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Friday, May 3, 1991
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Statesman Journal, Salem, Ore., Friday, May 3, 1991 Page 2D uthem Oregon family still hopes "for boy's retu LOCALOREGON GLENDALE Two-year-old Tommy Gibson disappeared from his front yard nearly seven weeks ago, but his family and friends haven't given up hope that the toddler will be found. "People think, 'It won't happen to me," said Larry Gibson, a Douglas County sheriff deputy and Tommy's father. "But here in Glendale, we know better than that now. It affects us alL We're pretty much family." Tommy Gibson was playing alone in the front yard of his family's mobile home March 18 in the rural community of Azalea when his father headed out a dirt road for his daily jog. When the boy's mother looked for him 10 minutes later, he was gone. Azalea is 37 miles south of Roseburg on - Interstate 5. Searches of the surrounding wooded hills and farmland turned up nothing. Tracking dogs could find no trail. Gibson and his wife, Judy, have said they think that someone abducted the boy, though no one saw anything to suggest that Meanwhile, the Douglas County Sheriff Department has called in state police to help with the investigation. "There's no leads," sheriff Lt Robert Stratton said. "But we want someone else to take a look at what we've done. A different set of eyes might spot something we've missed." Gibson has begun fingerprinting local children as a precaution against the possibility that one of them might disappear. "It becomes an ID, a means of identifying a child five, six or seven years down the road," said Scott Bennighof, the Glendale Elementary School principal, who has sent information on the fingerprinting home with children. "A 2-year-old may forget his name or that he was abducted, but that fingerprint will go along with him forever." Gibson fingerprinted Tommy a few weeks before the boy disappeared. "When he saw that it looked like fun, I got him to sit still," Gibson said. "It gives us hope. It hasn't helped at this time, but if this goes on, it could be helpful." At home, Larry and Judy Gibson try to resume a normal life with their 4-year-old daughter, Karen. "We won't be back to normal until we find out what's happened to him," Gibson said. "It's only a month, but it seems like years. Karen's affected by it. You can see it in her personality." A group called the Find Tommy Gibson Committee has been formed and has distributed thousands of posters of the boy, paid for through donations. "We started doing this because we couldn't not do it," Candace Hissong, the Glendale justice of the peace, said. "We needed a central focus to get the best possible results." The group would like to send the poster to child care centers, hospitals and adoption agencies around the country from a list compiled by the Kevin Collins Foundation of California, but postage would cost $11,000, she said. Gibson said he would like to see legislation to discourage snatching children to offer them for adoption, by requiring background checks on the children and the families involved. "We're never going to feel better until we know what happened to Tommy," Gibson said. "But I could feel better knowing that I've prevented someone else from being abducted, and the way to do that is to get the public aware of the situation." Si " VvA ; A hC, -5. -" '--V . W ' n. i ' . "" mi... i f t ' A J . ; J i t The Associated Press Deputy Sheriff Larry Gibson fingerprints Angela Hesselgrave as part of the community response to the disappearance of Gibson's son. Measure 5 backers attack union boycott ALMANAC The Associated Press Backers of Measure 5 alleged Thursday that the state's largest teachers' union violated the law by urging its members to boycott businesses that contributed money to the property tax limit campaign. Frank Eisenzimmer, the treasurer of the Measure 5 campaign, asked Secretary of State Phil Keisling's office to investigate the Oregon Education Association's actions. Eisenzimmer said the OEA is exerting undue influence on the political process by trying to intimidate businesses that give, financial support to ballot measures or candidates opposed by the teachers' union. Bob Crumpton, the executive director of the union, denied any violation of the law. ; Oregon Dateline Salem Villamina City Council accepts chiefs resignation The Willamina City Council on Thursday voted to accept the resignation of Police Chief Dutch Foley. The vote came after a 15-minute executive session. The resignation is effective today. The council agreed to pay Foley two months' severance pay and $500 in moving expenses. His salary is $1,600 a month. Foley, 57, began his duties as police chief Feb. 25. But council members soon began questioning the thoroughness of the city's investigation into his professional background before hiring him for the job. Foley attributed the criticism to a conflict between the old and the new political structure in town a conflict he said he grew tired of dealing with. "I just reached a point where I didn't want to work for them anymore," he said. Mayor Gene Taylor said council members were told by city attorney Jerry Hart not to comment publicly on the matter. Woodburn Applications come in slowly for fire chief The Fire Department has been seeking a new fire chief, but few applications have trickled in. Chief Keith Woodley resigned in March to become chief of Ashland's Fire Department. Forty people have requested applications since April, but only two have been returned, said Bob Benck, the fire marshal and acting fire chief. However, Benck said he expected more applications before the May 7 deadline. A committee will select five finalists who will be interviewed in June by the district's board of directors. The board would like the new fire chief to start Aug. 1, Benck said. Fire department puts new equipment to use The Salem Fire Department has completed its first major improvement resulting from the $3.5 million, voter-approved fire equipment measure passed last May. New self-contained breathing equipment, costing $155,000, was put into service this month. The 80 new air packs enable firefighters to work in a smoke-filled environment, Pete Rose, the administrative services manager for the department, said. The new equipment replaces air packs that were bought in the 1960s and had been designed for mining work. The new packs are designed specifically for firefighting and meet current safety standards. They are smaller, lighter in weight, have increased air flow and include a speaking device for better communications during a fire. The department also has ordered 11 fire pumpers, costing about $2 million, and a breathing-air support truck, costing $192,000. This equipment is expected to be in use by December. Also, bids will be sought for three four-wheel drive vehicles for grass and brush firefighting and two ladder trucks. Donations sought for National Guard Oregon Military Department officials are seeking donations of goods and services to be raffled off to National Guard soldiers returning from the Persian Gulf war. The 35 members of the Guard's 206th Transportation Detachment, activated Aug. 27, will return to the Portland Air Base in the next 30 days. The more than 200 members of the 2186th Maintenance Co., activated Nov. 17, will return to Camp Withycombe in Clackamas by the end of May. Banners, flags and balloons will be set up along the roads to the bases when the troops return. Dates for the open houses have not yet been set. . Local businesses and residents have so far donated gift certificates to restaurants and hotels, a free fishing trip and free haircuts and manicures. Anyone interested in making a donation can call 378-3946. CorvaUis OSU Pet Day wi!l offer petting zoo, dog wash A petting zoo, pony rides, dog wash, exotic animal displays and pet trick contest are among the highlights of the fourth Pet Day and Open House on Saturday, sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. Several thousand visitors are expected at the free annual event, which will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Pet Day was set up to provide a family-oriented activity, college officials said, and to give Oregon residents a chance to learn more about the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, tour the veterinary hospital and see the latest techniques in veterinary medical care. The open house will include such activities as horse rides, a petting zoo, dog wash and dog show. All events will be held in or adjacent to Magruder Hall, near the intersection of Washington and 30th streets on the OSU campus. Sublimity Open house will honor officer home from war An open house honoring the return of 2nd Lt. Timothy A. Nokelby from active duty in the Persian Gulf war will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Anthony Hall, 11758 Sublimity Road. Nokelby, 25, a 1984 graduate of Regis High School in Stayton, was deployed with the 24th Infantry on Aug. 24 from Fort Stewart, Ga. A radio commander for a tank division in Saudi Arabia, he also helped with the demolition of mines after the war. Nokelby, who returned to Fort Stewart on March 25, will be on a 30-day leave in Oregon. He plans to spend time in Astoria with his wife, Connie, who is expecting their first child. He'll also visit the Aumsville home of his parents, Gary and Mary Lou Nokelby. From staff reports Law and Safety The following emergency runs were made by Salem-area fire departments in the 24 hours ending at 6 p.m. Thursday: SALEM Wednesday 5:14 p.m. medical aid, 1619 Riverhaven Drive S, investigated. 5:28 p.m. medical aid, 1840 Beach Ave. NE, investigated. 6:08 p.m. vehicle accident, 1110 Center St NE, investigated. 6:35 p.m. fire alarm, 999 Locust SL NE, ' investigated. 6:38 p.m. vehicle accident, 4250 Salem Dallas Highway NW, investigated. 7:52 p.m. medical aid, 925 Shipping St NE, investigated. 826 p.m. medical aid, 1 81 0 32nd Place NE, investigated. 9:09 p.m. 'medical aid, 1144 Waller SL SE, investigated. 9:43 p.m. medical aid, 628 Valleywood Drive SE, investigated. 10:16 p.m. medical aid, 154 25th St NE, investigated. - 1022 p.m. medical aid, 530 Highland Ave. NE, investigated. 10:29 p.m. medical aid, 3170 Marcia Drive - NE, Investigated. 11:02 p.m. vehicle acctient Lancaster Drive and Sunnyview Road NE, investigated. Thursday 1:02 a.m. fire alarm, 702 Church St NE, investigated. 9:56 am medical aid. 1800 Market St NE, investigated. 9:54 a m. medical aid, 2335 Chemeketa St NE, investigated. 9:58 a.m. medical aid, 618 Hawthorne Ave. NE, investigated. 11:06 a.m. medical aid, 4398 Campbel St SE, investigated. 11:36 a.m. vehicle accident Savage Road and Tess Avenue NE, transported. 12:03 p.m. medical aid, 1551 Center St NE, investigated. 12:14 p.m. grass fire, 53rd Avenue and Aster Street NW, investigated. 1:04 p.m. medical aid, 2392 Edgewood Ave. NE, investigated. 3:47 p.m. medical aid, 1775 32nd Place NE, investigated. 4:19 p.m. vehicle accident State and 17th streets, investigated. 5:14 p.m. fire alarm, 3450 Commercial St SE, investigated. DALLAS Wednesday 5:45 p.m. medical aid, 249 N.E. Brentwood Avenue, investigated. Thursday 7:37 p.m. medical aid, 238 S.W. Westwood Drive, Investigated. KEIZER 4 Thursday 1:54 p.m. medical aid, 2173 Latona Drive NE. Investigated. MARION COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 1 Wednesday 8:59 p.m. fire alarm, 4772 Oak Park Drive NE, Investigated. Thursday 6:18 a.m. grass Are, 6461 Macteay Road SE, Investigated. MOUNT ANGEL Thursday 2:44 p.m. fire alarm, 1 Towers Lane, investigated. Burglary Landscaping equipment and tools valued together at $2,375 were reported stolen Wednesday from a home in the 700 block of Commercial Street NE. Escape A 26-year-old woman serving a sentence for robbery and for being an ex-convict In possession of a weapon escaped Thursday from the Women's Release Unit on the Oregon State Hospital grounds, Robey Eldridge, a Corrections Division spokesman, said. Tamara Helton was described as white, 5 foot 4 inches, 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen at 7:30 p.m. running from the release unit Eldridge said. Corrections Errors in the Statesman Journal may be brought to the attention of the city desk at 399-6677. Where to Write Information about government meetings or other Almanac listings should be mailed to Almanac, City Desk, Statesman Journal, P.O. Box 13009, Salem 97309. Lotteries The Associated Press OREGON PORTLAND Here are Thursday's winning numbers in the Oregon Daily 4 lottery: 8-1-8-9. WASHINGTON OLYMPIA Here is Thursday's winning number in the Washington state lottery: 458. Obituaries Obituaries, births and other news of record may be found on Page 2C. Blood Drawings One hundred pints were collected Thursday during the Willamette Chapter, American Red Cross blood drawing at the First United Methodist Church. The goal was 80 pints. On Monday at South Salem High School, the chapter collected 97 pints, 32 short of its gnal. Meetings ; . Friday The Salem Traffic Coalition meets at noon In Room 305 of the Vem Miller Civic Center, 555 Liberty St SE Agenda includes: traffic problems ark) solutions. Courts Marion County CIRCUIT COURT DIVORCE PETITIONS FILED: Jennifer Aim Rutland and Glen Robert Rutland; Mark Lastly Allen and Julia May Aden; Frances Undley and Richard'!. Undley; Jerry Leroy Mallett and Jo Ann Mallett; Elva A. Carranza and Ricardo F. Trejo; Robert Edward Block and Krystal Karen Block. DIVORCES GRANTED: Heidi Lee Blakley and Dennis G. Blakley; Anna M. Godel and Richard A. Godet; LeArm L Dougherty and Michael C Dougherty. State Accident Insurance Fund Corp. vs. its Your Health Chiropractic Cante, an assumed business name of Pofly Shaffer, and others: Plaintiff granted judgment of $12,000 from defendant Dennis L Campbell; defendants enjoined from accepting patients whose employers are insured by SAIF. Kenny Cromwei vs. Safeway Stores Incj Complaint dismissed with prejudice. Big Leaf Timber Corp. vs. Tata ft Son Construction Co: Plaintiff granted judgment of $163,000. ' Dave Frohnrnayer, state attorney general, vs. Ustworld Inc. and others: Complaint charges violation of unlawful trade practices act in telemarketing business, seeks order enjoining defendants from doing business within state, restitution, and $5 million civil penalties. hi the matter of The Central Warehouse Inu Assurance of voluntary compliance, although not admitting any violation of law, agrees to not engage in telephone solicitations except to prior customers; violations may result in $25,000 penalties each. In the matter of Home Center: Assurance of voluntary compliance, although not admitting any violation of law, agrees to not engage in telephone solicitations except to prior customers; violations may result in $25,000 penalties each. In the matter of Z Mefson fcia: Assurance of voluntary compliance, although not admitting any violation of law, agrees to not engage in telephone solicitations except to prior customers; violations may result in $25,000 penalties each. In the matter of Search Center Assurance of voluntary compliance, although not admitting any violation of law, agrees to not engage in telephone solicitations except to prior customers; violations may result in $25,000 penalties each. In the matter of Mark Duboise and Dave Rofta, doing business as U.S. Specialties: Assurance of voluntary compliance, although not admitting any violation of law, agrees to not engage in telephone solicitations except to prior customers; violations may result in $25,000 penalties each. Ralph A. and Janet C, Kerber vs. Harry H. and Lenora Kerber Complaint seeks accounting and dissolution of partnership and partitioning of real property. Mike's Septic Service Inc. vs. Commercial Discount Corp., doing business as C.D.C. Inc.: Complaint seeks $86,000 allegedly owed. State vs. Peter MartineM: Defendant given 14-day jail sentence by Judge Stoper on charges of possession of controlled substance and driving under influence, fined $500 and placed on 18 months probation. State vs. Thomas Cooper Lampee th Defendant pleads Innocent on two charges of criminal mistreatment State vs. Kash Dawson Sawyer Defendant pleads innocent on charges of burglary and theft State vs. Deborah Ann dark: Defendant pleads guilty on charge of theft State vs. James Severn Mcftek Defendant pleads guilty on two charges of sodomy. State vs. Susan Deborah Orr Defendant pleads guilty on charge of theft, placed on five years probation. State vs. Chad Everett Quo: Defendant given 30-day jail sentence by Judge Stoper on charge of unauthorized use of vehicle, placed on two years probation. State vs. Brian Leon Humphreys: Defendant's probation on charge of theft revoked by Judge Stoper, given six-month prison sentence, placed on one year post-prison supervision; placed on 18 months probation on charge of theft State vs. Stephen Douglas Trospen Defendant's probation on charges of possession of controlled substance and failure to appear revoked by Judge Sloper, given five-year prison sentence. State vs. Jesus Alberto Gutierrez: Defendant given five-year prison sentence by Judge Sloper on charge of possession of controlled substance. State vs. John Lawrence Loveless: Defendant given 15-year prison sentence by Judge Miller on three charges of sexual abuse and one of sodomy. State vs. Barnett Raymond Walton: Defendant pleads guilty on charges of rape and sodomy. State vs. Steven Boyd Harris: 'Defendant given 60-day jaH sentence by Judge Ertsgaard on charges of delivery and possession of controlled substance and endangering welfare of minor, placed on five years probation. PROBATES David Murray Ashley: Will admitted to probate, Josy B. Ashley appointed representative. Lois Elizabeth Davidson: Final account approved. Ethel E. RoUe: Estate closed. MARRIAGE LICENSES Michael John Callahan, 23, 558 Rosepark Lane NE, Keizer, management trainer, and Amy Beth Peters, 24, 558 Rosepark Lane NE, Keizer, freight clerk. JerroM Scott Ritchie, 33, 3275 Duncan Ave. NE, Salem, waiter, and Dawn Elizabeth Russel, 32, 3275 Duncan Ave. NE, Salem, certified nurse's aide. J. Thomas Callahan, legal age, Keizer, estimator, and Anita Maa Brandt legal age, Portland, manager. Brian David Bruming, 20, 1627 Goldcrest Ave. NW, Salem, sales clerk, and Kathleen Maria Qukm, 20, 1627 Goldcrest Ave. NW, Salem, sales derk. Criminal Cases A Salem man was sentenced to 15 years' in prison Thursday for molesting a young boy. John Lawrence Loveless, 36, of 1067 Palace Drive NE, received the term from Judge Rod Miller of Marlon County Circuit Court Loveless was found guilty by a jury March 5 of three charges of sexual abuse and one of sodomy, involving alleged incidents between May 1, 1988, and May 6, 1990, with a boy younger than 12. Also sentenced were: Stephan Douglas Trosper, 38, no address listed, sentenced to five years in prison for violating his probation on September 1988 convictions of attempted possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear. His probation had been revoked but reinstated in February 1990, but he failed to report to his probation officer and changed residences without permission. Grant Fredrick Ecklund, 44, of Keizer, sentenced to three years In prison for violating his probation on February 1990 convictions of driving while license revoked and failure to appear. He failed to report to his probation officer. Brian Leon Humphreys, 20, of 785 Norman Ave. NE, Salem, sentenced to six months in prison for violating his probation on a May 1990 conviction of theft He pleaded guilty April 4 to a new charge of theft, Involving $1,257 taken between Dec. 1 and March 8 from the BiMart store at 2155 Lancaster Drive NE, where he worked. He was placed on 18 months probation for that offense and ordered to pay $7,175 restitution on the 1990 charge. Chad Everett Guill, 19, of Portland, placed on two years probation provided he serve 30 days in jaH and pay $1,035 restitution. He pleaded guilty April 26 to a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle, involving a pickup taken Oct 13 from Jack's Auto Sales, Stayton. Susan Deborah Orr, 37, of 7404 Mill Creek Road, Aumsville, placed on five years probation after pleading guilty to a charge of theft She was ordered to pay $34,135 restitution for money embezzled while she worked for the Salem accounting firm of AkJrich, Kilbride & Tatone. Continued for sentencing were the cases of three others who pleaded guilty to charges: James Severin McNal, 19, of 2365 D St NE, Salem, who faces two charges of sodomy, involving incidents between June 1, 1989, and Oct 24, 1990, with a teen-age boy. Barrett Raymond Walton, 43, of 1510 State St, Salem, charged with rape and sodomy, involving incidents between Jan. 1, 1989, and Sept 1, 1990, with two girls younger than 16. Deborah Ann Clark, 37, of Salem, charged with theft, Involving sterling silver taken March 12 from Earie Antiques, 223 Commercial St NE, and later sold. Continued for trials were the cases of two men who pleaded innocent to charges: Kash Dawson Sawyer, 28, no address listed, charged with burglary and theft He is accused of taking a television, vkJeocassette recorder and other Herns Feb. 2 from a home in the 3300 block of Lawrence Street SE Thomas Cooper Lampee II, 50, of 4723 Heron Road NE, Salem, who faces two charges of criminal mistreatment He is accused of striking his 13-year-old son with a piece of firewood on two occasions last fal. Continued for entry of a plea was the case of i Flora Emilita Lopez, 52, of 3036 Rainbow Loop, Hubbard, who was arraigned on a charge of theft She is accused of collecting $1,963 in unemployment benefits between Sept 1, 1989, and April 15, 1990, while she was working. Linn County CIRCUIT COURT DIVORCE PETITIONS FILED: James A. Morgan and Judith A. Morgan; Charlene M. Porter and Larry E. Porter, Clara P. Serjeant and Donald M. Serjeant; Austin Mayfield Wood and Cora Helen Wood; Windf AHeen Pruftt and Cleve Alan Pruitt; MeHnda Sue Segraves and Todd Lee Segraves; Gregory Earte Larson and Rose Ann D. Larson. DIVORCE PETITIONS GRANTED: Lyie W. Ogston and Brenda L Ogston; Angelina T... Aschoff and Christopher C Aschoff; Roger ' Dale Coddington and Betty Carol Coddhgton (co-petition); Dale James Terherst Foster and Lisa Marie Terherst; Tom H. Brinkley and PattJ J.Brinkley. Gallery Food Services Inc. vs. Lyie D. Krause and Sarah Gibbs, also known as Sarah Gibbs Martin: Complaint charges wrongful conversion of restaurant equipment seeks $14,000 economic and $25,000 punitive damages. James Bagwel vs. Kevin Huff and PJLT.'s bic, doing business as Pars Tavern: Complaint charges negligence in traffic accident Oct 28, 1990, seeks $150,000 economic and $50,000 punitive damages for alleged injuries. Lisa Marie Stauffer vs. Veneta C Mills and Harold Hills, doing business as Harold Hills Logging: Complaint charges negligence in traffic accident April 3, 1989, seeks $2,500 economic damages for alleged injuries. El Reyo Inc. vs. William J. Ca Hedge Jr., doing business as Software Systems: Complaint charges breach of contract for development and Installation of accounting system, seeks unspecified damages. General Motors Acceptance Corp. vs. Joseph L SaJveggkx Complaint seeks $44,827 and order for possession of tractor-truck. Tamara Barclay vs. Diana Sue Streed: Complaint charges negligence in traffic accident Aug. 1, 1989, seeks unspecified damages. State Accident Insurance Fund Corp. vs. Oakhurst Nursing Home mo, doing business as Twin Oaks Care Center incj Complaint seeks $10,322 allegedly owed. State vs. Robert Elton Myers Jr- Defendant pleads no contest on two charges of theft State vs. Norman Leroy Scarbrough: Defendant pleads no contest on charge of failure to appear, placed on 18 months probation by Judge Lewis, ordered to serve eight days In jaH, fined $250. State vs. David Donald Carruthers: Defendant pleads no contest on charges of burglary and theft State vs. Rich Warren Heuser Defendant pleads guilty on charges of burglary and criminal mischief. State vs. David Franklin Bet: Defendant placed on three years probation by Judge Lewis on charge of forgery, ordered to serve eight days in jail, fined $500. State vs. Matthew Scott Wilson: Defendant sentenced by Judge Frost to 11 months m prison on charge of felon in possession of firearm, placed on three years post-prison supervision; placed on two years probation on charge of theft State vs. Gordon Harold Sins: Defendant placed on three years probation by Judge Frost on charge of felon possession of firearm, fined $500. State vs. Ronald Eugene Oey: Defendant placed on two years probation by Judge Frost on charge of manufacture of controlled substance, ordered to serve 20 days in jaH. State vs. Lynn Raymond Harris: Defendant placed on five years probation by Judge Frost on charge of assauft, fined $600. State vs. Ruba Lee Pearl Evans: Defendant placed on four years probation by Judge Lewis on charge of delivery of controlled substance to minor, fined $500; sentenced to 30 days in jail on charge of recklessly endangering another person. State vs. Brian James Lux: Defendant placed on two years probation by Judge Lewis on charges of theft and aggravated theft, fined $500. State vs. Ronald Lawrence Harderson: Defendant sentenced by Judge Lewis to eight years In prison for violation of probation on charges of burglary and unauthorized use of vehicle. State vs. Wayne Anthony Ambrose: Defendant pleads guilty on charges of possession of controlled substance and possession of less than one ounce of mariuana, placed on 18 months probation by Judge Goode, fined $1,000.

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