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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.


Autopsy Conducted on Recovered Missing Person - 08/24/18

This morning, an autopsy was performed regarding the death of Meighan Cordie, whose body was recovered near Dayton, Oregon yesterday morning.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death to be from blunt force trauma.  Investigators are working on determining how the trauma occurred and the circumstances surrounding it.  Details regarding the autopsy will not be released at this time to ensure the integrity of the investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office at 503-434-7506.

Deceased Female Found Outside Dayton Believed to Be Missing Person Meighan Cordie (Photo) - 08/23/18

Today, at about 10:00 a.m., joggers reported finding the body of a female down an embankment just north of the City of Dayton.  The location was determined to be at the onramp that leads from Wallace Road to Hwy. 18 and Foster Road.

Based on the physical descriptors and clothing, the body appears to be that of Meighan Cordie, who had gone missing and was last seen on the evening of August 18th, approximately 8 miles south of Dayton on Grand Island.  Yamhill County Search and Rescue and a large contingency of volunteers searched for Cordie for several days after her disappearance.  Meighan’s family has been notified of the discovery.  They are asking for privacy during this difficult time.

Detectives and investigators from the Yamhill County Major Crimes Response Team are currently on scene and working the investigation.  The Oregon State Field Investigations Team has been requested to assist with forensic evidence recovery.

This case is ongoing and in its early stages.  Details that could compromise the investigation will not be released at this time.  Additional information will be provided in the form of a media release when appropriate.

Attached Media Files: scene
Update on Search for Missing Woman in Yamhill County - 08/21/18

Today, volunteers and Search and Rescue completed a search of Grand Island, south of Dayton, in an effort to locate 27 year old Meighan Cordie, who disappeared on August 18th.   Ground searchers were supplemented with drone flights, marine patrol, and a fixed wing plane, but were ultimately unsuccessful in finding Cordie.  The effort was refocused late in the day to canvassing residences and businesses on Wallace Road, both north and south of its intersection with Grand Island Road.

“This was an incredible show of support for Meighan.” said Sheriff Tim Svenson, commenting on the hundreds of people volunteering their time to search.  “The volunteer searchers, many whom are professional firefighters, were extremely organized and worked seamlessly with our Search and Rescue members.  We remain hopeful we will find her and encourage anyone who has information about her possible whereabouts to call us.  Our thoughts are with her family during this uncertain time.”

A briefing will be conducted in the near future to determine the next course of action in the investigation. 

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office at 503-434-7506 or Detective Todd Steele at steelet@co.yamhill.or.us

missing flyer
missing flyer
Search Continues in Grand Island for Missing Woman (Photo) - 08/21/18

Searchers briefed at 7:00 this morning to prepare for a second day of searching for 27 year old Meighan Cordie, who has been missing since late Saturday night in the Grand Island area south of Dayton.  Meighan had been attending a wedding on the island and left her mother's vehicle after an argument.  She did not have her shoes or her cell phone with her when she left the vehicle.

Yesterday, a search was conducted by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue and a large contingency of volunteers, many of which were professional firefighters associated with Meighan's father.  The search consisted of a ground search, helicopter, and fixed wing aircraft, one of which was equipped with Forward Looking Infared (FLIR) cameras.  Canines and marine patrol were also utilized during the search.

That search is continuing today.  The missing person flyer associated with this release was created by Rebekah Elizabeth.  It shows the clothing Meighan was wearing at the time she was last seen. 

If anyone has seen Meighan since Saturday night or has information about her whereabouts they are asked to call YCOM dispatch agency at 503-434-6500 or the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office at 503-434-7506.  They can also email Detective Todd Steele of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit at steelet@co.yamhill.or.us



Attached Media Files: missing flyer
Search Taking Place in Grand Island Area for Missing Clackamas County Woman (Photo) - 08/20/18

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in locating Meighan Cordie, a 27 year old female who was last seen around 10:30 p.m. on August 18th.  Meighan had been attending a wedding in the community of Grand Island.  She left the vehicle she was riding in after an argument and walked away on foot.  Her phone and shoes were left in the vehicle.   Meighan’s family contacted the Sheriffs’ Office the following day because they had not heard from her.  She was last seen wearing a blue floral pant suit which she is wearing in the associated photo.  She is 5’5” and approximately 160 lbs.

The Sheriff’s Office along with family and friends of the Cordie family searched the area yesterday into the evening without results.  The Grand Island area is mostly rural farm land surrounded by woods and close to the Willamette River.  Yamhill County Search and Rescue has been activated this morning along with air and marine patrol support. 

Meighan has been entered into LEDS and NCIC as a missing person.  If you have any information we ask that you please call the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office at 503-434-7506 or YCOM 503-434-6500.   


Attached Media Files: Cordie