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Salem Man Arrested in 1999 Child Abduction Case from Indiana - 01/13/17

FBI Agents arrested Charles Hollin, age 61, aka Andrew David Hall, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in Salem. He was wanted in connection with an Indiana child abduction case from 1999. Attached please find today's press release and complaint affidavit from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Indiana. All media inquiries related to this case should be directed to:

Special Agent Wendy Osborne
FBI Indianapolis
317-845-7055

Lt. Hogue - Courtesy St. Helens PD
Lt. Hogue - Courtesy St. Helens PD
St. Helens Lieutenant Graduates from the FBI National Academy (Photo) - 01/09/17

Lt. Joe Hogue recently completed one of the toughest challenges available for local law enforcement officers: the FBI National Academy. In December, Lt. Hogue and two other Oregon law enforcement officer completed a ten-week training session at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

There is a highly competitive process that local law enforcement officers must go through before being selected for this honor. That process includes a nomination by a supervisor, interviews of the candidate and co-workers to determine leadership skills and abilities, a background check, a determination of physical fitness and support of former National Academy graduates within the candidate's organization.

"The National Academy program provides an exceptional opportunity for those few officers chosen each year to attend," said Greg Bretzing, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "The Academy gives them the chance to explore many facets of law enforcement leadership and to share best practices with others from across the country and the world."

Lt. Hogue began his career with the St. Helens Police Department in 1996 as a reserve officer, and the department hired him full-time in 1998. Over the years, he became the use-of-force and defensive tactics instructor for the department. In 2004, the chief promoted him to Criminal Detective, and in 2007, he reached the rank of Sergeant. In January 2014, Lt. Hogue started the St. Helens Police Department Reserve Officer Academy. Upon his return from the FBI National Academy program, he received a promotion to Lieutenant.

"We are very proud of Lt. Hogue and his completion of the FBI National Academy," said St. Helens Police Chief Terry Moss. "As only a select few officers ever get the opportunity to attend, this demonstrates the caliber of officer and leader that he is. The training and FBINA experience will be incredibly valuable to Lt. Hogue and make him a tremendous asset to the community."

During the ten weeks of training, local executive level law enforcement officers spend most of their time in the classroom. Lt. Hogue took classes in Emotional Intelligence, Leading At-Risk Employees, Employment Law, Critical Incident Hostage Negotiations and Public Speaking. The program allows the participants the opportunity to earn college credits through the University of Virginia for some of those studies. In addition to the classroom work, they have physical training courses and activities.

Each year, the FBI sponsors four sessions of the National Academy. Each session includes about 220 local law enforcement officers from around the United States as well as from around the world. While in the Academy, the officers and deputies will live in a dorm-like setting. The FBI does not charge U.S. students for tuition, books, equipment, meals, lodging or travel to and from their home.

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OSCU robbery photo 2
OSCU robbery photo 2
FBI and Salem Police Ask Public's Help in Searching for Armed Bank Robber: Release of Surveillance Photos (Photo) - 01/06/17

The FBI and Salem Police are asking the public to help identify a man believed to have committed an armed bank robbery earlier this week. The man walked into the Oregon State Credit Union located at 510 Wallace Road NW in Salem a few minutes before 6 pm on Wednesday, January 4th holding what appeared to be a black, semi-automatic handgun. He demanded cash from multiple tellers and left the bank on foot.

Witnesses describe the man as:

Race: White
Age: Approximately 40 years old
Height: 5'10" - 6'0"
Build: Medium
Clothing: Dark blue heavy coat, black-colored beanie hat, black-colored mask, light blue jeans, dark-colored boots and dark-colored gloves

Anyone with information about this man's identity or location is asked to call the FBI in Salem at (503) 362-6601 during normal business hours, the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 twenty-four hours a day or the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123.

Learn More about Cyber Threats Facing Local Businesses: Bend event: January 13, 2017 - 12/28/16

** corrected date in title**

Ransomware. Point-of-Sale malware. Denial of service attacks. Email compromise scams and insider threats. As we head into 2017, all of these pose serious threats to businesses in Oregon, and any company caught unprepared is risking a possible financial catastrophe.

The FBI and its Oregon Cyber Task Force, in partnership with the Central Oregon Community College Campus Public Safety Office, are hosting an education session for small and medium-sized business owners and managers to learn more about emerging trends, effective preventative measures and basic incident response preparation.

What: Digital Security Awareness Briefing: Cyber Threats Facing the Oregon Business Community
Date: Friday, January 13, 2017
Time: 3 -- 5 pm
Where: COCC, Wille Hall, 2600 NW College Way, Bend
Cost: FREE !

To register, send an email to octf.pd@ic.fbi.gov. Make sure to include your name, organization and title.

Registration required. Deadline is January 11, 2017.


In advance of College events, persons needing accommodations or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola at (541) 387-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Disability Services at (541) 383-7583.

Learn More about Cyber Threats Facing Local Businesses: Medford event: January 12, 2017 - 12/28/16

Ransomware. Point-of-Sale malware. Denial of service attacks. Email compromise scams and insider threats. As we head into 2017, all of these pose serious threats to businesses in Oregon, and any company caught unprepared is risking a possible financial catastrophe.

The FBI and its Oregon Cyber Task Force, in partnership with the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force, are hosting an education session for small and medium-sized business owners and managers to learn more about emerging trends, effective preventative measures and basic incident response preparation.

What: Digital Security Awareness Briefing: Cyber Threats Facing the Oregon Business Community
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 3 -- 5 pm
Where: Medford Police Department, 291 S. Ivy Street, Medford
Cost: FREE !

To register, send an email to octf.pd@ic.fbi.gov. Make sure to include your name, organization and title.

Registration required. Deadline is January 10, 2017.