The bear facts are simple: the Portland police received a call Thursday morning reporting a medium sized black bear in the neighborhood of N.W. 33rd and Vaughn (a medium-sized black bear is the size of a Labrador retriever and weights about 150 pounds).
By the time police arrived, the bear was already scooting back into wooded Forest Park, which fronts on the street. Paul Ebert, of the Oregon State Game Commission had been called in and brought tranquilizing equipment. He had hoped to tranquilize the bear and move it farther away from civilization.
Ebert told The Journal that this is probably the same bear that people in Northwest Portland have been sighting for the last 10 days or so. It appears a to be a wild bear, since it is scared off by the sight of people. Yesterday night, it was seen scooping garbage out of a sunken garbage can; it has also been seen near Cornell Road and Skyline Boulevard.
Ebert characterized the bear as a "nuisance, not a danger-for now. If it keeps coming around people, it may become more assured, and stop running away."
His advice for anyone spotting the bear: don't bother it, chase it or corner it, and it should leave of its own accord. Small dogs should not be allowed to chase the bear; they may annoy it and could be injured. If the bear scares or bothers you, Ebert advises, call the police.
Ebert and the commission hope the bear will leave the area on its own, and they are slightly concerned it has been around as long as it has. Baited snares have been set in cooperation with the Division of Wildlife Services in the hopes of catching the bear so it can be moved away from civilization.
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Portland Police detectives recaptured three escapees from a California minimum-security prison Wednesday night. All three had been working as fry cooks in Portland for about 10 days; two were arrested as they worked, the third was arrested in their apartment. Information leading to the arrest was not revealed in order to protect police sources.
Wayne W. Ault, 23, his brother Robert D. Ault, 25, and John A. Gilbert, 23, had walked away from the Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown, Calif., on May 13. The brothers were serving time for armed robbery, while Gilbert was imprisoned for burglary and forgery. The arrests took place at about 8 p.m. The two detectives and two uniformed police involved met no resistance.
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In a combined operation late Thursday evening, elements of the FBI, the Oregon State Police, the Multnomah County Sheriff's office and the Beaverton Police made two arrests and confiscated narcotics and dangerous drugs (including heroin and marijuana) with a wholesale value of $10,000.
According to Beaverton Police, the investigation has been going on for over a month. Arrested were Stephen N. Beach, 31, and Maria T. La Bell, 23, both of 17015 Upper Boone's Ferry Road, Tualatin. Three warrants were outstanding for Beach, including armed robbery, possession of marijuana, another for position of dangerous drugs for sale and the third was a fugitive warrant from the state of California. His total bail was $15,000. Miss La Bell was being held on $5,000 bail for criminal activity involving drugs.
The pair are currently in Washington County Jail, pending hearings.
Two Portland police patrol cars, responding to a code zero call--officer in trouble--collided Friday morning at 2:21 a.m., at the intersection of N.E. 33rd Avenue and Killingsworth St.
Both cars were flashing their blue lights, and according to the accident report, estimated their speed at the time of the accident to be 75 miles per hour. They were responding to the [fill in your description of the thing at NE 158th]
Involved in the accident were four patrolmen: Gary G. Buck, 29, Charles M. Linhares, 24, Claude D. Thomas, 24, and Paul E. Rogers, 31. Only Buck was seriously injured; he was admitted to Bess Kaiser Hospital this morning with cracked ribs, and possibly a ruptured spleen. A hospital spokesman said Buck was in satisfactory condition.
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The Washington County Sheriff's office has reported the arrest of a 13-year-old Tigard youth in connection with the May 29 shooting death of Adrian Powers, 72, of 7535 S.W. Bridgeport Road, Tualitin. The youth is also being held in connection with the burglary and arson of the home of Dennis Bleything of 7460 S.W. Bridgeport Rd. the same day.
The apprehension came after an intensive investigation by Washington County detectives, Tigard police, the Oregon State Police Arson Squad, and the Fire Marshall's office of the Tualatin Fire Department. The youth is being held in detention pending a hearing before the Washington County Juvenile Court.
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