamook Ambulance along with Troopers from the Oregon State Police responded to a report of a single vehicle roll-over crash on U.S. 101 near milepost 40 in Oswald West State Park.
Witnesses stated seeing the vehicle traveling recklessly at a high rate of speed before losing control, rolling multiple times and then coming to rest about 50 feet off the highway. Due to the nature of the incident emergency crews requested Life Flight to assist at the scene.
Fire crews were able to assist the driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, up to the highway using a litter and ropes. Life Flight was able to land in a near by parking lot where the driver was transferred to them for transport to a Portland area hospital for treatment.
The identity and the condition of the drive was not available. Oregon State Police is investigating the crash.
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.
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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.