Brown has made clemency a main focus of her governorship, issuing pardons or commutations for nearly 50,000 people
Gov. Brown pardons marijuana possession convictions for about 45,000 people
With just over a month left in her term, Gov. Kate Brown has issued a sweeping pardon for Oregonians convicted of possessing a small amount of marijuana.
Oregon State Police seek public help after bull elk killed just outside Vernonia
The Oregon State Police are seeking public help in finding the killer—or killers— of a bull elk shot with a rifle on private property just outside of Vernonia last week.
Vandalism causes ‘severe flooding damage’ in Forest Grove High School science wing
Seven of eight classrooms in the Forest Grove High School science wing suffered severe flooding damage after a vandalism incident at the high school, the Forest Grove School District said.
OSP: Four people taken into custody in Gales Creek following a police chase on Sunday
An emergency vehicle heads east on Gales Creek Road toward a police scene at Dorman Pond Sunday, January 30, 2022. Photo: Chas Hundley Several Gales Creek residents noticed police activity near Dorman Pond on Highway 6 on Jan. 30. The Gales Creek Journal obtained a report written by an Oregon[Read More…]
OSP seeks public assistance in two Tillamook County poaching cases
The elk near Testament Creek Road. Photo courtesy OSP Oregon State Police are seeking public assistance in two poaching cases in Tillamook County that both happened in the first half of November. It was not clear if the cases are considered connected. Case # SP21321451 On November 15, an elk[Read More…]
Hit-and-run crash leads to search of Gales Creek home believed to be involved in drug trafficking
The staging area for law enforcement responding to the scene in Gales Creek on October 28, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Update, November 3: The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that Damion Clowdus had been located. Update, 10:15 p.m. Thursday The Washington County Sherriff’s Office said in a press release issued[Read More…]
Hit-and-run crash in Gales Creek leads to dozens of police vehicles near Highways 6 and 8 junction
Washington County’s Tactical Negotiations Team drives through Downtown Gales Creek on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Read updated story here. Gales Creek is the site of a large police presence west of the junction of Highways 6 and 8, where dozens of law enforcement vehicles, including Washington County’s[Read More…]
Washington County Sheriff’s Office shuts down ‘massive’ illegal cannabis operation outside North Plains
Cannabis growing indoors at the North Plains site. Photo courtesy WCSO Washington County Sheriff’s Office shuts down ‘massive’ illegal cannabis operation outside North Plains The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that an illegal cannabis grow site northeast of the city of North Plains was shut down following a search in[Read More…]
Gate glued near Gales Creek Campground
Images taken from camera stills, courtesy Washington County Sheriff’s Office Update: The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that a suspect had been located, but did not yet specify if he had been charged with any crime. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a person caught on camera[Read More…]