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update: Sheridan area phones - 09/06/18


Century Link Telephone has advised that phone service has been restored for landline phones in the Sheridan and Willamina area. The disruption was caused by an accidental Verizon cut fiber in between Portland and Tacoma and affected multiple counties including Yamhill, Lincoln, and Tillamook.

If you are still unable to reach 9-1-1, YCOM can be reached via their 24-hour non emergency number 503-434-6500.

sheridan area phone outage - 09/05/18

Sheridan Area Phone Outage

Verizon Telephone has advised there has been a Verizon fiber cut that is affecting landlines.  This is affecting Tillamook, Lincoln, and Yamhill Counties.

An affected customer may not be able to get through to 9-1-1 on their landline phone.

Verizon is working to restore full service, but does not have an estimate at this time.    "Because the disruption affects only landline service, citizens who attempt to contact 9-1-1 and are unable to get through, should place a call using a cellular device." Said YCOM Executive Director, Patti Sauers.

An updated alert will be sent when service is restored.


-          If you call 9-1-1 from your landline and receive a 'fast busy' tone - first try calling 9-1-1 using your cell phone;

-          If you are still unable to reach 9-1-1,  hang up and dial the non-emergency 24-hour number 503-434-6500



Man Arrested After Burglarizing Trappist Abbey in Yamhill County (Photo) - 09/05/18

Yesterday morning, Deputy Stephanie Sulak of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary complaint at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey located in the 9000 block of NE Abbey Road, north of the City of Lafayette. 

The burglary occurred the prior evening and the suspect and his vehicle were caught on video and audio surveillance.  In the process of the burglary, the suspect stole the video camera he was filmed on, but because the footage was stored offsite his image was obtained by Deputy Sulak.  Based on prior contacts, Deputy Sulak recognized the male in the video as 25 year old Brent Adam Cordie of rural Carlton.

At about noon that same day, Deputy Sulak spotted Cordie driving in the City of McMinnville.  She initiated a traffic stop and took him into custody without incident.

Cordie was lodged in the Yamhill County Correctional Facility on charges of Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass.  He was also charged with Possession of Methamphetamine after drug paraphernalia was located in his vehicle.

Cordie is currently being held on $515,000 bail. 

Attached Media Files: cordie , surv2 , surv1
Increased Patrols for Labor Day Weekend - 08/29/18

The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols over the Labor Day weekend in an effort to minimize and reduce the negative impact of impaired drivers on law abiding motorists. These extra patrols will take place from Friday August 31st, 2018 through September 3rd, 2018.  The extra patrols are paid for through a High Visibility Enforcement Grant provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association.

The Labor Day weekend is the last long weekend of the summer. While the weather forecast calls for cooler temperatures, it should be mostly sunny. If you plan to host a party or attend a party where alcohol or marijuana is being served you can take some precautions beforehand to avoid what could be a deadly end to the night.

  • Always wear your seatbelt.
  • Promote the use of designated drivers and stop impaired family or friends from driving;
  • Ask a friend who has not been consuming for a ride home.
  • Use public transportation or a taxi.
  • If you host a party and provide alcohol or marijuana, make sure to also include food and non-alcoholic beverages.  Monitor your guest’s consumption and take the keys from a guest who has had too much.

If you see a suspected impaired driver please call 9-1-1 and report them.  Some signs to look for are:

  • Swerving or weaving in and out of a lane;
  • Stopping abruptly at traffic signs or signals;
  • Making unusually wide turns;
  • Driving over curbs;
  • Driving with headlights off at night.