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Gresham's Citizen Volunteers in Policing Program Accepting Applications (Photo) - 03/22/17

Gresham, Ore. -- The City of Gresham Police Department is accepting applications for their Citizen Volunteers in Policing (CVIP) program until April 28 at 5:00 p.m.

Supported by the police department, selected volunteer citizens become familiar with the philosophy, policies and procedures of the Gresham Police Department as they are trained to serve as additional eyes and ears in community policing.

CVIP members create a visible presence in the city's parks, trails, residential areas and commerce centers. Volunteers do not carry weapons, confront suspects, nor participate in altercations; they observe and report.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, live or own a business within Gresham's city limits, pass a DMV and criminal background check. In addition, those selected to become CVIP members are required to be fingerprinted.

Applications are available at the police department's Information and Records window. Completed forms may be mailed to the police department or dropped off at the department's front desk.

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Update: Beverly has been found safe and returned home. - 03/16/17

GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, Oregon 97030
News Release

Robin Sells, Chief of Police Malaka Kerbs, Public Information Officer

GRESHAM POLICE SEEK HELP LOCATING MISSING WOMAN

RELEASE DATE: Mar. 16, 2017
CONTACT PERSON: On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER: 17-14537

UPDATE: Beverly has been found safe and returned home.

GRESHAM, Ore.-- A Gresham woman with Dementia has been missing since 12:00 a.m., today and police are asking for help in locating her. Beverly Pearson, 65, was last seen at her home in the 2800 block of SE 1st in Gresham. She apparently left on foot and her destination is unknown.

Beverly is believed to be wearing a long gray coat. She is described as a white female, 5 feet 5 inches and weighing 140 pounds with red hair. If anybody locates her, they are asked to call the non-emergency BOEC line, 503.823.3333.

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Gresham Police seek help locating a missing woman (Photo) - 03/16/17

GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, Oregon 97030
News Release

Robin Sells, Chief of Police Malaka Kerbs, Public Information Officer

GRESHAM POLICE SEEK HELP LOCATING MISSING WOMAN

RELEASE DATE: Mar. 16, 2017
CONTACT PERSON: On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER: 17-14537

GRESHAM, Ore.-- A Gresham woman with Dementia has been missing since 12:00 a.m., today and police are asking for help in locating her. Beverly Pearson, 65, was last seen at her home in the 2800 block of SE 1st in Gresham. She apparently left on foot and her destination is unknown.

Beverly is believed to be wearing a long gray coat. She is described as a white female, 5 feet 5 inches and weighing 140 pounds with red hair. If anybody locates her, they are asked to call the non-emergency BOEC line, 503.823.3333.

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Missing 9-year-old girl found safe and returned home - 03/14/17

Gresham, Ore. -- On March 14, 2017 at 1:15 a.m., Gresham Police received a call that 9-year-old Elisa Salmeron was missing from her home in the 100 block of SE 162nd. Photos were obtained from TriMet surveillance cameras showing Salmeron on the 148th/Burnside MAX platform with three people, possibly teenagers. Detectives were notified and responded to investigate the circumstances.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. police received a call from a resident near NE 143rd/E Burnside saying the three teenagers from the photos were at an abandoned house in the 14200 block of E Burnside. Two Gresham Police detectives were nearby and responded to the house within a couple of minutes. Salmeron was found safe at the house with three teenagers. The teenagers, who are not facing criminal charges in this case, were interviewed and released to their families. Salmeron was taken home and reunited with her family. Gresham Police thank the public for looking for Salmeron.

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Gresham Police Looking for Missing 9-year-old (Photo) - 03/14/17

Gresham, Ore. -- Gresham Police is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 9-year-old girl. Elisa Salmeron was last seen around 9:30 p.m. at her residence near 162nd Ave. and Burnside St. Salmeron is Native American, approximately 4 feet tall, last seen wearing a purple jacket, a t-shirt that says "free hugs" and white pajama bottoms with candy cane hearts.

At this time, there is no evidence of foul play but police are very concerned for her safety based on her age and the time of day. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719.

Attached Media Files: Elisa Salmeron
Missing Person Located - 03/11/17

GRESHAM, Ore.-- Missing person Duane Hasvold Jr. has been located in Gresham. He is safe and with his family. Police would like to thank everyone that looked for Hasvold and called with information on him.

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Police Need Help Locating Missing Gresham Man (Photo) - 03/11/17

GRESHAM, Ore.-- Police are looking for a missing Gresham man who has not been seen since Tuesday night. Duane Hasvold Jr. was last seen in downtown Gresham, on Main St., shortly before midnight on March 7. He lives nearby and does not drive or use public transit.

Hasvold reportedly suffers from conditions that may give the impression that he functions at a lower cognitive level, especially when under stress. Family and neighbors are extremely concerned for Hasvold, who usually leads a very routine life and remains in his "bubble."

Hasvold, 59, is described as a white male with brown eyes and receding, reddish hair. He is approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 270 pounds. Hasvold was last seen wearing blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Anyone who knows of Hasvold's whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333 or if needed, 911.

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Update: Missing Elderly Male Found Deceased - 03/07/17

Gresham, Ore. -- On Sunday, March 5, 2017 at approximately 9:00 a.m., 78-year-old Gresham resident Nolan Scoggins left home for a routine trip to the Estacada area. On Monday, March 6 at approximately 10:00 a.m. he was reported missing by family members.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and search and rescue volunteers were notified he was possibly headed to Estacada and his information was provided to patrol personnel. Organized searches began during the day on Monday and his family members were also involved, searching roads and parking areas for Mr. Scoggins and his car.

On Tuesday, March 7 at approximately 8:25 a.m., Mr. Scoggins' car was found on a forest service road outside of the Ripplebrook area, approximately 25 miles southeast of Estacada. A short time later Mr. Scoggins was found deceased nearly two miles from his car. Investigators reported terrain in the area has approximately two feet of snow on the ground. Mr. Scoggins' family has been notified and are requesting privacy at this time.

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Gresham Police Searching for Missing Elderly Male (Photo) - 03/06/17

Gresham, Ore. -- Gresham Police are searching for a missing elderly male who was last seen on March 5, 2017. Nolan Scoggins, a 78-year-old white male, was last seen leaving his home near NE 201st avenue/NE Sandy boulevard on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at approximately 9:00am. Mr. Scoggins was heading to the Estacada Ranger Station but that office is not open on weekends so his location is unknown. He has not been seen since leaving his home and he didn't take his cell phone with him.

Mr. Scoggins is six feet tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. He has short grey and brown hair and has brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a plaid button-up shirt with red suspenders, a thicker red and black flannel over the top of his shirt and a brown cowboy hat. He does not wear glasses and has no facial hair. Mr. Scoggins is considered medically endangered because he needs daily medication which he didn't take with him. Mr. Scoggins was driving his gold 1998 Buick Century with Oregon license plate 678HVE. A photo of a similar vehicle, along with Mr. Scoggins' DMV photo, is attached to this release.

Anyone with information about the location of Mr. Scoggins is asked to call Gresham Police dispatch at 503-823-3333 or your local police department.

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Update: Missing Gresham Man Found - 03/05/17

Update: Michael Hernandez, the missing Gresham man, has been located and is receiving the care he needs. Thanks for everyone's concern!

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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Gresham Man (Photo) - 03/05/17

GRESHAM, Ore.-- Police are looking for a missing Gresham man who walked away from his group home in the 900 block of NE 165th Ave. around noon yesterday. The man has not been heard from since and care providers do not believe he has any friends in the area.

Michael Hernandez, 53, reportedly suffers from mental health issues and is in need of medication. His health condition may cause him to appear in a catatonic state, immobile or unresponsive.

Hernandez is described as a Hispanic male with salt-and-pepper hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs 175 pounds. Hernandez was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey coat, and tennis shoes.

Anyone who knows of Hernandez's whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333.

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Fatal pedestrian accident - 03/05/17

RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2017,
CONTACT PERSON: On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER: #2017-12418

GRESHAM, Ore.--

On March 5, 2017 at 1:00 am, Gresham Officers were dispatched to the area of 19000 block of SE Division in regards to a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle.

Officers arrived on scene and determined the female pedestrian was deceased. The pedestrian was described as 33 years-old. Her identity is not being released at this time, pending notification of family.

The driver who struck the female remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Alcohol/drugs and speed do not appear to be factors in this accident.

The East County Vehicular Crimes Team is investigating.

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Gresham Police Seek Help Identifying Burglar (Photo) - 02/28/17

GRESHAM, Ore. -- Investigators are asking the public to help identify a man who burglarized a Gresham home on Feb. 22, stealing what is described as "a large amount of marijuana." A security camera captured the suspect's image and detectives are hoping someone will recognize him and help solve this crime.

In December 2016, the same home was the target of a home invasion robbery. Marijuana was the primary target during that incident as well.

The Gresham Police Department is asking that anyone who recognizes the man in the security images call Detective Aaron Turnage at 503.618.3136 or the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719.

Due to safety concerns, investigators are not releasing any additional information at this time.

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