Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"In the News" - Summary for Monday, January 19th:

Good Morning!

Okay, here is the deal. Facebook shows me how many people have looked at each post. 15 people looked at the big announcement that today was Martin Luther King Day. 213 of you looked at the story about Wendy's closing in the valley. 373 people viewed yesterday's post about the I-84 accident. That said, I only have 276 followers, so more people might be looking at this news page experiment than I originally thought.

I have decided add to my focus area. I am still going to bring you all the latest that I can find for Southern Deschutes County and Northern Klamath County, but also add stories from around the Pacific Northwest. How am I going to choose which stories? Well, until I figure out what I am doing, I guess if I think that it will interest most of you guys then I will try and post it.

Thanks so much for tuning in and giving me your positive feedback.

~ Kathy M.

Here are the scanner notes from yesterday, Monday, January 19th.  They are in order from evening to morning. I sure hope that we find out more details about some of this stuff. I probably won’t be on the scanner today, I have a lot of stuff to get done, and my scanner is on strike again. Thanks go out to all of our emergency helpers!

9:00 p.m. - Bend - NE Wichita Way ... Domestic, lots of people around. Man is intoxicated, the woman is not and she is being cooperative.

8:45 p.m. - Things must have gotten busy. I missed something. I do know that La Pine EMS unit is going to help out in Sunriver, and the cops too. They just both went screaming by our house to some place off of Beaver Dr. I do not know what the emergency is though. Hope that everybody is okay. 

UPDATE: It sounds like somebody may have just died in La Pine. Airlink was told to stand down and a Chaplin is on the way.  I just got in on the tail end and have no clue what happened.

4:41 p.m. - Bend - There is a sick man at the McDonalds inside of Walmart. EMS has requested law enforcement to accompany them.

4:11 p.m. - Bend - Domestic call at the Budget Inn. A man threatened to kill somebody's dog with a butcher knife. Then he left on foot. Police are on the lookout.

2:44 p.m. - The scanner dispatcher just said that there is a "wire fire" on Woodstock Dr. off of Sunrise in La Pine. Smoke in the laundry room. Fire Dept. on the way and Midstate has been contacted.

1:55 p.m. - Caller reported a UPS truck going too fast in the area of HWY 97 and Riverwood.

1:40 p.m. - Bend (I'm pretty sure.) There is an intoxicated male with a walker in a parking lot causing problems with cars who are having to go around him.

1:05 p.m. - Bend (I think) - Rollover crash involving a 46 year-old female.

1:01 p.m. - Bend - Something suspicious on Scottsdale Dr. A man is looking around at an abandoned house.

12:57 p.m. - Bend - Somebody driving a 4 door passenger car on the Parkway is texting and swerving all over the road.

12:31 p.m. - Somebody just called in to report that another person is carrying around meth. One person is following a man, 50 to 60 years old with gray hair riding a black GT mountain bike.

12:27 p.m. - La Pine - Bike path on Huntington Rd near Finley Butte Rd, 36 year-old female fell and probably broke her arm.

12:15 p.m. - Bend - Dispute at Pro Rentals on NE 2nd

12:10 p.m. - La Pine - Possible stroke victim in Ponderosa Loop neighborhood. The person is unconscious and not breathing. Sending out prayers.

11:56 p.m. - Air Link has landed at the Christmas Valley airport. The trauma patient is about 6 miles away from there. I hope that this person is going to be okay (no details on what is wrong have been released).

11:52 p.m. - Sunriver police are looking for a woman of a certain description outside the Country Store.

11:42 a.m. - Bend Goodwill employees called the cops; a customer has been assaulting them. Customer has left driving a Green 4x4 Chevy PU.

11:39 a.m. - 44-year-old male may be having a heart attack. He is conscious and in pain. I missed the location.

Sunriver's Citizen Patrol has been hard at work all morning, making the rounds and checking on homes.

11:28 a.m. - Trauma patient is being flown in from Christmas Valley.

10:01 a.m. - Police were called out to a civil dispute on HWY 31. Near Knott Rd., a sheepdog has been found, hit by a car.

9:24 a.m. - Something is up at La Pine Trailer Park.

9:20 a.m. - Bend - A woman has been found not breathing and not responsive in the Knott Rd. area.

8:55 a.m. - A 67-year-old male is having trouble breathing. He is conscious and alert, but needs some help. I'm not sure of the location.

7:52 a.m. - A pickup flipped over and landed on its top near Gilchrist.  Three people were out walking around when police arrived.

A child was found outside, cold, wandering around and not talking. Police soon found the father, and everything is fine.

*Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Log for Jan. 19th

*Deschutes County Jail Inmate List

*Klamath County Online Arrest Reports for Jan. 19th

*Klamath County Online's Police/Fire/Ambulance Calls for Jan. 19th

*Lane County Mugshots for Jan. 19th

*Rogue Valley Crime Reports


High Desert Museum Opens it's Doors 
to Families This Saturday:

Has it been awhile since you have taken the kids to the High Desert Museum? You can go for free this Saturday, January 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Here is the link to the museum's website for the details:  Link to the High Desert Museums Family Free Day Page

Here are some pretty pictures that I took at the museum in 2010:


Forest Closures Begin in January:

My Central Oregon.com has the best article that I have read yet about the outdoor recreation closures that begin this month in our area.  These closures are due to the nesting locations of some endangered species of birds.  If you are found near the nesting sites, you can be fined $1,000.

Here is the official news release from the BLM Prineville Office.


Fences and Doghouses for 
                    Dogs in Central Oregon:

“We think this goal is very achievable, considering the fact that in 2014, we unchained 56 dogs from Warm Springs to Prineville and down to La Pine,” says La Donna Sullivan, Fences For Fido’s Central Oregon director. “Our organization helped pass this law, and we want to do our best to help the people of Central Oregon comply and do right by the pets we know they love.”
  Link to the Cascade News article.

Here is the Oregon Statue and the rules on how long you can keep your dog tied up and bedding requirements.  Fines are steep.

State of Oregon Statue for Chaining/Tethering Your Dog, Effective January 1, 2014 Oregon Law - House Bill 2783
Jun 13, 2013: Governor signed.
  Effective date January 1, 2014.


Relating to unlawful tethering; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 167.310, 167.325 and 167.330.
Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:

SECTION 1. { + Section 2 of this 2013 Act is added to and made a part of ORS 167.310 to 167.351. + }
SECTION 2. { + (1) A person commits the offense of unlawful tethering if the person tethers a domestic animal in the person's custody or control:
(a) In a location that is not free of obstructions that could cause strangulation;
(b) With a tether that is less than 15 feet in length;
(c) With a collar that pinches or chokes the domestic animal when pulled; or

(A) For more than five hours in a 24-hour period; or

(B) If the tether is attached to a zipline, for more than 10 hours in a 24-hour period.

(2) A person does not violate this section if the tethered domestic animal remains in the physical presence of a person or the person tethers a domestic animal:
(a) Pursuant to the requirements of a campground or other recreational area;

(b) For the purpose of engaging in an activity that requires licensure in this state; or

(c) For the purpose of protecting the domestic animal from an activity related to cultivating or harvesting an agricultural or forest product.

(3) This section does not apply to a veterinary facility or a person that is transporting the domestic animal.

(4) Unlawful tethering is a Class B violation. + }

SECTION 3. ORS 167.310 is amended to read:
167.310. As used in ORS 167.310 to 167.351:
{ + 

(1) 'Adequate bedding' includes straw, wood shavings, blankets or other bedding made of fabric.

(2)(a) 'Adequate shelter' includes a barn, dog house or other enclosed structure sufficient to protect an animal from wind, rain, snow or sun and that has adequate bedding to protect against cold and dampness. (b) 'Adequate shelter' does not include:

(A) Crawl spaces under buildings or parts of buildings, such as steps, decks or stoops;

(B) The space under a vehicle;

(C) The inside of a vehicle, other than a functional climate controlled motor home;

(D) Shelters made from cardboard or other materials that are easily degraded by the elements;

(E) Animal carriers or crates that are designed to provide temporary housing;

(F) Shelters with wire or chain-link floors; or

(G) Shelters surrounded by waste, debris, obstructions or impediments that could adversely affect an animal's health.

Bend Companies Share the Wealth:

Regional News Stories:

*KTVL Medford's Top News Stories for Jan. 19th

*Video of the man who was gored by the bull in Cornelus, OR KATU

Take care, and please stop back by to visit soon!

Kathy Matthews  

Email:  oregongiftsofcomfortandjoy@hotmail.com

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