CERT Fundraiser this Saturday at the American Legion Post #180

Date/Time: Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 6:00 pm
Location: American Legion Post #180, 2146 SE Monroe St.

Funds to go for training, certification, and renewing training supplies. Mexican dinner buffet and fun raffles for all to enjoy!

$10 Dinner tickets at the door.

Silent Auction SUPERPRIZE! Englander queen mattress and box springs – $900 value

6 piece William Rogers 800 Int. Silver holloware tea service – $250 value

Raffle prizes: Gift certificates, camping gear, fun baskets, 72 hour kit, winter car kit, wine basket, holiday arrangements, and much more!

About CERT: Milwaukie’s CERT team members are committed to assisting this community following a disaster event. Trained in triage and medical treatment, small fire suppression, light search and rescue, crowd and traffic management, and dedicated to disaster preparedness education, CERT team members will assist first responders and City staff in providing support to their neighbors in a disaster event. All funds raised will support on-going training costs and supplies for drills and operations.

Sponsored by Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation – www.Milwaukiepsf.org

For more information refer to the event flier or contact Dolly Macken-Hambright at dollym-h@hotmail.com.

Milwaukie Police Warn Citizens of Recent Phone Scam

Milwaukie Police are warning citizens of a recent phone scam.

Milwaukie Police say on September 18, 2014, the dispatch center that answers Milwaukie area requests for police assistance was “inundated with calls from citizens regarding the latest telephone scam.”

LOCOM received 40 calls from citizens complaining about “aggressive and threatening” calls from the suspected caller claiming to work as an Internal Revenue Service auditor or a detective from the sex crimes unit. Police also reported the caller demanded that if money was not sent immediately, someone would arrive and arrest the recipient of the phone call.

Police remind the public that such calls are made by criminals scamming for money from unsuspecting or naive citizens.  Police also suggest if a citizen receives such call, hang up immediately. Do not send money-grams.

Police also remind citizens that government agencies, including law enforcement, never ask for fines or bills to be paid via money-gram, nor would they make such request by telephone.

Police ask for public help in locating a missing Portland man

img_CharlesEJohnsonFrom the Portland Police Bureau:

The Milwaukie Police Department, in coordination with Portland Police, is asking the public for help in locating 70-year-old Charles Edward Johnson, a Portland resident, who was last seen at Providence Milwaukie Hospital on August 2, 2014, at 10:20 a.m. Mr. Johnson left the hospital and has not returned to his southeast Portland residence.

Mr. Johnson is described as 6’3″ tall, and weighs about 190 pounds. He has short, graying hair and a beard. He may be wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing knee-high khaki shorts, a white T-shirt and a black jacket.

It is possible Mr. Johnson may appear confused or disorientated. He takes medication on a daily basis.

Anyone seeing Mr. Johnson is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact the Milwaukie Police Department.

(Photo: Portland Police Bureau)

Drug turn-in, document shred day

The drug turn-in  event for National Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (PT) at the Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 SE Harrison St. This free drug turn-in event allows safe disposal of unused or expired medications. This event will also include free document shredding for safe and secure document disposal.

The Milwaukie Police Department is partnering with Providence Hospital, the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), and the Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation for this event.