Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Clatsop D.A. Josh Marquis Testifies Before U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

“Justice for All: Convicting the Guilty and Exonerating the Innocent"

”Senate Judiciary CommitteeFull Committee
DATE: March 21, 2012
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled “Justice for All: Convicting the Guilty and Exonerating the Innocent”
Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Watch Full Hearing(114 Minutes)

Jack Crider Resigns From Port Of Astoria

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7:05 am. Updated: 7:18 am
The Daily Astorian

Port of Astoria Executive Director Jack Crider has resigned.

The four-year veteran of the agency submitted his resignation Tuesday night.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

CCSheriff's Office Warns Of Electronic 'Phishing Scam'

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a “phishing” scam operating locally.

Under the scam, the suspects send an email or text message purporting to be Verizon representatives and advising the message recipient that his or her Verizon account has been locked. The message asks the recipient to visit the link embedded in the message, which then requests the person to provide personal information such as date of birth, account numbers, bank account and routing numbers and Social Security numbers among other personal information. The link and email generally look legitimate; however, they are not.

The Sheriff’s Office recommends that if you receive emails or texts from companies you do business with, that you do not hit the link embedded in the message. Instead you should retrieve the company’s phone number from a statement you have received and call them, or if you would rather address the matter electronically over the internet, type in the address yourself into the browser and then follow the links from the legitimate website.

Remember these companies already know your account number; they don’t need to ask you for it. This is also true for your other personal information; if they initiate the contact and then start asking you for personal information, it is likely that you are talking to a scammer who will use the information you provide to access your accounts and steal from them.

Lastly, the Sheriff’s Office recommends that you check your bank statements, phone bills, credit card bills and other accounts on a monthly basis and question any charge that does not appear legitimate. The scammers have changed practices and instead of emptying accounts or charging large amounts they are charging smaller amounts in the hope that they will go unnoticed by the victim.

If you believe you have been targeted by this type of scam, call the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office at (503) 325-8635.

Released by:Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Suicide Intervention Training Offered April 12 & 13 In Tillamook

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Clatsop County Commission on Children and Families and Tillamook Family Counseling Center together are sponsoring the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) program April 12 and 13 at Tillamook Bay Community College, 4301 Third St. in Tillamook.

The training runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Cost is $30 and registration is required.

ASIST is a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated suicide intervention training that reflects current best-practice in suicide intervention. ASIST is the result of more than 20 years of research and development, and is the most widely used suicide intervention program in the world. ASIST is partially funded through a federal grant targeting suicide prevention initiatives.

Participants in the program will learn the signs of suicidal thinking, how to intervene to prevent immediate risk of suicide, and resources available in the local area.

To register, call (503) 842-8201 ext. 271 before April 9. Continuing Education and DPSST credits are available for social workers, counselors and first responders.

Released by:Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622