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City of McMinnville is scheduling a Fall CERT class - 09/09/14
The City of McMinnville will be holding another Community Emergency Response Team training beginning October 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The class runs on Monday evenings through November 17, 2014 with a final exercise on Saturday December 6, 2014. Classes will be held at the McMinnville Fire Station 175 NE 1st St. The classes cover Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and CERT, and hands on practical practice on the Saturday. All classes must be attended in order to complete the training and be able to respond as a team member.
The purpose of CERT is to provide training to take care your own family and assist their neighborhood after that emergency or disaster occurs. Once a person has obtained the training, and there is enough people trained in a neighborhood, a team is put together to respond within the neighborhood. After the neighborhood has been taken care of team members can respond to a staging area to be deployed to another area of the city or county or to help in some other aspect of the disaster response.
The basic class series is free and all sessions must be attended to complete the class. An application is required prior to the classes starting. You can obtain the application by going to the City of McMinnville Emergency Management page at www.macpd.org or pick it up at the police or fire station. Complete the application and drop it off at the police department or you can email it to Doug Cummins at cummind@ci.mcminnville.or.us. Class size is limited to 25 people so apply quickly to get a spot in this important training. Any question can be directed to Doug Cummins by email or phone at 503-437-2341.
Louis
Louis "Paul" Geary
Public's Help Requested in Locating Missing McMinnville Man (Photo) - 09/04/14
The McMinnville Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a missing McMinnville man who was last heard from around August 25th, 2014. We are attempting to find 59 year old Louis Paul Geary, who goes by "Paul". A photo of Geary is attached to this release. He hasn't been heard from since about 8/25/14, according to family and friends, which is out of character and concerning. His home on NE Macy Street near NE 5th Street was checked, and indications at the home lead us to believe he hasn't been there for some time. His vehicle was found abandoned in the area of NW 2nd Street and Hill Road in McMinnville, and statements from people in that area indicate it has been abandoned there for some time. If anyone believes they have seen Geary since approximately 8/25/14, we are asking them to contact us immediately with the details. If anyone knows the current whereabouts of Geary or if they see him, please don't contact him, call us and we will make contact with him. Emergency calls can be made to 911, and non-emergency calls during business hours can be made to the police department at (503)434-7307. The 24 hour non-emergency dispatch phone number is (503)434-6500. Please direct any inquiries or information regarding Geary to Sergeant Josh Sheets or Sergeant Scott Fessler.
Attached Media Files: Louis "Paul" Geary
Semi and trailer
Semi and trailer
Vehicle vs. Bicyclist collision on NW Hill Road near NW Horizon Drive (Photo) - 09/03/14
Update: Corrected name of bicyclist. It is actually Richard Barrett, not Barnett.

On September 03, 2014 at approximately 09:30 a.m., McMinnville Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a reported Auto versus Bicyclist collision on NW Hill Road near NW Horizon Drive in McMinnville.

Bicyclist Richard Barrett, a 67 year old resident of Corvallis, Oregon, was riding a bicycle southbound on the west shoulder of NW Hill Road. Kasey Kauer, a 33 year old Amity resident, was also southbound on NW Hill Road operating a 1993 Freightliner tractor pulling a low-boy trailer with an agricultural spray rig secured to the deck. Based upon initial investigation, it appears that the trailered spray rig collided with Mr. Barrett as the tractor-trailer passed. Mr. Barrett was wearing a helmet which was split by the impact and likely significantly reduced the level of injuries he sustained.

Mr. Barrett received on scene care from McMinnville Fire Department EMS personnel. Mr. Barrett was transported via ambulance to Willamette Valley Medical Center for initial evaluation. After initial medical evaluation, Mr. Barrett was transferred to Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital via Life Flight Network helicopter. Mr. Barrett is currently listed in serious condition.

No citations were issued at the scene. The incident remains under investigation by the McMinnville Police Department. If you should have any information in relation to the incident, contact Officer Steve Macartney at (503)434-7307
Attached Media Files: Semi and trailer , Damaged bike helmet
Semi and trailer
Semi and trailer
Vehicle vs. Bicyclist collision on NW Hill Road near NW Horizon Drive (Photo) - 09/03/14
On September 03, 2014 at approximately 09:30 a.m., McMinnville Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a reported Auto versus Bicyclist collision on NW Hill Road near NW Horizon Drive in McMinnville.

Bicyclist Richard Barnett, a 67 year old resident of Corvallis, Oregon, was riding a bicycle southbound on the west shoulder of NW Hill Road. Kasey Kauer, a 33 year old Amity resident, was also southbound on NW Hill Road operating a 1993 Freightliner tractor pulling a low-boy trailer with an agricultural spray rig secured to the deck. Based upon initial investigation, it appears that the trailered spray rig collided with Mr. Barnett as the tractor-trailer passed. Mr. Barnett was wearing a helmet which was split by the impact and likely significantly reduced the level of injuries he sustained.

Mr. Barnett received on scene care from McMinnville Fire Department EMS personnel. Mr. Barnett was transported via ambulance to Willamette Valley Medical Center for initial evaluation. After initial medical evaluation, Mr. Barnett was transferred to Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital via Life Flight Network helicopter. Mr. Barnett is currently listed in serious condition.

No citations were issued at the scene. The incident remains under investigation by the McMinnville Police Department. If you should have any information in relation to the incident, contact Officer Steve Macartney at (503)434-7307
Attached Media Files: Semi and trailer , Damaged bike helmet
Back to School Safety - 08/28/14
The McMinnville Police Department encourages local driver's to use caution and exercise patience as the McMinnville School District begins the 2014-2015 school year on September 02, 2014. The initial days of school require extra caution and patience as parents and students are getting back into the routine of the school year. In addition, the first days of school create delays and confusion as students may be attending school for the first time or attending new schools as they progress through the school system.

All drivers and pedestrians share responsibility for making our roadways safe though our awareness, demeanor, and choices. We encourage each and every user, whether drivers, or pedestrians, to be alert and make safe decisions while using our shared roadways.

School Zones: As the school year starts, please take time to make note of designated school zones in your travels that will be active each school day between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Drivers and pedestrians also need to be aware of and follow the direction of school crossing guards.

Parents, please take a couple extra minutes with your children to make sure theyunderstand the importance of crossing in designated crosswalks and taking a few extra seconds to thoroughly scan the roadway for traffic. Also, please remind/ensure that kids wear higher visibility clothing on darker, cloudy days.

School Buses and Bus Stops: Never pass a school bus with flashing red light. Bus stop injuries happen every year in Oregon. We also want to remind drivers to be cautious of kids congregating at neighborhood bus stops. The kids are often in darker clothing and sometimes forget to stay off the roadway. We have been fortunate that we have not had kids struck or injured around a bus or bus stop in many years and we appreciate the caution and awareness of local drivers and pedestrians.

The McMinnville Police Department is attempting to ensure school zone safety for our kids by public education through local media and social media. We will also be increasing traffic observation and enforcement activity around schools to improve awareness and safety.
Jerry Rosenstiel
Jerry Rosenstiel
Jerry Rosenstiel - Regional Con-Man Arrested in Washtington County (Photo) - 08/26/14
Update (8/26/14) -

Jerry Rosenstiel was taken into custody this afternoon by the Washington County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service. The McMinnville Police Department would like to thank both agencies for their assistance and for the public's assistance in providing tips and information as to his whereabouts.


Updated - Added Date of Birth

The McMinnville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a fugitive from justice, Jerry Dewayne Rosenstiel. Jerry Rosenstiel failed to appear in Yamhill County Circuit Court for multiple criminal charges and his bail is set at $500,000. His date of birth is March 19th 1960. He is approximately 5'10" and 176 pounds with blond/gray hair and blue eyes and his last known address was in the Aloha area of Washington County. While Jerry Rosenstiel is not known to be armed and dangerous, he may approach members of the public for financial assistance and other resources under various pretenses.

If you see Jerry Rosenstiel, please contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you have less immediate leads or information please call your local law enforcement and also call Detective Bill Christensen at 503-435-3495. Thank you for your assistance.
Attached Media Files: Jerry Rosenstiel