Police in Oregon are asking for the public’s help to find a former Gig Harbor woman who vanished while running errands near her family’s home in Dundee. Jennifer Huston, 38, was last spotted on surveillance video purchasing gasoline at a Circle K convenience store in Newberg Thursday. A short time later her cellphone was turned off and Huston hasn’t been seen since, police said.
“This is totally unlike her,” said Huston’s husband, Kallen, during a Monday news conference as he fought back tears. “She is a devoted mother. She’s a very good person.” The Hustons have two sons, ages 2 and 6.
Dundee police said there was no sign of criminal activity following Huston’s disappearance and her husband is fully cooperating with the investigation. “We are following up leads,” said Dundee police Capt. Jeff Kosmicki. “We are obviously trying to get subpoenas for bank records, cellphone records, any video that could give us direction.” Kosmicki said so far investigators have not found any activity on Huston’s credit cards or bank accounts.
Kallen Huston said his wife had recently suffered headaches, but that they didn’t seem to impact her daily activities. “She complained about headaches for three straight days. Not debilitating and didn’t keep her in bed. But she and I both thought it was a little odd.”
Huston urged the public to be on the lookout for the couple’s dark green 1999 Lexus SUV in case his wife had an accident and was trapped in the vehicle. “Look to the left and off the highways. Her car is very large. It would wipe out any shrubs or potential small trees,” said Huston.
There’s been an arrest in the case of a Pulaski County Man found beaten inside an old rock quarry in Rockcastle County
Police say that the suspect, Jason Gambrel, tried to bury the victim, Derek Kissee, alive.
According to an arrest warrant, the victim was found brutally beaten and buried in a quarry under a pile of rocks. Kissee was found by two explorers who heard him moaning.
Jason Gambrel is now charged with Attempted Murder and Robbery.
Kissee continues to recover from multiple skull fractures.
Investigators say Gambrel was the last person with Kissee before he was discovered inside the quarry.
Deputies say the victim was missing around $700 in cash and other personal items when he was found.
Though the Sheriff investigating wouldn’t comment on the motive for this crime, he did say that the crime was not random.
Georgetown Police have taken to social media to ask the public’s help in identifying two robbers.
The Winner’s Circle motel was robbed July 25 at around 11:00 p.m. Georgetown Police have released a surveillance photo of the two suspects, one of whom wore a clown mask to conceal his identity.
According to the Georgetown Police Department’s Facebook page, the suspects are described as black males. The first male was wearing a clown mask with a red ball cap. with white lettering, a long sleeved grey and yellow checkered button down shirt, blue jeans and brown boots. He is approximately 6’2 to 6’4.
The second suspect is between 5’2 and 5’4. He was wearing a blue ball cap with yellow writing, possibly a bandana covering his face, long sleeved green shirt, grey sweat pants and black tennis shoes.
Police say the two suspects were seen running toward the area of Auto Zone.
If you have any information, please contact Detective Darin Allgood at 502-863-7826 ext. 603
The Pulaski County sheriff’s office is warning citizens of a recently reported phone scam involving a spoofed caller I.D. in which callers may ask for personal information.
Apparently, the calls are made from an automated call machine, known as a robo call, that spoofs the caller I.D. to show up as a number the victim would recognize and trust, many times their own number. The caller then may request personal information including credit card numbers.
The sheriff’s office would like the public to know that the technology to alter the caller I.D. information they are seeing on their phones exists, and may be used to trick them into giving out personal information.
If you get a suspicious call where you see your own phone number on the caller I.D., hang up on the caller or just ignore the call.
“Scammers are constantly finding new and sneaky ways to prey on unsuspecting victims” said Lt Brett Whitaker. “Never give out your personal information, bank or credit card information over the phone unless you have initiated that call and have verified who you are speaking with.”
At this point, officials are not clear as to what the caller may say or ask for, because the person who first reported the incident hung up the phone immediately.
Detectives said similar incidents are documented on the Better Business Bureau’s website.
Louisville Metro Police have launched an investigation after a University of Louisville was found dead in an off-campus apartment.
According to UofL spokesperson Mark Hebert, a 22 year old student was found deceased in Cardinal Towne apartments. Cardinal Towne is a privately owned student housing complex affiliated with the university.
Hebert said the university and Cardinal Towne are cooperating with the investigation. Counseling services are being provided to students and staff members who knew the student.
The student has not been identified at this time. It was not immediately clear how the student died or when the body was found. LEX 18 will update this story as more information becomes available.
A Clay County man is dead following a single vehicle crash.
It happened Saturday on Alderson Branch Road around 11:50 a.m. Kentucky State Police say that Brandon P. Watkins, 23, of Manchester was traveling southbound when his 2002 PT Cruiser dropped off the left shoulder of the roadway and went over an embankment, crashing into a tree.
Watkins was not wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the collision is under investigation.
A missing Lexington woman has been found safe out of state.
77-year-old Patricia Ann Clarke was found in Indianapolis over the weekend.
Police issued a golden alert after she went missing from her home on Winchester Road around 6 p.m. Friday. Police say she is an Alzheimer’s patient.
No details yet about how she got to another state.
A man has been arrested after deputies say he intentionally hit a bicyclist with his vehicle and fled the scene.
According to the Warren Cont Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Raymond Long and 71-year-old Demond Tunstull, both of Bowling Green, had an argument at Brookwood Mobile Home Park Sunday evening.
Long then left from the home on Brookwood Drive on his bicycle, deputies say, and Tunstull drove by and struck Long’s bicycle with his vehicle on Morgantown Road.
After striking Long, Tunstull then fled the scene, officials said.
Long was not injured and Tunstull was later found and arrested at his home. He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail and charged with wanton wndangerment first degree.
A man found dead on a bank of a creek in Wayne County in May died of hypothermia, according to the Wayne County coroner’s office.
69-year-old Marshall K. Alley had been reported missing in March. His body was found on May 11 on the bank of Elk Creek off Hwy 3106 by two children who lived in the area, officials said. Detectives did not suspect any foul play.
The body was identified as Alley and sent to the state examiner’s office. The coroner announced Monday that Alley died of hypothermia and the death was ruled accidental.
Alley was last seen Feb. 21 when he was given a ride and dropped off near Garth Street.
According to a Wayne County jailer, a deputy jailer getting off work that day had offered to give Alley a ride so he wouldn’t have to walk in the cold. The jailer says Alley asked to be dropped off near Garth Street which is near his son’s house.
He was reported missing on March 10 by his family.
Authorities are investigating a fire at Bellview Baptist Church in McCalla early Saturday morning as a case of arson, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
While responding to a burglary alarm at the church on Eastern Valley Road around 1:30 a.m., deputies received a call that a white male was pouring gas on the front of the church and had set it on fire. The suspect reportedly fled in a red Chevrolet Impala, and the witness tried to extinguish the fire. The McAdory Fire Department responded to the scene to make sure the fire was out.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (205) 325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777.